There are a number of firmware patches available for the TF5800 (and other TF5000-series Toppys). I will try to maintain this page with information about the latest patches, but please don't assume it's complete. An extra source of information is the firmware patches page at Tapworld. A prerequisite is something to apply the patches (.tfp files) to the firmware (.tfd file): either FireBird's HDFW v2 TAP for the Toppy (Thread) or FWPatcher for the PC (manual).
Historical changes are listed below.
The patches can be categorised as:
Most patches should apply to most TF5000-series Toppys. If a patch is not described as specific to a particular range of firmwares and it does not apply to (or work on!) your firmware then you may be able to request support by posting a message in the appropriate thread. Note: this is especially true now with the advent of complex patches (e.g. [Gm] and [Wf]) that have to be built for specific firmwares and cannot be applied generically.
For quick reference, the following is the list of current, stable patches and their Patch IDs (all available in one handy PatchPackV2). Other, less mature patches may be found in the Development Work section.
Ab Accurate BM Af AFD Disable Ar Auto Reboot (TAP) B2 Timeshift Extend (2hrs) B4 Timeshift Extend (4hrs) Bb Bookmark Blue Bf Bios Fix Bm Bookmark Bq Bios Queue Br Bookmark Red By Bookmark Yellow C Cable Ready C0 No CYR Cb Callbacks Ce Current Event Cf Cut Fix Ck Clock Fix Ct Cut Points Cw Chase Pause Works Cy Not CYR D HDD Detection De Desc Ext Ds Deselect E EPG Mem Patch E0 EPG Mem 0.5 E1 EPG Mem 1.5 E2 EPG Mem 2.25 Ec EIT CRC Fix Ee EIT Check End Ef EIT Dup Fix Eg EPG Grid Em EPG Move 24 Hrs
Es EIT Section Cache Ev EIT Valid Mem Ez EPG Size F TAP Disk Fix Fs File Saver Gm Get Msg Gx Ext Cmd Enable H HDD Patch He Header Event Hr 12 Hour FP I PBSiS Kt Keep Timeshift M Dream Free Mh MHEG State Mk Masterpiece Keys N Disable Master Pin Nf NIT Fix Ot OTA Disable P Power Restore Pc PiP Channel Fix Pe Plug EIT Po Power Off Ps Play No Stutter R Rec Roundel R0 No Roundels R2 Quick Roundels X2 R3 Quick Roundels X3 R5 Quick Roundels X5 Ra Rec Audio PID Re Rem Ext Rh Rec Header Fixer Rp Rec PiP Fix
Rs Recording Saver Rt Repeat Timer Ry Rem Codes To TF5810 S Startup Accelerator Sc Start Channel Sd SDT Fix Sl Series Link Sr Speedy Rec St StopTs Fix Sy SysID 456 T Timer Patch V4b T2 Timer Patch T2b Td Timer Data Te TAP Curr Ev Tf Timer Filename Tp Time Path Ts Timer Setting U Usb Accelerator Uu USB Upload V5 5500VFD Vb Volume Boost Vc Volume Cinch (RCA) Vd Volume Disable Vy Video YUV Wf Wind Faster Ws Widescreen Scaling Ww WWWW (TAP) X EPG Short Desc Xl aXeL Xp Play No CYR Xw Watch No CYR Z Disable 0 Aspect Switching
These are what I'd consider to be essential patches and should be installed by all users (with Patch ID in brackets):
Some patches to fix bugs in various firmwares:
These patches are not essential, but do improve the Toppy's performance in various ways:
Some stylist and interface improvements (which may also be offered as temporary [easily removed] fixes by other TAPs):
Other patches which address other issues or extend existing functionality:
|16 Mar 09
||added AFD Disable [Af], EIT Check End [Ee], EPG Size [Ez], OTA Disable [Ot], Repeat Timer [Rt], Rem Codes To TF5810 [Ry], Timer Data [Td], Time Path [Tp], and Widescreen Scaling [Ws], and updated Plug EIT [Pe] and Timer Patch [T2]
||9 Dec 08
||added Accurate BM [Ab], Bookmark Blue [Bb], Red [Br] and Yellow [By], Clock Fix [Ck], Chase Pause Works [Cw], EIT Valid Mem [Ev], Header Event [He], Keep Timeshift [Kt], Timer Filename [Tf], Volume Boost [Vb], Cinch [Vc] and Disable [Vd], and Video YUV [Vy], and updated Desc Ext [De] and Disable 0 Aspect Switching [Z]
||11 Sep 08
||added EIT Dup Fix [Ef], EPG Grid [Eg], EPG Move 24 Hrs [Em], Plug EIT [Pe], SDT Fix [Sd], Series Link [Sl], SysID 456 [Sy] and TAP Curr Ev [Te], and updated Rec Audio PID [Ra]
||18 July 08
||added Wind Faster [Wf] back again(!), and added Cut Fix [Cf], Cut Points [Ct], NIT Fix [Nf] and Rec Audio PID [Ra] (V1 and V2).
||15 June 08
||removed Wind Faster [Wf], and added Bookmark [Bm], Current Event [Ce], EIT CRC Fix [Ec], EIT Section Cache [Es], Get Msg [Gm], Quick Roundels X2 [R2] and X3 [R3], and Speedy Rec [Sr].
||12 May 08
||added Masterpiece Keys [Mk] and 5500VFD [V5].
||10 May 08
||added Bios Fix [Bf], Bios Queue [Bq], MHEG_State [Mh] (as a patch), Rec Header Fixer [Rh] and StopTs Fix [St].
||8 Apr 08
||added Deselect [Ds], File Saver [Fs], PiP Channel Fix [Pc] and Recording Saver [Rs].
||8 Mar 08
||recompiled patches with a larger selection of firmwares
||28 Jan 08
||added Rec Pip Fix [Rp] and updated No Roundels [R0] (so it's more subtle).
|| 9 Jan 08
||changed to using the Ext Cmd Enable [Gx] TAP, added No CYR [C0], 12 Hour FP [Hr], Playback No Stutter [Ps], Play No CYR [Xp], Watch No CYR [Xw], reorganised, and recompiled patches (so they will now work better on other firmwares)
||11 Dec 07
||added Timeshift Extend [B2] and [B4], Power Off [Po], Quick Roundels X5 [R5], No Roundels [R0], Start Channel [Sc] and Wind Faster [Wf].
||26 Nov 07
||added Timer Setting [Ts] and updated MHEG State [Mh] text
||20 Nov 07
||updated Dream Free [M] to cope with more firmwares and added NotCYR [Cy]
||11 Nov 07
||tidied text and PatchPackV2 a bit, added Patch ID list, and added AutoReboot [Ar], MHEG State [Mh], USB Upload [Uu] and WWWW [Ww] TAPs