After selecting to start the laptop software from the Windows© Start menu, you should be immediately greeted with the laptop software loading screen:
The loading screen will last for several seconds, after which the main window of the Hydra Nemesis 2.7 laptop software will open:
The laptop software is configured by default to attempt to connect to the Hydra Nemesis 2.7 engine management system. However, you may view and edit maps while the Nemesis 2.7 EMS is not connected. The software will remember any changes for the next session. The Nemesis 2.7 software is pre-loaded with generic maps that are not intended for use with any specific vehicle.
Now that you are familiar with starting the laptop software, it is time to prepare to connect to a Hydra Nemesis 2.7 unit. To do so, you must set up a serial interface. Exit the laptop software by selecting File→Exit:
Locate the serial cable connected to the Hydra Nemesis 2.7 unit and connect it to the internal laptop serial connector or the USB-to-Serial interface you have installed. Power the Hydra Nemesis 2.7 unit by turning the ignition key to the ON position without attempting to start the engine.
Start the laptop software again. If the laptop software is properly communicating with the Hydra Nemesis 2.7, it will automatically connect to the Hydra 2.7 EMS system and you will see the following screen with status bar connecting. As soon as it connects, it will automatically load the map from the Hydra EMS system to your laptop:
If you already had the software open before turning the ignition Key to the ON position, the software will not auto connect and you will have to manually click “Connect”:
If you want to load a different map from what is inside the current ECU, we suggest you save the current base map that was preloaded into the ECU. Select File→Save As:
You are now ready to start tuning.