Originally posted by Toff
By the way, does anybody know what cables are required to use the Pocket PC version of the Vag-Com software?
I assume you're referring to Vag-check. First of all, I think I should clarify the fact that in no way is Vag-check related to Vag-Com. Without wishing to be too critical, as I have found it quite useful, it is not a finished product. Having said that, all you need is a crossover serial cable to put between the RS232 sync connector and your RS232 to ISO adapter. Alternatively, you could do what I did and get a denull cable from Expansys and use that between your PocketPC and your RS232 to ISO adapter.
With Vag-check, beware of the following.
1. The engine load percentage in measuring block 2 is incorrectly calculated.
2. I cannot get it to connect to the central convenience module.
3. Logging and graph functionality is only available to registered users.
4. It is not possible to register the software (thus you will never be able to log data). This is a shame as I would be only too happy to pay for extra functionality, or even for bug fixes, but I guess the author doesn't want to commit himself to supporting his program, and I can fully understand this.
5. Lambda probe voltages and air mass measurements are displayed as integers, rather than floating point values, which ain't a lot of use.
I have reported most of these faults to the author. However, I'm not holding my breath for them to be fixed. It will happen if and when he has both the time and inclination.
As I have several years of software development experience, as well as a freebie download of Embedded Tools for PocketPC from Micro$oft, I was considering writing my own version that just did logging, but I just don't have the time or, I suspect, enough of the relevant information.