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da_Start: DMX Start Adress Setter

Discussion in 'Software Utilities & Other Sequencers' started by David_AVD, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Adam007

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    Does it error or anything?

    I am running it fine on two PC's myself.

    Just a thought, have you extracted the program as it is a ZIP file. You need to extract the folder using built in Windows software, or something like WINRAR. Then you can run the program from the extracted folder.
     
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    Back before da_start was around we used any program that was capable of outputting DMX values. I used to use xlights or LOR to set the start addresses using the instructions in the wiki

    http://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/DC48
     
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    I cant get da_start to run no matter what I try, but Steve showed me how to do it threw da_e131, so all sorted :).

    I have all my elements made and am ready to build my sequence :)
     
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    Did you unzip the file?

    Do you get an error message?
     
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    well... I assume I unzipped it.... but cant be sure.... my main computer just wont even open it...

    on my laptop I get the error ftd2xx.dll is missing
     
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    So you double click on the da_Start.exe file but nothing happens at all?

    You need to install the FTDI driver to use a USB-DMX dongle. See the wiki page here.
     
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    that's right nothing happens at all....

    I don't need to worry now, as Steve showed me how to do it using da_e131, I am all sorted :)

    I also done have a usb dongle.... I use a D4
     
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    da_Start is not for programming the Ray Wu 3 channel boards. You'd have to use David Moore's program or the Ray Wu hardware programmer.
     
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    Thanks for the quick update, it never hurts to ask
     
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    What about using xlights? Can it be done using that?
     

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