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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #325 on: 10:07, 07 April 16 »
What would be the point of hard drive support? I have every game, demo of CPC in HFE on a 4gb card and still space left. With .dsk support would take even less space.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #326 on: 06:01, 11 April 16 »
What would be the point of hard drive support?

and who would ever use more than 640K?

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #327 on: 10:14, 11 April 16 »
Not quite the same but good try ! ;-)

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #328 on: 12:08, 11 April 16 »
If you're only talking disc images then it's probably not necessary unless someone starts creating multi-disc video and music programs that use heaps of space. If you can read the HDD directly though, it would be easy to use it all for media etc.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #329 on: 12:12, 11 April 16 »
True, but I hate the idea of hanging all that stuff out the front of the gotek. I fitted an internal SD mod to mine so don't have anything out the front.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #330 on: 23:15, 13 April 16 »
I have it!!!

Thanks to wilco and flopping from the Va de Retro (SatanĂ¡s) -- VERSION 2 - Portal forum for the help.

Already in test mode but seems to work fine.

100 Ohm resistor to the 3v of red led from gotek and to the catode(positive) of the activity led. (Mine is 3v led).
Anode(negative) to de 18 pin of the data cable. Just next to the pin of the sound mod. Pin 18 is /DIR (direction in).

I don't think it could damage nothing.



My sound mod is on the 5v pin and it works fine.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/332tfLRf6Bo[/youtube]

Hope helps.

Cool!

So you have installed a 3rd LED now?

And which parts (transistor and buzzer) did you use for the buzzer mod?

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #331 on: 00:06, 14 April 16 »
Thanks.

The red led on my gotek died doing tests but it can be said that I add a third led.
Sound mod from English Amiga Board forum:
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1 x BC547 or similar bipolar transistor
 1 x 1k resistor
 1 x magnetic type buzzer
I used the same but the buzzer is one I had at home.

Activity led mod still working fine.
Step by step

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #332 on: 14:41, 27 April 16 »
Hi all,

I just about got my Gotek sorted. Flashed with HxC firmware.  I cut the Gotek case and I have made up adaptor leads so no CPC will be harmed  ;)

I am waiting for a proper power connector to turn up, I have just used some 0.1" spaced header pins for now to connect the Gotek to CPC power. Then I need to shorten the leads and stick the Gotek inside inplace of the 3" drive with a panel at the top to fill in the gap.

Seems to work well. Although I thought the latest HxC firmware gave 999 slots? I still seem to have only 15.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #333 on: 14:43, 27 April 16 »
I just turned my power connector upside down, worked fine no adapter needed.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #334 on: 15:09, 27 April 16 »
I just turned my power connector upside down, worked fine no adapter needed.

Doh! I didn't spot that one.
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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #335 on: 02:17, 09 October 17 »
New firmware for HxC Gotek : Direct support of DSK files  ;D .

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9 October 2017: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.0.31.1a

- Amstrad CPC DSK direct support added (Old and new format) : Read only for the moment.
  Write support and simple copy protection support incoming ;).

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #336 on: 02:37, 09 October 17 »

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #337 on: 05:17, 09 October 17 »
Fantastic news! Thanks so much, Jeff!

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #338 on: 09:29, 09 October 17 »
New firmware for HxC Gotek : Direct support of DSK files  ;D .

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

And another one :

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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9 October 2017: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.0.31.2a

Amstrad CPC EDSK & DSK support : Fix issues with non-standard sector size images (Midline Process...).
                                 256/512/1024/2048/4096/8192 sector size supported.

 :)

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #339 on: 10:23, 09 October 17 »
Hi, thx for the update. Is there any change in the config needed? I have updated to this version but the .dsk files stored on the SD are not visible in the HxC Menu.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #340 on: 10:32, 09 October 17 »
Hi, thx for the update. Is there any change in the config needed? I have updated to this version but the .dsk files stored on the SD are not visible in the HxC Menu.

2 things for the direct DSK/EDSK support :

-This is for the USB Gotek emulator (why are you talking about SD ?)
-The firmware is into the Next_WIP_Alpha_Firmware_And_Tools folder in the archive :

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

Another point : I didn't try the file selector, but it may filter the files. Unfortunately i don't have the sources of this tool. It may need to be patched...
If you have an LCD with your gotek, just use the "normal mode" config file and directly browse/select the dsk on the emulator until i fix the file selector software.
« Last Edit: 10:49, 09 October 17 by Jeff_HxC2001 »

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #341 on: 23:55, 09 October 17 »
Hi, thx for the update. Is there any change in the config needed? I have updated to this version but the .dsk files stored on the SD are not visible in the HxC Menu.

btw older manager versions (2.5) should to the trick :
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/SDCard_HxC_Floppy_Emulator_Manager.zip

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #342 on: 09:16, 10 October 17 »

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #343 on: 19:55, 10 October 17 »

How can i do to manage dsk files when the new firmware is already installed on my gotek ?


HxC Manager from NoRecess doesn't see any dsk files....
« Last Edit: 20:02, 10 October 17 by Ast »
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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #344 on: 20:53, 10 October 17 »

I tried to find a solution by myself.

So, I make a try with hxcManager 2.5 from Jeff to put dsk files into slot x.
But... but... but... i can't access any copied files...
What's the problem ?
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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #345 on: 23:39, 10 October 17 »
Ast,

I suspect the HxC needs .HFE files not .DSK files. I know the change log say its can handle .EDSK and .DSK, but .HFE are supported. Perhaps it is better to get some sort of converter software.

rpalmer
« Last Edit: 23:42, 10 October 17 by rpalmer »

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #346 on: 23:40, 10 October 17 »
Ast,

I suspect the HxC needs .HFE files not .DSK files.

rpalmer

No. DSK support was added to the firmware !

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #347 on: 23:42, 10 October 17 »
I tried to find a solution by myself.

So, I make a try with hxcManager 2.5 from Jeff to put dsk files into slot x.
But... but... but... i can't access any copied files...
What's the problem ?

Firmware update and Fix !

-> DSK Write support added !
-> Fix the issue with the File selector v2.5 !

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

Waiting for feedbacks !  :)

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #348 on: 23:44, 10 October 17 »
wow that's quick.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #349 on: 21:13, 12 October 17 »
Firmware update and Fix !

-> DSK Write support added !
-> Fix the issue with the File selector v2.5 !

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

Waiting for feedbacks !  :)


@Jeff_HxC2001

Thanks for this Firmware update and Fix !  8)

Just tried a couple of disk files ( not protected disks ) and everything worked ok.

I loaded up " Kung Fu Master " and used the multiface two to save level two to disk, the save file loaded up ok and played, so I'd say write support is working.  ;)

Hopefully HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.1 will work with the Firmware later.

Thanks again.  :)