First Omega MSX FlashROM Tool :)

By retrocanada76

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30-05-2022, 10:25

Introducing Maple as Honey: The Omega MSX FlashROM Tool:

https://github.com/lfantoniosi/oflash

Right now I only support MX29F040 but I pretend adding SST39 as well (as soon I get one).

The Omega ROM is not your ordinary megarom mapper, instead the SPLDs splits the 256KB bank of the ROM linearly across 4 64KB slots being: 0, 3.0, 3.1 and 3.3. And to make things even more challenging the memory mapper sits at slot 3.2.

The tool needs to sweep the entire 4 slots from 0x000 to 0xfffe (can't write the last byte in an expanded slot) while issuing commands to specific ROM addresses.

Here is the video it takes roughly 5 minutes to flash the 256KB. There is a lot of bank switching while the entire BIOS is being scrapped and the program must run on its own.

And the good thing is that since I use sector erasing you write a 256KB bank while preserving the other one. And it is safe to switch the banks when the tool asks for button.

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By retrocanada76

Hero (538)

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08-06-2022, 02:51

As per version v0.4 you can now flash MX29F040 as well as SST39SF040 flash rom chips.

https://github.com/lfantoniosi/oflash/blob/7c4ea8bd67301af2e...