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FXPack Pro Revisions
« on: June 05, 2020, 04:31 PM »
Hello,i`m interested about the FXPack Pro,is the board changing revisions like the SD2SNES or is a final version ??

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Re: FXPack Pro Revisions
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 12:02 AM »
Don't count on a final version. Revising the board is probably unavoidable, although features generally doesn't change (the Pro was the first exception).

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Re: FXPack Pro Revisions
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2020, 02:18 PM »
if features dont change what is the point of revising the board ? is it in beta stage or something?

updating thr firmware/OS to fix bugs etc. is not enough? like for example in super everdrive ?

if i buy it now i will get the latest revised board version ? or an older version that is still in stock?

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« Last Edit: June 12, 2020, 03:34 PM by symbios24 »

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Re: FXPack Pro Revisions
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 02:36 PM »
Older revisions of the board are no longer manufactured, so the latest revision is always what is currently for sale.

Although it's highly unlikely, nobody knows if newer board revisions will come in the future. Some feature upgrades may require them, but ultimately it's up to you if you want to buy it, or not. If there are newer board revisions in the future and you feel the need to upgrade you can always sell what you have to fund that upgrade. Plus there are places like Stone Age Gamer that offer a trade-in program for that purpose.

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Re: FXPack Pro Revisions
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 05:53 PM »
thanks a lot

is there a page that shows the revision changelog ??

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Re: FXPack Pro Revisions
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2020, 11:11 PM »
Not officially. There's one on RetroRGB, but it's for the old SD2SNES that's no longer manufactured.

https://www.retrorgb.com/fxpakpro.html (After the first picture of the PCB)

The Rev. J is missing from that list. It added a Micro SD slot instead of a normal SD slot. The Pro only had one revision (and it's not classed as a full revision) and that was to change the top left and right of the board as the first run didn't fit in North American shells.

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Re: FXPack Pro Revisions
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2020, 03:54 AM »
if features dont change what is the point of revising the board ? is it in beta stage or something?

updating thr firmware/OS to fix bugs etc. is not enough? like for example in super everdrive ?
The point is sometimes to fix hardware problems and sometimes to change parts that are no longer being made for replacements. The Pro is the result of the FPGA hardware no longer being mass-produced in large quantities, and when that happens the price on it goes up steeply. So although the Pro is an improvement, it's really an unavoidable non-backwards-compatible update made to prevent the price on the flashcart from going up. This happens with Everdrives as well all the time.

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Re: FXPack Pro Revisions
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 08:21 PM »
it will be nice to put the revision of the cart/pcb in the sticker also so people know that he gets the latest version

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Re: FXPack Pro Revisions
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 05:40 PM »
Where and when we can find out if there is out new revision of the FXPACK Pro ??

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Re: FXPack Pro Revisions
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 08:26 PM »
Nobody knows.