Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Code Default Values

I've heard numerous stories about the dreaded "Code Default Values" and the effect is always the same: The car will not start. In extreme cases, the car needs to be towed..oops, towing is not allowed on BMW cars, the car needs to be hauled away on a flatbed truck. Some gets lucky and were able to recover. It happens to the best of us, and I've had quite a few close calls as well, myself.

I wrote something in Bimmerfest. Maybe it will help, even for a bit. Here's the original post:

And here it is again:

Backup e-sys.jar first before you do anything else

1) Use WinZip or 7Zip to open \lib\E-sys.jar
2) Extract (for Deutsch, You can find this in com\bmw.esys\gui
3) Use Notepad to open the file
4) Search for CodingView.AZC=Code Default Values and change as you see fit and save. Ensure notepad does not add ".txt" to the filename (In the Save File dialog, in the Save As type, select "All Files").
5) Replace the file in E-sys.jar. Same location. Extract it again and check to be sure

Of course, the above will not prevent you from accidentally pressing it still

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NCD / CAFD Tool V0.2.2 Alpha is out

NcdCafdTool V0.2.2 Alpha just released. This version fully supports PSdZ 51.1 with the new storage format. Also, if you're getting "Data at the root level is invalid...", try this version.

language.en.xml is a separate download now so as not to overwrite your local copy. If you don't have a local db yet, you can download language.en.xml and place a copy where the tool is

If you have customized the settings, don't overwrite "NcdCafdTool.exe.Config" or your settings will be replaced. Open "NcdCafdTool.exe.Config" with Notepad, copy the value of signatureKey node, then open the application, go to Settings and replace the Signature Key. You can also edit your config file with Notepad.

NcdCafdToo V0.2.2

Saturday, November 16, 2013

CodeMyBimmer on Azure

Update: Due to the work of some sick mind, Codemybimmer.NET was snatched right under my nose. I can't fathom what's going on in  his mind and why he'd do something like that. I highly suggest you stay away from codemybimmer domain.

CodeMyBimmer is only on Azure. Not anywhere else.

Just Launched: CodeMyBimmer.NET on Azure.

It's open, free and you can go offline as soon as you open the first page. You can filter by car series and searching/Filtering can be done offline.

Registration is required to vote, add and edit entries though. Email address is not needed, just username and password. You can use your Google and Windows Live account. Facebook and other SN sites that requires SSL is not yet supported.

To Add or Edit, just select the applicable car series, add Description, ECU, Daten, then add 1 or more functions.

 You can only vote once per item, you can switch between +1 or -1. This should help those new in coding to see which are the most popular code.

Link to Bimmerfest and a couple of other BMW forum are added.

For Developers who wants to tap into it, the site uses compressed JSON. No authentication required to pull the data.

There's only a few items to start with, so please feel free to add or edit. The ones already in there are tag to F30 only, so if you know that they're applicable to other series, please feel free to edit as you see fit. 

You can add Option (ex: KOMFORT_SCHLIESSEN), Werte value (ex: 0A), or both. If the Werte changes due to the option change, leave the Werte value empty. For example, if changing aktiv to nicht_aktiv changes Werte from 00 to 01, you can leave the Werte field empty. The idea is, to only change what is needed, thus keeping it simple and less confusing for those very new in coding.

If anyone is interested, I can make this open source, maybe post it in Github. I haven't use Git -if anyone is handy with Git, let me know.
Technology used: VS.NET 2013, .NET Framework 4.5, MVC5, EF, LINQ, HTML5, CSS 3.0, JSON, AJAX, jQuery, jQuery UI, Bootstrap 3.0, KnockoutJS  


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Banned from F30Post

I learned today that I am banned from F30Post and looks like all my posts are now gone. It was unfortunate, but I guess, it's my fault for not following the rules. I hope the owners and moderators of F30Post reconsider. I am an enthusiast-first, so I'd hate to lose access to F30Post. Bimmerfest and F30Post are the only two forum I frequent the most, almost on a daily basis. And I can say that most of the time, my posts are somewhat useful. I sent the webmaster an email, I'll wait and see what happens. This just leaves a bad taste in the mouth...

Update: 11/20/2013

I sent an appeal email to Bimmerpost admin 5 days ago, but it has gone unanswered. Oh, well...