English Amiga Board Amiga Lore


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 19 June 2015, 16:44   #1
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 17,693
GOTEK type emulators that do different drive types?

I know the HxC can be made to work with many types of disk format, but was wondering if anyone knows of a cheapo GOTEK type device that would do Shugart type 800KB disks.

I'm looking to replace my Ensoniq Mirage's floppy drive with an emulator and want to weigh in all options before I shell out for an HxC.
I am also supposing that the same way Gotek emulators have been made to work with the Amiga by replacing the firmware, they could be made to work with any other type of disk drive.

The Mirage's disk format (I think it's the same for all Ensoniq devices) is described here:
http://www.youngmonkey.ca/nose/audio...iskFormat.html

I think the main requirement is that it has 10 512B sectors per track.
Akira is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 20 June 2015, 08:14   #2
Jeff_HxC2001
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Paris / France
Posts: 407
that's the purpose of the hxc firmware for gotek. Some already using it for this.
Jeff_HxC2001 is offline  
Old 20 June 2015, 15:52   #3
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 17,693
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff_HxC2001 View Post
that's the purpose of the hxc firmware for gotek. Some already using it for this.
Damn I am such an idiot, I didn't think of that option!
Does your firmware work with an Ensoniq Mirage?
Does this work with ANY off the shelf Gotek type emulator?

Thanks Jeff!
Akira is offline  
Old 20 June 2015, 18:15   #4
Jeff_HxC2001
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Paris / France
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akira View Post
Damn I am such an idiot, I didn't think of that option!
Does your firmware work with an Ensoniq Mirage?
Does this work with ANY off the shelf Gotek type emulator?

Thanks Jeff!
Yes and Yes !
Jeff_HxC2001 is offline  
Old 20 June 2015, 20:40   #5
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 17,693
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff_HxC2001 View Post
Yes and Yes !
You rock

A GOTEK emulator will fit better into the Mirage than an HxC, for which I would have to do some hackery fidgeting to get it to work.
Great to know I can use this solution! Wil buy a GOTEK and the needed accessories to flash it ASAP.
Akira is offline  
Old 20 June 2015, 21:11   #6
Jeff_HxC2001
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Paris / France
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akira View Post
You rock

A GOTEK emulator will fit better into the Mirage than an HxC, for which I would have to do some hackery fidgeting to get it to work.
?

The HxC Rev F fit perfectly into an Ensoniq Mirage, and have an LCD to browse easily into the SD to select the images, which is better than the 2 digits "display" of the gotek.

You can see some installations there :
http://hxc2001.com/showroom/index.html
Jeff_HxC2001 is offline  
Old 20 June 2015, 21:56   #7
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 17,693
I had never seen the Lotharek model that already comes with a frontplate. The installations I had seen made their own frontplates with acrylic to make it fit.

That sure looks great.
Akira is offline  
Old 26 June 2015, 03:16   #8
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 17,693
Jeff, do you think this adapter will work?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321586211233
Akira is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gotek Floppy emulators and Amiga computers now working together! :) H.M News 668 05 June 2017 07:49
Major problems using Gotek USB drive Melroc Amiga scene 30 04 January 2017 05:38
Gotek Drive with usb 3.0 stick problem Ox. Amiga scene 23 08 August 2015 00:12
Making ADFs with GOTEK drive... croupier Amiga scene 11 01 December 2014 19:27
Gotek Drive - Cant press enter on list? ADz support.Other 3 31 August 2014 15:32

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:28.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.14371 seconds with 11 queries