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ECMLink No Longer Making Packages

Posted by Dstarperformance01, Nov 2, 2018

Please Support Jackson Auto Machine
  1. Dstarperformance01

    Dstarperformance01 Proven Member

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    B3E90B44-169F-4F3E-ADCC-D2C9254FC49B.png I saw this on FB and didn’t know if anyone was aware? So, I’ll leave this here. Hope it’s useful
     

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  2. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Saw it myself and was sooo sad. Thomas and Dave have been SUPER good for the DSM community and I am just about SICK from them getting burned to the tune of 14k. Thanks for the news. Time for a Go Fund Me page????
     
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  3. jinscho

    jinscho Proven Member

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    I don't even have link but I'd donate in hopes they would go for the latter option of full steam ahead on a modern chipset.. it sucks they lost out on that much money :(
     
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  4. JPenny

    JPenny Proven Member

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    Definitely will donate for sure if one gets started. This is tragic news, but remember everything happens for a reason and hopefully something good will come out of this. Thank you Thomas Dorris and all involved for your hard work and dedication.
     
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  5. tametalon92

    tametalon92 Proven Member

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    WTF:cry::cry::cry::cry:

    And I just read that supposedly China trade agreements were going good...

    I'd throw some money at it if something come available!
     
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  6. ChessmoDSM

    ChessmoDSM Proven Member

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    I suggested the same in the thread on Facebook after I read this early in the a.m, I am sure the community would chip in to get V4 off of the ground..
     
  7. taylorvw

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    Damn. Almost worth buying a second used setup at this point?
     
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  8. m_0ney_pit

    m_0ney_pit Proven Member

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    Omg this is like Armageddon for the DSMlink fans LOL. I still don't get why they never ported their v3 software over to the H8 ecu maybe that will happen now?
     
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  9. jinscho

    jinscho Proven Member

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    This would be amazing if they went that route. Sign me up!
     
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  10. motomattx

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    Several years back I ran into them at the shootout and asked them why they had not gotten into the flash based ecu since its much much better and faster technology and what I got from them was that there was no money to be had from the flash based stuff since the cat was already out of the bag on it and the software was shareware basically and not enough people would be willing to pay for something that could be had for free.
     
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  11. JPenny

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    You get what you pay for(invest into) just my two cents
     
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  12. m_0ney_pit

    m_0ney_pit Proven Member

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    yea I get the argument but I just don't think it's reality. If they just used the darn tactix cable and ported the software 95% of DSMers would STILL buy the tuning solution for the ease of use and support network it makes no sense to me.
     
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  13. 2G4GSX63

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    Sucks I needed Dsmlink
     
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  14. bastarddsm

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    And the death spiral speeds up more.
     
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  15. tametalon92

    tametalon92 Proven Member

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    Unfortunately ms3 looks like a more likely reality for me in future endeavors. I love the ecmlink platform given my infancy, but it's great to learn with the knowledge base available. I'd hate to see it die out suddenly...
     
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  16. bastarddsm

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    Avoid ms3!
     
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  17. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    I dont disagree with you, especially if they were just selling the software and support for under $200 or so, otherwise the majority of work has been done for them.
     
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  18. motomattx

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  19. jinscho

    jinscho Proven Member

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    C'mon V4 or an H8 compatible version!

    I'd definitely buy standalone DSMlink software for an H8 ECU!
     
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  20. donniekak

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    Why?
     
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  21. Esquire the Bold

    Esquire the Bold Probationary Member

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    I'm definitely on board with this idea...
     
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  22. b00st3d

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    45579947_1987504704647913_6494169028917985280_n.jpg 45467576_1987504784647905_8520135077017944064_n.jpg
     
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  23. tametalon92

    tametalon92 Proven Member

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    I would like to second this question... Why?

    I have a few friends using ms3 (one using pro) and it is an amazing ecu for the money. Not that ecmlink is bad at all, I'm certainly impressed with it, but the features from ms3 are mountainous.

    Perhaps if Tom can work things out and v4 has some really good stuff (I'm sure it would) then I wouldn't bother, but I'm planning some significant changes over the next couple years, and ms3 would better suit the plan at this particular point in time.

    Either way, I'm glad Tom and crew are working on things and it sounds like they'll be able to make stuff work!
     
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  24. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    I ran MS back in the day it is was a pain! The new stuff looks worlds better!
     
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  25. bastarddsm

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    Not to keep polluting the thread but, https://www.facebook.com/MegaSquirtSux/ There's lots of hardware and software issues. Seems that the users are typically the beta testers. It's not very robust against noise. Easy to make a mistake and burn up the board.

    A big one from me is when it started it was a open source type project where there was no licensing issues as long as you were not trying to use it commercially. B&G learned a lot off the backs of their customers, and then tried to license everything and make it a commercial solution.

    It's really a "nice" science project in a box, not a professional EMS. Yeah they will work, but the control algorythms suck, they are buggy, and have no where near the testing and robustness that ecm link has, and that's just the software. The electronics side is just atrocious.

    For the casual dsm user ecmlink is great and really can't be beat. In the absense of ecmlink, I defer to an ostrich and tunerpro. It's 90% of the functionality of ecmlink without the fancy GUI.
     
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