Thursday, July 20, 2017

In this post we will create a background structure for BVE5. Basically, it is an open cylinder with a texture image applied on the inner side surface. It's a simple structure, but it might a bit tricky to apply the texture image on the cylinder surface. The radius of the cylinder will determine the distance of the background and it should be less than 1000 meters.

Monday, July 10, 2017

In the previous article, we discussed how to create an X object using SketchUp. Let start creating BVE5 structure with  a simple structure, i.e. the ground structure. Technically, it is a plain rectangular object in a horizontal position.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Route samples for v2

Did you notice there are route samples bundle with GB Maps ギビマップ v2.0.17.0515?

Saturday, May 20, 2017


BVE5 Trainsim structure might be easier to create, compare to the older version of BVE (including OpenBVE).  BVE5 Trainsim use Direct3D object (.x) format. It is a simple file containing geometry meshes and material information that can be viewed in the DirectX Viewer. For more information about Direct3D file format, please refer to or

Direct3D object can be create using 3D modeling software, and then converted to .X format using specific extensions or plugin. Here, we are using two versions of SketchUp for this purpose.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thanks for waiting, here is a new release for GB Maps ギビマップ application. Current version is v2.0.17.0515. Starting onward, GB Maps version will be written in the following format:

v<major version> . <minor version> . <YY> . <MMDD>

where YY.MMDD is a release date.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

“Nightly builds” released 2017-02-24

I am sorry for having kept you waiting for so long, here is another “nightly build” released. There only minor changes for OpenBVE/older BVE route builder in this released. Major changes are for BVE 5 Trainsim route builder, but it’s still far from complete and might not stable.

Please take note, this version is still under development, so it’s might not work as expected.