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thestug
2011.05.31, 10:06 AM
Does anyone know if Kyosho is planning on making the ICS compatible with newer versions of windows? If so, when. Or is there a way to get it to work somehow?

thestug
2011.06.23, 04:08 PM
anyone?...

thestug
2011.06.23, 05:03 PM
I read somewhere that the ICS will work on windows 7. I seem to be struggling to get mine installed and working. Can anyone help?

color01
2011.06.23, 06:50 PM
What exactly isn't working? Which part of the software, and what is it doing? Hanging, error message, specific details please. I have the ICS software on my laptop but no cable, haven't seen any hanging yet. Of course I'm unable to help you test if the settings are sticking.

Z-inim
2011.06.24, 07:36 AM
I have it working on my win7...what have you done to install it so far? (more info please)

pinwc4
2011.06.24, 09:55 AM
The first thing is to be sure you are selecting the correct COM port. If you are using a USB ICS adapter then in device manager you should look for a device under ports called either ICS Adapter or FTDI.

If you do not see one of those then it may be possible you need to have a driver installed. All of the USB ones I have encountered use the FTDI chipset. You can get the driver from here:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

If the driver is fine and it is the software itself that is not working right in Windows 7 then there are a couple of better programs you can use. I wrote an ICS program that supports the Mini-Z's and dNaNo's and works on Windows 7, Mac and Linux. You can find it here:

http://www.flipsideracing.org/projects/FlipSideICS

Ko Propo also created newer ICS software that is cross platform and should work with Windows 7. You can find it here:

http://www.kopropo.com/america/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109&Itemid=153

Hope that helps

Z-inim
2011.06.24, 11:55 AM
This is exactly what i did and use. Flipsideracing software and ftdi driver as spelled out pinwc4!

thestug
2011.06.27, 02:40 PM
The first thing is to be sure you are selecting the correct COM port. If you are using a USB ICS adapter then in device manager you should look for a device under ports called either ICS Adapter or FTDI.

If you do not see one of those then it may be possible you need to have a driver installed. All of the USB ones I have encountered use the FTDI chipset. You can get the driver from here:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

If the driver is fine and it is the software itself that is not working right in Windows 7 then there are a couple of better programs you can use. I wrote an ICS program that supports the Mini-Z's and dNaNo's and works on Windows 7, Mac and Linux. You can find it here:

http://www.flipsideracing.org/projects/FlipSideICS

Ko Propo also created newer ICS software that is cross platform and should work with Windows 7. You can find it here:

http://www.kopropo.com/america/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109&Itemid=153

Hope that helps

I can't get my computer to recognize the usb dongle. Also If I try to load info to or from the chassis. It gives me an a message. I think the message says COMM somewhere in there. What do I need to do to make it work?

pinwc4
2011.06.27, 04:44 PM
I can't get my computer to recognize the usb dongle. Also If I try to load info to or from the chassis. It gives me an a message. I think the message says COMM somewhere in there. What do I need to do to make it work?

Did you try the Windows setup executable from the ftdi link above? It is on the far right of the screen in the row for Windows drivers. Or you can use this direct link:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM20814_Setup.exe

That should just install it automatically and then ICS adapter will be recognized the next time it is plugged in. The adapter is usually the last COM device in the list. So if you have a COM1, COM3 and COM6 it would be COM6.

The other Windows drivers on the page are for manual installs from a zip file. You may need to manually install the driver if the setup executable does not work. FTDI has instructions on doing that here:

FTDI Install Guides (http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/InstallGuides.htm)

reaper
2011.06.27, 05:04 PM
is it a kyosho ICS or a home brew ? if the latter you need to install a usb to rs232 driver

either way when you first plug in the PC will allocate a port number , take note of this and when you open the software enter this number into the "port" box

thestug
2011.06.27, 07:34 PM
Did you try the Windows setup executable from the ftdi link above? It is on the far right of the screen in the row for Windows drivers. Or you can use this direct link:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM20814_Setup.exe

That should just install it automatically and then ICS adapter will be recognized the next time it is plugged in. The adapter is usually the last COM device in the list. So if you have a COM1, COM3 and COM6 it would be COM6.

