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HxC SD Slim - Install Guide Tips

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0) #Buy one of these on eBay to save the hassle after buying an HxChttp:"AMSTRAD//www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121373461801?ssPageName=STRKSPECTRUM +3 KIT:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984RIBBON CABLE AND POWER CABLE FOR 3,5" DRIVE OR HxC EMU".m1497The seller is '''ikonsgr74''', also a member on our forum.l2649  1) #Make sure that the red stripe is on the right side when coming out of the Amstrad and on left side when going into the HxC SD SLIM! Also make sure the little left switch is down and right switch is up on the floppy cable. These switches control what drive letter is assigned to the unit and which side is active ([[ABBA_Switch]]). More info can be found [https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=e94d9e3d661012e7&id=E94D9E3D661012E7%21197&authkey=!AIXIqCJ2vzQI4QI here] and can be set accordingly, but the initial setup as described above is the simplest.  2) #On the HxC SD Slim make sure both switch 1 and switch 2 are both ON and all the rest are off  3) Make sub directories for games on #Convert your .dsk images to the SD card, 8GB HFE format that is recommended ( Label them A-Z ) recognised by HxC with games A in A, B in B and they have all been converted to *.HFE  4) Download the manager here and extract to SD card ( use SDCard_HxC_Floppy_Emulator_Manager V2.5 ( NOT 3.0 ) )utility provided on HxC's [http://wwwhxc2001.norecessfree.netfr/hxc-floppy-emulator-managerfloppy_drive_emulator/ homepage].html  5) Load the SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator [http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/index.html#SoftwareFloppyemulatorSDCard HxC Floppy Emulator] and set "Enable auto boot mode" and "Force Loading Autoboot.HFE at power up " and "Enable Indexed Mode" - HFE Amstrad CPC (Not Auto) - SAVE CONFIG FILE TO SD CARD, load it again to make sure it was all set!
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#Make sub directories for games on the SD card, label them A-Z, with games A in A, B6##Note: on devices like the HxC files and directories are NOT listed alphabetically but by creation/modification date. It's the OS/file manager that actually does the alphabetic sorting on PCs. So, you will probably end with a confusing, unsorted list of folders and files, especially if you add some later on. To overcome this you will need a [https://www.google.gr/search?client=opera&q=fat+sorter&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 FAT Sorter] utility.#Download the manager [http://www.norecess.net/hxc-floppy-emulator-manager.html here] and extract to SD card (vV2.5 doesn't look as nice as 3.0 but for some it's easier to use) #Place SDcard in the HxC, boot the Amstrad and everything else :p Then do then Run"HXC  7) Homebrew games or music can be run after slotted with the command Run"Disc or CAT to make sure you've got the right filename to run   This is what I did to get it to work perfectly on my Amstrad CPC 6128!
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