ASUS ROG Ally gains new features and bug fixes with August round of updates
ASUS has pushed major changes to the ROG Ally, its first gaming handheld. For reference, the updates arrive less than a month after the company issued BIOS 323, which reduced minimum panel brightness and improved the experience of using third-party docks. Now, the ROG Ally has received updates to Armoury Crate SE and its microcontroller unit, which ASUS distributes as ACSE v1.3.6 and MCU 311, respectively.
According to ASUS, ACSE v1.3.6 makes various improvements to Armoury Crate SE, including seven new features. Arguably, the biggest of these are the addition of a 'remove button function' within Key Mapping, which performs as its name implies, as well as the inclusion of 5 GB, 6 GB and 7 GB options for 'Memory Assigned to GPU' setting. Additionally, ASUS has introduced a confirmation pop-up window for the Command Centre's 'End Task' function.
Moreover, ASUS has also included five bug fixes, details of which you can find on ASUS' ROG forum post. Meanwhile, MCU 311 makes five changes, including a bug fix for large dead zones that would occur when using the joysticks in Desktop mode. You can find the full changes for MCU 311 below or in the same forum post.
- New feature: added Hold to Repeat support for ABXY, joystick click, LB, RB, M1, M2 and the D-Pad in the Game Profile, Gamepad, and Desktop modes.
- UX improvement: Assigned the RB key to navigate tabs in the BIOS.
- UX improvement: Fixed a bug where using joysticks in Desktop mode resulted in large dead zone.
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug where in Gamepad mode and the device is on battery, the joystick RGB lighting won't resume after 1 minute idle.
- Bug fix: Fixed a bug where pressing M1 or M2 would cancel inputs from any other buttons if pressed together.