Re: [stella] Re:7800 anyone?

Subject: Re: [stella] Re:7800 anyone?
From: Msorman@xxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 00:55:59 EST
I'm not sure I totally follow you. Are you saying you could burn it to an 
EPROM and then redump it to bin format to convert it. Or do you have a 
program that handles a straight (sort of) conversion?


gamer@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

> Those aren't Intel hex files, but rather Motorola S-records, a method of 
>  storing binary files in ascii format.
>  If you do a search on hotbot for Motorola S-records, you'll come up with 
>  some information on the file format, and some links to unix code for 
>  dealing with them.
>  Otherwise most eprom programmer utilities can read S-records and convert 
>  them to binary files.  (My particular one required me to strip out all of 
>  the leading spaces contained in these files, as well as the non-S lines, 
>  but I'm sure others are more robust.)
>  However, even after converting them to .bin files, it's obvious a lot of 
>  work needs to be done.  They span address space from 0x4000 to 0x7BFFF, 
>  with lots of garbage in there, probably something with bankswitching/cart 
>  RAM but I'll leave that for people more familiar with 7800 cart 
>  details.  You can compare his Ace of Aces to the version floating around 
>  see what I mean.
>  Chad

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