I always read these posts with extreme interest as I am one of the dinosaurs preparing to give up the ghost on the 16 button digitizers. I am the last one in my office on XP because of it. I have tried the Vtablet drivers on W7 but I can't get it to work because I'm running a CadPro, which is a USB device. I have contacted the Vtablet dude to ask if he is ever going to write the USB version of the software; his response is always 'get a USB to Serial converter, they work'. Problem is that the ends are wrong. That converter is meant to plug a serial device to a USB port, not the other way around. For some reason he seemed unable or unwilling to grasp that concept. Or maybe I'm on the wrong planet. Does a converter exist that will allow me to plug my USB digitizer in to a Serial port? It's always baffled me that someone would sue GTCO for the rights to the drivers and then not support every tablet currently using those drivers!? OK, enough ranting.
Has anyone had success getting a CalComp CadPro tablet to run in Windows 7 (without virtual XP mode)? Anyone??
(btw, I bought the Warmouse. Thought that might be the way to go but the mouse itself is bulky and uncomfortable. Plus I couldn't get my pop up screen calls to work. There's a difference between programmable buttons and software controlled to be sure. Might try the Razer Naga next. I know it's only a matter of time now.....)
I was told that the V-tablet driver will not work for a usb connection. Try calling GTCOcalcomp a.k.a E Instruction tech support at 800-856-0732 option 2 ask for Nate Kozel or Eric Layman.
I bought the Razr Naga it work great and is easy to program it's just a learning curve after almost twenty years with the 16 button puck.
I've also heard several personal recommendations for the Naga. Me, I don't have the manual dexterity to handle that many closely spaced buttons on a mouse so a more conventional one with a handful of buttons is better suited. For those still wanting to have a bucketload of buttons at your fingertips, consider a keypad device like the Nostromo N52 (or similar brands). They're easier to handle (finger, whatever ).
In options, system, current pointing device is the wintab capatible digitizer selected?
you also need to disable anti virus software when installing vtablet.