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Tool to dump STe ROM?

Postby BlankVector » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:48 pm

Hi.
Is there any tool to save the STe ROM (256 KB) to a file ?

I tried several tools, none worked.

1) TOSDUMP.PRG saves a 192 KB ROM, incomplete. (and it is incredibly slow)

2) WINX works, but it saves a patched ROM, not the original one.

3) Back to old days, I remember that I dumped my own STe TOS using some generic tool. Maybe with MonST2. Or a hand-made program written in assembler/basic, I can't remember. But this is not a solution for end-users.

Ideally I would like a user-friendly, well-known tool, which works at least on ST/STe.

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Re: Tool to dump STe ROM?

Postby crashman » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:33 pm

It's a special Tos version?

If not, you can find almost every Tos version here:
http://avtandil.narod.ru/tose.html

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Re: Tool to dump STe ROM?

Postby simonsunnyboy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:30 pm

The tool supplied with the Pacifist emulator back in 1997 could properly extract 256K TOS images.
The question is where to find it.
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Re: Tool to dump STe ROM?

Postby AtariZoll » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:20 pm

I think that there was something with Steem, or it was same as with Pacifist ?
Anyway, I did put together simple APP for this:
TOSDUMP1.ZIP

It dumps TOS 1.00 - 2.06 in file, so only for ST, STE + probably Stacy, ST Book, not for TT, Falcon (for now).
Filename looks like: first 3 chars are TOS version, like 104 or 162 . Then letter L . After it language code in 2 cypher. Extension is IMG .
Example: 106L05.IMG is French TOS 1.06, and length is 256KB (STE) .
User needs to take care that there is enough space on storage media. Program will overwrite file with same name without question, so keep DIR where running it clean. Min free RAM is some 270 KB.
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Re: Tool to dump STe ROM?

Postby BlankVector » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:33 pm

AtariZoll wrote:Anyway, I did put together simple APP for this:
TOSDUMP1.ZIP
It dumps TOS 1.00 - 2.06 in file, so only for ST, STE + probably Stacy, ST Book, not for TT, Falcon (for now).

Great, it worked fine and fast on my STe :cheers:

BTW, a short informational message like "Dumping ROM..." would not hurt :wink:

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Re: Tool to dump STe ROM?

Postby AtariZoll » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:36 pm

Indeed. Will be in final version. This was made in half hour :D
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Re: Tool to dump STe ROM?

Postby BlankVector » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:31 pm

AtariZoll wrote:I think that there was something with Steem, or it was same as with Pacifist ?

Ah, indeed there was a tool with PaCifiST :) I vaguely remembered something like that.

Fortunately, I kept my old pcst048.zip archive from 2003 (I see it is still available on some mirror websites).
In PCST048\STFILES there is a tool named DUMP_ROM.PRG, with assembler source provided. It works fine on STe, just like your TOSDUMP1.TOS.

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Re: Tool to dump STe ROM?

Postby BlankVector » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:56 pm

I have just made a video to demonstrate the usage of PaCifiST's DUMP_ROM.PRG:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXLdPy8eqEg

Maybe some day AtariZoll's TOSDUMP1.TOS will have a nice UI and will become the new standard :wink:

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Re: Tool to dump STe ROM?

Postby AtariZoll » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:03 am

BlankVector wrote:I have just made a video to demonstrate the usage of PaCifiST's DUMP_ROM.PRG:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXLdPy8eqEg
Maybe some day AtariZoll's TOSDUMP1.TOS will have a nice UI and will become the new standard :wink:


GUI, come on man ! That will eat whole 20 KB of RAM :D Hmm. but in other hand, RAM eating is 'standard' in today SW :lol:
Ops ... you said only UI . In any case, it is simpler for me with usual GEM dialog.
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