Nucore 2.25.3R Released

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Nucore 2.25.3R Released

Post by Chuck » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:53 pm

IMPORTANT!

Before installing this update you must have already installed 2.25!

Instructions are included in the zip file.

http://www.bigguyspinball.com/nucoresupport.shtml

Changelog:

* Support has been added for any parallel port address via command line.
(Example: ./run nucore -parallel 0x378) You must specify a hex address for the port. Nucore will attempt to auto-detect standard ports.
* NVRAM file fixes
* A fix in the jukebox screensaver mode. Could cause screen to session blank with certain settings.

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Re: Nucore 2.25.3R Released

Post by jbrove » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:23 am

Hi Chuck,

I did some testing and found that when using a non-standard parallel port address (in my case 0x3008) I cannot access the jukebox or the nucore menu. All other functions work perfectly ie. gameplay, coin door buttons, etc. I thought this might be an issue with my install so I freshly installed nucore on an other machine with a standard parallel port address (0x378), fully updated it and verified that I could access the nucore menu and jukebox. I then copied the entire /root/nucore folder off the working machine onto my non-standard-parallel-port-machine and found that I still could not access the jukebox or nucore menus.

I also tried starting nucore from the machine with the standard parallel port address with -parallel 0x378 to test whether it was the command line option itself causing the issue. However, the nucore and jukebox menus still worked on that machine when I did that.

Is it possible that the 'hooks' that wait for the button combinations are still looking on the legacy address - 0x378?

Thanks again,
J

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Post by Chuck » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:10 pm

Possible. I'll check.

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Re: Nucore 2.25.3R Released

Post by Chuck » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:09 pm

J,

Check your email.

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Re: Nucore 2.25.3R Released

Post by jbrove » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:41 pm

That fixed it! Thanks Chuck!

Best,
J

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Re: Nucore 2.25.3R Released

Post by Chuck » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:46 pm

The link above contains the latest Nucore binary with this additional fix. If you've downloaded 2.25.3R please re-download the zip again and repeat the install procedure. The new version is 2.25.3aR

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Re: Nucore 2.25.3R Released

Post by dgarner9 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:04 am

Thanks Chuck,

the new release resolved all my issues with a fresh 8.04 build and everything works great!

I plan to try it on a new version of Ubuntu this weekend just for fun.

Darin

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Re: Nucore 2.25.3R Released

Post by dgarner9 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:19 am

Chuck,

I have Ubuntu 16.04 automatically booting to Nucore but have an issue with it communicating through the parallel port but have not had time to figure out whats going on. It took a while to figure out how to get it to work with lighdm.

Thanks,
Darin

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Re: Nucore 2.25.3R Released

Post by Wizboy » Mon May 28, 2018 1:49 pm

Any news or further Development?

Any dicisions made about tools for public release?

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