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Old 31 August 2014, 14:43   #1
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WHDLoad: rom.key required? Really???

I am trying to run a WHDLoad game and got this message:

DOS-Error #205
(object not found)
on reading "devs:kickstarts/rom.key"

Since when does WHDLoad ever need the rom.key file?
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Old 31 August 2014, 15:08   #2
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Are you using kickstarts ripped from Amiga forever?
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Old 31 August 2014, 15:50   #3
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Since when does WHDLoad ever need the rom.key file?
Since it supports Cloanto AF ROM images as Kickstart files...
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Old 31 August 2014, 19:12   #4
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If you have Amiga Forever it doesn't exactly take a genius to extract the unkeyed rom files.
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Old 31 August 2014, 20:00   #5
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Iirc some games only work on registered whdload. The slave coders make the decision.
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Old 31 August 2014, 20:15   #6
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Iirc some games only work on registered whdload. The slave coders make the decision.

yes thats true,but thats not the ops specific problem.
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I am trying to run a WHDLoad game and got this message:

DOS-Error #205
(object not found)
on reading "devs:kickstarts/rom.key"

Since when does WHDLoad ever need the rom.key file?

Yes, you need the rom.key file in DEVS:Kickstarts if and only if you use renamed Kickstart ROMs from Cloantos Amiga Forever package. The ROMs there are encrypted and need the rom.key file to decrypt them. If WHDLoad still complain, better get real Kickstart ROM files and you will also get a huge benefit to pay for a personalized keyfile for WHDLoad itself.
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Old 31 August 2014, 22:56   #8
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It all exists in the docs of WHDLoad...:

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Starting WHDLoad version 16.5 also the kickstart images from the Cloanto Amiga Forever CDs may be used. The images must be renamed according the table below. Additionally the rom.key must be copied to Devs:Kickstarts/ or WHDCOMMON:. Some older installs require a kick40068.A1200 image these installs won't work with the Cloantos ROMs.
Amiga Forever 2008 also includes the kick40068.A1200 and the images are automatically copied to the right places.
Amiga Forever 2011 also includes the kick33180.A500 and kick40063.A600 roms. These roms require WHDLoad version 17.0 to be supported.
http://www.whdload.de/docs/en/need.html
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Old 01 September 2014, 00:33   #9
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Are you using kickstarts ripped from Amiga forever?
Yes, I am. I never came across this message before, so I was suprised. But then again, I used normal kickstart roms rather than AF ones.
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