LDEvanB wrote: »
you could theoretically take a basic USB cable with a mainboard plug on the other end and plug your front panel into a USB plug.
kurtiswilk wrote: »
I would semi-disagree with the practical part.
If Hog does continue to upgrade on this line and my IPC dies internally. I'm not fond of spending X thousands on new hardware is I can likely put together my own pc and use it as many people would the Programming and Playback wings.
Or for example the IPC gets left behind in an update due to hardware specs. My experience is that the button face will survive longer then the computer hardware components.
But only one way to find out.
I have opened up my console to do some video card reseats. Next time maybe i'll try popping the usb onto my desktop and see if she boots up properly
LDEvanB wrote: »
remember tho, an IPC is basically a tower PC with a built in DP8000, in a custom case, with a front panel. With that said, the IPC supports an array of hardware options that are used in the computer industry (primarily the mainboards and GPU). You can buy any of those supported hardware options at just about any online computer shop (i know i did that with my IPC video card), however, once the computer companies (like EVGA or ASUS) stop producing that hardware that works with the system, chances are you will be SOL. but either way, the console itself acts as the computer case, housing the computer, and the DP8000/LTC/Front Panel.
Hugovd89 wrote: »
The problem with the new, other hardware is related to drivers, which aren't avaible in the Windows XP Embedded supplied by HES.
A solution would be to install your own version of Windows XP and the corresponding drivers for your hardware together with Hog3PC. My guess is the IPC frontpanel should recognised and work properly. Only thing that might give problems is the internal midi/ltc widget depending on your hardware.
Have to say I never tried this, but I assume this would be the way to keep the old IPC alive.
skier wrote: »
I had the lid off my Roadhog and noticed that I could plug the Super Widget into my laptop via the USB.
The Laptop did not see the widget, I think in the Roadhog software it see's it as internal so i'm guessing it's locked to the Roadhog.
Shame really as I thought in a desk failure situation it could work like that of a laptop.