I was having strange issues with S3D where it was randomly applying previous settings, for example, I had cooling fans set to 0 for first layer and 70 for 2nd layer but it applied a previous setting of 30 for the second layer. Going back to check settings and they had the 70% for the second layer as intended.... I noticed this when it started printing the second layer and the fans were barely turning and the fan control slider was at 30%. Also noticed that sometimes changes in flow rate showed no noticeable difference.
I UN-installed S3D fully, deactivated and remove all settings so I could do a fresh install. Before the fresh install I manually removed all folders related to the program in program files and my appdata folder and all S3D settings from the registry to insure there was no leftovers (found the UN-install did not remove any registry settings at all). After removing the HKCU and HKLM software keys for S3D I searched for any other entries that stored settings and found none, just some MRU entries.
After rebooting and re-installing S3D, I chose the Kossel Mini as the starting point of the setup as I have an Openbeam Kossel Pro which is not on the list of select-able printers. I followed the youtube video on creating a new firmware profile for my printer and setting up the gcode tab to use it. I exported the default reprap firmware which does not include the X3G tab in the firmware config window but after giving the export a name and clicking ok, the X3G tab appeared which I don't believe it should have since it was a reprap export. It should NOT have added that X3G tab like it did.....
Initially, and for the first time in 2 years, the live preview actually updated every second when set to do so. I had printed a couple of callibration cubes to dial in the settings but then all of a sudden I noticed on the next cube print that only 66 layers of the 100 was listed in the preview so I went back into the FFF settings to check and found it reverted the layer height back to the default of .15mm all on it's own and it re-enabled the bed heater to the default of 60 even though I previously set it to zero. After this weird self changing setting thing happened, the live preview update was taking about 10 seconds to update no matter what setting I set it to.
After these anomolies happened I took a look at the registry settings and found my macro1 name changed back to default and so did the bed temps within the registry settings.
I can NOT get the firmware settings to save no matter what I do. I even tried the reset all settings and start over to no avail.
Anyone have any ideas why settings are behaving so strangely? I have no issues with settings with Repetier Host or Mattercontrol what so ever.. Kind of at a loss as why S3D is having the issue. I checked permissions on the registry keys and folder storage and all is correct....