CUSB - USB Floppy emulator advice and support please

HxC Floppy Emulator on Atari ST support
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Midge_the_Mouse
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CUSB - USB Floppy emulator advice and support please

Post by Midge_the_Mouse » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:55 pm

This is my current setup
Windows 10 PRO 64 bit version 1903
Driver version FTDI 2.12.28.0 Driver date 16/08/2017 on COM PORT 3
HxCFloppyEmulator v2.1.24.1
Atari1040STE 4MB
TOS 1.62
Internal GoTek drive FlashCopy firmware with
HxCFloppyEmulator Manager v1.46
HXCFE_file_selector_V1_89
External CUSB - USB Floppy emulator
Drive Select Swap Mod (for swapping between CUSB - USB Floppy emulator/ Internal GoTek drive as A/B and B/A)

I'm using a USB PORT 3.0
USB Serial Port is on (COM3)

I'm just wondering which are best and most reliable settings i should be using on Port Settings and under Advanced Settings?

Also are their any best or most reliable settings i should be using when loading STX/ST/MSA files

Another question about loading STX/ST/MSA files should i load these files first from HxCFloppyEmulator v2.1.24.1 then turn on the Atari1040STE or turn on the Atari1040STE first then load from HxCFloppyEmulator v2.1.24.1 it's not clear?

One last question how do i convert STX/ST/MSA to HFE it's not something i undertand how to do

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Re: CUSB - USB Floppy emulator advice and support please

Post by Jeff » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:02 pm

Have you a paid HxC hardware or HxC firmware ?
If you don't have, i am sorry to say that i don't provide support for the competitors, or at least not for free ;)

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Re: CUSB - USB Floppy emulator advice and support please

Post by Midge_the_Mouse » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:30 pm

I have paid for CUSB - USB Floppy emulator hardware you could hardly call FlashCopy competition :D it came with the GoTek drive when i bought STE on eBay
I plan on using HxC firmware on the GoTek drive at a later point when i have funds

Anyway my questions were specific to the CUSB - USB Floppy emulator hardware that i paid for from Lotharek's Lair


I listed as much useful information in my setup in case their was a problem

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Re: CUSB - USB Floppy emulator advice and support please

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:19 pm

Just use the default settings.
And : There is no use to convert to HFE with the USB HxC Floppy emulator.

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Re: CUSB - USB Floppy emulator advice and support please

Post by Midge_the_Mouse » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:21 pm

Okay thanks for your help anyway i worked out how too convert STX/MSA to HFE files
If you don't mind me saying i think the manual could do with update some parts were not very clear
Another useful feature would be to include some example wiring lays out for other system that want to use the CUSB - USB Floppy emulator as a external drive

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Re: CUSB - USB Floppy emulator advice and support please

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:09 pm

Midge_the_Mouse wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Okay thanks for your help anyway i worked out how too convert STX/MSA to HFE files
If you don't mind me saying i think the manual could do with update some parts were not very clear
Another useful feature would be to include some example wiring lays out for other system that want to use the CUSB - USB Floppy emulator as a external drive
Sorry but i still don't understand why you are converting to HFE with the HxC USB Floppy Emulator... : this is totaly useless since all these files are directly supported.

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Re: CUSB - USB Floppy emulator advice and support please

Post by Midge_the_Mouse » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 am

Because some Atari ST games are only in STX format and i cant' read those with GoTek and FlashCopy it's then easier to convert to HFE format
Sometimes i don't want to be hand cuffed to the PC and CUSB - USB Floppy emulator it's then easier to convert for FlashCopy to read those files
I'm going to purchase HxC firmware but not right now as money is tight at the moment

Also i have a few questions i understand STX files only have partial support
Do IPF files for the Amiga have full support or is that only partial too?
Will their ever be specific firmware updates for the CUSB - USB Floppy emulator or improvements for STX files?

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Re: CUSB - USB Floppy emulator advice and support please

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:30 pm

Ok.

The STX itself is a bad format : Converting it to floppy media may or may not work (half of the necessary information is not present in these files...).
So yes IPF is better at this point.

But as i wrote in my first response i don't provide any support for anything else than HxC HW and Firmware, so no further support for the moment.

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