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 Post subject: What is a .PAC MyBIOS file and how do I use it?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:25 am 

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I just recently downloaded what appears to be the latest update for my MyIDE2 firmware; MyIDE-%5D%5B-B16 and the readme.txt says I can use the MyBIOS-F2.PAC file to create my own workbook with the update, but I can't find anything in the Maxflash studio manual or MyBIOS manual that says anything about .pac files and what they are and how to use them with Maxflash Studio.

In the past I have just modified the shipping workbook since I've had the MyIDE 2 cart and programmer cart with Maxflash Studio. I was surprised not to see another .MCW workbook for the latest update, instead it's a .pac file I've never heard of or come across before...

Thanks for your help!!!


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 Post subject: Re: What is a .PAC MyBIOS file and how do I use it?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:40 pm 

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Gunstar wrote:
I just recently downloaded what appears to be the latest update for my MyIDE2 firmware; MyIDE-%5D%5B-B16 and the readme.txt says I can use the MyBIOS-F2.PAC file to create my own workbook with the update, but I can't find anything in the Maxflash studio manual or MyBIOS manual that says anything about .pac files and what they are and how to use them with Maxflash Studio.

In the past I have just modified the shipping workbook since I've had the MyIDE 2 cart and programmer cart with Maxflash Studio. I was surprised not to see another .MCW workbook for the latest update, instead it's a .pac file I've never heard of or come across before...

Thanks for your help!!!


From what I was able to find, .pac is an ST file format, @Gunstar.

http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=29399

--Tim


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 Post subject: Re: What is a .PAC MyBIOS file and how do I use it?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:07 pm 

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Timothy Kline wrote:
Gunstar wrote:
I just recently downloaded what appears to be the latest update for my MyIDE2 firmware; MyIDE-%5D%5B-B16 and the readme.txt says I can use the MyBIOS-F2.PAC file to create my own workbook with the update, but I can't find anything in the Maxflash studio manual or MyBIOS manual that says anything about .pac files and what they are and how to use them with Maxflash Studio.

In the past I have just modified the shipping workbook since I've had the MyIDE 2 cart and programmer cart with Maxflash Studio. I was surprised not to see another .MCW workbook for the latest update, instead it's a .pac file I've never heard of or come across before...

Thanks for your help!!!


From what I was able to find, .pac is an ST file format, @Gunstar.

http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=29399

--Tim


Well, then I don't know what it would have to do with MyIDE II firmware update...Everything is for Windows PC and Atari 8-bit...it must be a coincidence or something... :? :?:


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 Post subject: Re: What is a .PAC MyBIOS file and how do I use it?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:06 am 
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Latest firmware for MyBIOS, including the 4.8 and 4.9 is here:
http://www.mr-atari.com/Mr.Atari/MyIDE- ... 20%237.zip

-Unzip
-Put .bin on your cf card
-Boot FAT-loader
-Select file and press cntrl-F (flash)

do not power down when flash is in progress!!

Some info:
http://www.mr-atari.com/Mr.Atari/MyIDE- ... d%20me.txt
http://www.mr-atari.com/Mr.Atari/MyBIOS/change-log.txt

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.PAC files are specially compiled for the atarimax studio.
It is a BIOS-image and the .PAC tells this.
They can be added to your workbook with the add "load packed BIOS"


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 Post subject: Re: What is a .PAC MyBIOS file and how do I use it?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:20 pm 

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Thank you for helping clarify things!

--Tim


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