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I have a beta of VirtualVP, v. 1.2.4 that temporarily addresses the problem of the new Loop command in VP firmware 1.90. If a program asks the console, through VirtualVP what the firmware version is, VirtualVP simply passes along what the console says. But if it's firmware v. 1.90, then the weather program assumes it can use the new loop command, which VirtualVP does not support. This v. 1.2.4 of VirtualVP temporarily addresses this by filtering the response to the version command so it reports an earlier version so the weather program will not assume the loop2 command can be used. This problem only occurs if you have the 1.90 firmware, and use the latest VirtualWeatherStation or 5.9.x of WeatherLink, and possibly the latest PC-Wetterstation. The beta is a zip of the exe, which can be extracted and placed in the folder where VirtualVP is installed. The download is here: http://www.softwx.com/weather/virtualvp/virtualvp1.2.4.zip

I would like to add native support in VirtualVP for the new loop2 command, but have not gotten my hands on the specs for the command. If anyone has that, I would be thankful if you could email it to me (steve at softwx.com).

Also, a VirtualVP user alerted me to a virtual serial port driver I had not encountered before. It is a fully signed driver, so it can be used on 64-bit Windows without having to jump through any other hoops, and it's free. The link is on the download page at softwx.com, but to save you having to go there here is this link: http://k5fr.com/ddutilwiki/index.php?title=VSP_Manager
I have not tested it myself, but a couple VirtualVP users have been using it and report that it works well.

Steve

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 01:21:01 AM »
tried to do the update and  says file is there would you like to replace, i say yes then its password protected? How can i go on to updating?
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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 01:00:44 AM »
tried to do the update and  says file is there would you like to replace, i say yes then its password protected? How can i go on to updating?

Josh,

Kind of sounds like a windows password you have put in at some point.
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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 07:53:11 AM »
Hi,

I'm running seven with weatherlink and would like to use virtualVP, what would be the best solution with virtual serialport ?

thnaks a lot

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 11:05:19 AM »
Why not just use the TCP/IP connection and forget the virtual serial ports.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 11:33:23 AM »
Could you explain me how to configure these softwares weatherlink & VirtualVP and my Vantage pro 2 ? all were working fine under XP Sp2

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 01:31:12 PM »
Here are the settings for VVP, VWS, and WL.  Screenshots attached.  You will need to restart VVP.  Hope this helps.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 02:20:38 PM »
Thank you very much jay :)

I need vws to run tcp/ip with vantage pro 2, not possible without this software ? does it possible to get free vws version ?



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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 02:28:19 PM »
You do not need VWS.  Just set up Virtual Vantage Pro and Weatherlink.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 02:57:09 PM »
I don't understand how to configure weatherlink and VVP with the station  :roll:

VP2 connected via USB port to my computer and after ? I'm running seven 64 bits
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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 01:25:08 PM »
I am not familiar with using the USB connection with Vantage Pro.  I'm not sure how VVP would connect.  Maybe someone else can help.  I did find out that VSP Manager is not available any longer.  Your only other option is to purchase a virtual port driver.  The problem is that microsoft has decided to charge a lot of money to license 64 bit drivers.  Here is a link where you can buy one if you want.  http://www.eterlogic.com/Products.VSPE.html

Hope that helps.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 02:20:16 PM »
thank you Jay for your help

 I bought windows and I don't want to give money for these drivers... excepted to Tinplate ;)


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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2010, 01:44:35 PM »
http://tibbo.com/downloads/soi/tdst.html has the old versions of VSP

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 08:45:53 AM »
For a while, there was a free virtual serial port driver that was signed. But the author of that driver had to pull it from availability because of a license issue with a third party component utilized in the driver. With that gone, there were no free signed drivers. To address this issue, I have obtained the certificate necessary to do the signing process, and am donating this service to the com0com open source virtual serial port project. The author of that software has added me as a developer on that project, and I'm working with him to provide signed 64-bit versions.

He will put together the next release containing the signed drivers, but I have a version that can be used to beta test. So if a couple people that are already using com0com on 64 bits using windows test mode can email me at support at softwx.com, I will send you the signed version to try out. I'd like you to take windows out of test mode, test that the driver no longer works in normal windows, then update the driver with files I will send you, then test that the updated driver works. This test will only work if you already have com0com installed, as I don't have a whole installer package built. I only have the new signed driver, catalog, and inf file.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 11:55:55 AM »
Ok, I now have the full install for the signed 64 bit version of com0com. So if there are a couple people that didn't want to the the windows test mode thing, aren't using another virtual serial port driver, and want to beta test the signed 64-bit version of com0com, send an email to support at softwx.com

Steve

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2011, 05:37:13 AM »
Hey Steve,

I would be interested by the the signed 64 bit version of com0com so if you could help me to get it.. ?

cheers


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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2015, 10:12:23 PM »
Tinplate,

 If you go to the link to get the 64 bit driver  http://k5fr.com/ddutilwiki/index.php?title=VSP_Manager, below is the answer from his website.

If you are an Amateur Radio Operator and would like to use VSP Manager for your *Personal* use, contact me with your call letters and I'll be happy to send you a copy.
Please Note! If you're not a licensed Amateur Radio Operator don't bother to apply. There are no exceptions to this rule.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2015, 07:42:53 PM »
 Download from eterlogic the 64bit virtual serial port emulator software. It's only $24.95 for the license. SteveFitz1 recommended it and it is working just fine.


http://www.eterlogic.com/Products.VSPE.html

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2015, 02:59:17 PM »
Thanks for the URL CurtisZM. I downloaded the VSPE Serial Emulator but keep crashing every 10 to 12 hours in Splitter Mode. I switched to TCPServer mode, have you had any issues?
BTW I did purchase the 64bit license.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2015, 07:25:25 PM »
You need to create a pair.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2015, 09:33:17 PM »
Thanks for the URL CurtisZM. I downloaded the VSPE Serial Emulator but keep crashing every 10 to 12 hours in Splitter Mode. I switched to TCPServer mode, have you had any issues?
BTW I did purchase the 64bit license.

I agree with CurtisZM. Try running in Paired Mode. Here's my config.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2015, 04:07:41 PM »
Thanks, since I switched to TCP Server Mode I have not had any issues and I can also run my software on other PC's on my LAN.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2016, 09:55:13 PM »
Does this allow someone to install VirtualVP on a 64 Bit Windows 8.1 machine and allow WeatherLink and Cumulus to run at the same time? If so, can someone give me a rundown of the instructions and a direct link to the installer? I need to email this to someone who's not a member of these forums. He needs VirtualVP running on his Windows 8.1 64 Bit machine so he can run WeatherLink and Cumulus at the same time.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2016, 12:34:32 AM »
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I had it working on Windows 7; on Windows 8 had lots of problems running Weatherlink and Cumulus was fine but VVP would eventually fail due to WL issues; don't use Windows 8.1.  To me it was not reliable so stopped using it.

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Re: minor VirtualVP update and signed 64 bit virtual serial driver
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2016, 03:30:11 PM »
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I had it working on Windows 7; on Windows 8 had lots of problems running Weatherlink and Cumulus was fine but VVP would eventually fail due to WL issues; don't use Windows 8.1.  To me it was not reliable so stopped using it.

Paul

Sounds good. Thanks for the info! I'll tell him basically he needs to scrap the idea of it for now. Only reason he wanted to run Cumulus was to create a weather website, and now he's cancelled his hosting package for it anyway, so I don't see the point of him needing to run Cumulus and WeatherLink. :-)
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