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Forum: News 01 May 2018, 21:10
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Posted By kaffer
New release v0.9.19a with Amiga HD Support ...

New release v0.9.19a with Amiga HD Support
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads

* Amiga: Support high-density disk images
--- ADF: 1760kB images
--- Generate HD-ID pattern on...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 03 April 2018, 11:23
Replies: 89
Views: 23,864
Posted By kaffer
By the way, the SPS library is only used for...

By the way, the SPS library is only used for reading IPFs, as it does not support creating new IPFs. Hence that feature is implemented wholly within the analyser library with no external library...
Forum: News 01 April 2018, 11:26
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Been busy stomping bugs and filling out support...

Been busy stomping bugs and filling out support for various sector-image formats requested by users. But EDSK support *will* be improved.
Forum: News 18 March 2018, 10:39
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Only true if connected wrong way round at the...

Only true if connected wrong way round at the motherboard. Which it is on some but not all Amigas. If the green LED is permanently lit then this is usually the problem.

The other gotcha is to make...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 March 2018, 09:30
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By kaffer
What I mean is that you are encouraging...

What I mean is that you are encouraging interoperability with HxC tools by publishing the documents, else why on earth would you bother to produce and publish them? But either way, documented or not,...
Forum: News 15 March 2018, 15:18
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
There are some existing designs... 500:...

There are some existing designs...

500: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2745049/#files

1200: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2701629
Forum: News 15 March 2018, 08:35
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
The defaults are absolutely tuned for OLED. The...

The defaults are absolutely tuned for OLED. The fast scroll during navigation will certainly be unreadable on LCD -- too blurry.

The behaviour of scroll during navigation was tuned up by me during...
Forum: News 14 March 2018, 18:28
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
That was deliberate, to allow you to see for...

That was deliberate, to allow you to see for example the disk numbers across a set of TOSEC-named image files, without needing to wait for the scroll to come round on each one.

It *could* be...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 March 2018, 18:02
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By kaffer
Why would I when there is perfectly good open...

Why would I when there is perfectly good open source software out there to do those jobs. As many have said to you in the past, that is how open source is supposed to work.

That said maybe I will...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 March 2018, 15:50
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By kaffer
To clarify, FlashFloppy is not a fork of HxC, it...

To clarify, FlashFloppy is not a fork of HxC, it is a from-scratch implementation, using some third-party libraries for obvious stuff like FatFS and USB.

How could FlashFloppy fork HxC, when the...
Forum: News 10 March 2018, 06:38
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Yes I believe Mirage can support a DS drive, it...

Yes I believe Mirage can support a DS drive, it just didn't ship with one. Anyway I'm highly confident FF will work with your synths out of the box or else with very minor patching for IMG file...
Forum: News 09 March 2018, 21:52
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Please message/email me to get it working with...

Please message/email me to get it working with IMG files. I believe the Mirage will have single-sided disk images (400kB IMG files).

May also need to work out the correct hardware setup as the...
Forum: News 09 March 2018, 15:33
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
New release v0.9.15a ...

New release v0.9.15a
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads

* UI: Fix subfolder navigation when returning to parent folder (#66)

* OLED: Auto-detect OLED displays at I2C address...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 01 March 2018, 10:39
Replies: 89
Views: 23,864
Posted By kaffer
Pleased to hear it is still in use. I am unlikely...

Pleased to hear it is still in use. I am unlikely to add major features in the near future while I concentrate on the FlashFloppy Gotek firmware.

For emulators the best format is IPF, already...
Forum: News 27 February 2018, 17:00
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
New release v0.9.12a ...

New release v0.9.12a
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads

* LCD/OLED: Long filenames scroll during navigation

* LCD/OLED: Make filename scrolling more configurable
---...
Forum: News 27 February 2018, 16:10
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues/60 ...

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues/60

In short, yes, but won't be fixed immediately so limit files per folder for now.
Forum: support.Games 27 February 2018, 15:37
Replies: 77
Views: 6,274
Posted By kaffer
This precise Amiga timing had passed me by...

This precise Amiga timing had passed me by completely.

Now confirmed on the logic analyser and, notwithstanding whether it is sensible for a trackloader to depend on it, it makes sense to lengthen...
Forum: support.Games 27 February 2018, 13:07
Replies: 77
Views: 6,274
Posted By kaffer
You need to allow for motor variations, eg Teac...

You need to allow for motor variations, eg Teac 235HF allows up to +/- 2%. Even assuming standard length 101,340 bitcells it would therefore be sane to allow a min track length of just over 99,000...
Forum: support.Games 27 February 2018, 12:10
Replies: 77
Views: 6,274
Posted By kaffer
I debugged this for FlashFloppy and the bug is in...

I debugged this for FlashFloppy and the bug is in Ziriax track loader.

For efficient sector scanning it skips 300*2 MFM bytes at the track gap. However this assumes the track is at least (544*11 +...
Forum: News 23 February 2018, 20:28
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Thanks for confirming.

