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Online meow_mx

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PEF Explorer - does anyone still have it?
« on: February 19, 2024, 02:41:08 PM »
I'm fussing a bit with later (R200-compatible) ATI drivers on System 7.6.1, and the primary obstacle seems to be that the ATI Resource Manger 3.0.8+ for those cards fails to resolve some important symbol at load time.

It looks like PEF Explorer would be a good help in understanding what the 3.0.8+ versions of ATI Resource Manager want that 3.0.5 doesn't. I've seen the tool referenced in a few old posts but no luck at all finding a copy of it.

Anybody got it?

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Re: PEF Explorer - does anyone still have it?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2024, 03:27:54 PM »
I don't think I have PEF Explorer.

You could use the DumpPEF command from MPW.

You can run MPW on modern macOS using https://github.com/ksherlock/mpw

I have ATI Resource Manager 2.7.3, 3.1.4, 3.2, and 3.2.1 on my hackintosh. I've attached some dumps.

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Re: PEF Explorer - does anyone still have it?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2024, 03:33:55 PM »
Ahem.. what about IDA?  ;)
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Re: PEF Explorer - does anyone still have it?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2024, 04:15:36 PM »
searched it, but it is not in my archives either.
 
 
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https://github.com/DBJ314/dePEF-and-disasm by @Daniel
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Re: PEF Explorer - does anyone still have it?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2024, 07:55:59 PM »
I read the docs for the PEF container, and realized I could "parse" the import lists for a given fragment by eyeballing it in a hex dump and doing a bunch of regular expression surgery in vi :-D
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Re: PEF Explorer - does anyone still have it?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2024, 08:15:13 PM »
I don't think I have PEF Explorer.

You could use the DumpPEF command from MPW.

You can run MPW on modern macOS using https://github.com/ksherlock/mpw

I have ATI Resource Manager 2.7.3, 3.1.4, 3.2, and 3.2.1 on my hackintosh. I've attached some dumps.

Thanks, the next thing I was wondering about was if any of the imports have version specifications... which none of these have in any meaningful way.

And know I know that DumpPEF is awesome, and it looks like I'm probably going to be installing MPW again for the first time in 20 years pretty soon!

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Re: PEF Explorer - does anyone still have it?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2024, 08:04:38 AM »
This is the first time I hear of "PEF Explorer". I see we don't have it in the Garden at all, so we will want to keep an eye out for it, and archive it there.