Mod Manager for Train Sim World 2020

This is a Mod Manager for the game Train Sim World 2020 by Dovetail Games.

It includes the following features:

  • Browse a mod database to find new mods to install
  • Manage installed mods: i.e. activating / deactivating
  • Install mods directly from your downloads directory, even from within zip archives
  • Manage your mods with mod collections

This is the old Mod Manager for Train Sim World 2020, you can find the Mod Manager for the new Train Sim World 2 here.


Currently v1.7.0

Screenshot of the mod manager

Release Notes

Version 1.7.0

  • prepared old Mod Manager for coexistence with new TSW 2 Mod Manager
    • the new url for the TSW 2020 Mod Manager is now
    • the old url is now used for the TSW 2 Mod Manager
    • there won't be any updates for the TSW 2020 Mod Manager in the future (maybe bug fixes for breaking bugs)
    • versions before 1.7.0 won't be able to use the 2020 API anymore, they will get the mods from TSW 2

Version 1.6.1

  • improved lightbox view for mod pictures
  • quickfix for a bug with the mod pictures that crashes the application

Version 1.6.0

  • Added mod pictures
    • a mod picture can now be added to the database and is then visible in the expanded section of a mod
      • there aren't many mods with a picture in the database yet, but they'll get updated in the next few weeks
    • 'Browse Mods' has a picture icon as an indicator to show which mods have a picture attached
  • Added Badge to the 'Browse Mods Database' button that indicates how many installable mods are new since the last visit of the 'Browse Mods' page
  • Added 'Released' row to mods database
    • Added 'New' indicator to 'Released' row for mods not older than a week
  • Added 'Author' row with search feature to all tables

Version 1.5.0

  • Added support for mods without "TS2Prototype" in file name
    • reworked deactivation handling to support all .pak files
      • deactivated mods now get stored in a subdirectory and won't get renamed to "xxTS2Prototype"
  • Added migration feature for legacy deactivated mods
    • renames and moves old deactivated mods to support the new handling

Version 1.4.0: Mod Collections

  • Added mod collections
    • two types
      • bundles: activate or deactivate all mods in the collection simultaneously
        • useful for mods like EBuLas or route specific repaints you want to activate and deactivate simultaneously when you play the route
        • simultaneous activation / deactivation is accessible through the settings button in "Manage Mod Collections"
      • one at a time: indicates that only one mod from the collection can be active at the same time
        • useful i.e. for repaints for a specific loco
        • when a mod in a "one at a time" collection gets enabled, all other mods in the collection get disabled automatically

Version 1.3.3

  • Added multi activation / deactivation
    • select the mods you want to activate or deactivate and execute the action for all together
    • especially useful with filtering

Version 1.3.2

  • Added description for mods
    • english and german versions
    • depends on description availability in the mod database
    • are displayed in the "additional information" section when you expand a mod with the "+" button

Version 1.3.1

  • Added "Required Add-Ons" column to "Browse Mods Database" table
    • lists the add-ons needed for using the mod
  • Added "Only Mods for installed DLCs" filter to "Browse Mods Database" table
    • determines if you are able to use the mod based on your installed DLCs (files in the DLC directory)
    • filter is enabled by default
  • Added "Not all required add-ons installed" warning icon
  • Added tooltips for routes and add-ons
    • hover with your mose over a route or add-on short name to see the full name

Version 1.3.0

  • Added "Browse Mods Database" page
    • shows all mods from the remote database that are not already in the dlc directory
    • includes buttons for the link to the mod's website and a direct download (where present)
    • for wrong data in the database, contact me (contact information on "About" page)
  • fixed an issue with pagination while filtering

Version 1.2.1

  • Added badge to indicate the number of addable mods from the downloads directory
  • Added button to open the dlc directory
  • Added loading indicator for mod tables
  • Added page size selector
    • only relevant if a folder contains more than 30 mods
  • Improved button design
  • Improved navigation through page headers
  • Fixed problems with umlauts in pak file name
    • Files from zip archive will now also map to mod from remote database if the file name contains an umlaut.
    • The faulty umlaut (�) will get replaced if a mod is found in the remote database.
    • No fixes for mods that aren't in the remote database.

Version 1.2.0

  • "Add from Downloads" page
    • searches the selected downloads directory for .paks
      • also looks in subfolders and .zip archives
    • add the downloaded mod to your mod directory with one click
      • .pak files get moved but .zip files remain untouched
  • mod counter to mod tables

Version 1.1.0

  • locos information in mod table
    • filter functionality
    • information must be stored in online database
  • routes information in mod table
    • filter functionality
    • information must be stored in online database

Version 1.0.0: Initial Release

  • activate and deactivate mods
  • delete mods
  • connected online mod database
    • Sort by author
    • Filter and sort by mod type
    • Link to mod website
  • auto updater