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Old 03-21-2013, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Godless Commie View Post
Can I use TS on my laptop for two completely different ECUs?




I mean, is the ini file specific to TS, or the project you open with TS?
The INI file is attached to the project, as is the CurrentTune.MSQ, the restore points, etc.

You could have separate projects for multiple MS1s, MS2s and MS3s all set up at the same time under a single instance of TunerStudio.
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I'm torn between pulling my a/c or doing the necessary changes to make it r134.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by viperormiata View Post
I'm torn between pulling my a/c or doing the necessary changes to make it r134.
On the turbo car? If yes, I say absolutely get rid of it. Simplicity will make your life so much easier.
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Originally Posted by viperormiata View Post
I'm torn between pulling my a/c or doing the necessary changes to make it r134.
I was quoted about $300 to have my local miata shop switch my 92's AC to r134. I passed on it and just would put down side windows and unzip the rear window. The only time I really would have liked AC is when I was stuck in stop and go traffic on the interstate. As long as I was moving I was fine.
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Originally Posted by MD323 View Post
each project has its own ini.

example: my desktop has 25 projects ranging from ms3's to MS1's

just make sure to open the correct project before connecting to the ecu
I probably have over 300 project folders.

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I'm torn between pulling my a/c or doing the necessary changes to make it r134.
what's wrong with just using r-12? Oh, another reason to slow your build?
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what's wrong with just using r-12? Oh, another reason to slow your build?
You have to actually find it, then find a shop that is still willing to fill your car with it. Neither are easy to do, I tried that route myself.
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oh, that hasn't even been an issue for me here. Trong will always do it for me, just did in October. I'm all full on freon.
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I use(d) tunerstudio and MLV on two different computers for the SAME ECU.

I used dropbox to store the configuration files so that my tuning experience was identical and synchronized between machines. The beauty of this was that I could store preferences files in dropbox (along with maps/logs) and I created a symbolic link in the original TS/MLV install directories to point to the preferences on dropbox.

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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
oh, that hasn't even been an issue for me here. Trong will always do it for me, just did in October. I'm all full on freon.
Was it actually r12 or the stuff that claims it is compatible with r12? I have found plenty of people who sell "r12" and it is really just the stuff that is compatible. That stuff will slowly eat away o-rings and you will have leaks again.
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its real freon.
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
I used dropbox to store the configuration files so that my tuning experience was identical and synchronized between machines.
Ah, so I'm not the only one who has discovered this trick.

I use Dropbox a lot for work, and when I did the MS3 build, I decided to use it to sync a single TunerStudioProjects folder between three machines (laptop, main work PC, main home PC). It's quite nice, as I can drive somewhere while logging, and then pick up my laptop and carry it inside, and before I've even got my coffee, the log file is ready and waiting on my other PCs. Ditto making changes to the state of tune- you can use the "big" PCs to change something in TS, and then it's automatically sitting on the laptop ready to go into the car.

One word of caution: If you run TS on the laptop, put it to sleep while it's outside of wifi coverage, and then run TS on another machine, you will wind up with conflicted files. DropBox has a clean way of dealing with this (it creates two copies and marks them appropriately) but it's something you have to be aware of. CurrentTune.MSQ in particular is easily afflicted.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Ah, so I'm not the only one who has discovered this trick.

I use Dropbox a lot for work, and when I did the MS3 build, I decided to use it to sync a single TunerStudioProjects folder between three machines (laptop, main work PC, main home PC). It's quite nice, as I can drive somewhere while logging, and then pick up my laptop and carry it inside, and before I've even got my coffee, the log file is ready and waiting on my other PCs. Ditto making changes to the state of tune- you can use the "big" PCs to change something in TS, and then it's automatically sitting on the laptop ready to go into the car.

One word of caution: If you run TS on the laptop, put it to sleep while it's outside of wifi coverage, and then run TS on another machine, you will wind up with conflicted files. DropBox has a clean way of dealing with this (it creates two copies and marks them appropriately) but it's something you have to be aware of. CurrentTune.MSQ in particular is easily afflicted.
since I save a new msq pretty much every time I start doing anything, it's not usually an issue. I'm also pretty good about shutting down programs I'm not using to avoid "CurrentTune (UNIVAC's conflicted copy 2013-03-21).msq" issues. But even in spite of that, I always have a few current tunes like that.

by the way, if you haven't done it already, you really should re-map the graphs and colors in MLV. it makes it MUCH easier to see data.

just pop this in your MegaLogViewer.properties:
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# Colors all stored in RGB i.e. 
# normally only for System use unless you wish to add colors
white= -1
black=-16777216
dark_blue=-16777038
blue=-16776961
yellow=-256
dark_green=-16731648
green=-16711936
red=-65536
dark_red=-5111808
dark_gray=-10921639
gray=-8355712
lightGray=-1381668
cyan=-16711681
magenta=-65281
pink=-20561
orange=-14336
light_blue=-6697729
lavender=-4226817
mint_green=-8323158
fire_red=-37120
medium_blue=-8340481

