Amigaisms (was Re: Feelings about vintage systems)
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 17:01:08 CDT 2006
On 8/26/06, aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk <aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> "ROMWack is an internal debugger", do you
> mean it's stored internally (ROM) and can be
> accessed when things go wrong, or is it some
> external program that can be run to see whats
It's internal if you have an old-enough version of the ROMs. I know
it was there in 1.2, but I don't know if it's still in there for 2.0
You need a serial terminal (or computer running a terminal emulator)
at 9600 baud on the serial port. Instructions are on the 'net
somewhere for how to get into it during a Guru situation (I don't have
an Amiga in front of me and can't check now).
> That could be useful if I could use it as I have
> some games/software that sometimes causes
> it to Guru, even after pluggin in my 4MB
> RAM PCMCIA card to give my Amiga 600 a total
> of 6MB of memory.
Hmm... in that particular case, you might or might not be able to do
anything interesting, depending on how deeply you want to dig in your
game. ROMWack is not symbolic - you'll need to know intimate details
about the code you want to debug.
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