Weird File Sizes

HxC Floppy Emulator on Amstrad CPC support
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UbiAllen
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Weird File Sizes

Post by UbiAllen » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:15 pm

Hello and good evening,

first: thanks for making such a cool product happen! I have checked the CPC topics and some threads are in French, so I apologize if I am asking a question again that has already been answered in a French thread, since I unfortunately do not speak any French.

My HxC from Lotharek has arrived and I was able to connect it to my CPC and successfully inserted and used the Amstrad HxC file manager hfe image.

But when I convert a dsk image to a hfe and try to use it, the file sizes which are displayed when issuing "cat" on the Amstrad are totally wrong. When I try to run them (run "myprog"), they to not start - the Amstrad loads the file, but just says "Ready" instead of starting the program.

When I load the source dsk image (which I later convert to hfe) in an emulator, the disk sizes are correct.

This happens with all dsk images that I try to convert and run on the Amstrad.

I attached three files:
source sdk in emulator.jpg = loading the source dsk in an emulator - "cat" displays the correct file sizes / dsk runs correctly:
source dsk in emulator.jpg
source dsk in emulator.jpg (116.88 KiB) Viewed 1516 times
hfe in amstrad.jpg = I converted the source dsk to hfe and put it in the HxC. The "cat" command displays wrong file sizes / files cannot be run:
hfe in amstrad.jpg
hfe in amstrad.jpg (174.25 KiB) Viewed 1516 times
config.jpg = configuration of HxC. Same problem ocours with the default config:
config.jpg
config.jpg (221.97 KiB) Viewed 1516 times
Firmware is up to date - HxC Software is up to date, too. I use the Mac version.

Thank you all in advance for your valuable help.

Best regards


Ubi

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Re: Weird File Sizes

Post by Jeff » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:57 pm

Can you share these HFE & DSK files, or send me them to hxc2001 at hxc2001.com ?

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Re: Weird File Sizes

Post by UbiAllen » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:07 pm

Jeff wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Can you share these HFE & DSK files, or send me them to hxc2001 at hxc2001.com ?
Sure. They are attached.

Thanks!
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Re: Weird File Sizes

Post by Jeff » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:44 pm

UbiAllen wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Jeff wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Can you share these HFE & DSK files, or send me them to hxc2001 at hxc2001.com ?
Sure. They are attached.

Thanks!
It seems that there an issue with some cpc dsk and the new hxc software.
with older version this appears to work fine :

https://sourceforge.net/projects/hxcflo ... p/download

i will fix the issue in the next release.

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Re: Weird File Sizes

Post by UbiAllen » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:33 am

Thank you, Jeff!

It now works perfect. Please let me know when the fixed version is released.

Again, thanks for your help + best regards


Ubi

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Re: Weird File Sizes

Post by Jeff » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:21 am

UbiAllen wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:33 am
Thank you, Jeff!

It now works perfect. Please let me know when the fixed version is released.

Again, thanks for your help + best regards


Ubi
The new version is now available (v2.1.22.2):
https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_dri ... r_soft.zip

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_dri ... _notes.txt

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