If you have never used Railroad-Professional before and are using it for the first time with the current version, you can stop reading now. ;-)
However, for those who have one of the previous versions installed and running, here are some useful informations.
In principle, however, the setup program is simply executed and that' s it.
Since version 2.4, the supplied libraries etc. are stored under the public user and there in the 'Public Documents' directory (for example under 'C:\Users\Public\Documents\Railroad-Professional x.y'; here x.y stands for the respective program version). In earlier versions (e.g. 2.3, 2.1...) the libraries were stored in the personal folder of the respective user under 'Documents' (e.g. under'C:\User\[username]\documents\Railroad-Professional x.y').
The format of the part libraries has been extended in version 3.1. The names of the library files now end in '_350.rpd'. Older versions (3.0, 2.5, 2.3,...) had their own, meanwhile outdated format. But in principle: newer versions of Railroad-Professional can always read the formats of older versions!
The same applies to the default directory for track plans, macro files and clipboard files,
i.e. these are also under the public user since version 2.4 and were previously in the user's personal folder.
For information on the fee details, see under "Supplemental information" on our registration page.
Your older program version is retained and the new one is also installed in a separate directory.
If necessary, copy your track plans, macro and clipboard files from the directory of the old version to that of the new version (see above).
If you have created or modified your own libraries under the previous version, copy them to the current directory (see above).
Previous registration keys of version 3.0 remain valid for the current version 3.1.
Registration keys for versions prior to 3.0 are NOT(!) valid for the current version 3.1. You will need to apply for a new registration key from within the program. See also above under 'Fees'.
However, as always, you can test the new version as a demo version to try out the new features.
We wish you much success and fun with the track planning,
Your Railroad-Professional Team.