for use with the MS2-Extra code
and setting up TunerStudio for the first time
To install and use
TunerStudio you will need the latest Java runtime and the TunerStudio
Links to both may be
found at http://www.ideasandsolutions.biz/tunerstudio/
(or may be provided with your assembled unit.)
First run the Java
installer and step through the install process.
Then run the
If this is your
first connection, follow the serial port
setup guide and load firmware now.
Megasquirt (using a fused 12V supply)
If an update is
offered, accept it.
From the File menu,
select "New Project"
Choose a descriptive
Project Name if you wish.
Click on Detect.
If the ECU is not
automatically detected then instead tick "Other" and click
on the three dots to find an "ini" file,
This file is found in the same folder that you extracted the firmware and where you ran the download-MS2-firmware.bat
If the you see a message saying that firmware is not loaded:
Then you need to Quit out of TunerStudio and load firmware. Return to this page once you have loaded firmware.
(Seeing this message does mean that your serial connection is working ok and TunerStudio is correctly communicating with your Megasquirt.)
Select your wideband
controller - this must match the AFR calibration in MS2 and the
calibration of your wideband controller. In particular, if using an
LC1 controller use Innovate's software to check its outputs are
calibrated to match what the Megasquirt is expecting.
This screen sets the
serial communications. Ensure the right COM port is selected to match
your actual port or USB cable. The baud rate should be set to 115200
for MS2 based systems (or 9600 for MS1.) After making those settings,
click "Test Port" to confirm communications.
The final screen for
project setup is to select a dashboard view. It is safe to accept the
default and Finish. Tunerstudio allows advanced users to create their
own custom dashboard layouts.
You are now ready to
Note: Some of the older manual pages show screenshots from Megatune, however, the contents of the tuning screens is identical so do not worry !
If you have a question, comment, or
suggestion for this FAQ please post it on the forum.
Updated: 10/07/2009 14:05
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