How to, Empty “My Games/Sid Meier’s Railroads!” before adding maps.


In order for the maps hosted here and else where to work you must first have an empty “My Games/Sid Meier’s Railroads!” set of folders. They do not have to be completly empty but you cannot have any custom maps installed including the Firaxis “A Tycoon’s Tale” aka “Holiday Scenario” and “Sid Meier’s Railroads! Intercontenental!” Do not worry though, you do not have to reinstall Sid Meier’s Railroads! Instead all you have to do is follow these easy instructions.

  1. Go to the “My Games\Sid Meier’s Railroads!” folder, this can be found in the “User\My Documents” folder in windows XP or in the “User\Documents” folder in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  2. Delete all files and folder within “My Games\Sid Meier’s Railroads!” except for the “Settings.ini”. Alternativly you may instead simply move the files and folders to someplace else, again keep “Settings.ini” in place.
  3. Download this file and uncompress it within the  “My Games\Sid Meier’s Railroads!” folder.  This file has been compressed using the awesome open source archiving program 7-Zip and requires with 7-Zip or Winrar to uncompress.
  4. You’re done, now you can follow the standard instructions for installing custom fanmade maps.

8 thoughts on “How to, Empty “My Games/Sid Meier’s Railroads!” before adding maps.

  1. Jancsika

    You are dealing with beginners!!! Therefore:
    The “My Games\Sid Meier’s Railroads!” folder ought to be completely empty.
    To achive that:
    Delete the:C:\user\users\“My Games\Sid Meier’s Railroads!” directory completely.
    Start a new stock game, that will create a new C:\user\users\“My Games\Sid Meier’s Railroads!” directory that will be absolutely empty.

    That’s what we been doing for the past year or so. So let’s not change it

  2. Warll Post author

    That is unnecessary since it requires a recreation of the settings.ini and running the game. This way achieves the same goal. You are correct though that rerunning that game would allow skipping of the third step.

    Both ways work though.

  3. Jancsika

    Yes it will work both ways, but most of the instructions for setting up clean install to have new Railroads! file.
    See Lowell’s latest post.
    ….and always place yourself in the shoes of a newbee who does not know the first thing about computers or files.

  4. Lucas

    Hey, I used patch to 1.1 but my railroad more
    my game closes for no reason. why?

    =// plz help

  5. Ник(for easier)

    I run my maps from here (Assets \ XML). First I created an archive with all the maps and put it here (Assets \ XML). Not all maps start. And there should be no more than one map. If I want to change it, I just delete it and unzip a new map in its place. Also some maps (only some) are launched from here – Assets \ XML \ _SCENARIOS_. – the translation was made through Google.

  6. polux1331

    SMR Map Shifter. The best! I download the maps from here and just need to run SMR Map Shifter to load them.

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