ROAM does not work properly under MacOS 9.1. If you are having problems with ROAM under 9.1, please uninstall ROAM. If you use ROAM, it will certainly not cause your machine to crash, but the benchmarks will seem to indicate that ROAM seems ineffective. This is indeed the case. A workaround is possible, but I have chosen to work on other projects instead. Sorry, ROAM 1.6.1 only works on MacOS 8.x (possibly back to MacOS 7.5) through MacOS 9.0.4.
ROAM Control v1.6.1 is now available. (Oct. 1,
The GUI uses the terms Activate and Deactivate in reference to turning ROAM on and off (instead of Install/Uninstall).What else is there to say?
ROAM deactivates itself when running under the MacOS 10 Classic.app environment. This means you can leave ROAM installed on your normal MacOS 9.x.x boot disk instead of disabling ROAM when booting MacOS 10's Classic.app.
The installer notifies the user that ROAM is not meant for MacOS 10.
Bugs in Load/Unload (which affected the Deactivate button) were fixed.
The ROAM Benchmark results are always changing. I'm trying to make it more precise. I plan on eventually releasing the benchmarking code publicly. In other words, if ROAM 1.x reports a speed increase of X and ROAM 1.y reports a speed increase of Y, it would be wrong to say that ROAM 1.y makes your Mac faster than ROAM 1.x did.
Note however that 1.6.1 does fix a bug in deactivating ROAM. But still, please don't email me about crashes or nasty memory allocation problems that occur when you rapidly click on Activate/Deactivate inside ROAM control. Using the "Deactivate" button in ROAM is for ROM hacking purposes. It is not meant for you to reclaim system memory to play games that require as much RAM as you can spare. :-)
Read the "Frequently Asked Questions." It has been updated to reflect ROAM v1.6.1. If you have a question, see if it has already been asked.
ROAM is MacOS 9.0.4 compatible. (Past versions have been backward compatible
to MacOS 8.0. ROAM is coded to work back to MacOS 7.5 though even though
this has not been tested.)
ROAM requires 8MB of RAM.
ROAM works with RAM Doubler 8 and RAM Doubler 9.
ROAM works with Speed Doubler.
ROAM works with Symantec's Norton Utilities' Disk Light when you use Disk Light v5.0. Disk Light v4.0 has problems with ROAM.
ROAM has problems with FWB CDT. See the FAQ for more info. This is CDT's fault, not ROAM's.
Check out MacInfo for ROAM 1.5.x
See the ROAM Technical News page for
current and future ramblings that have appeared on this page. From now
on, the ROM Accelerator page will contain less technical release details
and notifications for when new topics appear on the Technical News page.
I accept no liability for the suitability, craftsmanship, or use by you in any part. If ROAM works, kudos. If ROAM doesn't, or has some undesirable side effects, that is YOUR responsibility. By downloading this software, you agree to this license.
ROAM © 1999, 2000, Steven Bytnar (sbytnar at kagi.com)
This program is my own product, and is not representative of the host of these web pages.
The ROM Accelerator home page is http://www.stg.com/employees/sbytnar/projects/rom_accelerator.html
ROAM is non-limited shareware. The registered version does not differ
from the shareware version other than removing the reminder to register
the software. That is your opportunity to try the software before you buy
it! Cool, right! Try it out. If ROAM causes your Mac to crash, please email me,
as I am always interested in fixing crashing problems. ROAM may
work on your Mac in the future, but you should not register it in the meantime
if this is the case.
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ROAM © 1999-2001, Steven Bytnar (sbytnar at kagi.com)