Diagnostic Software for VW-Audi Group Cars

 
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Revision History

Revision History, Major Releases: 

Release 14.10 published 31 October. 2014

  • Support for our new HEX-NET interfaces, both via USB and WiFi.
  • Support for newer 2014 and early 2015 models.
  • Revised and expanded ROD (ODX) data set and UDS control module addresses.
  • Shows mileage in Auto-Scans on cars using UDS instrument clusters.
  • Shows realistic dates in freeze-frame data even on cars that don't know the actual date.
  • New version of LCode. Thanks to Niels in Denmark!.
  • Revised and expanded Label Files. Thanks to Sebastian and customers who send us control module maps.
  • Many other small fixes and improvements, as well as everything which was introduced in Beta Versions 14.2 - 14.9

Release 12.12 posted 13 Sept. 2013

  • Includes support for 2013 and early 2014 models, including those based on the VW MQB chassis ("Mk.7" derived cars).
  • Supports a number of new UDS control module addresses.
  • Revised Advanced Measuring Values screen that replaces the "Specifications" column with balloon help items when the user clicks the actual value (provided of course that "Specification" data is available for that value).   The old-school Measuring Blocks screen has worked like that for a long time and in many cases "Specification" that fits fine in a balloon didn't fit in the space previously allocated to it in Advanced Measuring Values.
  • New "Clear All Selections" function in Advanced Measuring Values.
  • Support for larger, more meaningful chassis descriptions in the Auto-Scan chassis selection list.
  • Revised ODX and expanded ROD (ODX) data set.
  • New version of LCode. Thanks to Niels in Denmark!.
  • Revised and expanded Label Files. Thanks to Sebastian!
  • Many other small fixes and improvements, as well as everything which was introduced in Beta Versions 12.10.0 - 12.10.2

Release 11.11 posted 11 Nov. 2011

  • Includes partial support for VW Crafter vans.  Communications with all control modules; functions supported: Control Module ID and Advanced ID, Fault Codes (Read and Clear), Supported Codes, Security Access, and Adaptation. Other functions such as Measuring Values, Output Tests, and Basic Settings will be added in future versions.
  • New, more universal Airbag Coding Assistant.
  • New "Upload Debug/Log File" function in Applications Dialog
  • Completely revised and expanded ROD (ODX) Data.
  • New USB Drivers. Now compatible with the latest PCs which use Fresco Logic USB3 chipsets.
  • Re-factored DTC routines which interpret DTC data, including enhanced interpretation of status byte for DTCs in UDS modules.
  • New area to display additional info for Basic Settings.
  • Added data types 0B, 0D, 0F to Generic OBD-II Mode 9.
  • New version of LCode. Thanks to Niels in Denmark!.
  • Revised and expanded Label Files. Thanks to Sebastian!
  • Many other small fixes and improvements, as well as everything which was introduced in Beta Versions 11.2 - 11.10.

Release 10.6 posted 30 June 2010

  • Supports Basic Settings on control modules using the new UDS/ODX/ASAM protocol.
  • Adds new UDS addresses and updated ODX data for 2011 models.
  • Support for new addresses in latest cars 
  • Improved Readiness Screens with additional info
  • Full 64-bit support on systems which can use it.
  • New CODES file, now with over 14,000 fault code and measuring value texts.
  • Updated Label files; improved documentation for new and existing models.
  • Includes everything introduced in Beta versions versions 912, 10.3, and 10.4.
  • Support for Subsystems ("Slave Modules") in UDS/ODX
  • Support for Audi A1 (8X Chassis)
  • Improved display of fault codes on UDS/ODX modules 
  • Improved support for 2011 Jetta (chassis code AJ)
  • Improved support for vehicle identification in those instances where a VIN is not available.
  • Support for new Gateways installed in many PQ25 and PQ35 models since 08.11.2010
  • Label File Name and additional Information now shown in Control Module Identification
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to the current version.

