I’m a PC user myself but am going to give some gadgeteer workshops to design students - who inevitably love Mac’s. I’m aware there is no visual studio express 2010 for the Mac but has any had experience of running it on an emulator. I’ve never used a mac in my life so I’m a bit ignorant of whats required.
Any advice or experiences would be much appreciated.
The only way I have successfully developed witht the Hydra on a Mac is to install windows in bootcamp. I have tried dveloping in vmware fusion, but the USB drivers don’t work, so it is not possible to deploy code to the board from visual studio.
Once I installed Windows (2k8) on bootcamp everything work perfectly
@ Michael Warnes - Did you ensure to allow the VM to access that USB device? Even though it should work automatically, you may have to configure the virutal environment to strictly use the USB device. I do not know if this feature is available in the free versions of VMWare, but I know it is available in VirtualBox.
Hi James, I specifically allowed the USB device exclusively to windows in the VMware settings. The device was recognized and showed correctly in device manager. The problem I found was that it ws not possible to deploy in debug from visual studio 2010. I tried it using VM Fusion versions 4 and 5 with no success and the same failure each time. i.e.
[ul]The hydra drivers installed correctly[/ul]
[ul]The hydra listed correctly in device manager[/ul]
[ul]Unable to deploy to the device either in/not in debug in visual studio 2010[/ul]
…pretty much lost 2 days of my life trying every combination I could think of!..As I say, once I fired up Win 2k8 from bootcamp het presto! straight in!
If you do manage to get this working in a vm (that is not bootcamp) then let me know, otherwise I hope you find this information useful, are you looking into rectifying the USB drivers for VM’s on a Mac?..if so I’d be happy to help out with testing etc…
Just out of interest has anyone got it working with Virtualbox then?
yes that’s correct…kinda, although I thought it might be worth ‘clarifying’
@ Andre, I tried alot of the points on the link you showed, specifically point 9 and reconnecting the device. I also tried to set all the different quirks modes in the .vmx file as suggested in other posts on that forum, but kind of came to the conclusion that I was spinning my wheels.
Although it would be very nice to have a set of working USB drivers for a Mac VM, it’s not the end of the world!, and as I say the workaround would be to use windows in bootcamp