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Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009, 01:28:58 PM »
Same problem here: I can't get griffin powermate to jog. It only changes the axis when pressing the knob.

Has anyone managed to get this working yet?
Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2009, 09:41:58 PM »
BIT OF A LEMON!

I would like to see the ARTSOFT people remove that plugin from the MACH3 website as its the most usless wastefull item in regards to TIME and MONEY of anything on this site....I could have spent that money on something that actually WORKS! In fact I did spend MORE MONEY to get the Contour Express And it WORKS !  YEEE BLOODY HAAAA!

"GRIFFIN POWERMTATE WHAT A LOT OF HORSE SH>>>>>T"
Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2009, 10:48:15 AM »
Yesterday I googled around to see if other people have had problems with PM. There was one interesting hack
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=92052.0 related to installation of PM drivers. Unfortenately, it did not solve the problem.

I wonder what Powermate driver version Art was using when writing the Plugin in 2006?. Maybe  Griffin has updated the driver and it is not compatible anymore with the Plugin?  

At Griffin's web page (http://www.griffintechnology.com/support/products/powermate) there are two drivers availabe: 1.5.3 and 2.0.1

I have tried both with no luck. Where do we get the older drivers (or do they exist?)

Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 11:50:55 AM »
Ive got a mate who,s a programer boff..he,s goona try hack the unit and see if he can get us a working model as he also now is building a Router!...keep fingers crossed!

Cheers

Haydn
Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2009, 08:26:35 AM »
My powermate worked about 2 years ago until some distant update of Mach 3 occurred.  It is now non-functional.  I had upgraded to the new Griffin software and so tried going back to the previous version.  Guess what - it still doesn't work.  It needs to be Art Fenertied!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John

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Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2009, 11:26:57 AM »
Have you guys tried it without installing the PM software? Typically, when using a plugin, you do NOT install the devices drivers.
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Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2009, 03:30:02 PM »
Hi Gerry,  Yes, I have tried with and without PM drivers. Two months ago I e-mailed also to Art and asked to give away the plugin source code for a look, but no respose yet.