Hog 4PC with DP2000?

Hello, I was doing one looking around online yesterday, and discovered that "the DP2000 will no longer be functional within Wholehog software versions 3.2.0 and greater." (According to the Trade in and End of Service information for the DP2000). My question is if this is referring to the firmware running on the DP, or if I can only use the DP with the HOG 3.2.0 PC software. Can I use the DP2000 with HOG 4PC, or only up to Hog3 PC v 3.2.0?


  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff

    Starting with Hog 3 version 3.2.0 the Hog OS no longer supports DMX output from the DP2K.
    You can load Hog 3 3.2.0 software on the unit and turn it into an ArtNet Node.

    The Hog 4 NEVER supported DMX output from the DP2K.

    Hope this helps.
  • jmarmoratojmarmorato Registered User
    Thanks, I appreciate it!
  • brownlightbrownlight Registered User
    So you can use it with Hog 4 ?

  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    Yes and no... not direct.
    You can use it to convert artnet to DMX, but to enable Artnet you need DMX-Widgets.
  • brownlightbrownlight Registered User
    Im a bit confused . So can I run a DP2k with my Hog 4 PC ? and use the 4 out puts ?
  • brownlightbrownlight Registered User
    Ah sorry it just hit me thanks!
  • PhilphunPhilphun Registered User, Hog Beta, Distributors
    DP2000 is still useful as an Artnet to DMX processor box however....
  • PhilphunPhilphun Registered User, Hog Beta, Distributors
    DP2000 can still be used for an Artnet to DMX box however.
  • LightingBoyLightingBoy Registered User
    During HOG4PC V3.6.0 is connected to a Super Widget and Art-Net mode, a DP-2000th Can you not go in parallel with the two devices?
    Specifically, it is a question that at present, the DP-2000 outputs parallel outputs of the Super Widget, and I want you to be line. 1-4 Super Widget and 5-8 Dp-2000, or vice versa.
    Is there a solution?
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    No... All artnet universes on hogpc are just copies/mirrors of what is outputed from the super widget.

    HogPC can output max. 8 universes via widgets, (2 x super widget, 1 x super douper widget, or single widgets or any combination), all theses widget-outs will then be mirrored to artnet. You can then use any artnet-dmx converter to convert them back to DMX. And in this case you can use the DP2000.
    Which makes not much sense, because you already have the output on DMX from the widget.
    Only if you dont want to run a lot of 5-pin lines, you could just run 1 network cable and then convert it back
  • tasglyktasglyk Registered User
    I want to use the dp 2000 just for that: as a artnet-dmx converter in my hoglet, just to avoid 4 long 5pins dmx cables
    The question is: do I need to give different ip to hognet and fixturenet?
    If yes, how can I do that on my laptop?
    Thank you in advance
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    All depends on your computer... If you only have one networkport hognet and fixturenet will share the same port.
    If you have to you have to set the IP to the matching IP range of your fixture net port.
    Dont forget to switch the DP2000 to the Artnet mode
  • Fouad_hmiFouad_hmi Registered User
    how many dp 2000 can i use on hog 3 latest version an on hog 4 pc
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    DP2000 wont work with HOG4PC when used as DP. You can onlyuses them as artnet nodes, so your HOGPC must output artnet, enabled via widgets or a nomad dongle. Then there is (almost) no limit, as its a simple artnet-node. But the DP2000 wont enable any universes.
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