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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2014, 03:10:51 AM »
Looks like I will have to wait until a build is released which runs with XP then.  :'(

I think the Mcode issue is quite deep rooted as it appears that just one Mcode in a short program is OK but put two Mcodes (almost any Mcodes) in the program and the smooth motion is destroyed for the duration of the program run between the two Mcodes.  :'(

I presume that external motion controllers, such as the ESS, will not suffer from this issue ?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #61 on: June 20, 2014, 07:57:27 AM »
Tweaky:

 Hard to say. It may not be noticed till now..but to me its a symptom of underlying issues with CPU loading, at least in XP, it may not effect other OS's. Im sure it will be found eventually.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2014, 12:58:49 AM »
where i can get DarWin Timing Engine plugin?
thanks you

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #63 on: June 22, 2014, 07:01:33 AM »
Sorry, at the moment the current release does not support XP so I cant yet verify Darwin works well enough
for release. Im hoping for a new release in a week or so.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #64 on: June 22, 2014, 07:09:57 AM »
Actually, for those that have Vista or Win7 32 bit, this version may as well be online.
This is the same version of Darwin previously published. It will be updated once the XP problem
is solved.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #65 on: June 22, 2014, 07:32:42 AM »
thanks art

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #66 on: June 22, 2014, 07:53:07 AM »
Hi Art,

If it's any help, I did try it with Win7 32bit but could not get the DarwinTest.exe to run (maybe just me though).

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #67 on: June 22, 2014, 08:01:42 AM »
did you run the vcredist_x86.exe installer first?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #68 on: June 22, 2014, 08:04:54 AM »
Thanks Craig - no I didn't (silly me  :'() I will try again.  :)

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #69 on: June 22, 2014, 08:06:29 AM »
On some systems its very possible you would have to run the Device Manager, right click the root and select "Install Legacy hardware", then select "Show all devices", then "Have disk" and guide it to the darwin.inf file in the darwin folder. Then the driver test should work. The indication for this is usually an error that says "Error: Admin rights?"

  My Win7 is 64 bit so I unfortunately cannot test it.

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