Last updated: 24 August 2004
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 20:43:08 From: Richard Seymour (email@example.com) Here is Dick's patch kit for firmware v32Eh for the 497 Autostar. This kit provides: Display and Editing of Drive Training Values (how loose are YOUR gears?) (an EDIT menu item under Setup>Train Drives) Adds 4504/114eq to Known Models (replaces DS-70)(a GEM scope!) (this also allows DS motors to be used on a GEM mount.) PEEK ...... adds :EPxxxxx# command, returns 16-bit contents. Decimal args/results. OPTIONAL patches: (edit the patch file to invoke or supress) Supplied turned "on": Automatic Satellite Track starting at down-count=zero CordWrap control (allows you to turn off Cord Wrap for all models) Allow LPI to autoguide in Alt/Az for all models Supplied turned "off": Skip time/date/daylight at power-up (only useful for fully-remote control) The kit includes a README file (for how to run the patch process), the "patch32h4.txt" file which -is- the patch kit. AstarPat.exe ... the program which modifies Meade's ROM file A flurry of "Click_me" files to semi-automate the process (four different ones to handle the four different ways Meade's Updater may have stored the Build32Eh.rom file) have fun --dick
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