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Software and Manuals 2014

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 grandMA2 - Important Information!  

Show File Migration - You must migrate your show file thru software versions to maintain integrity. (2.3.1.1 thru 2.4.1.2 thru 2.5.4.3 thru 2.5.70.6 thru 2.6.1.8 to 2.7.0.x to 2.8.3.x to 2.9.1.x)

This can be quickly accomplished via grandMA2 onPC. (This also includes any objects exported from older software)

Contact support for older versions of software.


MA Software Release Package

MA Software Release Package Contains:

  • grandMA2.imgz file for local-install and full-install of grandMA2 console and NPU
  • grandMA2.update file for network update of grandMA2 console and NPU
  • grandMA2 onPC.exe file for Windows local-install and Network Update
  • grandMA2 3D.exe file for Windows local-install and Network Update
  • grandMA2 VPU.exe file for local-install and Network Update
  • 4port Node.imgz file for local-install of node firmware
  • 4port Node.update file for network update of node firmware

MA_Software_ZIP_Package_2.9.1.1.zip (Warning: 980 MB) February 2014

Manual: Online Manual

2.9 Release Notes

Effects in grandMA2

External Touch Screens

 


grandMA2 Console - full size, light, ultra light, NPU, RPU

MA 2 Console Software: (also NPU & RPU)
MA2Console_[2.9.1][6.8]_v2.9.1.1.imgz
(287 MB) February 2014

MA2Console_[2.9.1][6.8]_v2.9.1.1.update

StickMAker: (Use this program to create a USB stick to upgrade your Seres 2 Console.)
How to Update GrandMA 2 via USB

PC Version: StickMAker 1.0.0.1
Mac OSX Version: StickMAker 1.004 (up to MAC OSX 10.7)
Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion Version: StickMAker and Helper App

Manual: Online Manual

2.9 Release Notes

Effects in grandMA2

External Touch Screens

 


 grandMA VPU  

The grandMA VPU can display all your videos and is totally integrated with MA-Net2 / MA-Net.

Software:
gMA-VPU_[2.9.1][6.801]_v7.84.exe
(121 MB) Ferbuary 2014

2.9 Release Notes

ACT Recommended Hardware Specifications

Transition from MA Video to  VPU Software

 grandMA VPU Demo Software  
 

grandMA VPU Demo software can be used on a personal computer.
Showcase_DecoderPackMPEG-2_Win32bit_v8.2.0.exe

How to Install Showcase Decoder Pack


 grandMA 4Port & 8Port Node  

grandMA 4Port & 8Port Node can output DMX and is totally integrated with MA-Net2 / MA-Net.

Software:
MA-4port_v1.0.9.imgz
(50 MB) Ferbuary 2014
MA-4port_v1.0.9.update

Manual: Online Manual

2.9 Release Notes

 


grandMA2 on PC  

grandMA2 onPC emulates the grandMA2 console on your personal computer.

Software:
gMA2onPC[2.9.1][ ]_v2.9.1.1.exe
(140 MB)  February 2014


Manual: Online Manual

ACT Recommended Computer and Specifications

onPC and command wing Setup Guide


 grandMA 3D  
grandMA 3D is the free visualization program for your personal computer.

Software:
gMA3D_[2.9.1][6.8]_v6.0.24.19818.exe
(150MB) February 2014

Manual: Online Manual

ACT Recommended Hardware Specifications

 


 grandMA2 - Show File Converter  

 

The gMA Show Converter converts the following elements from version MA1 6.807, to MA2 Version 2.9.0.7:

gMA1to2_[2.9.0][6.807]_v1.3.exe
(50 MB) December 2013
Fixture Types  Fixture Schedule including patch, 3D position and color 
Groups Presets (excluding embedded presets)
Sequences Worlds
Executor Pages Macros and Cue command links will be converted as far as possible.
Effects Effects and Modulators will be converted as far as possible.
Agenda Timecode and Agenda where possible
Elements that WILL NOT be converted
  • User profiles
  • Bitmap effects and layouts
  • Fixture Schedule function invert per fixture
  • MATricks
  • Commands not compatible with grandMA2 syntax!

