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#1 14-07-2015 17:04:06

kluder
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HXC floppy

Just bought a HXC floppy emulator from lotharek, the work really well on Newbrain with Expansion and Disk Controller.
http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=13

But there is a problem that can not transfer files from PC to NewBrain or vice versa.
That is the disc format Newbrain run which the HXC PC Software can not read. sad
But the whole HXC file can still be transferred to a PC.
A good way to backup Newbrain programs.hmm

Greetings

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#2 18-08-2015 12:46:20

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Re: HXC floppy

Has now made a list of the software I have to the NewBrain.
I have put it in HFE image files for use i HXC floppy emulator
List posted. NewBrain Software

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#3 05-05-2016 01:22:22

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Re: HXC floppy

Can the HFE Image Files be downloaded to the NewBrain Website or Zipped and sent to Chris if that is possible. Thanks

 

#4 09-05-2016 05:00:33

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Re: HXC floppy

It is no problem to zip compress the files and send them to Chris.
But I have no mail address to Chris.

Remember it is only HXC floppy drive emulator that can read them, the PC software available does not recognize the file.

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Klaus


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#5 09-05-2016 09:22:39

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Re: HXC floppy

This document http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv … format.pdf has the file format of the HFE files.
So it is possible to read them and extract them to a windows directory.
If you send me an HFE file i could try to make an application to do just that.

 

#6 09-05-2016 19:13:55

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Re: HXC floppy

It will be good with a PC program that can read and write to HXC files.
It will make it easier to move applications to / from NewBrain.

Has sent some image file that contains system files and everything else I have.

Hope you find out something

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#7 13-05-2016 09:49:51

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Re: HXC floppy

Ok i found a way to get the files out of the HFE file but only the 80 track that the NB Emulator support.
1. Download this file http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv … r_soft.zip it's the floppy emulator.
2. run it and select load and pick the .HFE file you want (80 only)
3. click export and save the file as raw .img
4. copy that to the NB discs directory and change the extension to .dsk
5. create an empty directory named as the .dsk file i.e. if Test.DSK you create a dir named Test
6. Run the NB Emulator with disk support and from disk management select the empty dir you created. i.e. TEST
7. exit the emulator and your files should be in that directory

Probably works the other way round too meaning you can put file to a .dsk from the NB Emulator(this is done every time you select a Discs directory)
Then rename that file to .img and loaded from the HFE emulator (Load raw image) and then export it to .hfe file.

I ll check the 40 tracks too and maybe create an app to put and export files to a .img

P.S. The new beta version of the emulator has a few fixes for the cpm especially with large files >64Kb

 

#8 06-06-2018 22:35:02

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Re: HXC floppy

kluder wrote:

Has now made a list of the software I have to the NewBrain.
I have put it in HFE image files for use i HXC floppy emulator
List posted. NewBrain Software

This is just what I'm looking for, where can I download these .hfe files?

Thank you!
Kris.

 

#9 15-06-2018 02:20:09

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Re: HXC floppy

I'm getting there and can ALMOST taste success. The floppies in the emulator can be saved and dragged out of the directory tree as raw images as cdesp says. However the Gotek (or HxC) still won't read them. Downloading the HxC emulator it lets you import drive images and export them as .hfe or .img which the Gotek seems happy with.

I can now boot the CPM image taken from the emulator on real hardware and the utilities etc work. Some of the games work from the CPMgames disk but frustratingly I've still not got around the 'change disk image and it's seen as read only' problem.

Witchy

 


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