Strange issue using GPUSB ASCOM Driver in FireCapture

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Strange issue using GPUSB ASCOM Driver in FireCapture

Post by SusanSSB » Thu Jun 27, 2024 9:13 pm

This is my first time posting to this forum... I am using the GPUSB to computer control/auto guide my Losmandy GM8 mount while imaging using FireCapture 64bit. When I initialize FireCapture's telescope interface, I can select "Shoestring GPUSB" from the drop-down menu and successfully initialize telescope control using the GPUSB. However, if I select "ASCOM compatible mount" in the drop-down menu, which opens the ASCOM Telescope Chooser, and then select "Shoestring GPUSB Guide Port Adapter" in the in the drop-down menu, I get the following error:

"Incompatible Driver (GPUSB.Telescope) This 32bit only driver won't work in a 64bit application even though it is correctly registered as a 32bit COM driver. Please contact the driver author and request an updated driver."

I have enclosed a screenshot of the error message. Has anyone else experienced this error when trying to use the GPUSB ASCOM Driver in a 64bit application like FireCapture? Why is this happening? Is there a way to correct this, like an updated GPUSB ASCOM Driver? Assistance with this issue would much appreciated.
GPUSB ASCOM 32bit driver not working in FireCapture 64bit application.JPG
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Re: Strange issue using GPUSB ASCOM Driver in FireCapture

Post by dpanderson » Fri Jun 28, 2024 6:45 am

I do not have a 64-bit ASCOM driver at this time, or the skills to produce one myself. I would gladly support anyone that would like to create a new driver.

You might also try a search or post at this group:
https://ascomtalk.groups.io/
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Re: Strange issue using GPUSB ASCOM Driver in FireCapture

Post by SusanSSB » Thu Jul 04, 2024 11:09 am

Thank you, Doug, for your reply, and suggestion. I wish I had the knowhow to to create a 64-bit ASCOM Driver for the GPUSB. I will post a request in the ascomtalk.groups.io group to see if it will drum up some interest.

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