Raildriver? Will it work?

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Raildriver? Will it work?

Post by jack123 on Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:33 am

Hi guys, 
I really like the look of the Raildriver unit and was thinking of purchasing one. However upon reading several posts from as far back as 2002, it seems like this unit doesn't seem to like BVE. But what I really wanted to know is does it work with openbve after some tampering around. When you plug this into your computer does openbve recognise it as something like a joystick? What you can then put an axis command on one of the handles. I will only be using this to drive London Underground trains and therefore will only require one handle. Is it possible to do this? Put an axis on literally one of the handles in order to drive a train? So that power and braking is all controlled from one handle? Also is it possible to designate the buttons at the bottom to open and close doors etc? My laptop is only 2ghz and therefore openbve is literally the only train simulation program I can play on so if it doesn't work with any form of bve it would not be worth it for me to buy one of these. Please help! 
Many thanks.

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Re: Raildriver? Will it work?

Post by HijauKuda on Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:12 pm

Sir Jack,
This question has before been asked; see http://forums.atomic-systems.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=99819
Wikipedia falsely notes RailDriver as compatible with BVE TrainSim; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RailDriver
and http://www.raildriver.com/support and http://www.raildriver.com/support/downloads.php
RailDriver/PI Engineering recognizes BVE/openBVE as a train sim, though not enough market to justify developing software; see http://www.raildriver.com/resources/community.php#bve

Good day and night for you.
HK

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Re: Raildriver? Will it work?

Post by jack123 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:42 pm

Thank you for that HijauKuda that's some very helpful sources there thank you I will study them in detail Smile

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RailDriver4OpenBve

Post by jb69 on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:53 pm

Dear all,

I was also interested by using RailDriver Desktop Train Cab Controller from P.I. Engineering and I've just developed a "workaround" in order to make it recognized by OpenBve as a "normal" joystick. Please see https://sites.google.com/site/raildriver4openbve/ for more details.

This piece of software is still in beta version and your feed-back is highly welcome !

Kind regards.

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Re: Raildriver? Will it work?

Post by HijauKuda on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:39 pm

Sir jb69,
Yes this is great good news to make openBVE more popularized!
I am sad though, I do not own the console raildriver and my wife has no money tolerance for games. Crying or Very sad

Hijau

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Re: Raildriver? Will it work?

Post by jack123 on Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:02 am

Thank you so much jb69
I did get the RD Unit but can only drive an extremely limited number of trains on MSTS without a very large amount of modification so this is great news going to try it tonight and will Let you know how it is. 
Thanks again!

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