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Old 06 February 2018, 10:23   #1021
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K, the BS1 files that are being dumped in the form of a .raw file are confusing me as to the capabilities. I know they can be used in Winuae but...

here are my questions...

- Can .raw files be run from HXC gotek or flash floppy in Amiga
- Can .raw files be converted to IPF format
- Can .raw files be written to a floppy using Kryoflux or Supercard pro
- Can i in any way play these games in my Amiga

If answer is no... is there any plans to try to make this possible?

Thanks
Yes most of this is possible, at least with the HxC firmware.
If you have the IPF files, just convert them to HFEv3 with the HxC software.

If you have only KryoFlux Raw files or SCP files, convert them with the HxC software to HFEv3.
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Old 06 February 2018, 10:26   #1022
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When I tried applying this update the Oled display went black and I get a very fast flashing red light. Power cycling doesn't seem to fix it. Is there anything I can do to recover it?
Is it an diymore.cc screen ?
If yes have a look to this :
http://torlus.com/floppy/forum/viewt...diymore#p17196


If no, have you use the right firmware into the "Next_WIP_Alpha_Firmware_And_Tools" folder ?
(Version is currently HXCFEUSB_V3_1_6_0a.UPD)


btw if you want a fast support, i recommend you the hxc gotek forum :
http://torlus.com/floppy/forum/viewforum.php?f=33

or the facebook group :
https://www.facebook.com/groups/hxc2001

or my email :
hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com

i am not visiting often enough the others forums to make a proper support on them.

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Old 06 February 2018, 16:11   #1023
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Is it an diymore.cc screen ?
If yes have a look to this :
http://torlus.com/floppy/forum/viewt...diymore#p17196


If no, have you use the right firmware into the "Next_WIP_Alpha_Firmware_And_Tools" folder ?
(Version is currently HXCFEUSB_V3_1_6_0a.UPD)


btw if you want a fast support, i recommend you the hxc gotek forum :
http://torlus.com/floppy/forum/viewforum.php?f=33

or the facebook group :
https://www.facebook.com/groups/hxc2001

or my email :
hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com

i am not visiting often enough the others forums to make an proper support on them.



Thanks for the reply, I will take a look and double check which file I used.
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Old 07 February 2018, 00:32   #1024
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Firmware updates ! :

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06 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.8.1a

- Raw files : Write sector performance increased.
Near Real time sectors write !

05 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.6.0a

- Low level Floppy IO optimizations.

04 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.5.1a

- Raw *.IMG PC Files : Use the DOS 6.22 disk layouts.
- And as always some code optimizations.
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...a_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...ease_notes.txt

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Old 24 February 2018, 12:41   #1025
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I forgot to mentions some Firmware updates here ! (sorry) :

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18 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.10.6a

- Normal mode : key auto-repeat delay increased.

18 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.10.3a

- Revert filtering changes (Rotary support)

18 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.10.2a

- Keys debouncing filter increased.
- Normal mode : Wait the select key release after a directory change.

14 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.10.1a

- New interface modes :

IBMPC_DD_HD (PC Mode with auto density selection)
S950_DD_HD (Akai / Shugart-Like Mode with auto density selection)

- New Family :

Ensoniq ASR10 (Ensoniq Auto DD & HD support)

- New 7 segments config menu 1 (Interface mode) entries :

0F = S900/S950 (Density Auto)
10 = PC DD/HD (Density Auto)

- New 7 segments config menu 0 (System family) entry :

11 = Ensoniq ASR10 (Ensoniq Auto DD & HD support)

- Some file system & disks access sanity checks added.

13 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.9.1a

- New menu setting interface menu for normal 7-segments Goteks:

-> To access it, remove the USB Stick and press both buttons.
---> Choose the sub menu number - wait some seconds for the selection validation.
----> Check and/or change the setting - wait some seconds for the selection validation.

The new setting is then saved into the device.
Reminder : To clear all settings to the default values, press the right button at power up.

