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Title: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: NewsBot on 20:00, 15 October 17
HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released (http://norecess.cpcscene.net/news/hxc-floppy-emulator-manager-v35-released)
15 October 2017, 3:25 pm

 A new version is available (http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/SDCard_HxC_Floppy_Emulator_Manager.zip) !

As a reminder, the HxC Floppy Emulator (http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/) is a device allowing your software library to be stored on a USB/SD card (DSK + HFE disc image formats) for usage on a real Amstrad CPC machine.

This news is about the Manager for Amstrad CPC (the program to select disc images on the HxC Floppy Emulator's slots).

End-user can now select .DSK files (when using latest firmware for Gotek USB). Memory footprint has been improved (memory above &8800 is not used, which means users with tons of installed ROMs will not experience crashes anymore). As usual, a ROM version is also provided. Finally, the sources are now available online on GitHub (https://github.com/norecess464/HxCFloppyEmulatorManager_AmstradCPC).

Feel free to download latest software by clicking here (http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/SDCard_HxC_Floppy_Emulator_Manager.zip) !





Source: NoRecess - News (http://norecess.cpcscene.net/news)

Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: breiztiger on 13:37, 21 January 18

very good for the cpc  8)


the link for sources do not work …


anyone has downloaded already and can repost sources ?


thanks in advance
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: genesis8 on 00:05, 22 January 18
Try this, maybe not the last version, page of the author :


http://norecess.cpcscene.net/hxc-floppy-emulator-manager.html
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: chinnyhill10 on 01:49, 22 January 18
Great news. I thought there were to be no more updates.


Pity they haven't change the font though. Can be hard work to read!
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: Skunkfish on 14:59, 04 March 18
I'm getting the error code HXCERROR_READCONFIGFILEERROR on startup now, not sure what has changed...

EDIT: Fixed, I backed up the contents on the USB stick, reformatted and then copied back. Now working fine....
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: Skunkfish on 22:03, 04 March 18
Actually no longer working fine. I tried recopying the config as I kept getting 'Disc missing' after using the navigation buttons on the front of the drive.

Now getting the 'HXCERROR_FLOPPYACCESSERROR'.

Rapidly losing my patience with this P.O.S....
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: Skunkfish on 22:12, 04 March 18
I think the problem is that the Drive B:>A cable hack is no longer working. I used to flick a switch and the HXC would work as Drive A:, this works until I try and press the GoTek buttons, at which point the drive no longer works as A:.

Has something changed with the latest HxC firmware for GoTek that is preventing this?
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: Vyper68 on 09:59, 05 March 18
I think the problem is that the Drive B:>A cable hack is no longer working. I used to flick a switch and the HXC would work as Drive A:, this works until I try and press the GoTek buttons, at which point the drive no longer works as A:.

Has something changed with the latest HxC firmware for GoTek that is preventing this?

I was having similar problems with my new Gotek drive and HxC and my Gotek has the Flash Floppy firmware. I was getting the config errors and drive errors in the end i just took HXC off and used it in native mode and it works - I have sent of for an OLED screen so i can at least see what i am looking at 010 doesn't really cut it.
I'm not sure what is going on the DDI-3 i have is updated to 3.1.1.0a and that works fine with HXC35
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: tjohnson on 11:48, 05 March 18
I've had that message a few times i think normally caused by some sort of issue on the usb.  Try reformat the memory to fat32, then copy the files back across from a clean copy.  There is a newer firmware or 3.1.16.1a which seems to work ok, give that a try.  Also try a complete power cycle.

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Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: Jeff_HxC2001 on 17:47, 05 March 18
I think the problem is that the Drive B:>A cable hack is no longer working. I used to flick a switch and the HXC would work as Drive A:, this works until I try and press the GoTek buttons, at which point the drive no longer works as A:.

Has something changed with the latest HxC firmware for GoTek that is preventing this?

No.

When you are moving files to another stick or reformating it, you must use a fresh and clean HXCSDFE.CFG ! - Don't keep your old CFG file !

For CPC, if you want to use the selector, you must use the one present in /Config_Files/Autoboot_mode/CPC in the firmware archive :
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: Skunkfish on 19:20, 05 March 18
I've taken the firmware back to v3.0.8.2a combined with Emulator Manager v3.1 which seems to behave much better.

With the latest firmware, no matter what I tried, I couldn't get the face buttons to successfully change the disk with the drive A: switch applied...
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: Jeff_HxC2001 on 20:09, 05 March 18
I've taken the firmware back to v3.0.8.2a combined with Emulator Manager v3.1 which seems to behave much better.

With the latest firmware, no matter what I tried, I couldn't get the face buttons to successfully change the disk with the drive A: switch applied...

Anybody else with the latest firmware (3.1.16.3a) and the manager v3.5 confirm the issue ?
Title: Re: NoRecess - HxC Floppy Emulator Manager V3.5 released
Post by: Jeff_HxC2001 on 22:38, 05 March 18

Just tested again with v3.1.16.3a + HXC Manager 3.5 with DSK and HFE files, but i don't reproduce your issue. :-|