New HxC Floppy Emulator software for Windows and Mac OS X !

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Re: New HxC Floppy Emulator software for Windows and Mac OS X !

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The new version is still generating a disk type that is Atari ST. I am working on a change to the SCP software where you can override the disk type because right now, anything that HxC creates for 5.25" format is unusable.

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Re: New HxC Floppy Emulator software for Windows and Mac OS X !

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JimDrew wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:26 am
The new version is still generating a disk type that is Atari ST. I am working on a change to the SCP software where you can override the disk type because right now, anything that HxC creates for 5.25" format is unusable.
Why this "type" information is important for the SCP software ?
Should i turn it to "unknown" ?

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Re: New HxC Floppy Emulator software for Windows and Mac OS X !

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The type is used by SuperCard Pro's disk copier to autofill the parameters for writing disks.

You should be setting the type to the various types defined by the SCP specification. There are types defined for numerous formats - IBM360, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Atari 8 bit, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 8 bit, etc. etc.

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Re: New HxC Floppy Emulator software for Windows and Mac OS X !

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HxC Floppy Emulator software v2.5.5.1 released with a plethora of improvements and fixes ! (See the release notes)

Happy new year 2021 ! :D

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

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

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HxCFloppyEmulator 2.5.5.1

-> New hardware support introduced : Pauline ! The ultimate stream based floppy drive simulator / floppy dumper :)
   Pauline control and real time stream viewer window added. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZiyms6lo4U )

-> macOS : CAPSlib loader added (IPF, CTRAW...). (Windows/Linux/macOS CAPSlib loaders code merged)

-> macOS : macOS Big Sur support fixed.

-> New Loader/Writer : HxC Quickdisk images.

-> New Writer : Oric DSK images ("MFM_DISK" format).

-> New Loader : DiscFerret *.DFI stream files. (WIP!)

-> New Loader : AppleSauce *.A2R stream files. (WIP!)

-> XML loader : Add new properties and fix long track to support Quickdisk and Hardsectored disks.
                New proprerties (micro-seconds time length/position parameters) :
                index_len_us , add_index_us, track_len_us, pregap_us.

-> New XML format : Olivetti TOP 100 / Triumph-Adler Gabriele PFS typewriter Quickdisk format.

-> New XML format : FLEX disk formats.

-> New XML format : SORD M68 HD disk.

-> New XML format : Bung MGD2 disk.

-> Windows "Save as" file selector : Fix the overwrite prompt regression.

-> Kryoflux stream loader : Code re-factored and fixed.

-> IPF Loader : The CAPS library DI_LOCK_INDEX flag turned off by default (fake index track buffer realignment).
                Can be enabled with the LOADER_IPF_CAPS_DI_LOCK_INDEX parameter.
                "Weak bits" support fixed.

-> CPC EDSK writer : Fix EDSK export with unformatted track(s).
                     Fix export with unaligned track size.
                     Keep the last unformatted tracks.
                     Discard the second side if unformatted. (parameter CPCDSK_WRITER_DISCARD_UNFORMATTED_SIDE)
                     Limit the sector data size to 6144 bytes. (parameter CPCDSK_WRITER_LIMIT_SECTOR_SIZE)

-> Atari ATR Loader : Loader fixed.

-> SCP Loader : Input file sanity checks added.

-> SCP Writer : Randomize stream on weak-bits.

-> SCP Writer : Fix single sided disks export.

-> STX Writer : Support sectors headers without data part.

-> TD0 Loader : More robust with corrupted images.

-> TRS80 DMK Loader : Fix FM / SD track ID / Data mark clock patching.

-> TRS80 DMK Writer : Byte align tracks (WIP!).

-> Macintosh disk support : Macintosh GCR decoding, CLV disks stream import (WIP!).

-> Disk viewer : Resizeable window.

-> Disk viewer : Realistic physical floppy disk state representation (3"1/2 135TPI, 5"1/4 96TPI, 5"1/4 48TPI, 8" 48TPI).

-> Disk viewer : Track markers support.

-> Disk viewer : New stream viewer modes !
                 You can see the stream files at the signal level ! :
                 SuperCard Pro *.SCP, Kryoflux *.raw, Pauline Stream HFE, DiscFerret *.DFI, AppleSauce *.A2R...

-> QuickDisk Thomson MO5 Sector/track support added (Set "BMPEXPORT_ENABLE_QD_MO5_ENCODING" to 1 to enable it).

-> Apple II : Track generator fixed : GCR 6&2 Sync bits and sector GAP fixed.

-> Apple II : Various fixes in the track analyzer.

-> QM loader : Regression fixed.

-> S900 raw files support : Low level/track format now match with the real S900 to fix the compatibility
                            with the Oberheim DPX-1.

-> Windows target : Now use MinGW32 / MinGW64 instead of VC 6.0 to build the software.
                    32 bits and 64 bits targets supported.
                    Speed performances significantly increased.

-> Flux Stream Analyzer : Perfectly aligned revolutions (index+stream) issue fixed.
                          (Some good tracks was marked as weak/bad).

-> Flux Stream Analyzer : Revolution overlap search depth reduced to 1.5% (+/- 3ms) -> Faster execution.

-> Floppy disk dump window redesigned. More options added.

-> USB HxC Floppy Emulator : Packet size can be set with the USB_HXCFLOPPYEMULATOR_DEFAULT_PACKET_SIZE variable.

-> And a plethora of others improvements and fixes !
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