Gotek Programming via USBA to USBA cable

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zarkers
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Gotek Programming via USBA to USBA cable

Post by zarkers » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:41 am

Hi there,

I purchased the HxC firmware recently and have a few questions:

== 1. Gotek Programming via USBA to USBA cable ==

In the past I programmed my Gotek drives (as I have several retro machines) using a USBA to USBA cable. I'm using DFuseDemo to write the firmware to the Gotek, however this requires a .dfu file, not a .upd file.

Q: Is it possible to provide a .dfu file?
.hex, .bin, and .s19 files can also be converted to .dfu using "DFU File Manager" tool, so they should also be useable
- Guide on how DFuseDemo is used : http://www.binarydevotion.com/?p=228
- DFuseDemo download (includes DFU File Manager) : http://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/pro ... 32080.html

Is this method of programming firmware not supported? I don't have a serial to USB adapter that you use to program them so it seems I'm stuck.
A once off DFU file would be great for those who use USBA to USBA cables, no need to keep generating new DFU files for each version as afterwards we can upgrade via USB memory stick (UPD file).

== 2. Purchase process ==

Yesterday I purchased the license and have received the webportage invoice by email [order # 132057]. Is there anything else I was meant to receive? I was expecting some license key, or a special link or something to license the gotek firmware. Or perhaps it is not automatic and I need to wait a little longer?
Please forgive my ignorance as I'm new to HxC firmware and the process..

== 3. Upgrade from flash floppy ==

I was wondering if it is possible to update from flash floppy to HxC by placing the .UPD file on a memory stick. I tried it and it didn't work, but thought I may as well ask as maybe there is some way to get it working.

z

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Re: Gotek Programming via USBA to USBA cable

Post by Jeff » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:38 am

zarkers wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:41 am
Hi there,

I purchased the HxC firmware recently and have a few questions:

== 1. Gotek Programming via USBA to USBA cable ==

In the past I programmed my Gotek drives (as I have several retro machines) using a USBA to USBA cable. I'm using DFuseDemo to write the firmware to the Gotek, however this requires a .dfu file, not a .upd file.

Q: Is it possible to provide a .dfu file?

Is this method of programming firmware not supported? I don't have a serial to USB adapter that you use to program them so it seems I'm stuck.
A once off DFU file would be great for those who use USBA to USBA cables, no need to keep generating new DFU files for each version as afterwards we can upgrade via USB memory stick (UPD file).


Yes, just contact me at hxc2001 @ hxc2001.com, i will provide you one hex to initiate the installation ( but i will let you convert it to dfu ;) ).


zarkers wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:41 am

== 2. Purchase process ==

Yesterday I purchased the license and have received the webportage invoice by email [order # 132057]. Is there anything else I was meant to receive? I was expecting some license key, or a special link or something to license the gotek firmware. Or perhaps it is not automatic and I need to wait a little longer?
Please forgive my ignorance as I'm new to HxC firmware and the process..


You should have received an email with the flash procedure + login information some minutes later. if you didn't please contact me to provide me the used/provided email (i don't see your email here, it is different from your forum email ?)


zarkers wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:41 am

== 3. Upgrade from flash floppy ==

I was wondering if it is possible to update from flash floppy to HxC by placing the .UPD file on a memory stick. I tried it and it didn't work, but thought I may as well ask as maybe there is some way to get it working.

z

Yes, this is supported, just contact me at hxc2001 @ hxc2001.com, i will provide you one upd to initiate the installation.

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Re: Gotek Programming via USBA to USBA cable

Post by zarkers » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:01 pm

Hi Jeff thanks for your reply. I have sent an email from the email address I used to purchase the license. Yes it is a different email address to the one I used on the forum, sorry I should’ve used the same one.

Cheers

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Re: Gotek Programming via USBA to USBA cable

Post by Jeff » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:33 pm

zarkers wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Hi Jeff thanks for your reply. I have sent an email from the email address I used to purchase the license. Yes it is a different email address to the one I used on the forum, sorry I should’ve used the same one.

Cheers
I have answered . Let me know if you have received the email.

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