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    L-O-R, Track days.
  • How I learned about Light-O-Rama -
    The infamous WiW Carson video.
  • Favorite Decorating Holiday?
    Christmas

LOR Software

  • LOR Software Version
    4.3.12
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    Pro

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  1. Boot camp is just the drivers so Windows understands what sort of "PC" you're running. There's no simulation or VM under MacOS like running Parallels or VMware. Boot Camp makes it a real PC booting Windows from a separate WIN volume. PC mag even reviews Macs as regular PCs when running windows as the intel chip/set is pretty much in the same ballpark w/BC as the start up. In my case I'm running Parallels 12 as a VM on a 4 year old mini with Win 7 and not having any lag issues. My Dev machine is a 3 year old MacBook Pro running Parallels 11. Your set ups are not exactly the same so there is a lot to poke through. I'd suggest setting up a Boot Camp volume running Win 7 on the Mac. Windows 10 seems to be getting mixed results with LOR from all that I've read so thats why I went w/ 7 instead of 10 this year when my 11 year old Mini died running Boot Camp and XP. Long shot is make sure you have the latest drivers for Boot Camp and w10 along with the latest serial/USB drivers from LOR. I know I needed a fresh LOR serial driver download this year. Mac / LOR users unite!! :-)
  2. Please Stop

    I love Kevin's work and plan to have him tune up / add some more for me for 2017. Hundreds/thousands are spent on displays, c'mon folks his work is awesome and incredibly affordable.
  3. Home Depot has Christmas Stuff 50% Off

    Our local Lowes went 90% off. 100ct mini's @ .23c a string to start. Cases of 12 were running about 3 bucks including tax. Yeah- I stocked up....
  4. Disappointed in online stuff for sale

    Why incan? For part if my display it makes sense. Our local place went 90% off so 100ct mini incans are 23 cents a string case of 12 with tax is 3 bucks. That makes them cheap enough I don't try to salvage them when the squirrels chew the plugs off them. I just cut the dead strands off the tree trunk and limbs at the end of the season. I would be upset to buy LEDs each year to replace them from squirrel damage. They love the plugs and the Acorn tree so this is how we co-exist. My .02
  5. Running on Mac

    Wanted to add- I hauled my MacBook Pro, a 1602, and a handful of lights to do the 2 day LOR emersion course at Christmas Expo a couple years ago. There were 2 of us there in Ft Worth on Macs for the event. We buddy'd up and had no problem working through the course including the mini SuperStar session at the end. I went so I could get up to speed on S4 and work on transitioning to S4 from 2.9.4 but never got around to it. This year fate forced my hand. I have to say I'm glad I moved to Parallels instead of going Boot Camp again.
  6. Running on Mac

    Hi Guys- I didn't see the OP in 2014. I've run Parallels on my MacBook Pro expressly for LOR. I ran my show with XP and Boot Camp on a Mac Mini until this year when my Mini logic board failed during set up. The Mini had been the show computer for those 9 years trouble free until about 10 minutes into my booting up and setting up for this year on the day before my show start. Bad timing. I had to start over but was able to salvage the LOR folder because Boot Camp was a separate partition on the hard drive. I ran LOR 2.9.4 until this year and moved to 4.3.1. I wanted to explain my setup so you'd know where I'm coming from. So now this year I'm running Parallels 12 on a new Mac Mini for the show and have been running version 11 and back to about version 4 on my MacBook Pro for probably 6-7 years to sequence. I have XP and 7 running on the MacBook Pro right now and will probably kill of XP once I move all my older partially sampled songs out of there since I don't run XP and 2.9.4 anymore. I didn't run into any Parallels install issues or dev issues of note over the years. I did have to run the CDM20814_Setup.exe program to get LOR to see the 485 USB box. The LOR install(s) and upgrades over time have been easy/straight forward. I did mess up the resolution config on the MacBook Pro so dialog boxes look scrunched. I've been too lazy to try and correct it. I'm not quite sure what do say except pull the LOR folder out and do an uninstall then put the ("Light-O-Rama") folder back in the Program Files folder. Then when you do the install, tell it that's where you want to "put" the Light-O-Rama install. It should see your folder with all the assets and it should work. In my case it kept all of the older files and put the new ones alongside them. The sequences themselves run fine on the new machine. The 2 "bugs" I will say were kind of frustrating: this time around things were unclear as to put the LOR folder inside the "Program Files (x86) " folder. I think LOR said to put the old LOR folder there. Once I ran the Verifier it found a ton of stuff broken trying to find assets in the regular "Program Files" / LOR folder. When it asked where to find/put I had to dupe the LOR folder as a quick work around so it would find everything. LOR doesn't go into the files and update the paths even though I told it to look in the (x86) folder. It found the apps and some files there like sequences, but I had to redo my schedule editor to remap where to find the show schedules it looks for. I was hesitant to run Parallels on the show Mac but performance had been very good and I have not had a single glitch with the show running unassisted for over a week now. I like being able to use Apple Remote Desktop to be outside or around the house and be able to transfer songs, look around, etc. I have an iOS remote access app that I use for accessing my other Mine that is a web server. I plan on trying out connecting to the show mini. It would be a lot easier to be outside working on the show with Sequence Editor via iPad instead of the MacBook Pro. I attached a pic of the show Mini desktop. I normally run Windows full screen. This was the largest image the forum would let me upload. I'm happy to take part in a group of us that run Macs and LOR and shares feedback and advise. Search bait: Macintosh, Mac, VMware, MacOS, iOS, El Capitan
  7. Comparable CCRII to Ray Wu?

