Sega System 24

Ordyne
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Well, I spoke too soon.

Most games work on this system fine, however there is one that uses a different sector layout called hotrod, this loads but is amazingly slow to a point where it is causing issues in the game due to the loading time being so far out.

For instance:

Hot Rod - 6 Sectors 8k,1k,1k,1k,512b,256b

Scramble Spirits - 7 Sectors 2k,2k,2k,2k,2k,1k,256b

Scramble Spirits runs fine, however hotrod is a lot slower on the HxC compared to a real floppy disk and is causing issues within the software.

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Ordyne wrote:Well, I spoke too soon.

Most games work on this system fine, however there is one that uses a different sector layout called hotrod, this loads but is amazingly slow to a point where it is causing issues in the game due to the loading time being so far out.

For instance:

Hot Rod - 6 Sectors 8k,1k,1k,1k,512b,256b

Scramble Spirits - 7 Sectors 2k,2k,2k,2k,2k,1k,256b

Scramble Spirits runs fine, however hotrod is a lot slower on the HxC compared to a real floppy disk and is causing issues within the software.
ok. Do you know if the present sector order (8k,1k,1k,1k,512b,256b) is the right one on the floppy disk ?
Can you send me the S24 image by email, i will send you back an HFE with some gap setting changed.
( http://hxc2001.free.fr/imiel.htm )

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Re: Sega System 24

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Hi Jeff,

I know that is the correct sector order for the original floppy disk.

I dont have this in .s24, just in HFE & Raw format as this was read from a FDD with the HxC software. I can also read it in with Anadisk or Teledisk if needed?

Please let me know.

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Please try the image present in your email box.

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Hi Jeff,

All seems to be working fine at the moment, I will do some more testing but everything seems good so far.

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Ordyne wrote:Hi Jeff,

All seems to be working fine at the moment, I will do some more testing but everything seems good so far.
Ok perfect ! Don't forget to take some pictures and videos ;)

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I'm having the same problem with my new HxC SD Slim, but changing the interface in the config file does absolutely nothing. I can set it on completely ridiculous settings and it still works but only if I switch dip #2 to on after the machine is turned on.

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update the your firmware with the latest one.

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

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Hi, I have a Rev F HxC on the way from Lotharek, but I wanted to check:

I am trying to fix a US/World 4-player Hot Rod. I believe that means that I want to use the ds3-5000-01a-rev-c.img file from MAME.
Can someone confirm that is the right file? (The bad disk that is in the game now has no label on it :( )

Also, can someone just give me a quick list of the main steps to convert that? (I don't think that a patch is required anymore since the software has been updated...but according to YouTube comments to the videos posted above, it sounds like I may need to pass the MAME .img file through the software more than once? Just looking for what the updated workflow would be...)

Thank you!

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Drop me a message and I can send you the files over..

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To make it easy here is the config for sys24, this is assuming you want to start with the same image which you will need to rename to STARTUPA.HFE
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Thanks for the reply! That's definitely helpful. I would love to get your file, but for the life of me can't figure out how to PM you on here. Not sure if I need a minimum number of posts or something for PM's to be enabled?

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Got the file, thank you!

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