The topic has fallen asleep a bit, since I have been guiding with PHD until now. In the last few nights, however, PHD increasingly caused problems, errors occurred with the ASCOM connection to the mount. So yesterday I seriously tested with MaximDL.
I set camera 1 (main camera) in MaximDL to simulator, camera 2 is the guiding camera (Lodestar). In Voyager, the guiding is set to MaximDL. It works perfectly, including dithering, meridian flip and in the array.
However, you have to switch off in MaximDL that the devices are automatically connected when the programme starts.
And you must not have entered “telescope” in the guiding tab when connecting to the mount. This presupposes that the mount is connected in MaximDL (at the dome symbol), and you would either have to click on this manually (remote impractical), or have the connection established automatically - which is not possible, see above.
If you disconnect the devices in Voyager, the guide camera remains connected in MaximDL. If you then click on disconnect in MaximDL, MaximDL complains that there is still a connection to a programme. You can simply ignore this. For my remote operation, I have solved this in such a way that at the end of the night MaximDL is closed by a script using “taskkill” - then MaximDL no longer has the possibility to complain.