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HxC Floppy Drive Emulator
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Written by Demon Cleaner   
Tuesday, 14 November 2006
The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by Jean Francois Del Nero, that emulates the behaviour of a floppy drive. It currently works for Amiga and 16-bits Atari computers.

If you wonder what a "Floppy drive emulator" can be, just have a look at this:
As you can see, the floppy drive has been replaced by some piece of hardware. This piece of hardware features an USB connection to a PC. On the PC side, just run the Floppy drive emulator software and drag/drop your favorite disk image file. Then just use your beloved computer as usual (no hardware of software modification of any kind, apart from the floppy drive replacement is needed), and feel the magic !

It means that you can run all your Atari and Amiga software on the real machines, without the hassle of keeping your old floppy disks, and experience floppy drives failures.

Here is basically how it works : the PC software loads the disk image files (.ST, .MSA, .ADF, .DMS...), and convert track data to MFM format (the physical way the data is stored on a floppy disk). Then the hardware part decodes the floppy drive logic, and retrieves from the PC the MFM flow into SRAM buffers. Those buffers are then sent to the target computer.

The first version of the system used 74-series chips and SRAM, and the parallel port of the PC. On the second version, most of the logic has been replaced by an Altera CPLD, and a FTDI USB module has been used to replace the parallel port.

For more information, I suggest that you go to Jeff's pages about his project (Warning, those pages are in French language).
"The project is currently in a prototype stage : it means that most of the stuff works (both hardware and software), but that it is still not ready to be delivered to the public. We are now planning to have ready-to-use boards manufactured and sell them at a reasonable price."
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 November 2006 )
PSPUAE 0.61 released
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Written by Demon Cleaner   
Monday, 06 November 2006
The PSP amiga emulator PSPUAE has been updated: 
  • optionfiles with names (name_of_the_disk.options)
  • savestates with names (name_of_the_disk.asf)
  • auto-save options when saving state (in folder STATE )
  • auto-load options when loading state (from folder STATE )
  • auto-load options when inserting disk
  • assign keys in controls menu with amiga keyboard

Get the emulator HERE.

Last Updated ( Monday, 06 November 2006 )
Over 80 intro videos added at Lemonamiga
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Written by Demon Cleaner   
Monday, 06 November 2006
Over 80 videos of game intros were added at Lemonamiga. The videos all are with sounds and do not contain any compression artefacts.

Last Updated ( Monday, 06 November 2006 )
Lemonamiga database updated
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Written by Demon Cleaner   
Tuesday, 31 October 2006
The Lemonamiga database has been updated by 61 new titles.  
AmiKit 1.2.3 UPDATE package released
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Written by Demon Cleaner   
Wednesday, 25 October 2006
A new update package is available through AmiKit Live Update program. It updates your AmiKit 1.2.2 to 1.2.3.
  • ADDED:      French catalogs for AmiStart and BoingBall by Eric Luczyszyn
  • UPDATED:   AmiKit - ScreenMode AmiKit 1.3
  • UPDATED:   Meridian 2.22
  • UPDATED:   MMKeyboard 3.23
  • UPDATED:   MultiRen 1.63
  • UPDATED:   PlayOGG 5.6a
  • UPDATED:   SmartFileSystem 1.263
  • UPDATED:   TheMPegEncGUI 2.63
  • UPDATED:   VICE 1.20 (11-Oct-2006)
  • REVERTED: Jabberwocky 1.5.2 (the newer v1.6 and v1.7b1 crash on exit)

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 October 2006 )
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