Thanks for confirming.
Forum: News 23 February 2018, 15:51
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Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
I'm not familiar with DF0:Uninitialized, I...

I'm not familiar with DF0:Uninitialized, I usually see messages such as DF0:BAD and DF0:NDOS.... perhaps this is Kickstart/WB dependent?

Is the Kickstart/WB setup under WinUAE *the same* as your...
Forum: News 23 February 2018, 15:48
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Thanks, the source code link is helpful,...

Thanks, the source code link is helpful, especially for the 4-byte data area it clarifies what each byte is supposed to mean, especially the first one!

Anyway, only way this one will get fixed is...
Forum: News 23 February 2018, 12:43
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues/58

https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues/58
Forum: News 22 February 2018, 22:02
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Cheers, this is the Ziriax 100% in the Zone? I...

Cheers, this is the Ziriax 100% in the Zone? I will test it when I next get a chance (next week).
Forum: News 22 February 2018, 17:31
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
You need to use a FAT sorter to sort the FAT...

You need to use a FAT sorter to sort the FAT directory alphabetically. Google it: there are lots to choose from.

By the way, I also recommend getting an I2C/IIC 128x32 OLED screen. They are much...
Forum: News 22 February 2018, 17:27
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
New release v0.9.11a ...

New release v0.9.11a
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads

* New default OLED font 6x13 displays more text per line
--- 7x16 font removed
--- 8x16 font MAY be removed, let...
Forum: News 22 February 2018, 17:26
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
It's not the latest, dude, get with the programme...

It's not the latest, dude, get with the programme ;)



Copy-protected DSK images will give mixed results. I will investigate in due course and at least fix some of the more straightforward ones....
Forum: News 22 February 2018, 13:05
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
I am about to implement...

I am about to implement "display-type=oled-128x32-narrow" to specify smaller working area. That will give 18cpr (6x13 font). Full-width display gives 21cpr.
Forum: News 22 February 2018, 12:35
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
For now I have put the 8x16 font back. 6x13 is...

For now I have put the 8x16 font back. 6x13 is now the default font, however, and the only font in the update bootloader.

I may also mark the 8x16 font as deprecated and solicit feedback more...
Forum: News 21 February 2018, 22:22
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
https://preview.ibb.co/cYcJfx/a.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/cYcJfx/a.jpg
Forum: News 21 February 2018, 21:32
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Well the tip of master is not a release. You need...

Well the tip of master is not a release. You need to checkout the appropriate tag.

The 7x16 font is definitely gone, it was quite ugly. The 8x16 'vga' font... I could keep it I guess. But the new...
Forum: News 11 February 2018, 21:14
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
You can reverse the direction by swapping over...

You can reverse the direction by swapping over the A, B connections (aka DAT, CLK).

The other oddity might just be a dodgy encoder, perhaps try another, they're cheap and cheerful.
Forum: News 08 February 2018, 12:44
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
New release v0.9.8a ...

New release v0.9.8a
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads

- Pipelined writes: More reliable write/format/disk-copy operation with slower USB drives
- FF.CFG: Allow OLED display to...
Forum: News 29 January 2018, 12:48
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
New release v0.9.7a ...

New release v0.9.7a
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads

- Performance & reliability improvements (eg. Github issues #35, #44)
- FF.CFG: host=akai, support Akai synths with 1.6MB...
Forum: News 19 January 2018, 16:04
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Yes quite easy to do but is it not easy to check...

Yes quite easy to do but is it not easy to check and swap at install time, once per batch of encoders? Would anyone seriously prefer the encoder to operate the wrong way round?
Forum: News 17 January 2018, 22:13
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
That is current behaviour, yes. I should either...

That is current behaviour, yes. I should either summarise/digest long filenames in navigation mode, or fast scroll through the whole filename every few seconds (and at least once before starting the...
Forum: News 17 January 2018, 21:42
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Oh, that is already fixed in this release. I...

Oh, that is already fixed in this release. I forgot to mention it in the feature list :laughing



As others have said, yes you can fix it in FF.CFG. There is an example config in the release...
Forum: News 17 January 2018, 12:55
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
New release v0.9.6a ...

New release v0.9.6a
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads

- USB: Fix power-on initialisation for some USB sticks
- FAT: Write-protect image files marked with read-only attribute
-...
Forum: News 17 January 2018, 12:54
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Regular HFE does not support variable-rate...

Regular HFE does not support variable-rate tracks. HFEv3 format does, but supporting creation of such exotic tracks in real-time in the firmware is probably not going to happen... it would be a bunch...
Forum: News 16 January 2018, 14:39
Replies: 863
Views: 88,441
Posted By kaffer
Yes it supports write to HFE. This means it will...

Yes it supports write to HFE. This means it will support write of custom tracks, including long tracks, but it does not support variable-rate tracks (eg. Copylock, Speedlock).
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