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F18A Firmware V1.6 Available

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There is a new firmware available for the F18A, V1.6. It fixes a subtle bug related to sprites and includes many new features that I hope will be utilized. If you have an F18A in your 99/4A there is a in-system software update available (requires a CF7/nanoPEB or disk system that can handle about 250K of files). I posted the full details in the F18A Resource thread here:

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/207586-f18a-programming-info-and-resources/page-12?do=findComment&comment=3226312

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Awesome! Thanks very much Matthew, I was aware this was coming so have been looking forward to it.

I'll install this hopefully tonight.

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Just upgraded my system. Thanks Matthew.

 

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Worked a treat!

 

I've attached F18UPD16_dsk.zip which is a 360K disk image and F18UPD_HFE.zip which is the HFE file (360K) for the Lotharek of the 3 update files.

F18UPD16_HFE.zip

F18UPD16_dsk.zip

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Just upgraded my system. Thanks Matthew.

 

img_1493.jpg

 

img_1494.jpg

 

Worked a treat!

 

I've attached F18UPD16_dsk.zip which is a 360K disk image and F18UPD_HFE.zip which is the HFE file (360K) for the Lotharek of the 3 update files.

Sweet :) thanks for uploading the HFE file I'll be upgrading my F18A shortly :D

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Dumb question: if I were to purchase a board tomorrow would it have this current firmware update running?

 

Yes, it will have the V1.6 firmware.

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Just upgraded my system. Thanks Matthew.

 

Worked a treat!

 

I've attached F18UPD16_dsk.zip which is a 360K disk image and F18UPD_HFE.zip which is the HFE file (360K) for the Lotharek of the 3 update files.

Thanks for making the Lotharek files available for other people!

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If you have an F18A in your 99/4A there is a in-system software update available (requires a CF7/nanoPEB or disk system that can handle about 250K of files).

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Just thought I'd point out the in system update also requires an editor/assembler cart or XB 2.7 suite cart too since it took me a minute to figure out :lol:

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It should also run in XB. Hey... any chance the update can use Playground? (Even though I think pretty much anyone who would have an F18A probably also has an XB cartridge somewhere.)

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I guess I assumed that anyone with a disk subsystem would have the E/A cart... I will see about a version that can be loaded from XB.

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Just upgraded my system. Thanks Matthew.

 

 

 

Worked a treat!

 

I've attached F18UPD16_dsk.zip which is a 360K disk image and F18UPD_HFE.zip which is the HFE file (360K) for the Lotharek of the 3 update files.

 

Just saved me from having to create my own HFE. You rock!

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Now that everyone is getting their F18A's updated...

... I wonder what the next Rasmus game will look like? :-D

 

What ever it is, I'm sure we will all be....

 

BlownAwayTV30.jpg

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It should also run in XB. Hey... any chance the update can use Playground? (Even though I think pretty much anyone who would have an F18A probably also has an XB cartridge somewhere.)

 

 

I guess I assumed that anyone with a disk subsystem would have the E/A cart... I will see about a version that can be loaded from XB.

 

I may stand corrected, then: I swear I ran my update using the TI XB cart in my kit, but I might have done it with the XB2.7.

 

I have too much going on... need to keep a journal.

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Now that everyone is getting their F18A's updated...

... I wonder what the next Rasmus game will look like? :-D

 

What ever it is, I'm sure we will all be....

 

BlownAwayTV30.jpg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEn07uDk-_I&feature=youtu.be

 

I know this video is a year old now... and on the old firmware, but are these graphics not AMAZING for the TI? ....it looks like a SNES/Genesis game.

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Yes, it will have the V1.6 firmware.

 

Awesome! I have just purchased one. I assume all I need is a male to male VGA cable and I am good to go?

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Correct, a male-to-male is the typical VGA cable for connecting a computer to a monitor. But, check your monitor's VGA connection. The F18A comes with a female VGA socket.

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