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Old 16 May 2015, 13:47   #61
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The programmer is same for flash a gotek firmware?

Yea. You can use any adapter you want. Read his release notes.

Jeff has just written a program that does the flashing (it requires internet access). It flashes the boot-loader. The rest of the firmware is put on the usb key. Unlike flashing the gotek with Herves firmware you don't use the STMicroelectonics Flash loader software.
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Old 16 May 2015, 19:09   #62
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I'm pleased to see HFE/ADF firmware combined.. I dont want to have to convert ADF to HFE. But I am also interested in ST use so am looking for HFE/ST/(ADF) firmware? Soon?

I have to say the website is awful to try to find stuff. Very confusing!!! Hope the s/ware works better than the website!!
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Old 16 May 2015, 22:06   #63
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Is extended adf file format supported in latest firmware?

In Cannon Fodder game, which uses custom save disk, I can format save disk but the game cannot read/recognize the formatted save disk.

I also tried Cannon Fodder saved game disk from TOSEC archive but it failed as well.

Please help?
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Old 16 May 2015, 22:16   #64
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I'm pleased to see HFE/ADF firmware combined.. I dont want to have to convert ADF to HFE. But I am also interested in ST use so am looking for HFE/ST/(ADF) firmware? Soon?

I have to say the website is awful to try to find stuff. Very confusing!!! Hope the s/ware works better than the website!!
I am too I would like to flash a gotek but I try to read this thread and get confused , theres talk of a `Link` a £10 payment `software blah blah
why does someone put a step by step of the process here ? because I will imagine he`s losing sales through the confusion, I aint thick just confused
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Old 16 May 2015, 23:46   #65
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From what I understand is:

Contact Jeff for a server account
Pay 10 euros
Hook up the Gotek for flashing as before
Insert the USB stick with the firmware on it
Use the flashing software from Jeff
It connects to Jeffs server and flashes the Gotek

I wonder if you have to pay 10 euro for each Gotek, or is it a one time payment?
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Old 16 May 2015, 23:54   #66
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And there it is !!, many thanks thats a list , thanks bud, and I will imagine its 10 eu for every gotek, no big deal there

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From what I understand is:

Contact Jeff for a server account
Pay 10 euros
Hook up the Gotek for flashing as before
Insert the USB stick with the firmware on it
Use the flashing software from Jeff
It connects to Jeffs server and flashes the Gotek

I wonder if you have to pay 10 euro for each Gotek, or is it a one time payment?
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Old 17 May 2015, 01:06   #67
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Is extended adf file format supported in latest firmware?

In Cannon Fodder game, which uses custom save disk, I can format save disk but the game cannot read/recognize the formatted save disk.

I also tried Cannon Fodder saved game disk from TOSEC archive but it failed as well.

Please help?
Why you don't contact me by email ?

Anyway for custom tracks support you need to use the HFE format. ADF format can't support custom track encoding.
And try to use the latest firmware version too.

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Old 17 May 2015, 01:10   #68
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From what I understand is:

Contact Jeff for a server account
Pay 10 euros
Hook up the Gotek for flashing as before
Insert the USB stick with the firmware on it
Use the flashing software from Jeff
It connects to Jeffs server and flashes the Gotek
It's more like this:

-Contact Jeff for a server account.
-Pay 10 euros.
-Hook up the Gotek for flashing as before.
-Use the flashing software from Jeff.
-It connects to Jeffs server and flashes the Gotek.
-Insert the USB stick with the firmware on it.

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I wonder if you have to pay 10 euro for each Gotek, or is it a one time payment?
For each one of course !

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Old 17 May 2015, 01:39   #69
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I'm pleased to see HFE/ADF firmware combined.. I dont want to have to convert ADF to HFE. But I am also interested in ST use so am looking for HFE/ST/(ADF) firmware? Soon?

I have to say the website is awful to try to find stuff. Very confusing!!! Hope the s/ware works better than the website!!
What you didn't found ?

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/

All the needed stuff is at the "USB Stick STM32 HxC Floppy Emulator (beta)" section, at the end of the page.
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Old 17 May 2015, 10:57   #70
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Is extended adf file format supported in latest firmware?

