I hope people don't mind, but I have lifted this quote from the tail-end of another thread, because I was staggered by the implications. Like many others, I assumed that the release of the Developer Tools, coincidentally with the US version, would represent the coming-of-age of Rail Simulator - that an initial patch would be included in the US release and made available to us at the same time.RSAdam wrote:There are no fixes coming with the DevTools. As mentioned before, these DevTools do not replace or replicate anything already available. They extend the tool suite for those wishing to get technical.
I cannot imagine what the American market will make of this product as it stands, Developer Tools or not. I have tried to retain my enthusiasm, but having one's loco repeatedly derailed (and frequently over-turned) by wrongly-set trailing points is wearing in the extreme. Having to borrow a helicopter to nip down the line to set the points is not my idea of train-simming either.
It has always worried me that the Developer Tools were not fit to be released at the same time as the simulator itself - it is obvious that train simulation is an extremely pro-active hobby.
There are sufficient well-documented errors (not just missing features) to make a patch absolutely necessary, and yet EA/RSD see fit to release the unpatched version to such a large potential market - that strikes me as either foolish or arrogant.
I'm sad to say that my optimism is fading fast,