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Old 19 August 2017, 04:05   #281
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It might be, since MSX DSKs are basically IMGs, that the image has been misconverted as a single-sided 80 track disk. Because an 80-track single-sided IMG would be the same size as a 40-track double-sided IMG!

Perhaps check that in the HxC software's track analyzer.

If it has been misconverted it can probably be done via "Load Raw Image" in the HxC software and pick some correct values in the multitude of boxes in there!
Just tried to convert them as RAW FILES STANDARD DOS 3,5 DD Floppies.

Everything I tried worked. Aleste 2 works, Pacmania worked, multi-games disks worked, cracked version of Space Manbow worked, Predator worked..... everything worked smoothly.

Shame after the conversion the file is 2 mbs big for even a 360 kb disk... but everything is working

But man.. thank you. THANK YOU for this firmware. I know this is not an MSX forum and probably no one here cares, but I am really happy with this

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Old 19 August 2017, 10:46   #282
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Just tried to convert them as RAW FILES STANDARD DOS 3,5 DD Floppies.

Everything I tried worked. Aleste 2 works, Pacmania worked, multi-games disks worked, cracked version of Space Manbow worked, Predator worked..... everything worked smoothly.

Shame after the conversion the file is 2 mbs big for even a 360 kb disk... but everything is working

But man.. thank you. THANK YOU for this firmware. I know this is not an MSX forum and probably no one here cares, but I am really happy with this
I will soon support IMG/DSK/ST images (ie. raw IBM MFM sector images). When this happens, and bearing in mind that auto-detecting layout from the IMG file size is ambiguous, please let me know if your DSK/IMG files do not work. It will be little trouble to add config option(s) that allow you to express default or per-image layout preferences to disambiguate the floppy layout.

Since this is not Amiga related you can contact me by email (see my github profile) or via the github issues tracker.
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Old 19 August 2017, 13:58   #283
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Ok some SWOS tests on my A500 with 512K expansion & FFloppy 0.5.0.a & I2C 1602 LCD.

Edit - sorry I forgot the main reason for the post. I am testing on a 15Hz BenQ monitor and I don't have any banding. Graphics are fine.

For additional information:

The SWOS version on Akira's Compilation does not work. It just stays on a blue screen.
I then tried 3 other versions from the EAB FTP:

ftp://grandis.nu/Commodore_Amiga/Gam...a%202/Games/S/

'96-'97 - gives me 'type failed returncode 20' at the beginning.
'95-'96 - gives me blue screen (maybe same 'version' as Akira's?)
'95-96' Euro Champ Edition - works!

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Old 19 August 2017, 14:14   #284
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Ok some SWOS tests on my A500 with 512K expansion & FFloppy 0.5.0.a & I2C 1602 LCD.

The SWOS version on Akira's Compilation does not work. It just stays on a blue screen.
I then tried 3 other versions from the EAB FTP:

ftp://grandis.nu/Commodore_Amiga/Gam...a%202/Games/S/

'96-'97 - gives me 'type failed returncode 20' at the beginning.
'95-'96 - gives me blue screen (maybe same 'version' as Akira's?)
'95-96' Euro Champ Edition - works!
I believe the 96-97 error is a bug in the startup-sequence. Not FF related, another EAB thread suggests typing 'ssboot swos' and should work.

For me to take action I need a bug report where the disk image has been shown working (eg UAE set up to replicate your Amiga's configuration). And I need to be given the specific ADFs (the FTP link in this case would be fine, if the ADFs are unambiguously identified, and if I could remember how to log in!). As we all know there are a lot of broken ADFs out there...

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Old 19 August 2017, 15:49   #285
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Planetemu is a good temptation for a "quick download" but after going through whole TOSEC sets myself and having to deal with lots of non-working shit, and after someone at EAB recomended me to check Gamebase, I get ADFs from nowhere else but Gamebase for the most part because they are 100% tested working.
"after someone at EAB recomended me to check Gamebase"...

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http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...4&postcount=18
http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...0&postcount=20

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Old 19 August 2017, 16:07   #286
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At some point - It'd be nice to have a dedicated topic with the first entry being all the in/outs of flashing and using.

I waited on this firmware to mature a little since the day it was announced and have completely lost my way.

I have a lot of questions.

