Sid Meier's Railroads!

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Sid Meier's Railroads!
Sid Meier's Railroads! cover
Firaxis Games
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
2K Games
OS X Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows October 17, 2006
macOS (OS X) November 1, 2012
Sid Meier's Railroads! at Wikipedia


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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Key points

Online multiplayer servers were shut down in 2013.

General information

Official developer site
Official game site
2K Support page Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements[edit]


Patch 1.1 is the latest patch available for the game.

Large Address Aware[edit]

Improves stability on systems with at least 3GB RAM by allowing the application to use more than 2GB RAM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Railroads!\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.feralinteractive/Data/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Sid Meier's Railroads!/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.feralinteractive/Data/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Sid Meier's Railroads!/Saves/
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.


Set resolution[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Settings.ini
  3. Change the WindowWidth and WindowHeight values to match your resolution.
  4. Change FullScreen = 1 to FullScreen = 0
  5. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
4 Versus
Online play
4 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[2] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Low Memory Crash[edit]

The game executable has a hard coded memory limit of 1 GB, with large maps this can causes poor performance and crashes. As most systems have significantly more RAM in them, it is possible to expand that limit to utilize all available memory.

Download this executable and replace the RailRoads.exe file in the installation folder.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Metal support
macOS >= 10.14 only
64-bit executable
macOS only.[3]


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.7 GB
Video card (GPU) Video card with hardware pixel and vertex shaders (GeForce 3, Radeon 8500 or better)
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.14
Processor (CPU) 1.1 GHz Intel Core M
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512Mb Nvidia 640M, 1.5GB Intel HD 5300 or 2GB AMD M290
512 MB of VRAM

Note: Users with macOS versions prior to 10.14 can select the branch mac_retail_111 - macOS 10.13.6 or older only from the Beta tab on Steam. This enables the game to run with the legacy OpenGL backend on macOS >= 10.12.4.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/7600/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7600) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.