Amiga Cortex

gotek_a600_3
Amiga Cortex

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>The very low cost USB floppy emulator from ebay should be able to play some ADF files on my Amiga. Unfortunately these drives was unable to support/emulate the Amiga sectors encoding scheme and couldn’t work on Amiga computers… But now all of this is past…
Coding the the Gotek firmware can now be replaced by an Amiga compatible firmware. This firmware allows to load any ADF file present on the USB key and play it on the Amiga!

A special boot ADF file allows to select the game or demo to start.

 

3 février 2014
Transform the Gotek Floppy Emulator into an Amiga Floppy emulator

DISCLAIMER :
No software from Gotek System was used or reversed to make this new firmware.
Informations and softwares on this page are provided in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The author will not be held liable for any loss, damage or failure or any incident related to the use of this software and informations.
It is not a commercial work and had been done at my free time so don’t expect instant support or warranty.

Some time ago i bought one of these very low cost USB floppy emulator from ebay to play some ADF files on my Amiga. Unfortunately these drives was unable to support/emulate the Amiga sectors encoding scheme and couldn’t work on Amiga computers… But now all of this is past…

After some hours of coding the the Gotek firmware can now be replaced by an Amiga compatible firmware. This firmware allows to load any ADF file present on the USB key and play it on the Amiga !

A special boot ADF file allows to select the game or demo to start.

The Gotek Floppy emulator working on an Amiga 600 running the State Of The Art Demo :

Actual main features of this firmware :

– Read & Write 880KB ADF Files.
– USB Key support.
– FAT12,FAT16 & FAT32 support, Subfolder support.
– Amiga software to select the ADF files on the USB key.
– Tested on A500 & A600. Should work on all Amiga.

HOW TO USE IT ?

This is quite simple : You have just to copy all your favourite ADF files on the USB Key.

On the Amiga you can select the ADF files thanks to a special ADF file (SELECTOR.ADF). Once done the Amiga restart on the first image selected. In the actual version you can select up to 30 images (position 001 up to 030 on the 7-segments display). By this way multi-disks games can be played without problem.

The 7-segments display on the emulator shows the actual disk number selected. You can change the disk with the two buttons present on the front of the emulator.

To start again the special ADF you have just to select the position “000” and restart your Amiga. The menu appears in less than 10 seconds. In the software you can use the joystick or the arrows + enter at the keyboard to choose the images and save the selection.

WHERE TO GET THIS EMULATOR ?

The Gotek floppy emulators can be found everywhere. Since all Gotek drives are based on the same hardware, any version should be compatible.
For reference i got the drive for 24.5Euros/33$ (Shipping included) on Ebay (Link to the Ebay page here)

I also bought a different model, without the 7- segments display & buttons from another place to check if there is some differences. There is no difference and the firmware is working on both models without any modification.

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