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USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) Firmware v3.3.1.2a (OSD Support!!)

Jean-François DEL NERO (la persona che sta dietro lo sviluppo dell’emulatore Floppy HxC SD) ha recentemente rilasciato una versione del firmware HxC compatibile con il chip STM32 utilizzato nel Floppy Drive Gotek.

Questo significa che possiamo godere di quasi tutte le features che il firmware HxC supporta anche per l’economico Floppy Drive Gotek.

Il bootloader per convertire il floppy drive Gotek in HxC compatibile va acquistato sul sito di HXC 2001 inviando un’email a Jean-François DEL NERO. Il prezzo del bootloader e’ di 10 euro una tantum per ogni Gotek che si vuole aggiornare/convertire. Gli aggiornamenti successivi del software sono gratuti e possono essere fatti da chiavetta USB.

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware v3.1.60.5a -> v3.3.1.2a cumulative changelog:

  • Fix multi-screens support (OSD + 7 segments screens)
  • New Major feature !!! : On screen display support (OSD overlay)
  • The HxC firmware for Gotek now support the On Screen Display !
  • You can now select images and see the drive status on the machine’s screen without any additional software or LCD/OLED !
  • No need to make holes in the machine case anymore ;).
  • Picture: https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HxCGotek_OSDAmiga1.jpg
  • You only need 2 wires and a resistor to connect the Gotek to the machine’s video signals :
  • One wire is used for the CSYNC video signal (Composite Sync), the other wire for the red, green (prefered) or blue signal.
  • One resistor must be put in serie on the color signal between the Gotek and the machine.
  • You can use a value between 220 and 470 ohms for this resistor. A potentiometer can be also used to tune the OSD brightness/contrast.
  • This was currently tested on Amiga 500, Atari STE and Amstrad CPC 6128 machines, but should work with any machines having a composite sync signal.
  • HxC Firmware for Gotek OSD wiring:
  • Gotek wiring:
  • Amiga 500:
  • Amstrad CPC6128:
  • Atari STE:
  • Power supply voltage measurement:
    • You can now see/read the power supply voltage incoming to the floppy emulator.
    • This feature is quite useful to check the machine power supply state/working condition.
    • If you want to use this feature you must add this voltage divider to measure
    • the power supply on the JC jumper input :
    • VSS/GND|—| 1Ko Resistor |–(JC pin)–| 4.7Ko Resistor |—< 5V Power Supply input.
    • ( See https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HxCGotek_voltage_system_monitor.jpg )
    • Notes:
    • Use +/-1% Resistors if possible.
    • This voltage divider support up to 18V.
    • Use the embedded menu to access the system monitor :
    • Press both buttons to enter the menu. Choose “System Monitor” or “E  ” if you have the original 7 segments display.
    • “Temperature” menu renamed “System Monitor”.
  • On-die STM32 temperature sensor support : You can get the current CPU core temperature from the embedded menu :
  • press both buttons to enter the menu. Choose “temperature” or “E  ” if you have the original 7 segments display.
  • Blackberry trackball : Sensitivity reduced/better usability.
  • External/Additional select button support :  Behavioral fix -> remove glitch-like effect when selecting images.
  • Fix the short and long read emulation pipeline buffer size options (custom fw web page).
  • HFEv3 : Weakbits support added.
  • Fix the files extensions display option : you can now also hide the file name extensions in selector/indexed mode.
  • New major feature ! : Auto mount USB stick folder to a FAT/DOS compatible virtual floppy !
  • This feature allows you to directly put your files in a stick’s folder and mount this folder as a FAT/DOS floppy disk !
  • You can use it with any machine compatible with the FAT file system (PC, Atari ST, lots of keyboards/samplers and CNC machines…).
  • To use this feature, copy an empty/preformatted DOS IMG image to the stick path “/mount/emptyfat.img”
  • This image can be a 720KB or 1.44MB blank DOS image or any other FAT compatible blank image.
  • You can use the HxC Floppy Emulator software Disk Browser to create it or take the ones present in the firmware archive.
  • Once you select a “mount source” folder on the emulator, the emptyfat.img file is duplicated to a “MOUNTED.IMG” file.
  • Then all files/subfolders present into the selected folder are added into this duplicated image.
  • (Note : the emptyfat.img remains untouched).
  • Your “mount sources” / root folders should have the extension “.mnt” to be mounted by the emulator :
  • example : “myvirtualdisk.mnt”
  • This new feature can be used with the “normal”/direct browsing (oled/lcd screen usage) and indexed modes.
  • For the indexed mode just put the DSKAXXXX prefix in the mount point folder name.
  • example : “DSKA0000_MyMidiFiles.mnt”
  • Please note that the image duplication and files copy operations can take some seconds.
  • I will try to optimize/speedup the mount operations in the next releases.
  • Let me know if you have any problems or any suggestions/questions/comments on the HxC forum or by email.
  • FAT 12/16/32 layer write support enhanced to create entries (files & folders) and allocate clusters.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

The HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware Customization page: https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.3.1.2a (51)

source: hxc2001.com

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.60.5a

Jean-François DEL NERO (la persona che sta dietro lo sviluppo dell’emulatore Floppy HxC SD) ha recentemente rilasciato una versione del firmware HxC compatibile con il chip STM32 utilizzato nel Floppy Drive Gotek.

Questo significa che possiamo godere di quasi tutte le features che il firmware HxC supporta anche per l’economico Floppy Drive Gotek.

Il bootloader per convertire il floppy drive Gotek in HxC compatibile va acquistato sul sito di HXC 2001 inviando un’email a Jean-François DEL NERO. Il prezzo del bootloader e’ di 10 euro una tantum per ogni Gotek che si vuole aggiornare/convertire. Gli aggiornamenti successivi del software sono gratuti e possono essere fatti da chiavetta USB.

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware v3.1.38.2a -> v3.1.60.5a cumulative changelog:

  • GeneralMusic S2/S3 : Undocummented floppy format support added + *.gem file extension support.
  • Non-gated interface : Ignore the floppy selection line for the head step + Some fixes.
  • Motor-ON signal support to emulate properly the “READY” and “INDEX” signals.
  • OLED : SSD1305 2.23″ 128×32 OLED screen support added.
  • Internal enhancements. (WIP)
  • New direct raw format support : Yamaha QX3 format (*.IMG,*.DSK)
  • 7 segments screen menu : Add missing system family entries :
    • 15 = Robox RC9400
    • 16 = Kawai
    • 17 = Yamaha QX3
    • 18 = User defined format
    • Gotek I/O Lines Diagnostic/Test mode Since this hardware is quite sensitive to ESD and other electrical issues, the floppy lines can be easily damaged.
    • This new mode allows you to test/check all Gotek’s Input/Output lines with a simple wire.
    • The test must be run with floppy ribbon disconnected from the machine.
    • Once enabled/flashed with the diagnostic firmware, all outputs will toggle every 2 seconds.
    • All inputs states are displayed on the screen.
  • Input lines test method :
    • The default input states should be High (1), so to test an input line you have just to connect it to the ground/vss. On the floppy port you just need a jumper to make a contact between the line and the ground.
    • Once the jumper is placed between the line pin and the ground/vss pin the corresping input state should turn to Low (0).
  • Output lines test method :
    • All outputs are toggling every 2 seconds during the test.
    • (Note : A 1 ms pulse is sent to the JB output at each toggle to test the buzzer ouput)
    • Connect the output line to test to one input line (use a tested input by the above method) with a simple wire.
    • If the corresponding input status is toggling with the outputs line, then this means that the output line/driver is working properly.
  • LCD / OLED / 7 segments screens output/input status definition :
    • LCD/OLED input lines status format : “IN:123456 789AB”
    • 1 or Digit-1-segment-a : Floppy Drive Select line (Pin 10 or 12 or 16 -> Depend on the S0/S1/MO jumper !).
    • 2 or Digit-1-segment-b : Floppy -Direction In (Pin 18)
    • 3 or Digit-1-segment-c : Floppy -Step (Pin 20)
    • 4 or Digit-1-segment-d : Floppy -Write Data (Pin 22)
    • 5 or Digit-1-segment-e : Floppy -Write Enable (Pin 24)
    • 6 or Digit-1-segment-f : Floppy -Head 1 Select (Pin 32)
