Changes made for 46.6:
Many. The whole resident MMU-setup was turned upside down, mostly to
make it more compatible. MuMapRom has been successfully tested on
additional systems with the modifications in place.
Note that you may still need lots of chip mem in worst case.
Changes made for 40.4:
The reset-and-stay resident mechanism of MuMapRom makes now use of the
ColdCapture exec vector and a nice little extra hack.
Adds now a 16MB "safety zone" around memory areas to keep some wierd memory
Did not work at all if the "ROMINFAST" option was not present at the
command line. Should be much better now.
MuMapRom is a mmu.library based "ROM kicker", i.e. it replaces the ROM
resident kickstart by a disk based image file. The purpose of MuMapRom
is mainly to replace the kickstart image temporarely for testing, e.g.
for program authors to test their programs under different environments.
It should not be used for permanent kickstart replacement.
Top reasons why not to use this program:
- It is a hack. MuMapRom assumes several non-granted behaivours of
the current Kickstart implementation, of the CPU and motherboard
- MuMapRom will not work in all available environments. It may cause
some compatibility problems, depending on the board type, the
hardware and the memory configuration.
- MuMapRom requires a lot of chip memory (See "Implementation" for
details why this is so). In fact, it will only run on machines with
2MB chip memory. A graphic card is recommended as otherwise not
much chip memory is left.
If you need a new/different ROM for your system, you should rather:
- Buy the ROM chip and install it. This will definitely work, will be
most robust and won't cause any problem. If you need two different
ROM versions, hardware solutions are available that allow switching
between two ROMs.
- If you just need an upgrade of several system modules, other less
hacky solutions exist. For example, to replace one ROM module by
a ROM module of a later edition, you are encouraged to use the
"LoadModule" and "MuProtectModules" of the same author.
- If you need short turn-around times for software testing, try to
find a solution that is adapted to your board hardware
(e.g. CyberMap). These programs do not need to touch the MMU, but
rather use board specific hardware for ROM remapping. This will
typically do better since it will not require as much chip memory
as this program.
If you still think that you "need" MuMapRom, please read the
"MuMapRom.guide" file first. Experts might want to read the "Implementation"
chapter of the guide as well as it contains background information where
the MuMapRom restrictions arise from.
The THOR-Software Licence (v2, 24th June 1998)
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Program, Thomas Richter. Each licensee is addressed as "you".
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Happy ROM Kicking,
Thomas Richter (November 2016)