VENATOR FIRMWARE UPDATES

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Please note, all firmware update programs are only compatible with PCs running Microsoft® Windows.


Black Venator mice are pre-loaded with V1.1 Firmware, no need to update to this version.




INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1. Plug the Venator in, if it is not already.
2. Extract all files in the zip archive.
3. Double click VenatorUpdateV1.1.exe (Note: it may be necessary to right click the program, and then click "Run as Administrator")
4. Ensure there are no programs running which may interrupt the update.
5. Click the Update button. The Venator's LEDs will turn off during this process. The updater will Erase the current firmware, program the new firmware, then it will verify the new firmware.
6. When the update has finished, it will say: "F/W Update Finish, Plug-Out Device."
7. Unplug the mouse and the plug it in again.
8. Exit the program by clicking the Exit button.
9. Enjoy the new firmware!



Troubleshooting

If the firmware update is interrupted, or displays an error, the mouse may stop responding. To restore functionality, the firmware must be updated again. In order to do this, you must use another mouse (however, not another Venator mouse), to navigate and run the firmware update program. Alternatively, if you do not have another mouse, you must use the keyboard to run the firmware update (however, instructions for using the keyboard to navigate windows are beyond the scope of this guide).

CHANGELOG

Version 1.2 - Release Date: 14/03/2018

Fixed a problem where the LOD setting isn't saved to memory. When unplugging and then plugging the mouse back in, or restarting the computer, the LOD setting was not recalled. This has been fixed in V1.2 so that it operates as intended.
Fixed incorrect DPI when resetting the mouse to factory default settings. When resetting the mouse to factory default settings, mode 3 (green LED colour) had the wrong DPI value. It should have been 1600 DPI but instead, it was 1400 DPI. This has now been corrected.
Standard debounce timing increased from 5ms to 10ms. It has been decided that there is little advantage in a 5ms debounce timing, and so it has been increased to 10ms, in order to decrease the chance of users experiencing a failed debounce (unintentional double clicking). If you would like a 5ms debounce and do not require the fixes in this firmware version, please use v1.1. Otherwise, please contact support and a 5ms version release may be considered.
Optional firmware to increase the debounce on button releases to 20ms or 35ms. This helps to minimise unintended double clicks which can be caused by the Venator's standard firmware. There is no need to update to this firmware unless you are experiencing unintended double clicks. The difference in performance with this update affects button clicks per second (CPS): 10ms (v1.2) = 100 CPS, 20ms (v1.2_20) = 50 CPS, 35ms (v1.2_35) = 28 CPS. Button click latency is not affected by this update.
Other than the above changes, this firmware is exactly the same as version 1.1.



Version 1.1b_20ms - Release Date: 21/12/2017

Optional firmware to increase the debounce on button releases to 20ms. This helps to minimise unintended double clicks which can be caused by the Venator's standard firmware, which has a 5ms debounce on button releases. There is no need to update to this firmware unless you are experiencing unintended double clicks. The difference in performance with this update affects button clicks per second (CPS): 5ms (v1.0 and v1.1) = 200 CPS, 20ms (v1.1b) = 50 CPS. Button click latency is not affected by this update.
Other than the above change, this firmware is exactly the same as version 1.1.



Version 1.1a_10ms - Release Date: 21/12/2017

Optional firmware to increase the debounce on button releases to 10ms. This helps to minimise unintended double clicks which can be caused by the Venator's standard firmware, which has a 5ms debounce on button releases. There is no need to update to this firmware unless you are experiencing unintended double clicks. The difference in performance with this update affects button clicks per second (CPS): 5ms (v1.0 and v1.1) = 200 CPS, 10ms (v1.1a) = 100 CPS. Button click latency is not affected by this update.
Other than the above change, this firmware is exactly the same as version 1.1.



Version 1.1 - Release Date: 12/07/2017

Added 4 extra DPI steps: 1000 (Pink LED), 1400 (Violet LED), 1800 (Sky Blue LED), 6000 (Toxic Green LED).
Added option for High or Low LOD. To adjust, enter menu mode for your chosen profile, by holding down the DPI button for 5 seconds. Scroll the scroll wheel up for High LOD, scroll down for Low LOD. Exit menu mode by holding down the DPI button for 5 seconds.
Added option for 500hz or 1000hz USB polling rate. To change: Select the profile you would like to adjust the polling rate for. Unplug the mouse. Hold down the front side button for 1000hz, or the rear side button for 500hz. While holding down the button, plug the mouse back in.
Added option to restore to factory settings: While plugging in the mouse, hold down both the left and right mouse buttons.



Version 1.0 - Release Date: 15/05/2017

• This is the initial release firmware.