Using the MacroWorks Installer with Train Simulator by Dovetail Games

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Download 32 bit: MW3.1 Installation Package v. 1.1.1.91 (6.39 MB) Updated 1/2/18

    Contains:
  • RailDriver® Calibration v. 1.0.3.0
  • MacroWorks 3.1 for Train Simulator v. 1.1.1.91
    Release Notes:
  • Creates the MyScripts key in the registry so that the cal program knows where to store the .rdm file

Legends

Download Legends for Train Simulator here. (0.4 MB)

Installation

Windows XP:

  1. Double-click on My Computer and open the C:\ Drive.
  2. Click on 'Tools' -> 'Folder Options...', go to the 'View' tab and click the button by 'Show hidden files and folders' then click OK.
  3. Navigate to [C:\Documents and Settings\[your login name]\Local Settings\Application Data\PI Engineering\MacroWorks 3\MyScripts] and you should see a file like Script_210_##.mw3
  4. Double-click on this file to open it. Windows may tell you that it can’t open this file, if so choose 'Select the program from a list', find and choose 'Notepad' then click OK.
  5. Once this file is open, you will need to find the following line and change the letter from C: to the drive where you have Steam with Train Simulator installed, or change the full path if you have it in a non-default location – Dim dllpaths As String() = {"C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\railworks\plugins\", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\railworks\plugins\"} 'locations of the RailDriver.dll
  6. After changing this line, go to 'File' -> 'Save' and then close this window.
  7. Start up MacroWorks 3.1. It should load correctly now.

Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10

  1. Find Notepad on your computer, right-click on the icon and select 'Run as administrator.'
  2. In Notepad, go to 'File' -> 'Open'. If you don't have your computer set to show hidden folders, do this now ('Organize' -> 'Folder and Search Options'. Choose the 'View' tab and click the box by 'Show hidden folders, files'. Save these settings.)
  3. Change the file type from 'Text' to 'All files' then:
    • If you have received an error message about being unable to find the .dll file, navigate to [C:\Users\[your login name] \AppData\Local\PI Engineering\MacroWorks 3\MyScripts] and you should see a file that looks like Script_210_##.mw3. Select this and click 'Open'. You may also want to edit the file in the step below, as this is used if you ever start a 'New' script.
    • If you have not tried to run MacroWorks 3 at all and have never seen an error message about the missing .dll file, navigate to [C:\Program Files (x86)\PI Engineering\MacroWorks 3.1\Devices\RailDriver], select Script_210_template.mw3 and click 'Open'.
  4. Once this file is open, you will need to find the following line and change the letter from C: to the drive where you have Steam with Train Simulator installed, or change the full path if you have it in a non-default location – Dim dllpaths As String() = {"C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\railworks\plugins\", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\railworks\plugins\"} 'locations of the RailDriver.dll
  5. After changing this line, go to 'File' -> 'Save' and then close this window.
  6. If you are on Windows 8, please see this step: Windows 8.
  7. Start up MacroWorks 3.1. It should load correctly now.

Reprogramming

  1. Right click on RailDriver icon in the system tray by your clock, and left-click on "Open RailDriver for Train Simulator..."
  2. You should now see the RailDriver interface.
  3. Select the button you wish to program.
  4. Program your keystrokes or add your function.
  5. Click 'Save' when done with that key.
  6. When finished programming your keys close the RailDriver interface.

There are some pre-set Train Simulator functions to select from if you wish to customize your RailDriver layout. To access these, open up MacroWorks 3.1, select a button, and choose the Functions tab. Click "Show Functions." You will find the Train Simulator functions under "RailWorks." Double-click on the function you wish to assign, and click "Save."

If you decide to save a custom layout for your RailDriver (or multiple layouts so you can have them set up for a specific engine, a steam train set, etc.) we highly recommend changing the save path to an easy to find location and giving the file a custom name. For any programming you do to the buttons on the RailDriver, you will need to make sure you have 'Keystrokes' selected in the programming pane and input the key shortcut that you would use in Train Simulator to do that function. 'Text' and 'Shortcuts' should not be used for Train Simulator programming, and double-clicking on something from the Functions sidebar will automatically set the programming mode to Functions.

Advanced Users

Advanced users of the Raildriver, who are interested in modifying and customizing the code for their RailDriver script (written in VB), should download UsingRailDriverwithDovetailTS.zip.

The above zip file contains description and usage of Dovetail Games’ RailDriver.dll file, as well as a sample application (with source code).

Note: The above is only for use with Dovetail’s Train Simulator. This is not for developers wishing to integrate the RailDriver into their own software. For more information on how to do that, visit P.I. Engineering’s Software Development Kit which includes samples for the RailDriver. Be sure to select "RailDriver" when installing.

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