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According to Brickset and Peeron, it was released in 2001.


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That set has an RCX in it, is that right? I have several suggestions for you: Have you tried running the software/installer file in compatibility mode? I understand this software was designed for Windows 95 or 98. If this is the case, there is an option in Windows to 'run in compatibility mode' by right clicking the .exe file, selecting 'properties' and ...


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No you can't. But IR towers are pretty cheap, especially the older serial ones (you have to add an USB to serial converter to use the latter version on modern computers)


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Don't bother unless you want lots of pain with little results. You can try a windows emulator, either on a Windows or Mac host. I recall parallels on the Mac worked quite well. It won't work with Linux or Mac Wine very well, though you will have better luck if you have a traditional serial tower with some hosts. As per the other answer, switch to another ...


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I have successfully used RCX with a USB to Serial converter (hardware) to connect to the tower, and Bricxcc software with Windows 7. The Bricxcc is free software. I found that I had to start by upgrading the RCX firmware to firm0332.lgo: RCX firmware version 3.32. This version came with the last Robotics sets with the RCX released by LEGO Education. As ...


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I know this is 3 and a half years late, but I figured I'd throw in my two cents. Attach an NXT light sensor and an RCX light sensor facing into each other. You can communicate bi-directionally by flashing the built-in LEDs. On the RCX side, this can be accomplished by switching the sensor mode between touch sensor and light sensor to passivate or ...


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@Daenu: can you please specify which link you used for RIS 1.5? I'm finding all either blocked or broken links here, but my hope is high as you've posted in the recent past :).


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Just to close the circle (and not just hide this info in the comments), I don't have high hopes this will ever work satisfactorily. At least without not a fair amount of hacking. As per WineHQ, USB support in Wine is weak at best, and so BricxCC via Wine is probably a non-starter, as well, for the same reason. You might have better luck with a COM port ...


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Could be the button indeed. These buttons are conductive rubber pressing on the circuit boards integrated contacts. Might need some cleaning there... Disassembly of the RCX is not easy but can be done. You have to remove the screws in the battery compartment, then pull slightly to disengage and remove the black IR front. Once this is done, you can pull out ...


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You really have two major choices: Try to acquire, install, and run the official Lego software for the RCX. Use some third-party tool to develop programs that can be uploaded and run on the brick. (1) is getting harder and harder to do on modern computers. Personally, I would not bother trying. (2) means choosing some third-party tooling. The other ...



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