By NearTao Sun Nov 12, 2023 12:48 pm
pk1 wrote:Any info from you heads that have kept up would be rad.
I haven't been banging on the pads in a few years..
You *might* be able to get into the M1/M2/M3 series and use virtualization technology to run a windows virtual machine and get the Ren to connect that way. I don't have one (Ren), so you'd probably need to poke around.
It also might not be such a bad idea to just keep the old system, clean it up or fresh install or whatever... and just dedicate it to the Ren while also upgrading to a more modern system for everything else. The nice thing about the VM solution is that you can at least just make a straight up copy of the image once you get it working and it'll become far more portable to move to other systems and environments once you get it rolling.
In my mind, the biggest problem will be how the VM solution you'd use would bridge a USB device from the host computer to the Virtual Machine. Parallels let me do some wacky things for sure, so I suspect you could probably coax it into working.
Good luck man!