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    Default routine to shut off lights

    I recall last year there was a "routine" that made Vixen keep all the lights off after the show is over and computer is still running in stand by mode until the next night.
    I believe KC wrote such a routine but how to obtain it??

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    Yes, it is a background script. You only need it if you are using a 595 setup.

    Here is a good read... and there is more just look for 'scripted sequence' in the titles.

    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...pic.php?t=1332
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    Default yes I have a 595 to run

    I copied this from your post
    void Start() {
    Off(All, Every(30).Seconds);
    WaitOnTimers();
    }
    now what do I do with it????

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    I had to do the same thing - here is how I did it.

    First Select - Sequence | New Event Sequence | Vixen Script Project - this will open to the script editor.

    Enter the script - it should now look like this.

    void Start() {
    Off(All, Every(30).Seconds);
    WaitOnTimers();
    }


    Now you need to import your channel list.
    Select - Script | Import Channels | Now select a sequence that has the channel list you want to use. I picked my test sequence configured with 128 channels.

    Pick the plugin and map it - Select - Script | Attached Plugins | Now pick and configure your Olsen 595 - just like you did for your regular sequence.

    Select a module - Script | Modules - And Check Standard.dll

    Now press F6 to compile

    This next part - I don't know if I did right - but it seemed to work.

    Save as - and I entered the name - All Off Script
    Then it asked me again to save as - and I enter All Off Script - again.... I don't know why it asked twice.

    Then I selected - Sequence | Set Background Sequence | Select - and selected the file I just made - All Off Script

    When I tested to see if it was working - at first it did not. I found that under the - Tool | Preferences menu I needed to check the Enable Background Sequence box under Background Items.

    That seemed to make it happen.

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    If it is working, there will be a small scrolling bar in the bottom left of the Vixen main window. ;)
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    My apologies on hijacking the Thread..

    I followed the walkthrough as written above, I have my bottom left scrolling indicator suggesting its working.

    My channels all flash on after 4 seconds after the sequence stops, and remain on until I force them off manually or restart the sequence.

    I've replaced all my Allegro's, double checked all my solder joints, cables are all 6 feet or less for this test and all are working. All grounding points are good, started with a clean Vixen install and scripted a simple 4 channel sequence with music to test with. Regulated 5VDC 500ma power supply. And lastly tried all 32 of my SSROZ's with the same results.

    Any suggestions?
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