Ok just 2 more silly questions , when you download the porttalk zip and open the list inside, its the allowio one that you copy to the driver directory? the others arent important in the zip? Also when in the cmd mode what do you tyoe to run VDC, tahnks in advancehutchman said:You can run the VDC_E.EXE from a CMD prompt in XP.
To do this you will need to search the web and download a package called porttalk that has tools to allow 16bit & 32bit DOS apps to access the com ports in the DOS virtual machine (the CMD prompt). (update: Here is one link with it http://www.beyondlogic.org/porttalk/porttalk.htm)
The magic is all in the allowio.exe utility that comes with porttalk. More about that later below.
There is a porttalk.sys file that needs to be copied to your windows\system32\drivers directory.
Now you can edit your path or simply copy the allowio.exe utility to the same directory the VDS-PRO VDC_E.EXE file is.
Start a command prompt in XP (Start->Run then type cmd).
Now you should be at a DOS prompt.
Change directory to where VDS files are.
At the command prompt type allowio vdc_e /a
This tells XP to allow access to all IO ports for VDS-PRO
Of course if you are like me at this point, your laptop doesn't have a serial port and VDS-PRO will come up and say it can't find a UART at COM1 and then exit. This was your one shot, you can't run VDS-PRO again, you'll have to kill that command prompt and start another one to try to run it again.
I have a USB to serial convertor but it always wants to show up as COM4. Appears my laptop has COM1 occupied by something (mouse pad probably) so I can't figure how to move things to make COM1 free or make VDS-PRO use COM4.
If you type vdc_e /h you will see you can give VDS-PRO command line options but I don't know if there is an option to tell it to use COM4.
So your mileage may vary but you can run the program in XP this way.
It would be best though to run this without windows so that VDS-PRO has exclusive access to the COM port and the protocol timing can't get messed with by windows. This used to be a big problem back in Win95 & 98 days but 2000/XP are better and the machines are way faster so it might work fine.
Don't get mad at me if you brick your CCM. Use at your own risk.
porttalk.sys is what you copy to the windows\system32\drivers directory. When you run allowio it will automatically load the driver but it looks for it in the system32\drivers directory.mickyTDI said:Ok just 2 more silly questions , when you download the porttalk zip and open the list inside, its the allowio one that you copy to the driver directory? the others arent important in the zip? Also when in the cmd mode what do you tyoe to run VDC, tahnks in advance
Moondawg, the second post IS correct. Compu_85 found out the same thing. The original post on Passat World is WRONG. They (Greg and Jason) actually compared a German PDF file and the second post is corrected.moondawg said:HOLD THE PRESSES.
Something is wrong here. ele28's first post lists an address of 16280, and the second one uses 16820.
I used 16820, but I bet I was supposed to use 16280!!!
Can someone read their address 16820 and tell me what's there?
(mumbles and bows head sheepishly for not recording what was there first!)
I will PM Greg, but if someone knows how to get ahold of him faster, or if a MOD could, edit his post so that the address is correct? I'd hate for someone else to do this too.
Those are the numbers being posted throughout this thead. They are correct. Just make sure you punch them in correctly!aRd said:This is one interesting thread. I got vds to work today ! Using the config file from compu_85 and booting my laptop to MSDOS 6.22
I have module 1J0 959 799 AH, UK spec Golf. Please Greg or any other member confirm the values I need to change
I assume I need to change
1J0 959 799 AH (any index) and 1J0 959 799 S 03B
Memory Address / old value / new value
04283 / 8 / 2
04289 / 8 / 2
08628 / 242 / 246 driver side front window
12724 / 250 / 254 passenger side front window
16820 / 250 / 254 driver side rear window
20916 / 242 / 246 passenger side rear window
The last two address are for the back windows. Whatever your original value was, add 4 to it to turn on the correct function.OLD NEW
04283 138 2
04289 138 2
08628 242 246
12724 250 254
16820 250 254
20916 242 246