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Title: AMSTRAD PCW 8512 - question
Post by: micza on 10:53, 30 October 21

question: does any of you use Flash Floppy on gotek for this computer and could you send me the configuration files? I can't handle getting a PCW-based gotek ... Thank youAnd I thought that some configuration is needed: I have two FF.CFG & IMG.CFG files (in the folder: example) to play files with the HFE extension - it doesn't work every time.
and which version Flash Floppy do You have ? Mine is 3.28
Could I find out how you set the jumpers on the gotek (I have the MO and S0 pins shorted)? :) :) :)
I am asking for a few files, which I will immediately put on a clean flash drive - so that the PCW will start ... preferably if the file is a system file, i.e. C / PM. What is your format: is DSK or HFE and are there any additional configuration files on the flash drive or not (are they unnecessary?)?
Title: Re: AMSTRAD PCW 8512 - question
Post by: Richard_Lloyd on 14:15, 30 October 21
Hi. I have a PCW that boots from a Gotek but I'm using HxC software with DSK images.
I also have a Gotek with FlashFloppy on my CPC and will connect it when I have time next week if it helps.
Richard.
Title: Re: AMSTRAD PCW 8512 - question
Post by: Richard_Lloyd on 14:28, 30 October 21
Just spotted this.


https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/other-retro/amstrad-pcw8256512-pcw9512-anybody-in-australia-using-these/


It may help.
Title: Re: AMSTRAD PCW 8512 - question
Post by: micza on 14:43, 30 October 21
Thank you Richard, although the files still I needed...Maybe someone else will help
Title: Re: AMSTRAD PCW 8512 - question
Post by: Richard_Lloyd on 23:33, 01 November 21
This evening I attached my Gotek with FlashFloppy to my PCW8512 as the A: drive.
FlashFloppy 3.29

NO FF.CFG file at all - I let it use all the defaults.
S0 jumper in place. Nothing else.
The IMG.CFG file is created by FlashFloppy to remember which image was last used, you do not need to do anything with this.
I booted into CP/M Plus 1.4 using the attached DSK file.
I only use DSK files and was able to run programmes in several other DSK files with no problem.
Hope that helps.
Title: Re: AMSTRAD PCW 8512 - question
Post by: micza on 09:24, 02 November 21

Yes Richard - thank you for your help ...
Yesterday I came to the same conclusions and my computer is already working with FF 3.29 - I'm just having trouble getting another STM 32 gotek to start, because he has a mod and doesn't want to work ...
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/issues/557
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