I’m still taking a crack at this. I got the software driver version 184.108.40.206 from 9/22/05 to run on a Windows XP SP2 machine and it seems the card is working fine. The Hammerfall DSP MADI settings say driver version 2.40 from 5/31/05. When trying to update or roll back the firmware, the program runs but the update fails. I’ve got hardware Revision 235.
From what I’ve gathered, on the RME forum and the Wayback Machine, I might need driver version 2.22 because version 2.4 doesn’t work with the 202 flash update tool.
From this post:
Re: MADI Word Clock Output not working properly on Linux?
And thanks for the firmware!
Side note: firmware 202 doesn’t work with the Windows driver v 2.4 that also is on the archive page.
Version 202 works great with my Linux install though. I wasn’t able to update the Alsa-drivers, which would have been the alternative: the system I’m doing this on is a production system.
I did try a newer Alsa version on a different computer. Firmware 203 works with Alsa 1.0.14; I haven’t tried any other firmware/Alsa combinations though. Still, HDSPe MADI might work with newer Linux drivers.
On the Wayback Machine, there is a file called w2madi_22.zip that is probably what we want. Does anyone have any idea where to get it? (http://web.archive.org/web/20050205221451/http://www.rme-audio.de/download/w2madi_22.zip)
On another note, there are different current driver files on rme-usa.com and the rme-audio.com sites. The rme-usa.com files got my card running.
So confusing! I still haven’t quite deciphered all of the file naming schemes or mapped out version progression.