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    I think a re-write would be great.

    Since the only way to send IBUS commands in a 3-series is through the steering wheel, the double-click commands from the steering wheel are a superb idea.

    Like you mentioned, it would be ideal to be able to use the up/down buttons for "next/back" and then somehow switch modes and the up/down buttons are then used for scrolling up/down through a list of songs to select.

    What about support for when a steering wheel button is pressed and held? Can that be done?

    Good luck!!!

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    yep, press & hold is possible. this should be mode switchable too, tied to the press & release action. so when in next/prev it would be ff/rew and when in scrolling up/down it would be fodler_in/folder_back.

    in fact, this doesn't need to be ibus specific. so I'll start by having an ibus module to talk to it, which can later be replaced with a generic serial module (fo those with custom interfaces)

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    This sounds perfect. Ideally the software would allow enough combinations of steering wheel presses as to eliminate the need for a touchscreen. This would dramatically improve the usability of the LCD by eliminating a lot of glare and increasing clarity and brightness...

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    Sama and Darth, great work! I have these questions and suggestions.:

    • Does it work on E46 and if so is it scrollable enough to be usable on the the e46 smaller OBC screen?
    • I personally care more about the multi-mode feature of the steering wheel button than being able to display text on the OBC screen. I think that would be awesome to use the buttons for more than just volume and track controls. I once posted a thread suggesting that we should update IBuscomm and have it send different command to RR depending on the "Mode" you are in. Let's say pressing the RT button as the mode button and you jump through modes by pressing the RT button repeatedly. A cool thing would be to define your own mode in the .ini file and display the current mode (in big font, alpha channel) on the LCD for few seconds. Also we could set a default mode so once I go to the , for example, visualization mode the track button now take me to prev and next visualizations and then after few seconds of no activity the mode automatically be set to "Audio mode" to control volume and tracks. Pretty much how the old HU M button behaves with respect to FF.

    The RR, guy, Guino, replied to my post saying that RR supports setting Variables and send commands based on their values. We could accomplish this (minus the big screen text) with the latest version of RR.

    Anyway, just an idea and keep up the good work guys....

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    hey. yes this works on an e46 to scroll currently. have a read throught the thread, there's some discussion on how to acheive this.

    as for multi function, I'm already working on it. I'm attempting a learn function, whereby the app will listen whilst you do a sequence of stuff, and it will map that sequence to whatever function you want. more on that as I do it.

    also in the thread, you can see that darth has made a contention detection change that will problably work withyour interface.

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    I have tried to get working in a e46 and I was not able to do it. I have a e46 with onboard computer (OBC) and with reslers Ibus seriel interface. It works perfect with Roadrunner and also I get all the messages through Ibus Analyzer but no messages in the OBC display.
    Any help?
    Thanks

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    hey. did you try to set the DisplayTarget field in the ini file to FF?

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    I did. I will try again and I will tell you how it goes.
    Thanks

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    failing that, try to find out the exact device id of the mid on the e46. you can do this buy checking what messages are going through ibusanalyser whilst text is displayed on the mid. u can filter all the stuff you're sure won't affect it, like nav and lights. once you have that, try to use that device id instead of FF in the DisplayTarget field.

    though it theoretically should be pickign up braodcasts.

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    I have read that e46 on board computer & CD business radio display are not capable of showing messages.
    Maybe thats the problem.

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