Is Needed ?
- A VDO/Dayton Tuner List (or Update List by the way) head
unit and a PC. If you don't have that, we can't help :-).
- A hardware adapter to connect your head unit to your PC. See this page.
- A recent Java Runtime Engine (JRE), such as version 5 (1.5)
- The latest binary release of TLCDCEmu from the SourceForge
- The RxTx library for serial communications. The Windows version
is included in the above zip for convenience, but if you're on Linux,
Mac or Solaris, you'll have to download the library separately
from the RxTx.org website.
to install ?
Suggested install is as follows :
- Install the JRE.
- Unzip the TLCDCEmu binary release where you like.
- If you're under Windows™, copy the .dll files from the lib directory to a
in the PATH. For example, under Windows™, you should copy
them to the bin dir of your JRE (it should be C:\Program
Files\Java\JRE<version>\bin) or in C:\Windows\System32. If you're using another OS, do the same with the corresponding rxtxSerial library.
- Finally, check the serial port settings in
to run ?
- Connect all your wires and power your hardware adapter.
- Start your PC.
- Start TLCDCEmu.bat. It should initialize and show a few things
on the console. If you have activated the GUIPlugin, a window should open like on the screenshot page.
- Turn your head unit on.
- You should now be able to switch the source of your head unit to the "CD Changer"
position (display shows TR1 CD1). The SPDIF is now activated and you should hear the sound coming out of the car speakers.
- According to the plugins you have activated, different behaviours may be enabled. See the plugins page for more information.
to stop ?
To exit cleanly, type q + return
in the console window. The GUI should
be seen as a plugin for HLCDCEmu, and that's why it is not recommended to
close the application from this plugin.
Of course, any dirty exit (closing the console, CTRL-C, pulling the plug) will work too...
If you exit while your head unit is still turned on and on CD Changer position, it should display LINK
ERR after a few seconds...
to customize ?
In the TLCDCEmu.properties
file, you can change a few things :
- SerialPortName indicates the serial port your adapter is
connected to. It uses the platform-dependant names (e.g. COM1 on
Windows(TM) or /dev/ttyS0 on Linux).
- DebugLevel gives you more or less information on the
console. It ranges from 0 (none) to 6 (debug).
- Plugins is a comma separated list of classes. More information on the plugins page.
- SerialDriverClass should remain with the value gnu.io.RXTXCommDriver for the current version.
For now, please use this
on mp3car to discuss your experience with the emulator.
you feel it deserves it...
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