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Crome on a mac??

Old 07-16-2007, 10:59 AM
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I purchased a mac laptop the other day, and am handing off my old windows laptop to my dad. Anyway, It just occured to me that I might not be able to datalog on my new little friend.

And I just realized, it does not have a serial port, so unless I get an adaptor, my innovative wideband will not plug in for sure.

Well Damn.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:25 AM
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I don't think any of the tuning programs will work on a mac. Can't you datalog with USB? If you can get the hardware to work, go download Virtual PC from Microsoft. I will hook you up with a legal key for cheeeap. This will allow windows to run as an emulator on your mac, and it should let everything work.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:12 AM
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Yea, I can datalog with usb, but my Innovative LC1 is serial (ill look around for a serial/usb adaptor)...
And yea, the windows emulator is a good idea. Thanks. Illl prob need that anyway.

Ill pm you about a key.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:31 AM
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There is alot of lag time on the mac when using virtual PC. When I tried to use it, it got everything to connect but the information was updating really slowly. It was an older mac but I think it has to do more with the mac having to it translate and the process it to the windows software.

If you want, there is a Mac rom editor on PGMFI in the OBD 1 forum. I don't know how far along it came before it came to a stand still at the moment but I think they said datalogging is pretty stable. I can't tell you for certain cause I could never get it to work (I am using too old a version of the system software) but it can't hurt to open it up and give it a try.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:02 AM
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---- Mac's. They're for hippies. That is all.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by E-b0la
---- Mac's. They're for hippies. That is all.
truer words were never spoken
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:33 AM
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forget about VirtualPC, totally.
You can either run Parallels Desktop and use a USB to serial adpter, or just install Bootcamp and run windoze natively. You still have to get a usb to serial adapter.
http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

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Old 07-18-2007, 10:34 AM
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:45 PM
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If you're gangster you can install ubuntu on that laptop and have a functioning computer rather than a magnet for vw driving poofs. Then you can run wine to run any windows data-logging software.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:45 PM
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You can always run Windows on your Mac? I've got a iBook but don't do much with besides net ---- and for my music...iTunes and Garageband.
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