uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

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uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

Post by hhvfd1 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:29 pm

I was reading the e-stim website and under uplink it shows 2.1 is for 32 bit and 2.3 for 64 bit. My pc is 64 bit but my uplink version is 2.1. Does that matter if I want to upgrade if and when they release a new firmware? I purchased my 2b with the usb a little over a year ago so I wanted to know if they upgraded the uplink.



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Re: uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

Post by Stimaddict » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:03 pm

Not sure it makes a scrap of difference. I always use Uplink 2.1 on my 64 bit laptop. Generally any 32 bit program runs slightly faster than an equivalent 64 bit program on a 64 bit platform.

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Re: uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

Post by hhvfd1 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:05 am

Thanks Stimaddict I wouldn't want to take a chance on bricking my unit. I used 2.1 when I switched to 2.106 but thought they may have upgraded uplink.

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Re: uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

Post by Stimaddict » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:35 am

Doesn't really need an upgrade. I like Uplink coz it's simple, does the job and works first time every time. If it ain't broke don't fix it ;)

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Re: uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

Post by mrbutt89 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:44 am

I'm on a 64-bit Windows installation, and still using Uplink 2.1. It works fine for me.

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Post by LondonSubNigel » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:11 pm

It will still work, but if you upgrade your computer's OS you may, in future, need a newer version. Nothing to do with the protocol for updating the 2B (which remains the same), but to do with requirements of the operating system.

On the Mac, for instance, it's not just that the latest release of UpLink is 64 bit, but that it also has also been through an automated process (signing and notarization) that verifies the source of the app, and that it's safe to run. Mac OS Catalina is much stricter than previous versions; Windows may well go the same way.

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Re: uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

Post by mrbutt89 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:22 pm

That's a useful piece of information. Thanks!

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Re: uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

Post by MickEstim » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:12 pm

Currently Windows 10 will support both 32-bit and 64-bit applications and unlike Mac I do not believe that Microsoft will terminate 32-bit support anytime soon as there are too many applications out there that would be affected, so currently if you have UpLink 2.1 then you can update your 2B and there is no greater chance in bricking your 2B than ever.
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Re: uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

Post by xxxpetrx » Tue May 19, 2020 4:59 pm

Hi, where I can download Uplink 2.3 for Mac OS? Now I using 10.15 Catalina. Thanks

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Re: uplink 2.1 vs 2.3

Post by MickEstim » Thu May 21, 2020 2:46 pm

Simply, you can't. It is proprietary software and is sold as part of the Digital Link Package and as such is not available for free download.
If you need the updated version to work with Catalina then you will need to contact customer support at info@e-stim.co.uk and provide a proof of purchase for your Digital Link Interface and then a download link can be provided for you.
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