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    Anyone still using Miller Performance War Chips?

    I still have his chip but been running into problems ever since the Win10 Update and been trying to reach out to Brody with no success. Called the number but it appears now its making you email him as for before Ive been able to talk to him when I call. Forums page on the website appears to go unanswered for months if not years. Wondering if he's ever going to update his software to work with the latest windows or if this chip is pretty much out dated now? Sort of sucks as the concept was great and was great when it worked.

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    Please keep us posted as to how his customer service is these days. I've been contemplating the war chip vs megasquirt and was leaning more toward miller but this could be the deciding factor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ctwide3project View Post
    Please keep us posted as to how his customer service is these days. I've been contemplating the war chip vs megasquirt and was leaning more toward miller but this could be the deciding factor
    Go with the Megasquirt, war is practically ancient technology


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    Brody has good customer service and has helped me out even when I didnít buy from him directly. I use it also with windows 10 what is the problem you are having with it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy2800 View Post
    I would throw it in the garbage
    +1


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ctwide3project View Post
    Please keep us posted as to how his customer service is these days. I've been contemplating the war chip vs megasquirt and was leaning more toward miller but this could be the deciding factor
    The war chip was a great chip at one point and I really liked the flexibility of having 3 settings but Ive always had problems with getting my OS to work with the chip as its XP Compatible only. With Win7 we had the compatibility mode but with Win10 we no longer have that. So having issues with getting it to detect my computer. Ill keep you posted as Im still determined to get this to work as I would hate to start over but if the support isn't there I may just go with another system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlumdogJay View Post
    Brody has good customer service and has helped me out even when I didn’t buy from him directly. I use it also with windows 10 what is the problem you are having with it ?
    Im having issues with the chip and with Win10. How are you getting it to detect the chip? With Win7 we had the compatibility mode but with Win10 we don't. Brody is a great guy don't get me wrong he has worked with me multiple times but that was a few years back. Lately Ive been having a hard time getting a hold of him. Also wanted to confirm with him on injector maps as Im thinking of going with bigger injectors as my duty cycle is near maxed on my current setup and thinking boosting higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT StudMuffiin View Post
    Go with the Megasquirt, war is practically ancient technology


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    Heard good things about the Megasquirt but its pretty pricey. Ive been debating on AEM as another alternative if I cant get my WAR Chip working correctly.

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    Are you using an emulator to run windows xp on your desktop? I use virtualbox to run the copy of windows xp service pack 3 and then while in the virtual machine I plug up the chip and open the usb menu to select the chip and the program brody has picks it up and reads.

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    Ya know you can get an old dell D800 or D830 or something for like $100 on eBay with XP on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy2800 View Post
    Ya know you can get an old dell D800 or D830 or something for like $100 on eBay with XP on it.
    If you got $100 to spare then sure just buy one it will probably be easier but i'm a cheap guy who likes to use what I have already so OP if you still want to use your windows 10 machine just download a copy of windows xp SP3 and download virtualbox and run it that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlumdogJay View Post
    If you got $100 to spare then sure just buy one it will probably be easier but i'm a cheap guy who likes to use what I have already so OP if you still want to use your windows 10 machine just download a copy of windows xp SP3 and download virtualbox and run it that way

    This. And if you can't figure that out, why not just snag a cheap netbook?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Eee-PC...m/233080718452

    And once you no longer need it, sell it again for the same price you paid for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlumdogJay View Post
    Are you using an emulator to run windows xp on your desktop? I use virtualbox to run the copy of windows xp service pack 3 and then while in the virtual machine I plug up the chip and open the usb menu to select the chip and the program brody has picks it up and reads.
    Im not running any emulators. Ill try the virtual box you are stating and see where I can get a copy of that from. Do you have a link where I can get it by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy2800 View Post
    Ya know you can get an old dell D800 or D830 or something for like $100 on eBay with XP on it.

    Im with Jay on this no point on buying a outdated laptop just to get the software to work. Emulator would probably be a better bet. I do have an extremely old laptop I could try if anything but my main point is to try to keep everything on one computer to do all my automotive and personal things. I was just hoping if Miller Performance would come up with a updated software to work with these chips but I may be wishful thinking at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hova View Post
    This. And if you can't figure that out, why not just snag a cheap netbook?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Eee-PC...m/233080718452

    And once you no longer need it, sell it again for the same price you paid for it.
    If you get this chip or anything programable I doubt if I went that route i would sell it. As stated earlier I have an old laptop but if I can keep it all centralized would be ideal but if all else fails Ill just pull that laptop out and see if I can get this to work.

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    https://www.virtualbox.org/ to download the emulator and you should be able to download the windows xp service pack 3 from windows for free I seem to recall doing that but if not just google search it you'll find a copy quick let me know if you need any more help setting up

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    Jeez man, I really hate the internet sometimes.

    Where is the gas station?
    Oh it's West. Sure, but which road West? How do I get there? Where is West? Do I drive? How do I drive? What is a car? Which road am I on? How do road work in this area? lol. Richard Feynman had a similar response when he was asked why two magnets attract each other. What do you know? How can I explain something complex to you if it's not understood what you don't understand?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO0r930Sn_8

    This type of thinking is a common issue with Github, and I think what stops a lot of great minds from being programers, something this world is in VERY short demand of. It's by far one of the worst designed repositories, and someone remains the most used. I've been programing and building computers for nearly 20 years now, and I still don't understand the logic that goes into structure in Github.

    In order for Virtual box to work, you will need the USB passthrough.
    The guide is here:

    https://www.eltima.com/article/virtu...b-passthrough/

    If you're having any issues with USB devices see the troubleshooting here:

    https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewto...p?f=35&t=82639

    Also, make sure to run Virtualbox as an administrator if you're running it on windows 10. (right click the program, run as administrator).
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