versions contain new features and functions that have not yet
been as fully tested as have Release versions. If you use a
Beta, you may find bugs or problems and you are expected to
report them to Ross-Tech so that we can fix them before making a
Beta 17.10.0 includes the
Completely revised and
revamped ASAM/ODX Data
... and changes to the VCDS software needed to accommodate
Ability to make OBD-II PID
... using address 33 in the Controller Channel Map function
or via Debug Level 2 in an Auto-Scan.
Improved chasssis detection
logic for 3C-VW46/VW48
... e.g. 2016+ VW CC models.
Fix KWP-2000 K-line Simos
hang on freeze-frame retrieval
Logging dialog no longer on
top of all windows, just VCDS itself
Remove debug file size
Fix unable to enter letter
'q' in long adaptation
Improve VIN limitation
Immediately abort connection
attempt when HEX-NET or HEX-V2 is not plugged into a car.
A "Must Register in N Uses"
... for HEX-NET and HEX-V2 interfaces sold via distributors
so that users aren't surprised when their interface stops
working because they haven't registered yet.
A new version of VCIConfig
... that allows users to flip switch their interfaces
between Release and Beta channels for updates:
Beta 17.12.0 adds the following improvements:
Additional Info for some Fault Codes from UDS modules
... most often "Missing Message" type codes. Example
(the third line, in boldface, is new):
0314 - Function Restricted due to Missing Message(s)
U1111 00  - -
[Sensor fuer Luftfeuchte aussen: kein Signal / Kommunikation]
Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
Right now this data will most often appear in German,
but it should become translatable at some point.
This new data is only available with current generation
(HEX-NET or HEX-V2) interfaces.
New ODX data (DS285.1) to support the above.
... as well as some fixes for sub-system ("slave") modules descriptors.
New protocol option for HEX-NET
& HEX-V2 Interfaces
... "Char Int 2k" replaces Char Int and controls interbyte timing
in Kline-KWP2000. Makes VCDS compatible with Polo/Fabia ABS on virtualized K-line.
Automatic re-enabling of buttons that launch LCode and VC-Scope
previously it was necessary to back out one level beyond the
screen from which these were launched from if one wanted to
re-launch them after they were closed.
Graphing and Logging are now available
... when VCDS is used with a
current-generation (HEX-NET or HEX-V2) interface.
New versions of Niels Ezerman's
VCDSScan toolbox and LCode utilities
Fixes for sporadic "Invalid" values when reading grouped UDS measuring values.
Over a dozen new UDS addresses.
New & improved Label Files.
Works only with Ross-Tech's
If you are using a HEX-NET or
HEX-V2 interface, you must set the update channel for
your interface to "Beta" and update it before you can use
this version of VCDS.
Default installation location
If allowed to install to
its default location, it will not overwrite or interfere
with the use of Release 17.1.
Works on Windows 7 and newer,
including Windows 10.
Either 32 or 64 bit versions of
Windows are fully supported. It might still work on XP
as well, but we no longer consider any version of Windows
older than 7 to be "supported."
The Copyright Notice,
Disclaimer, and Instructions posted on our
main download page apply to this version as well.
Beta 17.12 is no longer available for download.
All new features and improvements have been