HxC general questions

HxC Floppy Emulator on ZX Spectrum and compatible support
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Rorschack
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HxC general questions

Post by Rorschack » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:23 am

Last night, during my night shift in Cremona Hospital (I live in Italy), I performed random searches on google... and the old Spectrum addiction returned!!!!
I am very interested in Lotharek's HxC floppy emulator so, before buying it, I have some question for you, dear helpful friends, to answer:
1) I would like to connect HxC to a Spectrum +3 using the cable to the right:
(link: http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... NA:IT:3160)

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Will it work according to you?

2) I would like to use an old HTPC case in order to house HxC hardware (in this way I can concentrate all the cables in one box)... but I am not sure about form factor. There are two item I should use: SD SCZIF Floppy Emulator SLIM - ZIF Connector - CASED (http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=117) and SD FB Floppy Drive Emulator - BLACK CASE (http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=121). Are they equivalent?
I prefer to install slim Hxc floppy emulator, but I cannot find an adapter for standard 3,5" PC bays... please, can you help me?

3) Internet Documentation is not clear: can I use the above cable with a + 2A 128 Spectrum? Does the +2A model need to replace original Sinclair/Amstrad chips with +3E chips?

4) ... and above all, do you know where to buy a 128 +3 Spectrum (I already own a 128 +2 Gray model and I know eBay)?

Many thanks in advance, more questions will follow... I warn you ;-)

Sergio

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Re: HxC general questions

Post by Jeff » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:35 am

Rorschack wrote: 1) I would like to connect HxC to a Spectrum +3 using the cable to the right:
(link: http://cgi.ebay.it/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... NA:IT:3160)

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Will it work according to you?

...

3) Internet Documentation is not clear: can I use the above cable with a + 2A 128 Spectrum? Does the +2A model need to replace original Sinclair/Amstrad chips with +3E chips?
I don't know. Why don't ask this to this ebay seller ?

Rorschack
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Re: HxC general questions

Post by Rorschack » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:01 pm

I thought you know how to connect HxC hardware to Sinclair computers... please let me know where I can find instructions about the commection. Many thanks again

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