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 Post subject: Firmware & Device Driver Update 12-27-2007
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:12 am 
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I new firmware and device driver have been released for all SIO2PC USB adapters.

To apply this update you will need to be using APE 3.0.4 or higher. To obtain a registration update please e-mail classics@atarimax.com.

Unregistered users should wait and upgrade once a new trial version is available.

Once you have installed APE 3.0.4 (or higher) and verified everything is working normally, you should proceed with the usb driver update.

If you are using an the older driver, you will see a new warning when you start APE advising you to upgrade. It may identify your driver as 'version 0' or 'version 1006'.

Once you have installed APE 3.0.4 you have the new driver files in your APE installation directory in the 'drivers' subdirectory.

To update the driver, plug in your SIO2PC USB interface and make sure it is recognized by APE. Then open the Windows control panel and click the 'System' icon, then open the Windows device manager.

In the device manager, find the SIO2PC USB Interface under Atarimax Devices. Double click on the SIO2PC USB Interface entry to open the driver details dialog, then click the 'Update Driver' button.

When prompted, choose to 'install from a specific location', then use the Browse button to navigate to the 'drivers' subdirectory in your APE installation folder.

After clicking OK the driver update should proceed automatically. Windows 98 and ME users will have to restart before the new driver becomes effective, even though you will not be advised to restart by Windows.

Once you have installed the new driver, restart APE and verify there is no longer a warning advising you to upgrade to version 1007 or better.

You should then install the latest SIO2PC USB Interface firmware upgrade, which is attached to this post. (You must be logged into the forum to see or download attachments).

To apply the upgrade, just open the APE Configuration panel and on the USB tab, select install firmware update, then guide it to the core_firmware.bin file.

The core_firmware.zip file attached must be unzipped before using it.

This update of APE addresses numerous performance and CPU load issues. All registered users using the USB interface are advised to install the upgrade.

Steve


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:20 am 
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I installed APE 3.04 (Thanks Steve for sending the update), upgraded the USB driver and installed the new firmware in the SIO2USE interface and all works OK.
But I was wondering if there is a way to see what firmware version is in the SIO2USB interface to see if the firmware really was updated?

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Robert



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:35 pm 
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There is no way currently to display the firmware revision. I plan on adding it in the future though.

Right now, if the interface disconnects and reconnects after flashing, you can be sure the firmware was successfully loaded.

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Thanks so much for this upgrade Steve! I can now telnet into a BBS and print to my Panasonic at the same time.

Stephen Anderson


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 Post subject: Re: Firmware & Device Driver Update 12-27-2007
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:30 pm 
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Remember for the update section to be available the usb timings and settings must be reset to defaults... then you can go to the update section. My copy refused to even navigate to the update bin selection window until I clicked defaults button first. It was a few mere seconds and the update was completed. Back in action just like that.



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 Post subject: Re: Firmware & Device Driver Update 12-27-2007
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:21 am 
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I just purchased the SIO2PC USB adapter ... can I assume the firmware is current and I don't need to download/install this?

edit: to answer my own question, yes (not needed). :) I took the risk and tried the upgrade and it failed verification so I figured that was a sign not to press any further.



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