My Setup=

2 button beige GoTek drive with Cortex firmware.
Amiga A500 rev5.

current use - I just load up adf files and it works mostly. I also use HxCedit to assign slots and manage adfs on my PC.

future - I plan to do the LCD mod, possibly even add the buzzer since it's just a jump now.

I'd love to see (in a single posted topic) variations documented.

If Upgrading from Cortex FW with USB to USB here is your step by step.. from start to completion and usability.

If Upgrading from HxC FW with USB to USB here is your step by step.. from start to completion and usability.

If Upgrading from Cortex FW with USB to TTL here is your step by step.. from start to completion and usability.

If Upgrading from HxC FW with USB to TTL here is your step by step.. from start to completion and usability.

For prior Cortex users - here is how to setup and use the USB drive and PC utils to help manage.

For prior HxC users - here is how to setup and use the USB drive and PC utils to help manage.

File formats supports (ADF, WFE, IPF, etc...) and funtcions (Read, Write, Copy Format)

With pictures and all - if only an attached PDF that can be updated as the firmware grows.

I haven't used any format, write or copy functions on adf files with cortex after the first few corruptions.

I've been to the github page and read through a bunch of documents - just seems information is scattered and a consolidation of it my be beneficial to the community and the wider usage of this Flashfloppy firmware.
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If Upgrading from Cortex FW with USB to USB here is your step by step.. from start to completion and usability.

If Upgrading from HxC FW with USB to USB here is your step by step.. from start to completion and usability.
I'd believe it's the same thing on both options, and you just need to follow the instruction in the video posted at the 11th post of this thread, 1st page. The video is very direct to the point and simple to follow, it's very easy to do, the only thing I would add is that when the Gotek is properly setup to be flashed, it will appear on Windows but it won't show any leds or LCD on.

But yeah, I'd believe it would be a good thing to organize the information about it, I guess some users here could help with this (I'd be willing to help and even translate instructions to at least portuguese)
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I would like to release v1.0.0, based on the current v0.5.0a plus bug fixes only, and with better documentation.

Exactly how best to arrange documentation is a good question. I currently incorporate docs into the source repository, which is fine for me and also means the docs are versioned alongside the source code. However it may not be that inviting for contributions. Another possibility is to move documentation over to a wiki (eg Github wiki). Overall I see the need for:
- Docs (possibly multiple versions, eg. at least stable branch and development branch)
- Releases page (could be on a wiki)
- Announcements/news (blog style)

I am happy to set some of this up or give blessing to someone else to centralise it elsewhere.
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I'd believe it's the same thing on both options, and you just need to follow the instruction in the video posted at the 11th post of this thread, 1st page.
Didn't Jeff add support for installing FlashFloppy through a .upd file on a USB stick if you already have HxC?
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I believe the 96-97 error is a bug in the startup-sequence. Not FF related, another EAB thread suggests typing 'ssboot swos' and should work.
Guys all the ones I tested showed this issue, had nothing to do with the disk images.
As I said, connect a gotek to the Amiga and launch sensible world of soccer WHDLoad version from HD. The screen flickering will occur. I also am not sure if it is even a FlashFloppy issue, might be a gotek general issue. But it is weird.
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SWOS 96-97 works in Stock A500 (1MB) with Kickstart 3.1...

Back to topic: great Firmware, no problem @all ! THX
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Thanks all. I have a few more fixes and changes to do before v1.0.0:

- I have OLED stability fixes to commit to master which have been checked over by Kingstener.

- I have a write stability issue to fix (affects single-sector writes to HFE images, also reported by Kingstener). Note that ADF writes, and HFE whole-track writes, are already pretty darn stable and that is the 99.99% way Amiga does disk writes.

- I am considering moving *all* config files, old and new, under a subfolder, perhaps FF/ or CONFIG/. Keeps the root folder clean, and more efficient to find config files if the root folder is bloated. Of course this will require moving AUTOBOOT.HFE and HXCSDFE.CFG (if in use) on USB sticks when upgrading.

And I have a whole host of cool stuff to do in development series once I have a stable release series for end users. Keep the reports coming!
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Is this feature needed/doable: The ability to tag a bunch of images and have FF auto-insert them in slots 1 and above? Would make knowing that disk 1 is in slot 1 and disk 2 in slot 2 etc, as long as the disks are tagged in numerical order!
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