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Old 11-01-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default Hydra Software on a Mac?

I'm interested in getting a hydra, but I currently don't have any Windows laptops due to a 2 harddrive failures in 2 different machines. However, I have 2 different apple laptops as well and would rather tune on these anyway. So, anyone know if the hydra software is Mac compatible?
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, the Hydra software is Windows only at the moment. I have read about people successfully running it through VirtualPC, but your mileage may vary.

Are they the older PowerBooks with serial ports or the newer USB-only PowerBooks/iBooks? Regardless, you will need to somehow work out having a DB9 serial port to connect to the Hydra. They don't recommend USB/Serial converters, but some have been known to work successfully with it anyway.

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Old 11-01-2005, 01:38 PM   #3
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They are newer powerbooks..

I don't want to try and run things through VPC as I wouldn't be happy if something happened to it somehow.. That would suck..

guess i should just fix my windows machines.. i was hoping to use them for frisbees or parking stops for my garage..
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:44 PM   #4
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Quick,

You can use a USB to Serial adaptor as I and most of our customers do just make sure it's a slower version used for handhelds. You may want to send BBoy a PM as he uses his Mac with the Hydra and may be able to fill you in on the pros and cons.

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I use my Mac PB with the Hydra Nemesis 2.1x software all the time via Virtual PC. It's quite a bit slower than it runs on a native Windows environment, but it works pretty well with my 1.25 MHz G4. The key is to get a USB serial adaptor that has both Windows and Mac drivers. USB devices are notoriously hard to synch up with in VPC. Logging data is limited to 10 Hz, but a faster machine might get you to the Nemesis limit of 16 Hz, but 10 Hz is pretty good for road tuning in 4th gear.

If you search Macintosh AND Hydra you'll find my post in Tuning and EM forum.
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I use my Mac PB with the Hydra Nemesis 2.1x software all the time via Virtual PC. It's quite a bit slower than it runs on a native Windows environment, but it works pretty well with my 1.25 MHz G4. The key is to get a USB serial adaptor that has both Windows and Mac drivers. USB devices are notoriously hard to synch up with in VPC. Logging data is limited to 10 Hz, but a faster machine might get you to the Nemesis limit of 16 Hz, but 10 Hz is pretty good for road tuning in 4th gear.

If you search Macintosh AND Hydra you'll find my post in Tuning and EM forum.
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