MMR software update?

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MMR software update?


By william30513

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

I just received MMR w black trim. Its at version 1.0. Is this the latest version or is there an update? I have looked on PPS and CGC websites and see no easy reference to latest firmware...

Thanks.

#2 3 years ago

1.0 is the current.

LTG : )

#3 3 years ago

If your talking about game software (Displayed on DMD when game is booting), 1.0 is current.

If your talking about MMR firmware 1.5.5 is current (contains Date/Time, sound and LCD tearing fixes), playfield firmware 2.0 is current. You get to this screen by holding the escape/service credit button on the coin door for 5 seconds.

If your MMR displays a progress bar while booting up, you have the original shipping firmware. If you have the update, you will not see a progress bar, it will just say "loading".

#4 3 years ago

Where can I find the latest firmware?

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#5 3 years ago

Where can I find my MMRLE I ordered on day 1?

#6 3 years ago
Quoted from JonH123:

Where can I find the latest firmware?

I'd love to know as well, mine is at 1.0(MMR firmware) Probably explains my time/date credit dot and shitty sound. Hopefully

#7 3 years ago

I've been reading about MMR firmware update. From what I read, the only way to get the firmware update is to create a ticket with CGC and they will send you the firmware update.

#8 3 years ago

Guess that would explain my screen tearing.

Opened a ticket today too. Let's see what happens.

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#9 3 years ago
Quoted from NJGecko:

Guess that would explain my screen tearing.
Opened a ticket today too. Let's see what happens.

Good luck with that. Been waiting a week for a response. Maybe thats not long enough, but at least an acknowledgement that its being looked at would be a nice touch.

#10 3 years ago

My understanding is that everyone will need the update to fix the tearing and sound issues before anyone can get color. CGC will have to figure out a way to distribute that other than mailing out SD cards.

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from Vyzer2:

Good luck with that. Been waiting a week for a response. Maybe thats not long enough, but at least an acknowledgement that its being looked at would be a nice touch.

Maybe they're to busy working on the next remake to address problems with the MMR. I have been waiting 22 days for a response to my ticket.

#12 3 years ago

I doubt it is the next remake yet. As soon as they announce the next game MMr sales will dip.

Most likely the resources are going into getting all of the bugs out for screen tearing and audio level and cut issues before the color package is ready. This reduces update distribution but not having to update color buyers twice. Why address your firmware issue now if it is going to come with the color.

#13 3 years ago
Quoted from Taxman:

I doubt it is the next remake yet. As soon as they announce the next game MMr sales will dip.
Most likely the resources are going into getting all of the bugs out for screen tearing and audio level and cut issues before the color package is ready. This reduces update distribution but not having to update color buyers twice. Why address your firmware issue now if it is going to come with the color.

I believe they're working on the next machine, since it's being announced in March at the Texas Pinball festival. Rick stated the next remake was operational. I have already received one software update last November, but did not fix the problem. It took a month and numerous emails to get it.

#14 3 years ago

does CGC have a direct line or so you have to contact through email?

#15 3 years ago
Quoted from NJGecko:

Guess that would explain my screen tearing.
Opened a ticket today too. Let's see what happens.

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Let us know what you find out. I have a the same build date.

#16 3 years ago

...just keep rubbing it in

#17 3 years ago

See post #60 for a working update.

#18 3 years ago
Quoted from Iceman5000:

here is a link to the update, if someone wants to try it. It does not seem to be encrypted in anyway. I can't test it because i already updated mine. Just unzip the files to the root directory on a microsd card. the card should be named "boot". Insert it in the microsd slot behind the translite, and power the machine on. Wait until it is fully complete (about 5 minutes).
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3885005/boot.zip

Where did you get it from?

#19 3 years ago
Quoted from NJGecko:

Where did you get it from?

It's off of the microsd card that CGC sent me with the update.

#20 3 years ago

So,

I think I may have found steps to reproduce losing the date and time. Turn the game off for a week. When I play daily I haven't hit this. I haven't played in a week and I just hit it.

Marc

#21 3 years ago
Quoted from Iceman5000:

here is a link to the update, if someone wants to try it. It does not seem to be encrypted in anyway. I can't test it because i already updated mine. Just unzip the files to the root directory on a microsd card. the card should be named "boot". Insert it in the microsd slot behind the translite, and power the machine on. Wait until it is fully complete (about 5 minutes).
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3885005/boot.zip

When you say that you already updated it, did you use this particular file ?

Was your SD card formatted as NTFS or FAT32 ? THANKS by the way, if it works, been waiting since Christmas for this, Ron did not answer me since...

#22 3 years ago

Yes, this is the official update that I upgraded my machine with, sent to me directly from CGC.

#23 3 years ago

Thanks Iceman, could you tell me if your SD is NTFS or FAT32, by checking with your PC, right click on SD CARD in FORMAT...

#24 3 years ago

Basically, whats the action, power on than put SD card in, then wait ?

#25 3 years ago

I'm on a Mac, it says fat16.

#26 3 years ago

Put the sd card in, then power on the machine.

