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Offline Jeff_HxC2001

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #375 on: 00:10, 04 December 17 »
03 December 2017: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.0.4a
 
Major update !
 
- New direct file formats support (Read & Write !) :
 - Acorn machines : *.ADL,*.ADM,*.SSD,*.DSD and *.ADF file support
 - Camputer Lynx : *.LDF
 - Commodore C64 : *.D81
 - Thomson machines : *.FD
 - Sam Coupé : *.SAD, *.MGT
 - MSX Machines : *.IMG, *.DSK
 - Spectrum : *.TRD, *.SDD
 
- New menu entry : Target system family selection.
  This reduce a lot the risk of erroneous raw file identification.
 
- Lots of RAW file support improvements :
  All sector sizes supported, advanced track skew and interleaving support.
  FM & MFM support.
 
- Amstrad CPC DSK support : Fix for the One Disk/double sided Batman demo.
 
- Fix attempt of the "diymore.cc" OLED screens : OLED init screen delay
  menu option added.
 (Note : Please avoid these "diymore.cc" screens until i got an idea
  what is the root cause of the issue.)
 
- Internal improvement : Track cache layer improved, RAW files support/identification improved.
 
Please report any issue to hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com
Thanks ! :)


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 #376 on: 13:27, 06 December 17 »
Thanks Duke for the 26 pin to 34 pin adapters.
Just fitted a GOTEK to my 6128 Plus with not a single case mod (or hot gluing to the Plus case, etc.), except for swapping the power pin.
Just quickly made up some brackets and screwed them to the original rear FDD posts and cut the GOTEK case to sit on the front FDD mounts, and then glued a bit of foam to the top of the GOTEK so it sits snug with the top of the Plus case, eliminating the very slight up and down movement at the front of the GOTEK when inserting a USB due to it just sitting on the mounts.
Super glued a strip of plastic on top of the GOTEK to close the gap,  and that's it.


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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #377 on: 10:29, 11 December 17 »
03 December 2017: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.0.4a
 
Major update !
 
- New direct file formats support (Read & Write !) :
 - Acorn machines : *.ADL,*.ADM,*.SSD,*.DSD and *.ADF file support
 - Camputer Lynx : *.LDF
 - Commodore C64 : *.D81
 - Thomson machines : *.FD
 - Sam Coupé : *.SAD, *.MGT
 - MSX Machines : *.IMG, *.DSK
 - Spectrum : *.TRD, *.SDD
 
- New menu entry : Target system family selection.
  This reduce a lot the risk of erroneous raw file identification.
 
- Lots of RAW file support improvements :
  All sector sizes supported, advanced track skew and interleaving support.
  FM & MFM support.
 
- Amstrad CPC DSK support : Fix for the One Disk/double sided Batman demo.
 
- Fix attempt of the "diymore.cc" OLED screens : OLED init screen delay
  menu option added.
 (Note : Please avoid these "diymore.cc" screens until i got an idea
  what is the root cause of the issue.)
 
- Internal improvement : Track cache layer improved, RAW files support/identification improved.
 
Please report any issue to hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com
Thanks ! :)


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

Hi Jeff,

I don't know if this is a bug but thought I'd post here anyway.  I have a copy of Trivial Pursuit for PCW.  I was trying to copy it to the HXC using Xexor and the HXC on B on an Amstrad PCW.  When it goes to write to B: I get an error that says B: Track 0 Sector C1 - no data.  I'm guessing it more likely a copy protection issue.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #378 on: 22:17, 11 December 17 »
Hi Jeff,

I don't know if this is a bug but thought I'd post here anyway.  I have a copy of Trivial Pursuit for PCW.  I was trying to copy it to the HXC using Xexor and the HXC on B on an Amstrad PCW.  When it goes to write to B: I get an error that says B: Track 0 Sector C1 - no data.  I'm guessing it more likely a copy protection issue.

If you are trying to copy protected floppy disk to the hxc please use the HFE file format.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #379 on: 23:31, 01 January 18 »
Hi,

HxC2001 Facebook group opened for support, news and updates :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hxc2001

For the moment the main subject is the floppy emulators but i hope to add some more new stuffs this year.

Happy new year !

