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Old 06-19-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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HP Tuners and updates

I got my HP Tuners VCM Suite 2.22 and installed it (Win 7 different topic and a challenge) and got it all to work.

Just be informed that there are Beta versions that tuners are using and HP Tuners will have to be contancted to get the beta download based on your license number. I did all this and got it to work and I am now able to read the tunes that are from the betas.

Also, mine is showing that there are 11 updates for the Camaro and I have only one credit for discount. FYI each update point is $50.00 and since ten are required to get the full unlock I would like to understand what the extra feature are.

What am I missing or not seeing by not having these other updates?
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:09 PM   #2
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Why are you paying for updates? Just send them an email and they will link you to the beta download which it looks like you've done already. The next "stable" release is going to be 2.24 I think and it should be out before long, or so I've heard and you shouldn't have to pay for that either. It will have all the tables from the beta plus the tables they unlock between now and then.
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2.24 and the betas are related to the HP Tuners software itself. Not the specific car model that has updates showing.

My question is related to the license credit for the car that I have used that is showing available updates for the car not the software.
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:31 PM   #4
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you only need 2 credits to tune your camaro, just a 1 time purchase,, hptuners does not offer ecm updates per car/ecm,, your on your own to tune it,, the hptuners software has free updates and beta versions as you need them.
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:58 PM   #5
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2.23 is the only thing available right now... not 2.24.

You do not need to "update" anything with credits. They are showing you the upgrade path if you want to be able to tune an unlimited number of 2010 Camaros. If you don't plan to tune a bunch of 2010 Camaros, don't worry about it.
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2.23 is the only thing available right now... not 2.24.

You do not need to "update" anything with credits. They are showing you the upgrade path if you want to be able to tune an unlimited number of 2010 Camaros. If you don't plan to tune a bunch of 2010 Camaros, don't worry about it.
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2.23 is the only thing available right now... not 2.24.

You do not need to "update" anything with credits. They are showing you the upgrade path if you want to be able to tune an unlimited number of 2010 Camaros. If you don't plan to tune a bunch of 2010 Camaros, don't worry about it.
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Thanks. This is brings a better understanding than what they provide in their Help section. I have not sent them any money and this little investigation prevents me from wasting money on something I probaly wouldn't use.

Is 2.23 the same as the beta or is it something else?

I wish that HP Tuners would have a registered user mailing list notification for their new releases since the software is not like MOST others that automatically update. I tend to think that is ridiculous. I had to practically use a hammer to get it to work with Win 7.
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Getting it to work on the new operating systems is pretty straight forward... Plug in the interface, add the signed 64-bit drivers in, and that's it.

2.23 is the beta. Any odd numbered version is a beta, even numbered versions are stable releases. 2.23 being beta software means they aren't going to flash around saying to everyone that they have a beta available, because it's not intended for public use. They update the software fairly regularly, so unless you want an e-mail every couple days saying something that may or may not apply to you was updated, then I wouldn't ask for e-mail updates.

I participate regularly on the forum, and simply request an updated beta once every week or two. I've never had a reason to complain.
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