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How to Upgrade ShockWave 3 to 5.1.0

Here, you can find firmware and support files and instructions for upgrading ShockWave 3 sound modules to release 5.1.0.

What's New:

July 05, 2020

New OV-10 Bronco sound set now available, bringing our total airplane sounds to 115!

June, 2020

DopplerFX accessory board for enhanced Doppler Shift and ShockWave 3 5.1.0 upgrade available now.

May 20, 2020

New USS Bunker Hill and Twin Riva Ariston boat sound sets bring our total boat sounds to 54.

February 25, 2020

New B24 Liberator sound set now available, bringing our total airplane sounds to 114!

February 14, 2020

New Sikorsky CH53E Super Stallion Helicopter sound set now available, bringing our total helicopter sounds to 42!

Upgrading ShockWave 3 to 5.1.0

The release 5.1.0 of firmware and software for the ShockWave 3 sound module is a significant major release. This involves more than simply re-flashing the firmware as additional support files are also required. The steps required are:

  1. Remove the microSD card from the ShockWave 3 sound module and insert it into a card reader on your PC.

  2. Download the required upgrade support package to your PC hard drive from here: ShockWave 3 Firmware and Support Files (18MBytes) ZIP file.

  3. Unzip that file by opening it in Windows Explorer to extract all the files and folders inside it.

  4. Copy all those files and folders to the root folder of the microSD card.
    Allow any existing files to be overwritten.

  5. Re-insert the microSD card into the ShockWave 3 sound module.

  6. Re-flash the firmware to the ShockWave 3 sound module by following the instructions here: Click here for instructions for upgrading your ShockWave 3 firmware using the microSD card Bootloader.

  7. If you have previously purchased our ShockWave 3 PC Windows software, you will also need to upgrade that to version 5.1.0. Please send us an email at contactus@modelsoundsinc.com to request access to ShockWave 3 PC 5.1.0.

  8. If you want to use the new "Remote Scroll Through Mode" feature which relies on self announcement sound clips in each and every .sfx8 sound set file, then please contact us at contactus@modelsoundsinc.com. We will then make a subset of the .sfx8 sound set files you really need available for download from a file sharing service.