LightBulbFun

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Oh wow I didn't realise there where ROM makers for other cards!

thank you very much for posting these

I have an XFX WAMG (not WANG) 6200 That I plan to test it on :)

(the WAMG is the DDR1 version of the WANG 6200)

ill let you know how it goes :)
 
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LightBulbFun

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How do you use these?

PC ROM goes in Mac version of that ROM comes out :D


Generally you will want the (64KB) No sensor one if available.

then open the app on a PPC mac and it will ask you for the source ROM this has to be the PC VBIOS of the card you want to flash

then once ya select your PC ROM, it will think for a moment and ask you to save the new Mac ROM somewhere, so gave it an aproprate name and choose your folder, and it will spit out a Mac ROM for your PC card, generated from the specs in your PC Card ROM.

then ya just flash the Mac ROM to your PC card as per normal and hope it works :)

(I Know the GeForce4 Ti one works well, im hoping to test the 6200 one soon, and the 6600 one once i get a suitable PC card to try and flash along with some larger EEPROMs as PC 6600s need 128KB EEPROMs soldered on)
 
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Here is the ultimate PCI card for the Yikes and B&W( Won't work in Old World, yet )

Not my auction!


I did make a ROM for the 512MB card with the 64k 6200 ROM Maker, but I also had a Windows tool that Arti Itra also made called NVStrap Editor.

That tool has now been lost, so it may take some doing to get the correct NV_STRAP for all 512MB of VRAM to be working in your New World PCI Graphics machine.

I don't have a B&W or a Yikes or I'd be all over this NOS card, but you may want to check what outputs the card has, some of these cards only have VGA, and it would kind of be a waste if it wasn't Dual Head DVI+VGA.

If someone buys it, let me know, and I'll help you get all 512MB working, if I can w/o the NVStrap Editor.
 
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Here is the ultimate PCI card for the Yikes and B&W( Won't work in Old World, yet )

Not my auction!


I did make a ROM for the 512MB card with the 64k 6200 ROM Maker, but I also had a Windows tool that Arti Itra also made called NVStrap Editor.

That tool has now been lost, so it may take some doing to get the correct NV_STRAP for all 512MB of VRAM to be working in your New World PCI Graphics machine.

I don't have a B&W or a Yikes or I'd be all over this NOS card, but you may want to check what outputs the card has, some of these cards only have VGA, and it would kind of be a waste if it wasn't Dual Head DVI+VGA.

If someone buys it, let me know, and I'll help you get all 512MB working, if I can w/o the NVStrap Editor.

did you/they ever get any non PCIe 512MB card working in PPC OS X?

I remember attempts at the special 7800 GS Gainward card, but the moment they tried to enable more then 256MB of VRAM it fell over

I have to wonder if its something to do with the AGP GART etc

so I have wondered if a PCI GeForce 6200 512MB could be flashed successfully since it wont run into any AGP specific issues



(side note I did try flash my XFX WAMG (DDR1 version of the WANG) with a ROM made by the GeForce 6200 64KB ROM maker but It did not work sadly, must revisit that some day)
 
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DearthnVader

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did you/they ever get any non PCIe 512MB card working in PPC OS X?

I remember attempts at the special 7800 GS Gainward card, but the moment they tried to enable more then 256MB of VRAM it fell over

I have to wonder if its something to do with the AGP GART etc

so I have wondered if a PCI GeForce 6200 512MB could be flashed successfully since it wont run into any AGP specific issues



(side note I did try flash my XFX WAMG (DDR1 version of the WANG) with a ROM made by the GeForce 6200 64KB ROM maker but It did not work sadly, must revisit that some day)
Yes, it worked just fine in OS X Tiger, never tested it under Leopard.

All 512MB was active.
 
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