SimuCUBE Open Source Firmware Development Update Thread 2

firmware

#344

Games should set that rotation back when game window gets reactivated, but I will implement this for next release.


#345

So when does it look like we’re actually going to get the firmware update for simucube 1 owners?


#346

Well, there is only the wireless wheel functionality updates that will affect Simucube 1, but a round of testing is required before release. Currently doing all we can to get Simucube 2 firmware and software released, and right after that, maybe.


#347

And I guess this is why a lot of simucube 1 owners are getting disappointed :disappointed_relieved:. Firmware updates have been said they were going to be released since December, and it seems like all focus has switched to simucube 2


#348

Well, the known issues in the latest released version are relatively minor and well documented, so there has not been a reason to update it - even more so as no Simucube Wireless Wheels have been released. Now this is changing, but we do not want to delay shipments of Simucube 2 because of unfinished software.


#349

Does that mean the only difference between the firmware were using and the next version of the firmware is the wireless?


#350

Yes, and some minor UI fixes, some minor directx effect fixes, and all the smoother directx damping and friction effects that we improved.

An updated changelog is here:
https://granitedevices.com/wiki/SimuCUBE_firmware_releases


#351

Well I guess that’s what I mean if the firmware is pretty much ready Simucube 1 users, maybe consider releasing it for us to try and give feedback.


#352

It would delay Simucube 2 project, so not sensible to do that right now.

We need to back port the pc software changes and improvements too.


#353

And that’s why I would have to say that everyone who owns simucube 1, Including myself, feels quite a little bit unhappy about everything. As you guys keep saying that simucube 1 owners are not being pushed to the side for simucube 2. That’s what is really happening.


#354

So we should continue developing Simucube 1 and then all of a sudden stop it and switch completely to Simucube 2?

That is exactly what is not happening.

Simucube 1 will get updates, but the priority, quite rightly so, is to get Simucube 2 ready.


#355

No that’s not what I’m saying but you yourself have been promising firmware releases since December.


#356

Yes, and the required changes for Simucube 2 just kept piling up leaving no time to get Simucube 1 release out. But we also were not happy with the quality of a test version that is out there for Simucube 1 Wireless Wheel builders, and it was just this week that we fixed the serious but rare issue affecting it.


#357

And believe me when I say I understand what you’re saying software development is a nightmare but all this time Simucube 1 loyal users have been patiently sitting by the sidelines waiting for that announcement, thinking it was for us, and I believe a lot of us feel let down and kind of still do. Which is why I was asking if the firmware could possibly be released to us so the community would feel better and a little reassured.


#358

It will be released when we have time to do it.


#359

SimuCUBE is becoming a joke. The whole OSW thing is going down the drain.


#360

And that comment right there, is why the community feels like simucube 1 is being kicked to the curb


#361

We are interested in hearing more about your reasoning about this.


#362

Tommi, Dennis: Being very close to Granite, I can simply say this: Your assumptions and deductions are absolutely fact-less, and not necessary, tbh.

I have never lied to this community, I never will, simply trust me when I say this: I visited Granite Devices HQ in Hervanta yesterday afternoon -> We had very good discussions around Simucube 1 and IONI, including FW, Application SW and filtering, and as yet an unnamed topic. I am super-excited about Mika and Tero’s thinking around these topics, more in good time.

Hang tight for a while longer, guys, GD is now over the back of the camel wrt SC2 development and its FW will be rolled out very soon, myself and a select few will be doing early new-feature testing next weekend.

Once this is done, which by my recollection always has been a very quick and short process, work on porting the viable newest filters over to SC1 will start. I believe there is a big pot of gold at the end of the rainbow here for not only SC2, but also existing SC1 owners.

Cheers,
Beano


#363

Luckily the current build is rock solid for me, I waiting also on a final build
But don’t bash them they have worked hard enough trough time! and I even think this was not
@ Office times! so be patient
Just my 2 cents