Upgrade M.T.H. HO Diesel & Electric Locomotives With Expanded DCC Features for FREE!
August 16, 2011 - This latest version of the DCS Consumer Loader software is used to program the DCS system components (Remote, TIU), Load sound files (in locomotives) and backup and restore the DCS Remote handheld. Among the many changes to the loader, the list below represents the most significant from previous 2.X DCS Consumer Loader software versions. This is a FREE download!
This and DCS Loader 2.20 are the ONLY DCS Consumer Loader software versions you can use to program Proto-Sound 3.0 Locomotives. Using any previous version of the DCS Consumer Loader to program a Proto-Sound 3.0 equipped locomotive will disable the Proto-Sound 3.0 electronics and require the locomotive be returned to M.T.H. for repair. You can learn more about the cause of this program by clicking HERE.
What’s New in version 2.30?
Three versions are available – one for 32-bit PC’s and two for 64 bit PC’s. .NET Framework 2.0 or higher is required for 32-bit PC’s and .NET 3.5 or higher is required for 64-bit PC’s.
Loads Code Chain Files (DSP Firmware, FPGA, CV Data). This is the zip file that allows any Proto-Sound 3.0 locomotive (except existing HO steam engines) to be updated to run expanded DCC features.
Includes .NET Framework 3.5 or higher which is required for 64-bit PC’s.
Removed the Get Sound File From Engine icon. Previously this function of the Loader allowed users to retrieve a copy of the sound file from their engines. This proved to be very time consuming for customers. All of the latest sound files can be obtained from our website at www.mthtrains.com
The Loader now remembers the last folder you explored to. This is especially handy if you keep all your MTH files in the same folder (for example, the MY MTH Files folder that gets created when you install the Loader program.
Improves the sound file and code chain file loading by automatically adjusting the data rate for files that contain more than 50% zeros. The progress sub-bar will turn yellow to indicate a temporary data rate adjustment. Previously the Loader would try at the highest data rate, determine that an error occurred in the data transfer, then try the whole sector over again. In essence, the Loader is now much, much faster.
Improved communication to support USB-to-Serial adapters.
Improved error recovery (that means you can retry mid-stream on a
sound file load without having to restart everything from the
Runs on Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
Enhanced display features show DSP Code version (Service
Center/Dealer Loader only), Sound file size (1MB/2MB), Engine Type
(5V/3V/HO), Engine Board Memory Size (1MB/2MB), and Engine Address
You'll find complete instructions for installing and using the DCS Consumer Loader by clicking Here.
As always, you'll find the 2.30 download for FREE by clicking HERE.