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Advanced Trains (technical name “advtrains”) is a mod for the Minetest engine. It features realistic trains and various equipment for railways, with a focus on automated train operation. It should work with any game.
The source code for Advtrains is available on Bananach.space. Latest version is 2.4.1.
The easiest way to install advtrains is by using the Package Manager inside the Minetest main menu. or here
You can also use Git to install advtrains. Once you installed Git, clone the Advtrains repository with these commands:
cd MINETEST_ROOT/mods git clone http://git.bananach.space/advtrains.git
Then enable Advtrains in the world settings. You can also enable each mod individually.
The git repository contains a directory called 'assets'. It contains the .blend and .xcf files for some of the assets. This directory is not required to run advtrains.
Official announcements are done on the Minetest Forum topic, located at:
The mailing lists serve as a hub for discussion about ideas, problems and development of advtrains.
You can contribute to advtrains in various ways:
Please note that the old bug tracker (Hemiptera) is retired due to various issues with it.
This wiki supersede the information at https://advtrains.de/manual and https://advtrains.de/interlocking. Unlike these pages, you are free to improve the wiki contents, as it is open wiki licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International.
Documentation on this wiki has been contributed by many people, including Maxime Launois, Blockhead, ywang, and 56independent. Thank you for your help!