New free USB Floppy Emulator firmware option

The Yamaha SY99 is a synthesiser combining frequency modulation synthesis (branded as Advanced FM) and sample-based synthesis (branded as Advanced Wave Memory 2) and the direct successor to Yamaha's SY77/TG77

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New free USB Floppy Emulator firmware option

Unread post by DrSynth » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:30 pm

I found a Facebook group for a new free open source firmware for the Gotek USB floppy emulators called "FlashFloppy". It's compatible with a number of image file formats, including compatability with .hfe images used by the HxC firmware.

One advantage is using some free Windows utilities (will work with VMWare Fusion) you can flash the Gotek via the front USB port, and don’t need to use any serial adapter or do any soldering. Instruction video on YouTube:

Using the usual floppy converter cable sold on eBay for the SY99, if you're using the Gotek SFRM72-TU100K, you then just place jumpers on the JC and M0 pins and you’re good to go.

SY99 Gotek FF Jumpers.jpg

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