Software Hunt

Discuss the reverse engineering and emulation (as opposed to simulation) of any sort of Prevue hardware, including Atari-based and Amiga-based EPG channels and the Amiga-based Prevue/TV Guide channels.
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Re: Software Hunt

Post by AriX » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:04 pm

SchalaAshtear wrote:Anyone know if we'll ever find a Sneak Prevue disk? I'm personally interested in that somewhat, too =P

The discovery of the Prevue Guide disk (albeit a late TV Guide one) sure caught my attention when I saw the post about it over at the Sonic Retro forums. =)
Would be very cool if we did. I know one piece of Sneak Prevue hardware is known. Maybe I should contact those guys... http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showhardw ... ?HARDID=54

I don't know a ton about Sneak Prevue, I never really used it and there aren't too many videos about it on YouTube. I'm not entirely sure on how it worked, but I know there are multiple versions of it, and some of them ran off LaserDiscs.

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Re: Software Hunt

Post by LocalH » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:33 am

SchalaAshtear wrote:The discovery of the Prevue Guide disk (albeit a late TV Guide one) sure caught my attention when I saw the post about it over at the Sonic Retro forums. =)
Awesome, I'm glad my post brought someone over here! Out of curiousity, who are you over there? There are so many members that unless you're someone who I've known for ages, or someone who posts a shitton, I probably don't know who you are :(

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Re: Software Hunt

Post by SchalaAshtear » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:18 am

LocalH wrote:
SchalaAshtear wrote:The discovery of the Prevue Guide disk (albeit a late TV Guide one) sure caught my attention when I saw the post about it over at the Sonic Retro forums. =)
Awesome, I'm glad my post brought someone over here! Out of curiousity, who are you over there? There are so many members that unless you're someone who I've known for ages, or someone who posts a shitton, I probably don't know who you are :(
I'm Schala over at both Sonic Retro and the Jul forums... well, Jul can be considered my main forum, but I rarely post at Retro anymore =P
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Re: Software Hunt

Post by PajamaDarkness » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:21 pm

AriX wrote:
AriX wrote:WOW, OK. Here's an update:

"We have allot of the channel guide computers. probably 50-60 of them. I'm not even sure which company the are from. We have about 2000 channels of SMATV headend we are trying to liquidate.... give me a call"

50-60? Damn. Let's hope these are are Prevue/TV Guide/EPG systems :D
Ahhhhh dammit. These are apparently all Windows NT-based Zap2it channel (which I didn't know existed) and Teleguide systems. Nothing TV Guide related, even modern TV Guide equipment.
Gah, I need a Zap2it unit!
(EDIT: The correct unit I meant was a "TVGC" unit.)

I figured out it works on Windows NT OSes, according to this image:
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Re: Software Hunt

Post by RiverNix123 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:06 am

Get the name of that software in that error, and I think finding it, will be 75% more easier. (Do not trust this, unless a hacker leaked the software)
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Re: Software Hunt

Post by PajamaDarkness » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:21 pm

RiverNix123 wrote:Get the name of that software in that error, and I think finding it, will be 75% more easier.
Going to try and find it.
RiverNix123 wrote:Do not trust this, unless a hacker leaked the software
I doubt anyone released the software, it's very pretty rare to find nowadays.

EDIT: Can't seem to find the software name. Might need help.
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Re: Software Hunt

Post by RiverNix123 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:12 pm

running the image in a lot of programs to restore it.
after that, the name will be clear.

more than likely, this was some customized version of a another guide and slapped TV Guide Channel on it and put it on Win2k.

all i can read is "Volcom for Windows NT"
that might help a bit.
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Re: Software Hunt

Post by tin » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:27 am

PajamaDarkness wrote: I figured out it works on Windows NT OSes, according to this image:
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Where is that grab from? Would be interesting to check the video.

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Re: Software Hunt

Post by PajamaDarkness » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:18 pm

tin wrote:
PajamaDarkness wrote: I figured out it works on Windows NT OSes, according to this image:
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Where is that grab from? Would be interesting to check the video.
My friend, PrevueFanatic found this and put this in a chat, and so I decided to show you guys
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Re: Software Hunt

Post by tin » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:00 pm

PajamaDarkness wrote: My friend, PrevueFanatic found this and put this in a chat, and so I decided to show you guys
Can you ask them if they know the video it came from? it's clearly a grab.

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