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HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:23 am
by Jeff_HxC2001
Just a small word to say that i am working on the KF Stream files importer into the HxC Floppy Emulator software.

I have also add a track/disk display tool into the software in order to kill the last bugs and analyze the tracks :

http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emu ... pydisk.gif

Blue line : the index signal
Red lines under the blue line : weak bits
"red" blocks : bad sector
"green" blocks : sector ok
and the scatter...

with the zoom function we can zoom up to the bits level ;)

A very early version to try :
http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emu ... 2_beta.zip
(to see the tracks : "Floppy image" Menu -> "Show floppy infos")

i hope to be able to release something official soon :D.

Re: HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:36 pm
by IFW
Nice :)

Re: HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:06 pm
by karadoc
Hey, neat. What language/tools does that visualisation use?

Re: HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:25 pm
by Jeff_HxC2001
karadoc wrote:Hey, neat. What language/tools does that visualisation use?
I am switching from the good old WIN32 to FLTK. ( http://www.fltk.org/ )
But the track image is a pure bitmap/framebuffer image. the image is generated by the lib libhxcfe.dll ( C only ).

Re: HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:49 pm
by meticulous
Any chance Linux/Mac builds may happen with the switch to FLTK?

Re: HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:53 pm
by Jeff_HxC2001
meticulous wrote:Any chance Linux/Mac builds may happen with the switch to FLTK?
Of course yes.
(Note: you already can build command line tools under linux and mac).

Re: HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:10 am
by Jeff_HxC2001
Hi,

Lots of improvements was done into the stream importer/loader since my last post here.

I have recently added a disk layout view mode into the software:

Here some example of bad dump (damaged disks...):
8SR(NHF)YSONE(5D)G22A00.0_raw.png
8SR(NHF)YSONE(5D)G22A00.0_raw.png (67.88 KiB) Viewed 5131 times
F77(ENX)WGMN2(3D)B22B00.0_raw.png
F77(ENX)WGMN2(3D)B22B00.0_raw.png (61.6 KiB) Viewed 5131 times
F77(ENX)WGMN2(3D)A12A00.0_raw.png
F77(ENX)WGMN2(3D)A12A00.0_raw.png (69.97 KiB) Viewed 5131 times
The software can batch convert all supported images (KF stream included) to BMP. Another way to quick check the quality of a whole collection of dump files !
:)

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... 2_beta.zip

Re: HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:35 pm
by robcfg
Cool! I'll give it a try this evening.

Re: HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:32 am
by gatesbillou
Voila un autre programme très utile .félicitations.
Another very useful software ! Congratulation .

Re: HxC Floppy Emulator software stream loader.

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:18 pm
by Yushatak
It would be really damn nice to see that sort of visualization while/after dumping..

You said these images are generated using an hxcf-specific DLL? If possible it'd be nice to make a tool that'd just do KF streams, possibly integrate it into the java UI.