New free USB Floppy Emulator firmware option

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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.

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Re: New free USB Floppy Emulator firmware option

Unread post by JK1974 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:47 pm

Hi Manny, thanks for your hint. I also have this SFRM72-TU100K model with a 2-digit LED display. Are there any issues, because the Wiki says: "There also exist some older models with a two-digit LED display: although compatible, try to avoid these"?
If I flash this firmware, am I able to access the files without any additional Windows software like it is possible in the meantime with the newer floppy emulators?
Going to visit the Facebook page and try to find out more about this...
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Re: New free USB Floppy Emulator firmware option

Unread post by parametric » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:47 am

Thanks for posting that Manny . . . (Y)

It's always good to see continuing efforts to prolong the usability of these older venerable boards.

PS - I've moved this to the emulator Forum that we now have, so ALL the stuff on emulators is in one place :wink:

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