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Offline jsixis

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2010, 03:14:01 AM »
Excuse me, I'm older and have been out of the scene for a decade

I don't understand this. With no browsers for the Amiga how is one to get the software on the memory card?
 

Offline motorollin

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2010, 09:29:31 AM »
Quote from: jsixis;570962
Excuse me, I'm older and have been out of the scene for a decade

I don't understand this. With no browsers for the Amiga how is one to get the software on the memory card?


Using any computer (PC, Mac, other Amiga...) with Internet access and a SD card reader. Also, existing Amiga browsers are more than capable of downloading files to be saved to SD card if you want to use an Internet-connected Amiga to do it.

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Offline chiark

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2010, 08:54:55 AM »
That is so chock full of win, a little bit of win is spilling out.  I definitely want one :D
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Offline jsixis

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2010, 06:59:56 PM »
where can I find an Amiga Browser that runs on 3.1 that works?
 

Offline retromaster

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2010, 02:19:52 PM »
UFE now supports the Amiga 1200 :) For pictures, please visit the project page at http://retromaster.wordpress.com/ufe.
 

Offline ajacocks

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2010, 09:51:43 PM »
I'll be very interested to see how this comes out.  Given the way that it interfaces, though, it seems like an Indivision-equipped machine (like all of mine) would not be able to see the GUI.

Any thoughts about that, Retromaster?

If it will work with an Indivision, I'm sold.  Every one of my Amiga floppies is, in some way, questionable, and the "new old stock" 720k floppies that are being sold, these days, are completely unreliable.

Thanks!
 

Offline amigaksi

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2010, 04:44:53 AM »
Quote from: retromaster;574046
UFE now supports the Amiga 1200 :) For pictures, please visit the project page at http://retromaster.wordpress.com/ufe.


I guess by Amiga 1200 support you mean high density?  Since the floppy signals are the same for Amiga 500/600/1200/2000/3000/4000 in double density mode.
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Offline retromaster

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2010, 08:57:33 AM »
@Ajacocks: I am afraid I am not very familiar with Indivision, however, in theory, it is possible to do the overlay on any kind of analog RGB output. The major difference with the Indivision would be that the horizontal scanning frequency is doubled, but with some firmware modifications UFE should be able to cope with that. If the hooks used for the UFE video connection can be attached to the Indivision without problem, there is a good chance it could be made to work.
 
@amigaksi: I meant that there is now a keyboard daughterboard available for the Amiga 1200, which means that the A1200 keyboard can be used to control UFE. Otherwise, floppy interface-wise, UFE already supports all Amiga and ST models + Amstrad CPC6128.
 

Offline LaserBack

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2010, 01:24:12 AM »
nice to see this kind of cool device !!
it seems it's great...I really like the overlay
I want one

btw,Retromaster:

I have a question:
what about copy-protected software like original games....adf files with rare tracks or ipf files?
will work on that device?
 

Offline retromaster

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2010, 06:41:40 AM »
Laserback, thanks. IPF files are not supported at the moment. The hardware is perhaps even capable of variable bit-rate IPF support, but the trouble there is that the last time I checked the IPF file format was still undocumented, and there was only a binary library available on PC. Without the file format documentation, it is not possible add IPF support to UFE.
 
Could you explain a little what you mean by "adf files with rare tracks?"
 

Offline Xanxi

Re: New SD Floppy Emulator
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2010, 12:08:32 PM »
When will it be possible to buy this fine emulator?
Is it also possible to house it in an external case (as i like to have a real floppy drive in an amiga case)?
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