Small question: I have limited knowledge about Amiga emulation but I've been tinkering with HDFs in WinUAE as well as UAE4All on the Switch and of course Minimig. Is there some configuration I'm missing that seems to hinder the same HDFs working across all three platforms?
My problem is that they never seem to map/appear with the same labels/names, if they even work at all. For example, I have one setup that has a small boot HDF and larger HDF with WHDLoad images, and the larger HDF won't mount in WinUAE or Minimig, but will on UAE4All. Are there more HDF mounting options/flags on Minimig that aren't visible on the GUI that I'm missing?
Apologies if this isn't a question for here, just seems there are a lot of switched on people in this thread who might be able to help
For large hdf (>1 GB) I had to convert my hdf to rdb format instead of geometry format to make them work in Mister. I did that by copying all files from the old geometry hdf to a new rdb hdf using WinUAE on my PC. I also had to install IDEFIX driver on my system hdf to make secondary master and slave hdf work in Mister.
I sent you a PM with some more info.
For a geometry hdf, whether it works or not on Mister seems to depend on the setting used to create the hdf. For example, the gemoetry hdf I created with "surfaces=2" in WinUAE don't work on Mister. But the geometry hdf I created with "surfaces=1" work on Mister. RDB hdf always works on Mister. UAE4All2 on Switch doesn't support rdb hdf. Because of that, I use different sets of hdf on Switch and Mister now.
Note the Amiga filesystem and OS has a lot of restrictions, so hdf larger than 2 Gb tend to not work correctly or show problems, unless you know exactly what you are doing (installing new filesystem, formatting correctly etc.).
Also note that the Minimig A500 config is quite a bit more compatible than the A1200 config at the moment. So quite a few games work better loading from .adf floppy files using A500 config, instead of using WHDLoad with A1200 config. For example Lionheart monster explosions sound wrong when using WHDLoad version with A1200 config, but sound correct when I load the .adf version using A500 config.
Incidentally, the new rdb versions of my hdf now also work in FS-UAE finally. I think FS-UAE also has problems with "surfaces=2".