Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri May 04, 2018 8:27 am

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:06 pm
Cool Howto, thanks :-)

now to get the atari fixed any working.
Thanks :)

Hope the Atari is now working :)
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri May 04, 2018 8:33 am

So there is one final aspect to FlashFloppy I wanted to cover, and it's probably the easiest part, which is upgrading FlashFloppy once you've installed it.

It's really quite simple. Download the latest update files from here:https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads.

Copy the UPD file to the root of your USB stick, insert into the Gotek and power it on with both selector buttons pressed.

When you get a message telling you you're in flash mode, release both buttons. Hey presto you will get the very latest update flashed to the Gotek.

If you get any errors, refer to the site linked above, which has a full list of error codes.

Happy updating :)

I'll hopefully get some pictures added to show the Gotek doing the upgrade.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by JezC » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:47 pm

I've just followed the guide on how to upgrade a Gotek using the USB A to A method - really clear & easy to follow!
Much simpler than the serial upgrade method I used to put the HxC firmware into another Gotek a year or two ago.

Many thanks for the excellent tutorial. Looking forward to putting it in my Falcon & trying out some of the games & music s/w...

Jez

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:52 pm

You're most welcome.

Seemed there was a lot of info spread over the web, hence why I decided to do my own how to with all you need in one place :)
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by JezC » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:58 pm

Cool!

I'll have to order up some of the other extras for the Gotek to really let the bird fly.

Thanks once again.

Jez

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:00 pm

Glad to help :)
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by Forgottenmyname » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:06 pm

Thanks RJ, just updated two Goteks today :-)

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:05 am

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Thanks RJ, just updated two Goteks today :-)
Great, glad I could help :)
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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