TANE Instructions

Using the RailDriver with Trainz A New Era


Currently Supported: Windows XP, Windows Vista (32/64), Windows 7 (32/64), Windows 8 (32/64), Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Downloads: Installation Package v. (1.46 MB)


    • TANE Driver
    • RailDriver™ Cab Maker
    • RailDriver™ Calibration

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  1. Download the latest installation package (currently rdts12sp1v1420, v1.4.1.20).
  2. Plug in your Raildriver to your computer .
  3. Install the package to an empty folder somewhere that you can remember e.g. on your desktop. Be sure to create a subfolder specially for the installation, and give it a useful name like "RailDriver TANE". Do not install the package to your TANE install folder!
  4. On completion, the RailDriver Calibration Tool should run automatically.
  5. Follow the instructions carefully and the calibration tool will create / update small calibration file named MODERN.rdm in the CONTROLLERS folder named in #3, which you will need to copy to your TANE install.
  6. Locate your TANE installation folder, the default folder can be in one of two places.
    - For STEAM users, your default folder is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Trainz A New Era
    - For a non-Steam install, your default folder is located in C:\Program Files\N3V Games\TANE
  7. In your TANE install folder, open the Resources folder, then the TrainzHID folder.  If this folder does not exist then your install does not support RailDriver and you must download the latest TANE patch (SP4)
  8. Copy the calibration file (MODERN.rdm) into the TrainzHID folder.
  9. Start TANE and open the "Trainz Settings" from the launcher (the first visible window). Check if the "Enable game controller support" setting is on. If it is not, turn it on now.
  10. Close the settings window and click "Start Trainz" then your RailDriver device will ready for use in TANE.
  11. Simply open up your favorite route, and enjoy. Note that DCC/Simple and Cab/Realistic still have different control modes, even on your RailDriver device.

Common Problems

No matter how many times I calibrate, the levers don't match the information in Trainz.

First, check in the ’controller’ folder for the Modern.rdm file, and the ’controllers’ folder for ModernCalibration.rdm. Both of these files should be in their respective locations, and the Date Modified lines should match. If these 2 dates do not match, you will need to make a copy of the ModernCalibration.rdm file and rename it to Modern.rdm and place this in the ’controller’ folder. This problem is most common when Trainz is not installed on the default C:\ Drive and on some Windows 7 setups.

All of the levers work well, but I’m having a hard time getting the throttle to reach 8.

To fix this, you will need to run RDcalibration.exe again, but when calibrating the throttle and you reach the very top/bottom for calibration, move the lever away from the end just a bit. This will give you a bigger window for the 8th throttle notch instead of a single point.

When running a train in DCC mode, the RailDriver isn’t as accurate as using a mouse.

The RailDriver wasn’t designed with DCC mode in mind. While it does work in DCC mode, it functions a bit differently than mouse control and takes some getting used to.

Need Help?

Our tech support department would be glad to answer any questions you may have! Just call us at 1-800-628-3185 ex. 19 (Monday through Friday, 8AM - 5PM eastern time), or e-mail us at tech@raildriver.com.



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