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    New oXigen firmware released. This is a VERY IMPORTANT UPGRADE for Dongle AND Controllers

    BOTH Dongle AND Controllers MUST be upgraded (actually, things may work if you don't, but with no guarantee whatsoever.)

    What's new?

    Dongle rel. 2.14 vs 2.30

    1 - each packet from the dongle to the controller is resent if the first one isn't answered to.

    Controller rel 2.26 vs 2.30

    1 - receiving end modified to handle point 1 above

    2 - much improved synchronization on both frequencies.

    3 - we have REMOVED the possibility to select system type from the controller as it caused a lot of confusion as racers tried inadvertently to change ID by pressing all buttons rather than two.

    Much work has gone into making sure that the connection between dongle and SCPs is as robust as it can be and we're very happy of the way the system behaves now.

    The aforementioned link is now much, much more reliable: not only more stable, but we've also doubled the number of packets exchanged, which means it's less prone to be influenced by external 2.4 GHz sources. It works even if one of the two frequenciesis totally jammed.
    It is our belief now that quite a few car issues were in fact caused by communication issues between the controller and the dongle.

    For the user, this means that the SCPs pick up the ball quickly and (take it with a pinch of salt of course) never drop it, in normal and even harsh conditions.
    Lap counting and timing, pit lane detection, and all data transfer happens more quickly. In other words you should end up with a better, more stable, and more responsive environment.

    We're working with Martin or RCS02 to fix one small compression issue which is preventing the Bootloader from automatically recognizing the new firmware, however, the files can be found at this link and can be used already

    ROADMAP for the next few days / weeks

    - Fix a bug in the ARC PRO firmware

    - Upgrade ARC PRO firmware to the same 2.30 specs

    - Revise Car firmware (it will require a new controller firmware)

    - Roll out Type C and SCP3

  • #2
    Scp3 ??


    • #3
      SCP3 will have built in oXigen/wireless support and the capability of an internal battery for that purpose, but still have the ability to take existing cartridges for full backward compatibility.


      • #4
        Just in case some users read this that are considering buying ARC PRO I think this statement might help:


        • #5
          There is no problems with the ARC PRO controllers, when used with ARC PRO.

          There will be made an update for ARC PRO controllers, for those who wish to use these controllers for oXigen racing. makes a special firmware for these controllers, which are cheap, so they can be used with oXigen. It is a cheap way for home users to run oXigen with some guests.
          Your cars need oxigen chips, you need a dongle and magnets must be installed under the track.


          • #6
            Important correction:

            As I was writing in the oXigen Digital section, I forgot to specify that the 'Roadmap' for developments and bug fixes ONLY refers to ARC PRO when used as an oXigen controller in an oXigen environment.

            NOT ARC PRO used as such for SCALEXTRIC ARC! I'm not aware of any issues on this.