SD Floppy Emulator and EXR-7

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SD Floppy Emulator and EXR-7

Post by DSN1980_DK » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:44 pm

A couple of months ago I purchased the »SD FS SLIM Floppy Emulator SLIM - 34 pin connector - CASED 3,5”« and installed it in my Roland EXR-7 but I can’t get it to work.

I have two 16 GB FAT32 formatted SD cards and I’ve created 3.5” 1.44 MB disk images with the HXC Floppy Emulator Software (MacOS Sierra 10.12.5).

On one of the cards I’ve placed Style images and MIDI images on the other one.
I’ve used the indexed mode config file and named the images “DSKA0000.HFE”, “DSKA0001.HFE” and so on.

When I insert a card in the emulator and when I press the button to load the next image I get a number of shortly beep sounds matching the number of the disk image loaded. With the MIDI card I can see the file names from DSKA0000.HFE no matter which image loaded but I can’t load any files. With the Style card I get the »No Files« message. If I want to format the disk or backup User Programs I get the »Disk Err« message.

I think it might be a config file problem or a firmware problem. I’ve tried both v2.1.2.40 and the beta firmware v2.1.6.14A.

Can anyone please help me make the emulator working with EXR-7? Maybe I could get a copy of a working EXR-7 config file? That would be really great!

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Re: SD Floppy Emulator and EXR-7

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:11 am

What is a "Style Card" ?

If i understand you can read the file present into the image ?

What is the old disk drive model ?

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Re: SD Floppy Emulator and EXR-7

Post by DSN1980_DK » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:06 am

The original disk drive was a Panasonic JU-257A167P.

"Style card" is the SD card with Style files (.STH) placed into the images. And "MIDI card" is the one with MIDI files placed into the images.

When I use the MIDI card the filenames within DSKA0000.HFE are showed in the display of EXR-7. But when I press the "Yes"-button to load a MIDI file nothing happens.

When I use the Style card the error message »No files« is displayed. Same config file on both cards.

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Re: SD Floppy Emulator and EXR-7

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:51 pm

How did you generate the HFE files ?

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Re: SD Floppy Emulator and EXR-7

Post by DSN1980_DK » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:58 pm

Like I wrote in my first topic I've used the Mac version of the HXC Floppy Emulator Software:


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Re: SD Floppy Emulator and EXR-7

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:27 pm

mhhh ".midi". shouldn't be ".mid" ?

Is the Roland EXR-7 supporting long name ?

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Re: SD Floppy Emulator and EXR-7

Post by DSN1980_DK » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:08 pm

.midi or .mid doesn't matter. I've tried renaming once and there was no difference.
I can transfer both Style and MIDI files by USB using my Surface RT tablet (latest Mac version supported by EXR-7 is OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion).
And both are working this way.

It would be much easier if I could use the SD Floppy Emulator!
In the config file I've disabled "2 drives emulation".
And I've tried all available Drive A modes except "Custom".
If it's a custom Pin 2 and Pin 34 setting any ideas which would be the most obvious to try?

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Re: SD Floppy Emulator and EXR-7

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:45 pm

DSN1980_DK wrote:.midi or .mid doesn't matter. I've tried renaming once and there was no difference.
It may matter. Some computers/instruments doesn't support the long name. When was designed the EXR-7 ? After or before 1995 ?

Send me the images, i will regenerate them.

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