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Grapfic guide to code65536
#1. Download spdhack.zip from http://www.geocities.com/aux256/spdhack.html or [mirror]
#2. Create a folder under C:\ named; "SPEEDHACK" (or whatever name you like).
#3. UnZip and extract the
downloaded spdhack files to folder you just created.
#4. Open the "speedhack" folder and READ the spdhack README file carefully.
Now you are ready to begin patching your firmware of choise.
#5. Move/ copy/ paste the firmwarefile you want to speedpatch to folder containing spdhack.
#6. Fire-up your command Prompt. (Start->Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt).
You will get a window
"like" this. (May vary depending on your OS).
#7. Navigate to your target
folder by typing; CD C:\SPEEDHACK (i.e. your patchfolder),
- hit "ENTER".
#8. You are now in folder containing the speedhack-patch and the firmware you want to hack.
#9. Type your command to
execute speedpatch (spdhack) like this;
spdhack<space>firmware to patch<space>output firmware. [*note 1, se below]
In my example: SPDHACK US0A.EXE US0A_HACK.EXE (This goes for firmware in .EXE form.)
- Hit "ENTER".
If you use spdhack with a .BIN-file the command would look like; spdhack US0A.BIN US0A_HACK.BIN
#10. Hopefully you done
everything right, then you now got a window like this:
Note: This picture shows the "default" output for version 2.1.0 [Here is the output for version 2.0 and 2.0.1
#11. Your firmware is now patched for 8X burning speed on media with the specified mediacodes [*note 2].
You can check the "write speed descriptors" with DVD Identifier. Here is example of RICOHJPNR01 @ 8X.
Exit Command Prompt by typing: exit.
#12. Now itīs time to load your firmware.
- When the .exe firmware is aimed for your drive (original), just execute (duble click) on the "new" firmware file.
- If you patched an .exe firmware not aimed for your drive, you must run "flashfix" to bee able load it.
- To load a .bin firmware you can use LtnFW.
** Read The README file howto execute "Media Code Scanner". (Only in version 2.1.0)
-note 1. Remember, the third "letter" in firmwarename is always a "0" -ZERO-. (for 811/851/812S)
-note 2. Write speed descriptor for PRINCOs  is 1X, 2X (00011), default in firmwares is only 2X.
Any question regarding spdhack can be posted @ CDFreaks forum.
Many thanks to
code65536 for this great utility.
|1.4.1 Changed pictures & text to v.2.1.0||2004-03-27|
|1.4.0 New version of SPDHACK (V2.1.0)||2004-03-27|
|1.3.1 Changed picture & text to v.2.0.1||2004-03-26|
|1.3.0 New version of SPDHACK (V2.0.1)||2004-03-26|
|1.2.2 Added/ changed links & text ("read" #4)||2004-03-26|
|1.2.1 Changed pictures & text for version2||2004-03-26|
|1.2.0 New version of SPDHACK (V2)||2004-03-26|
|1.0.3 Removed warning. Not needed /author||2004-03-26|
|1.0.2 Added warning to #11||2004-03-25|
|1.0.1. Fixed links, minor clean-up & changes||2004-03-24|
|1.0.0. Created "on the fly"||2004-03-24|