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C4CPC FW update
« on: 18:41, 09 September 15 »
To all C4CPC users,

Thanks to the increasing number of  converted games  :) , an issue was found when folder contains more than 247 files.
A new version of C4CPC firmware that fix this issue is available on the C4CPC wiki page, Firmware update section as well as the upgrade procedure.

[EDIT 12/09/2015] V1.00.03 : Fix bad behaviour in file read that may read more sector than available in a cluster

The update package (C4CPC_V1.00.03.zip) contains all you need to do the update :
- dfu-programmer : executable and driver for windows, source and script for OSX, Linux user should get it from they distribution repository
- script for performing the upgrade

Let me know if there is any issue

[EDIT 21/05/2016] V1.00.04 : Added compatibility with Symbiface II, CprSelect can now display txt files
Update contains new card firmware as well as CprSelect_v102.cpr

[EDIT 06/08/2016] V1.00.05 : Fixed cluster truncation error leading to crash when loaded files where on cluster number greater that 65536

[EDIT 20/07/2017] V1.00.06 : Fixed issue that loaded more sectors than remaining in current cluster
« Last Edit: 23:21, 20 July 17 by gerald »

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #1 on: 18:52, 09 September 15 »
Well CPC ROMs had the same issue, so I guess that makes it a true piece of CPC hardware :)

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #2 on: 22:15, 09 September 15 »
Thanks for the update! Great that you put effort in and support it. Not everybody does.  :) :) :)
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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #3 on: 01:40, 10 September 15 »
Ok, seems it's Jacques Toubon, like we say in French.

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #4 on: 02:20, 10 September 15 »
Thanks a lot! I will update it during the weekend!  :-*

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #5 on: 17:52, 10 September 15 »
updated fine here,thx gerald.
« Last Edit: 09:06, 11 September 15 by fille1976 »

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #6 on: 10:50, 12 September 15 »
New version available, 1st post updated.
While the previous issue could be avoided by having folder with a limited number of files, the new issue found may pop each time you modify the SD card.
Upgrade is stongly recommended  ;)

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #7 on: 11:54, 12 September 15 »
C4CPC firmware upgraded in  V1.00.03 !  ;) thanx Gerald

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #8 on: 14:16, 12 September 15 »
Update applied: everything seems OK ;)


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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #9 on: 14:32, 12 September 15 »
update applied (v1.03),testing later tonight.

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #10 on: 14:38, 12 September 15 »
I will do as with the operating systems, wait for the other users to test it  :laugh:

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #11 on: 14:50, 12 September 15 »
Well that doesn't help me.
I'm waiting for you to test it  :laugh:
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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #12 on: 14:51, 12 September 15 »
Well that doesn't help me.
I'm waiting for you to test it  :laugh:
Don't worry it works fine  ;)

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #13 on: 02:36, 17 September 15 »
Yes, new firmware works fine  :)

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #14 on: 12:48, 17 September 15 »
Is there a way to check Firmware version under the CPC/GX4000 ?




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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #15 on: 12:52, 17 September 15 »
Is there a way to check Firmware version under the CPC/GX4000 ?
Just start it with no SD card in it. Version is displayed on left bottom corner

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #16 on: 12:53, 17 September 15 »
Is there a way to check Firmware version under the CPC/GX4000 ?
remove the miniSD card from the c4cpc and power on the machine  :P

Gerald you are too fast for me lol
 

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #17 on: 12:58, 17 September 15 »
Thank You !

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #18 on: 16:05, 20 September 15 »
@gerald  Thanks for the firmware update  :)

Sorry for playing a part in making you have to make it  :laugh:

Just installed it, as I need to remove the sd card a lot when I need to test stuff on real hardware, works great, cheers  8)

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #19 on: 16:22, 20 September 15 »
Just installed it, as I need to remove the sd card a lot when I need to test stuff on real hardware, works great, cheers  8)
For these kind of test, just use the USB connection and C4CPCCom python script.
Well, I just need to upload the latest version. The one shipped with V1_00_00 cards will not work with later version.

Edit : now on C4CPC page : File:C4CpcCom.zip - CPCWiki
« Last Edit: 16:32, 20 September 15 by gerald »

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #20 on: 17:08, 20 September 15 »
The only thing i miss in c4pc is he use micro sd instead of sd card.

why? if microsd is more small that normal sd?. Because with a sd slot, you can put a sd-wifi card in and update the card without cable and without extract the microsd from the cartridge :).





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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #21 on: 17:16, 20 September 15 »
The only thing i miss in c4pc is he use micro sd instead of sd card.

why? if microsd is more small that normal sd?. Because with a sd slot, you can put a sd-wifi card in and update the card without cable and without extract the microsd from the cartridge :) .
Micro SD is used because of space reasons.
There was no way to put a full SD and keep the original case compatibility. The SD slot would have interfered with the only mounting hole, and make the layout difficult in the RAM/PLD area.

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #22 on: 17:35, 20 September 15 »
Microsd is fine for me. Updated my 2 this morning. Perfect, thanks.

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #23 on: 18:39, 12 April 16 »
The only thing i miss in c4pc is he use micro sd instead of sd card.

why? if microsd is more small that normal sd?. Because with a sd slot, you can put a sd-wifi card in and update the card without cable and without extract the microsd from the cartridge :).

@dragon

Will the sd-wifi card work with the C4CPC ? I didn't even know you could get sd-wifi cards  ::)

I've just picked up a " SD to MicroSD Card Extension Cable " for the C4CPC for my GX4000, I know the micro sd port has 10000 insertion cycles, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to protect it from wear and tear.
I need to keep removing and inserting the card to test the carts I do as the GX4000 isn't near a PC, haven't got around to buying a new laptop yet ( last one got old and died ).  :(

The added bonus of the lead is that I can use SD cards or micro sd cards with the sd to micro sd adaptor.  ;)

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Re: C4CPC FW update
« Reply #24 on: 18:49, 12 April 16 »
Oh i not know this cable : )

I theory only in theory it can be work. But its impossible know without probe it

Are these adapters.

BestOfferBuy Adaptador Clase 10 WiFi Carcasa Tarjetas Memoria SDHC Micro SD TF

And the other type witouth microsd

Amazon.es: sd wifi

[M] Toshiba FlashAir Class10 Wi-Fi SD Card Review

But i think maybe is best gerald made an opinion.  :).
« Last Edit: 19:11, 12 April 16 by dragon »