First and foremost, we are a community that supports each other wilfully. Because of the help I've received here, I decided to return that to the whole community. There will be four (4) editions of VIDA releases. VMWare, VirtualBox, TrueImage image and VHDX bootable USB. This should just about cover everyone I hope... Due to the way I've built this and Microsofts licensing schemes, it runs using a legal copy of Windows 10 on your computer as long as your computer has a legal Windows 7 or higher license.

Also, I use a 4K display so you MIGHT need to change the resolution on first boot with your machine to adjust to size if you are not using a 4K equivalent. When logging in, use 'admin' or '1'. The only app you can use, and thankfully need to use is the 'all-in-one'. The rest on the desktop are pointless. If you wish to check that your download completely without errors or issues, below is the MD5 hash. Enjoy!


Virtual Machine System Minimum Recommendations:
CPU: Intel i3-2100 or better (64bit required)
RAM: 6GB RAM
HARD DRIVE: 40GB free space


USB Editions System Minimum Recommendations:
CPU: Intel Core2Duo or better (32bit capable)
RAM: 3GB RAM
STORAGE DEVICE: 32GB or better USB 3.0
Legacy Boot Mode Support



Patches, Documents & Walk-throughs can be downloaded from any of the download links below



Download Links:

Image Download #1 (OneDrive Server) - Download Here
Image Download #2 (OneDrive Business Server) - Download Here
Image Download #3 (FSC Server) - Or Here
Image Download #4 (theeshadow) - Or here (VMWare only)


Other Files
VMWare Player - VMware Player
VirtualBox - VirtualBox Image Here
7-ZIP - You'll need this
[INDENT]The FSC server is redundant between midwest and east coast. I've speed tested downloads from each location and get between 50MB/s to 287MB/s using the office connection. The midwest server is on a 10GB connection and 1GB east coast. I really hope this helps everyone. Also put a copy on my OneDrive business account so in total, we have 4 locations sharing it. Keep in mind, you download speed will depend on where you are and which server you are pulling from.




Virtual Machine Setup:

  1. Download the virtual machine 7zip image
  2. Download VMWare Player or VMWare Fusion. This will depend on which OS you have running.
  3. If you have Windows but don’t have 7zip. Download it. I believe most Linux distros support 7z files out of the box or can be easily installed via the Software Centre. If you are on Mac OS, you can use ‘The Unarchiver’ available via the App Store.
  4. Once you have everything downloaded, install your hypervisor of choice. This would be VMWare Player or Fusion. Advanced users can use virtual box with minor modifications I believe.
  5. Extract the 7z image file you downloaded to a contained folder. The password is V0lv02Rule You can run it from this location or move it to another location. Doesn’t matter.
  6. Locate the file ‘Service Machine.vmx’ and double click on this file. It will open your hypervisor. You may be asked if you copied or moved this. Just click moved.
  7. If you want to adjust the VM image settings now if the time to do so. Things like number of cores dedicated to the VM and how much RAM you want it to be allowed to use.
  8. Run it and enjoy.





USB Image Setup:

  1. Download the image from the builds folder
  2. Download the USB Imaging Tool.zip file from tools folder
  3. If you have Windows but don’t have 7zip. Download it. I believe most Linux distros support 7z files out of the box or can be easily installed via the Software Centre. If you are on Mac OS, you can use ‘The Unarchiver’ available via the App Store.
  4. Once you have everything downloaded, extract the USB Imaging Tool.
  5. Run the tool. Select your USB drive from the list on the left. Click Restore. A window will open to locate the IMZ file. In the bottom right is a drop down menu, change it to 'Compressed (zip) image files'. Locate the folder where you downloaded to and select the IMZ file. Click yes to restore and overwrite the USB drive.
  6. Run it and enjoy.





