Hi All, I've rebuilt the 64 Diagnostics cartridge into a donor SuperGames cartridges over the weekend. The reason for this was to add a high-ROM and have it boot in ultimax mode, jump to low-ROM, then with a poke to the control latch (on the SuperGames cart) swap to the EXROM config. I also added some diagnostic LEDs, RED=power, YELLOW=RESET_released, GREEN=ROML_access. The purpose of the LEDs is to help explain why the cart may not start (eg CPU/PLA or RESET problem). It's not fool proof though, but it helped me diagnose about 30% of my dud machines as being memory failures, and one as a PLA failure. Question: I was going to add the cart and binary images to webpage (so other can access to this valuable tool), but I am not sure about copyright issues. If it was genuine CBM software, then I wouldn't be too worried, but is HESWARE still about? (I think that's who made the original cartridge). - Nick PS: Still interested if anyone has the schematic for the hardness. PSS: the manual's price was way over the top... unless of course it contains the harness wiring diagram PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The contents of this email (including any attachments) may be privileged and confidential. Any unauthorised use of the contents is expressly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please advise us immediately (you can contact us by telephone on +61 8 9441 2311 by reverse charge) and then permanently delete this email together with any attachments. We appreciate your co-operation. Whilst Orbital endeavours to take reasonable care to ensure that this email and any attachments are free from viruses or other defects, Orbital does not represent or warrant that such is explicitly the case (C) 2000: Orbital Engine Company (Australia) PTY LTD and its affiliates Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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