Here is a how to…
How to start RT in THEC64 Mini FEL Mode Rescue Boot
Do Not Remove the script folder on the root they are for PCUAE Restore Toolkit(RT), this is so RT can autoboot in THEC64 Mini FEL Mode Rescue Boot v1.1.
To run THEC64 Mini FEL Mode Rescue Boot v1.1 look for it in the restore toolkit folder in Options folder in PCUAE, once you have found it copy it to your desktop on your PC and then plug the PCUAE USB Drive into one of the USB ports on the right side of the machine then go into the windows folder in the THEC64 Mini FEL Mode Rescue Boot v1.1 folder on the desktop and double click on boot.cmd.
Just leave PCUAE-USB Drive in the machine and it will autoboot RT up for you so you can fix THEC64 Mini and RT will appear on the machines screen.
Now look down at… NOW YOU’RE IN….
How to start RT in THEC64 Maxi FEL Mode Rescue Boot
Make sure you have a USB A to A Cable thats plugged in the THEC64 Maxi/VIC20 USB Port at the back of the machine and the other end into a USB Port on the PC.
To run THEC64 Maxi FEL Mode Rescue Boot v12 look for it in the restore toolkit folder in Options folder in PCUAE USB Drive, once you have found it copy it to your desktop on your PC and then plug the PCUAE USB Drive into one of the USB ports on the right side of the machine then go into the windows folder in the THEC64 Maxi FEL Mode Rescue Boot v12 folder on the desktop and double click on boot.cmd.
Once its done and finished, just look for the USB Serial Device in Device Manager under Ports in windows, if its not there then its notfinished booting FEL Mode, it will have a COM port number next
to its name, remember it, mine is USB Serial Device(COM4) so COM4 you will need to put it into Putty.
Now run Putty and click on
Connecton Type: Serial then goto
Category: Serialand add the COM4 to
Serial line to connect to Type in: COM4
The other settings in Putty need to be:
Flow control= XON/XOFF
Now go back to Session and save it as
THEC64 Maxi FEL Mode, type it in Saved Sessions and then press the save button in Putty, it will appear in the box in the middle in Putty.
Now double click THEC64 Maxi FEL Mode in the box and you are now connected to THEC64 Maxi and the console will come up, you see something on it about copying the nanda and nandb and that.
To run RT in THEC64 Maxi FEL Mode(Putty) do this:
Copy these 3 lines in to Putty Console one at a time…
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
Now RT will run… 🙂
If you have a problem of running RT cause PCUAE Firmware Mode is not enabled then just make a txt file with the name
and if it says
pcuae_firmware_enabled.txt remove the extension .txt so its just reads
and copy it on the PCUAE USB Drive to PCUAEUSB:\Carousel_Games\Options\Option_Flag_Files and it should work now.
NOW YOU’RE IN….
Now check ID of the NAND CHIP – Option 1 for THEC64 Mini and Option 2 for THEC64 Maxi/VIC20.
and then pick the right machine to READ or WRITE…
Once you know your NAND CHIP then
If you want to… Copy over your NAND with a bin file to FIX IT then pick WRITE Option for your NAND, if you want to Backup your NAND and make a Backup of it to a bin file then pick READ Option for your NAND.
THEC64 Mini(PAL/NTSC – ATO(NTSC), TOSHIBA and ESMT(PAL) NANDs CHIPS.
THEC64 Maxi/VIC20 PAL/NTSC – FIDELIX NAND CHIP.