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section_1 [2015/01/26 18:54]
23.115.161.12 [MP Tune/MP Scan]
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23.115.161.12 [TO DO LIST]
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 MP Tune and MP Scan (as well as MP ScanDroid) are written and maintained by Morris Terveen (aka wowzer). MP Tune and MP Scan (as well as MP ScanDroid) are written and maintained by Morris Terveen (aka wowzer).
  
 +==== Turbonator History ====
  
 +The beginnings of the Turbonator codebase go back to the old CHeM and DCal mail lists and Yahoo groups (and the '​Crystal Project'​ before them - started by Gary Donovan and others). Originally, we only had binary editors (DCal and CHeM) available. These were only capable of modifying the factory cal. They were limited, however, in that they could only edit tables that had been found thru dis-assembly (and in those days, we did not have any complete dis-assemblies). You could not always add points to a table, and you could not add new code with them at all. That had to be done by hand. The first code mods were the Flash CE and switchable boost. But these were done by hand-assembled hacks onto the 'dead space' at the end of a stock cal. Not exactly a bullet-proof solution.
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 +CHeM2 introduced the idea of a '​relocatable'​ source code created by fully dis-assembling the factory cal back into a compiler-ready source code. Geoff Allan is the author of CHeM and he created the Blueberry and Ladybug source codes. These were for the '87 LM and '89 T2 SMEC respectively. I (shelgame, Rob Lloyd) took it on myself to fully dis-assemble the '89 T1 using the LB source as a '​key';​ copying many of the naming conventions. Eventually, I started to add more and more new code features; and still am to this day.
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 +Geoff exited the hobby before CHeM2 was completely finished. Geoff opened up the source code to CHeM2 and a year or so later, Morris and I stared working on a new concept for cal editing - the template + code model.
  
 ====TO DO LIST==== ====TO DO LIST====
  
   * -Make detailed articles on how to use each of the special Turbonator features   * -Make detailed articles on how to use each of the special Turbonator features
-  * -Describe in detail how Turbonator code was developed (very interesting historically and technically!)+  * <del>-Describe in detail how Turbonator code was developed (very interesting historically and technically!)</​del>​
   * -If Turbonator special features will not be used, what are the pros/cons of just editing stock the stock cal?   * -If Turbonator special features will not be used, what are the pros/cons of just editing stock the stock cal?
   * -Does turbonator do everything exactly the same as the stock cal (ignoring special features)?   * -Does turbonator do everything exactly the same as the stock cal (ignoring special features)?