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stacker:docs:stackshot [2012/06/19 20:27]
rjlittlefield [Installing the StackShot device drivers]
stacker:docs:stackshot [2014/02/22 20:25] (current)
rjlittlefield [Installing the StackShot device drivers]
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 However, many people prefer to plug the StackShot into a USB port on their computer, then control it directly from Zerene Stacker using a graphical user interface on their computer. However, many people prefer to plug the StackShot into a USB port on their computer, then control it directly from Zerene Stacker using a graphical user interface on their computer.
  
-This feature is available for 30 days free trial starting from first use of the feature.  After the trial is completed, you'll need a Professional Edition license to continue using it.  Personal and Student Edition licenses can be upgraded to Professional for the difference in purchase price.  Just email [[support@zerenesystems.com]] for details. +This feature is available for 30 days free trial starting from first use of the feature.  After the trial is completed, you'll need a Professional or Prosumer Edition license to continue using it.  Personal and Student Edition licenses can be upgraded to Prosumer or Professional for the difference in purchase price.  Just email [[support@zerenesystems.com]] for details. 
  
 For practical purposes, you can think of the StackShot interface as being divided into two major features: For practical purposes, you can think of the StackShot interface as being divided into two major features:
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 Zerene Stacker uses industry-standard device drivers for the USB chip that is utilized by the StackShot controller.   Zerene Stacker uses industry-standard device drivers for the USB chip that is utilized by the StackShot controller.  
  
-**For Windows computers (Windows 7, Vista, and XP)** that are connected to the Internet, the required drivers usually will be automatically located and installed by the operating system when the controller is first plugged in.  For computers that are not connected to the Internet or cannot find the proper drivers online for themselves, drivers for the Stackshot controller can be downloaded from [[http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm]].   At the current time, the setup executable for Windows (both 32-bit and 64-bit systems) is [[http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM20824_Setup.exe]] .  Simply download this file, burn it to CD or thumbdrive, transfer it to the offline machine, and run the executable there.+**For Windows computers (Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP)** that are connected to the Internet, the required drivers usually will be automatically located and installed by the operating system when the controller is first plugged in.  For computers that are not connected to the Internet or cannot find the proper drivers online for themselves, drivers for the Stackshot controller can be downloaded from [[http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm]].   At the current time, the setup executable for Windows (both 32-bit and 64-bit systems) is [[http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM20830_Setup.exe]], except for Windows 8.1 it is [[http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM%20v2.08.30%20WHQL%20Certified%20for%20Windows%208.1.exe|http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM v2.08.30 WHQL Certified for Windows 8.1.exe]].  Simply download this file, burn it to CD or thumbdrive, transfer it to the offline machine, and run the executable there.
  
 **For Macintosh computers**, drivers are provided as part of the Zerene Stacker bundle and will be installed by Zerene Stacker itself if necessary.  You do need to run this process from an account with administrative privileges, and you'll be asked to provide the password for that account.  Other than that, Zerene Stacker manages all the details of selecting the proper driver for your system and copying it into /usr/local/lib for you. **For Macintosh computers**, drivers are provided as part of the Zerene Stacker bundle and will be installed by Zerene Stacker itself if necessary.  You do need to run this process from an account with administrative privileges, and you'll be asked to provide the password for that account.  Other than that, Zerene Stacker manages all the details of selecting the proper driver for your system and copying it into /usr/local/lib for you.
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