Strange floppy behaviour

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netanel_h
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Re: Strange floppy behaviour

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I don't know if all the floppy emulators from Ebay will work with the hfe files, but I know HxC works, maybe you should try it, it also can be bought through Ebay.

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Re: Strange floppy behaviour

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I just bought a USB floppy emulator drive from ebay. If it doesn't work I will get HxC version.

I will let you know of the progress.

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giorgio wrote:Thanks 10x!
My email is gyochev@abv.bg

It is a very good starting point for me, knowing it has been tried and tested. Meanwhile I had a look at eBay - I will purchase a floppy emulator. I would consider using Google translate if this is the only option.

Thanks again!
Have you tried to dump/read the disks with the hxc software ?

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netanel_h wrote:I don't know if all the floppy emulators from Ebay will work with the hfe files, but I know HxC works, maybe you should try it, it also can be bought through Ebay.
No of course ! :wink:
The HFE format make a big difference versus the "usb floppy emulator" :wink:

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giorgio wrote:I just bought a USB floppy emulator drive from ebay. If it doesn't work I will get HxC version.

I will let you know of the progress.
Unlike the HxC, these emulators only support these formats : 9 sectors*80 tracks*2 sides or 18 sectors*80tracks*2sides, without any kind of copy protection support.

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Re: Strange floppy behaviour

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hello all!

I just managed to get another mcs 2000 sl back to life!
it is a machine in very good condition with german software.

it was build in 1992 and was "upgraded" until 1998 with diesel smoke control and other "goodies".

dumping the copy-protected non-IBM-floppies with the HxC software was (thanks to this forum and thread!!) quite easy.
I had a stock of about 15 different discs 7, of them with bad sectors. :-(
but I managed to dump the V552 system disc and the v552 AU-2 disc to .hfe files.
this ist a matching late twin-disc version enabling the MCS2000It to test 3-12cyl. engines with free programs or test the lambda control system for german exhaust emission control test.

HxC emulator was set to "Emu Shugart", sound to maximum, lights and device "on"....the scrolling filename ist difficult to read, but as there are only two files this is OK.

see: SUN MCS2000 SL

Thanks to the HxC-team and netanel

greetings from Germany
Thomas

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tomsail wrote: ..
HxC emulator was set to "Emu Shugart", sound to maximum, lights and device "on"....the scrolling filename ist difficult to read, but as there are only two files this is OK.

see: SUN MCS2000 SL
Thanks for this nice pdf !

please note that you can slow down the scroll text.

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Re: Strange floppy behaviour

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hi jeff,

as you can see on page 2 at the .pdf,
I "slowed down" the scroll text...

I'll try to make a video next week.

regards
thomas

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Re: Strange floppy behaviour

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hello

seems like the pdf is gone.... Is there anybody who have in spare?

grtz, D

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Dmax wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:14 pm
hello

seems like the pdf is gone.... Is there anybody who have in spare?

grtz, D
This one ? :
https://hxc2001.com/img/hxcfe/sun_mcs2000sl.pdf

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Re: Strange floppy behaviour

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Yes, sir it is!
It is indeed the same machine I have, with exactly the same problem..
I am trying to copy the floppy disks.
So far, been able to copy only the second disk . No problems at all.
The first disk (boot disk I guess), gives me 0 sectors for each track.
Gets nothing out of it...

Can you help me out with this?

or @Nathanel: do you have a copy of your file?

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