TunerStudio MS 
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Installing TunerStudio MS

To install TunerStudio MS on your Java-enabled device (typically a Windows, Apple, or Linux desktop, laptop, notebook, or netbook computer):

  1. Point your browser to the TunerStudio MS downloads page at the efiAnalytics site: www.tunerstudio.com/index.php/downloads
  2. Choose the TunerStudioMS package that matches your operating system (Windows XP,Vista,7; OS X; or Linux). Click on the correct package to download the installation package.
  3. Save the file to a location, and note where this is (the 'Desktop' is recommended).
  4. When the download completes, close your browser.
  5. Find the file you downloaded (possibly to your desktop), and double-click on it.
  6. Select 'Run' if prompted.
  7. Follow the steps and instructions in the TunerStudio MS setup wizard. Be sure to accept the agreement when asked.
  8. You will have a Quick Launch and/or desktop icon if you elected to create these in the set-up wizard. Click either of these to start TunerStudioMS if you did not choose to have TunerStudio MS launch after the setup wizard completed.

You can get MegaLogViewer from the same location, and the installation process is very similar.

TunerStudio MS Projects

To work with your MicroSquirt® controller, you need to set up a 'Project' in TunerStudioMS. This project will define the code that is loaded to your MicroSquirt® controller, your settings, your CAN connections, and your TunerStudio MS project-specific preferences.

If you open TunerStudio MS without a project, it will prompt you to create one. Follow the steps. When asked to select a configuration, it is best to point to the INI file that accompanies the code you have loaded. For release code for your MicroSquirt® controller, the embedded code and matching up-to-date INI can be found here: www.microsquirt.info/uscode.htm

If you are setting up a CAN device that is connected to your MicroSquirt® controller (such as an MegaShift™/GPIO transmission controller), see this page: CAN Pass-Through

Java Runtime Environment

In order to run TunerStudio MS, your device must have Java Runtime Environment (JRE)note1 installed (click this link for a Java FAQ). In many cases this is already installed on your computer as it is used for many other things besides TunerStudio MS. You can check your Java version below:

Alternatively, in Windows you can type java -version and press enter at the command line to get your Java version. If you have Java installed, the output will look something like:

java version "1.6.0_27"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_27-b07)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 20.2-b06, mixed mode, sharing)
On a computer without any version of Java installed, the command java -version results in an error message like this:
'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

You can also check if Java is installed, and get the version, at this site: javatester.org/version.html

If your computer does not have Java installed, get it from here: www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

note1: Java and JavaScript are NOT the same thing. Though their names seem similar, they are different programming environments. Enabling JavaScript will not install Java. Java is larger, and more complicated than JavaScript. Java creates "standalone" applications. JavaScript must be run from inside an HTML document to function.

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