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Old 26 March 2019, 14:43   #1181
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Hello,

The previous release (v3.1.45.2a) i did 2 hours ago was indeed a "fake" release. This feature is a pure non-sens since no image exist with the side 0 tracks inverted/in the opposite order...

Nothing was changed in the code versus the v3.1.45.1a, just the release note and the webpage front-end : https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/

This is not yet april fool but i wanted to test something : In how much time a new feature in HxC Firmware can be copied. I have now an answer : 50 Minutes !
Even if this one is completely useless .

See the commit time :

https://hxc2001.com/vrac/Screenshot%...2012-20-30.png
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy...b9d8800450165e
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy...-File/_history

I wasn't aware that i was a Jedi knight and that the force was so strong with me ! It seems that i can control you through my releases notes !

You make my day, really you do ! Thanks !
That's business
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Old 29 March 2019, 12:32   #1182
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That's business

A kind of business...
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Old 29 March 2019, 12:33   #1183
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29 March 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.46.1a ( -> In the "Diagnostic_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)

- Gotek I/O Lines Diagnostic/Test mode

Since this hardware is quite sensitive to ESD and other electrical issues, the floppy lines can be easily damaged.

This new mode allows you to test/check all Gotek's Input/Output lines with a simple wire.
The test must be run with floppy ribbon disconnected from the machine.
Once enabled/flashed with the diagnostic firmware, all outputs will toggle every 2 seconds.
All inputs states are displayed on the screen.

-> Input lines test method :

The default input states should be High (1), so to test an input line you have just to connect it
to the ground/vss. On the floppy port you just need a jumper to make a contact between the line and the ground.
Once the jumper is placed between the line pin and the ground/vss pin the corresping input state should turn to Low (0).

-> Output lines test method :

All outputs are toggling every 2 seconds during the test.
(Note : A 1 ms pulse is sent to the JB output at each toggle to test the buzzer ouput)

Connect the output line to test to one input line (use a tested input by the above method) with a simple wire.
If the corresponding input status is toggling with the outputs line, then this means that the output line/driver is working properly.

-> LCD / OLED / 7 segments screens output/input status definition :

LCD/OLED input lines status format : "IN:123456 789AB"

1 or Digit-1-segment-a : Floppy Drive Select line (Pin 10 or 12 or 16 -> Depend on the S0/S1/MO jumper !).
2 or Digit-1-segment-b : Floppy -Direction In (Pin 18)
3 or Digit-1-segment-c : Floppy -Step (Pin 20)
4 or Digit-1-segment-d : Floppy -Write Data (Pin 22)
5 or Digit-1-segment-e : Floppy -Write Enable (Pin 24)
6 or Digit-1-segment-f : Floppy -Head 1 Select (Pin 32)

7 or Digit-1-segment-g : Down push button (left)
8 or Digit-2-segment-a : Up push button (right)
9 or Digit-2-segment-b : Select push button (JA)
A or Digit-2-segment-c : Rotary CK (J7-2)
B or Digit-2-segment-d : Rotary DIR (J7-1)

7 Segments Digit-3 : 'h' when the outputs are high and 'L' the outputs are low.
7 Segments Digit-2-segments e,f & g : ON when the outputs are high and OFF the outputs are low.

(See the release notes file for the full floppy connector pinout description.)

- Fake/Pre-April Fools "Side 0 tracks file opposite order" option removed from the front page.


https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...a_firmware.zip

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ease_notes.txt

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Old 29 March 2019, 20:36   #1184
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New HxC Software version ! : HxCFloppyEmulator 2.1.21.3

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...lator_soft.zip

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ease_notes.txt

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29 March 2019 : HxCFloppyEmulator 2.1.23.1

New XML format : Coat-A-Matic 9400 / Robox RC9400 format.

Amiga Image loader (ADF, DMS,...) : Fix the v2.1.20.1 left sector(s) field regression !
Update recommended for Amiga users !
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Old 11 April 2019, 11:34   #1185
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11 April 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.47.1a ( -> In the "WIP_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/ )

- New option : Hide the files extensions on the OLED/LCD screens.

https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/
https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...a_firmware.zip

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ease_notes.txt
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Old 11 April 2019, 12:45   #1186
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Jeff, has there been a change in the way of update? So far I was able to update from USB but recently I've installed a rotary encoder and now I can't update it. I tried to power on the Amiga while holding two buttons and another time pressing the rotary encoder but it does nothing - my firmware version stays as it was at v3.1.37.3a. Any hint?
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Old 11 April 2019, 14:13   #1187
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Jeff, has there been a change in the way of update? So far I was able to update from USB but recently I've installed a rotary encoder and now I can't update it. I tried to power on the Amiga while holding two buttons and another time pressing the rotary encoder but it does nothing - my firmware version stays as it was at v3.1.37.3a. Any hint?

No, nothing was changed. just press both buttons on the gotek and power up it.
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Old 11 April 2019, 14:32   #1188
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No, nothing was changed. just press both buttons on the gotek and power up it.
That's what I did, couple of times. No effect.

Update: Now I succeeded. I used a USB card I was using before. Also, I disconnected the ribbon cable from the drive. Not sure which one helped out but it's v3.1.47.1a now :-)

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Old 05 May 2019, 16:06   #1189
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Some updates :


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12 April 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.48.1a ( -> In the "WIP_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/ )

New direct raw format support :

- Yamaha QX3 format (*.IMG,*.DSK)

7 segments screen menu : Add missing system family entries :

15 = Robox RC9400
16 = Kawai
17 = Yamaha QX3
18 = User defined format
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28 April 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.60.2a ( -> In the "WIP_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/ )

- Motor-ON signal support to emulate properly the "READY" and "INDEX" signals.
See the https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/ to select the input line and tweak the timings.

