Important! CS2 Firmware Update




At last weekend’s NXL Las Vegas Open there were two incidents involving Planet Eclipse Sponsored Pro teams that led to 2 players receiving match bans.

Both players entered the field with a CS2 marker in its Factory Default mode, Uncapped Semi.

At this time we are unsure of exactly how the markers got into Factory Default. It is difficult to speculate, but it could have been through accident, malicious intent, faulty batteries or a technical issue in the firmware. What we do know is that the CS2 has been in the field with the same electronics package for nearly 18 months and these are the first cases we have seen or heard of of this type. The circuit boards from the markers in question are on their way back to PE HQ in the UK to undergo rigorous inspection and evaluation.

In the meantime, in order to mitigate any possibility of this happening again in the future, we have decided to release a new version of firmware for the Primary Board of the CS2.

The CS2s in question have been in the field with the same electronics package for nearly 18 months and these are the first cases we have seen or heard of of this type.

Historically the Factory Default mode has always been Uncapped Semi. The issue with any marker that is reset to Factory Default is that this Uncapped Semi mode in not legal in any current competitive format, including the NXL. With the jeopardy being so high for infringing firing mode rules at events like the NXL, and the stakes so high for players and teams, we have decided to re-evaluate the Factory Default mode.

As such, we have decided that the default position to take for our players and customers is to implement a new version of firmware that now has Capped 10bps Semi as the Factory Default firing mode. This means any marker that is returned to Factory Default for any reason, intentional or not, will still be legal when entering the field of play. The only caveat being that a Factory Default set marker would still infringe at any 5.5 Classic/Mech events or any format that restrict the ROF to anything below 10BPS.

At Planet Eclipse we pride ourselves on the fact that all our hardware and firmware is developed in-house by our very own Steve "Flash" Monks. This gives us the unique ability to react quickly and decisively in delivering updates and changes when and where they are needed.

As of today E-Portal 4, version 4.0.6.0, which is available to download for free on the Planet Eclipse website, will include the new version (V1.30) of the CS2 Primary Board Firmware. It can be found here: E-Portal4.

With the jeopardy being so high for infringing firing mode rules at events like the NXL, and the stakes so high for players and teams, we have decided to re-evaluate the Factory Default mode.

If you already have E-Portal 4 installed then it will check for updates whenever you EXIT the program and download them automatically the next time that you run the program. To clarify, if you have E-Portal already installed, open E-Portal 4, then close it. The new update will then download automatically. Wait for this to happen, then re-open E-Portal and install the V1.30 firmware into your CS2.

This can be done by selecting the programmer from the E-Portal 4 dashboard, load the CS2 Primary Version 1.30 file, connect your marker via USB and program the firmware. Instructional videos are available here: E-Portal Guidance Videos

Planet Eclipse will also be able to update the firmware at all events supported by a Planet Eclipse tech.

Finally, we just want to add a HUGE congratulations to Impact for taking the first event of the 2019 season in such convincing style!





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