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Thread: Vixen 2 DMX USB to 485 to LOR Controllers

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    Default Vixen 2 DMX USB to 485 to LOR Controllers

    I have been running this setup for Halloween & Christmas on the same Dell laptop for 3 to 4 years. NOW all of a sudden I am not getting the DMX data of of Vixen from Sequences that were used in the past or newly programmed Sequences. Everything runs as it should in the preview window in Vixen but the data is not being output to the LOR USB to 485 dongle. I have verified that the FTDI driver is working & on the correct Com port. I have hooked the controllers to the Hardware TEST function in the LOR menu and the lights all work. I have made no changes to the laptop that I am using to run the show. Does anyone have any IDEAS as to what could be causing this with Vixen? PLEASE ddd

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    Default Re: Vixen 2 DMX USB to 485 to LOR Controllers

    May be overly simple, Is the DMX plugin checked? In the Sequence Plugin Mapping, Profiles -> Manage -> Select Profile -> Output plugin. I would find mine unchecked afterwards, if I did not have the 485 dongle connected when I tried to run a sequence.
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    Default Re: Vixen 2 DMX USB to 485 to LOR Controllers

    Yes the output adddin DMX is checked & also the drop down from it that starts the DMX output when Vixen starts up. ddd

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    Default Re: Vixen 2 DMX USB to 485 to LOR Controllers

    Did you check that the correct baud settings in windows and Vicente are set?
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    Default Re: Vixen 2 DMX USB to 485 to LOR Controllers

    Everything works fine running the Xmas seqs but none of the Halloween seqs work. I have never set a baud rate in Vixen or even knew I could set the baud rate in Vixen 2.1. Have'nt changed it in Windows & it set 9600. Worked that way for 2-3 years they both worked flawlessly. this just happened now. Going through the LOR hardware menu they all turn on in the test mode. ddd

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    Default Re: Vixen 2 DMX USB to 485 to LOR Controllers

    Forget the previous posts by me. Found the problem! Old Man syndrome!! Was not hooking to the correct LOR controller # for the Halloween seqs. Xmas & Halloween do not use the same controller # hookup's. Sorry

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