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #380 on: 01:15, 02 January 18 »
Happy new year to you, Jeff.

Just want to say, upgraded my HXC firmware the other day and loving the dsk support for the CPC.  :D

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #381 on: 22:31, 15 January 18 »
Finally got around to 3D print the front from @pelrun, thanks again!


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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #382 on: 11:24, 16 January 18 »
This one is also a very nice 3D printed 'front end' for the GOTEK.
Includes printing the knob for the rotary encoder.

https://vdrivezx.com/projects/



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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #383 on: 20:12, 18 January 18 »
This one is also a very nice 3D printed 'front end' for the GOTEK.
Includes printing the knob for the rotary encoder.

https://vdrivezx.com/projects/



Cheers,
Shane

Has anyone seen a 3D printed 'front end' for 6128 plus?

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #384 on: 12:16, 20 January 18 »
Hi,
I'm having problems from last update I did. From 3.0.6.x I updated to last stable release and after that I have this report use what autoboot file I use and use what hxcsdfe file I use.





I tried put flash floppy firmware but the error code was 004 on gotek display. And tried different hxc firmware releases without success loading the file manager complete. I tried different PENDRIVES formatted on different computers with FAT32, FAT12, etc.

When I used the 3.0.6.x release I couldn't use the 3.1 file manager. It gave me the same error but no problem with 3.0. Now there is no way to execute it.

Can you help me?.
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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #385 on: 12:04, 21 January 18 »
Ok, solved. Thanks for your support.
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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #386 on: 13:32, 21 January 18 »
Even if not yet in the "stable" folder, you should switch to the current WIP version (3.1.1.1).
It is finally more mature than the 3.0.8.2 and can directly support dsk files.
 

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #387 on: 21:11, 28 February 18 »
Here’s my gotek as an external B drive with the FlashFloppy firmware. Getting files from the PC to the CPC just got a lot easier.

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #388 on: 21:59, 28 February 18 »


Send from my cpc 6128


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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #389 on: 23:17, 02 March 18 »
New firmware !

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25 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.16.1a

 - User interface part : Code Refactored

   - Better buttons behavior.
   - Better/faster rotary behavior.

 - Normal mode : Press both buttons shortly to jump to the first entry of the current folder. ("..")

 - Normal mode : When returning to parent folder ("..") the position in the folder is restored.

 - Autoboot mode :
--> Press both buttons shortly to jump to Autoboot.hfe
--> Press both buttons more than 2 seconds eject/insert the disk.

 - Indexed mode :
--> Press both buttons shortly to jump to DSKA0000.HFE
--> Press both buttons more than 2 seconds eject/insert the disk.

 - 7 segments screen : Now show when an image is inserted ("---") or ejected (" - ")

 - OLED : init algorithm revised for diymore.cc screens.
  (Press the right button at power up at the first diymore.cc screen installation).

 - Various user interface fixes.

If you have any comments or suggestions, requests or issue to report please contact me :

Email    : hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com
Forum    : http://torlus.com/floppy/forum
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/hxc2001

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

https://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 #390 on: 00:29, 12 September 18 »
Since @Shining asked for the gerbers for the adapter (seen here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/gotek-usb-in-a-cpc6128/msg152418/#msg152418), they are attached here.
Anyone feel free to use as you want, sell on ebay etc.


PS: I still have some pcb's and connectors left from a second batch (same ugly prices as below!).
Made a small adapter PCB for mine, to avoid messing with the cable:






If anyone else wants one, I have 3 more than I need.
PCB alone, 3 EUR (without connectors)
PCB with connectors soldered & mounted 6 euro (yeah sorry!). Sold.
+shipping.
(send pm if you want one)

Adapter with inverted connectors could also be used externally (if that makes any sense) for a 3" B-Drive. There is pads for A/B, S/S.
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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #391 on: 01:37, 12 September 18 »
Thank you Duke!
TGS is back

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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #392 on: 18:42, 18 December 18 »
Ok, solved. Thanks for your support.


Who solved the problem because I have the same one...


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Re: Gotek USB in a CPC6128
« Reply #393 on: 16:19, 19 December 18 »

Who solved the problem because I have the same one...


xesrjb


I‘ve got it. The USB Stick must be formatted in FAT32...


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