MSX2 question.

HxC Floppy Emulator on MSX and compatible support
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javidoom
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MSX2 question.

Post by javidoom » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:03 am

Hello

First, let me say this HxC Floppy Emulator is awesome, it works flawlessly with my Amiga 600, Atari 1024 STFM and Amstrad 6128 :)

Now I'm trying to use it my MSX2 Philips NMS8245, but I can't get it to work...

I've done the cable adaptor shown in this pdf:

http://www.msxarchive.nl/pub/msx/mirror ... 245fdd.pdf

All I get when I type "files" to show the files in the disk, the monitor shows an error saying:

disk offline



I've tried switching pins 6 and 7 in msx conector, no luck. (Disk I/O error)
Tried too, to ground pin 34 too, no luck.

I have the HxC jumper in the same position as used for Amiga. (DS0 selected).

I've tested many times the cable adaptor and everything is conected ok.
Can anyone help me to get it to work?

Thanks!

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Re: MSX2 question.

Post by Jeff » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:17 am

javidoom wrote:Hello

First, let me say this HxC Floppy Emulator is awesome, it works flawlessly with my Amiga 600, Atari 1024 STFM and Amstrad 6128 :)

Now I'm trying to use it my MSX2 Philips NMS8245, but I can't get it to work...

I've done the cable adaptor shown in this pdf:

http://www.msxarchive.nl/pub/msx/mirror ... 245fdd.pdf

All I get when I type "files" to show the files in the disk, the monitor shows an error saying:

disk offline



I've tried switching pins 6 and 7 in msx conector, no luck. (Disk I/O error)
Tried too, to ground pin 34 too, no luck.

I have the HxC jumper in the same position as used for Amiga. (DS0 selected).

I've tested many times the cable adaptor and everything is conected ok.
Can anyone help me to get it to work?

Thanks!
Try to move the jumper setting to ID1#. With your cable MSX DS0 are connected to the pin12 of the floppy emulator. this is the ID1# disk drive select.

javidoom
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Post by javidoom » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:31 am

Thanks!!

That was it! :)

After that, I've changed again the pins 6 and 7 and this time it worked! :?
Maybe it had a bad contact making so changes...

Thanks again for your fast answer.

This is an awesome product, really!!

Jeff
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Post by Jeff » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:35 am

javidoom wrote:Thanks!!

That was it! :)

After that, I've changed again the pins 6 and 7 and this time it worked! :?
Maybe it had a bad contact making so changes...

Thanks again for your fast answer.

This is an awesome product, really!!
I also recommend you to upgrade your firmware :
http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emu ... rmware.zip

mau_rizio
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Post by mau_rizio » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:26 pm

Hi,
wich msx has been tested, apart the philips 8245 of javidoom?

I would like to connect to a philips 8280.

Someone tested on msx1 using a disk interface like philips vy-0010?

Is there write support for dsk images?

Thank you :)
mau_rizio

PS: I ordered mine on sunday, when will be shipped?

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Post by mau_rizio » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:38 am

Tested on msx2 Philips nms-8280: just replace the original :)

Tested on msx1 Philips vg-8020, tested connected to a philips vy-0010 disk interface: everything ok :)
Some pics if you are interested:
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8053/27082010027.jpg
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1631/27082010023.jpg
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6573/27082010024.jpg

The msx is playing Bold, a nice msx1 demo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKqqOcTFVm0

Thank you for the great work :)
maurizio

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