    • 7 or Digit-1-segment-g : Down push button (left)
    • 8 or Digit-2-segment-a : Up push button (right)
    • 9 or Digit-2-segment-b : Select push button (JA)
    • A or Digit-2-segment-c : Rotary CK (J7-2)
    • B or Digit-2-segment-d : Rotary DIR (J7-1)
    • 7 Segments Digit-3 : ‘h’ when the outputs are high and ‘L’ the outputs are low.
    • 7 Segments Digit-2-segments e,f & g : ON when the outputs are high and OFF the outputs are low.
  • Floppy connector pinout :
    • Pin Signal Pin Signal
    • 01 Ground (O)02 -High Density Select
    • 03 Ground 04 Reserved
    • 05 Ground 06 Reserved
    • 07 Ground (O)08 -Index
    • 09 Ground (I)10 -Drive Select 0 (*)
    • 11 Ground (I)12 -Drive Select 1 (*)
    • 13 Ground 14 Reserved
    • 15 Ground (I)16 -Motor Enable (*)
    • 17 Ground (I)18 -Direction In
    • 19 Ground (I)20 -Step
    • 21 Ground (I)22 -Write Data
    • 23 Ground (I)24 -Write Enable
    • 25 Ground (O)26 -Track 0
    • 27 Ground (O)28 -Write Protect
    • 29 Ground (O)30 -Read Data
    • 31 Ground (I)32 -Head 1 Select
    • 33 Ground (O)34 -Diskette Change/Ready
    • (*)Depend on the S0/S1/MO jumper!
  • 7 segments screen segments definition :
    • // a
    • // f b
    • // g
    • // e c
    • // d
  • Custom firmware option : Blackberry trackball -> Single and double step support.
  • Custom firmware option : Extra up/down buttons or navigation switchs on the rotary connectors.
  • Some fixes in the user defined image feature.
  • Custom firmware option : Display the current track number on the 7 segment screen.
  • Custom firmware option : Debug output on the serial port (115200 8N1).
  • Custom firmware option : Read pipeline buffer size.
  • New system family support : Kawai.
  • Blackberry trackball support.
  • Track position display changed to when the screen line size is less than 16 characters.
  • Fix some OLED fonts glitches.
  • New parameter : OLED line alignment.
  • New fonts : 8514oem 10×20, xwindow 8×32, unscii 8×32.
  • More customization options :
    • 2.42 Inch OLED screen support.
    • 100 khz / 400 khz I2C bus selection.
  • Indexed mode files naming convention enhanced :
    • DSKAXXXX become a prefix : You can now add something after the prefix. e.g : DSKA0000_MyDiskName.IMG, DSKA0001_SaveDisk.HFE…
    • The prefix can be changed on the customization page if you don’t like it : https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/
  • AUTOBOOT and config files names are now not case sensitive.
  • And some more fixes (rotary settings…).

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

The HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware Customization page: https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.60.5a (91)

source: hxc2001.com

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.23.1

Questo software funge da Floppy Emulator Server con l’HXC Floppy Emulator USB.

Questo programma consente anche di convertire le immagini Floppy Disk per l’emulatore Floppy HxC (Gotek) basato su SDCard.

Supporta molti formati di file immagine floppy: Elenco supportato delle immagini floppy.

Sistemi operativi supportati:

  • Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / Seven / 10
  • Mac OS X.
  • Linux.

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.23.1:

  • New XML format : Coat-A-Matic 9400 / Robox RC9400 format.
  • Amiga Image loader (ADF, DMS,…) : Fix the v2.1.20.1 left sector(s) field regression !
  • Update recommended for Amiga users !

