Throw your floppy disks away !

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By popolon33

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29-05-2008, 18:46

Here is a floppy disk drive emulator who works on every MSX with standard floppy connector (34 pins)
I made an awful video to show to you the result with Laydock on Philips 8280 :

http://minilien.com/?560EPUkHnO

More info soon...

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By PingPong

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29-05-2008, 19:20

G R E A T !

By SaebaMSX

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29-05-2008, 20:05

Hey, this rocks!

By Manuel

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29-05-2008, 20:15

Reminds me of the NoWind USB interface...

By ant0niutti

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29-05-2008, 20:21

By popolon33

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29-05-2008, 20:29

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...

By cax

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29-05-2008, 21:04

our member tnt23 made flash card adapter for floppy connector a long time ago...
See it at http://www.sensi.org/~tnt23/megadrive

By popolon33

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29-05-2008, 21:23

I knew all of these projects. Let's say it's another one ( a French one) and it's an open project because you can build it yourself with the schematics on the above link.

By ant0niutti

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30-05-2008, 00:23

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...

Cool!

By ro

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30-05-2008, 09:11

Cool.
does it also work with REAL flops ? -> flop in PC instead of image
since my turboR disk failed....

By popolon33

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30-05-2008, 10:31

does it also work with REAL flops ? -> flop in PC instead of image
since my turboR disk failed....

Very good idea. That could be possible in the future (and it's easier to make a turboR cable for this interface than replacing drive with a PC one because you can adapt the pinout configuration by software)
At the moment, you must make a floppy image in the traditional way and drop it onto the software.
That's also the charm of this interface with a PC at hands. You take Disk manager for exemple, put files in the window, save and drop the dsk on the software. The files are ready to run on the MSX.

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