And now the HxC Floppy software can generate EmuII floppy from a sector dump.
I just think that it would be even more great if you could natively support sound bank ".EII" files and operating system "OS" files.
Because the full floppy images themselves are - for obvious reasons - not being used by any EII user so far.
Supporting .EII and OS files should be a very simple step now for you
- the OS file can be found from position 0 till 78847 in the full floppy image
- the EII file can be found from position 78848 till 564734 in the floppy image
Now i want to add the possibility to generate an EmuII disk from a sample file for example by generating all the file system.
I assume you mean that you want to support the .EII files as described above.
Supporting real individual sample files is very very complicated and stuff for specialized sample translation software. The "sample" is not a unit of file handling in the Emulator II; it's an integral part of an EII sound bank.
There's one exception. The EII in fact supports two types of disks:
- the very common Performance disks, containing the .EII sound bank file and (optionally) the operating system; there are only 2 files on it and as a result there's no FAT-like table on them.
- the almost obsolete Library disks, containing several individual samples that can be accessed from the EII to assemble .EII sound banks from samples spread across different library disks. These disks are almost not being used anymore. These disks contain a kind of FAT table.
Now I don't think that we need support for library disks for the Emulator II. But if we have time that we can't spend useful to other activities, we might delve into it of course
I have sent an e-mail with some more clarification about the file handling by the Emulator II.
Someone told me that you have some informations about this. is it true ?
Yes, I do
But except for the information above and in my e-mail, I don't think it is very useful for the HxC project... I would be tricky to support too many internal details of specific devices like EII in HxC, you will not have any sleep anymore. E.g. EMXP is 'only' supporting the full internals of 4 sampler types [Emax, Emulator II, Emulator III, SoundFont] and it's almost a second full time job for me
I hope you will release the modified HxC software/firmware soon !
Can't wait to receive my HxC Rev C boards !