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Old 12 May 2003, 23:27   #1
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Other Cartridges then AReplay with WinUAE

Got a Question,
i have an "Action Cartridge Super IV professional" from GameWorks for Amiga500/+.

Can i dump the Rom out of this Cartridge for WinUAE-usage and will that work with WinUAE or is only Action Replay working?
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Old 14 May 2003, 20:35   #2
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Only Action Replay 1, 2 and 3 are supported.
I can try to add support if someone can donate/borrow the cartridge. Do you have any information about the cartridge like images, documentation etc..?
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I got a disk that came with it, but this is copyprotected. On it is the user manual as text file. i try to get only the textfile off that disk and send it to you.

What do you mean with image? can i read the rom out with some tools? sending the whole hardware would be a bit to complicated, because i live in germany.
But if there's a way to dump the rom out in a file, i can send it to you. If you like i can also send you a photo of it so you can look and say if this is possible from groundup, because there is also a slow-down-wheel on it and led's.
Thanks for your interest
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I got a disk that came with it, but this is copyprotected
Hmm.. I don't see point in copyprotecting disk containing documentation about hardware. I think dumping it with CAPS dumping tool could reveal something interesting..

Unfortunately I don't have any ideas for dumping the rom. Does it really have build-in rom, not loadable firmware? (I think I read about cartridge that was software updatable or something ages ago..)

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If you like i can also send you a photo of it so you can look and say if this is possible from groundup, because there is also a slow-down-wheel on it and led's.
That would be great.

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sending the whole hardware would be a bit to complicated, because i live in germany.
Complicated? It only costs more
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Hmm.. I don't see point in copyprotecting disk containing documentation about hardware. I think dumping it with CAPS dumping tool could reveal something interesting..

Ok, Toni was faster
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@Toni Wilen
<Unfortunately I don't have any ideas for dumping the rom. Does it really have build-in rom, not loadable firmware? (I think I read about cartridge that was software updatable or something ages ago..) >

You are right, booted the disk, there was the manual in menu-style, and "press esc to load cartridge". So i dump the disk with caps-tool.

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where would you like the dump, on the caps server or in the zone. i can put some "amateur"-photos from the cartridge with it (but only from the outside, but if needed i can open it)
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Please upload to our FTP. Make sure you use the latest dumping tool.
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Dump of the disk and photos are up on the server, your tool had "to fight" from sector 03 till sector 17 , also around sector 50 till the end (what i mean is it was going very slow from that point on, not like with other images which were dumped in nearly 5 minutes), so i think the disk is broken at that point or there is a copylock, because i can't copy it with aexplorer (if that has something to say). Time for dumping was ~half an hour, producing a 7 MB raw (new record for me, haven't got such a fat raw since begin dumping)

Would be great if this cartridge will work in WinUAE.

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and now i know what you meant in another post. thanks for that
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Actually I don't know which post... PM me if secret
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I had one of those cartridges m8! before i got an action replay 3...

I seem to remember it was good at ripping modules out of games but would crash easily!
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Dump of the disk and photos are up on the server, your tool had "to fight" from sector 03 till sector 17 , also around sector 50 till the end (what i mean is it was going very slow from that point on, not like with other images which were dumped in nearly 5 minutes)
This is usually because the disk is unformatted at those points. IFW, correct me if I am wrong - but it is only slow because it takes longer to compress and transfer those tracks (random data does not compress too well...)
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