Download: HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.23.1 (123)

source: hxc2001.com

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.38.2a

Jean-François DEL NERO (la persona che sta dietro lo sviluppo dell’emulatore Floppy HxC SD) ha recentemente rilasciato una versione del firmware HxC compatibile con il chip STM32 utilizzato nel Floppy Drive Gotek.

Questo significa che possiamo godere di quasi tutte le features che il firmware HxC supporta anche per l’economico Floppy Drive Gotek.

Il bootloader per convertire il floppy drive Gotek in HxC compatibile va acquistato sul sito di HXC 2001 inviando un’email a Jean-François DEL NERO. Il prezzo del bootloader e’ di 10 euro una tantum per ogni Gotek che si vuole aggiornare/convertire. Gli aggiornamenti successivi del software sono gratuti e possono essere fatti da chiavetta USB.

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware v3.1.32.1a -> v3.1.38.2a cumulative changelog:

  • More customization options:
    • Raw file image/disk format selection.
    • You can now define your raw file image/disk format !
    • Floppy Interface modes.
    • https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/
  • More customization options:
    • 16 different oled graphic fonts available.
    • New oled screen models supported (128×32,128×64, SSD1306, SH1106…).
    • Default raw system selection.
    • And many more new options: sound volume, auto select delay, …
  • New raw formats support: Coat-A-Matic 9400 / Robox RC9400 (*.IMG/*.DSK) (289KB)
  • Fix Track 00 issue (v3.1.34.1a regression).
  • AutoSwap support enhanced/completed (sub-folders in normal mode supported).
  • Internal optimizations.
  • Direct access mode : Some fixes for the auto disk swap (“AutoSwap”) support.
  • Direct access mode : New functions
  • Select mode (0×5):
    • Mode 0 – Flash sector access mode (Default)
    • Mode 1 – Plain text browser, Entries format : “IIII;T;SSSSSSSS;File name\r\n”
    • IIII = Object ID (ASCII HEX Number).
    • T = Type -> ‘F’=FILE, ‘D’=DIRECTORY
    • SSSSSSSS = File Size (ASCII HEX Number).
    • Mode 2 – Slot list mode.
  • Change Objects list ID base (0×6) (Plain text browser).
  • Select/Enter Object (0×7) (Plain text browser – Image/Directory selection or File tranfert mode).
  • Set file base offset (0×8) (File transfer mode).
  • Get current selected image (0×9).
  • Select file with path (0xA) (Select image with a plain text file path).
  • MFM & FM support. (see the customization page : https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)
  • With these new direct access API functions small file selector/browser/swapper/loader can be developed without the need of any FAT32 library on resource-limited machines. The protocol specification document will be updated soon at this address : https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/SDCard_HxC_Floppy_Emulator_Direct_Access_mode.pdf
  • First online-customizable firmware available !
    • Fill up the form on the page to https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/ customize the firmware.
    • The firmware will be recompiled/rebuilt following your requests and sent to the provided email some minutes later.
    • This is a fully automated and free service so don’t hesitate to play with it ! :).
    • More and more options will be added on the customization page.
  • Fix v3.1.34.1a regression : Disk density selection issues with some raw formats. Please update.
  • Files & Folders names starting with ‘.’ are now hidden.
  • Firmware memory size reduced once again : More tables size optimizations.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.38.2a (142)

source: hxc2001.com

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.22.3

Questo software funge da Floppy Emulator Server con l’HXC Floppy Emulator USB.

Questo programma consente anche di convertire le immagini Floppy Disk per l’emulatore Floppy HxC (Gotek) basato su SDCard.

Supporta molti formati di file immagine floppy: Elenco supportato delle immagini floppy.

Sistemi operativi supportati:

  • Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / Seven / 10
  • Mac OS X.
  • Linux.

