Tacx Trainer Software 4 (TTS4) is a software application that allows you to use your Tacx trainer with your computer. You can enjoy realistic videos, virtual reality worlds, GPS rides, online multiplayer and more. However, TTS4 is no longer supported by Tacx since 2019, and you cannot activate or deactivate your license anymore. This means that if you want to use TTS4, you need to have a pre-activated license file and a backup of the software. In this article, we will explain how to download, install, backup and use TTS4 on your computer.
You can download the full version of TTS4.23 and the latest patch (4.23.1) from the following link[^1^]. You will need a pre-activated license file to use the software. We do not endorse or support software piracy, so please do not ask for or share any illegal license files.
How to install TTS4
To install TTS4 on your computer, you need to follow these steps:
Change the name of your computer to match the name of the computer on which the license was activated. You can find this name in your license file (tts4.lic or tts4b.lic).
Install the TTS 4.23 software and 4.23.1 patch.
Delete the two new license files (tts4.lic and tts4b.lic) created by TTS4, located in C:\\ProgramData\\Tacx\\TrainerSoftware\\TTS4\\.
Copy your pre-activated license files into the same folder.
How to backup TTS4
To backup TTS4 on your computer, you need to copy the following folders:
The 'TacxTrainerSoftware4' folder ( C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Tacx\\)
The 'Common' folder (C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Tacx\\)
The 'TTS4' folder (C:\\ProgramData\\Tacx\\TrainerSoftware\\)
The 'Se7en Soft' folder (C:\\ProgramData\\)
You also need to keep your pre-activated license files safe. Without them, you cannot reinstall and use TTS4 on the same or new computer.
How to use TTS4
To use TTS4 on your computer, you need to launch the TTSLauncher.exe file from the 'TacxTrainerSoftware4' folder. You can also create a shortcut on your desktop for convenience. You will see a launcher window with different options:
Start: This will start the TTS4 application.
Settings: This will open the settings window where you can adjust various parameters such as trainer type, user profile, video quality, sound volume, etc.
Update: This will check for online updates for TTS4. However, this function is no longer working since Tacx discontinued support for TTS4.
Help: This will open the help window where you can access the user manual, FAQ, support forum and contact information.
Exit: This will close the launcher window.
Once you start the TTS4 application, you will see a main menu with different modes:
Catalyst: This mode allows you to train with predefined or custom programs based on slope, power or heart rate.
Films: This mode allows you to ride realistic videos of famous routes and races.
GPS: This mode allows you to ride routes based on GPS data. You can import your own routes or download routes from BikeNet or Google Maps.
VR: This mode allows you to ride in virtual reality worlds with different terrains and scenarios.
Mulitplayer: This mode allows you to ride online with other users in real time. However, this function is no longer working since Tacx discontinued support for TTS4.