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    Changing menu options in INPA

    hi,
    does anyone know where the thread is regarding change the menu buttons in inpa? i want to custom mine so the e36 option is on one of the f keys.
    cheers,
    j.

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    Jamie, it is just a matter of re-working the INPA Configuration settings file (found in INPA/CFGDAT folder). You will also need to create an E36.ENG CFGDAT file (as the E36 has been lumped in with the old models in INPA). Email me and I will send you my customised configuration settings file (which has the E36 allocated to the F2 key) and a copy of my E36.ENG file. (You can view the content by opening them with Notepad).
    Last edited by David Mc; 04-20-2012 at 07:39 PM.

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    Yeah I redid my menu too. Took out all the vehicles not needed
    Last edited by cn555ic; 04-20-2012 at 08:43 PM.

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    HA!!!! I saw this thread and decided to play around with some file settings. Here's what you do....

    Go to the folder C: INPA/CFGDAT

    Scroll down till you see the INPA.ini file with the gold gear on it. Double click on that file so it opens in Notepad. Scroll down till you see this...

    F2 = E85
    F2_ARCHIV = SGBD_E85

    F3 = E46
    F3_ARCHIV = SGBD_E46

    F4 = E65
    F4_ARCHIV = SGBD_E65

    There is one for each button on the bottom of INPA. Find one you want to do without and edit it. I chose the E52 button.

    Start with this


    F6 = E52
    F6_ARCHIV = SGBD_E52

    Change it to this


    F6 = E36
    F6_ARCHIV = SGBD_E36

    Click on File/Save

    That's it. E36 now opens with the F6 button. You of course will lose the ability to use E52 as far as I know so make sure you change a button you will never use.

    Thanks for posting. Ive wanted to do the same thing for a long time.


    EDIT: I see F9 button is blank. You could insert E36 on that button. Just copy the format or even asign F9 to an existing body style and reasign E36 to a different button.

    This is what my final button asignments look like

    F2 = E36
    F2_ARCHIV = SGBD_E36
    F3 = E46
    F3_ARCHIV = SGBD_E46
    F4 = E65
    F4_ARCHIV = SGBD_E65
    F5 = E39
    F5_ARCHIV = SGBD_E39
    F6 = E52
    F6_ARCHIV = SGBD_E52
    F7 = E53
    F7_ARCHIV = SGBD_E53
    F8 = E60
    F8_ARCHIV = SGBD_E60
    F9 = E85
    F9_ARCHIV = SGBD_E85
    Last edited by flyfishvt; 04-20-2012 at 07:56 PM.

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    cheers guys,email sent

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    thanks for the email david,now is it just a case of removing my original files in inpa and replacing them with your ones?

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    Jamie, if you remove any existing files with the same names and put them in a backup folder on your desktop after you UnRAR the 9 files, you can then put them into your c:\INPA\CFGDAT folder. Functionality will depend on how upgraded your INPA installation is (mine has files from INPA v3.10, v5.02 and INPA 2010). Try it and see.

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    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfishvt View Post
    F6 = E36
    F6_ARCHIV = SGBD_E36

    Click on File/Save

    That's it. E36 now opens with the F6 button.
    Did this work out of the box for you? I had to create an E36.ENG by copying the E36 section from BMW_ALT.ENG and editing the section titles.
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    There so much more configurable in INPA.

    For example I split up the E36 menu for both my 328i and M3, only showing the DME/ACS/ABS/module applicable to each car. And also split up within the modules into USB and ADS modules, so I have a shorter list depending on what cable I use.
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    It does seem nice to tweak, trouble is it can be fun and you could easily spend more time tweaking than saved
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    Once you are familiar with the process of customising INPA menu options, it is a quick and painless process and the results are both satisfying and time-saving. How deeply you delve into changing the options (i.e. changing the number of pages displayed, menu colours etc.,) can be time-consuming, but the amount of data available through INPA is awesome and has formed the basis for lots of other diagnostic products.

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    Color? Interesting. I have not seen any entries for colors. I take it that goes beyond some editing of textfiles.
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    Yes, all the details can be found in documents contained in the DOK file of your INPA installation. Be warned though, you will need some extensive time and perseverance to plough through all of the information there - reading the info there is drier than a mouthful of warm sand.
    Last edited by David Mc; 07-14-2017 at 09:55 PM.

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    Haha lol. I might give it a quick look-over. I have more important stuff to do first, like the mission impossible of getting my Do It Auto ADS-USB interface working, which so far always throws the IFH-003 error. I followed everything to the letter, which is tough as in different docs they provide, they contradict themselves. And providing downloads to newer non-ADS versions if Inpa/Ediabas doesn't help neither.
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