VSIG can be used with Eclipse as a patch storage tool.
What I am about to show you is a VERY NEW VSIG feature that will probably be improved in the future and has to be used "as it is " now.
VSIG V1.99 can be used w/ECLIPSE AS A BACK-UP TOOL ONLY.
Here's what you need to do:Download the self extracting VSIG V1.99 from the VSIG support page. Create a folder in which you will save this archive and unzip it INTO that folder. Unzipping the archive will install Vsigfile.exe, its Help file and a bunch of other dll files. You can create a link on your desktops from the VSIGFILE.exe icon in this folder. From the same webpage, download one of the 3 databases (files working for Orville, DSP7000 or DSP7500) save ONE of these database files into the same folder where you saved and unzipped VSIG. The database file will work as a key to use Vsig...follow me.... Power up your Eclipse and set serial port values: baud rate : 57600 data bit : 8 stop bit : 1 parity : none Connect Eclipse SERIAL port (rear panel) to your Windows PC COM 1 or 2 (No macs, sorry!) using a standard 9 pins serial cable. Do not use NULL MODEM cables!!! They look like ordinary serial cables but they are not. Launch VSIGFILE.exe. It will open up showing an "untitled.sif" working sheet (those used for DSP/ORVILLE processors) IF the DATABASE file is correctly stored in the same folder. Open the PREFERENCES menu from the top Click on Comms Setup. Click on the Serial tab and set Port to >COM 1 or 2 (or whatever you have used to connect the serial cable from PC to Eclipse). Set ALL values the same way you set Eclipse serial Setup: parameters HAVE to match! Click OK to leave this menu. NOTE: Some older PC or Windows might not get properly configured by this page: the computer might still be on different values than the ones you set in this page. To make sure the PC is "talking" to Eclipse, you might want to double check all serial port parameters are correctly set in the Control Panel > System > Hardware area. IF everything is correctly configured, you have the right serial standard cable and your pc works fine, click on the MIDI menu in VSIG (you have now both Eclipse and PC ON and connected, right?) and look for "Get Eclipse Preset"...CLICK ON IT! VOILA....the preset is now in VSIG. You will get a notice saying: Care...Do not edit this unless you know what you are doing. Obviously click on OK and leave all downloaded datas the way they are.
WE DON'T SUPPORT ECLIPSE PROGRAMMING in VSIG. THESE VALUES ARE FOR REAL EXPERT PROGRAMMERS. DO NOT ALTERATE THEM OR YOU WILL CORRUPT THE PATCH. BE KIND!Now you can save the downloaded patch by clicking on File > Save as...set your preferred name and choose the Eclipse Preset (pgm) extension. In the same way, you can open the HD saved files in VSIG and send them to Eclipse by Clicking on Send Eclipse Preset, under the MIDI menu.
WARNING: VSIG WILL ONLY WORK AS YOUR BACK-UP TOOL FOR ECLIPSE PATCHES ON YOUR COMPUTERS: YOU WILL BE ABLE TO EXCHANGE PATCHES ON THE INTERNET AND UPLOAD/DOWNLOAD THEM TO/FROM YOUR ECLIPSE WITH THIS TOOL. WE DO NOT SUPPORT ANY OTHER FUNCTION AND INFORMATION. USE IT AS YOUR STORAGE TOOL.
Please be aware that Eclipse does very little error checking on program files. In our experience, making even minor mistakes in the program format can cause lock-ups, reboots, corruption of non-volatile RAM (user presets and settings), and has even on a few occasions erased the Flash ROM in Eclipse, which would require the customer to return their unit for service. For these reasons, I can't stress enough that people avoid editing the presets in VSIG, and that they use it as a patch librarian at their own risk.
BE NICE to your ECLIPSE. DO NOT EDIT datas in Vsig!