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by gwEm
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: maxYMiser High released
Replies: 14
Views: 6850

Re: maxYMiser High released

Well, that’s true - the normal font has just been increased 2x without adding extra detail :) But the ugly font is being generated directly ;) I guess the aesthetics are a question of taste. Making it look like the colour version was indeed a consideration. The graphics and GUI already needed to hav...
by gwEm
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: maxYMiser High released
Replies: 14
Views: 6850

Re: maxYMiser High released

Not sure what you mean, in fact nothing is dithered except the logo.

Have you tried the hi-res version? There is no rendering engine or something. The whole graphics engine and a lot of the GUI was recoded.
by gwEm
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

I had a little dig into the format of Akai disks. What I read fits into Ijor’s comments before. It should have:

2 sides
80 tracks
10 sectors/track
1024 bytes/sector
=1600KB

PC, as a reminder:
2 sides
80 tracks
18 sectors/track
512 bytes/sector
= 1440KB
by gwEm
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

Not sure how to respond Ijor, not having the low level knowledge of disk formats and images.

The sampler -> HxE -> STX -> Atari chain is working well for me now, which is awesome.

Obviously I’d like to see things done properly and I’m ready to test anything anyone wants.
by gwEm
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

Thanks again for looking at this Nicolas! I’m kind of excited with how this is working out. Edit: in fact, I think it is the floppy controller that is clocked between 8 and 16MHz - I remember this from when I upgraded my MegaSTe years ago. Finally, DD disks work fine in my HD equipped MegaSTe. Actua...
by gwEm
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

I just tried EmuTOS (version 0.9.10 from last year, 256K ROM)

In fact yes..

Although the desktop does not provide me the option to format a high density disk, the AkaiSex program does correctly recognise the image as being HD, and works properly with the disk.
by gwEm
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

Thanks Bob, it’s very good of you to check my findings.

I agree with your assessment. Indeed, my immediate problem is solved. Still, I think it’d be very handy to select an HD drive on the MegaSTe mode.
by gwEm
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

So all you good people can see I'm not making this up, some screenshots from MegaSTe and Falcon using the attached STX

MegaSTe incorrectly reading disk as DD:
Screenshot 2019-02-12 at 12.31.02.png
Falcon correctly reading disk as HD:
Screenshot 2019-02-12 at 12.33.39.png
by gwEm
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

Thanks for the reply, but there is no mistake here. That image definitely works if you use the AkaiSex program. However, it won’t work if you read it using normal Atari methods that’s for sure. I transferred several Akai disks using Hatari and high density STX files last night. Absolutely it works. ...
by gwEm
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: 1.44 Floppy image
Replies: 10
Views: 9451

Re: 1.44 Floppy image

I don't agree here. Many MegaSTes have HD drives, and furthermore, I have discovered a software (see other thread) that doesn't work properly with HD disks without proper detection in the OS.

Therefore, I definitely think there needs to be support for the MegaSTe HD drive DIP switch.
by gwEm
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

more playing the .STX file works absolutely fine. the problem is that Hatari does not have an option to enable high density disks in Mega STe mode. In TT and Falcon modes it works absolutely fine. Unfortunately the TT mode runs quite slowly on my Apple, but Falcon is ok. If there could be a checkbox...
by gwEm
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

It’s probably where TOS 2.06 makes a decision about the HD floppy drive cookie and enables things like the HD floppy format option on the desktop.
by gwEm
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

There is a DIP switch on the real hardware at least
by gwEm
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

It’s funny though, because on MegaSTe mode, the HD drive is not emulated. TOS thinks it has a DD drive connected.
by gwEm
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

It occurs to me it might not necessarily be on the Pasti support side, but in general support for high density drives. Anyway - we will see!

Thanks for looking at this gents.
by gwEm
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

(Indeed I don’t care too much about accurate timing, I just want to read stuff off the image. It is tanatalisingly close to working.)
by gwEm
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

The hfe was created on an Akai sampler. The Atari software (AkaiSex) definitely supports HD disks, I used to use them back in the day. Since my GEM format menu on Hatari doesn’t have the option to format high density disks, and there is no way to tell Hatari to emulate an HD drive, I do question wet...
by gwEm
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: 1.44 Floppy image
Replies: 10
Views: 9451

Re: 1.44 Floppy image

Or maybe where you select the disk images, there is an option there to select double sided, could add HD here?
by gwEm
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: 1.44 Floppy image
Replies: 10
Views: 9451

Re: 1.44 Floppy image

I’d like to resurrect this ancient thread as I’ve been playing around a lot with Hatari and high density disks last night. In fact, I haven’t seen an option in the Hatari config menus to inform it that the drives are high density. The GEM disk format menu doesn’t give an option for high density as I...
by gwEm
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

I appreciate you taking the time to have a look. The disk has started out on an Akai sampler with an HxC floppy emulator. I have taken the .hfe file and converted it using the HxC tools. The only Atari format that the HxC tools allowed for this image was .stx The Atari program AkaiSex allows you to ...
by gwEm
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

Would it help if I attached the STX file here? Someone could have a look and see if it is legit.
by gwEm
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

Of course, it could easily be a problem with the HxC tool. But as I say, it very nearly works.

Edit: it does strike me as odd that HxC only supports high density for STX and not MSA or ST
by gwEm
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

I have a Mega STe with a high density drive. Early ones shipped with double density, and later ones high density.
by gwEm
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: High density .STX / pastis support
Replies: 38
Views: 11664

Re: High density .STX / pastis support

You say that, and you could well be right, it’s just my interpretation of the spec which says. It’s 80 or 160 for ‘double faced’ disks.

HxC software won’t generate high density images of any other ST format than STX interestingly.

Not pretending to be an expert here, just looking for the real facts!

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