HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

HxC Floppy Emulator on MSX and compatible support
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HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by SkalTura » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:08 am

Hi there,

I recently bought the HxC SD Floppy emulator for my Sony HB-F700P MSX, and it works perfectly.
Selecting the images by hand on the emulator works fine, however... I would like to have a software tool, so I can select the images, or browse the SD card. I saw that this kind of tool is available for Atari and Amiga, but not for MSX.

Does anyone have this for MSX, or can someone help me with programming to make it myself ?
(I can only program in Turbo Pascal for MSX-DOS)

Many thanks !!

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by pulkomandy » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:43 pm

I don't think it was done (yet) for the MSX ?

You need the following :
* Some knowledge of the floppy controller (seeking to a track and reading/writing sectors)
* A FAT32 filesystem handler.

The CPC version may be more easily portable, as it is a z80 based computer. This would get the FAT32 part done, at least. But it's written in a mix of C and assembler, which may not be easy to integrate with Turbo Pascal...

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by SkalTura » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:57 pm

I say a French topic (I pulled it through Google translate because I can't read French) of someone who was working on it about a half year ago.
Hopefully he will succeed in making it, and be so kind to post it on the forum for us to download.

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by RibbSayan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:45 pm

This project is in my pipe... but, sorry, I don't work on it.
I'm working on a MSX game and actually in a web site for my company (on extra)

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by SkalTura » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:45 pm

If you have code already, can you send it to me ?
Maybe I can work on it further ?

Many thanks

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by RibbSayan » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:13 pm

Ok, you've got a mail ? :)

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by pulkomandy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:49 pm

Is it based on my MO5 work ? Are there any changes to it ?
I'd like to get it if so, maybe there's something I can reuse ;)

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by RibbSayan » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:50 am

A promise is a promise (beautiful, no ? :lol: )
I'll share my search when I'll search ( :lol: again)
But now... I'm not searching beacause I'm very busy.

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by SkalTura » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:33 pm

RibbSayan wrote:Ok, you've got a mail ? :)
Please mail to: skaltura @ hotmail . com

I added the spaced to protect from spam, so please remove the spaces from the email...
Many thanks !!

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by SkalTura » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:20 am

Anyone made a browser tool for MSX yet ?
Or could any tell me how to get the emulator to track 255 with MSX BASIC (if possible) ?

Thank you

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by mau_rizio » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:41 am

Any update on the manager fo msx? the slim version demans it :)

@RibbSayan: can you share your work please?

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by SkalTura » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:53 am

Or help us to make it ourselves...

How do you put the emulator in the direct access mode ?
How do you move it to track 255 on the MSX ?
Is there a way to do this in Basic, or do we need to do it in Assembly ?
Is there an address to "poke" to get it to go to track 255 ?

Please help

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by RibbSayan » Sun May 05, 2013 7:28 pm

Sorry for late reply.
I have not done anything.
I just read the documentation provided by Jeff.
I can't help.

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by SkalTura » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:04 am

Still no one who figured out how to make a software browser for MSX ?

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Re: HxC Floppy emulator browser tool

Post by Jeff » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:53 am

SkalTura wrote:Still no one who figured out how to make a software browser for MSX ?
Is there someone able and wanting to port the CPC version for the MSX ?

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