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Thanks to some help from HamsterHamster I managed to get it working.

Thanks to some help from Hamster I managed to get it working.

Thanks to some help from Hamster I managed to get it working.

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Thanks to some help from Hamster I managed to get it working.

My code had many problems but the main thing I was doing wrong was not supporting write commands.

Here is my VHDL:

library IEEE;
use IEEE.STD_LOGIC_1164.ALL;

-- Uncomment the following library declaration if using
-- arithmetic functions with Signed or Unsigned values
--use IEEE.NUMERIC_STD.ALL;

-- Uncomment the following library declaration if instantiating
-- any Xilinx primitives in this code.
--library UNISIM;
--use UNISIM.VComponents.all;

entity DeppSwitches is
    Port(
        mclk     : in std_logic;
        EppDB       : inout std_logic_vector(7 downto 0);
        EppAstb : in std_logic;
        EppDstb  : in std_logic;
        EppWR    : in std_logic;
        EppWait  : out std_logic;
        Led     : out std_logic_vector(7 downto 0);
        sw      : in std_logic_vector(7 downto 0);
        btn     : in std_logic_vector(4 downto 0);

        stepCurrOutDebug : out std_logic_vector(7 downto 0);
        stepNextOutDebug : out std_logic_vector(7 downto 0)
    );
end DeppSwitches;

architecture Behavioral of DeppSwitches is
    signal    busEppOut: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0); -- Channel to send bits to pc
    signal    busEppIn: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0); -- Address that the pc sends to fpga
    signal    busEppData: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0); -- Bits to send to PC

    signal peripheralWait: std_logic := '0';

    constant stepIdle: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0)     := "0000" & "0000";
    constant stepReadA: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0)    := "0001" & "0000"; -- PC Read from FPGA Address
    constant stepReadD: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0)    := "0010" & "0000"; -- PC Read from FPGA Data
    constant stepWriteA: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0)   := "0100" & "0000"; -- PC Write to FPGA Address
    constant stepWriteD: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0)   := "1000" & "0000"; -- PC Write to FPGA Data

    signal stepCurr: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0) := stepIdle;
    signal stepNext: std_logic_vector(7 downto 0);
begin
    Led <= sw;

    -- Handshake signal used to indicate when the peripheral is ready to accept data or has data available.
    EppWait <= peripheralWait;

    -- Data bus direction control. The internal input data bus always
    -- gets the port data bus. The port data bus drives the internal
    -- output data bus onto the pins when the interface says we are doing
    -- a read cycle and we are in one of the read cycles states in the
    -- state machine.
    busEppIn <= EppDB;
    EppDB <= busEppOut;

    -- Hook the data bits to the switches
    busEppData <= sw;

    -- We need this to see the state when debugging
    stepCurrOutDebug <= stepCurr;
    stepNextOutDebug <= stepNext;

    -- Advance the state machine
    process(mclk)
    begin
        if rising_edge(mclk) then
            stepCurr <= stepNext;
        end if;
    end process;

    process(mclk)
    begin
        if rising_edge(mclk) then
            case stepCurr is                    
                when stepIdle =>
                    peripheralWait <= '0';
                    busEppOut <= "ZZZZZZZZ";

                    if EppDstb = '0' then 
                        if EppWr = '0' then
                            stepNext <= stepWriteD; -- PC Write to FPGA Data
                        else
                            stepNext <= stepReadD; -- PC Read from FPGA Data
                        end if;
                    end if;

                    if EppAstb = '0' then 
                        if EppWr = '0' then
                            stepNext <= stepWriteA; -- PC Write to FPGA Address
                        else
                            stepNext <= stepReadA; -- PC Read from FPGA Address
                        end if;
                    end if;
                -------------------------------------------------

                when stepReadD | stepReadA =>
                    busEppOut <= busEppData;
                    peripheralWait <= '1';

                    if EppDstb = '1' then
                        stepNext <= stepIdle;
                    end if;
                -------------------------------------------------

                when stepWriteD | stepWriteA =>
                    peripheralWait <= '1';
                    if EppDstb = '1' then
                        stepNext <= stepIdle;
                    end if;

                when others => stepNext <= stepIdle;
            end case;
        end if;
    end process;

end Behavioral;

My C++ program was just fine. You can see the code in the main post.