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

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HxC Floppy Emulator software v2.5.6.6 released with improvements and fixes ! (See the release notes)

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

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HxCFloppyEmulator 2.5.6.6

-> C64 sector format support added.

-> Victor 9000 sector format support added.

-> Disk viewer : 48 TPI disks -> Max tracks increased to 43 tracks.

-> Tracks/Disk viewer : Some minor graphical changes.

-> Stream analyzer : All internals PLL parameters can be set/changed in
                     the configuration file (see init.script for more details).

-> AppleSauce *.A2R : 3"1/2 disks dump support.

-> Hard-sectored support fixed.

-> Apple Macintosh CLV support fixed/improved.

-> Stream analyzer : Some fixes and improvements.

-> Sectors decoders : Some fixes and improvements.
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Re: New HxC Floppy Emulator software for Windows and Mac OS X !

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HxC Floppy Emulator software v2.15.1.2 released with improvements and fixes ! (See the release notes)

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

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23 December 2023 : HxCFloppyEmulator 2.15.1.2

-> Many fixes and improvements into the flux stream management :

  - One revolution only / 2 indexes support fixed.

  - Fix stream files formats export : No more glitch after the first revolution index. (Fix SCP and KF export).

  - Sectors recovery support - Can be disabled/enabled with the FLUXSTREAM_SECTORS_RECOVERY variable.
    This feature try to automatically recover/fix bad sectors with copies present in others stream revolutions.

  - Default pulses timing jitter tolerance increased from 10% to 14% (Config file).

-> Kryoflux writer : stream to stream conversion : Don't align output stream to the next index.

-> SCP writer : stream to stream conversion : Don't align output stream to the next index.

-> SCP loader : Fix singled-sided images support (Fix the number of tracks/cylinder).

-> SCP loader : Fix broken support of SCP images with more than 5 revolutions.

-> SCP loader : Fix odd number of tracks + double step mode issue (Last track missing).

-> Logic analyzer capture loader : nameTT.S.logicbin8bits file name convention support. (TT=track S=side)

-> New XML format : MC50/MC300/MC500 formats and empty data disk.

-> New XML format : Sharp X68000 2HD disk.

-> Track display : Fix possible infinite loop : check the bitrate value and stop + report if needed.

-> HFEv3 loader : Support RAND_OPCODE right after SKIPBITS_OPCODE.

-> New X68000 DIM file image loader.

-> New Apple II 2MG file image loader. (WIP - To be completed)

-> XML raw loader : Fix images last sector loading.

-> Track editor : New "insert" and "remove" track operations.

-> HFE writers : New "HFE_WRITER_WRITENOTALLOWED" parameter : Set it to 1 to write protect the exported hfe files.

-> HxC stream (Pauline) : Auto detect and load properly hard-sectored dumps.

-> D88 loader : Fix possible infinite loop with corrupted image.

-> Batch converter : New BATCHCONVERT_KEEP_SOURCE_FILE_NAME_EXTENSION setting to enable/disable the source file extension to the output file name.

-> BMP export : New Stream tracks mode export.

-> User interface : Save and restore previous state (WIP, Done : batch converter window)

-> NSI Northstar : Some index timings and formats fixes.

-> macOS : Better CAPSlib/ipf lib support. (Renaud Guérin)

-> New track format : Centurion MFM. (Rick Altherr)

-> Code : gcc's -fanalyzer used against the libhxcfe library : Many possible issues fixed !

-> Many internal code improvements and fixes.
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Re: New HxC Floppy Emulator software for Windows and Mac OS X !

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Thank you
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