I am reaching out because we have 150 limited first batch in-house production copies of the Blinks Sakura Strategy Pack arriving at households around the world (likely many of yours). It has been brought to our attention, that a number of the flashed devices did not receive the Gold Master firmware and have trouble being a good Blinks citizen (i.e. learn and teach others games).
While we are testing in-house, we could use your help to make sure we identify any issues with the game’s behavior before deploying a “patch” of sorts
The first thing y’all can do to help us out is to install the binaries for Trifoil and Bandits.
Install Bandits using the command line*:
avrdude -p m168pb -P usb -c usbtiny -U flash:w:bandits.hex
Install Trifoil using the command line:
avrdude -p m168pb -P usb -c usbtiny -U flash:w:trifoil.hex
*if you need a hand with this, there are a couple of posts in the forum for installing binaries
The issue reported is that Trifoil and Bandits fail to share their own game successfully (with high probability) and when present in a cluster, fail to share other games successfully, resulting in failed game loading. It looks like this. Note: the Bandits Blink in this video is the fail point, even though the video shows Hexenwood being loaded.
If these binaries uploaded to Blinks create any problems with game loading or otherwise, please let us know here in the comments.
all my best,