HxcError in HxC Manager V3

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Targhan
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HxcError in HxC Manager V3

Post by Targhan » Wed May 20, 2015 10:04 pm

Hello,

I have a problem with the HxC Manager V3 (disc version): it starts, detects correctly the firmware version (1.8.2.40), then tries reading the config file.
After a few seconds, a message appears:
"Ooops.. something went wrong
Errorcode
HXCERROR_READCONFIGFILEERROR"

I used the exact config/HFE files in the package and put them at the root of my SDCard, yet it doesn't work. The error was present even with my previous config file.

This is strange, because the device works brillantly in read/write, on both drives, both sides, so I have absolutely no problem with it. What makes the Manager fail?

Thanks,
Julien.

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Re: HxcError in HxC Manager V3

Post by norecess » Thu May 21, 2015 2:43 am

I looked at source-code. I confirm the error pops when file can not be read.

file = fl_fopen( "/HXCSDFE.CFG", "r" );
if ( !file )
{
return OPERATIONRESULT_ERROR;
}

I know there is special treatment to do with SDCard (format..) maybe it's the case? Jeff?

Thx

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Re: HxcError in HxC Manager V3

Post by Jeff » Thu May 21, 2015 7:52 am

The SD must be formatted in FAT32 for the CPC manager.

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Re: HxcError in HxC Manager V3

Post by Targhan » Thu May 21, 2015 6:42 pm

It's working!! FAT32 did the trick. Thanks a lot to both of you!!

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Re: HxcError in HxC Manager V3

Post by TFM » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:14 am

Hi! This is a problem with the HxC ROM for the CPC.

When starting the HxC from the autoboot disc, it works.

If I burn that ROM from that .hfe to an X-MEM I have the following problem:

It does access drive A, seems to move head to track 255 (not good!) and then it does display an "discerror" message. I use FW 3.15, is this the problem?

I don't want to do intensive tests, because my floppies head will for sure not feel so great at track 255.

Any idea for a fix, or how to overcome this problem?

The only idea I have is that the HxC software reads the variable for "current drive" from the wrong byte in RAM.

Any help is appreciated, I'm sure other people had this error too.

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Re: HxcError in HxC Manager V3

Post by Targhan » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:02 am

Yup, this also happened to me when fiddling with the switches. I reported this bug to NoRecess some time ago (but he will probably not make another release before long).

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Re: HxcError in HxC Manager V3

Post by TFM » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:41 pm

Is there a way to work around?

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Re: HxcError in HxC Manager V3

Post by Jeff » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:23 am

TFM wrote:Is there a way to work around?
Sorry but Norecess have closed the sources of this version and doesn't seems to support it anymore. I can't do anything with the v3 so please use the earlier versions. ( <= v2.5)

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