Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by Jeff » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:11 pm

Firmware update ! :
17 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.20.1a

- USB Direct Access mode code refactored :
-----> Read/write performance increased (hxcmount).
-----> Command/Write indications printed on the LCD.

- USB access cache : Write timeout value set to 2 seconds.
https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_dri ... rmware.zip

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

@tzok : hxcmount write issue fixed !

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by Jeff » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:12 pm

tzok wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:56 pm
So creating a FAT16 partition on the USB-stick should solve most of the problems...
Yes maybe. Is the ST FAT16 100% compatible with the DOS version ? If so this worth a try ;)

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by tzok » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:16 pm

Without driver, there is a limit of sector size 1024B, resulting in max. partition size of 32MB. But there are solutions to overcome this problem:
http://atari.8bitchip.info/ASThdFAQ.html
http://atari.8bitchip.info/atdoscp.html
http://info-coach.fr/atari/documents/_m ... _v1.1b.pdf

Actually there are HDD drivers that support FAT32, so this is also possible.

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by Vaklin » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:27 pm

:D

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Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:55 pm

Firmware update ! :
18 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.21.1a

- Indexed mode : Ignore file extension. You can now use any file extension
as long as the file is supported by the floppy emulation engine.
(Can be DSKA0000.HFE/IMG/DSK/ADF/ADL...)

- Acorn machines (*.ADL, *.ADM, *.ADF):
Sectors gap, interleave and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... rmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... _notes.txt

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Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:03 pm

Software update ! :
18 March 2018: HxCFloppyEmulator 2.1.9.1

-> Acorn BBC file format loader (*.ADL/ADM/ADF) fixed.

18 March 2018: HxCFloppyEmulator 2.1.9.0

New XML format definitions :
- Acorn ADFS (160K).
- Acorn ADFM (320K).
- Acorn ADFL (640K).
- Dynacord Add-one.

Stream importer :
- More debug/error messages,
- unconventional index period support.
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... r_soft.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... _notes.txt

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by Jeff » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:03 am

Firmware update ! :
19 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.21.2a

- USB Direct Access mode code : Index gap increased
(Amiga File selector & HxC copy utility under WB fix)
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... rmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... _notes.txt

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by rfancella » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:36 pm

So, I have a question. I recently added an OLED display and rotary encoder with a button built in to my Gotek. I plan on mounting it under my existing floppy drive on my Amiga 1200. With just the rotary encoder accessible, how would one update firmware? Without have up/down buttons to press?
Thanks so much!
Ron

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by Jeff » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:29 am

rfancella wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:36 pm
So, I have a question. I recently added an OLED display and rotary encoder with a button built in to my Gotek. I plan on mounting it under my existing floppy drive on my Amiga 1200. With just the rotary encoder accessible, how would one update firmware? Without have up/down buttons to press?
Thanks so much!
Ron
this is not supported by the bootloader, but i can probably add an "update" entry in the internal menu ! :)

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by rfancella » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:39 pm

Jeff,
Thank you for your response. That would be ideal. :D

Thanks,
Ron

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by Vaklin » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:59 am

Hi Jeff!
Is "READY signal from FDD necessary to provide a proper work of HxC floppy emulator software?

I'm playing with one 8" floppy, and better is to know in advance. This one doesn't provide native this signal.

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by Jeff » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:29 am

Vaklin wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:59 am
Hi Jeff!
Is "READY signal from FDD necessary to provide a proper work of HxC floppy emulator software?

I'm playing with one 8" floppy, and better is to know in advance. This one doesn't provide native this signal.
for the emulator itself, no, but the target machine may need it.

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by Vaklin » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:34 pm

The target machine is another story.
Thank you for the answer!

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by tzok » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:01 pm

I wanted to answer you a long time ago - same as Jeff did, but I've realized you're asking for something different. If I understand you right, you want to use HxC Software to make an image of a physical disk in a vintage disk drive connected to the PC. Am I right? Ready signal is an output from the drive, so if target system doesn't use it, it woudn't matter if the emulator provides it or not.

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Re: New Alpha version Firmware - Volunteer Testers needed !

Post by Vaklin » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:14 pm

I'm asking is software, which makes images, wants "ready" signal. I hope Jeff answered me about that.

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