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As it just so happens, I'm physically in possession of an English Vision Command CD. I've uploaded the iso here: https://www.mediafire.com/?xo6xfjvnbzaaf7u I didn't upload and post it in that other question you mentioned since I wasn't aware none of the Vision Command ones were English, but I've also updated the answer in that other question with this link ...
If you'd rather not cut off the ends off two batteries and jury-rig in rods of hot melting glue to act as spacers, and instead have access to a 3D printer, take a look at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:122810 :-)
For the RCX devices, if you want to use the RIS or RoboLab software on OS X, your best solution is to see if a VM image running Windows gives you what you want. The main problem will be accessing IR Tower: the Mac doesn't have a COM port without a serial dongle (which could be had for cheap, but they can be a pain to use). And a USB Tower (if you have them) ...
I am currently maintaining my own fork of NQC for use on OpenBSD and OS X. As you have discovered, the recent compiler changes on OS X broke NQC in many places. Not to mention that the USB tower integration was pretty outdated. If you can compile it, it should work better than the ports version. AFAIK, I am now the de facto maintainer for NQC. (And may ...
I've found a seemingly broken website, but from the sources I was able to salvage these addresses, they work just fine (as far as the download goes, I did not check the contents): http://www.brickfactory.info/iso/9731_lego_vision_command_xp.zip -> German version http://www.brickfactory.info/iso/9722_extreme_creatures_1.0.zip Vision Command English: ...
There is no non-LEGO product that can substitute the infrared tower used for communicating with the RCX, as the USB and Serial towers use a very specific protocol that does not match that of other Infrared devices. Nonetheless, it does appear that there are schematics available for the IR Tower, courtesy of Mark Bellis: I'm no expert on low-level ...
I'm not an expert on Robotics Developer Studio, but the phrase indicating that support was dropped in the latest version was added in July 2008, so you'll need to go back to version 1.5 in order to have RCX support.
Try to use this (Windows XP x86): RIS v2.0 software -> http://www.mediafire.com/download/vrg2iajcv4uxkf3 Updated USB Tower drivers -> http://www.philohome.com/sdk25/tower164.zip Also maybe you have a faulty RCX or IR tower. Try to change the battery of the IR tower. I recommend the use of the Windows XP x86 (32 bits) for install the RIS v2.0 software. ...
I found this page: http://riskonomics.blogspot.com/2009/06/lego-vision-command-camera-drivers.html The author says that he was able to get the camera to work with a Logitech Webcam driver is730enu.exe (which is linked on that page). From the sound of it, the original driver wouldn't do you any good anyway unless you are still running Windows XP.
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