Last updated: 23 February 2003
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2003 6:57:09 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Seymour) Hi... 23-Feb-2003 I am providing two patch kits (choose -one-) patch26d4.zip and patch26dd.zip It is my usual patch kit, modified to work with Meade's v26Ed for the Autostar 495/497. The kits provide: Ability to numerically display and edit your Alt and Az Training values Satellite AOS times to the second Automatic start-tracking of satellite passes (optional) Ability to turn Cord Wrap on/off for all models (optional) The "d4" version adds the Meade 4504/114eq telescopes to the known models. Do make room, that required -removing- the DS-70. The "dd" version does NOT add the Meade 4504/114eq telescopes to the known models, and therefore does NOT remove the DS-70. To Install: fetch Meade's firmware, put it in the ASU's Ephemerids directory. Unzip the patchkit, put it there too. NEW: If your v26eD firmware is called "build.rom", Double-click the "Click_me_build" file to have the kit modify the build.rom file (the untouched file will remain as "build.rom_bak") OR: If your v26eD firmware is called "build26ed.rom", Double-click the "Click_me_26eD" file to have the kit modify the build26ed.rom file (the untouched file will remain as "build26ed.rom_bak") Start the Updater... click [update now]... under the "Local" list you will see 26dd or 26d4 offered. Click that, and then continue with the download. Please read both the "readme26dd" (or readme26d4) file and the beginning of the "patch26dd" (or patch26d4) files for additional information. have fun --dick p.s. due to being 2,500 miles away from my telescope, i have not personally tested this kit -in- my scope. It is merely a transposition of the previous kit adjusting it to the new locations used by 26eD. There's always the off-chance that i've made a typo, but i'm pretty sure it's OK. Remember that the patching process leaves the original Meade file unmodified (except for the filename having ".rom_bak" added to the name), so you can return to normal "factory default" by another ASU pass.
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