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Old Tue, Jun-12-2018, 10:27:29 PM   #1
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Default Coding/Tuning on a Macbook Pro using Parallels/Vmware/Bootcamp ?

As the title states. Is anyone coding/tuning their cars on a MBP using a virtual machine. I originally coded my car a few years back using an ancient ibm thinkpad which is no longer up to the task of even being powered on. I now have a MBP w/ touch bar and was wondering how many of you are coding using apple pc's. Could your share your thoughts on what VM software I should use and why?

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Default Re: Coding/Tuning on a Macbook Pro using Parallels/Vmware/Bootcamp ?

I run all my Audi and BMW coding software through Parallels on my MBP.

I don't recall what exactly made me decide on Parallels over VMWare at the time, but I've been running it for a couple years with no issues and have no complaints with the performance.
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I boot up windows 10 through boot camp. Works flawlessly.
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i do all of my coding on a '15 MBP running vmware fusion. no issues for the last 5 years.
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This should quell any worries you have:

I've done Exx, Fxx, and Gxx chassis diagnostics/coding/flashing with these programs, in the following configuration:
  • Guest OS
    • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Hypervisor
    • Linux host OS, running Linux KVM
    • macOS host OS, running VMWare Fusion
  • Applications
    • BMW Scanner 1.4 (BMW Scanner interface only)
    • NCSExpert+NCSDummy
    • NavCoder
    • BMWAiCoder
    • ESys
    • INPA
    • ISTA-D
    • PerfektToolBox
    • Dr.Gini
    • Tool32
    • MSSFlasher
    • Galletto 1260
    • WinKFP
    • ECUFlash (subaru stuff)
    • Siemens Flash Tool
    • BMWFlash
    • ECUWorx MSS5x mod tool
    • TunerPro
    • RomRaider
  • Interfaces/cables
    • BMW Scanner cable/interface (BMW Scanner application only)
    • onestopelectronics K+DCAN cable
    • Rolf Resler IBUS/KBUS USB adapter
    • ENET cable
    • Ediabaslib Bluetooth adapter (by forwarding the entire host BT device to the guest)

So I feel I've pretty conclusively tested it... you should be 100% OK

I personally have been a VMWare Fusion user for 5-6 years, Parallels never really did anything special for me. VMWare can easily shared folders (presented to Windows as the Z: drive), shared copy/paste, and a few other neat tricks that make coding much easier. I honestly wouldn't code/tune on native Windows if I had the choice. As a quick example, I keep my TunerPro XDFs on the host (macOS/Linux) and edit them in ViM in the terminal, and then just slide over to Windows and reload the file, boom, changes are made.
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