The RailDriver desktop cab controller from PI Engineering has been available for quite some time now. Although it’s been reviewed before, most of those reviews are older or are focused on using it with Trainz or Train Simulator 20xx (formerly Railworks). I finally purchased one for use with Open Rails, and thought I’d share my impressions and add a newer review to the mix.
I began an entry quite some time ago when discussion of the influence of Open Rails on the general trainsim community erupted into a fair bit of debate. Now that Open Rails has reached its Version 1.0 milestone, it seemed appropriate to revisit the topic and finish writing about it.
I mentioned some time ago that I planned a review of ZDSimulator. I’ve run it for some time, gone through a couple of updates, experienced the quick and helpful support first-hand, and along the way gotten back to re-learning and brushing up my very, very rudimentary Russian language skills… 🙂
Newcomers to MSTS arrive in the forums all the time; there seems to be a recent wave of them, which really is a good thing. Unfortunately, not everyone takes time to read directions and tutorials, some post without spelling or grammar checking, feathers get ruffled… Here’s a bit of advice in an open letter to get started with your best foot forward — and not in your mouth!