Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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18 April 2021 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.7.1.1a for all Artery AND STM Goteks !

- RAM Memory management enhanced : Detect the RAM size and change/adapt
the cache buffers size according to the available memory.

- Compatible with all Goteks (Artery and STM MCU compatible).

More details on the forum : viewtopic.php?p=23695#p23695
HXCFEUSB_Gotek_HxC_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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28 April 2021 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.7.1.4a for all Artery AND STM Goteks !
( -> In the "Artery_AT32_Gotek_HxC_Firmware" folder !)

Update recommended for Artery Goteks users:

- "Normal mode" / Direct stick browsing mode :

- Fix regression with Artery Goteks !
(Crash due to a memory alignment issue)

- Custom firmware page updated : https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/

- Build tools updated.
HXCFEUSB_Gotek_HxC_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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25 May 2021 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.7.2.1a

- Normal/direct selection mode : File sorting optimized for low memory "Artery" Goteks.

- 1680KB Distribution Media Format (DMF) .IMG support adjusted / fixed.
HXCFEUSB_Gotek_HxC_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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24 June 2021 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.7.3.1a

- New SFRKC30 Gotek boards support added :

This new Gotek revision has a new rotary port and will be shipped
with a rotary switch and an OLED screen directly from the factory
(No "mod" required anymore)

- Bootloader updated.

- Firmware updated.

- Firmware customization page updated.
(https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)
HXCFEUSB_Gotek_HxC_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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28 June 2021 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.7.4.1a

- Some important fixes in the emulation from folder mode

(Informations about this mode are available on this page :
https://hxc2001.com/docs/gotek-floppy-e ... older.html)

- The emulation from folder mode was broken on ARTERY MCU based Goteks.

Update recommended for all "emulation from folder mode" users !
HXCFEUSB_Gotek_HxC_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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15 August 2021 : Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.7.5.1a
-> SFRKC30 / SFR1M44-U100LQD Gotek support enhanced :

- The new rotary port is now supported.

- New explicit U100LQD OLED configuration. (https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)

(Specific binaries for this new Gotek are now provided in the "New_U100LQD_Gotek" folder)

-> The detected hardware model can now be read in the embedded menu
(Sub menu 'F' for the 7 digits Gotek and in the "FW/HW version" sub menu
for the OLED Goteks).

Hardware ID definitions :

000 : Original STM32F105 Gotek (64KB of RAM)

001 : 64 pins ARTERY AT32F415RCT7 on an old STM32 Gotek board (32KB of RAM)

002 : 48 pins ARTERY AT32F415CBT7 (New board) (32KB of RAM)

003 : 64 pins ARTERY AT32F415RCT7 (New SFRKC30 / SFR1M44-U100LQD Gotek : Native OLED and Rotary support) (32KB of RAM)

-> Test firmware updated to support all STM32 and Artery Goteks.
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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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29 August 2021 : Firmware STM32/AT32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.8.1.2a

- Build-in USB stick init / format function :

The USB stick can now be formatted/initialized for the "Image-less mode" by the firmware.
Remove the USB stick, press both buttons to enter the embedded menu and select the sub
menu to activate the format mode :

* 7 digits display "d" menu entry -> Should display "For"
* OLED display "Format USB Key" menu entry.

Then insert the USB stick you want to format.

WARNING : Formatting will erase all data on the USB stick !

The default built-in image is an HD 1.44MB Floppy disk, but you can select another built-in image
on the firmware customization service page if needed : https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/
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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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19 September 2021 : Firmware STM32/AT32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.8.3.1a

- Raw *.IMG PC Files : Fix the 40 tracks double sided images support.

- Build-in USB stick init / format function (custom firmware) :

If the the 7 segments screen embedded menu is disabled, the format
mode can be enabled by the user by just pressing both buttons with
no USB stick connected.

- The eject/insert feature can now be disabled on the custom firmware
page. (https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)
HXCFEUSB_Gotek_HxC_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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10 October 2021 -> 31 October 2021 : Firmware STM32/AT32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v4.0.x.xa - Pre Release
(Cumulative release notes - Work In Progress ! Latest version : v4.0.5.2a)

- AT32 SFR1M44-DU26, SFR720-DU26 (SFRC2D.B Gotek PCB) support added !

- SFRKC30.AT2 PCB Gotek (QFN32 AT32 MCU) support added !

- Init layer enhanced to support all Gotek variants in a better way.

- Low level layer enhanced to support all Gotek variants in a better way.

- More STM32 and AT32 MCU models supported !

- Amiga and Atari ST File selector updated to support the new v4.x.x.x
firmwares series.

- Bug Fixes !
HXCFEUSB_Gotek_HxC_firmware.zip

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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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10 October 2021 -> 1 December 2021 : Firmware STM32/AT32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v4.2.X.Xa - Pre Release

(Cumulative release notes - Work In Progress ! Latest version : v4.2.0.1a)
(>>> Please find these WIP firmwares in the "WIP_Firmware" folder ! <<<)

[...]

- More STM32 and AT32 MCU models supported !

- Sound fixed on Artery Goteks.

- New "SWAPMEM.BIN" swap file system implemented to deal with the low RAM memory
ARTERY Goteks : Better HFE format and long write operations support
(Amiga, E-mu Emulator, Arburg...)

- Bug Fixes !
HXCFEUSB_Gotek_HxC_firmware.zip

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Re: Firmware updates for the STM32/Gotek HxC floppy emulators !

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10 October 2021 -> 3 January 2022 : Firmware STM32/AT32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v4.2.X.Xa - Pre Release

(Cumulative release notes - Work In Progress ! Latest version : v4.2.1.1a)
(>>> Please find these WIP firmwares in the "WIP_Firmware" folder ! <<<)

[...]

- SFRKC30AT3 PCB Gotek (TQFP48 AT32 MCU + New rotary port) support added !
HXCFEUSB_Gotek_HxC_firmware.zip

USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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