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03-11-2015 01:09 PM  3 years agoPost 1
UH-60PILOT

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I just received my V-Bar Control and am trying to update a black box V-Bar 4.0. I tried to update the firmware by logging into http://www.vstabi.info as per the instructions. I tried to download the V-Bar Control manager software to my new MacBook Pro operating on Yosemite 10.10.2 and guess what? I got a message telling me: “VBar Control Manager 1.2” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash". I looked a little further into the issue on vstabi.info and found that the firmware won't work on 10.10.2... so does this mean I am dead in the water after spending a thousand bucks on a V-Bar Control and Mini-V-Bar? Yes, I'm slightly pissed to put it nicely.

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03-11-2015 01:51 PM  3 years agoPost 2
2MuchCrash

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I know this is not ideal, but just in case you don't know -

Bootcamp or Parallels with Windows should work.

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03-11-2015 01:56 PM  3 years agoPost 3
Ronald Thomas

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What version of Java do you have?

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03-11-2015 03:29 PM  3 years agoPost 4
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2MuchCrash, I may have to go the Bootcamp or Parallels route. I need to do it for other reasons as well like flight sims. Do you know if I can partition the hard drive at something other than 50%-50%? I have a 750 GB hard drive and I don't want to give half of that to the windows operating system.

Ronald, I have the latest version of Java. I know this because it made me update the Java before it would let me download the V-Bar Control manager.

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03-11-2015 03:30 PM  3 years agoPost 5
2MuchCrash

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I'm sorry, I'm a Windows user and have very little experience with Mac hardware or software.

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03-11-2015 05:56 PM  3 years agoPost 6
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You can partition your Mac drive in any percentage that you would like

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03-11-2015 06:14 PM  3 years agoPost 7
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I have been running parallels for several years now, and my laptop is my go to hobby computer. I do have everything installed on my desktop with Win 8.1, but I mainly use my Macbook for all my updates.

I don't recall having to split my memory 50-50 when I installed Parallels, but that was several years ago, and I am only running XP on the Mac. I don't know if you can even still get an OEM version to install, but I get upgrade messages from Parallels about upgrading my software so I can run 8.0 on it, but since XP works great for me, I haven't done that.

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03-25-2015 05:33 PM  3 years agoPost 8
cudaboy_71

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little late to the party here. i don't read this forum regularly.

bootcamp is the cheapest, since it's free. but, it requires a proper drive partition to work. and, you have to reboot the entire machine to access it...basically you choose to boot the computer to macos, or windows.

there is a utility to partition the drive for you (sorry can't remember the name, but i think it comes with the bootcamp distribution--not some 3rd party hack).BUT, NEVER TRUST PARTITION UTILITIES!

use a tool like carbon copy cloner to make an external bootable backup of your mac partition first. if everything goes pear shaped, you will have to reformat the drive and restore.

I have a 30gb partition for windows and that's been more than enough for what I have installed in it (I only use the windows partition for helicopter stuff...I have phoenix sim installed, castle link, vbar, and a web browser) YMMV.

parallels costs a few dollars, but it:

doesn't require a special partition (it creates a disk image file in the macos file system that it uses for windows)

the partition automatically resizes as it needs space. So, you don't have to dedicate a permanent chunk of your drive for windows. start with it small, and if it requires more, it will just steal from your macos file system.

allows you to run windows inside of the macos, meaning you don't have to reboot the computer to run windows...windows runs inside of the parallels app.

good luck.

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03-26-2015 02:03 AM  3 years agoPost 9
UH-60PILOT

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Cudaboy, Thanks for all the info. I got Parallels last week and so far it is working perfectly.

Kenny Thompson

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04-05-2015 12:38 AM  3 years agoPost 10
highflyer028

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All you needed to do was go into setting and then privacy. Turn on allow apps from outside party and it works just fine. When you download the manager it actually has the setup process right beside the manager file.

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04-26-2016 04:10 PM  27 months agoPost 11
Max Ewen

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Thanks highflyer028
I bought a VBar Neo the other day and have been wrestling with the VBar Control Manager which the Mac computer claims is corrupt and needs throwing in the Trashcan. The website tells you to add some code to a list contained in a folder which is part of the software package, but I couldn't get it to work. I knew about the privacy settings on the Mac but it was only after reading your answer to somebody elses question a year ago that I tried it and it worked. Thank you.

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