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#1 jonwil

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:29 AM

I have a RIS 2.0 set with a USB IR tower and I am running Windows 7 x64, is there a way I can use my RCX with this setup?

#2 keroro

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:53 AM

Yes...i have rcx 2.0 and the software run correctly..

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:48 AM

Have you also tried http://bricxcc.sourceforge.net/ (that will work with Vista so I guess 7 as well).

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#4 le60head

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:24 PM

i also had no trouble running RIS 2.0 under win7 using USB IR Tower. If i remember correctly, there was some sort of a patch for the IR tower driver.
If you have any trouble, let me know. I'll do what i can to help you :)

#5 88high

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

Ahh, outdated software and current CPU... I think you can run it as long as you get that patch that leg60head was talking about

#6 le60head

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:14 PM

Sorry, i got a little mixed up.
There's a patch for the RIX 2.0 and an USB IR Tower driver

Here's what the readme of the USB tower driver says:

"Only install this if you have Hyper-threading capabilities of your processor.

Donґt know if you do or donґt ?
Just run the main program without this patch, if it freezes install it :)"

The patch is said to be for win XP, but i guess it works for win7 ( works fine for me at least )

Is it okay if i attach in this topic ?

#7 jonwil

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:59 AM

What I really need is a working 64-bit driver for the IR tower, none of the suggestions in this post seem to indicate one exists.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:06 AM

Have you read the various suggestions on this Windows Seven Forums topic?  Steve Putz (a respected Lego Mindstorms AFOL from California USA) has some good ideas there.

#9 le60head

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:12 PM

I am running win7 Ultimate x86.
I just installed RIS2, then installed USB infrared tower xp-patch, and voila - downloaded firmware. Everything works as expected.



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