Before drivers 6.17
Before drivers 6.17, there was an application that was checking for Firmware Upgrade and performing them. You just needed to follow the instructions on screen.
With drivers 6.17 or later
With drivers 6.17, Deltacast has removed the application that was checking for Firmware Upgrade and performing them. With drivers 6.17 or later, you should do it in Terminal. But don't panic, it's quite easy.
Check if a Firmware upgrade is required
- Start the application "Terminal" and type this:
sudo '/Library/Application Support/Deltacast/FWUpdater.app/Contents/MacOS/FWUpdater' -d -c
- You will be prompted for your admin password.
- If you receive a message saying that an upgrade is in progress, then the firmware upgrade has already started automatically. Do NOT restart or unplug the device. Wait for the upgrade to be completed. Note that it can take a while, so be patient. Do the command above again to check that the upgrade is over. Once the upgrade is over, you should see something like this:
- This is the list of devices that are connected to the Mac as well as the possible reconfigurations.
- Check what is stated in regard to the "Update needed" info:
- If it says YES, then follow the steps below to do the firmware update
- If it says NO, then you have nothing to do.
- Note that if the upgrade was done automatically, it is a good idea to restart the computer.
Perform the Firmware upgrade
To do the firmware update, simply type the following in the Terminal Application:
sudo '/Library/Application Support/Deltacast/FWUpdater.app/Contents/MacOS/FWUpdater' --update
- You should see a firmware reflash status, and when completed it should look like this:
- Restart the Mac.
That's it, your card should be reconfigured with the appropriate Firmware.
Other uses of the "FWUpdater" Utility
Note that the FWUpdater utility can be used for other things too. Check the list of possible commands: