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Old 28 February 2005, 00:25   #41
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Just uploaded the latest Catweasel MK4 drivers for Win XP to the Zone.
I have used these successfully on my new machine buiild with XP. I am getting the SID problems that others are experiencing but the floppy etc is working fine. Also, I am not getting any boot up or shut down errors with these drivers.

If Win XP hangs when booting after you have installed the card and drivers - check that your floppy cable on your floppy drive is the right way round! if not Win XP may not boot up and just hang!
 
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Old 28 February 2005, 01:31   #42
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Mine arrived yesterday and I got around to installing it today. Installation was quite painless, used the configuration where it sits between my on-board FDC and the floppy drive. Didn't install a SID chip yet though because I run Windows XP Pro and the damn drivers don't work at all Looked in the zone to see if the ones previously uploaded were still there, but they've expired (bugger it) so emailed Jens and pray to God he replies soon - I really wanted to get messing with this today! Ahhh well. Right now it's a useless slap of circuitry that causes a protection error when shutting down Windows because the shutdown process cannot access the floppy drive

If anyone reading this has the updated driver please do the world a favour and post it somewhere?

Rich
I have drivers for win xp PRO i put i in the zone.
It's V. CWMK40107.zip the newer version CWMK40108.zip is not working on XP PRO.
So i put CWMK40107.zip in the zone for ya!!

Edit:To late i see !!! Its allready in the zone
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Old 02 March 2005, 18:54   #43
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Any updates from anyone?

me: Dodgy SID, passthrough to motherboard FDD doesn't work, 3/4 of the time windows doesn't recognise the card

and: not happy about the number of formats it can read and write.
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Old 04 March 2005, 21:32   #44
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Still getting the SID problems that others are also experiencing but I have got the disk and imagetool to work fine. Just the SID sound that is a problem - looking into a solution for this - will post back with more info.
 
Old 04 March 2005, 21:53   #45
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Hi,
I want to give catweseal drivers CWMK40108.zip a try.
Can anybody upload it to the zone please.
It's been there but missed it.
I have CWMK40107.zip

thanks
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Old 04 March 2005, 22:45   #46
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Doesn't Individual Computers host the drivers on their page? How unprofessional is that? But am I that surprised? Course not, this is the amiga scene after all!
 
Old 04 March 2005, 22:52   #47
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we could be so satisfied that anybody else still develope hardware that is used in/for the amiga...
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Old 05 March 2005, 01:31   #48
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I don't deny that this is great hardware if it works without problems. We'll see, I ordered mine yesterday.
 
Old 06 March 2005, 11:14   #49
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Yeah I am a bit fazed as to how their page has not been updated with any info or news. The most that's been done for months is a couple of bits of text with (whatever) now shipping. Odd.
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Old 06 March 2005, 13:40   #50
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Newsletter yesterday from I.C

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.3.2005: Big news update

Catweasel MK4 now shipping
Shipping of the Catweasel MK4 has started exactly one month ago. We have
now filled all back-orders and want to say thank you for the trust and the
patience that our customers have shown. The new delay was caused by the
transition to a lead-free production process. We have now solved all
problems that arose with this transition, and are now perfectly prepared
for the new laws that become effective in 2006.

MMC64 produktion finished
The same lead-free production process was used for the assembly of MMC64,
the flashcard-based mass storage unit developed by Oliver Achten. Shipping
of this product has started on friday march 4th, 2005. We're now taking
orders through our contact form, or through eMail. The price per unit is
49,- EUR.

New Deathbed Vigil DVDs arrived
The film by Dave Haynie about the last days of Commodore experiences
constant demand, so we have imported new DVDs. German customs have released
the parcel on march 4th, 2005, so we can now ship the DVDs in the free
market of the European Union. Due to the strong EUR currency, we were able
to lower the price to 34,90 EUR each. The film is recorded on DVD-R media,
and we have chosen the PAL version for the European market. Dave has not
only signed the inlays, but also the discs this time, so collectors get two
original Autographs with every order!

New software for Catweasel MK4
Unfortunately, the Windows operating system kept some surprises for us that
we could not account for during the betatest. Some customers could not even
install the drivers, and others have reported errors with no obvious
reasons. The new driver can be used for both the Catweasel MK3 and MK4, and
it fixes all known problems.

Download: http://siliconsonic.de/t/bin/CWMK40107.zip (68 KByte)

The driver can be used with Windows 2000 and Windows XP (all versions).
Please remove all elements of the old driver manually before installing
(this is described in the readme file of the archive). Users of Windows
2000 should check if they need to install update 822831, otherwise the
driver can still not be installed. The update can be found on the microsoft
website: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822831

Catweasel MK4 drivers for classic Amiga are also available now: The new
version of multidisk V3.65 uses OpenPCI ( http://bvernoux.free.fr/ ) to
access the controller through the Prometheus PCI bridge. Other PCI bridges
that are suppored by OpenPCI have not been tested, so we can't guarantee
proper function.

Download: http://siliconsonic.de/t/bin/multidisk365.lha (40 KByte)

individual Computers at events
We're especially happy to announce that we're sponsoring the scene-event
Breakpoint ( http://breakpoint.untergrund.net/ ) again this year.
Breakpoint takes place at easter, following the tradition of the famous
Mekka&Symposium parties. A new location will be used this year, and it will
break more records: We're especially looking forward to the biggest
"bigscreen" that has ever been used on a demo-party, and the seminars that
are introdced for the first time this year.

AmiTron 2005 ( http://ami-tron.org/ ) will take place on april 2nd, 2005 in
Trondheim, Norway. The main point of interest for this small show is Amiga
computers ranging from the oldest A1000 to the brand new micro-A1, but due
to popular request, we'll do demonstrations of our retro-computing products
as well, such as using a Commodore 64 as a web-server.

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Old 06 March 2005, 15:03   #51
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Are the drivers done for the MK3 yet?
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Old 06 March 2005, 22:27   #52
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Are the drivers done for the MK3 yet?
The new driver can be used for both the Catweasel MK3 and MK4, and
it fixes all known problems.

think so !
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Old 06 March 2005, 23:34   #53
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I own a Catweasel MKIV myself and the SID-thing is horrible. I put a 8580-R5 on the card and my ears went nuts when playing sid-files. tried with acid64 and goattracker: same result. noisy, crappy sound. checked for correct jumper settings. everything seems well configured. in my opinion the drivers are not working 100 percent or the card itself has a hardware failure or something like this. very sad about it. hopefully jens schönfeld is able to fix this problem a.s.a.p. because everybody seems to have this problem.
 
Old 07 March 2005, 22:31   #54
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Me again. I emailed Jens Schoenfeld today and it seems that the SID-Problem has something to do with a faulty DC-DC Converter. He said, everybody who has this kind of problem should get in contact with him so that he is able to sort things out.
 
Old 07 March 2005, 23:36   #55
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Im waiting to se what happens, since SID support is one of my main reasons for wanting to purchase a CWMK4
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Old 08 March 2005, 00:23   #56
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Yes. Mine too. I´ll let you know how things develop.
 
Old 16 March 2005, 03:00   #57
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anyone heard anything yet?...im still waiting for a reply from vesalia about the card..i do hope jens hasnt abandoned us!

im wondering if i should have got a hardsid instead
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Old 17 March 2005, 00:35   #58
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i had e-mail contact with jens, you will have to send it in again, he will repair it.
i sended mine in yesterday, hope to have it back soon
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Old 18 March 2005, 19:07   #59
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I'm probably the first catweasel mk4 owner in middle east now I'm reading this thread for clues on how to install the SIDs properly but the customs office process was so difficult that I will never send it abroad even if it's fubar!

I'll never understand why kdh used a 30x10x22cm box for such a small device.
 
Old 18 March 2005, 21:31   #60
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My floppy light is on all the time. Is this normal? So far I'm not sure how to read/write disks or if it works.
 
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