Current Menu and sub selection definition :

Menu 0 - System family selection :
00 = AUTO (DEFAULT)
01 = Amiga
02 = Acorn
03 = Atari ST
04 = IBM PC AT/XT
05 = Camputer Lynx
06 = Commodore 1581
07 = Thomson
08 = x68000
09 = SAMCOUPE
0A = MSX
0B = Spectrum
0C = Akai
0D = Casio
0E = Emax
0F = Ensoniq
10 = General Music
11 = Korg

Menu 1 - Interface mode :
00 = AUTO (DEFAULT)
01 = IBM PC DD
02 = IBM PC HD
03 = ATARI ST DD
04 = ATARI ST HD
05 = AMIGA DD
06 = AMIGA HD
07 = CPC DD
08 = GENERIC SHUGART DD
09 = IBMPC ED
0A = MSX2 DD
0B = C64 DD
0C = EMU SHUGART
0D = S950 DD
0E = S950 HD

Menu 2 - Write protect mode :
00 = AUTO (DEFAULT)
01 = Write protected.
02 = Write enabled.

Menu 3 - Double Step :
00 = AUTO (DEFAULT)
01 = Single step
02 = Double step

Menus 4<->E : Not currently assigned.

Menu F - Display firmware version
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...a_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...ease_notes.txt

And the latest "Work-In-Progress" firmware is now switched as the "main-stream" firmware !
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Old 25 February 2018, 16:06   #1026
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New firmware !

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25 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.16.1a

- User interface part : Code Refactored

- Better buttons behavior.
- Better/faster rotary behavior.

- Normal mode : Press both buttons shortly to jump to the first entry of the current folder. ("..")

- Normal mode : When returning to parent folder ("..") the position in the folder is restored.

- Autoboot mode :
--> Press both buttons shortly to jump to Autoboot.hfe
--> Press both buttons more than 2 seconds eject/insert the disk.

- Indexed mode :
--> Press both buttons shortly to jump to DSKA0000.HFE
--> Press both buttons more than 2 seconds eject/insert the disk.

- 7 segments screen : Now show when an image is inserted ("---") or ejected (" - ")

- OLED : init algorithm revised for diymore.cc screens.
(Press the right button at power up at the first diymore.cc screen installation).

- Various user interface fixes.

If you have any comments or suggestions, requests or issue to report please contact me :

Email : hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com
Forum : http://torlus.com/floppy/forum
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/hxc2001
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...a_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...ease_notes.txt
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Old 12 March 2018, 08:31   #1027
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Et hop la !

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11 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.18.1a

- End part of the read output pipeline reworked (pulses generator).

- Akai S20 IMG images : sectors gap and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.

- Casio FZ1 IMG images : sectors gap and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.

4 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.16.3a

- Fix last the v3.1.16.2a compilation option !
Please update if you have the v3.1.16.2a released yesterday !

3 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.16.2a

- Autoboot mode + 3 Digits Gotek screen : Fix slot number.

If you have any comments or suggestions, requests or issue to report please contact me :

Email : hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com
Forum : http://torlus.com/floppy/forum
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/hxc2001
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...a_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...ease_notes.txt
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Old 14 March 2018, 22:21   #1028
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thanks Jeffs for improving this FW ! :=)
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Old 17 March 2018, 21:16   #1029
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New firmware !

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17 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.20.1a

- USB Direct Access mode code refactored :
-----> Read/write performance increased (hxcmount).
-----> Command/Write indications printed on the LCD.

- USB access cache : Write timeout value set to 2 seconds.

If you have any comments or suggestions, requests or issue to report please contact me :

Email : hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com
Forum : http://torlus.com/floppy/forum
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/hxc2001
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Thanks Jeff ! Direct Access mode was a little slow before and this is very useful : no need to pack files in a adf for transfers.
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Thanks Jeff ! Direct Access mode was a little slow before and this is very useful : no need to pack files in a adf for transfers.
Did you have tested it with one Amiga transfer software ? Is it faster for you ?
I ask because i have just tested the file selector on Amiga.
Most of the tests have be done on Atari ST with hxcmount.
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Old 18 March 2018, 17:59   #1032
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Firmware update ! :

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18 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.21.1a

- Indexed mode : Ignore file extension. You can now use any file extension
as long as the file is supported by the floppy emulation engine.
(Can be DSKA0000.HFE/IMG/DSK/ADF/ADL...)

