LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software on Vista?
Every now and then, I get questions on the support for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software on Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system or reports on problems with connecting to the brick (even with an USB cable). As far as I know, the present version is only supported on Windows XP and Mac OSX (and not on Linux, which is a shame!).
What are your experiences here? Does it work for you on Windows Vista?
I have been ABSORBED with my upcoming book over the last months, but as you may deduce from my renewed activities here, that works are completed now and I'm going to live a LEGO life again. :-)
So my site will go active again in the next days.
I don't have Vista yet, but I know the community could benefit from this information.
I'm not exactly sure what is meant by NXT-G since jim german says he was successfull installing it. I'm just trying to install the software that came with the NXT Mindstorms - is NXT-G something else?
I've just purchased Mindstorms NXT and it came with version 1.05 of the software so it is compatible with Vista. I have vista ultimate 32 bit.
I have two bluetooth adapters, one internal to my laptop (an HP, using WIDCOMM stack), and one Microsoft USB adapter (with Microsoft drivers)
No mater what order I do things in, when I try and connect to the NXT from within mindstorms software the NXT never asks me to confirm the passkey, and eventually the PC says 'NXT bluetooth passkey confirmation failed' error code -142005.
HELP! Does anyone have experience of contacting LEGO support about bluetooth issues? or do they disown the problems?
I CANT GET BLUETOOTH AND VISTA WORKING!
Jim German, can you give writeup?
Vista Home Premium, Before and after upgrading Firmware to 1.05, NXT-G 1.1 SAME PROBLEM. I'm going to buy the A Be BT Dongle just to try it. Using Belkin F8T002 (Long Range) approved list on Lego.com says F8T003 (Short Range) so maybe it's the dongle. What Dongles are you people using????????????
LEGO, SHAME ON YOU FOR MAKING OUR LIVE SO HARD.
-- contact me directly if we don,t want to start a PC review on the NeXTstep
Somebody Please Help!!! I Really Would Prefer Bluetooth Over USB!!!
i just got me a 9797 set.i'm trying to work with it on vista home premium 64 using brixcc but i just can't. brixcc couldn't detect my nxt (usb). i checked device manager, and it seems that my nxt is to my machine, unidentified. i tried installing the v1.2 installer for pc (from lego's website) but it says it does not work on 64 bit machine. please, if anyone can hear me.
Can someone who has it working post a walkthrough with screenshots, please? I'm on the verge or returning the whole kit-and-kaboodle. This is supposed to be suitable as a toy for children. Why can't professional computer engineers get it working?
Please DO NOT tell me to call Lego or NI. They are both dead ends.
This blog would be more useful if the timestamps included the data and year...its 5/12/2009 and the thread here is almost two years old but the post all appear to have been made this afternoon (no matter what day it is) :)
jim can you fix that in blogger post/comment properties or is it from the viewers browser?
today is Aug 14th 2009 :D rize of the NXT 2.0... and how it or any current version of NXT-G reacts on a given platform is, if you ask me SUPER IMPORTANT
I know it is really hard for THEM to test so many environment but together WE should be able too...
where is the best place to discuss purely software NXT questions? and report bugs?
I have not tried the new NXT-G software that comes with NXT 2.0 yet (hope to get it soon) it will be interesting to see how with windows 7 and mac OS-X Snow coming by year end all that colliding we should get ready... or maybe it will all magically work, all promises fulfilled.
Definitely lots of fun i can't wait -- ok back to building now at least LEGO blocks don't bug :)
The best solution for questions is our forum... you post it there and there always seems to be someone responding fairly quickly...
I'll see if date is an option for comments, but I don't recall it being available.
Setting/Comments/Comments Timestamp Format
I will go and revise the Forum now
-- nxt 2.0
-- fw: 1.29
-- avr: 1.01
-- bc4: 1.01
-- build 0408091119
-- Vista sp2
-- rocketfish bluetooth micro adapter rf-mrbtad
-- installed latest drivers for the bluetooth adapter
-- windows finds the nxt with bluetooth
-- nxt finds the computer with bluetooth
-- usb works
-- lego ide shows the nxt as available via a bluetooth connection
-- try to connect and i get the error -- about 1 or 2 minutes after entering the passkey
This seems to be happening to a lot of people. Anyone gotten past this?