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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby czietz » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:42 am

Jeff_HxC2001 wrote:
czietz wrote:Note that .ST is only supported read-only. You will have to go to .HFE if you also want to write to your emulated floppy disks.


Wrong... update the firmware you will be able to read/write to ST files:

http://torlus.com/floppy/forum/viewtopi ... =33&t=3147


Cool! Though I wouldn't have known without you posting the link.

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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby leech » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:31 pm

Hmm, pending the answer to my question about the HxC ones being able to handle this, I may have to invest in a Gotek!
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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby fragedthewife » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:13 pm

I don't think the Gotek with the right firmware will disappoint :)

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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby leech » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:53 pm

The sad thing is, they're like a 3rd of the price of the HxC and I ordered two of those. Oh well, support Lotharek and all that.
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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby wongck » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:59 pm

For programs (games, demo, etc) that needs a floppy to work - the floppy emulator is the way to go.
If you get an US, you need to wait for someone to make the program work on HDD.
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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby AtariZoll » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:55 am

wongck wrote:For programs (games, demo, etc) that needs a floppy to work - the floppy emulator is the way to go.
If you get an US, you need to wait for someone to make the program work on HDD.

Auuu ! That's really not motivating. What about yourself go in that adventure. and make it yourself to work on HDD ? Believe me, in some cases it is not that hard. Not to mention that there is plenty of SW what is already HD compatible - here I mean made compatible by it's authors.
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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby wongck » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:21 pm

Well, With you, SofiST, Ppera and your shadow, what ever that are not converted yet may be very soon be available with HDD compatibility.
So waiting time may not be too long.
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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby jeromydarling » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:52 pm

I tried converting an .msa to an .st with the HxCFloppyEmulator for Mac and it worked great - HOWEVER - the .st file is now 819kb and too big to put on a floppy and transfer to my Atari ST - what can I do?

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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby fragedthewife » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:00 am

Use the Gotek with the HxC software on a USB :)

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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby leech » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:23 pm

AtariZoll wrote:
wongck wrote:For programs (games, demo, etc) that needs a floppy to work - the floppy emulator is the way to go.
If you get an US, you need to wait for someone to make the program work on HDD.

Auuu ! That's really not motivating. What about yourself go in that adventure. and make it yourself to work on HDD ? Believe me, in some cases it is not that hard. Not to mention that there is plenty of SW what is already HD compatible - here I mean made compatible by it's authors.
Come on folks, I feel so lonely in this :D


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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:17 pm

jeromydarling wrote:I tried converting an .msa to an .st with the HxCFloppyEmulator for Mac and it worked great - HOWEVER - the .st file is now 819kb and too big to put on a floppy and transfer to my Atari ST - what can I do?


It is not "too big". this is just a 82 tracks 10 sectors per track floppy.
you can try to pack it ? in msa ? :lol:

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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby lavalamp » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:48 pm

Hi Guys,

Recently bought a 520 STe and ordered a Gotek HxC USB off eBay, can someone confirm for me the following? Because I've seen conflicting information.

- I can write to disk images?
- HxC Mount only works with the SD version not the USB for Hard disk images?

Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby fragedthewife » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:58 pm

the latest firmware will support read and write, I have the USB version and it fitted in place of the OE floppy drive.
Works flawless.

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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby Bama » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:31 am

fragedthewife wrote:I have purchased the HxC Gotek unit which will arrive next week some time.


Please share the link you used to purchase your Gotek.
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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby leech » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:27 pm

Yeah, I should probably order one too...
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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby fragedthewife » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:39 pm

I got mines from e-bay - Gotek drive with H x C firmware.

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Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Postby leech » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:43 pm

I finally plugged my CosmosEx into my Falcon, so now i have an extra HxC sitting around. Not sure if I'll stick it in another system or not, since my A4000D already has one too.
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