One of the things many returning TI'ers say when coming back into the community is, "How do I get programs or disk images over to the TI?" Well, there are lot's of ways to do it, but most are slow and require cables, programs, and yes, even a program on the TI... it's a catch 22. With this device installed, it's easy to have stuff up and running in no time.
The Lotharek HxC Floppy Emulator is a superior quality device that will functionally replace the old antiquated disk drives in many older Classic Computers, yes, even our TI-99/4A's! For a list of all the currently supported computers and devices, go: << HERE >>
You'll no longer need to:
1 Immediately STOP everything and hassle with cleaning a disk drive when it acts up.
2 Purchase cleaning supplies.
3 Make labels for all those diskettes.
4 Store dozens of disks, or buy storage boxes for a vast library.
5 Devote large quantities of space for all the stuff.
6 Fight to get newly downloaded programs onto your Classic Computer.
And you will not need to:
7 Buy a USB adapter
8 Buy cables
9 Buy connectors
10 Mess with slow communications programs
Also, since RS-232 cards are getting more expensive and harder to find:
11 You really don't even need an RS-232 Card to transfer the files to your TI with this device.
12 Atari Age member Iwantgames:) figured out how to get the Lotharek HxC to function as TWO DRIVES on the TI! So now I guess there are no more excuses, this is something
EVERY TI-99/4A owner needs.
(His instructions are on page two in the comments)
Atari Age member wyerd posted a fantastic thread with step by step instructions on what it takes to install one of these device. and there are lots of photos so those with 'hardware phobia' will see how EASY this project is to install. To see his thread, go << HERE >>.
While this device may appear more expensive at first, you may find that the Lotharek HxC will actually $AVE you money in the long run. How much will all those boxes of diskettes cost over time? How much does the head cleaning kit cost? How much do those old half worn out disk drives cost when upgrading or replacing? How much do all the cables and connectors cost? And the big one.. this unit will function like two drives.
So, if you want to eliminate that old original SSSD 90K disk drive, why waste your money buying someone else's old, used, and possibly worn-out drive off of eBay? Get a BRAND NEW unit that will do it all.
There are two ways to have it shipped...
#1 The attached file titled "TI-99 Lotharek HxC.zip" has the configuration file to operate with the TI-99/4A. There are also two different BLANK DISK images, the one titled "DSSD40TBL" should work on ANY floppy disk controller for the TI. The second file titled "DSSD80TBL" will ONLY work if you've had the 80 track modification done to your TI-FDC. REMOVED SEE #3 BELOW
#2 The attached file ti99dir55a.zip is a new version by Mr. F.B. Kaal that has a new function! It also has the ability to make DSSD 80 Track Disk Images for those who've performed the 80 track modification on their TI's. Talk about a time saver!
#3 TI user Fritz442 posted a fantastic .ZIP file of multiples of every format you could ever want
<< IN THIS MESSAGE >> It's got everything, SSSD 90K, DSSD180K, DSDD360K, DSSD 80 trak 306K even DSDD 720K format. This is a MUST download.
NOTE: Since the TIPI came on to the scene, many people have been using it as a primary data storage device, but in a few cases, some programs REQUIRE a real or emulated DSK1. to function properly. This device is functions properly in that respect.