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    ibus? anyone use...

    IBUSComm.exe or another app to pass key strokes to MediaEngine from BMW wheel controls?

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    i dont use it, but i would be interested in using it. Where can i get more information on this?

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    djgman,

    i was thinking the exact same thing. havent found a specific app yet but this site has a lot: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/HackTheIBus/

    where do you get IBUSComm.exe ? google had no results.

    TIA

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    ah.. its included BeBox. can be found here

    check the BeBox.ini for some german to english insite.

    the ibuscom.ini has all the setup for the messages and commands. so far, unfortunatly i cannot get it to work with anything bebox.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/beboxmp3/

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    For steering wheel volume buttons :

    add this at the end of the IBUSCOMM.INI file :

    [ID:STW_PLUS_PRES]
    MsgTemplate="50046832111F"
    Label="S. Wheel + Press"
    Parse=True
    KeyboardMap="{+}"

    [ID:STW_MINUS_PRES]
    MsgTemplate="50046832101E"
    Label="S. Wheel - Press"
    Parse=True
    KeyboardMap="{-}"

    This will declare 2 msg. Set the right key you want to map (I have
    set these to "-" and "+" here).

    Then Add these 2 lines in the [IBusIdsDefine] section

    STW_PLUS_PRES=159
    STW_MINUS_PRES=160

    You should be able to catch steering wheel +/- buttons pressed
    messages.

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    Red face

    Sorry to revive an old thread - but I've got Rolf's gadget installed and ibuscomm as described here:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/general-hardware-discussion/31640-bmw-i-bus-how-to-connect-post412827.html

    I've set it up to control winamp, but I am far from getting it to work properly.

    ...Ibuscomm properly reads button presses, but not all commands properly activate winamp. For example, ALT-F4 does close winamp but if I set a keystroke that I've configured as a Winamp "hotkey" doesn't work (example, winamp hotkey "f" skips forward, but setting Ibuscomm to send keystroke "f" or "{f}" does not work). It works if I push the "f" button on the keyboard but does not work if ibuscomm sends that keystroke...

    Secondly, is there a tutorial or document about ibuscomm.ini? I wonder:

    * What is a "MsgTemplate"?
    * What is the [IBusIdsDefine] section? What do those values mean?
    * How do I map the other buttons on my e39 BMW steering wheel, and the other buttons on my widescreen nav (clock, phone buttons, etc.)?

    Many thanks,

    Paul

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    Hi I'm working on my Ibuss -> Car pc interface in my X5,
    and currently I have the volume working; I'll be coding the keystrokes to control the next/prev/mute this weekend.

    Currently I just modified Varans free software to control the master volume when you press the up/down volume on the steering wheel. So if you download the IbusMonitor.exe from my page and run it in the background it should work.

    http://www.geocities.com/isaakian/isaakians_page.html

    I had to rename the extension to .txt to get it to upload~

    Not sure if this is anyuse to anyone, but if so enjoy. I'll update it when I get more stuff working.

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    link is broke
    e46|700tsv 2005 model|sb51g xpc2.4ghz opus 150|I-bus|XM Direct&cables | slim slot USB DVD-cdrw|Hawking 54g|iGuidance 2.1-HoluxGPS
    sold it all... :-(


    Coming Soon - 2007 BMW 335i UMPC install

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    e46|700tsv 2005 model|sb51g xpc2.4ghz opus 150|I-bus|XM Direct&cables | slim slot USB DVD-cdrw|Hawking 54g|iGuidance 2.1-HoluxGPS
    sold it all... :-(


    Coming Soon - 2007 BMW 335i UMPC install

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