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Old 04-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #26
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I really wish I could remember what drivers I installed on my machine to get mine to work... I think I have the drivers from openecu installed. tonight maybe when I have extra time, ill mess with my xp machine and try to figure it out.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #27
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Well, uninstalled accessport. Downloaded newest ecuflash and plugged in open port 2.0 and it recognized it but once I go to read a screen pops up that I guess is supposed to show year make and model and ecu type etc but there's no option to click read. Ugh this is so frustrating. Test connectors were connected.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #28
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I've been using the VAGCOM cable for months now.

I just download the latest RomRaider, latest "AlphaBid" drivers, and all of the respective car / ecu / logger definitions from RomRaider's site. It's kind of tricky to get that all going, but it works for logging. Provided that this isn't a different VagCom cable, that's what works for me.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:05 AM   #29
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Also, if it is the AlphaBid type of cable, you don't need open port.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #30
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Well, uninstalled accessport. Downloaded newest ecuflash and plugged in open port 2.0 and it recognized it but once I go to read a screen pops up that I guess is supposed to show year make and model and ecu type etc but there's no option to click read. Ugh this is so frustrating. Test connectors were connected.
If you get to the point where you select the ecu type (only have to do that for the first time that you connect to your car), select the one you need, turn key to on, and then click "OK"
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:46 PM   #31
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So I have to choose my ecu with car off?...it was in on position when the box popped up and nothin was in the box. Accessport is remarried cuz haven't had time to pull dp.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:52 PM   #32
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If nothing showed up in that window, I'd put money on you not having the definition files setup right.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:27 PM   #33
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If nothing showed up in that window, I'd put money on you not having the definition files setup right.
That's what I was thinkin, but wouldn't the updated version 1.44 have the updated definitions? I checked the metadata file and the subaru file contains all defs that I would need. I believe...
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #34
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A lil update, still haven't got it figured out its depressing. Tried multiple drivers, multiple versions, just cant get this cable to connect. Runnin win7 x64 is the headache but there should be a work around. Even tried xp mode but still no luck.

IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE DO!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #35
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Either Windows 7 or XP should work equally well.

With the OpenPort 2.0 connected to just your laptop and not the OBD2 port, do you see the 3 LEDs on the OpenPort cycle regularly through the 3 colors? If not, and I suspect this might be the case since you're seeing 'no vehicle interface', then I would first try a different USB cable. It's just a standard mini USB cable like you'd use for most digital cameras, some phones, some GPS, etc.

If the cable is definitely okay but you still see 'no vehicle interface' and the lights aren't cycling, then take a look at the USB carefully. If you look at it from underneath you'll see a seem that if it's spread apart it might mean that the unit has taken a hard hit and the USB connector is deformed. Did you buy this OpenPort 2.0 new?
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:27 PM   #36
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Either Windows 7 or XP should work equally well.

With the OpenPort 2.0 connected to just your laptop and not the OBD2 port, do you see the 3 LEDs on the OpenPort cycle regularly through the 3 colors? If not, and I suspect this might be the case since you're seeing 'no vehicle interface', then I would first try a different USB cable. It's just a standard mini USB cable like you'd use for most digital cameras, some phones, some GPS, etc.

If the cable is definitely okay but you still see 'no vehicle interface' and the lights aren't cycling, then take a look at the USB carefully. If you look at it from underneath you'll see a seem that if it's spread apart it might mean that the unit has taken a hard hit and the USB connector is deformed. Did you buy this OpenPort 2.0 new?
Thanks for you input bud but this thread has been completely about vagcom cable.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #37
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I see. I guess I was confused because you posted:

"Well, uninstalled accessport. Downloaded newest ecuflash and plugged in open port 2.0 and it recognized it but..."

How many more hours are you going to spend trying to get this unsupported hardware working with software it wasn't intended to work with? Or maybe another way to phrase this is, how much is your time worth? ("I searched 5 hours last night.") Good luck with your quest to save a few bucks and to avoid supporting the work of those who spend time to make the software you're trying to use.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:14 PM   #38
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I see. I guess I was confused because you posted:

"Well, uninstalled accessport. Downloaded newest ecuflash and plugged in open port 2.0 and it recognized it but..."

