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I have experience from most kinds of pc sims, aviation, train, bus and ships. My wish for joystick/controller support in simrail is a mix of omsi and x-plane level of implementation.
Almost anything possible with key kombo and good flexibility in setting up joystick axis range and curves along with some sort of profiling system.

 

Different modes:

1.       simple
-Select axis for input, like throttle, shunt, dynamic brake, train brake, loco brake and so on and will work with train regardless of the type of train cab controls.

2.       advanced

-Setup stuff like notched controllers

-custom axis curve profiles.
example: when using the EP07/08, I would set my brake axis to ignore the off position and use full range of motion for FILL-RELEASE-LAP-FULL SERVICE range. Skip EB as it can be set to button in bottom of axis range (using Saitek throttle as an example)

 

Profiles

Possibility for multiple profiles, selectable in menu and sticks to locomotive till next time you switch profile.

 

I hope somebody also develops externals apps for tablets like etcs screens

Clocked 5000km on simrail, and looking forward for many more 😄

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or just give us the access to the relevant data in SimRail on out computers, and we can do like people did with TSC / railworks, Omsi etc, and people write little bits of software that we can assign anything that can be seen as a joystick / button to operate any control we like. 

As everyone has a slightly different idea of how they would make things work,  

Some are happy with simple joysticks that are operating micro switches. others want the full linear movement of an analog input (potentiometer, hall effect sensor etc), some want to use off the shelf items, others will make custom make the controls and switching mechanisms by 3D printing and / or machining from metal, some make force feedback units so the notches can be varied as each different train loads into the sim etc, etc, etc,

But the most important bit is to give us access to every control that works in the sim and let us decide which controls we want to operate,  even if a switch is only used once when setting the train up from cold, i'd still want a button or lever that operates it as it's there in the cab of the train.

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Totally agree. This is what I am waiting for. I haven't played much SimRail lately due to this feature lacking. I hate having to use the keyboard as it take so much away from the immersion of the game.

I did see they have it in the roadmap, but the sooner the better.

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