Release 908 posted 30 August 2009

  • Supports Measuring Values, Output Tests, and Adaptations on control modules using the new UDS/ODX/ASAM protocol.
  • Adds new UDS addresses and updated ODX data for 2010 models.
  • Includes support for TP1.6 protocol which is required for the 6J Ibiza and speeds up access on many modules in other models.
  • The Select Control Module screen now shows "Installed Modules" rather than "Common Modules" if the car being worked on is new enough to have a proper CAN Gateway.
  • Modified SRI Screen to show more info and force user to select a job before proceeding.
  • Adds drop-box function selection in Basic Settings and Adaptation. 
  • Reads Mileage stored in many EDC16 ECUs.
  • New CODES file, now with over 13,000 fault code and measuring value texts.
  • New USB drivers for enhanced PC compatibility and stability.
  • New firmware for HEX interfaces required for compatibility with 6J Ibiza
  • Updated Label files; better documentation for new and existing models.
  • Too many other improvements to list here. For details see the Beta 812, 904, and 907 pages.
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to the current version.

Release 805  posted 29 May 2008

  • New Product Name: VAG-COM is now VCDS.
  • Full support for control modules using the new "Service 22" identification methods.
  • Support for control modules using the new UDS/ODX/ASAM protocol.   The following functions are supported: Control Module ID (including Advanced ID), Coding, Security Access, and Fault Codes.
  • New Session Log capabilities.
  • Support for Generic OBD-II Mode 10.
  • Support for vehicles with dual ECUs, or example the RS4 and W12 engines.  Both ECUs are accessible simultaneously via address 31 for Basic Settings such as TBA.
  • Revised Adaptation screen to support the much longer Long Adaptations now appearing in some control modules.
  • Revised Advanced ID screen for increased flexibility handling the various data items appearing in the latest control modules.
  • New internal Gateway Coding Assistant (required for Audi B8 platform cars).
  • Adds support for latest new model cars such as Audi Q5, Passat CC, new Skoda Superb, VW Sirocco and Passat CC.
  • Much improved documentation (Label Files) for many older cars./font>
  • For more details, see our Beta 711 and Beta 804 pages.
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to the current version.

Release 704  posted 5 April  2007

Release 607  posted 14 July  2006

  • New Advanced Measuring Blocks function
  • Freeze Frame Data shown in-line with Fault Codes and in Auto-Scan
  • Fault codes now indicate whether a MIL is on.
  • Automatic Detection of installed modules (CAN cars only) in Auto Scan.
  • Auto-Scan includes Hardware Part Numbers on those modules where it's available separately.
  • New Supported Codes function.
  • New EDC15+ Mileage function (odometer reality-check).
  • New Acceleration Measurement function (performance calculator)
  • Regular and Long Coding screens combined into one.
  • New VAG-Scope version 1.9 compatible with Advanced Measuring Blocks.
  • New TDI-Graph version 1.4 compatible with V6 TDIs.
  • Updated Label Files
  • Generic OBD-II now includes Info Types 08 and 0A in Mode 9.
  • New more informative Installer.
  • Support for new Micro-CAN interfaces.
  • Numerous other fixes and enhancements introduced in Beta 606.
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to the current version.

Release 512  posted 24 December  2005

Release 504  posted 05 April  2005

Release 409  posted 03 October  2004

  • Clear All DTCs functions  
  • Support for Transport Mode ON/OFF for Golf-5 Platform and Audi A8(4E) chassis cars.
  • Fixed incompatibility with older Sharan (7M platform) 09 modules.
  • CODES file enhanced with texts for 2005 models.
  • Ability to decode Readiness bits for modern TDI engines
  • Support for selectable window sizes for higher-resolution laptops.
  • New Label File redirection methods
  • New Version 1.7 VAG-Scope
  • New Version 1.3E of TDI-Graph
  • SAVE CODES button on Fault Codes Screen.
  • This version is no longer supported.  Customers using "dongle" type interfaces should update to the current version of VCDS.   Customers using obsolete "dumb" or third-party interfaces should update to VCDS-Lite.