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.11.1 -> 2.1.22.3 cumulative changelog:

  • Raw loader: Fix global disk bitrate value. (HD disks bitrate issue)
  • CPCDSK loader: v2.1.20.1 Regression fixed. (null sector data length field support).
  • Track editor : New Side1 add/delete button.
  • HFE v3 loader: Regression fixed.
  • Dos disk browser : Amiga HD (1760KB) disk creation support.
  • Dos disk browser : Amiga HD (1760KB) disk support fixed.
  • TeleDisk loader fixed : Bad CRC checking fixed.
  • General : Faster/better file images identification and loader.
  • General : Many loaders now use the new generic raw file loader.
  • General : Lots of code improvements.
  • Internal tracks generator : Now support “weak” sectors.
  • HFEv3 writer : Remove any possible parasitic opcodes coming from the stream.
  • New Loader : NEC PC98/PC88 FDI.
  • CPCDSK loader/writer : Now support the SAMDisk method for DSK with weak bits.
  • Roland DD XML : Fix tracks skew.
  • New XML format : ABB disks formats.
  • New XML format : Automatix RAIL DD disk format.
  • New XML format : COMX disks formats.
  • New XML format : DEC RX55 format.
  • New XML format : Didaktik Spectrum disk format.
  • New XML format : Dynacord HD disks formats.
  • New XML format : Gravograph ISIS 640KB disk format.
  • New XML format : Memotech disks formats.
  • New XML format : Oerlikon Balzers disks formats.
  • New XML format : OpusDiscovery disk format.
  • New XML format : Oric Jasmin disk format.
  • New XML format : OS9 DD disks formats.
  • New XML format : PUMA arm robot disks formats.
  • New XML format : Tatung Einstein disks formats.
  • New XML format : Timex FDD3000 formats.
  • New XML format : TRS80 disk format.
  • New XML format : Unitel Videotex format.
  • New file image support : SAB Diskette Utility / *.SDU floppy image.
  • SCP Loader/Writer : Fix single sided SCP file export.
  • New writer : Dragon VDK format.

Download: HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.22.3 (162)

source: hxc2001.com

HxC Floppy Emulator file selector v1.89

New update : HxC Floppy Emulator file selector version 1.89.

Amiga -> Better multitasking/Workbench compatibility/support:

  • Don’t “overtake”/hand-initialize the screen anymore : Let the system initialize the bitplane and just use it.
  • Don’t reboot anymore the system but just exit the file selector if we are not track-loaded.
  • Don’t lockup the system anymore in case of error if we are not track-loaded.

With these modifications the file selector is now more “Workbench-friendly”.

Amiga Workbench tips and tricks :

  • Press Left-Amiga+N keys to switch to the Workbench.
  • Press Left-Amiga+M keys to switch back to the HxC File selector.

Download: HxC Floppy Emulator file selector v1.89 (194)

source: github.com

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.32.1a

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Jean-François DEL NERO (la persona che sta dietro lo sviluppo dell’emulatore Floppy HxC SD) ha recentemente rilasciato una versione del firmware HxC compatibile con il chip STM32 utilizzato nel Floppy Drive Gotek.

Questo significa che possiamo godere di quasi tutte le features che il firmware HxC supporta anche per l’economico Floppy Drive Gotek.

Il bootloader per convertire il floppy drive Gotek in HxC compatibile va acquistato sul sito di HXC 2001 inviando un’email a Jean-François DEL NERO. Il prezzo del bootloader e’ di 10 euro una tantum per ogni Gotek che si vuole aggiornare/convertire. Gli aggiornamenti successivi del software sono gratuti e possono essere fatti da chiavetta USB.

