Build in a Gotek device in my STE

29 05 2016

Requirements

Buy a Gotek that fits for the Atari ST/E

“Aktualisierte Version SFR1M44 U100 USB Floppy Drive Emulator Grau”

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00C4PAL5I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Buy a USB Memory Stick 4GB

Donwload HxC Firmware

http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/index.html#download

Download HxC Floppy Emulator Manager Software

http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/SDCard_HxC_Floppy_Emulator_Manager.zip

Prepare Gotek

Upgrade the gotek firmware to the latest version

See HxC manuals for details

Set Jumper to S1

The jumpers in my Gotek was set to S0 (2nd row of pins). I set it to S1. This is the 3rd row of pins.

Build in the Gotek

Attention!!: The floppy cable will be twisted in the end. The red line on the cable show line 1, be carefull to connect the cable in the right way.

Gotek_alt

Gotek_neu

I replaced a HxC USB device that I had to connect to my PC (in the forground). In the STE the gotek is installed and the SD Memory stick is pluged in.

Prepare USB Memory Stick

Format the Memory Stick as one single FAT32 Partition

A good tool to do that is gparted under Linux

gotek_gparted

Put HxC files on the USB memory stick

Copy these two files from the HxC FLoppy Emulator Manager Package into the root of the USB Memory Stick (no folders on the memory stick are necessary at all)

AUTOBOOT.HFE
HXCSDFE.CFG

Add Some ST Game Images to the USB Memory Stick

A good start is here:

http://steem.atari.st/automation.htm

Download an image and save it into the root of the USB Memory Stick

Now you have at least 3 files (image and thw tow HxC files) in the root of the memory stick.

gotek_usb_memory_stick

Start a Game

Choose an ST Image from the File Selector

Choose a USB Memory Stick Slot for the Image

Press F10 to Save and Exit

See HxC manuals for details

The ST will reboot and the LEDs on the Gotek will show 1.
The ST will boot the image and everythng behave like a floppy Disk is inserted into a floppy drive

Gotek_laeuft

Have fun

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