How many more hours are you going to spend trying to get this unsupported hardware working with software it wasn't intended to work with? Or maybe another way to phrase this is, how much is your time worth? ("I searched 5 hours last night.") Good luck with your quest to save a few bucks and to avoid supporting the work of those who spend time to make the software you're trying to use.
I tested open port 2.0 as a trial, I obviously don't have the funds right now I'm in a jam, so f**** you, hop off your high horse.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #39
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You're 'obviously' short on more than funds if you're in a jam because you can't afford $169 to tune your ~$12000+ car. Maybe if you add more exclamation marks someone else will spend more time to help with your project. Here's a free bump:

IF ANYONE CAN HELP Andrewxxcarlson PLEASE DO!!!!!!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #40
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You're 'obviously' short on more than funds if you're in a jam because you can't afford $169 to tune your ~$12000+ car. Maybe if you add more exclamation marks someone else will spend more time to help with your project. Here's a free bump:

IF ANYONE CAN HELP Andrewxxcarlson PLEASE DO!!!!!!!
Thanks for the bump. You can be on your way, like everyone here at one point hasn't been in a jam, I have funds for maintenance, not to play with a 200 dollar cable with the possibility of making a 10 one work like numerous have. I'm sorry if you missed the comment above but, f*** off.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #41
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You're 'obviously' short on more than funds if you're in a jam because you can't afford $169 to tune your ~$12000+ car.
Here's another free bump for an IT guru who can't seem to figure this out...

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But this is us ridiculous that it won't work for me seein as I use to be an IT and I'm relatively good at this kinda stuff.
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Has anybody tried ecuflash using the BFM cable? Can't connect to an 02 wrx
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Has anybody tried ecuflash using the BFM cable? Can't connect to an 02 wrx
As far as I know it won't work with 64bit windows 7.
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As far as I know it won't work with 64bit windows 7.
Will it work with another OS? I have ubuntu (romraider not yet installed), and a 32-bit windows xp machine as well, though I couldnt get this one to connect either.

I press read right after turning on the ignition, no dice.
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Will it work with another OS? I have ubuntu (romraider not yet installed), and a 32-bit windows xp machine as well, though I couldnt get this one to connect either.

I press read right after turning on the ignition, no dice.
It's worth a shot. I also tried xp virtual machine but no luck. I didn't even get the read option.
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Works fine on XP, you just need the right drivers
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Tactrix is considering Android development when it's supported by an upcoming release of Qt, the C++ framework used to make EcuFlash. Mac OS support is also something we've considered but we're receiving fewer and fewer requests for it. Occasionally we get requests for Linux but it's pretty infrequent. We keep track of these types of requests so it's worth emailing support at tactrix dot com if you need support on a different OS. We're a two person company so we can't complete every, or even most, requests, but we keep track and if demand is there we'll at least spend some time looking in to feasibility of the request.

Why do we do we spend timing working on OS issues? We spend time on OS issues (upcoming release has improved install for Windows Vista), new features, and new vehicle support (two addition ECUs in the works now), because supporting and creating a better product for the community is the focus of our company. Our daily work is funded by the sales of the OpenPort. We're also getting ready to hire another customer support person and eventually we'd like to add a third full time developer.

You should consider purchasing an OpenPort because it's assembled in both Washington and California, not overseas, so sales supports physical labor in two US states and two companies. Your purchase supports EcuFlash development. You receive lifetime support with our hardware & software, even if you aren't the original owner. You support the growing of a small business that works to make tools of value to this community. We think those facts make us pretty unique in this space and good reasons to consider purchasing our hardware to support US production and development of an affordable product.

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Is Colby still around?
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #49
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Tactrix is considering Android development when it's supported by an upcoming release of Qt, the C++ framework used to make EcuFlash. Mac OS support is also something we've considered but we're receiving fewer and fewer requests for it. Occasionally we get requests for Linux but it's pretty infrequent. We keep track of these types of requests so it's worth emailing support at tactrix dot com if you need support on a different OS. We're a two person company so we can't complete every, or even most, requests, but we keep track and if demand is there we'll at least spend some time looking in to feasibility of the request.

Why do we do we spend timing working on OS issues? We spend time on OS issues (upcoming release has improved install for Windows Vista), new features, and new vehicle support (two addition ECUs in the works now), because supporting and creating a better product for the community is the focus of our company. Our daily work is funded by the sales of the OpenPort. We're also getting ready to hire another customer support person and eventually we'd like to add a third full time developer.

You should consider purchasing an OpenPort because it's assembled in both Washington and California, not overseas, so sales supports physical labor in two US states and two companies. Your purchase supports EcuFlash development. You receive lifetime support with our hardware & software, even if you aren't the original owner. You support the growing of a small business that works to make tools of value to this community. We think those facts make us pretty unique in this space and good reasons to consider purchasing our hardware to support US production and development of an affordable product.

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Is Colby still around?
He is. We've been friends for a few years and I started working for him when he moved the company down from Seattle a little over two years ago.
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