Hello, I won this game in the RockPaperShotgun Foxer ( thank you for that ) and wanted to congratulate you on your awesome start with Diesel Railcar Simulator.
I'm enjoying the realistic physics, bogie animations, cab movement, sounds and sense of speed. Immersion is very good, if not the best right now, a great mixture of simulation and friendly atmosphere. Hope you'll manage to develop this game further.
If it helps, some feedback from my experience:
- I would add a simple image tutorial in which signalling is described (for newcomers) at the start menu. You could create another button near the keyboard shortcuts and gfx options for this.
- I noticed that some textures are glossy when they shouldn't be (bricks, seat, etc) this could affect game performance.
there are no line speed warning indicators before the actual speed reduction zone, from my knowledge rails have them in real life, so not having them in-game but penalizing for using the route feature helper does not make sense to me.
- speed indicator signs are hard to see/read from a distance against ground colour/atmospheric lighting.
- in some places (tight left curves) cab's left pillars block the vision of incoming signals.
All the best !