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1 hour ago, carlsson said:

Yeah, all those duds put aside in a pile will make up the Special Edition in extra nice packaging with extra overlays, in hope those are collector units that never will get opened up and used... 🤣

I dunno... the STD Flash! might be fun the first time you use it at least... sure it goes downhill from there but at least you get one shot. :)

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I cannot figure out how to get the LTO flash to work. My Mac will not recognize the flash cart. Is there a step by step video on how to do the installation?

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41 minutes ago, poconojo said:

I cannot figure out how to get the LTO flash to work. My Mac will not recognize the flash cart. Is there a step by step video on how to do the installation?

My pc would not recognize my cart until I downloaded a driver from https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

There is an option for Mac on that page. I got that step working but roms are not showing up on the cart when I put it in the console.

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3 hours ago, poconojo said:

I cannot figure out how to get the LTO flash to work. My Mac will not recognize the flash cart. Is there a step by step video on how to do the installation?

Please double-check that you're using a data cable and not a charging cable. That's the most common cause. 

 

Macs running 10.9 or later should already have a native FTDI driver that comes with the OS.  If you're running 10.7 or 10.8, you will need to install the FTDI VCP drivers from FTDI's web site.  The GUI doesn't support MacOS before 10.7.

 

I have not yet tried the new M1 based Macs, but I expect they should work.  LTO Flash! looks like a serial port to the operating system.

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48 minutes ago, intvnut said:

Please double-check that you're using a data cable and not a charging cable. That's the most common cause. 

 

Macs running 10.9 or later should already have a native FTDI driver that comes with the OS.  If you're running 10.7 or 10.8, you will need to install the FTDI VCP drivers from FTDI's web site.  The GUI doesn't support MacOS before 10.7.

 

I have not yet tried the new M1 based Macs, but I expect they should work.  LTO Flash! looks like a serial port to the operating system.

I have a data cable. Bought today. I think the problem is when I try to open the LTO application it says the LTO Flash quit unexpectedly. I am not the greatest with computers. Something I am doing wrong. My computer says OS X  version 10.10.5

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This is becoming very frustrating for me. I have no clue what I am doing trying to set this up. I just know nothing about computers. I am giving up on this tonight and will try to figure out what I am doing wrong tomorrow. 

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13 hours ago, poconojo said:

I have a data cable. Bought today. I think the problem is when I try to open the LTO application it says the LTO Flash quit unexpectedly. I am not the greatest with computers. Something I am doing wrong. My computer says OS X  version 10.10.5

Sometimes you're not doing anything wrong, sometimes the problem is the software.  If you start the computer, and without plugging in the ltoflash, are you able to start the ltoflashui application?

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2 minutes ago, mr_me said:

Sometimes you're not doing anything wrong, sometimes the problem is the software.  If you start the computer, and without plugging in the ltoflash, are you able to start the ltoflashui application?

It was definitely me. I got the Flash cart working now on my Intellivision. 

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1 hour ago, poconojo said:

It was definitely me. I got the Flash cart working now on my Intellivision. 

You said that LUI (the LTO Flash GUI) quit unexpectedly. That's something we should have @intvsteve look at.

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47 minutes ago, intvnut said:

You said that LUI (the LTO Flash GUI) quit unexpectedly. That's something we should have @intvsteve look at.

We've started a conversation. 

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1 hour ago, poconojo said:

It was definitely me. I got the Flash cart working now on my Intellivision. 

Glad to hear that!  But let's follow up in PM to iron out any issues. 

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On 1/16/2021 at 8:53 AM, JasonlikesINTV said:

The obvious name would be LTD Flash.

 

But wait!  Check out our newly announced additional special edition specials:

 

STD Flash:  Riddled with viruses

HTC Flash:  Android OS and 5G ready

TKO Flash:  Preloaded with Mike Tyson's Punch Out

RMA Flash:  Non-functional unit return

BTO Flash:  Powers on, but you ain't seen nothing yet

 

BTK Flash:  Preloaded with killer games!  Improved serial ports!

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7 hours ago, Lathe26 said:

BTK Flash:  Preloaded with killer games!  Improved serial ports!

TMI Flash: Pre-loaded with CMART tasteful nudes.  Strangely this one is in high demand.

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19 hours ago, Sinjinhawke said:

TMI Flash: Pre-loaded with CMART tasteful nudes.  Strangely this one is in high demand.

Particularly because it's empty.

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31 minutes ago, intvnut said:

Particularly because it's empty.

It doesn’t matter, cmart will

never take it out of the shrinkwrap

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44 minutes ago, intvnut said:

Particularly because it's empty.

 

13 minutes ago, Steve Jones said:

It doesn’t matter, cmart will

never take it out of the shrink-wrap

It's actually chock full of awesome ROMs encoded in Schrödinger's format. When you remove the shrink-wrap, though, they self-delete. :(

 

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That's why it took so long for the latest batch, actually. I had promised @intvnut not to talk about it, but the real reason for the delay was that getting the quantum-entanglement-enabled shrink wrapper working was a real hit-or-miss operation.

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3 minutes ago, intvsteve said:

That's why it took so long for the latest batch, actually. I had promised @intvnut not to talk about it, but the real reason for the delay was that getting the quantum-entanglement-enabled shrink wrapper working was a real hit-or-miss operation.

It took a bit of mathifying.

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I was on the original batch, had two windows PCs and following the same steps it only worked with one of them. That was good enough for me not to spend my time trying to troubleshoot the other, but it did seem to like one PC and not the other.

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Anyone know if there are known issues with the Sears variant? Nothing wrong with the LTO, I can navigate the menu just fine and original games like worm whomper work fine but I was trying to play Sydney Hunter, Zaxxon and Copter Command and they all think I'm constantly pushing up.  Different controllers do the same thing and variations of troubleshooting do nothing. Just making sure I'm not missing something obvious.

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Strange... Do you happen to have a controller test ROM? IIRC FW Diagnostics ROM may be available, which will work awesome on Sears units, and let you see if there's anything glitchy w/ the controllers independent of the games in question.

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I haven't officially fully opened direct orders, but I should probably go ahead and do so. I think all the stragglers from the original waiting list have come in that are going to.

 

 

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