    I'm sorry Holliday Lights Express. http://www.holiday-light-express.com http://www.holiday-light-express.com/RGBlights.php
  8. Comparable CCRII to Ray Wu?

    To continue on- or compare Ray Wu to like HLE's pixel offerings.
  9. aw heck, can I get this one as well, James? email in my past PMs Thx in advance!
  10. New Year Eves 38 Special

    Is it the regular song, or a Christmas version?
  11. Maverick - running LOR3 on mac using Crossover

    Yes, that chugging can happen on either Boot Camp or via Parallels. I've been converting my songs to CBR and it went away for me. Not emulator related for me or hardware with Boot Camp.
  12. Maverick - running LOR3 on mac using Crossover

    Another one of the "Crazy Ones" here. I've been running up to version 2.9.4 on a dedicated Mac Mini via Boot Camp and Windows XP that I break out once a year. After about 9 years, the logic board failed 5 minutes into setting up this year. So this year I was forced to a newer Mac Mini and decided to go to S4 on it as well. It is running El Capitan and Windows 7 Pro under Parallels 12. I sequence on my MacBook Pro now running Parallels 11, soon to also upgrade to 12. I thought I would redo the Boot Camp strategy and have the worlds separated, but after I set up Parallels to attend an LOR training seminar at Christmas Expo, I thought I'd give it a whirl this way. For those of you who don't know Boot Camp- You create a separate disk partition and Install Windows straight to it and no Mac part of the equation. Dual boot basically. It worked great having 1 laptop to take to Expo and just fire up Parallels and hang a 1602 off it for training. You can pick up Parallels Pro right now as a free upgrade from their basic version that is $49 bucks. LOR isn't taxing the Mini that much. I run 9 LOR controllers and about 120 channels with no DMX/pixels. I don't see any lag and it's been really solid. The only clunkiness seems to be once in awhile when I'm connected to the Mini via Apple Remote Desktop. I'm convinced I set up the video drivers / resolution a tad off trying to out think their Windows configuration suggestions. After this season I'll tweek it. I demand remote access and never found decent newer Windows remote desktop tools under Window XP or 7 except Timbuktu as they had dual platform support before. That's mostly gone and this new Apple solution is pretty much flawless. I don't know Crossover as an emulation app, but Parallels I have to say (knock wood) I think it's great melding both OS's- in this exercise running LOR. I'm still seeing folks struggling with Windows 10 so I stayed with 7 Pro as I had enough to worry about sorting out running this via a Mac. I had already personally tested it on the MacBook Pro. Once I knew what I wanted to do, It all fired up great- even sorting out the USB adapter. Install the LOR USB drivers and your in business. I was more worried about my show running upgrading from 2.9.4 to 4.3.1x. When I'm ready for 10, I can just add it and still have a valid Win 7 "machine". I attached a screenshot of me just now logging into the show Mini via ARD while the show is running and launching the Sequencer. I always run full screen but thought this would be a more interesting picture of the two worlds. Happy to continue the dialog and collaborate with other Mac LOR'ers.
  13. Xmas Rhapsody

    I'd like to ask for this one as well. Thanks in advance James! email addy in PM
  14. Stright No Chaser Feels Like Christmas

    Umm.. yes please! you should have my email from my last PM. Your other sequence was a huge help recovering after the show computer failing.
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