- OLED : SSD1305 2.23" 128x32 OLED screen support added.

- Internal enhancements. (WIP)
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1 May 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.60.5a

- GeneralMusic S2/S3 : Undocumented floppy format support added + *.gem file extension support.

- Non-gated interface : Ignore the floppy selection line for the head step + Some fixes.
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5 May 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.2.1.1a ( -> In the "WIP_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/ )

- New major feature ! : Auto mount USB stick folder to a FAT/DOS compatible virtual floppy !

This feature allows you to directly put your files in a stick's folder and mount this folder as a FAT/DOS floppy disk !

You can use it with any machine compatible with the FAT file system (PC, Atari ST, lots of keyboards/samplers and CNC machines...).

To use this feature, copy an empty/preformatted DOS IMG image to the stick path "/mount/emptyfat.img"
This image can be a 720KB or 1.44MB blank DOS image or any other FAT compatible blank image.
You can use the HxC Floppy Emulator software Disk Browser to create it or take the ones present in the firmware archive.

Once you select a "mount source" folder on the emulator, the emptyfat.img file is duplicated to a "MOUNTED.IMG" file.
Then all files/subfolders present into the selected folder are added into this duplicated image.
(Note : the emptyfat.img remains untouched).

Your "mount sources" / root folders should have the extension ".mnt" to be mounted by the emulator :
example : "myvirtualdisk.mnt"

This new feature can be used with the "normal"/direct browsing (oled/lcd screen usage) and indexed modes.
For the indexed mode just put the DSKAXXXX prefix in the mount point folder name.
example : "DSKA0000_MyMidiFiles.mnt"

Please note that the image duplication and files copy operations can take some seconds.
I will try to optimize/speedup the mount operations in the next releases.

Let me know if you have any problems or any suggestions/questions/comments on the HxC forum or by email.

- FAT 12/16/32 layer write support enhanced to create entries (files & folders) and allocate clusters.
https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...a_firmware.zip

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ease_notes.txt


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Old 11 May 2019, 00:04   #1190
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"Hide file extensions" doesn't work for me.
Firmware base code version : v3.2.1.1a
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Old 12 May 2019, 23:47   #1191
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"Hide file extensions" doesn't work for me.
Firmware base code version : v3.2.1.1a

Retried it and this appears to work fine here. Which mode are you using ? direct browsing/normal mode or the file selector/autoboot mode ?
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Retried it and this appears to work fine here. Which mode are you using ? direct browsing/normal mode or the file selector/autoboot mode ?

File selector/autoboot mode.
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Old 16 May 2019, 00:14   #1193
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File selector/autoboot mode.

Ok i will retry using this mode and fix it if needed.
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Old 18 May 2019, 00:16   #1194
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Ok i will retry using this mode and fix it if needed.

Fixed. Thanks for the feedback !



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17 May 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.2.1.2a ( -> In the "WIP_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)

- Fix the files extensions display option : you can now also hide the file name extensions in selector/indexed mode.
https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...a_firmware.zip

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ease_notes.txt
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[QUOTE=Jeff_HxC2001;1321899]Fixed. Thanks for the feedback !

Thanks for the fix
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Old 23 May 2019, 11:02   #1196
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22 May 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.2.2.1a ( -> In the "WIP_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)

- HFEv3 : Weakbits support added.
https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...a_firmware.zip

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ease_notes.txt

And ! :

New HxC Software version ! : HxCFloppyEmulator 2.1.24.1

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...lator_soft.zip

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...ease_notes.txt

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22 May 2019 : HxCFloppyEmulator 2.1.24.1

DEC RX02 M2FM encoding/decoding support added.

HFEv3 : weakbits support added.

Acorn ADF support : regression fixed.
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5 June 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.2.2.3a ( -> In the "WIP_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)

- External/Additional select button support : Behavioural fix -> remove glitch-like effect when selecting images.
HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt
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Old 10 June 2019, 23:10   #1198
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10 June 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.2.3.1a ( -> In the "WIP_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)

- On-die STM32 temperature sensor support : You can get the current CPU core temperature from the embedded menu :
press both buttons to enter the menu. Choose "temperature" or "E " if you have the original 7 segments display.

- Blackberry trackball : Sensitivity reduced/better usability.
HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt



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12 June 2019 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.2.4.1a ( -> In the "WIP_Firmware" Folder and https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)
- Power supply voltage measurement :

You can now see/read the power supply voltage incoming to the floppy emulator.
This feature is quite useful to check the machine power supply state/working condition.
If you want to use this feature you must add this voltage divider to measure
the power supply on the JC jumper input :

VSS/GND|---| 1Ko Resistor |--(JC pin)--| 4.7Ko Resistor |---< 5V Power Supply input.
(See https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_...em_monitor.jpg)

Notes :
- Use +/-1% Resistors if possible.
- This voltage divider support up to 18V.

Use the embedded menu to access the system monitor :
Press both buttons to enter the menu. Choose "System Monitor" or "E " if you have the original 7 segments display.

- "Temperature" menu renamed "System Monitor".
HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt




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Love the System Monitor display! Now how to hook it up for 12V...
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