Beta 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 new Release.
Beta 21.10.0 included the following improvements:
Improved VIN-detection logic
... including automatic generation of debug info if it doesn't succeed:
Many behind-the-scenes changes
... internal timing improvements and synchronous logging when 'Bypass Windows Timers' is checked
should improve sample rate on TP2.0 and UDS.
Adds [Clear DTCs] button to Measuring Value screens
... primarily intended to be used when trouble-shooting fuel trim problems.
Windows 11 detection
New ROD file dataset DS334.0
Beta 21.12.0 included the following improvements:
Native ARM builds
... of VCDS, TDIGraph, and VC-Scope. These should offer better performance for customers running
Windows 10 or 11 on ARM CPUs than Windows' buil-in x86 emulation.
Beta 22.2.0 includes the following improvements:
Improved Adaptation Maps
... maps now include a listing of channels that are inaccessible without a Security Access code or SFD release.
Support for new UDS data type
... fixes an issue where previously only the first element of an array was shown.
It will not work with any of our older, legacy interfaces.
Support for legacy interfaces will be included again in the next Release version.
HEX-NET and HEX-V2 interfaces must be set to the Beta channel using VCIConfig.
CB v0.4613 or higher is required to use this version of VCDS.
Beta channel for your interface can be selected on the Advanced tab in VCIConfig.
Updating your interface will not affect compatibility with previous versions of VCDS.
Default installation location is C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS-Beta\
If allowed to install to its default location, it will not overwrite or interfere with the use of Release 21.9
Works on Windows 7 and newer, including Windows 11.
Both 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."
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apply to this version as well.
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