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Old 10-18-2013, 05:26 AM
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BM Technic

Hi,

I am having problems with installing the BM Technic software on my PC.

I have installed the LaunchPad and the DIS program, but the LaunchPad doesn't see the DIS, the Button is greyed out and it says Install VMWare.

I have found VMWare on the internet and installed that but still no joy.
Do I have to install the VMWare before I install the BM Technic software?

I have installed this software a few years ago and it was all OK then, What am I doing wrong this time?

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by aynedapis View Post
Hi,

I am having problems with installing the BM Technic software on my PC.

I have installed the LaunchPad and the DIS program, but the LaunchPad doesn't see the DIS, the Button is greyed out and it says Install VMWare.

I have found VMWare on the internet and installed that but still no joy.
Do I have to install the VMWare before I install the BM Technic software?

I have installed this software a few years ago and it was all OK then, What am I doing wrong this time?

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks

Do you mean Bavarian Technic? BM might mean other than what you intend.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:19 PM
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VMware is a virtual machine software.

Normally, you run DIS in VMware with all the necessary specs DIS requires.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:11 AM
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bm technic

Thanks for your replies,

I have tried the Bavarian Technic Soft ware and it doesnt recognise the BM Technic Cable.

The BM Technic Installation requires you to install VMWare from the installation screen.
But I think BM Technic are out of buisness and the server that the installation takes you too no longer exists so an error message is displayed. As a result the DIS program will not run.

I have installed VMWare from the VMWare Web Site, but it doesnt seem to link up with the BM Technic program.

Does anyone know how to install the VMWare externally for the BM Technic program?
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:54 PM
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Some caveats:-
It involves a registry key being added. This is potentially dangerous to your system. Though it's quite straightforward.
I'm using Windows 8 (on a Mac actually) so it may be different for other Windows versions - though I suspect not.

I had already run the BMT installer and installed the cable software and inpa and tried to install VMWare but it wouldn't run as it wants to be downloaded through BMT's site which is not now possible..
I downloaded and installed VMWare Player 6 from the VMWare site.
Running the BMT installer it would not let me progress to install DIS as it recognised that another version of VM was installed and insisted on me uninstalling that blah, blah.

So I googled for a while and came up with a couple of registry tweaks and the added efforts of both of these have allowed the installation of DIS to go ahead. And it works on my car

Press Windows key + R and the run dialogue window will open.
Type in regedit and press enter
In the window that opens navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Wow6432Node
BMTechnic
v4

expand that (click on the little arrow) and you should see Inpa folder already there.

Right-click on v4 and select New --> key and in the little new box type in VMP and hit enter.
Left click to highlight that new key and in the right pane underneath the entry Default right-click and select New --> DWORD(32 bit) Value [I'm on 64 bit but still used that one] and in the new entry that appears type in Installed and hit enter.
Double click on that entry and in the box that opens up change the value from 0 to 1 then click OK.

N.B. Apparently you'll only have the Wow6432Node key if you're using 64 bit Windows as that is what allows 32bit stuff to work, so if you're using 32 bit Windows what you want will be
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
BMTechnic
v4

Close the window.

Now you'll need to change the IP address of the vmnet1 Ethernet adapter to 192.168.68.1 in network settings in control panel.

Now the installer should acknowledge that VMWare is installed and allow you to select install DIS in the installer window.

Once that's done open VMWare Player and import the virtual machine - which is in c:\virtualmachines\dis

That's it, you're done.

Please be aware that any mistake in navigating the Windows registry and entering something wrong will cause some serious damage. Be very careful!!!
If you're not comfortable don't do it or get someone who is comfortable to do it for you.

Either way you should backup the registry before you start!

I have tried it and works perfect
From *********.co.uk reinstalling DIS BM TECHNIC
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