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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #30 on: 2013.May.29. 22:48:19 »
Ah, sounds great :) So i'm looking forward to receive the final firmware with full Enterprise-support soon :)

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #31 on: 2013.July.23. 00:29:30 »
First direct communication with the HxC:
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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #32 on: 2013.July.23. 09:31:52 »
Wow, nice :)
Do you need a special EXDOS or can it also be used with a standard EXDOS ?

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #33 on: 2013.July.23. 09:37:52 »
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Do you need a special EXDOS or can it also be used with a standard EXDOS ?
It will work with any EXDOS.
« Last Edit: 2013.July.23. 13:28:38 by szipucsu »

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #34 on: 2013.July.23. 09:46:46 »
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It is will be work with any EXDOS.
Sounds great :)

Hmm, but i don't know why Jeff don't put the Enterprise on the list of supported computers. Actually the Enterprise is one of the systems with the most possibilities in combination with the HXC :)
« Last Edit: 2013.July.23. 09:50:42 by TomPhobos »

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #35 on: 2013.July.30. 22:48:50 »
SDCARD Root directory listed :-)
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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #36 on: 2013.July.30. 22:50:53 »
Direct access, not only the images ? So you can use the SD-card as a HDD ? Coooooool :)

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #37 on: 2013.July.30. 23:03:43 »
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Direct access, not only the images ?
Yes, it is in direct access mode.
The first target is disk image selection software for the Enterprise (currently only Amiga, Atari ST and Amstrad CPC have).

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So you can use the SD-card as a HDD ? Coooooool :)
It is possible, but not so fast as real HDD, because the communication uses the floppy controller.
« Last Edit: 2013.July.31. 12:28:20 by szipucsu »

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #38 on: 2013.July.30. 23:51:08 »
now we can copy all EP programs to a single cheap sd card :) 
including the specy conversions of course :)
Vigyázat! Szektás vagyok! :)

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #39 on: 2013.July.31. 11:45:10 »
Actually it's also possible to copy the disk images to the SD-card, but you have to choose the disk images manually. With direct access you can copy all the programs to a SD without the necessary to change the disk image. Also with the image selection software you don't need an LCD anymore so i think it's also possible to build a HxC Slim directly into an EXDOS-interface and choose the needed image at booting time ... that's really great news :)

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #40 on: 2013.September.01. 19:20:21 »
Coming soon :-)

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #41 on: 2013.September.01. 19:38:11 »
Wow, nice ! I'm really looking forward to it :)

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #42 on: 2013.September.01. 20:29:01 »
:smt041 :ds_icon_cheesygrin:
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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #43 on: 2013.September.01. 22:08:48 »
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Wow, nice ! I'm really looking forward to it :)
I hope the first public beta version can be released in the next few days :-)

This is the first loadable version ( .COM), loadable system extension and ROM version are planned.
« Last Edit: 2013.September.01. 23:14:03 by szipucsu »

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #44 on: 2013.September.02. 23:48:00 »
Ok, let's try it :-)

Current limitations:
- HxC need to be installed as drive A&B (this is the default HxC setting), autodetection and mixed HxC and real floppy drive mode will come later.
- only FAT32 formatted SDCard is supported (the latest HxC firmware added the FAT12/FAT16 support), others coming later.
- card can be formatted without MBR, or if MBR exists then first partition entry is used (as the HxC)
- EP64 is currently not supported because the video memory is too slow to run WD177x routines :-(

Keys:
Joy Up/Down: file cursor
Joy Left/Right: Prev/Next page
A/B: set the active drive
Enter: enter directory, or set the selected file to the current drive
F1: Start the disk in current drive: firstly try to execute EXDOS.INI then load START file. If these are not found then jump to ENTERPRISE logo screen.
STOP: exit program, jump to the ENTERPRISE logo screen.

In directory list the total meaningless . entry has been replaced with \ so now it's easy to go back to the root directory from any sub-sub.. directory.
The default drive is asked from EXDOS at the start.


The future ROM version will be the most comfortable version.
But now for the loadable version I suggest keeping the HxC manager disk in drive A: and replacing disk images in drive B:
The attached HFE disk image prepared with EXDOS.INI for this method.



Note: this is first public beta version, don't store any important data on the SDCard!
But I hope no any critical bug :oops:
« Last Edit: 2013.September.03. 13:36:41 by szipucsu »