How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

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How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

Postby blakespot » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:09 pm

Some recentnd demoscene releases have been out out in .PRG format, and I want to get them running on my ST via HxC2001. This surely means creating a blank image in an emu and copying the file into that, and copying it to SD card. I am on a Mac and have Hatari right now.

How can I do this? Thanks.



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Re: How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:52 am

blakespot wrote:Some recentnd demoscene releases have been out out in .PRG format, and I want to get them running on my ST via HxC2001. This surely means creating a blank image in an emu and copying the file into that, and copying it to SD card. I am on a Mac and have Hatari right now.

How can I do this? Thanks.



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The Disk Browser button is your friend :

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... al_ENG.pdf
Page 4.

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Re: How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

Postby robertmc » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 am

Hello, I have used the HxC_Floppy_Emulator software on a Mac and have been able:

1. Open Disk Browser
2. Create Disk (tried DOS and ST formats)
3. Dragged .PRG in the Disk Browser
4. Save/Export the disk image (tried HFE and ST formats)

However, when I drag these onto my USB stick and bring the USB stick to the Atari, boot, nothing happens! Everytime I double-click on the Floppy A icon it says there is no disk inserted, cancel or retry?

The vendor of this HxC Floppy USB version modified for Atari claimed I should just be able to drag ST or HFE images. I've tried both and none work. Bells ringing for anybody?

Help appreciated,
Bobby

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Re: How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:28 am

What is displayed on the drive screen without USB stick ?
What is displayed on the drive screen with USB stick inserted ?

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Re: How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

Postby robertmc » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:38 am

Atari 1040STE,

Without USB plugged in: "F-F" is on the readout while the Atari boots, green light is on, remains "F-F" after successful boot

With USB plugged in: "F-F" for a second, then "000" with, green light is on.

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Re: How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:12 pm

Exactly what i suspected : This is not an HxC Floppy Emulator firmware... The HxC Firmware print "HxC" without stick. So you were scammed with a counterfeiting fw. Can you send me in PM the link/contact of this reseller ?

To get a true HxC Floppy Emulator firmware : http://hxc2001.com/store

General rule : Avoid all these ebay reseller, directly get the Gotek as-it-is and flash it otherwise you pay twice or more the price.
This is not a difficult task and several thousand have succeed with the hxc fw !

:shrug:
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Re: How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

Postby robertmc » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:44 pm

Hmm I bought it through eBay but the seller was Retronic Design in Quebec. The shipping address for the package is the same as their website:

http://www.retronicdesign.com/

I will have to contact them and thanks for the heads up.

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Re: How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

Postby robertmc » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:58 pm

https://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40 ... 2903357493

Here is the recent ad. Now I see HCX compatible in the ad listing. Well I've sent Retronic Design a message and will wait and see.
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Re: How to get .PRG files read via HxC2001

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:40 pm

robertmc wrote:https://m.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR5.TRC0.A0.H0.X.TRS5&_nkw=172903357493

Here is the recent ad. Now I see HCX compatible in the ad listing. Well I've sent Retronic Design a message and will wait and see.


Thanks. Definitively not an HxC firmware.
If you intend to use the HxC softwares as you do and get some supports from me, please demand and get a true HxC Licensed Firmware !


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