Experience with FlashFloppy image selector on Atari Falcon 030?

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Experience with FlashFloppy image selector on Atari Falcon 030?

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Does anyone have experience with FlashFloppy and an Atari Falcon 030?

I didn't fit a Gotek yet but tried launching the selector utility todays without the floppy based sector loader but simply by running the .PRG from floppy or harddisk.

As I don't have a drive installed, I get "bad signature" but it displays readable video for most screen resolutions under TOS. From inspecting the code, it should be working fine under TOS, esp if run from ST-LOW.

Color scheme does not work if run from Falcon specific resolutions. Here is some patching required.

Under MiNT the selector displays some legible but has issues with other multitasking apps so a special version for MiNT could be made. E.q. replace the current hardware accessors with something more system friendly.

Now what are the experiences? I guess without the selector, just rotary or buttons, it is all fine. Who used the software selector yet?
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Re: Experience with FlashFloppy image selector on Atari Falcon 030?

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Just tried it on my F030, and the color scheme is also not working, unless you like RED.
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Re: Experience with FlashFloppy image selector on Atari Falcon 030?

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The color updates can be patched easily but is the actual floppy image select working correctly?
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Re: Experience with FlashFloppy image selector on Atari Falcon 030?

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Just for the record, I tried running the HXCFEMNG.PRG from my MicroCosmosEX on my STE.

The program version works perfectly fine from ACSI device (SD card) and from network translated drive. So I assume the basic image selection facility should work on a Falcon aswell if run from harddisk.

The bootsector loader is only a fancy feature but not technically necessary.
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Re: Experience with FlashFloppy image selector on Atari Falcon 030?

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I prepared a patch for the Falcon video init. I would like to have feedback if this is now working ok for you as well.

Get a binary here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZxxWIx ... sp=sharing

If it works, it should get upstreamed as a pull reuest to Github. This also checks for presence of Multitasking OS and terminates as the whole software is not yet ready for those.

I now get reasonable colors on all monitor settings and desktop selectable resolutions with Hatari. I still have to confirm with my own Falcon.
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Re: Experience with FlashFloppy image selector on Atari Falcon 030?

Post by Jeff_HxC2001 »

"HXCFEMNG.PRG" ? This appears to be the HxC file selector, isn't it ? why you call this the "FlashFloppy image selector" ?
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Re: Experience with FlashFloppy image selector on Atari Falcon 030?

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Jeff_HxC2001 wrote:"HXCFEMNG.PRG" ? This appears to be the HxC file selector, isn't it ? why you call this the "FlashFloppy image selector" ?
I guess the FlashFloppy project never renamed the file when forking the sources. Please contact Keir Fraser on this.
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