Re: [stella] Re:7800 anyone?

Subject: Re: [stella] Re:7800 anyone?
From: Chad Schell <gamer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:57:58 -0800
There is no need to program an eprom, it can all be done in software manipulation. In fact, you don't even need to own an eprom programmer, as most of the software will run fine without the programmer attached.


At 09:55 PM 1/14/2001, you wrote:
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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