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What if you have a Mac
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:53:23 am »
Excited to get my mcThings, but wondering how I can use it if we are a Mac shop?

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 09:22:14 am »
Hi Rich!
Our software is not setup for Macs however, you can run windows on a virtual machine on a Mac and connect to mc-Studio and your modules. One of our engineers actually uses a Mac and runs a virtual machine. He uses Virtual Box: www.virtualbox.org and its just a matter of getting Windows so you can use the devices.
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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 05:11:27 pm »
mc-T2: Would you please make a tutorial of how to configure the virtualbox and how to get your IDE to run?

I have tried to get it to work, but all attempts fails when your different softwares tries to load the FTD2xx.dll.
The dll files exists within the path but fails to load at Windows 10, running as a guest os?!..

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 01:33:16 am »
What error message do you receive? Another user reported same issue but not in virtual machine.
Connecting the mcDongle to that machine solved the issue. Please try that, if it does not solve your issue, provide us with the error message that you receive.

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2016, 05:06:53 pm »
I do not have a mcDongle, only the gateway..  Could that be it?

Here are some screendumps

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2016, 05:58:01 pm »
Hello. I guess that you have tried to install the driver?
But it looks like same error that the other user reported, and it was solved when connecting the mcDongle.
Have you bought just a mcGateway? You need the mcDongle to update the firmware on you mcModules.

If you got your kit from the kickstarter campaign then look in your anti static bags, one if them will be the mcDongle.

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 11:26:22 am »
Thanks, didn't know the mcdongle were included.

Yes I have installed the drivers and things started to work when I connected the mcdongle.

After the OSX had detected it had something on the USB bus I had to choose the mcdongle in virtualbox usb settings.

After that everything worked. :)

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 11:38:25 am »
Probably another topic, but:  How are mcdongle and gateway related and where to start, as a newbie, in the kickstarter package?

Have watched your movies but not really clear over how everything is supposed to work with each other... 

Found this thread that is somewhat a start but don't give much information of how you see your platform should work. And how the data flow is suppose to go. 

"Finding my way around McThings"
http://mcthings.createaforum.com/general-discussion/re-post-'finding-my-way-around-mcthings'/msg21/?topicseen#msg21

Is there any more details to find, as of now, or will it come in the future?

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2016, 12:04:08 pm »
Hello.
Great that you have it up and running.
The first thing to do is to update every product to the latest firmware. You will find the firmware and instructions on the download page.

In mcStudio there you will find some example codes just to get you started.

And you will find good information on mcThings YouTube channel and also in the documentation found in download page.

And if you need any more specific help just post that question on the forum and I could almost guarantee that you will get the help you need.

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2016, 01:24:21 pm »
Ok thanks, will look around and use the forum more.

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2016, 01:25:35 pm »
mcstudio crashes continously after a few minutes usage. I do not know if this is because of virtualbox or so, but here is the screendump.


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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2016, 01:28:21 pm »
Did you click the gateway config button just before that error message?
it seems that you are trying to configure the virtual gateway, that is not supported.

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2016, 01:35:02 pm »
Yes, it shows up when I do that.

But it also shows when I try to config the real gateway.


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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2016, 01:35:48 pm »
note: I had to configure NIC into bridge mode to be able to get windows to find the gateway, as a guest os inside virtualbox.

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2016, 01:39:35 pm »
Please update the mcGateway to the latest version, both update with USB stick and with mcDongle.
You use very old software right now.

Latest firmware today is:
Gw version: 0.6-359
LpLan Version: 0.7-404