HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

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HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:16 pm

03 December 2017: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.0.4a

Major firmware update !

- New direct file formats support (Read & Write !) :
- Acorn machines : *.ADL,*.ADM,*.SSD,*.DSD and *.ADF file support
- Camputer Lynx : *.LDF
- Commodore C64 : *.D81
- Thomson machines : *.FD
- Sam Coupé : *.SAD, *.MGT
- MSX Machines : *.IMG, *.DSK
- Spectrum : *.TRD, *.SDD

- New menu entry : Target system family selection.
This reduce a lot the risk of erroneous raw file identification.

- Lots of RAW file support improvements :
All sector sizes supported, advanced track skew and interleaving support.
FM & MFM support.

- Amstrad CPC DSK support : Fix for the One Disk/double sided Batman demo.

- Fix attempt of the "diymore.cc" OLED screens : OLED init screen delay
menu option added.
(Note : Please avoid these "diymore.cc" screens until i got an idea
what is the root cause of the issue.)

- Internal improvement : Track cache layer improved, RAW files support/identification improved.

Please report any issue to hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com
Thanks ! :)

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... rmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... _notes.txt

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Re: HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:04 am

27 January 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.1.3a

- Normal mode Fix : ST files are visible again !

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... rmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... _notes.txt

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Re: HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

Postby kodak80 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:18 am

Thank you. Works great. :D
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Re: HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:45 pm

Lots of updates :

27 January 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.1.4a

- Config file "Load last loaded floppy" flag is now supported
in indexed and file selector mode.

29 January 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.2.0a

- *.ST 720KB Files : Switch to the TOS 1.62 Disk Layout.
- RAW files loader : Internal enhancement.

31 January 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.3.0a

- RAW MFM & FM Images (IMG/ST/...) :
- Write speed improvement :
- Track cache workflow improvement.
- Code optimization (CRC16, MFM 2 BIN...).

01 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.4.0a

- More Code Speed optimizations.
- RAW MFM & FM Images (IMG/ST/...) :
- More Write speed improvement : Sector Data cache prefetch.

02 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.5.0a

- Cache flush fix :
Do you not reorder the cache when not needed ( e.g when the track fit the cache size )

- CFG File V1 fix (Autoboot mode) :
slots support now file images with 2 characters filename extension...

- More code Speed optimizations. (again ! :) )

04 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.5.1a

- Raw *.IMG PC Files : Use the DOS 6.22 disk layouts.
- And as always some code optimizations.

05 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.6.0a

- Low level Floppy IO optimizations.

06 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.8.1a

- Raw files : Write sector performance increased.
Near Real time sectors write !

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... rmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... _notes.txt

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Re: HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

Postby dhedberg » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:27 am

Sorry for cross-posting, but I'm interested in the HxC firmware and would like to understand how the bootloader license works. Am I correct if I assume it can be installed on the same Gotek device as many times as I want/need?

If I purchase HxC and use it on a Gotek device but then decide to switch back to FlashFloppy, can I at a later point re-install the HxC bootloader (on the same Gotek device) that I purchased?
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Re: HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:47 pm

New firmware !

25 February 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.16.1a

- User interface part : Code Refactored

- Better buttons behavior.
- Better/faster rotary behavior.

- Normal mode : Press both buttons shortly to jump to the first entry of the current folder. ("..")

- Normal mode : When returning to parent folder ("..") the position in the folder is restored.

- Autoboot mode :
--> Press both buttons shortly to jump to Autoboot.hfe
--> Press both buttons more than 2 seconds eject/insert the disk.

- Indexed mode :
--> Press both buttons shortly to jump to DSKA0000.HFE
--> Press both buttons more than 2 seconds eject/insert the disk.

- 7 segments screen : Now show when an image is inserted ("---") or ejected (" - ")

- OLED : init algorithm revised for diymore.cc screens.
(Press the right button at power up at the first diymore.cc screen installation).

- Various user interface fixes.

If you have any comments or suggestions, requests or issue to report please contact me :

Email : hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com
Forum : http://torlus.com/floppy/forum
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/hxc2001


http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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Re: HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:58 am

Et hop la ! :)

11 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.18.1a

- End part of the read output pipeline reworked (pulses generator).

- Akai S20 IMG images : sectors gap and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.

- Casio FZ1 IMG images : sectors gap and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.

4 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.16.3a

- Fix last the v3.1.16.2a compilation option !
Please update if you have the v3.1.16.2a released yesterday !

3 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.16.2a

- Autoboot mode + 3 Digits Gotek screen : Fix slot number.

If you have any comments or suggestions, requests or issue to report please contact me :

Email : hxc2001 <at> hxc2001.com
Forum : http://torlus.com/floppy/forum
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/hxc2001


http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt

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Re: HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:58 am

turlututu chapeau pointu ! :D

Jeff_HxC2001 wrote:15 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.18.1a

- Normal mode : Remove unwanted key delay when entering in direct mode.

17 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.20.1a

- USB Direct Access mode code refactored :
- Read/write performance increased (hxcmount).
- Command/Write indications printed on the LCD.

- USB access cache : Write timeout value set to 2 seconds.

18 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.21.1a

- Indexed mode : Ignore file extension. You can now use any file extension
as long as the file is supported by the floppy emulation engine.
(Can be DSKA0000.HFE/IMG/DSK/ADF/ADL...)

- Acorn machines (*.ADL, *.ADM, *.ADF):
Sectors gap, interleave and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.

19 March 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.21.2a

- USB Direct Access mode code : Index gap increased
(Amiga File selector & HxC copy utility under WB fix)


1 April 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.22.1a

- TI99/4A : Direct support of *.DSK/*.PC99/*.V9T9 sectors dump images
SD/DD/HD density support (Read & Write).

- New embedded menu entry : You can now force the user interface mode
(Normal/Indexed or selector mode selection).


http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... rmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... _notes.txt

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Re: HxC Firmware for Gotek updates.

Postby Jeff_HxC2001 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:59 am

Some updates ! :


3 April 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.22.2a

- TI99/4A : V9T9/DSK Loader -> Better disk layout detection.

19 April 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.22.3a

- OLED screen setting sanity check : Do not allow more than 21 characters per line.

26 April 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.22.4a

- 2 Digits screen Gotek : Fix embedded config menu.

28 April 2018: Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.22.6a

- HFE files : Fix MPC60 MkII formatted images write support regression.
May also fix possible write issues on HFE files with some others machines/disk formats.
Update recommended.



http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HXCFEUSB_HFE_beta_firmware.zip

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/USB_HFE_hxc_floppy_emulator_firmware_release_notes.txt


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