#27 3 years ago

Ok, that's help me, if its not working, i'll change it to FAT32 but I doubt it. On stern's, you need to have your USB to NTFS...

So the process is power machine on, then put the SD in board ?

#28 3 years ago
Quoted from matt_assassin:

Ok, that's help me, if its not working, i'll change it to FAT32 but I doubt it. On stern's, you need to have your USB to NTFS...

OK thanks for the process, and then the update will make it itself, once done remove the SD...

#29 3 years ago

I'll try it right now...man I hope this works....

#30 3 years ago

The reason I'm not sure it will work is I didn't look on the sd card before I updated. I don't know if after the update, the update file was erased, because the latest file on the sdcard now is dated January 15, 2015. My MMR says the latest update is August 15, 2015.

#31 3 years ago

I've had the self erase date and time happen to me too. It's been a while and it hasn't repeated itself. And like many others, I am looking forward to the color update.

I'm somewhat convinced that I'm going to have to fork over a couple bucks to get color. If it meant they sent me a chip rather than "allow" me to access the code on a site, it sure would make things easier for those of us that are especially skilled at screwing stuff up. I guess I look at the color dmd stuff and figure most the money that goes there, goes there to cover the guys writing code.

I guess there best way to not miss a deadline in the pinball industry is to never have one to begin with. Every one that does promise something gets raked over the coals no matter what they do. Hopefully something breaks soon and if there is cost, it's a reasonable one.

#32 3 years ago

Do you see anything from the screen as proof of updating... do not see anything

#33 3 years ago

I tried it as well but everything has just stayed blank. guessing it didn't work?

#34 3 years ago

Doesn't work at least there was hope...thanks Iceman

#35 3 years ago

Tried it in NTFS and FAT32 but nothing on screen..

#36 3 years ago

I've looked and I can't find the original directions for updating, maybe someone else here can fill in the details.

#37 3 years ago

It seems like the files missing a .exe for setup running. Damn I was hoping for success.

#38 3 years ago

Did CGC provided you with some kind of instructions or directions on how to do the upgrade ?

#39 3 years ago

To update - turn the game off, plug the micro SD card into the slot on top of the board in the head. Turn the game on and it updates itself. When done the screen will let you know. Turn game off, remove micro SD card, turn game back on and you are good to go.

I don't think you can copy a micro SD card and use it on another micro SD card to update a different game.

LTG : )

#40 3 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

I don't think you can copy a micro SD card and use it on another micro SD card to update a different game.

If it's like JJP's ISO update, the card may need to be configured to be bootable. Still, a card that updates one game should work on others, unless CGC has deliberately configured it to erase the update from the card upon completion as some form of copy protection. OTOH it may also create a flag file on the card to show an update has been run, in case people leave the card installed in the game by mistake.

#41 3 years ago

Well, there goes my hopes...

#42 3 years ago
Quoted from metallik:

If it's like JJP's ISO update, the card may need to be configured to be bootable. Still, a card that updates one game should work on others, unless CGC has deliberately configured it to erase the update from the card upon completion as some form of copy protection. OTOH it may also create a flag file on the card to show an update has been run, in case people leave the card installed in the game by mistake.

there are SD cards with an write protect switch on them. As for booting does it boot from the card or does the hardware just look for files on a card at power up.

#43 3 years ago

That wouldn't prevent the card from being re-used. It WOULD prevent the card from being disabled, though.

#44 3 years ago

This update has been imminent since last spring, hard to believe that it takes almost a year to figure out how to make it available to customers. It contains many useful fixes so please hurry up CGC

#45 3 years ago

Sending firmware updates on SD card via snail mail? Are we in 2016?

#46 3 years ago
Quoted from Lowrent:

Sending firmware updates on SD card via snail mail? Are we in 2016?

The bigger question is why they are not updating the firmware/software before shipping the games? I received mine this month and it has the old firmware/software.

#47 3 years ago
Quoted from 85Txaggie:

The bigger question is why they are not updating the firmware/software before shipping the games? I received mine this month and it has the old firmware/software.

I have been wondering the same thing.

#48 3 years ago

My SD card is formatted as FAT (MS-DOS) with a 67.1MB partition. I don't think there are missing files as there are setup shell scripts on the card, etc. My guess is that the formatting of your cards isn't correct, or something didn't copy correctly.

Marc

#49 3 years ago

Doing a bit of research on this and creating a bootable Beaglebone Black image is not super simple unless you're pretty comfortable with UNIX.

As prehistoric as mailing SD cards sounds, it actually appears to be the simplest way to get software to MMR users until they can figure out an easier way. Keep in mind that the majority of pinheads aren't tech savvy and BBB is still very free-as-in-beer hardware and not at all for the great masses.

I'll keep digging in, but here's some basic info:

http://blog.logikonlabs.com/how-to-create-a-custom-microsd-card-image-for-the-beaglebone-black/

#50 3 years ago
Quoted from pintechev:

Keep in mind that the majority of pinheads aren't tech savvy

This is an excellent point. Once it comes to downloading and updating games many are lost. And surprisingly in tech support, I've run into quite a few that don't even own computers.

LTG : )

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