Current Beta   

Beta 711  includes the following new features:

  • Support for Fault Codes  in Control Modules using UDS/ODX which require the fault codes to be translated from non-standard, control module manufacturer defined codes into standardized displayable codes:

    Here's a sample printout.     Unfortunately, this requires a lot of new "dictionary" files, but such is the price of progress.

  • Improved compatibility with 01J (CVT) TCMs on K-line.   It should no longer be necessary to adjust settings on the Options screen to establish a session with these TCMs.

  • Added [Copy] and [Save] buttons to the Optical Bus Diagnostics screen.

  • Improved Error Handling & Reporting in Selective Output Tests.   Also constrained size of the drop-down selection box to the size of the original window.

  • Improved Icons for Plug-Ins to make it easier to find things in the main VAG-COM folder.

  • Fixes for several rarely-occurring bugs in version 710.

  • Numerous new or improved Label Files.   As usual, thanks to Sebastian.

Beta 710  included the following new features:

  • Support for Control Modules using UDS/ODX which are being introduced in the Audi "B8" chassis cars like the new A5.  Functionality on these modules is currently rather limited, and will vary from one module to another.   More functionality will be added incrementally in upcoming Beta versions very soon.


  • Support for new Control Module ID Methods which are being introduced in various 2008 model cars, such as the the RNS-510. Coding of these modules is also supported.

  • Improved support for vehicles with dual ECUs, for example the RS4 and W12 engines.  Both ECUs are accessible simultaneously via address 31 for Basic Settings such as TBA:

    And measuring blocks -- this is a VAG-COM exclusive, the VAS tools cannot do this:

    In both cases, the data from ECU number 1 is in the top row, while the data from ECU number 2 is in the second row.  Note that it is normal on some ECU-pairs for data to appear only in one row for some measuring block and/or basic settings groups.

  • Revised Adaptation Screen, with tweaks to resources and code to better support the much longer Long Adaptations now appearing in some control modules:


  • Revised Advanced ID Screen with COPY and SAVE functionality:


  • New Long Coding Helper.   Thanks to Niels Ezerman of NE-Tech for this, and to Sebastian for the updated label files.  The Long Coding Helper now supports byte-fields with a scaling resolution:

    As well as bit-fields with special meanings:


  • New internal Gateway Installation List dialog.  Required on 8T0 (Audi B8 platform) gateways where the installation list is not accessible via Long Coding, but works on all gateways which support an installation list.


  • Large CODES file update to accommodate the latest cars.  Now over 11,000 code texts including VW/Audi manufacturer-specific "B" and "C" codes used in the latest Audis.

  • Auto-Scans now include Engine Codes and Jxxx component identifiers (from control modules which can provide this data).

  • Several new Measuring Block formulas.

  • Improved search order for label files.  

  • Improved Feedback in Coding, Login, and Security Access functions.  When possible, VAG-COM confirms that an action has been accepted, and gives a reason or error code when an action is refused by the module.

  • Several improvements in generic OBD-II functions.   Flow control messages use physical addresses instead of functional;  Mode 9 type 0A (ECU Name) now properly supported.

Release Notes:

  • Works only with Intelligent Interfaces (HEX, KEY and Micro-CAN).  

  • Available only as a "full" build.   Works on Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista.  
    We have not decided whether we will continue to offer a "Legacy" build when this makes it into full "Release".   If you're still using Windows 95 or NT4, you should let us know if you consider support for these ancient systems important.

  • Default installation location is C:\Ross-Tech\VAG-COM-Beta\  
    If allowed to install to its default location, it will not overwrite or interfere with the use of Release 704.

  • The Copyright Notice, Disclaimer, and Instructions posted on our main download page apply to this version as well.


All features introduced in Beta version 711
have now been incorporated into the Current Beta

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Current Beta