.STX to HFEv3 problem

HxC Floppy Emulator on Atari ST support
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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by RobyF » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:15 pm

With STE, if the copy protection fail, you get the "insert floppy in drive A" (or something similar) message. If the copy protection pass, you get some bomb and back to desktop.

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by Jeff » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:36 am

RobyF wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:15 pm
With STE, if the copy protection fail, you get the "insert floppy in drive A" (or something similar) message. If the copy protection pass, you get some bomb and back to desktop.
Not get the chance to try it but i have exposed a new option that may help with some protections:

https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/

Set the "Read emulation pipeline buffer size" to "Short".

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by Jeff » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:51 am

No doesn't work either. And btw the USB HxC hardware doesn't work too with it. So there is an issue with the image and/or the PC HxC Software.

I have spotted something in the HxC software logs, i will dig this.

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by RobyF » Thu May 02, 2019 4:39 pm

Hello, me again.. :)
Have you found anything?

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by Jeff » Mon May 06, 2019 8:44 pm

RobyF wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Hello, me again.. :)
Have you found anything?
I completely forgot this (again, sorry... )...

To be pragmatic and avoid me some hours of (almost) useless work : Is there any software able to convert this STX to another stream format ?

(I suspect that the problem is the STX format itself -> This format wasn't designed to be able to reproduce the floppy disk... Half the informations is missing to regenerate reliably the floppy disk, and this cause issue with some tittles. This is only for emulators...)

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by RobyF » Wed May 08, 2019 1:10 pm

Jeff wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:44 pm
I completely forgot this (again, sorry... )...
No problem! :)
Jeff wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:44 pm
To be pragmatic and avoid me some hours of (almost) useless work : Is there any software able to convert this STX to another stream format ?
None that i know...
Jeff wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:44 pm
(I suspect that the problem is the STX format itself -> This format wasn't designed to be able to reproduce the floppy disk... Half the informations is missing to regenerate reliably the floppy disk, and this cause issue with some tittles. This is only for emulators...)
Pasti was the only software from all the disk imaging tools that i have, capable of creating a "working copy" of the floppy. Do you have any software to recommend to create an image for hxc from a copy protected floppy? I don't want buy kyroflux only for that damned datadat :)
Anyway, thank you for all and have a nice day!

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by Jeff » Wed May 08, 2019 1:15 pm

Do you still have the floppy disk ? If so, i can image it correctly for you.

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by RobyF » Thu May 09, 2019 10:11 am

REALLY?!?! :D
Yes i have the floppy in a strongbox :P, i'll wait for instructions!
Many, many, many thanks

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by Jeff » Thu May 09, 2019 7:55 pm

RobyF wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:11 am
REALLY?!?! :D
Yes i have the floppy in a strongbox :P, i'll wait for instructions!
Many, many, many thanks
Yes really :D , i have all the necessary stuff here, and this is a part of my service.
Send me an email to hxc2001 at hxc2001.com, i will tell you where to send the disk in France.

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by Jeff » Sat May 25, 2019 8:05 am

Disk received, dumped and converted :

http://hxc2001.com/vrac/DataDat.zip

You need to update the firmware to the very last version (in the WIP folder) :

https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_dri ... rmware.zip

:D

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by RobyF » Sat May 25, 2019 12:49 pm

It works!!! :lol: :shock: :D
Can i ask what software/hardware you used to complete the task?

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by Jeff_HxC2001 » Sat May 25, 2019 1:58 pm

RobyF wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 12:49 pm
It works!!! :lol: :shock: :D
Can i ask what software/hardware you used to complete the task?
Hw :
A de10-nano board with a piggy back board for the floppy buffers but anything able to produce a stream dump is fine (kryoflux, supercard pro...).

Sw :
The latest hxc tool to analyze and convert the stream dump to HFEv3 with the weakbits support.

I will check the stx loader, there is problaby something to fix ; )

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Re: .STX to HFEv3 problem

Post by RobyF » Tue May 28, 2019 9:41 am

Thank you for all, really! When you are ready to send back the floppy, mail me all the info regarding the costs. I'm going to buy another gotek for my STE and the least I can do is to get a hxc license for it.

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