I had trouble getting it to run on Linux initially, the problem is that the proprietary Linux driver hasn’t been updated in a while and won’t work with the most recent kernels. Basically any kernel that supports usbfs should work, but in ubuntu usbfs was deprecated just recently. Also you need to run the application with root privileges or change the privileges of the usb serial device.
For windows and OSX I think that won’t be a problem.
Hi I have been trying to use your example, I can compile but I get an asm_dyld_dyld_fatal_error 0x8fe01064:2 in a pop up once I try and run it. Excuse my ignorance, I am new to this and I think i misunderstood your advice in 3) and add the lib to my usr/local/lib folder on my hard drive. How exactly would I do this?
Just a heads up: version D2XX1.0.4 is now available, works fine and can be downloaded from here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm . Following robotconscience & the ReadMe included in the download should get you up and running in under 5 mins.