Since CT60-TOS v1.02 or later, the image format inside the flash has changed,
it is now compressed and that makes it impossible to just replace the image.
NEVER USE THIS TOOL ON NEW FLASH FILES - IT WILL NOT WORK.
is a small utility to exchange the boot image on CT60.
The procedure is relatively simple, you need a valid Targa
image and an original copy of ct60tos.bin.
Hardware wise you need an Atari with 68020 or better to run
CTPic, and naturally a CT60 to use the resulting flashrom
Well honestly, the original CT60 boot image is very colourful
and all, but not very appealing. We also use our Ataris
for sticking out a bit from the crowd, and wouldn't be nice
to stick out a little bit more with your own boot-up
picture? Well here you got the chance anyway.
In the ct60tos.bin file is a complete 320x240 Targa image.
This utility simply locates it and overwrites it with the Targa
of you choice. You have to flash your CT60 with the new
file for any effect to take place.
When you have done it you will notice that the (ugly)
Motorola logo and Super-speeder text are still copied
on top of your image. Yes, this is a limit not yet
fixed. Unfortenly these bits of the boot image are
not a part of the actual background image.
You are using patched flash files AT YOUR OWN RISK! I have
used it with the latest ct60tos.bin and it have worked fine
FOR ME. However, we leave no warranty at all that it
will work for you.
If everything fails, you can enter 68030-mode and reflash
with the original flash image.
Download CTPic v1.0 binary and assembler source code
Last updated: July 27, 2004