VMSpc Engine Monitoring for PC.

v4.0.5 Software Bug-list

FIXES (needed): 1. Win-10, Defender gives us the boot On install, if program 'sits' idle without being installed, Defender boots it out. Install program is not the problem, Defenders' 'Heuristics' are flagging us as a maybe. (In Work; current work-around is to disconnect from the internet and disable Defender, then re-enable after installation.) 2. Help menu item, needs a link to FAQ and Website. Link to manual works. Working on a 'boiler plate' which will consistently work on OS XP ~ Win-10) 3. Win10, WiFi Dropouts after ~45 min. Mouse-trick didn't work. Other method to prevent interruption? (Root-cause is Microsofts' aggressive update method; no Silverleaf-side workaround found. Problem is expected to change with MS "Creators update"--how? TBD...) 4. Odometer "day one" odometer isn't really day one but is today, instead. 5. Gauge Flicker J1708 & Serial JIB, 'red' values periodically, ~1/10th sec --Otherwise okay. See #7 7. Max Gauges: J1708 based data frequently spike. Any little spike (as displayed) also hits the Max with artificially high values. Parsing or Rule situation? (Still hunting for cause) 8. Color Palate (XP): Palates won't work... 9. Full Screen (XP): Wonky space at screen bottom. (Moved down the list. Very difficult to fix; focusing on the more problematic issues instead.) 11. Engine Type: Wrong directory opens by default, reverts to My Documents. Next build: drop Additional Engine folder in c:\VMSpc and the balance of stuff in the hierarchical folder (...\VMSpc_4.0.6). This puts the engines in a constant-known location. 12. When playing .WAV file: Hangs on some Win-10. (worked on this but couldn't reproduce it.) 14. Full Screen: Under Win-10, Tablets: Long background press does not ESC from Full screen. 15. Trans info: Gear Attained missing on (new) J1939 chassis. 16. Tank Minder Under Win10 Tablet (without keyboard), cannot select custom color. 17. Tire Status; Learning Mode This times-out in 20~40 seconds 18. Tire Status; Presets & positions Tires Populate wrong. Populates with '0' rather than preset. After preset is selected, reverts to '0's again; filling screen with tires. 19. Tankminder Wrong MPG, when doing a Partial-Fill, wrong MPG is calculated. (Need more data, inconsistent amongst users.) 20. Maintenance List; displays "0" (mileage) interval (on the list) though it functions correctly while doing so--and while editing. should read 5000 or 10000 or whatever the interval is both during Edit and on the List. 21. Data Logging; Should--but doesn't continue logging when program is closed and re-opened. "In versions 3.xx the selected data remained selected and was always there without having to always re-select after ever closing of the program." 22. Anti-Virus and Install; Some AV screw up the process; Its been found that, during install, When certain AV is active, it may filter out files at random. This may be a process of scanning them real-time and them getting...'lost'(?). Can we build in a check-sum; verify that the needed files are present and fixed if not? [SX include wonky Odometer, fuel & mileage calcs and missing gear-attained indicator.] 23. J1708/J1939 tool; after being set, it may revert back to 'Both' or 'leak(?)' data. After selecting J1939 only, program reverted to 'Both' on its own randomly. 24. Engine Corrections Prefills Offset and multiplier box with spurious data. Can be zero'd (by entering 0.0 or a needed amount)--but will revert to something spurious when opened again unless unique value is inserted. 25. Gauges Not Staying Locked Gauges stay Locked while program is running. Once program is exited and restarted, the Gauges are No Longer locked.

Old Hardware, new laptop

Finally got around to replacing my old Thinkpad running MS Vista, with a new Lenovo windows 10 11" foldover PC. I have been using VMSpc for almost 10 years with my Holiday Rambler WBS35 Endeavor with a serial JIB and a 25 foot J1708 I made myself. I was using VMSpc ver 3.01 because it always worked and did exactly what I wanted. I had downloaded ver 4.04 and tested it but it was not my running version. So long story short, downloaded the latest dist. disk, drivers and spent 2 days trying to make it work on my new WIN10 PC w/o success. Finally called Art and after reviewing all my setup troubleshooting he suggested I replace my 9 year old serial-usb prolific adapter which would not run with the latest driver ( code 10in device mgr). Quick trip to Best Buy, bought a new adapter and 5 minutes after installing I was up and running. Thanks Art! Also Kudos to all the Silverleaf team, great products and great service.

50cycle and Silverleaf

What do you do when you want to plug your coach into shore power--but, say, you've landed your American-made coach in the UK? How does this 50cycle and 230VAC pan out on North American-style 220VAC 60cycle? The coach in question has this symptom: When plugged into shore power, the the transfer switch won't "pull in" (latch) and the error "Bad Frequency" is displayed on the Total Coach panel. I've emailed this question out specifically to folks who have indicated they're in the UK. Yes--All Six Of Them! ;-) You folks and anyone else with specific knowledge are welcome to join us to reveal your clever solutions. And, if things were sometimes by trial and, er...retrial--share those too! cheers Art //

Polling for PID's?

After a few months of Hiatus im back to working on my Bus.. Ive been running the VMSpc on an Asus tablet which works very well.. there are several PID's which dont show up in the VMSpc yet do when I use the International Navistar software and interface... for example PID 164 is my High Pressure oil pump.. that is what controls injection.. its the first thing that will go wonky when its sender starts to go bad (and they do often).. the Navistar software appears to Poll the J1708 interface and request that PID.. I see where the J1587 protocol spec supports requesting a specific PID.. as not all of them are sent all the time. is there a way we can get the VMSpc to poll the interface and request a PID? it looks pretty straightforward to do it... I had shot out a couple emails with some detailed data on this but got no respomnse so I mayu have sent them the wrong place.. -Christopher

Odometer not recording miles, time, fuel mileage for trips.

V4.0.6 newly installed on W7 PC. Upgraded from a v3.?? And XP. No recording/reporting of miles, time or mileage on odometer gauge. I believe the last thing I changed was my engine file; went to Cummins ISC 380HP from whatever was a default. I think, based on .txt log file, that it was working. Any ideas of what's wrong?? I just deleted the odometer and tank minder, saved the layout and reinstalled the tank midge and odometer. Not sure if it's working yet but "time" doesn't seem to change (increment) with app running but engine off. I thought my old version did that.