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Forum: support.Hardware 25 December 2020, 15:56
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Posted By alexh
To close the CDTV lid, it requires that the...

To close the CDTV lid, it requires that the relocator is soldered to the TF536. Or at least mine is. I guess there is a chance the same height saving could be had by removing CDTV 68000 socket and...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 November 2020, 03:58
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Posted By alexh
/* The Control field is for special adjustments...

/* The Control field is for special adjustments */
/* L/S convert all file/volume names to lowercase */
/* LV/S convert volume names to lowercase */
/* AL/S Auto-Lower converts only...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2020, 23:24
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Posted By alexh
Thanks very much for all your help. I guess the...

Thanks very much for all your help. I guess the only way forward is to re-source some of the modules in Kickstart / Extended and re-code. Which won't be easy as AmigaOS device drivers are devilishly...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2020, 21:35
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Posted By alexh
The TF536 almost certainly implements a Gayle...

The TF536 almost certainly implements a Gayle like IDE interface at the correct addresses so that the standard Kickstart IDE driver works.

Booting from a SCSI HDD connected to the CDTV SCSI...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2020, 17:50
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Posted By alexh
Looks like it.

Looks like it.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2020, 11:05
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Posted By alexh
I found time to setup WinUAE and install RomSplit...

I found time to setup WinUAE and install RomSplit by Doobrey.

The byte offset of the Allocmem TF said he patched in cdtv.devce 35.14 is byte offset $491 in the extracted file (I've updated my...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2020, 10:59
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Posted By alexh
Toni thanks for the correction. So JOTD...

Toni thanks for the correction.


So JOTD that could explain why it worked? If the Z3 fast is not mapped, then the OS would only use CHIP RAM? Which we know works.

I think when testing this...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2020, 10:02
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Posted By alexh
I don't think the Z3 FAST RAM option in WinUAE...

I don't think the Z3 FAST RAM option in WinUAE requires any OS support. It refers to the fact that it is 32-bit wide and mapped to what later would be the Z3 address space.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 23:46
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Posted By alexh
You didn't follow the instructions. You didn't...

You didn't follow the instructions. You didn't set a width of 2 bytes *AND* you loaded the wrong file!
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 19:38
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Posted By alexh
Nice. I might try and see if it still works as...

Nice. I might try and see if it still works as expected in WinUAE. (If you've not already)


I think bartekmalysz needs to try just a patched cdtv.device and cdfs.library first.

Plus I'm not...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 19:23
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Posted By alexh
No that is the v2.30 ROM file offset not the...

No that is the v2.30 ROM file offset not the cdtv.device file offset. (A file offset is how many bytes into the file the location you want to modify is)

The byte you're going to change in...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 19:06
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Posted By alexh
You could try the patch to cdtv.device ($490 :...

You could try the patch to cdtv.device ($490 : $7202) as well?

Load the cdtv.device file into HxD (or another Hex editor)

select view->Bytes per ROW->2 (This is a HxD setting)

Scroll down...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 18:01
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Posted By alexh
Don't be surprised if this doesn't work without...

Don't be surprised if this doesn't work without patching cdtv.device.

TF today in a thread over on exxos said he never tested that one byte in cdfs.library on it's own.

This is the only other...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 17:53
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Posted By alexh
I thought this was what we were attempting? ...

I thought this was what we were attempting?

Goal #3: access the CD after booting from hard drive => rom hack & burn


That was never achieved by TF. Even after patching every(?) allocmem...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 17:41
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Posted By alexh
After the ROM has been patched remus won't load...

After the ROM has been patched remus won't load it. I didn't realise that would happen.
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 16:59
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Posted By alexh
It's not that. You're using the tool incorrectly....

It's not that. You're using the tool incorrectly. You pass it the full extended kickstart ROM v2.3 file, not the sub-files you've extracted from it.

You need to extract them again using...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 15:47
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Posted By alexh
It was suspected, and TF still thinks it could be...

It was suspected, and TF still thinks it could be what is preventing the booting from CD with the TF536 enabled.

*AND* resourcing cdtv.device may help changing from the custom controller and...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 14:06
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Posted By alexh
I found the patch location ($3824E) and MD5 HASH...

I found the patch location ($3824E) and MD5 HASH (D1145AB3A0F89340F94C9E734762C198) (https://cloanto.com/amiga/roms/getcrc/ceae68d2.html) for v2.07 (see previous post).

The MD5 HASH for v1.0 is...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 13:57
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Posted By alexh
cdfs.library not cdtv.device

cdfs.library not cdtv.device
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 12:53
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Posted By alexh
It is possible to use v2.07 because cdfs.device...

It is possible to use v2.07 because cdfs.device didn't change between v2.07 and v2.30. You just need to know the address to patch, which you can get using RomSplit/Remus...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 11:31
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Posted By alexh
Thanks, should help those who want to try this...

Thanks, should help those who want to try this but are not comfortable with hexedit.

If anyone is interested, this script verifies the input file is a valid 2.30 extended ROM (using MD5 hash) and...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 October 2020, 01:18
Replies: 114
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Posted By alexh
You? The exact details are in my post TF has...

You? The exact details are in my post

TF has replied albeit cryptically



Here could mean my post, that one byte, or it could mean the other patches throughout his thread on exxos as he...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2020, 21:14
Replies: 114
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Posted By alexh
I thought there might be enough information in...

I thought there might be enough information in the CDTV thread over at exxos to patch the ROM rather than require the firmware which patches on the fly?

viewtopic.php?f=76&t=1951&start=30#p23329
...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 October 2020, 20:52
Replies: 114
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Posted By alexh
Surely you just hand edit the ROM in hex edit and...

Surely you just hand edit the ROM in hex edit and burn into a 27c1000 EPROM to try it out?
Forum: support.Hardware 22 October 2020, 13:05
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Posted By alexh
In the original CDTV thread on the exxos forum TF...

In the original CDTV thread on the exxos forum TF lists the addresses of places in the ROMs to be patched.

I believe it is this single location in cdfs.device which when pactched allows the system...
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