# You can set to any of the colors defined above
graphForeColor0=yellow
graphForeColor1=cyan
graphForeColor2=magenta
graphForeColor3=green
graphForeColor4=orange

graphForeColor5=white
graphForeColor6=gray
graphForeColor7=red
graphForeColor8=medium_blue
graphForeColor9=pink

graphForeColor10=lavender
graphForeColor11=light_blue
graphForeColor12=lightGray
graphForeColor13=mint_green
graphForeColor14=fire_red

graphForeColor15=white
graphForeColor16=cyan
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I just biked 12 miles and I'm crushed, lol. This is going to be a long, hard road.
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I just biked 12 miles and I'm crushed, lol. This is going to be a long, hard road.
I haven't been on enough to know why you are biking, but I have been biking to the gym which is about 5 miles each way for the past two months. The first week was killer. It feels fking great though. And now it's not bad at all.

When I start school this summer I'll be biking there too. It's the same distance since I work out at the school. The 110 degree days are going to suck. A lot.
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Originally Posted by FRT_Fun View Post
I haven't been on enough to know why you are biking, but I have been biking to the gym which is about 5 miles each way for the past two months. The first week was killer. It feels fking great though. And now it's not bad at all.

When I start school this summer I'll be biking there too. It's the same distance since I work out at the school. The 110 degree days are going to suck. A lot.
I'd bike to the gym, but let's just say I just peddled those 12 miles and was yelled at by 50% of the cars who passed and one dude tried to hit me with the mirror of his truck.

I tried to do the elliptical for years but it doesn't motivate nor push me. I had to end the stationary bike because it makes my right knee burn in pain; the osteopath said the x-ray and MRI show nothing negative.

I'm 32, the metabolism is slowing and I want to stay fit...doing zero cardio is not the path to a long, healthy life so I picked-up that bike above for $300 and started riding. It's something that can motivate me (I really want to go home at the half way point), it's almost fun, and you get to see something other than the inside of a gym while doing it. It's also been fairly inexpensive up to this point. I plan to get a baller bike (sub $1k) later this summer if the hobby sticks as motivation.
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
"CurrentTune (UNIVAC's conflicted copy 2013-03-21).msq"
Your machine's name is UNIVAC?



Like I said, the only time this usually happens to me is when I do something like drive home with the Laptop connected but put the laptop into sleep mode before it's had a chance to sync to the home network. Then, I open TunerStudio on my desktop, and this creates a conflict. (Both machines now have a "new" version of CurrentTune.MSQ)

It's not a big deal, just something to watch out for.

Aside from that, DropBox rocks my world. I have wanted something like this since I first started using a laptop 13 years ago, and found myself having to be sure to manually sync files between it and my desktop PC. Now, I keep whatever projects I am working on (business projects) in a dropbox folder that's synced to all five of the PCs which I regularly use.

Beyond the obvious syncing features, the fact that DropBox stores several revisions-deep of each file has saved my *** on numerous occasions. Let's say you accidentally save over an important file. Under normal conditions, you're fucked. At best, you can go back to the most recent backup you have which, for me, could be up to 24 hours old.

With DropBox, you can revert back to previous versions of any file. So you can say "I want the version of this file that existed before I saved over it at 2:30pm today" and you've got it.

So it's like Apple's Time Machine, only better. Rather than backups being time-based (eg, hourly) it's revision based. You could save a single file thirty times in an hour, and decide "Oops, I want to go back to the seventeenth version of that file", and you got it.


For everyone else:

TL;DR: Get Dropbox. It's cool.
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I'm too cool for dropbox. I'm setting up Git to handle my MS files.

Actually that's not a bad idea, I need to learn Git anyway.
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TL;DR: Get Dropbox. It's cool.
have you already got all the free additional space you can without harassing people?

You can go through their "Free" page and do all that.
You can also turn on camera upload and take a few minutes of video and let it bump up your space and then delete the video.

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I'm too cool for dropbox. I'm setting up Git to handle my MS files.

Actually that's not a bad idea, I need to learn Git anyway.
Git would actually be a horrible way to handle MS files. With dropbox everything is automatically synced. With Git you would have to push when you are done tuning on one machine and then pull from the other machine to get the files.

Learning Git though is not a bad idea.
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have you already got all the free additional space you can without harassing people?
I haven't maxxed it out, but I'm up to something like 5 or 6 gigs total with only about 3 used. It's easy to do yourself- just create a virtual machine and a disposable email address and invite yourself. Rinse & repeat.

You can also turn on camera upload and take a few minutes of video and let it bump up your space and then delete the video.
I never realized this was an option. It dynamically expands as you upload video, and then doesn't shrink again afterwards?
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