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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2013, 06:18:17 AM »
it has been reported that some of the X10 servers are back online.
the one that x10nets checks is one that appears to be up again. ;)
can software links be far behind?
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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2014, 05:57:27 AM »
Like a lot of people on these forums I had a working version of AH Pro and made the mistake of upgrading to Marmitek.  Lost many of the HA functions that were working fine.  I had AH Pro 3.236 and the Marmitek version was 3.316.  I could switch things on and off from the PC but the timers and Dusk overrides did not work.  Basically the Marmitek version has glitches.  Modules would switch on at a time grayed out in the box.  So I tried to find a solution and here's what X10 is saying as of 5 Feb 2014

Dear Customer,
 
Thank you for contacting us.
 
 Here is a link to better help you understand what has transpired and who we are. http://www.x10.com/about-us/
 
Reactivation of the ActiveHome Software - Activehome servers are currently offline. X10 WTI had this software hosted on dedicated servers. During X10 WTI's Bankruptcy, these servers were shut down and alot of the data was lost. We are working with networking and database professionals to try to gather this broken data and get ActiveHome back online. We are doing all we can to re-enable this software for past and future X10 customers.
 
 Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
 
 Sincerely,
 
Mike K.

Thanks X10.

I found a PC with the old AH Pro on but for some reason it is not working the same as the one I upgraded.  I have A3 and A7 coming on at dusk - 1 hr but A5, A8 and A10 which are supposed to come on at the same time  don't come on.  I have a CM15A interface which I cleared, a coupler, a signal booster.  I moved the CM15A to another receptacle and no change.  Thinking of trying something other than AH like iHouse.  Everything works from the PC and by RF.

Just wonder if it's worth waiting for X10 to get their shit together.  Any thoughts?

Why is X10 stuff so unpredictable and problematic?  There's a market for someone that can get HA right!!!

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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2014, 06:59:52 AM »
There are alternatives to ActiveHome Pro that run on a PC and use the CM15A or CM11A as a powerline interface.  Some are listed here:

    http://jvde.us/forum/index.php?topic=36.0

Prices vary from free to very expensive.  One limited X10-only version that I use for testing the XTB-232 is Home Control Assistant.

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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2014, 04:39:03 PM »
With X10 servers still down many have shifted to using third party software.
These still rely on x10nets and maybe other files found in the SDK.
If you installed the SDK or x10 hardware drivers after version 3.318 of AHP you have a old version of the x10nets.
This can cause a third party program to not perform as designed and AHP to perform badly.
see: http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=28793.msg161236#msg161236
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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2014, 02:54:40 PM »
In my correspondence with the new owner of X10 he has indicated they have a development team working on creating a full installer of AHP.
Seems they have found some code (no mention of how old it is) and it doesn't appear to be complete. ::)
Hopefully they follow threw with opening it up and not requiring a registration.
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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2014, 04:49:34 PM »
Seems they have found some code (no mention of how old it is) and it doesn't appear to be complete. ::)
Wow, what a surprise.
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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2014, 07:23:02 PM »
Sometimes code can be recompiled depending on the flags used in the compiler.  I wonder if anyone has attempted this since there are really no worries about X10 complaining?  There would be no comments, but it might provide code with understandable variable names.  My guess...uselessk but it seems worth a try for someone with that skill set.

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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2014, 03:23:35 AM »
Tuicemen has released a full installer for AHP 3.318.
Details on the X10 Forums.
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=28795.msg161243#msg161243

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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2014, 10:05:55 AM »
The installer is still only an unregistered version and looks for registration info from a encrypted file, if it can't find it you'll get the registration nag. :(
However there are a couple of x10 programmers working to fix this from different angles.
One is attempting to recreate a new registration server and make a universal registration key.
Another is attempting to recode AHP so the registration keys are hard coded like that of the Marmitek version.  ;)
Hopefully one will have success shortly. ::)
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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2014, 03:42:21 PM »
Seems like the old X10WTI didn't believe in storing all their eggs in one basket.
Seems the code for AHP is spread over several PCs and some are proving difficult to access.
Not to mention the code is written in net 2003 C++ and I'm told it will not convert to a newer version. ??? ::)
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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2014, 05:25:32 AM »
Tuicemen has released a full installer for AHP 3.318.
Details on the X10 Forums.
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=28795.msg161243#msg161243

I can't connect to this link---is it broken? Weird, because I had just signed in there yesterday and posted a comment and now I can't access forums.x10.com at all.

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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2014, 06:37:30 AM »
The X10 forums seem to be down.
I could not access the X10 forum or the X10 Wiki late yesterday or this morning.
I know the X10WTI Servers where real old and maybe one of them has a problem again.

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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2014, 05:12:58 PM »
Shoot. I was hoping to find out how to install AHP on my new Windows 7 install. Oh well.

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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2014, 03:16:54 AM »
If you have not looked in Tuicemen's Forums.
There is lots of good information on AHP there.
http://tuicemen.com/forum/

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Re: How has the X10 demise effected the AHP software?
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2014, 05:04:08 AM »
I just sent the new IT guy and owner a email regarding the forum so hopefully it will be back up later today.
As Brian stated there is info and links to AHP installers on my forum. ;)
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