Perfectflight Datacap Alternatives?

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  1. Feb 20, 2020 #1

    jacan20

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    (First time poster so please let me know if this is better suited for somewhere else!)
    Here’s my predicament: apple recently depreciated all 32bit applications with macOS Catalina. Datacap is a 32bit app and so it no longer works with my laptop and I cannot retrieve the flight data from my pnut altimeter. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a different way of retrieving the data from the altimeter. Thanks for your help in advance!
     
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    Interesting idea. I wonder how complicated it would be to get VirtualBox to work with the serial-to-USB device in the altimeter interface cable.

    This is one of the reasons that I’ve not gone to Catalina on my MacBook Pro yet.

    I’ve been meaning to ping PerfectFlite to see if there are plans for a 64-bit Mac version of DataCap. I saw an announcement the other day that RockSim is going to have a 64-bit version soon, so maybe there’s hope.
     
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    I got Datacap to open on an Ubuntu virtual machine with wine, but I haven’t tried actually using the serial adapter to pull data from the altimeter yet. Progress, but to say I’m out of my depth here is an understatement.
     
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    I do a lot of data analysis with wine. ;)
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