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800k floppy read-write with Greaseweazel + FluxEngine = Success!

Andrew

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And here we go, looking pleasantly industrial and chunky. Thanks again!

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Great job!

this is my setup (modified enclosure from thingiverse to fit the stm32 board).

By the way, have you had any success with the latest version of fluxengine? I am unable to write discs. I have let the developer know, however since no one else has mentioned something, I am wondering if it is a problem on my side.
 

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cheesestraws

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By the way, have you had any success with the latest version of fluxengine?

I can't actually get the latest fluxengine client to talk to the greaseweazle at all... (what a sentence!). For the moment I've just been using the greaseweazle client to generate SCP images then converting those with the fluxengine client, until I have time either to dig into it or pester a developer :) . I don't think it's just you.
 

Andrew

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Do you get an error message? In the latest fluxengine version you have to specify the greaseweazle com port i.e. --usb.greaseweazle=com3

In case you previously used ZaDig to replace your USB driver, you have to use it again to revert to the original greaseweazle driver (usbser)
 

cheesestraws

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Nope, no error message. I'm on a modern Mac, so driver issues aren't so much of a problem. And no error message, it just sits there forever waiting for something to happen.
 

cheesestraws

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Just read the 800/400k disks for use in vMac eventually

Ahh, ok. The easiest way I've found to do this is actually to use the fluxengine software, which can generate a DiskCopy image from your SCP images. You can then use the DiskCopy images in Mini vMac. The command to do this is:

Code:
prydwen:gw cheesey$ fluxengine read macintosh -s <your-scp-file> -o <outputfilename>.diskcopy

The .diskcopy extension on the output file is compulsory; that's how fluxengine knows what format output file to work.

You may, or may not, have luck driving your greaseweazle directly with the fluxengine software, in which case you can do this in one stage instead of two. Personally, I've never got this to work, though, so I can't tell you how to do it.
 
Ahh, ok. The easiest way I've found to do this is actually to use the fluxengine software, which can generate a DiskCopy image from your SCP images. You can then use the DiskCopy images in Mini vMac. The command to do this is:

Code:
prydwen:gw cheesey$ fluxengine read macintosh -s <your-scp-file> -o <outputfilename>.diskcopy

The .diskcopy extension on the output file is compulsory; that's how fluxengine knows what format output file to work.

You may, or may not, have luck driving your greaseweazle directly with the fluxengine software, in which case you can do this in one stage instead of two. Personally, I've never got this to work, though, so I can't tell you how to do it.

Using the code provided in Kyroflux Command:

Code:
C:\...\Desktop\kryoflux_3.00_windows\dtc\DTC.exe prydwen:gw cheesey$ fluxengine read macintosh -s C:\Mac2.scp -o Mac2.diskcopys

It threw back a Syntax error: prydwen:gw

Should I be using Fluxengine and not the Kyroflux engine from the Github? (I downloaded the repository but cannot find the application to load in Command Prompt).
 

cheesestraws

Well-known member
Sorry, that was my prompt, I left it in by mistake. The command is

Code:
fluxengine read macintosh -s <your-scp-file> -o <outputfilename>.diskcopy

But you need to install the fluxengine software, and also bear in mind that I'm running OS X not Windows, so you may have to adapt things a bit.
 

Andrew

Active member
Hey all,

Can someone explain where to start to make this work? I have a Greaseweazle and a good floppy drive but I need help with the software.
Hi there,

if your hardware is ready, you are 90% there. Just download the latest version of fluxengine, and use the following command on windows:

fluxengine read mac800 -o dump.diskcopy --usb.greaseweazle=com3

and change com3 with the com port assigned to your device by windows.

I have spoken to the developer and can confirm that the bugs in the latest version have been fixed.
 

cheesestraws

Well-known member
Hi there,

if your hardware is ready, you are 90% there. Just download the latest version of fluxengine, and use the following command on windows:

fluxengine read mac800 -o dump.diskcopy --usb.greaseweazle=com3

and change com3 with the com port assigned to your device by windows.

I have spoken to the developer and can confirm that the bugs in the latest version have been fixed.

Oh, nice, does this mean it works with the new greaseweazle boards? That will save time
 
Sorry, that was my prompt, I left it in by mistake. The command is

Code:
fluxengine read macintosh -s <your-scp-file> -o <outputfilename>.diskcopy

But you need to install the fluxengine software, and also bear in mind that I'm running OS X not Windows, so you may have to adapt things a bit.
Fluxengine installed! (Thanks for the help so far!)
probably yes although I have personally only tried with the greaseweazle "direct connection" board with latest firmware
this worked! The Greaseweazle was able to read the disks via flux engine without issue.
 
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