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I got Ultimate years ago. How can I update firmware?

 

Is there change log somewhere? What’s latest version?

 

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It was very quick update. At least that Bios bypass makes use lot faster.

 

 

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Be careful of using the BIOS bypass. It will cause some SGM games to fail to detect the SGM. Games that specifically check for the BIOS ram bankswitch will fail.

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Thank you.

 

Is there change log somewhere?

 

 

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I did find this on the atarimax forums regarding the beta firmware

 

"This includes fixes for a few hardware and firmware bugs that may not impact many people. It also includes support for 64kB "Activision" cartridges less eeprom support."

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On 9/17/2019 at 4:17 AM, sunn70 said:

Hi, could somebody please include the newest firmware?

I see you tried contacting Steve via the AtariMax forums and emailing him.  I have also just sent him an email asking for the new firmware.  If I have any success I'll let you know.

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It took about 2 weeks for me to get updated firmware from him.  You need to tell him your version information, this can change the steps to follow.  Just using what someone else got may not work for yo.Sent him an email with:

Hi Steve,

I would like to get the latest updates.
I'm currently running:
HDW: 20160607
Boot: 20150207
Menu: 20141102
Firm: 20160609
 
Here is a screen shot of the latest versions

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1 hour ago, evg2000 said:

 

Here is a screen shot of the latest versions

atarimax.png

Is this a beta or official release?

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1 hour ago, evg2000 said:

It took about 2 weeks for me to get updated firmware from him.  You need to tell him your version information, this can change the steps to follow.  Just using what someone else got may not work for yo.Sent him an email with:

Hi Steve,

I would like to get the latest updates.
I'm currently running:
HDW: 20160607
Boot: 20150207
Menu: 20141102
Firm: 20160609
 
Here is a screen shot of the latest versions

atarimax.png

can you upload the file here by chance?

 

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1 hour ago, evg2000 said:

It took about 2 weeks for me to get updated firmware from him.  You need to tell him your version information, this can change the steps to follow.  Just using what someone else got may not work for yo.Sent him an email with:

Hi Steve,

I would like to get the latest updates.
I'm currently running:
HDW: 20160607
Boot: 20150207
Menu: 20141102
Firm: 20160609

 

My email was exactly the same as yours, i.e. exactly the same firmware revision numbers.

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29 minutes ago, NIAD said:

Is this a beta or official release?

It's a beta release.  Here's Steve's release statement: "This beta release will make it much more likely that you will immediately return to the menu when reset on the cartridge is pressed."

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has anyone managed to get hold of the latest update from Steven yet?  if so can they post the firmware here

 

i emailed him like we are supposed to but it has been over a week now and nothing.

 

he is a hard man to get hold of!

 

thanks

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I emailed Steve over two weeks ago and no response.

 

If anyone has the latest firmware it would be hugely appreciated if you can upload it to this thread.

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10 hours ago, omf said:

got something in the inbox today

 

CVSD_Upgrade_Instructions_Beta_2.zip 70.1 kB · 11 downloads

 

have fun

 

 

On 10/6/2019 at 8:19 PM, Ikrananka said:

I emailed Steve over two weeks ago and no response.

 

If anyone has the latest firmware it would be hugely appreciated if you can upload it to this thread.

Some of the files in the zip date back to 2016. How recent is this latest update? Will this one interfere with some SGM games? If this update is over three years old, I might as well not worry about it.

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9 hours ago, Swami said:

Some of the files in the zip date back to 2016. How recent is this latest update? Will this one interfere with some SGM games? If this update is over three years old, I might as well not worry about it.

The (Normal) upgrade instructions date back to 2016.

The core firmware and hardware files are dated July 2019 and the core boot file is dated June 2019:

 

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If everything is working fine though, leaving well enough alone may be the best move.

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worked for me. I ran the firmware reset. Then added the cvdos.sto file over writing the old and removed the recovery folder. 

 

Everything works fine.

 

Thanks for the file.

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On 10/27/2019 at 8:10 AM, omf said:

got something in the inbox today

 

have fun

 

Thanks a million for posting this! Steve isn’t very active on the Atarimax forums, so I really appreciate you making this available. I was on firmware version 20160609 so I was eager to update. The 20190610 firmware has made a difference! The Atarimax reset button works consistently now and sends me back to the main menu every time. This had always been a flustering operation prior. Thank you @classics wherever you are!

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Thank you, I've  just updated my cart. Indeed the reset button is now perfectly usable, and this makes a difference.

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