Author Topic: No CFW for the GCW Zero?  (Read 3679 times)

BlockABoots (OP)

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No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« on: May 19, 2018, 11:37:30 am »
So i havent touched my unit for about 3 years and completely forgot about it until i found it while cleaning up today and thought id update the system and have a play. The last official FW update for the device seems to be 2014-8-20 so i was guessing all development must have officially died for the unit but im super surprised that there is no CFW development going on for this device, is this correct?

hi-ban

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 12:46:01 pm »
The official firmware IS the custom firmware, being done by members of the community from the start.

There is still development going on at a slower pace, but a firmware release is coming.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2018, 12:49:13 pm by hi-ban »

BlockABoots (OP)

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 01:30:30 pm »
Ah ok thanks. So the fw file i have 2014-8-20 is currently the latest one?

Also breifly what is fixed/updated/added in the upcoming FW?, is there a thread on here about it?

hi-ban

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 01:37:14 pm »
Ah ok thanks. So the fw file i have 2014-8-20 is currently the latest one?

Also breifly what is fixed/updated/added in the upcoming FW?, is there a thread on here about it?

Yes, the one you got is currently the latest one.

Nope, there isnt a thread about it yet. I know it will include some improvements to IPU scaling and some IPU related fixes, too. But i haven't got extensive info or dates.


BlockABoots (OP)

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 08:12:10 pm »
Ok thanks

gameblabla

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 12:58:54 am »
Although technically flashing another unofficial firmware is possible, this is un-needed (at least for the common user) as the official firmware is already open by itself.
Of course, we are still waiting for the much dreaded next firmware release...

Dr_Bunsen

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 08:24:35 pm »
Why is the next firmware release "much dreaded"?
My Portable Devices: Sega Game Gear, PSP 3000, PS Vita, Nvidia Shield Portable, GPD Win, GPD XD+, Bitboy V1, Coolboy RS-97, PAP KIII Plus, LDK Landscape, 1Up-Pix Portable Landscape (RPi 3B+), Anbernic RG-350.

gameblabla

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 12:30:51 am »
Why is the next firmware release "much dreaded"?
It's in development since forever. I mean, everyone's GCW will break by the point it gets released.
I know mine did...

Jutleys

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 01:27:45 pm »
Mines had upgrades :) ready to battle the new firmware.

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2018, 04:34:31 pm »
but a firmware release is coming.

It is?

gameblabla

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2018, 11:11:51 pm »
but a firmware release is coming.
It is?
No signs of it, it seems. Last time, pcerceui showed me his patches to upstream for linux but other than that, i don't know what's left. (he said that some of it could not be merged upstream and also the wiki indicates that not everything was reverse engineered but i don't know how up to date that is)

Senor Quack

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2018, 11:21:05 pm »
Yes, a new firmware is being worked on. People in the know tell gameblabla this, but he doesn't seem to believe it.

opt2not

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2018, 03:55:35 am »
That?s some exciting news!

I don?t know about the rest of you guys, but I still use my GCW regularly. Glad to hear there are still some support continuing on!

howie_k

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Re: No CFW for the GCW Zero?
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2018, 07:15:40 pm »
I also use my Zero regularly - it is my go-to handheld device :)

 

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