Hallo! Firmware for 2510?

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#1

Hey, Guys!!

First I have to say this is my first post ever, so be patient with me :wink:
I’ve been reading through your forum for a long time now, but since I hadn’t been connected to the web, I decided not to post until I can be online more often than once a week. And now I’m online at home.

I’d like to add that I really appreciate the work of all of you. It’s a very informative and interesting place you set up here!!
Also, the people are all nice (which isn’t the same in other forums…especially to newbies) and really trying to help.

Also a big Thanks to Herrie, you did a great job…. I love your work!!

So, after all: (My first) question:

I am recording my media (mostly VERBATIM and RICOH) with my good-old Nec 2510 (the real one, not the patched 2500).
I have been using the 2.16 fw from Herrie a long time now and was quite happy with it. After a few months being offline, I discovered that many new firmware versions have been released. After searching through the posts I found those: (from the list of ScorpioSoft)

NEC ND-2510A 2.17 RPC1 and Rip Speed Firmware (TDB)
NEC ND-2510A 2.F8 (from Mad Dog 2.F8), Ritek DL support, SL & DL bitsetting but no RPC1
NEC ND-2510A 2.F8 (from Mad Dog 2.F8), Ritek DL support, SL & DL bitsetting, Riplock removed and RPC1
NEC ND-2510A 2.F8 Quikee2 Beta3 (from Mad Dog 2.F8), Ritek DL support, SL & DL bitsetting, Riplock removed and RPC´
NEC ND-2510A 1.33 RPC1 and Rip Speed Firmware (from HP Writer 420n)
NEC ND-25x0A 2.18 v3 Final Test 2 (Herrie)

What version would you recommend concerning the writing quality, especially with the above mentioned media?

Bitsetting would be nice, RPC-1 and removed riplock are not necessary, since I have an AOPEN 1648 for ripping (damn fast…)

Greetings!


#2

Tried them all.The best for me so far concerning write quality is the NEC ND-2510A 2.F8 (from Mad Dog 2.F8), Ritek DL support, SL & DL bitsetting, Riplock removed and RPC1.
Currently using Herrie’s new firmware with some outstanding results.
Just need to try a few more makes of disc,but at the moment looking really good.
Hope this helps.


#3

Thank you!
Yes, helped me a lot! :bow:

I’m wondering, if there’s any difference in the writing strategies between the Nec and the MadDog firmware…do you know?

Who modified the MadDog firmware (RPC-1, riplock) ?

Best regards, pianoman


#4

I think there must be a different write strategy because of the better burns on the same make of disc between the different firmwares.
The madog firmware I used was modified by the Dangerous Brothers.


#5

RPC1 and Riplock are a standard patch (just search and replace a certain string;)). See http://www.micheldeboer/firmware for an overview of the different strategy versions in each firmware :slight_smile: P.s. TDB never modifies media support, they only remove the riplock and RPC1. Only Quikee, Dee, Liggy and myself modify the media support :slight_smile:


#6

I personally stick with the official Maddog FW, with nothing changed to region code protection or riplock as I don’t use it to rip, that is what my Liteon 5232K is for.


#7

@bamo:

On the list of ScorpioSoft there seems to be no difference between the f/w of Nec 2.17 and the MadDog 2F8…
Anything I overlooked?

@Herrie:
Hi! Once again thanks for your efforts…and those of Quikee, Dee and Liggy too!


#8

I don’t think 2.17 has single layer bitsetting support not sure about write strategies.


#9

Bamo, please try first on the bitsetting support!


#10

So, does anybody know if the writing strategies in MadDog 2.F8 amd stock Nec 2.17 are the same? :confused:

I’m thinking of flashing my 2510 with the " NEC ND-2510A 2.F8 (from Mad Dog 2.F8), Ritek DL support, SL & DL bitsetting, Riplock removed and RPC1", but I want to know if the writing quality is the same.

For me, the quality is more important than the speed…