Information only: Raildriver and XP Mode

 
  PhilChorusch Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
This thread is made for your information only, for users who has the PI Engineering Raildriver Desktop Cab Controller I have made it sticky so that all users can find it without searching the forums...

Ok, If you have Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise and thinking of downloading and installing XP Mode to get your Raildriver installed and working please consider your options carefully as it will NOT work

I have installed Windows XP Mode onto my Windows 7 Ultimate laptop and installed MSTS, and then the Raildriver software and drivers which will only complete at 50% and then a timedout error will appear as if you were installing it on your Windows 7 (Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise) desktop or laptop computer

I have also tried to run the RD calibration, only to get an error saying that the Raildriver unit was not detected and then I clicked on the USB attachment option in XP Mode but sadly XP Mode will not find or detect the Raildriver USB

All I can suggest, don't bother getting Windows 7 and don't bother downloading and installing XP Mode if you have Windows 7 find a good laptop or desktop computer with Windows XP installed with a high graphics card for my personal option I would choose one with AMD graphics and a good processor not something cheap and then you shouldn't have any problems. Just try not to have the need to reinstall Windows XP ever again as Microsoft is going to end it's support service and activation process

Please do not reply to this thread....

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  heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

I am going to reply simply because, whilst I I am not knowledgeable on Raildriver I - though I don't hold a CCNA or some such - like to think I might know my way around Windows.

After posting in some of the threads on computer issues, Phil, I am convinced it's a little bit of PEBKAC error on your end Smile

http://www.raildriver.com/products/raildriver.php

Says it works natively in most scenarios Windows 7 x86 and x64.
  PhilChorusch Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
I am going to reply simply because, whilst I I am not knowledgeable on Raildriver I - though I don't hold a CCNA or some such - like to think I might know my way around Windows.

After posting in some of the threads on computer issues, Phil, I am convinced it's a little bit of PEBKAC error on your end Smile

http://www.raildriver.com/products/raildriver.php

Says it works natively in most scenarios Windows 7 x86 and x64.
"heisdeadjim"


I don't think you understood my post, I am talking about if users who has Windows 7 and thinking of getting XP Mode or who already has XP Mode and who also has Raildriver and needing to install RD to XP Mode I am letting everyone know that it will NOT work in XP Mode nor Windows 7 with MSTS of course everyone should already know this

Yes, Raildriver can work successfully with Trainz 04, 06 and Ultimate on Windows 7 but this is NOT what I am pointing out.... I am pointing out Windows 7, XP MODE, Raildriver and MSTS

I cannot say anything about any other version of Trainz nor can I say anything about other train simulators out there that users can drive with Raildriver on Windows 7 as I only have MSTS, Trainz 04, 06 and Ultimate

I do thank you for your reply, but I have tested everything to get Raildriver as well as MSTS to work in XP MODE but I have not found any solution to fix any of the problems, however there is a program called RDTrainFix so that users can try before you buy but it's mainly in Germin and hard to understand the calibration process for the Raildriver and the RDTrainFix software does work well with Windows 7 like I said before in another post if I had the head to create my own program for the Raildriver I would honestly do it I have been looking around for someone who may know how to make USB devices work with pc games and make a program for it but I have been unsuccessful so far on this

PI Engeering will NOT do it, they are simply money creedy scums who just refuse to make their products compatible

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