- Acorn machines (*.ADL, *.ADM, *.ADF):
Sectors gap, interleave and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...a_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...ease_notes.txt
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Old 18 March 2018, 23:14   #1033
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Did you have tested it with one Amiga transfer software ? Is it faster for you ?
I ask because i have just tested the file selector on Amiga.
Most of the tests have be done on Atari ST with hxcmount.
Hi Jeff,

In fact i was presuming that it will improve speed but i had not tested when i post my message.
I'm talking about this tool based on your HXCFE_Amiga_file_selector:
https://github.com/gonk23/HXCFE_Amiga_copy_utility

Now i have tested it: bad news is that it doesn't work anymore. Just before updating the FW, i used it successfully and i have monitored the time to transfer a LHA file from USB to RAM: with FW v3.0.32.3a => 278 Ko in 1m50.

With FW v3.1.20.1a, when i launch the cmd : "hxcfe dir", my LCD displays LBA direct access and then the computer freeze or displays an error message something like "LBA change".

My config : real A500, KS 3.1, 1MB Chip, 6MB fast, CF HDD.

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Hi Jeff,

In fact i was presuming that it will improve speed but i had not tested when i post my message.
I'm talking about this tool based on your HXCFE_Amiga_file_selector:
https://github.com/gonk23/HXCFE_Amiga_copy_utility

Now i have tested it: bad news is that it doesn't work anymore. Just before updating the FW, i used it successfully and i have monitored the time to transfer a LHA file from USB to RAM: with FW v3.0.32.3a => 278 Ko in 1m50.

With FW v3.1.20.1a, when i launch the cmd : "hxcfe dir", my LCD displays LBA direct access and then the computer freeze or displays an error message something like "LBA change".

My config : real A500, KS 3.1, 1MB Chip, 6MB fast, CF HDD.
Ok i will check this. Anyway i think that this utility need a serious rework. 1m50 is a way too long . i will probably work on this.
Btw can you check that the file selector is working properly for you ?
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Ok i will check this. Anyway i think that this utility need a serious rework. 1m50 is a way too long . i will probably work on this.
Btw can you check that the file selector is working properly for you ?
Yeah this utility is very usefull because i can transfer files directly from usb but SLOW!... if you can improve it, i say yes for sure and can test it.

About testing the file selector, i've just updated to FW v3.1.21.1a and i tested the file selector 1.65a. i've launched a couple of games/demos it's ok!.
I have just faced an issue if i open the file selector in WB, i have this:
error:lba change test failed write issue? (don't know if it's a clue, it was the same error message for the "slow" utility we are dissussing)
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I have just faced an issue if i open the file selector in WB, i have this:
error:lba change test failed write issue? (don't know if it's a clue, it was the same error message for the "slow" utility we are dissussing)
And this is not good, so here is the fix :

Firmware update ! :

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19 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.21.2a

- USB Direct Access mode code : Index gap increased
(Amiga File selector & HxC copy utility under WB fix)

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...a_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d...ease_notes.txt


Let me know if this also solve the issue with the copy utility.
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i used it successfully and i have monitored the time to transfer a LHA file from USB to RAM: with FW v3.0.32.3a => 278 Ko in 1m50.
I just tried the same thing with hxcmount on Atari ST and the last firmware :

File size : 340KB
READ TIME : 22 seconds
WRITE TIME : 25 seconds

This show what can be done on Amiga too.

I haven't try the Amiga copy utility yet but i don't think that you can have such read/write performance without redesigning it, even with the latest optimized firmware.
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I just tried the same thing with hxcmount on Atari ST and the last firmware :

File size : 340KB
READ TIME : 22 seconds
WRITE TIME : 25 seconds

This show what can be done on Amiga too.

I haven't try the Amiga copy utility yet but i don't think that you can have such read/write performance without redesigning it, even with the latest optimized firmware.
tested and working for file selector in WB and for the transfer utility, thanks ! and you're right about performance of the tool, it's not optimized : exaclty same time to transfer the file.
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tested and working for file selector in WB and for the transfer utility, thanks ! and you're right about performance of the tool, it's not optimized : exaclty same time to transfer the file.
Working on this .
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Working on this .
great !
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