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Old 15th February 2013, 11:52 AM   #31
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i prefer to use virtual machines and WINE because natively, windows programs are fairly memory and hardware heavy. My desktop system had an accident with a leak so i'm using an 8yr old Lenovo thinkpad right now with some fairly poor hardware (celeron M 2ghz, 1gb ddr ram, ancient hard drive). This laptop just wouldn't handle windows with everything running on it, especially with the need to run anti-virus on a windows machine.

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Old 15th February 2013, 11:59 AM   #32
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Gafhenderson,
What flavor and version of Linux are you running with Wine? Looks like you have a Russian version of Mathcad going there!
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Old 15th February 2013, 12:09 PM   #33
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Gafhenderson,
What flavor and version of Linux are you running with Wine? Looks like you have a Russian version of Mathcad going there!
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Xubuntu on this one.

Yeah I bought what I thought was a good copy 2nd hand on eBay with English language. Turned out it only had German, Russian etc on it. The licence also doesn't work for the English downloaded version.... I was less than happy so struggled on with the Russian.
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Old 15th February 2013, 12:25 PM   #34
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I have used XP bootcamp for Woofer Tester 3 (Dayton), Omnimic and Room Analyzer II
Would they work in Virtual box? As we have both and app running and it also need to access some hardware throgh the USB port...
I use the Dayton woofer tester with Parallels (virtual) on my Mac Mini and haven't had issues that I would blame on Parallels.
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Old 15th February 2013, 04:17 PM   #35
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I use the Dayton woofer tester with Parallels (virtual) on my Mac Mini and haven't had issues that I would blame on Parallels.

waiting for the other shoe to drop:

what issues, and where would you "place the blame"?
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Old 16th February 2013, 03:13 PM   #36
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waiting for the other shoe to drop:

what issues, and where would you "place the blame"?
I find the Dayton rather ... temperamental. I can measure a driver, get values, remeasure, and sometimes get different values. The differences typically aren't huge, but they aren't the case of being a 1/10th or 1/100th out either. I don't blame the Mac, or Parallels, because I don't have any other inconsistencies from devices using the USB ports.
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Old 16th February 2013, 11:41 PM   #37
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I find the Dayton rather ... temperamental. I can measure a driver, get values, remeasure, and sometimes get different values. The differences typically aren't huge, but they aren't the case of being a 1/10th or 1/100th out either. I don't blame the Mac, or Parallels, because I don't have any other inconsistencies from devices using the USB ports.
I rely on realtime performace and have never been able to get a virtual OS to perform properly.

The issues you describe are due to the virtual machine having some delay accessing the ports in real time. If you run it natively and it still happens then you have some hardware conflict that needs sorting out.
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Old 17th February 2013, 04:04 PM   #38
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Have you noticed what parameters are consistent and what is not.

My guesstimate is that
Most consistent: Pure electrical values like Re and Le
Least consistent: Mechanical like Vas
Intermediary: Values calculated from interacting mechanical and electrical values like Qt.

How picky are you with calibration (everytime or once in while?)
Do you note inconsistencies like different sound levels of the sweep from time to time or random spikes in the graphs?
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Old 18th February 2013, 02:54 PM   #39
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Have you noticed what parameters are consistent and what is not.

My guesstimate is that
Most consistent: Pure electrical values like Re and Le
Least consistent: Mechanical like Vas
Intermediary: Values calculated from interacting mechanical and electrical values like Qt.

How picky are you with calibration (everytime or once in while?)
Do you note inconsistencies like different sound levels of the sweep from time to time or random spikes in the graphs?
Calibrate each time. There are inconsistencies in sound levels, graphs tend to be smooth. i have measured some coils, and even then there are inconsistencies in values .... not huge, but still variances.
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Old 9th September 2013, 09:19 PM   #40
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You folks are making this all too hard. Don't mess with a VM on Mac. Yes, Virtualbox with a Windows XP install will work, but all that just for WinISD or DOSBOX? Meh.

Use Winebottler. It will do no-questions-asked install WINE on your mac and then allow you to run the WinISD install application, too.... When winebottler is done, you'll have WinISD encapsulated inside of a Mac app. No fuss, no configuration, nothing!

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