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware v3.1.25.1a -> v3.1.32.1a cumulative changelog:

  • Menu subsystem refactored.
  • Smaller code size with more features.
  • Menu OLED and sound parameters (Video Inverse, contrast, step sound) are now taking effect immediately.
  • Code optimizations.
  • CPC DSK : Write cache flush timeout set to 2 seconds.
  • Once again more code size optimizations!
  • More code size optimizations.
  • STM32 startup / init functions refactored (WIP).
  • Flash memory code size reduced.
  • Inversed Floppy Ribbon detection at power-up : “rib” (7 segments display) or “Floppy ribbon reversed !” (LCD/OLed display) message printed at power-up if the floppy ribbon is not connected properly.
  • Fix a regression introduced into the v3.1.28.1a : Fix normal and indexed mode possible browsing issues (unexpected wrap to index 0). Please update !
  • OLED screen : Standby/screen saver mode – The screen is now dimmed to a minimal level. The standby delay can be changed into the setting menu.
  • OLED screen : New Menu entry – “Video” Polarity mode (Normal/Inverse).
  • Files Browser : All Files/Folders with the hidden attribut set are not shown anymore… (Hide Windows/MAC system folders).
  • Push buttons Auto-repeat : Better/Smoother rate changes. Rate changes delays adjusted.
  • Thomson *.FD file support : Faster Loading (sectors interleave factor fixed).
  • Fix the “clear settings”/reset factory function.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.32.1a (206)

source: hxc2001.com

Altre 2 x Gotek (HXC) con alcuni miglioramenti

Another 2 x Gotek (HXC) with some Enhancements

Another 2 x Gotek (HXC) with some Enhancements.

Miglioramenti:

  • OLED Display (versione azzurra)
  • Piezo Buzzer.
  • Encoder Rotativo con manopola.
  • Firmware HxC by J.F. Del Nero.

Gallery:

Crediti per il miglior firmware Gotek a Jean-françois Del Nero.

Un’altra Gotek (HXC) con alcuni miglioramenti *updated*

Another Gotek (HXC) with some Enhancements

Un’altra Gotek (HXC) con alcuni miglioramenti

Miglioramenti:

  • OLED Display
  • Piezo Buzzer
  • Pulsante da utilizzare come “select”
  • Encoder Rotativo.

Gallery:

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Video:

Crediti per il miglior firmware Gotek a Jean-françois Del Nero.

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.25.1a

Jean-François DEL NERO (la persona che sta dietro lo sviluppo del Floppy emulator HxC SD) ha recentemente rilasciato una versione del firmware HxC compatibile con il chip STM32 utilizzato nel Floppy Drive Gotek.

Questo significa che possiamo godere di quasi tutte le features che il firmware HxC supporta anche per l’economico Floppy Drive Gotek.

Il bootloader per convertire il floppy drive Gotek in HxC compatibile va acquistato sul sito di HXC 2001 inviando un’email a Jean-François DEL NERO. Il prezzo del bootloader e’ di 10 euro una tantum per ogni Gotek che si vuole aggiornare/convertire. Gli aggiornamenti successivi del software sono gratuti e possono essere fatti da chiavetta USB.

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware v3.1.22.1a -> v3.1.25.1a cumulative changelog:

  • TI99/4A : V9T9/DSK Loader -> Better disk layout detection.
  • OLED screen setting sanity check: Do not allow more than 21 characters per line.
  • 2 Digits screen Gotek: Fix embedded config menu.
  • 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.
  • 7 segments Gotek: New menu entry : 5 -> Auto select delay setting.
  • Floppy Interface initialized before the screen. (Fix Emu Emulator second drive detection issue).
  • Amiga ID support enabled by default (HD ADF support).
  • Internal improvements.
  • “Double steps per increment” rotary support added.
  • New menu entries: Head settling time. (7 digits gotek meny entry number 6). Rotary type. (7 digits gotek menu entry number 7 – 0=Single Step, 1=Double Step, 3=Disable.).

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.25.1a (271)

source: hxc2001.com

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.11.1

Questo software funge da Floppy Emulator Server con l’HXC Floppy Emulator USB.

Questo programma consente anche di convertire le immagini Floppy Disk per l’emulatore Floppy HxC (Gotek) basato su SDCard.

Supporta molti formati di file immagine floppy: Elenco supportato delle immagini floppy.

Sistemi operativi supportati:

  • Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / Seven / 10
  • Mac OS X.
  • Linux.

