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Re: [ASCOM] ASCOM, ServoCAT, 64bit Win7

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  • jwswitzer2
    Peter, Thanks for the update. Let me know where to go from here. John
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 20 10:05 AM
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      Peter,

      Thanks for the update. Let me know where to go from here.

      John

      --- In ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com, "peschman2001" <eschman@...> wrote:
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      >
      >
      > Conform needs to bed run in 32-bit mode when testing 32-bit drivers
      > under Windows 64-bit. It may be best to continue this thread by
      > private email, especially in light of BlueTooth connection issues.
      > I tried repeatedly to get Bluetooth to Serial working under Windows
      > 7 64-bit, and finally concluded that it is not a realistic solution
      > for me
      >
      > Peter Eschman
      >
      > --- In ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com, "jwswitzer2" <jswitzer42@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Peter,
      > >
      > > I downoaded and ran the ASCOM Compliance Check App. I received the following message:
      > >
      > > "Incompatible Driver (ServoCAT.Telescope}
      > > This 32 bit driver won't work in a 64bit application even though it is correctly registered as a 32bit COM driver. Please contgact the driver author and request an updated driver."
      > >
      > > John Switzer
      > > Center Point, IN
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com, "peschman2001" <eschman@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi John,
      > > >
      > > > Actually, my earlier email to you said "Yes, the driver works under Win7
      > > > 64-bit", not that it should work. The ASCOM ServoCAT driver v4.4.4 passed
      > > > all conformance tests using Windows 64-bit before it was released last fall.
      > > >
      > > > I think Bob's suggestion is a good one, so please try using POTH and the
      > > > motion control buttons. Also, be sure that your ArgoNavis is in mode:
      > > > Catalog, From Planetarium
      > > >
      > > > Another option is to download a copy of Sky Charts (a free download) and try
      > > > using that in place of Deep Sky Planner. If you try Sky Charts (Cartes du
      > > > Ciel), be sure to download the 32-bit version, since the 64-bit version is
      > > > not fully debugged at this time. You can find Sky Charts here:
      > > > http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/index.php
      > > >
      > > > Peter Eschman
      > > > Developer of the ASCOM ServoCAT driver
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In ASCOM-Talk@yahoogroups.com, Bob Denny <rdenny@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > What do you mean "won't slew"? Does it show any error? Or does it silently fail to slew? Try to connect with the POTH utility that comes with the ASCOM platform. Can you slew with that tool?
      > > > >
      > > > > -- Bob
      > > > >
      > > > > On Apr 18, 2012, at 12:37, "jwswitzer2" <jswitzer42@> wrote:
      > > > > > Does anyone have the ServoCAT driver working under ASCOM on a 64bit Win 7 system? If so, what did you do to get it to work? I am using Deep Sky Planner for the application software.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I have it working on XP 32bit and Win7 32bit, but the same setup on a 64bit system does not work. I get a readout of the RA and DEC values, which are correct, but the scope will not slew using the 64bit system.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I have contacted Peter E. and have been told that the driver should work on a 64bit system.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thanks in advance for any help and/or direction that can be provided.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > John Switzer
      > > > > > 15" Obsession (ArgoNavis and ServoCAT)
      > > >
      > >
      >
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