Installing Crome

A free version of Crome can be downloaded from PGMFI.ORG or from This section describes the necessary steps to install and setup Crome on your computer.


System Requirements

The following are minimum requirements for running Crome.

For datalogging with Crome, it is recommended to have have higher system memory.


Setting Up Crome

If downloaded from an archive file (zip file), extract the Crome setup file 'csxxx.exe' (where xxx refers to the version) from the archive and double-click to run the installer. Click 'Next' to confirm the installation and continue with the following steps:

  1. Use the password '' to continue with the installation.
  2. Read the End User License Agreement select to agree or not. If you do not agree with the terms, the isntaller will terminate the installation process.
  3. Select the directory where Crome will be installed. The default directory is in your Program Files folder. Click 'Next' to continue.
  4. Select the Start Menu folder where the shortcut to Crome will be placed. The default is in the Crome folder. Click 'Next' to continue.
  5. Select additional shortcuts to be placed during installation. Click 'Next' to continue.
  6. Review the installation options and click 'Install' to begin extracting the files.
  7. Click on 'Finish' to complete the installation. You will be given an option to run Crome after installation.

You have just completed installing Crome on your computer. For further instructions on how to use the applicatioin, refer to the User's Guide. To purchase a license, continue with the next topic.


How to Register

The version of Crome downloaded from PGMFI.ORG or is a free "as-is" non-commercial version. You can use it for personal or education purposes or use it to evaluate the software before purchasing a license. This version contains a 'Nag Screen' which reminds you of the basic terms you are agreeing with by using the software. The nag screen also indicates whether or not you have a licensed copy of Crome.

To purchase a Crome Pro or Dealer license and take advantage of the 'Tuner' features of Crome, which includes datalogging, map tracing, and auto-tuning, you will need to registration form by either clicking on 'Register' on the introductory screen or by going to 'Help->Register' on the main menu and clicking on 'Register'. You will be brought to the following window:

Click on 'Get Reg String' and you will brought to a website where you can purchase either a Pro or Dealer license. Once you've made your purchase, you will receive an email from John Cui with a Registration String to unlock the software. Copy and paste the Registration String into the 'Reg String' field. Click on 'Register' and you will be prompted whether you have entered the Registration String correctly. If successful, restart Crome and you are now ready to take advantage of the full capabilities of Crome.