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Wellon universal device programmers & Macs?

Discussion in 'Electronic Equipment' started by Paul Conners, Nov 19, 2010.

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  1. Paul Conners

    Paul Conners Guest

    The Chinese universal device programmers by Wellon available on e-Pain are
    designed for Windows OS only.

    I have installed the software on a Mac under OS X 10.5 using the CrossOver
    implementation of Wine, and it seems to run. That's the easy part. Of course,
    it's not communicating with programmer, and that's the source of my question.
    I don't want to spend the $$ until I can be assured it will work.

    Has anyone installed one of the Wellon USB programers on a Mac? Does it work?
    What virtualization implementation did you use: Parallels Desktop? VMWare
    Fusion? Wine (i.e., Crossover)? Was any modification or additional install
    required?

    The only way to know for sure is to buy one, say a prayer, and plug it in.
    I'm hoping someone has done this already.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Paul Conners

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  3. Tim Streater

    Tim Streater Guest

    Oddly enough I've just become interested in how to program EPROMs under
    OS X. Sadly, so far I don't know the answer either in this or the
    general case.
     
  4. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    I'd go for a virtual machine (VMWare). I tried Wine for Linux but it
    only works for populair applications. I doubt Wine will ever be able
    to get it right.
     
  5. A friend has programmed eeproms for his Porche's fuel injection system
    (there is a 'turbo' version that performs better than the factory
    fuel-stingy version). There wasn't a way he could get the eeprom burner
    he has to run on MacOS, so he used Fusion. Seemed to work OK. No, I
    don't know what the burner or software was.

    I think you'll probably have to use BootCamp to get this to work and
    that won't cost you anything but the $140 or so for Windows 7 Pro. Not
    worth it? Then borrow a PC.
     
  6. Tim Streater

    Tim Streater Guest

    That'll prolly be what I'll do.
     
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