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Should I remove Sid Meier's Railroads!?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,593
United States Rank #6,706
Reach 0.0547%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.67 days
403.41 days >
Average installed length: 211.96 days


1.10 20.32%
1.01 0.09%
1.00.0000 0.09%
1.00 23.84%

Sid Meier's Railroads!

What is Sid Meier's Railroads!?

Sid Meier-designed railroad tycoon game,

About  (from Firaxis Games)

Sid Meier's Railroads brings back the Golden Age of railroading! Combining the best of real-world and model railroads, you'll be in charge of building your own railroad empire, running everything from steam-powered locomotives to more modern diesel and electric trains. Manage your cargo and your bottom line, all while ...  Read more


Sid Meier's Railroads! is a program developed by Firaxis Games. The most used version is 1.00, with over 42% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Railroads!.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 14.87 MB (15,595,826 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 52% of users of Sid Meier's Railroads! come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.firaxis.com
Help link: www.sidmeiersrailroads.com/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Railroads!
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EE3FBD3C-782E-4A90-9507-0ECFE1FECCE4}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 14.87 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Sid Meier's Railroads!

Program executable:Railroads!.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Railroads!\Railroads!.exe
Additional files:
  • RailRoads.exe - Sid Meier's Railroads!
  • RailRoads3GB.exe
  • chartdir41.dll (by Advanced Software Engineering Limited) - ChartDirector (ChartDirector DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • RailRoads.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AC2F5998-1040-4436-89F0-BCB34DF1031C}' (runs on registration).
  • RailRoads2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{93ACCD1A-4504-4889-B62E-3D48CFA31629}' (runs on registration).
  • RailRoads3GB.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{315CD1B2-A95B-4979-AF14-9E269DC26F0E}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • RailRoads.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Railroads!\RailRoads.exe'.
  • RailRoads2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Railroads!\RailRoads.exe'.

How do I remove Sid Meier's Railroads!?

You can uninstall Sid Meier's Railroads! from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sid Meier's Railroads!, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Sid Meier's Railroads!.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.14%
Windows 10 39.39%
Windows XP 2.78%
Windows Vista 2.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.19%
Windows 8.1 13.12%
Windows 7 Professional 10.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.79%
Windows 10 Home 9.12%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.43%
  Germany 8.65%
  United Kingdom 8.04%
  Canada 4.40%
  France 3.64%
  Australia 3.11%
  Netherlands 2.96%
  Italy 1.29%
  Finland 1.21%
  DK 1.14%
  Poland 1.14%
  Norway 0.99%
  Belgium 0.83%
  Sweden 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.67%
Dell 16.96%
Acer 15.02%
ASUS 14.13%
Lenovo 5.65%
Samsung 4.24%
Toshiba 3.36%
Intel 3.00%
Alienware 2.12%
MSI 1.59%
American Megatrends 0.53%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.21%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.14%
MSI MS-7693 2.14%

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is a video game developer that focuses on strategy games whose titles are frequently prefixed with Sid Meier's name, due to his design and programming contributions and original games.
Publisher URL: www.firaxis.com

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Anyone who either loves the Tycoon games or tniras or Sid Meier for that matteover a year ago
Anyone who either loves the Tycoon games or tniras or Sid Meier for that matter, should check this out. I remember buying the original RRT because it was a Sid Meier game and I was not at all disappointed.You can't cross laid track anywhere as you can in Sid's new Railroads , but I did like the numerical elevation detail so you could precisely lay your track right where you wanted it.