In Cannon Fodder game, which uses custom save disk, I can format save disk but the game cannot read/recognize the formatted save disk.

I also tried Cannon Fodder saved game disk from TOSEC archive but it failed as well.

Please help?
I have just tried the save game into Cannon Fodder.
Seems to work perfectly.

What i have done :

Copy the ADF files of the game the disk
Create an blank HFE file to the disk for the save disk.
Start the game
Select the Savedisk (HFE) image and format it with the game.
Try to save the game and reload it.

So the custom/non AmigaDos track support is working well with the HFE format.
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Old 17 May 2015, 14:15   #71
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What you didn't found ?

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/

All the needed stuff is at the "USB Stick STM32 HxC Floppy Emulator (beta)" section, at the end of the page.
Yes I found it.. I was just trying to give you some FEEDBACk. I really didnt like the website. It's your site, you do what you want with it!

The comments about the process are also valid (IMHO). I know Kevin Mount (Mounty) is doing a video guide which will help. For the Gotek with Herv's FW I liked "Mark Fixes Stuff" guide on YouTube. These things should be easy to understand unless you want to restrict the market
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Old 17 May 2015, 14:30   #72
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Yes I found it.. I was just trying to give you some FEEDBACk. I really didnt like the website. It's your site, you do what you want with it!
Exactly


If you can't download one executable, connect the gotek and enter a login/password, i recommend you other solution/way : Got one already flashed, amigastore have some, Mounty too. You can also get the normal HxC at the Lotharek website.

Otherwise, all the needed stuff is there :

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_d....html#stm32hxc

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Old 17 May 2015, 16:23   #73
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I have just tried the save game into Cannon Fodder.
Seems to work perfectly.

What i have done :

Copy the ADF files of the game the disk
Create an blank HFE file to the disk for the save disk.
Start the game
Select the Savedisk (HFE) image and format it with the game.
Try to save the game and reload it.

So the custom/non AmigaDos track support is working well with the HFE format.

Thank you Jeff!!!
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Old 17 May 2015, 17:24   #74
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Just to say I have just flashed a gotek with Hxc and its easy peasy just follow the above with the info jeff gives you and bingo yatzi your done

I might add I just used a cheapo USb serial bridge and it went fine and be patient when connecting to the link Jeff gives it takes time to link up so don't be hurried
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Old 17 May 2015, 18:45   #75
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Thank you Jeff! flash my Gotek with HxC firmware,have a problem with disk change detection, Arabian Nights when select second disk do not boot,anyone can try this game? the other multidisk games work without any problem.

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I've just updated my Gotek and I must say its awesome! I had almost given up with it as it was so flakey and needed to be reprogrammed all the time as it kept corrupting. The HxC software is fantastic Thanks Jeff!
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Hi Jeff,
I saw your HxC hardware years ago and was really impressed.
Now I saw this new Gotek firmware and I'm really impressed, again!

Just a pair of things I don't understand/know:
- is there a way to convert a .ipf file to .hfe format?
- does the .hfe format support variable density, weak bits and other complex protections?
- are there some limitations? If so, which ones?
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Old 21 May 2015, 09:18   #78
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Hi Jeff,
I saw your HxC hardware years ago and was really impressed.
Now I saw this new Gotek firmware and I'm really impressed, again!

Just a pair of things I don't understand/know:
- is there a way to convert a .ipf file to .hfe format?
- does the .hfe format support variable density, weak bits and other complex protections?
- are there some limitations? If so, which ones?
IPF->HFE conversion : Possible since 2008
Variable bitrate,weak bits : Yes, quickly in the future
Limitations ? : About which point ?
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I have to say that I'm very impressed by the quality of the firmware you did...

but I have a question, why different firmwares for different formats (.ADF, .ST, .DSK?)?
doesn't the STM32 have power and room enough for all them just in one firmware?

I know it's easy to change between firmware versions, but I would prefer to have a more universal "quick test unit"...
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Old 21 May 2015, 11:46   #80
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I just get my USB flash adapter from Kevin Mount.

Does the HxC firmware also auto sort the files by name?

For example:

I put the file Superman.adf on the USB stick and after that I put Superfrog.adf.

Will it be first Superfrog and then Superman?
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