Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2001 00:12:47 From: email@example.com (richard seymour) At http://www.wolfe.net/~workshop/astro In there is a 9 kbyte "patch22er.zip" file dated 24-aug-2001. It contains 4 files: readme22.txt, both22er.txt, sat22er.txt, and train22er.txt The individual files are also available at: readme22.txt, both22er.txt, sat22er.txt, and train22er.txt If you use the patcher detailed at Mike's Site at: http://www.weasner.com/etx/autostar/ These files will patch Meade's v22ER firmware for the Autostar. The "both22er.txt" file will give you: Satellite AOS (rise-time) prediction displayed to the second. Keypad control over Satellite AOS minimum altitude Automatic beginning-of-track of the satellite pass. and Ability to display and edit the results of Training the axes. The "sat22er.txt" and "train22er.txt" let you choose to implement only the Satellite and/or Training patches, as you wish. You can add either half later. The AOS to-the-second and Automatic-tracking can be -prevented- from being implemented by editing the .txt file and adding 2 or 4 semicolons (;) at the places indicated. All files have comments, the "readme22.txt" has a detailed list of how-to-install instructions. These patches affect/apply to the original copy of v22eR's "autostar.rom" file as supplied by Meade... The "patcher" program will only affect an autostar.rom file found in \ProgramFiles\Meade\Autostar\AutostarUpdate\Ephemerides If you have a Windows 2000 installation, or your Updater is located elsewhere, you will have to create the above folder-tree, and place both an "autostar.rom" and "ASTarPat.exe" file in there for the patching system to work. Then move the patched file to -your- Ephemerides folder for Uploading. If history follows its normal course, Bill Bauer may post an entire patched ROM file kit to the LX90 egroup's files area http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lx90/files/ in the "Autostar Firmware Updates" folder. good luck --dick
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