Category: Main Special Purpose FORScan 2.1.1 beta


Application Details:

Version: 2.1.1 beta
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Tested with ELM327 compatible OBD2 to USB adaptor interface cable for Ford Mondeo Mk3 Duratec and Duratorq cars (2005).

Connection to car

Reading of car data

Reading and resetting DTC

Dashboard, Oscilloscope

What does not

nothing found


What was not tested

Module test procedures

Service procedures

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Using an OBD2 to USB interface some settings have to be done to make the serial port device usable to wine. 1) Connect the adaptor to the USB port. The appropriate linux kernel module should be loaded automatically (i.e.pl2303). 2) Check the tty device emerging Type into a linux terminal: ls -al /dev/ttyUSB0 The output should look like crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 27. Jul 10:54 /dev/ttyUSB0 3) Note the group name "dialout". Add the user to this group. Logout/login is necessary to make the group membership effective. 4) Introduce the serial interface to wine as com1: ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1 5) Install FORScan 6) Now there is to do some magic. Thanks to Valentin for this hint ( FORScan is unable to detect the COM port until the following registry entries are added (by editing the file ~/.wine/system.reg): Wine REGISTRY Version 2 ;; All keys relative to \\Machine #arch=win64 [Hardware\\Devicemap\\Serialcomm] 1015709345 "Serial0"="COM1"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64Jul 30 20131.6Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

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