Mac and new PC Drivers Released
It’s been an amazing and busy week with most of you receiving your Z’s - we ‘ve really loved hearing your feedback, thank you!
There are some of you still waiting for your packages, and we hear and share your frustration. The service supplied by our freight providers has been painfully slow in a lot of cases. We wish there was something more we could do, but the only thing that can really be done at the moment is for you to continue to hang in there.
With the Z’s landing we’ve had a huge increase in the number of incoming emails with you providing feedback and seeking advice on functionality. This increase in traffic means that our response times to your emails could be up to 3 - 4 days until we get over the spike.
Today, we are excited to launch a new version of the PC Driver with many new enhancements and fixes. I’ve included a summary of ‘what’s new’ at the end of this update. There are new ‘starter mappings’ in this update, and I really recommend reading the Tech FAQ about the starter mappings (link below) as they are a great way to learn about the mappings you can create.
The PC Driver is designed to automatically update after a period of time but, to get the update right away, just click on the 3 bar icon (top left), and select ‘check for updates’.
Along with the PC Driver upgrade, we are also pleased to release the Z Driver for Mac – for this first release we have integrated with the excellent Better Touch Utility (BTU). Our next Mac version (under full development now) will operate as a standalone app. Download the Mac driver here: https://www.swiftpoint.com/support/download-z-drivers.
We’ve also set up a Technical FAQ for The Z – please check this out for troubleshooting, and hints and tips, https://www.swiftpoint.com/technical-qa-faq-swiftpoint-z. We’ll be adding a lot of content to this FAQ over the coming days and weeks.
Dan and I are at E3 next week and we’ll send out another update from the show floor. If you happen to be there, please drop in to see us, we’d love to see you!
Grant and the Team
Summary of what’s new in PC Driver Release
1.1.75 New Features
* Changes to starter mappings (visit the Tech FAQ, to see what these do)
* Extended available function key bindings to F1- F24.
* Tilt inputs automatically map to the most likely axis when joystick output is selected
* Improved error reporting and logging.
* Pivot actions can now be mapped to an analog Joystick (check starter mappings on how)
* Starter mappings file re-created if accidentally deleted.
* Moved output action tips to '?' icon.
* Analog range for deep clicks can now be bound to joystick and slider output.
* General UI improvements
*Added a fix for the ‘something went wrong’ message some people are seeing when upgrading the Firmware (Note this will fix many occurrences of this error, but not all – we’ve added some more logging to this release to help identify the issue that is occurring for some users)
*Adding additional "Logo Backlight" action on profile swap no longer corrupts config.
*Volume up/down media controls no longer cause an invalid profile.
*Scroll outputs now function correctly when bound to inputs other than the scroll-wheel.
*Improved driver response to a lack of internet connection when launching or updating the driver/firmware.
*Upon profile deletion in the driver settings are saved to mouse to avoid inconsistencies. Such as mouse using a profile which does not exist in the driver.