Includes on-line help
The quick 11-step Overview will help you start building a new game map in just minutes.
When ready, distribute or sell your map to others.
Create and edit game maps that work with RBP, or print as board games.
Here are a few of the things you can do with RBPEdit:
- add new railroads and destinations to an existing RBP game map
- change city and region probabilities
- adjust railroad prices, names and colors as you see fit
- add, remove and reposition dots
- modify trip payoffs, or generate entire payoff chart automatically
- change railroad intersections and connections
- draw a map and region outline
- build an entirely new map from scratch
- create helpful information files to accompany your map
- print your map as a board game (subject to printer and Windows limitations)
RBPEdit's visual, drag-and-drop style editing makes things easy. Plus, the editor
offers a familiar RBP-style interface.
800 x 600 display resolution minimum in 16-bit or more color
16M or more RAM available
mouse or pointing device
Microsoft Windows 98 or compatible (NT4, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, etc.)
You can try RBPEdit at no charge for 30 days. Continued use of the program
beyond the trial period requires registration ($20).
RBPEdit.ZIP (approx. 1.1M; 2.5M after installation)|
Experienced computer users can simply unzip the download file into the subdirectory
containing RBP or into a new subdirectory, and run RBPEdit.EXE.
Or, see the detailed install instructions.
After installing, to run the program, click on the program's icon on your desktop,
or find RBPEdit in the Windows list of "All Programs".
For other basic information, view the README-E.TXT file.
If the program's icon does not appear on your Windows desktop, create one manually: right click on an
empty area of your Desktop, and select New, Shortcut. When Windows prompts for the location
of the item, enter the path to where you installed the program, such as C:\RBP\RBPEDIT.EXE
RBPEdit's registration fee is just $20. Registration entitles you to the following benefits:
- use of the program past the free, initial 30-day trial period on that device
- a 12-month Support Plan
- new version upgrades at a discount
In the rare event that Windows reports a missing DLL or component when you attempt to
run RBPEdit, do the following:
- 1) download VBRUN60.EXE (approx. 1000k)
- 2) run the downloaded copy of VBRUN60.EXE and answer Yes when asked "Would you like to install the Visual Basic 6.0 run time files?"
Please note that use of the "Rail Baron" trademark in association with a game you
create requires advance review/approval of it by Intersystem Concepts, Inc. and our
express, written permission via license.
For the map designer
If you already have a copy of RBPEdit, and want to create game maps based on actual railroads,
you may find some of the following references and links helpful:
- "The Historical Guide to North American Railroads" by George H. Drury,
Kalmbach Books, ISBN 0-89024-072-8. Contains information and maps of more than
160 North American railroads abandoned or merged since 1930.
- transitmap.net - maps of hundreds of transit systems, pick one to build!
- morgueFile - royalty free images
- WPClipart - public domain clip art (handy for icons)
- Soundsnap - free sound files
- Library of Congress RR Maps - not as good a resource as it sounds
- MyTopo - old USGS maps
- Railroad fonts - beautify your map with these fonts
- RR Multimedia - some sounds, pictures, etc.
- a.b.p.r. archives - thousands of RR pictures