Downloads - Hit Box


 

If you've just received your Hit Box, then there's no need to update your controller!  Out of the box it will be updated with the latest everything.  Once in a while your controller may need to be updated, however, and that's why we have this firmware page.  The tell-tale sign is the 8-minute disconnect problem.  This is a rare occurrence, but we can help if it ever happens.

Firmware Update - 7/20/2020

Notes

  • For Hit Boxes from June 2020 and later
    • Previous Hit Box firmwares or any other Brook firmwares are NOT compatible with Hit Boxes made from June 2020 or later.
  • Extract the folder with firmware.bin to your PC. This is important because Windows 7/10's automatic zip extraction does not work with this new flashing method.
  • Unplug your Hit Box from your PC/Console.
  • Hold the HOME and SHARE button while plugging it into your PC.
  • Wait a bit, and you will see a new disk drive on your PC labeled WireDS4.
  • Open this disk drive. In this drive is a single file named "firmware.bin."
  • Overwrite the firmware.bin file in the WireDS4 drive and replace it  with the firmware.bin in the folder you extacted to your desktop earlier.
  • If successful, the disk drive will unmount itself and the controller will reconnect itself. You will see it as "Controller (XBOX 360 For Windows)" in joy.cpl
  • For more info: New Hit Box Troubleshooting and Firmware.

    PS4 Firmware Download - The Switch Update - 9/13/2019

    • For Hit Boxes from June 2016 to June 2020.
    • Lets you play on the Nintendo Switch on your Hit Box without an adapter.
    • Lets you start up your controller in different modes for PC:
      • Hit Box now boots automatically in Xinput mode when plugged into a PC (no need to hold any buttons, just plug in)
      • Hold Square/LP as your plugging the Hit Box into your PC to get PS3 mode (read as "P3 Wired Gamepad v1.6" joy.cpl)
      • Hold Triangle/MP for PS4 mode (P4 Wired Gamepad v1.6)
      • Hold R1/HP for Xinput mode (Controller/Xbox 360 for Windows)
      • Hold L1/3P for Switch mode (Real Arcade Pro S)
    • Limited to DPAD only for directions, you won't have left stick or right stick.
    Installation Instructions
    • Run Hit_Box_Switch_Firmware.exe in administrator mode.
    • Plug in your Hit Box while holding "Home" and "Share."
      • If you're not sure which side buttons those are, hold them all down.
    • The updater will change screens and show an "Update" button, click it.
    • Wait until it's done. 
    • Unplug your Hit Box and plug it back in.
    • You know your Hit Box is running the new update if you check your USB Game controllers.
      • Hit Win+R and type "joy.cpl" if it shows up as an Xbox 360 controller, you're updated.
    • Firmware update fixes 8-minute timeout issue.
    • Hold PS(Home) + Share(Select) while you plug your Hit Box into PC.  Allow drivers to install.
    • Download PS4 Firmware Download, extract updater, run file, click update.
    • Only download this file if your Hit Box was one of the original PS4 Hit Boxes from 2015 - 2016.  Firmware update fixes 8-minute timeout issue.
    • Hold PS(Home) while you plug your Hit Box into PC.  Allow drivers to install.
    • Download PS4 Firmware (Pre June 2016) Download, extract updater, run file, click update.
    • Removes controller update prompt when plugging in Hit Box.

    Hit Box - Art Template Download

    If for any reason you're having problems with your Hit Box, you can reach us at: support@hitboxarcade.com or post in the #tech-support channel in our Discord.

    We're looking forward to helping with any problems!


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