Posted by Glenn
on January 27, 2001 at 17:21:59:
Well, not much of a story to tell.
Before I joined the Air Force in 1984...oh wait a
minute, not my life story!
I'm from Silicon Valley and still have a friend
from High School who I have=
keep an eye out for stuff in surplus shops.
He found a obscure 88meg Syquest cartridge for me
recently. It took me a little=
while to find a Syquest drive to read it on. I only had a 44meg drive. I
to find one on Ebay for $14 (200Meg drive).
Well, I used an old Centris 660AV Macintosh
running MagicMac to read the disk. Talk=
about a round about way to read a ST disk. But my 1040STFM doesn't do SCSI
and this was=
a method I used to read some Syquest disks that were pulled out of Atari's
they closed down in '96.
After careful picking through of the files on the
disk I found a file called TYPEAB.XXX.=
Didn't think much of it. Open it up with a hex editor. I noticed something
about the file. I've looked at enough Jaguar cart images with a hex editor
trying to hack
the ROM encryption code several years ago. Since I have an Alpine board
now, I fired it up
and did the test that I described in the README file. I was amazed at the
results I got.
I didn't mention this in the README because I
didn't expect people to really care how it
was found. Boy have I been wrong!!
The interesting thing about the file name
mentioned above is TYPE AB. Universal blood donor
type! Pretty sneaky cover name for a file.
Told John Hardie about it and that's when he
mentioned that Lynx Encryption was also found.
He asked me if we could announce this on the CG Expo page. I agreed since
it would get more
exposure that way.
That's it. Just glad I was able to give a fine
contribution to the Jaguar community.