Amiga selection program - run from HD?

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n9yty
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Amiga selection program - run from HD?

Post by n9yty » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:26 pm

This may seem like a stupid question, sorry, but I will ask anyway... I've been away from my Amiga stuff for a long time, the last bit of activity was a few years ago when I got a Gotek drive and then later realized the HxC firmware was available for it and so purchased the bootloader for it.

The selection program runs on boot, or from the HD when DF0: is mounted with it, I can run HXCFEMNG. However, at least v1.85a that came with FW v3.1.32.1a seems to have no method to quit the program once you run it without a reboot.

Am I just missing something, or is it not possible to do some limitation?

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Re: Amiga selection program - run from HD?

Post by Jeff » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:47 am

n9yty wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:26 pm
This may seem like a stupid question, sorry, but I will ask anyway... I've been away from my Amiga stuff for a long time, the last bit of activity was a few years ago when I got a Gotek drive and then later realized the HxC firmware was available for it and so purchased the bootloader for it.

The selection program runs on boot, or from the HD when DF0: is mounted with it, I can run HXCFEMNG. However, at least v1.85a that came with FW v3.1.32.1a seems to have no method to quit the program once you run it without a reboot.

Am I just missing something, or is it not possible to do some limitation?
This is just not currently implemented. But this can be done easily, i just need to find time to work on this :wink:.

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Re: Amiga selection program - run from HD?

Post by Jeff » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:25 pm

Jeff wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:47 am
This is just not currently implemented. But this can be done easily, i just need to find time to work on this :wink:.
Done ! :D

EDIT : Link removed Please use the stable version ;)

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Re: Amiga selection program - run from HD?

Post by norb » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:17 pm

Super.
It is possible multitasking version program?

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Re: Amiga selection program - run from HD?

Post by Jeff » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:20 pm

norb wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:17 pm
Super.
It is possible multitasking version program?
It is already "multitasking" friendly. Workbench still there when the hxc file selector is running.
Press "Left Amiga" + "N" to switch to the workbench and "Left Amiga" + "M" to switch back to the manager (or any others "system friendly" fullscreen applications).

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Re: Amiga selection program - run from HD?

Post by Jeff » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:41 pm

Btw about multitasking, try this version instead : it has a better screen handling.

EDIT : Link removed Please use the stable version ;)

Reminder :
Press Left-Amiga+N keys to switch to the Workbench.
Press Left-Amiga+M keys to switch back to the HxC File selector (or any other Workbench friendly full screen software...).

You can drag/scroll the HxC File selector with the upper bar.

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Re: Amiga selection program - run from HD?

Post by Jeff » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:31 am

Stable version released :

https://github.com/jfdelnero/HXCFE_file ... ctor_V1_89

https://github.com/jfdelnero/HXCFE_file ... anager.zip
HxC Floppy Emulator file selector Version 1.89

Amiga -> Better multitasking/Workbench compatibility/support :

-> Don't "overtake"/hand-initialize the screen anymore : Let the system initialize the bitplane and just use it.
-> Don't reboot anymore the system but just exit the file selector if we are not track-loaded.
-> Don't lockup the system anymore in case of error if we are not track-loaded.

With these modifications the file selector is now more "Workbench-friendly".

Amiga Workbench tips and tricks :
Press Left-Amiga+N keys to switch to the Workbench.
Press Left-Amiga+M keys to switch back to the HxC File selector.
You can drag/scroll the HxC File selector screen with the upper bar.

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Re: Amiga selection program - run from HD?

Post by n9yty » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:29 pm

Thank you very much, this is a huge benefit to me. I used it last night to help set up CFD and FAT95 on an old HD install, it was nice to be able to build the ADF containing those files on the Mac using xdftool, copy them over to USB, and then dynamically add them to the slot list on an already running Amiga system. Worked perfectly!

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