Commodore Flyer firmware version 1.1.6 will be publicly available in the near future.
To check and see if it’s available for you now, use the Flyer update firmware load command from your Commodore computer by typing:
LOAD “up arrow:*”,7 (then press the RETURN key)
Where you see the words up arrow in the above firmware load command, replace with the actual up arrow key which is to the left of the RESTORE key as seen in the picture below of a C64 keyboard:
After you’ve pressed the RETURN key look at your Flyer display. You will see the following take place with progress bar:
- Updating Display
This process only takes a few seconds with a high speed internet connection.
Once complete the display will show your current Flyer firmware version. If you see 1.1.6, then you’ve been updated, if you still see 1.1.5 then try again a little later (*).
I’ve been beta testing the 1.1.6 firmware for a couple of weeks now and there are some nice improvements and features that the Flyer community should be super happy to see:
- DHCP exposed via new config program
- Relaxed file name parsing rules
- Port settings for clouds
- Bug fixes
To access the new Flyer configuration program type LOAD “1:CONFIG”,8 (or whatever your device number is set to) on your Commodore computer, then RUN it once loaded.
You can also check out the Flyer Firmware release notes page for specific updates and fixes from previous versions.
(*) Update February 11, 2012 – 9:21 am PST: Flyer firmware 1.1.6 is now globally available.