How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

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How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by crc » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:18 pm

hello folks!

just got me a EPS 16+ last week. it came with a Lotharek drive. There where all kinds of cool sounds and effects in .HFE format on the SD... ok well now i found a good batch of samples and effects that are not on the card yet, and they are in .EFE format. i have tried all kinds of exports and EFE2HFE programs ect. i get a working .HFE image that the EPS16 reads, but all the .HFE images i try to make are empty for some reason.

any step by step instructions how to make working .HFE files out of the .EFE files i have?
the HxC emulator has the latest OS. My PC does not have a floppy drive.

thanks!

-michael

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:57 pm

Have you tried this ? :

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... FE2HFE.zip

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-----------H----H--X----X-----CCCCC----22222----0000-----0000------11----------
----------H----H----X-X-----C--------------2---0----0---0----0--1--1-----------
---------HHHHHH-----X------C----------22222---0----0---0----0-----1------------
--------H----H----X--X----C----------2-------0----0---0----0-----1-------------
-------H----H---X-----X---CCCCC-----222222----0000-----0000----1111------------
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--------------------------------------------------------- http://hxc2001.com --
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                          EPS EFE TO HFE Converter
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                             Release 07/17/2013
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Usage :

-> Put in the folder INPUT_EFE your EFE files.
-> Start convert_efe_to_hfe.bat
-> Get your HxC Floppy Emulator disk images (HFE) in the OUTPUT_HFE folder !

Note : OS Required Windows 98/Windows 2000/ XP / Vista (32bits) / Seven (32bits)

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by crc » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:32 pm

yes i have. like i described earlier, that one creates working .HFE images that the EPS16+ reads,
but it reads them as empty discs. "no instruments" "no effects" ect.

the filesize is also a bit different to the files that work.
that converter creates files that are 1961 kb, when the fully working ones are 2001 kb

oh, but the the demofiles that where in the output folder do work.

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by Jeff » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:31 am

crc wrote:yes i have. like i described earlier, that one creates working .HFE images that the EPS16+ reads,
but it reads them as empty discs. "no instruments" "no effects" ect.

the filesize is also a bit different to the files that work.
that converter creates files that are 1961 kb, when the fully working ones are 2001 kb

oh, but the the demofiles that where in the output folder do work.
i need to make it work. What is your OS ? Have you tried to move the whole folder to the root of your pc ? ( c:\ )

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by crc » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:11 am

windows vista. what folder do i have to put to c:\ ?`
Jeff wrote:
crc wrote:yes i have. like i described earlier, that one creates working .HFE images that the EPS16+ reads,
but it reads them as empty discs. "no instruments" "no effects" ect.

the filesize is also a bit different to the files that work.
that converter creates files that are 1961 kb, when the fully working ones are 2001 kb

oh, but the the demofiles that where in the output folder do work.
i need to make it work. What is your OS ? Have you tried to move the whole folder to the root of your pc ? ( c:\ )

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by Jeff » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:35 am

crc wrote:windows vista. what folder do i have to put to c:\ ?`
vista 32bits or 64bits?

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by crc » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:04 am

vista 32bits
Jeff wrote:
crc wrote:windows vista. what folder do i have to put to c:\ ?`
vista 32bits or 64bits?

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by crc » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:38 pm

i would really love to get this working!

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by Jeff » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:09 pm

crc wrote:i would really love to get this working!
Need more logs...

But i think that it will be quicker if i do the conversion for you...
Just make a zip of all files to be converted, and add a link to it here.

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by crc » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:04 pm

here you go. very kind of you! let me know when you have downloaded the file.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3543499/ToJeff.zip
Jeff wrote:
crc wrote:i would really love to get this working!
Need more logs...

But i think that it will be quicker if i do the conversion for you...
Just make a zip of all files to be converted, and add a link to it here.

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by Jeff » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:35 am

crc wrote:here you go. very kind of you! let me know when you have downloaded the file.
Here it is :
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... UT_HFE.zip

Let me know if all is ok.

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by crc » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:21 pm

thanks jeff.

tried out the files, but the problem remains the same.
my EPS16+ reads the .HFE files, but all the files are empty.
"No Instruments" "No Effect Files"
Jeff wrote:
crc wrote:here you go. very kind of you! let me know when you have downloaded the file.
Here it is :
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... UT_HFE.zip

Let me know if all is ok.

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:05 am

TOPPAZ.hfe, SR LOCUTOR.hfe, are also empty?

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by crc » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:56 am

yes actually those files work. how do those two differ from the rest?
Jeff wrote:TOPPAZ.hfe, SR LOCUTOR.hfe, are also empty?

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Re: How to make working .HFE disk images for EPS16+?

Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:49 pm

crc wrote:yes actually those files work. how do those two differ from the rest?
Jeff wrote:TOPPAZ.hfe, SR LOCUTOR.hfe, are also empty?
In the zip : the packed size is bigger than the non-working files.
Will check what is going on with the non working ones...

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