for all power users and geeks that would like to use their microphone with Oculus Rift headset find below a description how to install it.
If you want to use your microphone for your Oculus Rift headsets there is a way to enable your TPCAST wireless adapter to support microphone function. This patch needs to work with a specific Connection Assistant software designed for microphone support.
To enable microphone function, you need to open your TPCAST power box to remove and flash the SD Card with a new Mic supporting firmware. We recommend saving a backup of the old image file from the current SD Card to be able to restore the device to factory settings or use a new SD Card instead. For best performance format the current or new SD Card with SD_CARD Formatter tool.
Following tools are needed: PC, Screwdriver, Card reader (optional SD Card)
Please download following software to enable your TPCAST wireless adapter to support microphone function.
Backup / flashing tools：Win32DiskImager-0.9.5-install.exe
Mic supporting firmware compressed package: tpcast_mic_Oculus.zip
Mic supporting connection assistant：TPCAST Oculus Setup_mic.exe
SD format tool: SD_CardFormatter0500SetupEN.exe
Extract the tpcast_mic_Oculus.zip file to the current folder by compression software (such as Winzip, Winrar, Bandizip, 7zip, etc.)
1.Open the battery box and take out the SD card.
Remove battery and open the chassis of the battery box by unscrew the 4 screws
- Backup old image file from the current SD card (or use new SD card)
- a) First install the software tool: Win32DiskImager-0.9.5-install.exe. Double-click the downloaded Win32DiskImager-0.9.5-install icon to open installation interface
- b) When installed right click on Win32DiskImager icon at the desktop and select “Run as administrator”
- c) Insert SD card into the card reader, then connect the card reader with the computer
- d) If notification “You need to format the disk in drive H before you can use it” pops up, click “X” to close the current notification
- e) Choose a directory (such as E:/tpcastimg/) and file name (such as tpcast.img, file suffix must be .img), then click the “Read” button
- f) Right after you have clicked the button “Read”, the image saved on the SD card has been successfully backed up to the directory in step 3 (E:/tpcastimg/tpcast.img)
- Format the current SD Card (we recommend to format the existing SD card as well as a new SD Card if used)
- a) Install software tool SD_CardFormatter0500SetupEN.exe
- b) Double click on the downloaded file SD_CardFormatter0500SetupEN.exe
- c) When installation is finished double click on the icon of “SD Card Formatter” on your desktop and open SD Card Formater
- d) Select the driver of the card reader and choose “Quick format” below “Formatting options” and click “Format”
- e) Notification will pop up that Formatting was successfully completed
- f) Select the driver of the inserted card reader then select “Overwrite format” and click “Format” button
- g) Notification will pop up that Formatting was successfully completed
- Flash the new image to the current SD card
- a) Connect the SD Card with your computer
- b) Start Win32 DiskImageer
- c) Select the correct drive for your SD Card from the device drop down list
- d) Select the downloaded compressed file (click the folder icon) “tpcast_mic_Oculus.img” and click the “Write” button
- e) Right after you have clicked the button “Write” a pop up appears “Write Successful”, flashing completed
- Install the SD card and new connection assistant software
- a) Insert the current SD Card into the original position of the power box and install power box
- b) Uninstall old connection assistant, restart computer and install new version of the connection assistant “TPCAST Oculus Setup_mic.exe”. Follow the normal procedure to connect the wireless adapter, verify microphone and confirm, then assemble the screws.
- If the power box is not properly used after flashing
- a) Take out the SD card and try to re-flash “tpcast_mic_Oculus.img” file according to above steps.
b). If re-flashing still fails, the SD card can be restored with old image through the tool. Please uninstall Connection Assistant with microphone function, then restart the computer. Install the old version of Connection Assistant. The steps of restoring SD card are as follows:
Step 1：Select the correct device from the device drop down list
Step 2: Select the expected backup “tpcast.img” file and click the “Write”
Step 3: Right after you have clicked the button “Write” a pop up appears “Write Successful” flashing completed, and SD card has been restored
If you follow these procedures your TPCAST wireless adapter for Oculus Rift will support microphone function. In case there are any problems during installation please contact our TPCAST support team.
Phone: +44 203 318 2845
Your TPCAST Team