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Old Aug 27th, 2018, 09:08   #1
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Hello all. I am finally going to try and access my LPG ECU as I have had several issues with fuel trim and the only way I can seem to clear codes is to disconnect the battery. I can see lots of communications cables for sale that connect to the BRC ststem but, I cannot seem to find the software for sale anywhere. I am after some compatible with Linux/ Mac OSX. Can anyone give me a pointer please?

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Good luck with that. Sorry, however, I'm a Mac user and have been for since the mid 90s. I have never seen CNG/LPG software that wasn't PC based.
You will struggle. In fact, worse than that, I can be pretty sure you will fail. Even with a PC, they're not quite like the Mac world. You might be OK with BRC, but often the older software and more obscure software is not around, so if you didn't get it or the data leads for it, at the time, it's eBay and hope.

The good thing is, PCs being what they are, they are cheaper new, but prices drop like a stone. If they're more than five minutes old, you'll get one second-hand for peanuts.
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BRC is right PITA as there hundreds of versions of teh software and a lot of cables and many that look the same but are not teh same. Very hard to connect DIY (bad enough for a BRC installer) without adding not being a Microsoft user
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OK, 'classic' has corrected me a little with the details, but essentially, especially with a Mac, it's a non-starter. Sorry.
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It's not all doom and gloom, if you can find the correct windows software for your ECU, you can probably get it running under Linux using Wine. The tricky part is getting the serial comms rules set up so that the software can talk to the cable.

There is a sticky at the top of the forum about using Linux with AEB/Leonardo software, and the procedure is pretty much the same for most of the other makes.

If you really want to try it with a Mac, then you'll probably be able to run the software using Wine, but the Mac treats serial ports in a rather strange way (compared to other 'nix based operating systems) and you might run into difficulties mapping the physical ports to Wine's virtual serial ports.

So post details of which BRC system you've got installed, and hopefully someone will recognise it and point you towards some windows software, and the right type of cable, and then we can move on to getting it to work on your computer.
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Just got an cooking-grade clunker Packard Bell 8 year old PC laptop for 45. If it were Mac of that vintage it'd be worth 3-400.


So I can back up my point, re how cheap perfectly decent PCs are. Needs PC software to run, I've a classic car that needs a 123ignition programable dizzy.

Old PCs become throwaway very quickly. At 45 I can leave it the shed for next time I look at the dizzy.
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