Using Host Bridge Software

The Host Bridge Software is a collection of tools that are installed on your host PC. This software communicates with your CAT-DEV device to upload files and programs and to send and receive debugging information.

Check the Version of the Host Bridge Software

To query the installed version of Host Bridge Software

  1. Navigate to the folder where you installed the SDK, and then double-click cafex_env.bat.
  2. At the command prompt type hostdisplayversion.
    C:> hostdisplayversion
    
    Bridge Type : MION
    PLATFORM : cafe
    Bridge PC Tools   : 3.2.5.7
    Bridge Firmware   : 0.0.14.70
    Bridge FPGA       : 1352071
    

Find the Name and IP Address of a Bridge

To query the name and IP address of the Host Bridge

  1. Navigate to the folder where you installed the SDK, and then double-click cafex_env.bat.
  2. To confirm the name and IP address when the IP address changes and the bridge configuration is out-of-date, at the command prompt, type findbridge -all, and then press ENTER. This starts a search for all CAT-DEVs on your network.
  3. When the search finishes, a list of all connected CAT-DEVs is displayed with the Bridge Name and IP address. The default Bridge Name for your CAT-DEV is the MAC address.
    C:> findbridge -all
    
    Scanning for bridges on interface 10.1.4.254...
    
    Bridge Name                    : IP Address
    -----------------------------------------------------
    00-25-5C-BA-53-1D              : 10.1.4.195
    
    
  4. Note the Bridge Name and IP Address.

Configure the CAT-DEV as the Default Device

  1. Follow the steps in Find the Name and IP Address of a Bridge.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following, and then press ENTER.

    setbridge -default [bridge_name] [ip_addr]

    where [bridge_name] is the case-sensitive name of the CAT-DEV, and [ip_addr] is the IP address for the CAT-DEV.
    ==========================================================
    Welcome to the Nintendo CAFE!
    ==========================================================
    Environment initialized for this session only.
    SDK_VER          = 2.11.03
    CAFE_ROOT        = C:\Users\AUser\Desktop\cafe_sdk
    CAFE_HARDWARE    = catdevmp
    CAFE_BOOT_MODE   = PCFS
    GHS_ROOT         = C:\ghs\multi5322
    CAFE_GHS_VERSION = "v5.3.22 P0"
    CAFE_CONTENT_DIR = C:\Users\AUser\Desktop\cafe_sdk\data\disc\content
    CAFE_SAVE_DIR    = C:\Users\AUser\Desktop\cafe_sdk\data\save
    CAFE_SLC_DIR     = C:\Users\AUser\Desktop\cafe_sdk\data\slc
    CAFE_MLC_DIR     = C:\Users\AUser\Desktop\cafe_sdk\data\mlc
    Current bridge   = Docs
    Bridge IP Addr   = 10.1.4.130
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    C:> setbridge -default mybridge 10.2.2.1
    

To Update the Firmware Only

To update the firmware of one or more host bridges

  1. Navigate to the folder where you installed the SDK, and then double-click cafex_env.bat.
  2. At the command prompt, type the following, and then press ENTER.
    updatebridges.exe -a=<bridge_name> -x
    
    where <bridge_name> is the case-sensitive name of the CAT-DEV.
    C:> updatebridges.exe -a=Docs -x
    
    UpdateBridges v1.0.0.11 - Copyright c Nintendo of America, Inc. 2012-2013
    INFO: Parsing Input arguments...
    
    INFO: Checking Dependencies...
    INFO: Find Bridge app path       : C:\Program Files\Nintendo\HostBridge\findbridge.exe
    INFO: FSEMUL app path            : C:\Program Files\Nintendo\HostBridge\FSEmul.exe
    INFO: Mion button app path       : C:\Program Files\Nintendo\HostBridge\MionButton.exe
    
    
    INFO: Checking Parameters...
    INFO: Target Firmware            : 0.00.14.70
    
    INFO: Getting the Bridge Information for Docs...
    INFO: Running C:\Program Files\Nintendo\HostBridge\findbridge.exe Docs, Attempt: 1 of 10
    
    List of Bridges that is being updated are:
    Name                IpAddress
    ~~~~                ~~~~~~~~~
    Docs                10.1.4.130
    
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~ Start updating Bridge: 10.1.4.130 ~~~~~~~~~~
    INFO: Running FSEMUL -ver -ip 10.1.4.130
    INFO: Running C:\Program Files\Nintendo\HostBridge\FSEmul.exe -ver -ip 10.1.4.130, 
    Attempt: 1 of 5
    INFO: The Current Firmware version of the Bridge 10.1.4.130 is 0.0.14.70
    Stopping Catdev for update
    

Revision History

2014-01-10 Replaced CMD Window images with text.
2013-12-20 Cygwin->CMD transition changes.
2013-10-15 Reorganized and updated for SDK 2.10.03.
2013-05-08 Automated cleanup pass.
2013-02-15 Edit pass
2012-07-18 Add Overview and Advanced Options sections.
2012-05-04 Correct “Updating Firmware Only” instructions.
2012-04-14 Initial version.


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