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Everdrive MD Firmware
« on: September 23, 2012, 08:43:48 PM »
Can anyone on here update the Firmware on a Everdrive MD ???

Mine is version 4 but the current is v12 which I really want as it means you can use the cart to boot any Sega CD Bios :)

This is from the manual:

Q: How do I update the firmware myself?
A: It is not suggested the user updates the firmware. Doing so could damage the
user's EverDrive-MD and may void any warranty. Here is how the user can
update the firmware:
1.  Purchase an "Altera USB Blaster" and a JTAG connector.
2.  Install the "Altera Quartus II Web Edition" software.
3.  Connect Altera USB Blaster and install driver from
"C:\altera\10.0sp1\quartus\drivers\usb-blaster\".
4.  Run Altera Quartus II Web Edition software.
5.  Open "Tools -> Programmer".
6.  Press "Hardware Setup" button and select "USB Blaster".
7.  Press "Add File" button and select the firmware (*.pof) file.
8.  Put bare board in Genesis/Mega-drive console.
9.  Connect JTAG to board and hold at angle to make a good connections.
10. Switch Genesis/Mega-drive power on.
11. Press "Start" in Quartus programmer tool.


Or would it just be easier to get my Pal MD2 & MCD2 region moded ???

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 10:43:02 PM »
I have the Altera software and USB-Blaster, as long as you've got a valid *.POF file progrmming shouldn't be a problem, it's very unlikely to 'brick' it.

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 08:50:34 AM »
*Runs off to check my firmware version and stock of beer tokens*

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 11:09:54 AM »
I upgraded jimbobs everdrive with no issues. Easy enough done.
Shame it never fixed the issue

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 12:56:51 PM »
I upgraded jimbobs everdrive with no issues. Easy enough done.
Shame it never fixed the issue

Jon

I can see a potential upgrade for Beer Tokens here :)

Any idea when you are down next ???  Not to sure about sending through our lovely postal service!!

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 03:33:18 PM »
Won't be for a while now mate. Is Andy Rae a but more local to you?

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 04:24:52 PM »
I'm in nottingham, takes me about 30 - 40 minutes depending on traffic to get to RCM HQ....

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 05:41:06 PM »
Andy

I think I'll take you up on the offer :)

Any idea when you will be going to RCM HQ next ???

I'll try to get there the same day

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 07:07:58 PM »
If things go to plan.... not this weekend but the next... Hoping that another member will be making an apperance at RCM HQ also.

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 09:23:16 AM »
Andy

Are you popping into RCM Saturday?

I'll be there and bring the everdrive just in case  :)

Cheers

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 08:54:58 PM »
Hi Karl...

Yes i'll be there saturday, Can you either pm/post a link to the *.POF (programming file) so that i may download it, OR ensure you bring it with you on either SD/USB-stick/CD.

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2012, 05:36:11 PM »
Thanks for that, I'll download them... I say them because i don't know if you can jump from V4 to V12 so perhaps a progressive update will be better, i'll ask on the forum...

Also i see that it says you should update the OS to the latest version before updating the firmware, have you done this already ?

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2012, 07:24:38 PM »
you can jump to the latest firmware from any version as long as your OS supports it

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Re: Everdrive MD Firmware
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2012, 07:52:38 PM »
Andy

I'm sure it is v35....easy enough to check Saturday if I don't get chance before :)