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toples50 25 May 2017 18:47

External Gotek
 
I've got an external Gotek(as DF1) but can't run most games/demos in an A600.If I exchange the internal floppy with an internal Gotek I will be able to play most games and demos?

Akira 25 May 2017 18:50

Yes. Most software is hardwired to run from the internal device (DF0).
You might need to change a jumper to DS0 in your Gotek if it has been changed to DS1.

You still won't be able to play the software that is incompatible with Goteks (like some multidisk stuff)

toples50 25 May 2017 19:10

So an internal Gotek its a better option.

demolition 25 May 2017 22:10

It is possible to change the external drive to become DF0, however this is tricky on a 600. Much easier on a 500.

toples50 26 May 2017 12:55

Another question...Is it possible to buy an internal Gotek model that fits exactly into the place of the floppy of an A500+ or have to cut the plastic?

demolition 26 May 2017 13:05

Kipper2k made one that can be installed without cutting into the case:
http://www.kipper2k.com/intlgotek.html

KONEY 26 May 2017 14:33

I modded an A500 1.3 to work with an external Gotek. It was as easy as bend two CIA pins and route one of them where the other one was. Happy to share more infos, if you want to give a try.

demolition 26 May 2017 14:58

And if you don't like modding your Amiga in any way, then ACA500plus can also perform this trick of making the external drive become DF0, so you can use an external floppy emulator for all games which would normally only work in the internal drive.

KONEY 26 May 2017 15:23

Also you can fit a bootselector, which essentially is the CIA mod on a removable socket and with a switch.

Jope 26 May 2017 15:59

There are 3d printable holders for a decased gotek around these days. I strongly recommend modifying the gotek instead of hacksawing the amiga case. :-)

EzdineG 26 May 2017 17:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jope (Post 1160685)
There are 3d printable holders for a decased gotek around these days. I strongly recommend modifying the gotek instead of hacksawing the amiga case. :-)



Do you have any experience with third party 3D printing services that would do it at a reasonable cost? I've looked up a few, and it's always ~$50 for a printed Gotek case.

I'm not too familiar with the true costs of 3D printing, but they all seem a bit high. Maybe I just need to wait a few years ;)

Jope 26 May 2017 17:21

I haven't tried them myself, as I'm in the privileged position of having friends who own printers, so I can get these done for a much lower price.

Akira 26 May 2017 18:50

To be clear, you don't necessarily need a case, but an attaching mechanism.

Here is one for the A600:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2000074

Gordon 18 August 2018 14:22

If I unplug an internal floppy from a600 and plug gotek in external port, will it be seen as DF0?

demolition 18 August 2018 14:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordon (Post 1262113)
If I unplug an internal floppy from a600 and plug gotek in external port, will it be seen as DF0?

No, unless you modify your Amiga the first external drive will always be DF1.

Gordon 18 August 2018 17:26

Thank you for answering


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