The other Windows drivers on the page are for manual installs from a zip file. You may need to manually install the driver if the setup executable does not work. FTDI has instructions on doing that here:

FTDI Install Guides (http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/InstallGuides.htm)
thanks, for the direct link. I will install it and see if anything changes tomorrow. I just don't understand why this must be so difficult and why kyosho dosen't release something that is compatible with windows 7.

z3zinho
2011.06.28, 04:34 AM
By the way, what version of the software are you running? The one that is in the kyosho CD?

In KO america's website is a version that is compatible with win7. Is this the one you're using?

http://www.kopropo.com/america/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109&Itemid=153

thestug
2011.06.28, 04:45 PM
By the way, what version of the software are you running? The one that is in the kyosho CD?

In KO america's website is a version that is compatible with win7. Is this the one you're using?

http://www.kopropo.com/america/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109&Itemid=153

The one I have been trying to use is the one that says ver. 1.14a. I got it from the kyosho site.

thestug
2011.06.28, 04:50 PM
Did you try the Windows setup executable from the ftdi link above? It is on the far right of the screen in the row for Windows drivers. Or you can use this direct link:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM20814_Setup.exe

That should just install it automatically and then ICS adapter will be recognized the next time it is plugged in. The adapter is usually the last COM device in the list. So if you have a COM1, COM3 and COM6 it would be COM6.

The other Windows drivers on the page are for manual installs from a zip file. You may need to manually install the driver if the setup executable does not work. FTDI has instructions on doing that here:

FTDI Install Guides (http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/InstallGuides.htm)

I clicked on the direct link and clicked run, it downloaded but nothing happened. At least to my knowledge. Maybe that is all it was supposed to do. That should get the COM ports woking, right? It stll won't let my select a COM port it. The only option is off.

thestug
2011.06.29, 10:22 AM
By the way, what version of the software are you running? The one that is in the kyosho CD?

In KO america's website is a version that is compatible with win7. Is this the one you're using?

http://www.kopropo.com/america/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109&Itemid=153

I have tried this also. It won't work either. i don't think this is the issue.

thestug
2011.06.29, 10:27 AM
Did you try the Windows setup executable from the ftdi link above? It is on the far right of the screen in the row for Windows drivers. Or you can use this direct link:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM20814_Setup.exe

That should just install it automatically and then ICS adapter will be recognized the next time it is plugged in. The adapter is usually the last COM device in the list. So if you have a COM1, COM3 and COM6 it would be COM6.

The other Windows drivers on the page are for manual installs from a zip file. You may need to manually install the driver if the setup executable does not work. FTDI has instructions on doing that here:

FTDI Install Guides (http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/InstallGuides.htm)

Ok, I have tried to manually install the driver. As I was looking through the installation guide. It says this:

5.4 Driver will not install on Windows 7 x64
Windows 7 x64 OS will only allow certified drivers to be installed. The certified driver supplied by FTDI will work with VID 0403 and PID 6001 for FT232 and FT245 devices. It will also work with VID 0403 and PID 6010 for FT2232 devices and VID 0403 and PID 6011 for FT4232.
If you have a product where the manufacture has customised the driver but has not re-certified it, then the driver will not load. You should contact your vendor to determine if they will support Windows 7 x64.

I'm not sure what all this means, but it sounds like this driver thing might not work because I have 64bit windows. Is this the case? I have windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Thanks for all the help so far.

thestug
2011.07.06, 02:15 AM
still struggling with this. It still won't let me install the driver. I think it is because I am running a 64 bit version of windows. Is this the case?

Z-inim
2011.07.06, 07:21 AM
still struggling with this. It still won't let me install the driver. I think it is because I am running a 64 bit version of windows. Is this the case?

My laptop is 64 bit win 7, and working fine. All I can suggest is to retrace the steps above carefully. If a step doesnt seem to work right, bring it back here. Lets try to figure out at what point the install is confusing or not working.

pinwc4
2011.07.06, 09:18 AM
Just to verify everything I just went through this process on a new copy of Windows 7 64 bit.

First I plugged in the USB ICS cable. At this point if the driver is not installed you will see a device in the Device Manager under the Other Device category, in my case called TTL232R-5V but it may be a different name for you.

After plugging in the cable I downloaded FTDI's certified Windows driver installer using this link: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM20814_Setup.exe

Then I ran the downloaded driver, it took maybe 30 seconds to run on my computer and then vanished when it was done. After the driver ran I checked my device manager and could see a USB Serial Port under the Ports category in the Device Manager.

The most important part is to plug the cable in first and then run the installer for the driver. This is what worked for me on Windows 7 64 bit.