Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by stephen_usher » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:51 pm

This is what the Chinon interface looks like:
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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by bfollowell » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:24 am

I'm curious about the OLED screen operation. I could've sworn I'd read somewhere in this thread about the disk image filename scrolling, but they do not on mine. If the filename is longer than the screen is wide, it's just cut off, and there is no text scrolling. I also see from the images in this thread that there is an S:0 on the bottom line. I'm not sure if that is for sector or side, but mine doesn't show that either. Mine shows T:00.0, where I'm assuming T is for track.

Does it make a difference which firmware we use? I'm using FlashFloppy 2.14. Does the display look different with the HxC firmware?

Not the end of the world or anything. I'm just curious why my results are a little different.

Thanks.

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by tzok » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:03 am

On FF name of selected image is scrolled when there is no drive activity. During folder navigation - after some time of inactivity (by default 0,3 s). You can configure this, by editing FF.CFG.

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by bfollowell » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:00 pm

On mine, when there is no drive activity, my screen just turns off after a few seconds. No scrolling. There was also not a FF.cfg file on mine. I'll have to look back through the included files and see if I can find one.

EDIT:

OK, I found the FF.cfg file and there's a decent sized section related to LED/OLED screens. Lots of information and options. I'll play around with that. I'm assuming it goes on the root directory with the AUTOBOOT.hfe file? I've made some changes, but haven't seen any change in behavior yet. I'll keep playing with it.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by stephen_usher » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:28 pm

Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by DoG » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:49 pm

Some settings can be set by pressing F3 in flash floppy menu. You can also press HELP key to set some more info about flash floppy.

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Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

Post by bfollowell » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:05 pm

Well, I'm having no luck whatsoever getting the filename to scroll. I've attached the Display section from my FF.cfg file below. The FF.cfg file is stored on the root of my flash drive.

It looks like everything was setup to run correctly from the start except for changing the display-off-secs setting to 255, which causes the display to stay on the whole time. That is now working, but the filename isn't scrolling.

Did I miss something?

I am using FlashFloppy firmware v2.14, but I am using the HxC file manager. I think that's what most people with Goteks do, but I thought I should mention it, in case this could affect something.

Thanks.



##
## DISPLAY

# Display Type: <type>[-rotate][-narrow]
# auto: Auto-detect (7-seg LED, LCD, OLED)
# lcd-NNx02: NNx2 backlit LCD with I2C backpack (16 <= NN <= 40)
# oled-128xNN: 128xNN I2C OLED (NN = 32 | 64)
# -rotate: OLED view is rotated 180 degrees
# -narrow[er]: OLED view is restricted to Gotek display cutout
# (-narrow: 18 chars; -narrower: 16 chars)
# Values: auto | lcd-NNx02 | oled-128xNN[-rotate][-narrow[er]]
display-type = auto

# OLED Font. Narrow and wide options.
# Narrower 6x13 font permits:
# - More characters per row
# - Use of Gotek display cutout (eg. "display-type=oled-128x32-narrow")
# Values: 6x13 | 8x16
oled-font = 6x13

# OLED contrast/brightness.
# Values: 0 <= N <= 255
oled-contrast = 143

# Turn an LCD or OLED display off after N seconds of inactivity
# N=0: always off; N=255: always on
# Values: 0 <= N <= 255
display-off-secs = 255

# Automatically switch LCD/OLED display on when there is drive activity?
# Values: yes | no
display-on-activity = yes

# LCD/OLED long filename scroll rate in milliseconds per update
# Values: 100 <= N <= 65535
display-scroll-rate = 200

# LCD/OLED pause time at start/end of scroll, in milliseconds
# Zero means endless scroll
# Values: 0 <= N <= 65535
display-scroll-pause = 2000

# LCD/OLED long filename scroll rate during navigation (ms per update)
# Values: 0 <= N <= 65535
nav-scroll-rate = 80

# LCD/OLED long filename pause before scroll, during navigation (milliseconds)
# Values: 0 <= N <= 65535
nav-scroll-pause = 300

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