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IDEFix and registration... where?
« on: November 03, 2021, 12:14:38 AM »
Hi,


Am trying to convert an Amiga to using CF cards instead of HD's.   I need to run IDEFix to remove the errors I keep running into.   Except the registration info is no longer valid.  Someone else said to check Vesalia Online's website..  And while they have a page for it, there is no link or other information for registering it there either.


Anyone have any idea because apparently this is a must use driver from what I am finding out for running CF cards etc.



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Offline Matt_H

Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2021, 12:21:40 AM »
IDEFix is not necessary to use CF cards, but keys can be found with a little Googling and the Wayback Machine.
 

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Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2021, 02:59:04 AM »
IDEFix is not necessary to use CF cards, but keys can be found with a little Googling and the Wayback Machine.


Well, I keep having read errors from the CF cards, which are brand new. I have two plugged in, both found ok and format fine.. But as I use things, they develop fake read errors that clear after a reboot..  I was told IDEFix is how to resolve those.



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Offline Pat the Cat

Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2021, 04:38:51 AM »
How big are the CF cards? Are you trying to use both at the same time?

It's only really necessary if you want to connect a CD-ROM or a 4X connection adapter.

I suspect you are trying to use older Kickstart (3 or 3.1) with a big CF card.

EDIT: The shareware release is functional, so if that does not sort your issue, registation won't fix it either.
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Offline Thomas

Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2021, 06:51:40 AM »
apparently this is a must use driver from what I am finding out for running CF cards etc.

The opposite is true. With IDEfix the CF card won't be recognized at all unless you install an unofficial patch.

Offline Tumbleweed

Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2021, 10:55:59 AM »
Need more info:

1. What version of KS Roms are you running 3.0/3.1/3.2 etc?
2.What file system are you using - FFS,SFS,PFS and what version?

I have a SD card hooked up to my 3000T via SCSI2SD v5.2. Am running OS3.2 with 3.2 ROMs and using PFSAIO. Haven't had any issues with it.

I did run a CF card in my A4000D when it was working with 3.1 Roms, IDE Fix and Smart File System. Was tricky to set up had to fiddle with settings in HDToolBox (OS3.9 BB2). I did get it to work but was prone to getting corrupted after a while.

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Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2021, 02:29:16 PM »
Well, I keep having read errors from the CF cards, which are brand new. I have two plugged in, both found ok and format fine.. But as I use things, they develop fake read errors that clear after a reboot..  I was told IDEFix is how to resolve those.

Lots or variables here. It could be the brand of CF card (some work better than others). It could be the adapter. It could be the classic MaxTransfer problem. It could be the filesystem. It could be the IDE controller. It could be a combination of any of the above.
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Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2021, 07:48:53 PM »
INformation for everyone as I saw some posts about IDEFix being copyrighted and needing to contact the company etc... 


Nope..  In fact they have NO access and no idea about registering.. just got this email.






On Wednesday, 3 November 2021 Malakie wrote:

> How do I register IDEfix97?   I was told to try your website but I see no
> way to register anything.

Hello,

There is no way, we are not the owners of this software package.


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« Last Edit: November 03, 2021, 07:53:08 PM by Malakie »
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Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2021, 08:22:32 PM »
Hi

If you really need it here is a version on Amiga forever cd.
 

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Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2021, 08:27:08 PM »
I know but I like to support those still doing Amiga stuff..  guess in this case, I can't do so.
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Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2021, 08:36:23 PM »
IDEFix97 - 1997 was a long time ago now.
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Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2021, 08:43:46 PM »
I realize that as well..  but it is the only solution I am aware of right now... unless there is something else out there similar or better...
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Offline kolla

Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2021, 09:31:00 PM »
It is higly unlikely that IDEFix will solve your problems.
But, you still haven’t said anything about what hardware or OS version you have problems with, so it’s not possible to give any good answer.
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Offline Thomas

Re: IDEFix and registration... where?
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2021, 10:28:27 AM »
Nope..  In fact they have NO access and no idea about registering.. just got this email.

Wrong company. Vesalia is a shop, they never made software, they only act as a reseller.

You can find Elaborate Bytes now there: https://www.elby.ch/
I don't know if Oliver Kastl is still part of this company, though.