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.9.0 -> v2.1.11.1 cumulative changelog:

  • Hard-sectored H8D Heathkit raw file Loader & Writer added !
  • Kryoflux Stream Loader (*XX.X.raw) & Stream analyzer : Hard-sectored images support and various fixes !
  • Kryoflux Stream Loader (*XX.X.raw) : bmpexport.txt config file to generate the full stream track graph.
  • NSI Northstar raw file Loader & Writer added !
  • Kryoflux Stream Loader (*XX.X.raw) : Another fix for the index position !
  • Kryoflux Stream Loader (*XX.X.raw) : filter.txt config file to adjust the internal bitrate filter.
  • Flux Stream Analyzer : Internal filter can now be set.
  • ADF Writer : Amiga ADF HD file (22 Sectors/track) support added.
  • Kryoflux Stream Loader (*XX.X.raw) : Loader & writer index position fixed.
  • Acorn BBC file format loader (*.ADL/ADM/ADF) fixed.
  • New XML format definitions : Acorn ADFS (160K). Acorn ADFM (320K). Acorn ADFL (640K). Dynacord Add-one.
  • Stream importer : More debug/error messages, unconventional index period support.

Download: HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.11.1 (278)

source: hxc2001.com

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.22.1a

Jean-François DEL NERO (la persona che sta dietro lo sviluppo del Floppy emulator HxC SD) ha recentemente rilasciato una versione del firmware HxC compatibile con il chip STM32 utilizzato nel Floppy Drive Gotek.

Questo significa che possiamo godere di quasi tutte le features che il firmware HxC supporta anche per l’economico Floppy Drive Gotek.

Il bootloader per convertire il floppy drive Gotek in HxC compatibile va acquistato sul sito di HXC 2001 inviando un’email a Jean-François DEL NERO. Il prezzo del bootloader e’ di 10 euro una tantum per ogni Gotek che si vuole aggiornare/convertire. Gli aggiornamenti successivi del software sono gratuti e possono essere fatti da chiavetta USB.

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.16.1a -> v3.1.22.1a cumulative changelog:

  • 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).
  • USB Direct Access mode code : Index gap increased (Amiga File selector & HxC copy utility under WB fix)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Normal mode : Remove unwanted key delay when entering in direct mode.
  • 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.
  • Fix last the v3.1.16.2a compilation option ! Please update if you have the v3.1.16.2a released yesterday !
  • Autoboot mode + 3 Digits Gotek screen : Fix slot number.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.22.1a (354)

source: hxc2001.com

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.16.1a

25 February 2018 Nessun commento

Jean-François DEL NERO (la persona che sta dietro lo sviluppo del Floppy emulator HxC SD) ha recentemente rilasciato una versione del firmware HxC compatibile con il chip STM32 utilizzato nel Floppy Drive Gotek.

Questo significa che possiamo godere di quasi tutte le features che il firmware HxC supporta anche per l’economico Floppy Drive Gotek.

Il bootloader per convertire il floppy drive Gotek in HxC compatibile va acquistato sul sito di HXC 2001 inviando un’email a Jean-François DEL NERO. Il prezzo del bootloader e’ di 10 euro una tantum per ogni Gotek che si vuole aggiornare/convertire. Gli aggiornamenti successivi del software sono gratuti e possono essere fatti da chiavetta USB.

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.9.1a -> v3.1.16.1a cumulative changelog:

  • 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.
  • Normal mode : key auto-repeat delay increased.
  • Revert filtering changes (Rotary support)
  • Keys debouncing filter increased.
  • Normal mode : Wait the select key release after a directory change.
  • New interface modes :
    • IBMPC_DD_HD (PC Mode with auto density selection)
    • S950_DD_HD (Akai / Shugart-Like Mode with auto density selection)
  • New Family :
    • Ensoniq ASR10 (Ensoniq Auto DD & HD support)
  • New 7 segments config menu 1 (Interface mode) entries :
    • 0F = S900/S950 (Density Auto)
    • 10 = PC DD/HD (Density Auto)
  • New 7 segments config menu 0 (System family) entry :
    • 11 = Ensoniq ASR10 (Ensoniq Auto DD & HD support)
  • Some file system & disks access sanity checks added.
  • New menu setting interface menu for normal 7-segments Goteks :
    • To access it, remove the USB Stick and press both buttons.
    • Choose the sub menu number – wait some seconds for the selection validation.
    • Check and/or change the setting – wait some seconds for the selection validation.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.16.1a (377)

