Throw your floppy disks away !

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Por hapzee

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30-05-2008, 14:21

When is is available? (and what would be de costs?)
Is is possible to get it as a solderkit? (DIY)
Hapzee

Por legacy

Hero (570)

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30-05-2008, 14:32

@popolon33,
This is a very useful and interesting project , I like to build this thing, but the scheme (I mean the "SchemaHxCFloppyEmuSDCARD.jpg") are not very clear, if you know the developer, could you ask him to publish a more readable picture of the scheme?
I'm sure that a lot of the MSXusers will appreciate this.

Por popolon33

Expert (85)

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30-05-2008, 18:00

When is is available? (and what would be de costs?)
Is is possible to get it as a solderkit? (DIY)

Unfortunately, there was a batch of 20 USB cards but no other batch is planned.
As for the DIY, i have a list with all the components but you must know that some are a little expensive, like the main FPGA.


This is a very useful and interesting project , I like to build this thing, but the scheme (I mean the "SchemaHxCFloppyEmuSDCARD.jpg" are not very clear, if you know the developer, could you ask him to publish a more readable picture of the scheme?

The picture seems clear to me (when you click on it Smile but i will ask the main developer (Jeff). If you want, you can go to the english board of the project and ask all the questions that you want.

Por legacy

Hero (570)

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30-05-2008, 19:10


The picture seems clear to me (when you click on it Smile but i will ask the main developer (Jeff). If you want, you can go to the english board of the project and ask all the questions that you want.

It's possible that it depend on my monitor that I can't read the values of the components, I'm using a laptop since my PC had a crash.Crazy

Por legacy

Hero (570)

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30-05-2008, 20:28


It's possible that it depend on my monitor that I can't read the values of the components, I'm using a laptop since my PC had a crash.Crazy

Problem solved.Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

Por AuroraMSX

Paragon (1902)

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30-05-2008, 21:27

Absolutely, i'm the MSX beta tester Wink
All is working perfectly with the NMS8280 and the HBF700
Next step with the non standard SVI738 and TurboR...
Perfectly? Does it emulate non-standard formatted floppies as well, then? (like 10 sectors per track, or 81 tracks instead of the regular 80)

Por popolon33

Expert (85)

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31-05-2008, 10:18

Does it emulate non-standard formatted floppies as well, then? (like 10 sectors per track, or 81 tracks instead of the regular 80)

This interface run non standard and protected floppies in others systems (like IPF on amiga) but concerning MSX, i don't know.
How could i test it ? with Symbos maybe ?
And what is the purpose to do this anyway ?

Por AuroraMSX

Paragon (1902)

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31-05-2008, 13:53

And what is the purpose to do this anyway ?Erhm, being able to to play games that come with an non-standard formatted floppy, maybe? I've got a couple of those and trying to play those on an emulator fails on several levels till now:

1 - the PC drive cannot read the non-standard disk
2 - the .dsk format doesn't support non-standard formatting
(as a .dsk is just a direct dump of 2x80x9 sectors of 512 bytes (for a DS/DD 720kB floppy))
3 - the emulator doesn't support disk image files other than the just mentioned .dsk files.

So, I was just wondering... Smile

Por popolon33

Expert (85)

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31-05-2008, 15:17

Erhm, being able to to play games that come with an non-standard formatted floppy, maybe?

First, you must find a way to dump these non standard floppies to PC because the interface, at this moment can only do transfert from PC to MSX (or whatever). Writing is planned in the future.

Did you try omniflop, it's an wonderful utility for accessing non standard floppies with a PC drive.
http://www.shlock.co.uk/Utils/OmniFlop/OmniFlop.htm

Por SaebaMSX

Hero (533)

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13-06-2008, 20:19

If the above software does not work for you, this is the disk drive I have:

IomegaUSBDiskdrive

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