How to transfer files from a PC to an X68000 with a SCSI device (C.D. or M.O.),
and execute directly on X68000 from the support created.
EASY with Win10 or another version of Windows

M.O. = Magnetoptical
C.D. = Compact Disc


Preamble M.O. :
- Several M.O. sizes exist, the one we are interested in are: 128MB, 230MB, 540MB, 640MB.
Larger sizes of M.O. are not supported on X68000.

- 128,230 and 540 can be formatted in Human 68K format, 640 cannot be formatted in Human 68K format.

- 128,230,540 and 640 are formattable on PC in FAT format and manageable in reading and in writing on X68000.

- FAT32 or higher formats are not recognized by the Human 68 system.

- Mac format is not recognized (not tested on all versions, only the one equivalent to Win95 / 98 = MAC OS 8).



0) Preparing files to transfert  :

Tools PC :
EditDisk (image disk explorer)

Download image disk :Open image disk with EditDisk and extract to PC :Xevious extract to PC in one directory "XEVIOUS" :

Directories are manageable under Human68K :
Organize games and tools in directories on PC :Some games don't use standard file structure, other method
is avalaible: copy XDF directly and use this command :
2hdboot -$1 -adisk1 -bdisk2

Only for games in 2 disks maximum.







1) Hardware and software required for M.O. :

Harware PC :
M.O. USB

Tools PC :
Windows ;)
 
Hardware X68000 :
X68000 see table below
M.O. SCSI

Startup disk for X68000 :
SUSIE SCSI drivers
MASTER DISK SCSI


2) Media preparation on PC for M.O. :

Connect USB M.O. on PC.

Format M.O. (128,230,540 or 640) in FAT format, no Fat32 or Ex-Fat or other format.217 Mo avalaible after formating M.O. 230  :)605 Mo avalaible after formating M.O. 640  :)


Copy files and directories from PC to M.O. media.Directories are avalaible in FAT format and manageable under Human68K.





3) Use M.O. on X68000 :

Connect SCSI M.O. on X68000 (with correct ID).
For easy use define M.O. with ID0 for drive C:  and other device ID1-ID7.
Start with Startup Disk SUSIE SCSI. ( Config on Startup Disk for Scsi device is first number = C:, next number = D:, .... )

M.O recognized by X68000 in IBM or X68K format :





Testing game on M.O. 230 in FAT format
AJAX title
Gaming

Testing game on M.O. 640 FAT format
Chourensha menu
Gaming

Write also working in Human68 on M.O.
Empty M.O.  (C:)
Copy files on Floppy to M.O.
List repertory on M.O.


Copy repertory from CD (D:) to M.O. (C:)
List root repertory on M.O.
List Repertory copied on M.O.

Launch game copied on M.O.
tada game working on M.O.







1) Hardware and software required for C.D. :

Harware PC :
CD-R Drive

Tools PC :
Software for write ISO 9660-Joliet to C.D.
CDburnerXP for example
 
Hardware X68000 :
X68000 see table below
C.D. SCSI

Startup disk for X68000 :
SUSIE SCSI drivers
MASTER DISK SCSI


2) Media preparation on PC for C.D. :

Copy files and directories to CD :

And burn CD in ISO 9660 Joliet format.


3) Use C.D. on X68000 :

Connect SCSI C.D. on X68000 (with correct ID).
For easy use define C.D. with ID0 for drive C:  and other device ID1-ID7.
Start with Startup Disk SUSIE SCSI. ( Config on Startup Disk for Scsi device is first ID = C:, next ID = D:, .... )

CD recognized under Human68 in ISO9660 format :
DIR C:





For example  launch Xenon2 game on CD :
Title Screen of Xenon 2 :
Gaming





Model of X68000

model namenumberCPU
Hitachi = Motorola 68000 clone
RAMFDD
Upgrade
needed
SASISCSI
X68000CZ-600CHitachi HD68HC000 10 MHz
1 MB5 2o-Carte SCSI
X68000 ACECZ-601CHitachi HD68HC000 10 MHz1 MB5 2o-Carte SCSI
X68000 ACE-HDCZ-611C
X68000 EXPERTCZ-602CHitachi HD68HC000 10 MHz2MB5 2o-Carte SCSI
X68000 EXPERT-HDCZ-612C
X68000 PROCZ-652CHitachi HD68HC000 10 MHz1 MB5 2o-Carte SCSI
X68000 PRO-HDCZ-662C
X68000 EXPERT IICZ-603CHitachi HD68HC000 10 MHz2 MB5 2o-Carte SCSI
X68000 EXPERT II-HDCZ-613C
X68000 PRO IICZ-653CHitachi HD68HC000 10 MHz1 MB5 2o-Carte SCSI
X68000 PRO II-HDCZ-663C
X68000 SUPER-HDCZ-623CHitachi HD68HC000 10 MHz2 MB5 2-oNo
X68000 SUPERCZ-604C
X68000 XVICZ-634CMotorola 68000 16 MHz2 MB5 2-oNo
X68000 XVI-HDCZ-644C
X68000 CompactCZ-674CMotorola 68000 16 MHz2 MB3 2-oNo
X68030CZ-500Motorola MC68EC030 25 MHz4 MB5 2-oNo
X68030-HDCZ-510
X68030 CompactCZ-300Motorola MC68EC030 25 MHz4 MB3 2-oNo
X68030 Compact-HDCZ-310