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Old 04 March 2019, 13:08   #1
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Amiga Bootblock Reader v3.00

Hello fellow Amigans

I have released a new version of my program

It uses .NET 4.0 and is Microsoft Windows program to scan ADF and Bootblock files on PC

- Recognises 1716 Bootblocks
- Newly redesigned interface (mostly)
- Lots of little changes all over the place
- Includes boot pictures for many of the recognised bootblocks
- Can now use WinUAE / FS-UAE from any location (WinFellow doesn't have command line arguments and so cant be used to test bootblocks)
- Program uses PNGs generated by WinUAE screenshot function (You can create your own if needed)

I'm not sure if anyone is interested in having a program like this anymore. I will stop working on this if there is little to no interest

Known problems:

- If you add a String search that the program doesn't like it will refuse to scan correctly afterwards. Your string search contains a character that causes the scan routine to break, you will need to edit the search.brainfile file in a text editor and remove the offending line. (No blank lines)

- While i have endeavoured to make the scanning as accurate as i can, in some cases there will be some inaccurate detection.

Box.net archive containing program and boot pictures
https://app.box.com/s/iq9wwc68sjifjf5724ezvdc603iocfwx

ABR without boot pictures to allow attaching in forum
ABR1.30.zip

Bootblock archive
Bootblocks.zip

5/03/19: Fixed Amiga emulator setting defaulting to WinUAE
6/03/19: It seems i broke .ZIP handling (containing ADF's) - fixed
13/03/19: When ABR found a ADF file, the 'Boot Disk' button wasn't enabling for some reason
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Old 04 March 2019, 19:12   #2
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Might want to mention that this is a PC application not an Amiga application
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Old 04 March 2019, 20:08   #3
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Hello Jason,
it's good to see you back here!
I just tested the new version of your program and I have a bug at launch:
Code:
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: C:\Program Files(x86)\WinUAE
   à System.Diagnostics.FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(String fileName)
   à AmigaBBReader.frmMain.GetFileVersionInfo(String filename)
   à AmigaBBReader.frmMain.frmMain_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   à System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   à System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   à System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
   à System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
   à System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
   à System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   à System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   à System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   à System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
The path is wrong "C:\Program Files(x86)\WinUAE" because it should be "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinUAE"

Another anomaly, in the interface, it refers to 10 types of bootblock but your database contains 12 types of bootblock:
Code:
Boot Demo       > i
Boot Game       > g
Boot Loader     > bl
Boot Logo       > l
Boot Menu       > m
Copy Protection > p
Scroller        > sc
Standard        > s
Utility         > u
Virus           > v
--------------------
Crack?		> cr
Copier?         > cm
Thank you for your tools, it will help us to improve our database . I've been working on bootblocks for a few months now
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Old 04 March 2019, 20:48   #4
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The path is wrong "C:\Program Files(x86)\WinUAE" because it should be "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinUAE"
...but not everyone "installs" WinUAE.

For me my path is as follows: "C:\WinUAE\WinUAE.exe".

Can we not specify where the WinUAE executable is via the program?
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...but not everyone "installs" WinUAE.

For me my path is as follows: "C:\WinUAE\WinUAE.exe".

Can we not specify where the WinUAE executable is via the program?
You're right, but on 64-bit systems, the official path is "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinUAE" for 32-bits installer and "C:\Program Files\WinUAE" with 64-bits installer.
The ABR error is related to a hardcoded path but customizable, at least in theory because the parameters are not saved

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Old 04 March 2019, 23:13   #6
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Sorry about the WinUAE thing, i removed all hardcoded references to WinUAE as the program can use any version of WinUAE or FS-UAE to test bootblocks. I forgot that i set the path on my copy it 'hard-coded' it at least to begin with.

I fixed the brainfile and removed the extra classes. I was testing out some new ones but forgot to revert the brainfile afterward

Ive updated the ABR1.30.zip in the first post
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Old 04 March 2019, 23:16   #7
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I will upload a archive of my bootblocks for anyone who wants it - someone can upload it to FTP if they want. I don't have a high enough post count recently to create a upload account.
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Old 05 March 2019, 18:59   #8
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Thanks for this update!

I have been using the previous one to test several BB.
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Updated ABR again as it appears .ZIP handling was broken by excessive tinkering

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Updated again due to accidently breaking ADF booting
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Old 14 March 2019, 09:05   #11
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For me there are no boot pictures in the
"Box.net archive containing program and boot pictures"
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Old 16 March 2019, 17:47   #12
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Updated again due to accidently breaking ADF booting

Just downloaded. Thanks again.
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Old 17 March 2019, 05:04   #13
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Boot pictures are back in box.net archive. Sorry about that HOL2001
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Old 18 March 2019, 09:33   #14
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