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Old 05-21-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default TunerStudio First Time Setup

I know this has been a topic of conversation before, but here is a concise version with pictures.

How-To: Setup TunerStudioMS


This article will explain how to get your project set up so that you can communicate with your MegaSquirt ECU. Before beginning the procedure this article outlines, please be sure that that you have already downloaded and installed our software package to your tuning laptop, and you have installed firmware into your MegaSquirt ECU.

Step 1. Plugging up.
If you just finished installing firmware to your MegaSquirt ECU, you probably are already powered up and connected to your tuning laptop. If not, let's go ahead and connect your MegaSquirt ECU to your laptop and supply 12 volts. The easiest and safest way to do this would be to use our 12V power supply, or you can do this with your MegaSquirt in your car.

Step 2. Open the tuning software.
With the MegaSquirt ECU now powered up and connected to the laptop, open up your Windows menu and browse over to your program files. We will want to open the MegaSquirt folder and start the program called TunerStudio MS.




Step 3. Basic configuration
After TunerStudio opens, mouse over to the File menu. We will want to open File > Project > New Project. This will open the Create New Project Menu. Add a project name, any name you want. I recommend using the firmware version loaded into your ECU as part of the description. For example, I have called my project 95M Miata 2.1.1.
After naming your project, let's click on the Detect button on the middle, right side of the Create New Project menu.



Clicking this button will ask TunerStudio to find the MegaSquirt that is connected to your laptop, and will identify the com port number and firmware version loaded to the ECU. After TunerStudio calls out the com port number and ECU firmware definition, click Accept.





To set the ECU Definition, TunerStudio will need to match up your ECU's firmware to its corresponding ini file that is saved on your laptop. This may happen automatically. However if TunerStudio does not find the coresponding .ini file, you will need to set it up manually.

Step 4. Setting up ECU Definition

A. Automatically
If TunerStudio is able to detect your ECU Definition automatically, just click Accept and skip to step 5.

B. Manually
If TunerStudio does not automatically find the correct .ini file, it will pop up a dialog box saying that the configuration file was not found locally and ask you if you want it to look on the web for the file. Click No on this box. We'll point TunerStudio to this file manually.



On our Create New Project menu, click on Other and then the … button under Detect. This is going to open up our windows broswer.



You will need to browse over to the firmware definition folder that you previously uploaded to your MegaSquirt. Generally these will be found in your C/Program Files/MegaSquirt directory, but could be stored elsewhere depending on where you have chosen to save files. Because I loaded MS2E 2.1.1 to my ECU, I will open the 2.1.1 folder, and then chose the .ini file inside the folder. Then click Next> on the Create New Project menu. This will set our ECU definition.

Important. There could be multiple .ini files to select in some firmware versions. This is to allow for the differences in code between MegaSquirt and MicroSquirt ECUs. Not all firmware versions will have multiple .ini files, but if yours does, be sure to chose the correct one. Use the MS file if you have a MegaSquirt ECU, or use the uS file if you have a MicroSquirt. A DIYPNP is a MicroSquirt.


Step 5. Project Properties.
Now we will set up our project's properties. You can set your o2 sensor type for narrowband or various wideband sensors, as well as other preferences. We will also need to set up TunerStudio for a MegaSquirt or MicroSquirt ECU. We will do this by using the dropdown menus called MICROSQUIRT_FULL and MICROSQUIRT_MODULE. Please follow the below chart for the proper settings:




Click Next> when finished



Step 6. Confirming Settings
We're almost there. TunerStudio is simply confirming our configuration. It's repeating back the project name, the com port that your MegaSquirt ECU is connected to, and the baud rate of the communication. This should be set to 9600 for an MS1 or 115200 for MS2 or MS3. If this all looks good, click Next>



Step 7. Choosing a Dash Configuration
TunerStudio has a large variety on how it can display your virtual dashboard. Here you can chose from a few different preset gauge types. Chose the one that looks best to you, and click Finish. If you have trouble deciding, this is something you can always change later.




Congratulations, your TunerStudio project is ready to go, and you are ready to start configuring your basemap.
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Great post
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Much needed thread, nice job.

You should mention where to put .inc project files from easytherm.
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Much needed thread, nice job.

You should mention where to put .inc project files from easytherm.
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The .inc part has always confused me.
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Worked great for me using VMWare. Only if I could get it running on the Mac OS now. . .because VMWare sucks the battery out in about 45 minutes of tuning. :(
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How do I determine my ECU definition which I set up years ago and haven't touched since?
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Plug it in while setting up and use the button that "reads" the MS and figures it out. Forget what the button is labeled as, but it's on that same screen.
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Plug it in while setting up and use the button that "reads" the MS and figures it out. Forget what the button is labeled as, but it's on that same screen.
'Detect'
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"detect" when setting up a new project.
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Plug it in while setting up and use the button that "reads" the MS and figures it out. Forget what the button is labeled as, but it's on that same screen.
There's no file or menu that tells me what it is? I'm trying to look at someone else's MSQ and share mine but can't get the opened.
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How do I determine my ECU definition which I set up years ago and haven't touched since?
Any of the below:
  1. TunerStudio Detect
  2. Portcheck
  3. Open .msq in notepad and read the header

Looks like the images in the writeup got nuked somehow? If you don't see them, they still exist on our site:
http://www.diyautotune.com/tech_arti...dio_how_to.htm
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I'm said noob. Also it looks like you can just go to File > Project > Project Properties to see it.

It looks like MS1-Extra 029v from what I can tell. Trying to google that firmware version (I'm running MS2 Extra Serial 310 I believe and it won't load his .msq) to see it currently.

Edit: Can't find that old version. Find the one you're using and email me.

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Looks like the images in the writeup got nuked somehow?
Images in the 1st post have been fixed.
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