I'm using VZcm with my new Acer laptop with WIN 10 pro 64 bit. Works just fine. Went and made a few tweaks the other day without any issuesI was thinking of resetting my redline/shift indicator points and maybe the welcome message and dug out my old laptop that has these programs on it. My "modern" computer is a desktop so I've kept that old laptop (glorified netbook really) around. After it updated the virus protection for about an hour it was up and running and doing just fine. Not as speedy as my desktop, but a whole lot faster than my even older netbook which can barely even function nowadays after I loaded Win10 onto it. Should have left it on Win7. Wish I could find a way to revert it back and see if that would help.
ANYWAY, I tried to get the VZcm program to work and I didn't success. The old OSE and spreadsheet tool just make it all work so well a dork like me can have success with it. The only problem I ever had with OSE was finding the right speeds and settings to connect to the cluster on a regular basis. Most of the time I just go with the suggested settings and try it again and again until it connects. Connects about 1 time in 15-20 tries, but it usually works eventually.
I routinely use the OSE tool. it does involve some extra steps, but I think it's a lot easier.Yeah, I think I'm the only hold out. I wish someone could just sit down beside me and show me how to use VZClusterMod. Reading the instructions does nothing for me but it would make great sense if I could just see it being used. Of course it would help if I could get it to load and run on my laptop.....
This is impressive. A huge improvement over the dummy gauge that I was bewildered to find out that we we have on our cars. Wonder how hard it would be to silk screen some details on the gauge face for 100* and 240* ?VZcm is pretty dang easy to use.
I made up my own custom coolant temp scale a few months ago too. I hated how our temp gauge (even with the revised settings) doesn’t move till 140°.
Decided to make a custom scale that would move the needle off cold at 100°, and move linear all the way up to 240°.
It’s so much nicer having a true coolant temp gauge now.
One mod I highly suggest you forgo is the gear indicator. It’s cool for about 10 minutes, then becomes nothing but an annoyance.