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Spark Color 2 issues 5 months 19 hours ago #82494

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I'm having issues configuring my hero tier Epoch lightsaber which has Spark Color 2. I've read the manual, I've watched a video walkthrough, but for some reason it's just not working for me when I try to change the colors.

In the editor, the correct colors changes are shown in the preview, but when I put the SD card back into the saber, its Blue. I've been trying to change my first font, Essense Episode 1 to Red.

I can change it manually to red, but putting in the kill key resets it to blue.

My first saber, although I have played around with a few that my brother owns, which is why I purchased one of my own. Great saber, I'm just having difficulty customizing all of it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!




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Spark Color 2 issues 5 months 7 hours ago #82511

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The editor is setup as BGR (Blue, Green, Red) for some strange reason, rather than RGB (Red, Green, Blue) which is how your LED is wired. You need to click on "Options", then "Color Settings", and change the order to Red on C1- and Blue on C3- every time you use the program if you want to get an accurate preview in the "Spark-ulator". Basically you've been using the slider for the Blue LED while thinking it was the one for the Red.

By "manually" do you mean with the "color change on twist" and just cycling through the colors that are already setup? That should save each color per font bank. Putting the kill key in simply resets it to font1 (Father's Son), which would be whatever color you left that one at. Then just cycle to font2 (Essence Episode I) and it should still be the color you set it to before.

Or do you mean with the in-hilt "Spark Colorset Editor" voice menu to actually change the blue profile to red? That should be saving once you confirm the selection.
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Spark Color 2 issues 5 months 7 hours ago #82512

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Wow, I don't know why I didn't think about it. I did think it was weird it was B,G,R. That fixed the issue with the colors. Just having an issue with it not recognizing sound fonts I've added now.

By manually I meant the color change with twisting the saber. I've changed it now to having to hold down the aux button as it was switching rather easily with my saber. I can change the color and switch fonts but it doesn't save the changes after I put in the kill key. But I plan on editting those through the SD card now that I know its RGB.

Thanks!
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Spark Color 2 issues 5 months 7 hours ago #82513

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Hi RenScotson, KelbornX,

Yeah for quite some time the values and wiring on Spark Colour 2 have been reversed from how SF wire their LEDs so they don't match up as you'd expect in the editor. There is a thread about it posted 2 years 5 months ago and it has some useful default config numbers.
You can find the thread by clicking HERE.

Hope this is of use,

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Spark Color 2 issues 4 months 4 weeks ago #82556

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Thanks, that was helpful as well. The only remaining issue I have now is with adding sound fonts. I downloaded the default files for Spark Color 2 thinking I had messed something up, but it had different fonts, Velocity and Hidden Warrior. I'm able to edit them in the editor but when I try to change to them in the blade they don't come up. Master.ini has nFonts=8, so no idea on what's wrong.
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Spark Color 2 issues 4 months 4 weeks ago #82561

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The files on the NEC site are newer than the ones SF has on their stock of boards. They're also for the SparkColor2-R3 now; SF will likely still be using their stock of the R2 release for some time.

The board can only take 6 fonts, so... it won't recognize the extra 2. If you want to use Velocity and/or Hidden Warrior, then you need to replace one of the other fonts with one of those.
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Spark Color 2 issues 4 months 3 weeks ago #82671

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Thank you, wasn't aware this wasn't the SparkColor2-R3. I guess everything is good now, thank yall very much!
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