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Old 13 August 2017, 03:09   #1
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CATS Developer CDs

In my ongoing research on Amiga software and SDKs, I recently read about CATS developer CDs.
I found a thread here regarding v1.0; however the link to the ISO is down and it is mentioned throughout the thread that the contents could not be read due to unknown/unusual filesystem.
I also read elsewhere that v2.0 was shared but couldn't find.

So, a couple of questions/requests:
-Is there anything in the CATS Dev CDs that is missing from the Amiga Developer CD?
-Were there further version besides v1.0 and v2.0? (ie. v2.1 or v3.0, etc)
-Does anyone have a copy of the v1.0 (originally shared via Multiupload in the thread linked above)? (I found the 2 extracted files, but would love to get the original iso)
-Does anyone have v2.0 (or later if it exists) and is willing to share it?

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Old 13 August 2017, 08:56   #2
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Old 13 August 2017, 09:49   #3
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In the server you can find both:

Amiga Developer CD v1.1
Amiga Developer CD v2.1
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Old 13 August 2017, 15:11   #4
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The Amiga Developer CDs are different from the CATS CDs; they were produced long after Commodore went out of business.

The CATS CD 2.0 contains Amiga ROM Kernel Manuals in AmigaGuide format. Those weren't on the first Amiga Developer CD (v1.1?) but were on the later ones. I'll try to find my disc and upload an image of it. But I think I saw an ISO on the internet some years ago, so it's probably out there already, somewhere.

I'll also re-upload the CATS CD 1.0 image. But my best guess about that is, that perhaps there was a mix-up at the replication plant meaning the data on the disc is unrelated to the Amiga. Maybe I have the CD equivalent of the Inverted Jenny?

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Old 13 August 2017, 18:11   #5
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@gulliver: Yup, I have those already, that's why I'm asking about CATS Dev CDs which are not and seem to be harder to find

@mark_k: Thanks for the info; I kept looking for the CATS CD 2.0 iso, but still can't find it anywhere on the webs... maybe my google-fu is failing me.
Hope you can find you disc and share it.
By the way, have you tried reading the v1.0 with IsoBuster?
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Old 13 August 2017, 18:25   #6
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... maybe my google-fu is failing me.
ROFL, classic. Made me giggle
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Old 13 August 2017, 20:04   #7
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OK, I have uploaded an archive of the CATS CD V2.0. It has one data track, one audio track. I first tried using ImgBurn but that got stuck saying it was analysing track 1. CloneCD worked. I could mount the image using Virtual CloneDrive and play the audio track. And hopefully you should be able to access the disc in WinUAE.
Code:
https://www.media!fire.com/file/fmwr2uen13yy9um/CATS_CD.7z
(Remove ! from URLs after pasting into your web browser.)

Pictures of the disc and close-up of the mastering code:
Code:
http://www.media!fire.com/view/hkdog55nrn181vl/Disc.jpg#
http://www.media!fire.com/view/i4tm9eg2omstxug/Mastering_code.jpg#
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Old 13 August 2017, 20:59   #8
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Can you also please share the Cats CD 1.0?
Thanks
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Old 13 August 2017, 22:01   #9
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image is mountable, playback of audio track works. most guide files don't work for example devices.manual (in reference_library):
messages like "couldn't open Dev_1-15/Dev_A-C/Dev_index/Dev_Pref/Dev_..." appear when clicking on any button within guide file.

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Old 13 August 2017, 22:42   #10
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I'm not sure what the exact problem is, but you can solve it by booting from the CD. I just did that by mounting the CD in Windows using Virtual CloneDrive, then added F:\ as a directory drive in WinUAE (no need to use an Amiga-side CD filesystem).

Once the CD boots, click AmigaGuide then AmigaGuide_CD. (Clicking the Setup_CATS_AG button might be enough to allow you to navigate the RKRMs without needing to boot from the CD.)

Edit: Just tested without booting from the CD. Open the disc icon at Workbench, double-click Contents. Click AmigaGuide then Setup_Cats_AG. After that you can view the RKRM guides.

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Just tested without booting from the CD. Open the disc icon at Workbench, double-click Contents. Click AmigaGuide then Setup_Cats_AG. After that you can view the RKRM guides.
thanks, that did the trick. i also had to close and open guide file in order to being able to view everything else.
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Old 14 August 2017, 14:36   #12
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Thank you mark_k for both sharing the image and providing the info to get it working!
Much appreciated.
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Old 15 August 2017, 18:48   #13
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CATS Developer CD 1.0:
Code:
https://www.4!shared.com/file/uZZ_42NTce/CATS_Developer_CD_10tar.html
As before remove ! from URL after pasting into your browser.

To re-iterate, as far as I can tell there is no Amiga-related content on the disc!
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can you please upload it to another hoster, doesn't count down so i can't download.
and i also don't have any social media account which seems to be required as well.
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can you please upload it to another hoster, doesn't count down so i can't download.
...use a different browser then
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and i also don't have any social media account which seems to be required as well.
You can just register for an account with an email address.

Edit: If you can't be bothered to do that it's in The Zone too now...

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thanks, downloaded cats cd 1.0 from zone and used 7-zip to extract.
unfortunately can't mount this one using winuae. "cd0:uninitialized"...
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Yep like I mentioned it's not an ISO9660 filesystem. If you load the ".iso" into a hex editor you can see various strings in it.
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Old 16 August 2017, 02:59   #19
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Thanks for the v1.0 images.
I tried running IsoBuster on them, but came out empty.

If you're willing to, you may want to try isobuster on the disc itself; I'd suggest both a Surface Scan and a Find missing files.
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Thanks for the v1.0 images.
I tried running IsoBuster on them, but came out empty.

If you're willing to, you may want to try isobuster on the disc itself; I'd suggest both a Surface Scan and a Find missing files.
rygar already extracted some archives from the iso.
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