Welcome to the Trainz Wiki. Here you will be able to find help on various aspects of Trainz.
The Main Menu
The Trainz main menu screen shows all of the various sub-menus as tiles. To access one of the sub-menus simply click on the desired tile. If you're new to Trainz you should start with the "Tutorials" or "Learn to Drive" menu, which will teach you the basics of how to play.
How To Use Help
The Trainz in-game help system allows you to display help for many different aspects of the game. Not everything has help but because the help system is wiki based, it is growing all the time.
To get help for a specific game feature first click on the help icon in the top right of screen, it will appear as a round button with a '?' icon on it. You are now in help mode. Once in help mode you can either type directly in to the displayed input box to search for help on a specific topic, or you can click the mouse on the desired feature in game. As you move the mouse over an element that has a help page you will see the input box text change.
What is a Wiki?
A wiki is a website that allows its users to add to and modify its content with a normal web browser. A wiki does not require its users to have knowledge of HTML or other complex markup languages. Many pages can be edited in plain text, with just a few special tags being used for formatting, headings, and creating links.
This Trainz help all resides within an editable wiki, which any Trainz player can view, modify and contribute to. So if you encounter a help page which is blank or you think it could be improved, jump in! Simply use the "Log in" link in the top right corner to log in to the wiki using your Planet Auran account, then navigate to the desired page and click the edit link. Abuse and vandalism of the Trainz wiki will not be tolerated and may result in your Planet Auran account being banned from all online services.
For specific information about the markup language used in this wiki please see the official MediaWiki website. Note that unfortunately this website is not accessible in game, and must be viewed in a standard web browser outside of Trainz.
If you are unable to find the help you need on the wiki head over to the forums! The Trainz community is vibrant and friendly, and we're very proud of it. Like the wiki you can log in to the forums using your Planet Auran account. Once logged in we recommend you search the existing threads to see if somebody else has already answered your question. If you cannot find the answers you need then simply start a new thread in the relevant forum for your Trainz version.
Not only are the forums a valuable resource for getting help, they're also a great place to meet like-minded players and train enthusiasts from all over the world. Check out the various sections of the forums for everything from help to screenshot sharing, organising multiplayer games, announcements about custom content and upcoming releases, general discussion, and more.
If all else fails you can contact the helpdesk to seek personal assistance directly. As Trainz is available in many countries, many languages and on many different platforms and devices it may take some time for them to respond to your query. As such we recommend you treat this as a last resort.