VMSpc v4.0.8 is live!

v4.0.8 is part of a bug-fix trifecta

The new coaches that have the 500k data links (that green Deutsch socket) and so are moving a tremendous amount of data. However, the PC Jib has gone electrically unchanged since...what...2008(?) --since first build. Sure, we tweaked the firmware a little now and then but otherwise unchanged.

Turns out, we needed to change firmware, the internal clock** and PC program. Finding that combination was a bit tedious--yet, that is the sort of thing we specialize at here.

**For you electrical heads, that's specifically the 22Mhz crystal, or "rock" --which got bumped up to 30Mhz.

This bug fix combination is designed for this specific purpose. However, in older coaches, you may experience a knock-on effect in which your gauges smooth out. You may see they don't jump or spike. Be sure to give feedback if this is the case. I have my suspicions yet my budget doesn't allow for a 2008 Apex or other nice coach just for 'bug fixing.' Go figure.

Also, with this release is a non-program change in the form of more sample layouts. We tossed together some gauge layouts which, at some point, will make their way to the 'default' screen during install. The current one is dated from ~2002. For now you'll need to move them over yourself. The ReadMe.txt instructions [Not painful, I promise!] are in the new folder (in the distro') called Sample Layouts

We'll make that more permanent once we get some feedback and know better what to pack into the next (installer) build.

Quick mention: Many of you have been giving good feedback which led to this build. Sometimes the feedback is hard to hear--but yet we needed that, too. One particular beta tester suffered through trying crazy tin-foil-cap cables, SW tweaks, more tweaks, more cables and finally a experimental jib, experimental FW and a modded program--all while being expected to keep copious notes. Hats off to Marty Weston--and should you ever cross paths with him, make sure he leaves well caffeinated (and just accept whatever yellow 'warning' slip he may pass you. ;-)