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Old 26 February 2022, 13:45   #1
jasonver2.0
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Floppy disk Amiga Bootblock Reader v5 and DataCentre alpha

Amiga Bootblock Reader v5
A program for the collection and celebration of Amiga disk bootblocks

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Hello everyone
- Redesigned interface again (its fun)
- Now recognises 2820 different bootblocks
- Bootblock analysis using IRA removed due to unexpected complexity in instruction interpretation (if someone uses this function, tell us and we will reimplement it )
- Added 'Batch DMS Unpacker' to facilitate unpacking of large amounts of DMS
files
- Added automatic recognition of bootblocks in Boot ripper (CRC based)
- Add more bootblock categories (Virus Free Message and RAM Switch)
(Not all bootblocks are in correct categories yet)
- Now uses a memory buffer instead of disk for zip decompression
- Some bootblocks now have GIF pictures attached to display animation
- Lots of other fixes etc

There was lots of name / class change in the brainfile (hopefully correct)

ABRv5 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U4G...w?usp=drivesdk

ABRv5 Bootblock and encyclopedia pictures (66MB)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U41...w?usp=drivesdk

DataCentre (Alpha build)
Small program which can create data files for use in RomCenter / ClrMAMEPro
- When scanning zipped ADF's, it will create a dat file much like Logiqx datutil does
- If the 'All files' selection is selected, you can create a data file of ANYTHING that a CRC32 can be generated for (example - DMS Files)

Has a function to remove duplicate CRC's (still working on it)
Download:
DataCentre.zip

(I had the DC zip file on Google drive and it was immediately 'flagged for abuse' - not sure why)

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Old 26 February 2022, 18:55   #2
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Old 26 February 2022, 22:47   #3
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Sorry everyone, haven't dealt with Google drive for a while .Links all fixed
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Old 26 February 2022, 23:59   #4
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Fantastic!

Tomorrow I am going to download and test it

Many thanks
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Old 01 March 2022, 22:28   #5
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Hi, it's good to see that you are still working on your program

About the bootblock "Unknown Virus 3 [4E896580]", for me, it's just a bootloader of a demo and not a virus...even if there is a provocative message in the boot.
Do you have any information on the subject?
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Old 02 March 2022, 11:46   #6
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Dont really remember. Using IRA appears to move something in 42(A6) which is the Coolcapture vector?

(Possibly a misunderstanding - hence the reason we removed the IRA part of ABR )

Unknown Virus 3 (IRA output).txt
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I understand your doubts but what should the user do when he finds this bootblock in his disk? Delete it? The only thing he will gain is a blank disk because the demo will not work anymore...

Beyond that, two things may be relevant:
- Put the bootblock in a neutral category (boot loader for this case) and indicate in the name of the bootblock its suspiciousness.
- Send the bootblock to Georg Wittmann
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