source: hxc2001.com

Gotek HxC Firmware v3.1.8.1a & HxCFloppyEmulator v2.1.8.0

12 February 2018 Nessun commento

Jean-François DEL NERO (la persona che sta dietro lo sviluppo del Floppy emulator HxC SD) ha recentemente rilasciato una versione del firmware HxC compatibile con il chip STM32 utilizzato nel Floppy Drive Gotek.

Questo significa che possiamo godere di quasi tutte le features che il firmware HxC supporta anche per l’economico Floppy Drive Gotek.

Il bootloader per convertire il floppy drive Gotek in HxC compatibile va acquistato sul sito di HXC 2001 inviando un’email a Jean-François DEL NERO. Il prezzo del bootloader e’ di 10 euro una tantum per ogni Gotek che si vuole aggiornare/convertire. Gli aggiornamenti successivi del software sono gratuti e possono essere fatti da chiavetta USB.

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.2.0a -> v3.1.8.1a Cumulative Changelog:

  • Raw files : Write sector performance increased. / Near Real time sectors write !
  • Low level Floppy IO optimizations.
  • Raw *.IMG PC Files : Use the DOS 6.22 disk layouts.
  • And as always some code optimizations.
  • 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 ! :) )
  • More Code Speed optimizations.
  • RAW MFM & FM Images (IMG/ST/…) : More Write speed improvement. / Sector Data cache prefetch.
  • RAW MFM & FM Images (IMG/ST/…) : Write speed improvement. / Track cache workflow improvement. / Code optimization (CRC16, MFM 2 BIN…).
  • *.ST 720KB Files : Switch to the TOS 1.62 Disk Layout.
  • RAW files loader : Internal enhancement.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here.

Software HxCFloppyEmulator v2.1.8.0:

  • New Loader : Atari ATR file image loader.
  • New Write & Loader : HFE V3 : variable bitrate and other proctections support. / (Experimental ! The file format definition is not yet finished !)
  • Kryoflux raw files Writer : Fix dead lock with tracks without pulse.
  • Amiga DOS image browser : 85 tracks AmigaDos image support.
  • Disk Image browser (FAT & AmigaDOS) : Fix null-sized file import issue.
  • Disk Image browser (FAT & AmigaDOS) : Can now delete folders.
  • All image loaders : Fix possible track skew calculation error.
  • Emax image loader : GAP fixed to 30.
  • Thomson *.FD loader : Sector interleave set to 7
  • Command line tool : -uselayout option can be now used to specify external xml disk layout file.

Download:

source: hxc2001.com

Gotek HxC Firmware v3.1.1.4a

Jean-François DEL NERO (la persona che sta dietro lo sviluppo del Floppy emulator HxC SD) ha recentemente rilasciato una versione del firmware HxC compatibile con il chip STM32 utilizzato nel Floppy Drive Gotek.

Questo significa che possiamo godere di quasi tutte le features che il firmware HxC supporta anche per l’economico Floppy Drive Gotek.

Il bootloader per convertire il floppy drive Gotek in HxC compatibile va acquistato sul sito di HXC 2001 inviando un’email a Jean-François DEL NERO. Il prezzo del bootloader e’ di 10 euro una tantum per ogni Gotek che si vuole aggiornare/convertire. Gli aggiornamenti successivi del software sono gratuti e possono essere fatti da chiavetta USB.

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

Release notes Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.1.2a – v3.1.1.4a:

  • Config file “Load last loaded floppy” flag is now supported in indexed and file selector mode.
  • Normal mode Fix : ST files are visible again !
  • “Load Last selected image” : Save & Restore previous folder position.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here.

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.1.4a (423)

source: hxc2001.com