Release 404  posted 29 April  2004

  • Support for HEX+CAN interfaces and all 2005 Model VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda passenger vehicles including those requiring a direct CAN connection for diagnostics with an appropriate CAN-capable interface.
  • Includes all additional enhancements introduced in Beta versions 401.2, 402.3, and 403.1.
  • Adds support for the KEY-COM and KEY-USB Interfaces. 
  • Adds enhanced labels for Measuring Blocks, Adaptation Channels, and Recode screens.
  • Adds suggested coding values for Airbag controllers.
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to a newer version.

Release 311  posted 16 November  2003

  • Support for all 2004 Model VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda passenger vehicles using the K-Line for diagnostics. 
  • "Turbo" mode in Measuring Blocks for ME7 and EDC16 ECUs using KWP-2000 protocol for diagnostics. Up to 34 samples per second. Requires HEX-COM or HEX-USB interface.
  • Enhanced keyboard support throughout VAG-COM
  • Browse function when opening Log files.
  • Ability to Log Measuring Block Group 000.
  • New "Tabbed" Select Control Module Interface with buttons for all control module addresses currently supported by the VAS-5051/5052. 
  • Enhanced Measuring Block formulas.  Adds support for a number of new data-types, and fixes all known bugs in formulas.   All formulas have been verified against our VAS-5052 with latest software.
  • Adds Freeze Frame data for Fault Codes on control modules using the KWP-2000 protocols.
  • Adds Advanced ID function for control modules using the KWP-2000 Protocols.
  • Assorted Bug Fixes.
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to a newer version.
  • Adds Support for the HEX-USB Interface, including updated USB Drivers compatible with both the TWIN-USB and the HEX-USB.
  • Completely rewritten KWP-2000 routines.  Compatible with numerous new control modules found in Touareg, Phaeton and others including EDC-16 and MED-9.
  • Adds Output Test (03), Adaptation (10) and Access Authorization (16) for control modules using KWP-2000.
  • This version is no longer supported.  Customers using "dongle" type interfaces should update to the current version of VCDS.   Customers using obsolete "dumb" or third-party interfaces should update to VCDS-Lite.

Release 303  posted 24 March  2003

  • Adds the long awaited Auto-Scan ("00 Scan") feature.
  • Adds support for the TDI Timing Checker "Plug-In"
  • Tremendously expanded and completely revised CODES file.  Now over 7000 codes, including codes for new models like the Touareg, Phaeton, NB Cabrio, etc.
  • Includes new version (1.3a) of VAG-Scope which supports graphing of 10 fields found in
    Group 000.
  • Numerous small enhancements
  • Fixes for some "glitches" in HEX-COM and TWIN-USB support. 
  • Adds support for new HEX-COM and TWIN-USB interfaces. 
  • Adds support for VAG-Scope graphing "Plug-In"
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to a newer version.

Release 208 posted 12 August  2002

  • Adds Basic Settings, Login, Recode, and Readiness for those control modules that use the KWP-2000 protocols in 2001 and newer (mostly 2002+) cars. 
  • Adds Control Module Finder.
  • Adds a 256 Color Mode for old PC's on which previous versions of VAG-COM didn't look very nice.
  • Numerous small tweaks and bug-fixes.
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to a newer version.

Beta  0.81  posted 14 March 2002

Beta 0.78  posted 08 July 2001

Beta 0.75  posted 18 Mar 2001

  • Huge CODES file update.  Over 3400 codes! 
  • Adds the ability to view 3 Measuring Block Groups simultaneously.
  • Adds support for user-supplied Measuring Block Labels
  • Adds complete support for "hybrid" measuring block data-type common in Digfant-3 ECUs and AG4 Transmissions.
  • May work with some USB<->RS232 adapters, but this is not officially supported.  If it works for you, fine.  If it's "flaky", try a PC with a "real" port! 
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to a newer version.

Beta 0.71  posted 06 Feb 2001

  • Adds OBD-II Compatibility Test
  • Adds support for Magnetti-Marelli ECUs common on South American VWs.
  • This version is no longer supported.  Users should update to a newer version.

Beta 0.70b  posted 10 Jan 2001

Beta 0.65  posted 30 Oct 2000

Beta 0.50 / 0.50a  Posted 16 May 2000

  • Initial public "release".   No longer supported.  Users should update to a newer version.

"Virtual Car" circa Beta 0.81.


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