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Oricutron HFE

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:54 pm
by Steve M
Could Oricutron be used to load HFE files? Could it then be used to produce a disk image from the HFE file?

Re: Oricutron HFE

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:29 pm
by iss
No, Oricutron doesn't support HFE file format at all, so far.

Re: Oricutron HFE

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:17 pm
by Chema
iss wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:29 pm
[...] so far.
That is the spirit!

Re: Oricutron HFE

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:03 pm
by xahmol
Would love HFE support in Oricutron!
(Even better would of course be native DSK support on the Cumana Reborn)

Re: Oricutron HFE

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:40 pm
by Chema
In fact it does not need to support hfe directly, but any container format for which a conversion already exists. As I said before, Amstrad edsk is rather similar to Oric dsk and the HxC software can convert from hfe to it.

I put some links do information in some other post.

Re: Oricutron HFE

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:49 pm
by Steve M
Thanks . I'll look it up again.

I just thought that as Oricutron was the main emulator these days it'd maybe be a good idea to have it able to use Hfe files - what with all the Gotek and Cumana Reborn users. The software on those doesn't offer an easy way to convert to Dsk image - but maybe Oricutron could via copying files across from an Hfe 'disk' to an Oricutron Dsk.

If this was possible I think it'd also be useful if you could add a blank disk as easily as you could on Euphoric.

Re: Oricutron HFE

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:12 am
by Chema
Mmmm... not sure I explained myself properly. I agree with you, Steve. It would be great if Oricutron supported hfe, I was just stating that, as a maybe easier alternative, it could support esdk, for which there is already a two-way conversor.