 


 grandMA Series - IMPORTANT INFORMATION!  

If your software is older than 5.63 you MUST update to 5.697 then 5.761 then 5.821 then 5.902 and finally update to 6.xx! Failure to follow this path or direct updates from lower numbers can corrupt your console's hard drive!

Due to an invalid software backup file since version 5.9x, you need to update your console in a certain way: Please update to version 6.121 onPC and update the console. Repeat this once. After updating your console twice with the same version you will have created a new backup file. The problem with the invalid backup file only occurs if you try to "down-date" your console or if you try to update from console to console. If there are any questions left, do not hesistate to contact your local dealer or our tech support. Software versions may be requested from ACT Tech Support Staff.

For best memory usage and performance - it is recommended to clean up older software versions and shows in the Utility Menu from time to time and keep only 2-3 of the most recent software version on the hard disk.

New Naming Convention for MA Software:  Productname_[Streaming gMA2][Streaming gMA1]_Version
The important information are the numbers in the brackets. These must fit together to get the software connecting to each other on the network as well as to interchange showfiles.


 grandMA full-size, light, ultra-light, micro, pico, nsp, 2-port & replay unit.  

(Did you read the IMPORTANT INFORMATION about upgrading above?)
USB Version:
Setup_v6.808_USB.exe
(9.8 MB) February 2014

Floppy Disk Version:
Setup_v6.808_Disks.exe  
(9.8 MB) February 2014


Manual: grandMAnual 6.0

NSP Manual: NSPMAnual 1.2

 

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 grandMA onPC  

grandMA onPC emulates the grandMA console on your personal computer.

Software:
gMA1onPC_[ ][6.801]_v6.808.exe
(35MB) February 2014

Does your computer meet the minimum system specs?


Manual: grandMAnual 6.0

 

 

 

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 grandMA 3D  
grandMA 3D is the free visualization program for your personal computer.

Software:
gMA3D_[2.9.1][6.8]_v6.0.24.19818.exe

(150MB) February 2014

Note: this new version is compatible with Series 1 and Series 2 consoles.
Does your computer meet the minimum system specs?

Release Notes

 


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grandMA ESP Vision & WYSIWYG Drivers  

These drivers will allow you to network your grandMA to your visualizer.

ESP Vision:
gma-ESPVision[2.900][6.700]_v1.210.zip
(2 MB) December 2013

WYSIWYG Driver:
gma-Wysiwyg[2.900][6.800] v1.220.exe

(2 MB) Ferbuary 2014

 


Connecting MA to ESPVision


Connecting MA to Wysiwyg

 


grandMA Remote  
grandMA Remote is available for iPhone/ iPod Touch and Pocket PCs.

iPhone/ iPod Touch Software: iTunes App Store 
iPhone/ iPod Touch Apps Release Notes

Pocket PC Software: ppc_[x][x]_v6100setup

PC Emulator Software: ppcEMU_[x][x]_v6100setup

Pocket PC Release Notes

 

 

 

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Scan Commander Series


Scan Commander

Software: Version 4.29
Archive Software:  Version 4.18
Update DMX
Notes: TechBulletin README
Manual: User Manual

Scan Commander EXT

Software: Version 4.29
Archive Software:  Version 4.18
Update DMX
Notes: TechBulletin README
Manual: User Manual
Light Commander Series


Light Commander 12

Software: Version 1.32
Notes: TechBulletin README
Manual: User Manual V1.X


Light Commander 24/6

Software: Version 2.59 Upper  -  Version 2.59 Lower

Notes: TechBulletin README
Manual: User Manual V2.X

Light Commander 48/6

Software: Version 2.59 Upper  -  Version 2.59 Lower
Notes: TechBulletin README
Manual: User Manual V2.X