simutrans — transportation simulator


simutrans [options]


This manual page documents briefly the simutrans command.

simutrans is a freeware transportation simulator that runs under Windows, Linux, and a few other operating systems (Mac with Intel processors, BEOS).

You take on the role of operating a transportation company, and your goal is to get goods of various kinds, as well as passengers and mail, from one place to the next.

Don't be fooled by the tile-based graphics - this is a very complex game, and it is constantly evolving, with new features being added. It is a living game, and consistently being made better and better.


This is a list of the most useful options. A list of all options can be found in /usr/share/doc/simutrans/readme.txt.gz.
-screensize WIDTHxHEIGHT
Set screensize to WIDTHxHEIGHT. Widths not a multiple of 16 may cause problems.
Run in full screen mode.
Run Simutrans in free playing mode (you cannot go bankrupt).
Turn sound off.
-objects path
Use alterative PAK file set located in path
. The path must end with a /.


Simutrans was written by Hansjoerg Malthaner and the Simutrans Team.

This manual page was written by Ansgar Burchardt <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).