For 32-bit Windows :- you may use either the standard Topfield drivers (available from the Topfield website) or the Winusb drivers. Instructions for downloading and installing Winusb drivers are on this page.
For 64-bit Windows :- you must install the Winusb drivers. Follow the instructions on this page.
Please be aware that if you are using a 32-bit version of Windows and you already have the standard Topfield drivers installed, installing Winusb will replace those drivers. This will prevent certain other programs such as Altair accessing you PVR, unless you update the tfdll.dll file for those programs.
Description of changes
||Added the ability to view MyStuff programme descriptions. Added two new functions to the command-line interface ("info" and "rm"). The firmware updater was tweaked. A couple of minor bugs were fixed.|
New languages for the user interface: German and Finnish. Antares now temporarily
disables turbo mode if it detects there is a recording in progress. If you hover
the mouse pointer over an item in the “Description” column, the full
program information will be shown in a pop-up window. The “existing files”
warning window now behaves a little differently depending on whether you are transferring
very large files (such as REC files) or other smaller file types. Fixed a bug that
was causing the program description to not display properly for some DVB-C toppy
models. Other miscellaneous bug fixes.
Antares now formats numbers and dates according to your Windows settings. The character
"|" is no longer spuriously shown in filenames and program descriptions. Fixed a
bug that would sometimes cause information to display in the wrong column or not
at all. Fixed a problem that caused PVR -> PC transfers to not work for some
TF520PVR owners. Fixed a problem that would sometimes cause the error "The folder
(...) could not be created" to display during PC->PVR transfers.
A context menu now appears when you right click a file or folder, or when you right
click a column header. Some command line options have been added (including move
& copy). Fixed these bugs: 1) in some circumstances, columns wouldn't sort properly;
2) when you created a new folder on the PC, the naming of it would be interrupted
by the automatic refreshing; 3) newly transferred files on the PC wouldn't display
their "Channel" or "Description" data properly; 3) turbo mode would sometimes turn
itself off; 4) a warning about existing files would sometimes not be shown
for transfers to PVR; 5) viewing a directory that contains inaccessible (no read
permission) files would cause a crash in some circumstances.
Can now instruct Antares to automatically sleep, hibernate or shut down at the end
of the transfer. Windows' automatic sleeping is temporarily disabled during transfers.
The right hand side automatically refreshes when the contents changes. When you
resize a column, Antares remembers. Other minor changes.
Fixed a bug that in some circumstances caused Antares to not shut down properly.
The turbo mode checkbox has been put back on the main window. Antares now remembers
the window size and window location from last time you ran it.
Fixed a bug introduced in 0.8 (if a connection error occurred, Antares would jam
up instead of reconnecting). Files on the PC are created at their full size at the
start of the transfer, to reduce fragmentation.
Now compatible with both tfbulk and winusb drivers (on 32-bit windows). Transfer
progress is shown in task bar icon (Win 7 only). Browsing large directories on the
PC is faster. The "Type" column is now more informative. Scroll position and
selections are preserved when you hit refresh. Changed the way the time-remaining
number is calculated.
||Added the option to Move instead of Copy. Added drop-down history lists to both sides, so you can quickly jump to another folder that you have recently viewed.|
||9/3/2011||Added two new columns to each side: "Channel" and "Description". (They are not visible by default. Click "Settings" to show them).|
Fixed a bug that prevented 0-byte files or empty folders being transferred to the
PVR. Can now connect via a "virtual" USB connection (e.g., across a network USB
server). You can now interact with the main Antares window while a transfer is in
progress (to a limited degree). You can now run more than one copy of Antares simultaneously
(if you have more than one toppy plugged in).
Can change turbo mode in the middle of a file. The transfer no longer quits when
connection errors occur. Warnings appear when not enough space. Minor GUI enhancements
and bug fixes.
|0.6.1||30/12/2010||Fixed bugs/crashes that were triggered by performing an operation (e.g. copy) on a file that had just been renamed.|
Folders (and their contents) now transfer correctly. Correct file icons are now
shown. Some causes of crashes have been fixed.
|0.5.1||30/8/2010||Improved transfer rate from PC to PVR.|
||14/8/2010||Resume mode implemented. Can view detailed program info stored in .rec files. Remaining GUI functions implemented (delete, new folder, rename on the PC side).|
||31/7/2010||Can now do "New Folder" on the PVR. Added "Cut"/"Paste" feature for the PVR (to easily move files on the PVR). Can now plug in/unplug the PVR while Antares is running.|
||24/6/2010||Can now rename/delete files on the PVR. Can now change turbo mode during copy, if you are copying several files (takes effect next file). The folders you were viewing are now remembered from last time.|
|0.2||31/5/2010||The turbo mode setting now works. Fixed some bugs relating to the displaying and setting of file modification times. The terminal window is now hidden in the release build.|
|0.1||30/5/2010||First version posted to the toppy.org.uk website. Can be used for basic browsing and copying in either direction, but no other functions implemented.|