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FlippyDrive 0.3.1 – BETA

Available at: https://github.com/OffBroadway/flippydrive-assets/releases

If you are still running 0.2.x: read this

Config file details can be found at: https://docs.flippydrive.com/configuration.html

Updates include:

  • Auto-detect Ethernet module and switch between Wi-Fi and Ethernet at boot
  • Added support for a config.ini for system and cubeboot settings (including cubeboot color)
  • Updated Swiss to r1668
  • Dramatically improved read speeds through Swiss
  • Enabled Swiss disc switching (Disc 1 + 2 games)

Technical Updates include:

  • Increased number of open files allowed
  • Added commands to reload config.ini after cube/remote computer makes changes
  • Updated server to work with new command set
  • Improved Ethernet stability
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FlippyDrive 0.3.0 – BETA

Available at: https://github.com/OffBroadway/flippydrive-assets/releases

After performing the update, the bootloader will fail to boot the main application Simply reboot the cube and the new version should take effect. If you still experience boot issues like a black screen, rerun the update a second time by holding X and selecting “Update/Reinstall Firmware”.

This breaking change is because we have fundamentally altered the communication between the cube and FlippyDrive to better accommodate Swiss and other homebrew, and the previous version of the bootloader does not understand the new communication format.

Updates include:

  • Beta Swiss support (DO NOT report FlippyDrive issues on the main Swiss repo. We are still developing our patch set. Report issues here: https://github.com/OffBroadway/flippydrive/issues)
  • Swiss builds and is distributed with this update (accessible via the X bootloader menu, transparent swiss handoff via cubeboot in development for upcoming v0.3.1)
  • Finished adding Ethernet support for future add-on
  • Added menu for bootloader, allowing selection of any in-flash DOL, consent to updates, bypass mode

Technical Updates include:

  • Added full file descriptor support for many simultaneously open files
  • Improved Cube facing status messages for all operations to allow soft failure under most conditions
  • Updated cubeboot to RC38
  • Added file creation support, full directory and sub-directory traversal API support
  • Fixed hang on zero length update file
  • Fixed incorrect status message when a write fills the storage media
  • Changed API definitions to avoid accidental misalignment of members for DMA
  • Enforced minimum API transfer sizes for DMA purposes
  • Added storage medium info command
  • Added FlippyDrive reset commands to support In-Game-Reset
  • Fixed a status message DMA/Cache race in the FlippyDrive Cube API
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FlippyDrive 0.2.10 – BETA

Available at: https://github.com/OffBroadway/flippydrive-assets/releases

Updates include:

  • More Audio Streaming accuracy improvements, fixes: Extreme-G 3
  • Support booting games in PAL-60 mode like Master Quest (Australia)
  • Variable size API write command
  • Retry SD update.fpkg install when factory fresh or after ESP auto-recovery
  • Additional bootloader status text
  • Inter-chip communication reliability improvement
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FlippyDrive 0.2.9 – BETA

Available at: https://github.com/OffBroadway/flippydrive-assets/releases

Updates include:

  • Forced menu language to English on NTSC-J units
  • Added support for booting DOL files (only .dol and combined .dol+cli)
  • Fixed booting the wrong game while files are loading
  • Fixed holding A while the animation is playing causing “NO DISC”
  • Improved Audio Streaming accuracy, fixes Crazy Taxi
  • Attempt to fix PAL video mode when booting NTSC games
  • Support displaying Japanese games properly
  • Support displaying Japanese save files

Note:

  • Support for separate .dol and .cli files will be added in the next release.
  • Holding A before the cube boots will still leave you in the original unpatched BIOS (before cubeboot)