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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #75 on: 2014.January.26. 18:51:23 »
Your Manager still doesn't change name images in config... I've tested wit a 2 Giga sd with the same results.

Is too large to send you a image, and I don't think formatting is the problem, rather the config.


Please compare my HXCSDFE.CFG with yours. What is the right configuration?

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #76 on: 2014.January.26. 18:59:12 »
Can be the twisted cable? Why in my hardware configuration I may select the active floppies in the middle pins of J3? is yours the same?

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #77 on: 2014.January.26. 19:24:18 »
I use a non twisted cable.
You can view my jumpers here.

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #78 on: 2014.January.26. 20:58:24 »
The twisted cable is only at the end of the second connector, if I put the fist connector it is not affected. The twist only changes a: to b: or b: to a:

If I set the jumpers like you, a: or b: on EP have the same image like the stored in the emulated a:
The only way they act as separate drives is with the jumpers at the middle. Strange as you work with the same exdos card.

Do you remember you modified the card to work with pc drives? How I revert the changes? Or, if this is at last the error, can you modify the Manager to deal with the trick? Mostly because if I fix it then I don't have physical units to attach..
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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #79 on: 2014.January.27. 10:13:32 »
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Do you remember you modified the card to work with pc drives?
Do you see any cuts and wires at the floppy connector?

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #80 on: 2014.January.27. 11:33:50 »
Do you think that little trick is causing the error? Just the only difference is that you changed where of the four cable selector of the drive is read.

You know I´m not a programmer but, does your Manager take into account what units are being used?

I´ve thinking in a woraround that can work in my case. When your HXC Manager returns the control to EXDOS, the Floppy emulator reads the two last images on its config archive and loads them automatically. Can you make a versión that overwrites that "last file used" record?

Clearly your HXC Manager also remembers the last selection, but in my case it does not communicate with the  floppy emulator ...
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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #81 on: 2014.January.27. 12:20:07 »
Yes, it is modified for twisted PC floppy cable. But I think not the cable the problem, if the Manager can display the directory of the SDCARD then the communication are good.
The HxC itself and the Manager also store the selected images in the HxC config file.

What happen when you press Enter on the selected image? It is do some access on the HxC?

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #82 on: 2014.January.27. 12:46:28 »
Yes, once selected I press ENTER and the HXC yellow ligth is "on" for abut 5 sec, and then "off". It makes something...

When in "direct mode" the green ligth is "on"(power on, evident) and red is "on and "off" with long cycles.

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #83 on: 2014.January.28. 09:42:28 »
I created .VHD from my SDCard.
Can you write out and try it?

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #84 on: 2014.January.28. 12:38:36 »
Perfect!. 

Although your image is not saved entirely on my 2GB card...?¿


I will send you a "not working" image to test.

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #85 on: 2014.January.28. 12:43:49 »
It is a 2GB image, but lot of empty sectors easy to compress :-) It is loaded with all of disk images from the ep128.hu plus some ZX Spectrum images.

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #86 on: 2014.January.28. 14:21:25 »
As I have a limit of 10M, how can I send you mi SD image? It weights only a little more than yours(170M).
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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #87 on: 2014.January.28. 14:25:04 »
Dropbox free can be store up to 2GB, upload and share the link.

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Re: EXDOS with HxC Floppy Emulator works perfect !
« Reply #89 on: 2014.January.28. 15:16:16 »
If it helps you, writing your image in my SD gives an error at the 97% written and then Winimage stops:

"Error writing disk Disk 3, error 27 : The unit can't find the required sector."

But the resulting image works perfect in the HXC...