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    • SYS2X6 USB Dongle (Software & Support)

      Hey guys!

      This thread will be used for PC software download, support and questions :)

      Step 1, Installing drivers for the USB chipset: ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm -- Pick your operating system and follow instructions provided on the FTDI website

      Step 2, Downloading and using SYS2X6 software:

      Windows software package includes two programs:

      sys2x6_usb_prog.exe = GUI version, point and click
      sys2x6_host.exe = Command Line version, text commands

      GUI version does basic tasks, write, read, backup your SYS2X6 USB dongle
      CMD version does basics tasks, and advanced tasks including firmware update and selecting dongle if more than one connected

      Overall both perform the most common tasks, but up to user preference. There are no written instructions as the process is simplified: select task, select file, and press start!

      Linux / macOS software:

      There has been a minor bug found with this version that I am still trying to resolve. Overall it works, but intermittently the usb stack stops send/receiving packets. If I throttle the communication speed, no problems... but we want fast transfers! If anyone from the first batch only has access to Linux/macOS, send me a message and I will send you the private build and have to do some testing :)
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    • sammargh wrote:

      Found a bug in the gui windows version.. If you launch the program with no dongle attached it will continue to check until it finds it. However once found you still cannot flash the dongle and it complains about signature validation error. Closing/relaunching the app fixes it.
      Can you copy/paste the message log start to finish when this happens? What version of windows are you using?

      When the program is started, it tries to connect and fails if not found. It then waits for windows to send a notification a usb device has been connected, if it matches the correct vendor information it tries to connect.

      Signature validation is when the program checks the image on the memory card, and it can only get to that point after other communication with the mc is working
    • brizzo wrote:

      sammargh wrote:

      Found a bug in the gui windows version.. If you launch the program with no dongle attached it will continue to check until it finds it. However once found you still cannot flash the dongle and it complains about signature validation error. Closing/relaunching the app fixes it.
      Can you copy/paste the message log start to finish when this happens? What version of windows are you using?
      When the program is started, it tries to connect and fails if not found. It then waits for windows to send a notification a usb device has been connected, if it matches the correct vendor information it tries to connect.

      Signature validation is when the program checks the image on the memory card, and it can only get to that point after other communication with the mc is working
      Sure so here's what happens in the app:


      The first error is on start with no dongle attached, all buttons gray out. Once you plug in usb the second error message appears but the buttons enable themselves. After selecting an image the last error message appears. This is on Windows 10 x64
    • @brizzo

      Did you ever get the bugs worked out of the Linux version? I am asking because I was wondering if it were possible to make a RPI3 image that would allow for the pi3 to treansfer the image as needed.

      I was considering buying one these ( ebay.com/itm/3-5-LCD-Display-T…Swm9lbjNy6&frcectupt=true ) set ups to put in the cab I use the multi in and leave it connected and change the dongle image from there. I was just thinking it would be awesome to have it as a true multi without having to take it out .. go to a PC .. plug it in YADDA YADDA. In this case you could just go to the touch screen and scroll to the game you want it to transfer to the dongle.

      However I am not a programmer type and making this happen is waaaaay out of my skill set.
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