May 25, 2017 at 5:42 pm #3746
You can download the update from GitHub:
And install it using the firmware manager:
This is a substantial update that’s been in the works for some time now. Most importantly I managed (I hope!) to fix the bug that caused Game Frame to crash and reboot when losing its Wi-Fi connection. There are also 11 NEW REAL-TIME EFFECTS in FX mode that look great. I especially like the ninth one that looks like a kaleidoscope.
Here’s a changelog of most issues. As always, please let me know if you hit any issues.
May 27, 2017 at 2:28 am #3748
- System & Cloud processses now use dedicated thread
- Wi-Fi dropout crash fix
- 11 new effects for FX Mode
- Lots of FX Mode-related bugs fixed
- Firmware update triggers WIFI graphic
- Firmware update failure visualization (red flash)
- Network credential loss detection
- Added network connect timeout (Game Frame will boot w/o Wi-Fi)
- Groundwork for Alexa Skill (colors, modes, etc.)
Very cool!May 27, 2017 at 12:46 pm #3749
Can I use the “command” option to change the mode from Gallery to Effects? I was trying to figure out if I used IFTTT could I send a command to flip between the modes.May 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm #3750
Yes, see the Advanced section of the Wi-Fi docs. To switch to effects mode, send “display 2” to the command function. Although it’s undocumented, you can also send “display effects” and that should work too (part of the pending Alexa support).May 27, 2017 at 5:21 pm #3751
I’ve been using a Google Home to do stuff but I may have to break down and get an Alexa.May 29, 2017 at 1:44 pm #3753^MuYa^Participant
awesome!May 29, 2017 at 5:38 pm #3754
Ah, direct Alexa support sounds great – if you can also release it for German. I’m happy to provide any localization you need for this. Just contact me at my E-Mail.
Until then I am using IFTTT to control it via Alexa. Works quite well so far.May 29, 2017 at 5:48 pm #3755
THANK YOU – great update!!!
But: Somehow I am now back in the “old” brightness mode, where low brightness means that the “darker” colours wash out. I need to turn Brightness to at least 2/3rds so that the effects look nice – but that is REALLY bright in a darkend room.
Did you remove that code completely?
BorisMay 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm #3756
Boris: That feature is disabled by default due to various reasons but you’re welcome to enable it by adding the following line to the WIFI.INI file on your microSD card inside 00system/wifi. Just make sure it appears somewhere beneath [network].
apabright = trueMay 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm #3757
Jeremy: Yeah, I thought that was enabled since the last update; or did that option move or not survive the new firmware update? But it worked – the FX are fantastic. I like number three (the four dancing squares) as well as your Matrix!
BorisMay 29, 2017 at 6:26 pm #3758
Boris: The previous firmware update (20161211) removed hardware brightness by default and created the option to turn it back on using the WIFI.INI entry. If you add that entry, it should work automatically with the current and future firmware releases. Does it work for you?May 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm #3765
Yeah, you enabled that and I could swear that I installed that fix and that it worked before and did not work right after the update. Well, it works now. Happy customer.July 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm #3794AndreasParticipant
I have an issue with my GameFrame:
My WiFi is disabled during the night using a time schedule. In addition I am using IFTTT to control my GameFrame power-on time.
1. WiFi and GameFrame are running
2. GameFrame is disabled using IFTTT
3. One hour later the WiFi gets disabled
4. In the morning, the WiFi gets enabled
5. The GameFrame should be powered on using IFTTT again, but this step currently fails.
I have to unplug/plug the power source to get it working again… :-/
The IFTTT scripts are correctly working. It seems that my GameFrame hangs up during the somehow…
AndreasJuly 8, 2017 at 9:21 pm #3795
If I understand correctly, once the Wi-Fi is disabled/enabled, Game Frame fails to re-connect to the Wi-Fi/Internet. Yes? You can test this by watching the LED on the Wi-Fi Adapter itself. It “breaths” cyan (light blue) when it is online.
What firmware are you using? The latest (released in May) has some fixes for getting back online if the Wi-Fi drops.
JeremyJuly 9, 2017 at 6:10 am #3796AndreasParticipant
Jemery, thanks for your fast help!
After the GameFrame was disabled via IFTTT yesterday evening the light on the WiFi-Adapter remains connected (cyan “breathing”).
As I checked the LED again this morning, it was completely off.
I thought I updated to your latest firmware some weeks ago. The version listed in the web interface is “System version 0.6.2”. I did not found any other version string like “20170523”. Is it the correct place or is the firmware version not listed in the user interface?
Have a nice day,
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