HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

HxC Floppy Emulator on IBM PC and compatible support
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HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by bjt » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:02 pm

I've ported the Amiga manager app to DOS. You can download it here:

http://github.com/bjt42/hxcfs

It should run on anything from an original IBM PC with MDA upwards.
I've made a video showing it in action here:

https://youtu.be/rfovFoMaL54

Let me know if you have any questions/comments.

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by Jeff » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:25 am

Nice ! I will try it :D

One possible interesting thing to add is the command line mode. This may be interesting to be able to change the disk from a batch script. :)

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by bjt » Thu May 07, 2015 5:15 pm

Yes, that could be a good feature.

Was interested to see that you've ported the HxC firmware to the Gotek devices. I'll get hold of a Gotek and try the PC file selector with it.

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by bjt » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:32 pm

I can confirm that the DOS version of the Floppy Emulator Manager works fine on a Gotek flashed with the 3.0.5.4a HxC firmware.

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by Jeff » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:25 am

bjt wrote:I can confirm that the DOS version of the Floppy Emulator Manager works fine on a Gotek flashed with the 3.0.5.4a HxC firmware.
Not a surprise :wink:. Both use exactly the same protocol. Anyway they may have some changes in the future.

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by Quadko » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:28 am

Cool tool, thanks for porting it! I'm finding it very useful.

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by bjt » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:15 am

There is a new version out now which adds better keyboard handling and floppy error recovery.

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by bjt » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:25 pm

Hi Jeff

Just a heads up. I was testing the selector software with my HxC Slim (firmware 2.1.2.40) and noticed that the problem with entering direct access mode from a HD floppy image happens with this hardware too.

More info: http://torlus.com/floppy/forum/viewtopi ... =33&t=1672

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by Retrofan » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:32 am

Hi:
Nice program. But what I wonder is what can you make if you want to have some floppy images that you need in order when you can't use the HxCFS program.

I mean for example that you want to install MSDos. I've tried creating a drawer and inside I've got the files named with the usual DSKA0000 and next names, so I selected using the Flopply emulator manager for Dos the first as A: But when the MSDos installation asked for the second floppy, clicking the Gotek button didn't work to change to the next floppy on that drawer.

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by Jeff » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:35 pm

Retrofan wrote:Hi:
Nice program. But what I wonder is what can you make if you want to have some floppy images that you need in order when you can't use the HxCFS program.

I mean for example that you want to install MSDos. I've tried creating a drawer and inside I've got the files named with the usual DSKA0000 and next names, so I selected using the Flopply emulator manager for Dos the first as A: But when the MSDos installation asked for the second floppy, clicking the Gotek button didn't work to change to the next floppy on that drawer.
Use the latest firmware & cfg file and use the windows version of the manager to preselect the images :

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... aTrial.zip

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by dJOS » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:04 am

Jeff, can we please get an updated DOS only version please?

The version at the top of this thread is missing a heap of stuff that is in the Amiga version, including niceties like putting an image into a slot and automatically moving to the next slot.

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by Jeff » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 pm

dJOS wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:04 am
Jeff, can we please get an updated DOS only version please?

The version at the top of this thread is missing a heap of stuff that is in the Amiga version, including niceties like putting an image into a slot and automatically moving to the next slot.
yes i am redesigning the code to port it easily on various systems. hope to have something ready this weekend or maybe next week.

https://github.com/jfdelnero/HXCFE_file_selector

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Re: HxC Floppy Emulator Manager for DOS

Post by dJOS » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:24 am

Jeff wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 pm
yes i am redesigning the code to port it easily on various systems. hope to have something ready this weekend or maybe next week.

https://github.com/jfdelnero/HXCFE_file_selector
Fantastic, thanks Jeff.

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