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So, next thing Co is dead. But, is there a way to update Pico-8 to the latest version?

P#60989 2019-01-19 11:30

Thank You Zep!!!

P#60997 2019-01-19 19:27

The NextThingCo package repository has been backed up here: https://archive.org/download/C.h.i.p.FlashCollection/opensource.nextthing.co.tar.bz2

Root page: https://archive.org/download/C.h.i.p.FlashCollection/opensource.nextthing.co.tar.bz2

Note: I did not look at the content of the archive...

P#60998 2019-01-19 20:00

I found a way to flash my chip if I brick it. On the wiki page Chip Comunity. There is a copy of the raspberry pi OS with the chip flash preinstalled, all you need is a pi-zero and a way to make connections to a keyboard/chip. Also, a power supply of 5v and 3Amps is needed. But my Worry was updating pico-8. Zep has a tutorial somewhere that shows how to update it. I did add some repos to make it work. Keep that in mind. NTC repos are dead.

P#61150 2019-01-24 01:18 ( Edited 2019-01-24 01:19)

Was there an answer in here on how to update Chip-Pico-8? I can't find Zep's tutorial on that.

P#61995 2019-02-17 20:26

I also had a pocketchip and really appreciated the the decide. But now that NTC is dead, I doubt we will ever see a pico-8 version.

P#61997 2019-02-17 20:54

It's just frustrating that Pico-8 CHIP Edition got updated all the way to 1.11g, I think, and that some people have access to that while people who are finally able to purchase a PocketCHIP through Amazon or otherwise like I did now can't get to it. If it could be re-hosted or something like that, it would be awesome. I would bet there's some reason @zep can't do that, but I would like to know why at least.

I imagine it's a complicated problem with no easy solutions.

P#61998 2019-02-17 21:00 ( Edited 2019-02-17 21:01)

Yes! is simple. Go and update your repo!
To use these repositories all you need to do is update the applicable lines in your "/etc/apt/sources.list" files new domain name. Example:

deb http://opensource.nextthing.co/chip/debian/repo jessie main
deb http://opensource.nextthing.co/chip/debian/pocketchip jessie main

Change it to:
deb http://chip.jfpossibilities.com/chip/debian/repo jessie main
deb http://chip.jfpossibilities.com/chip/debian/pocketchip jessie main

You will also want to update the applicable lines in your "/etc/apt/preferences" files with new domain name. Example:


Package: *
Pin: origin opensource.nextthing.co
Pin-Priority: 1050

Change it to:

Package: *
Pin: origin chip.jfpossibilities.com
Pin-Priority: 1050

Once you're done, upgrade:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

P#62006 2019-02-18 00:17 ( Edited 2019-02-18 00:18)

It worked!!! Thank you so much!! I'm updated to 1.11G, and I couldn't be happier!

P#62045 2019-02-18 20:40


P#62107 2019-02-20 17:47

I tried doing the same thing but I can't save the changes to the documents. Do I have to open the files as root? If I have to how do I do that?

Thanks in advance.

P#69875 2019-11-13 07:43

Yes the file is only writable as the root user, you must launch nano as root using sudo.
For example:

$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

$ sudo nano /etc/apt/preferences

P#70643 2019-12-06 20:43
:: guidol

the complete info about the repositorie-mirror is at

I updated my CHIP yesterday to
Linux chip 4.4.13-ntc-mlc #1 SMP Tue Dec 6 21:38:00 UTC 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux

P#71772 2020-01-05 09:34

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