Extras, Tools & Documents Available:

Volvo 2014D UX2 Update
Volvo 2014D Wiring Diagram ISO
Volvo Transmission Adaptation
USB Image Install Process




Questions & Answers:

Q: My system specs are... Which one should I run.
A: Which ever one you want, system specs are based on the one you choose to run. Virtual Machine is the easiest to get up and running and requires the least amount of effort from you.

Q: Are the system requirements actually what's required to run?
A: Yes and No. For the virtual machine no. You could have less RAM and a slower processor and it will still run. For the USB images, yes without more modification of the images.

Q: Unable to open the file Service Machine.7z
A: Download 7-Zip from the link above AND make sure you have the password

Q: How do I log in?
A: Use 'admin' or '1' and press enter

Q: How do I go about checked the MD5 or SHA256 to ensure I have downloaded without error?
A: I recommend Quickhash-GUI. If you have a Mac or run Linux, they both have md5sum built in but require CLI knowledge so I won't recommend it.

Q: I have logged in, my DiCE unit is detected but I can't click on diagnosis tab. Did I do something wrong?
A: Most likely, you have not selected all the options for the vehicle profile.

Q: Does the VMWare image support 32bit?
A: NO! But the USB edition does

Q: I'm on a Mac and can't find VMWare Player for it, what do I use?
A: You'll need to obtain a copy of VMWare Fusion

Q: Will there be a VirtualBox version?
A: It is very likely just to help out the Mac users...

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: System requirements are for the VMWare image is a 64bit dual-core processor and 4GB RAM. Please know that with 4GB of RAM, you will be moving SLOWLY. I recommend at least 6Gb RAM. If you only meet the minimum requirements, try the USB edition.

Q: I have 7-zip and it is giving me errors extracting the files. What is going on?
A: Double check that the download completed correctly. You can do this using the MD5 Hash posted above.

Q: Why doesn't the VMware Image detect my DiCE unit?
A: The VMware Image may be configured for different USB specifications than the port you are trying to use. If you have a system with USB 3.x, you need to update the 'Machine Settings' to reflect a USB 3.x bus. Same with USB 2.0. Depending on the build of the VM depends on which USB port revision was set to. Drivers have already be install for the Intel buses.

Q: I've installed an update or patch but nothing happened?
A: Try rebooting, if that didn't work, ask for help.




Change-log:

VIDA 2014D Update UX2 - [11 January, 2018]

Updated interface, more modern and more responsive for higher resolution screens.

VIDA USB Edition RC3 - [6 January, 2018]

With RC3, it still uses a VHDX image format, but can now be deployed with minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive and computer. It's all contained in an IMZ container that your flash to a 32GB flash drive and go!

VIDA License Patch RC3 - [6 January, 2018]

Fixed issue with RC2 on x86 not applying new license.

VIDA License Patch RC2 - [5 January, 2018]

New VIDA License Patches. Self installing with IE Hosting fix.

VIDA VMware Image Edition v2 - [31 December, 2017]

All Windows updates have been completed. VIDA License has been updated to expire 31 December, 2020. Cleaned up system. Removed unnecessary clutter. Download size is down from 7.6GB to 6.9GB, extracted is down from 28GB to 21GB. Hilton Tuning program is on the desktop for those who have a subscription for it mainly because I forgot to remove it before uploading.

Fixed Download Links - [20 December, 2017]

VIDA TIB Edition v 0.RC2 - [19 December, 2017]

This version does use TrueImage. By using TrueImage, you are using the entire USB for the image as if it was a hard drive.

VIDA USB Edition v 0.RC2 - [17 December, 2017]

With RC2, I've changed the entire deployment scheme. It uses a VHDX image format. It does NOT use TrueImage. There will be a dedicated TrueImage version soon. Instead it will be using Easy2Boot. So shout out to those blokes.

VIDA USB Edition v 0.RC1 - [14 December, 2017]

Initial build. Completely scrapped.

VMWare Edition - [29 August, 2017]

Initial build.




Please do not private message me requesting help or to ask questions regarding the different version. Ask here in the thread. It might be helpful for someone else.