Akai ASQ10/MPC60 Floppy Disk Image (HxC)

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Akai ASQ10/MPC60 Floppy Disk Image (HxC)

Postby Cecil Dubreque » Sun May 07, 2017 11:36 pm

Has anyone else successfully managed to get an HxC floppy emulator working in an MPC60 or an ASQ10?

I have a Gotek drive but even using Omniflop I'm struggling to get a disk image that the ASQ10 recognized.

I've already been digging through existing forum posts and guides for days with no luck.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Akai ASQ10/MPC60 Floppy Disk Image (HxC)

Postby Rasputin » Mon May 08, 2017 1:01 am

I'll ask the painfully obvious and possibly insulting yet necessary question. Is it a flashed Gotek or a stock Gotek? Because you're not going to get anywhere with a run-of-the-mill Gotek.
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Re: Akai ASQ10/MPC60 Floppy Disk Image (HxC)

Postby Cecil Dubreque » Mon May 08, 2017 8:27 pm

It is indeed HxC flashed.

The actual install is obviously very simple. I just can't seem to find a working disk image or manage to get a working one using Omniflop on an old XP PC.
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Re: Akai ASQ10/MPC60 Floppy Disk Image (HxC)

Postby Rasputin » Tue May 09, 2017 7:50 am

I don't have specific experience with HxC meets MPC60, but... I've messed with Omniflop and HxC/HFE stuff quite a bit so I would suggest reading a known-good Akai floppy with Omniflop in an XP desktop with internal floppy drive (I'm assuming that's what you're doing, but it needed to be specified, just in case).

In Omniflop, have it auto-detect the format. It should detect some Akai 793K style disk. Good, save that as a raw image.

Load the HxC software and import a RAW image and make sure the format is IBM MFM, double-sided, 80 tracks, 512 sector size, and 10 sectors per track. It should be the usual 300 RPM / 250000 bitrate that just about everything else is.

Make sure your interface is Generic Shugart. See where that gets you.
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Re: Akai ASQ10/MPC60 Floppy Disk Image (HxC)

Postby Cecil Dubreque » Tue May 09, 2017 8:21 pm

Thanks for the tips!

I'll try that exact method and see how it goes.
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Re: Akai ASQ10/MPC60 Floppy Disk Image (HxC)

Postby Cecil Dubreque » Thu May 11, 2017 11:50 am

I followed your advice and seemed to get a good disk image but still couldn't get the drive to work.

I then tried inserting the data cable upside down and bingo!

Thanks for your help.
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