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by tcat
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 24
Views: 2435

Re: QL Tinkering

Hi Steve,

Such creative mind you have :o, looks like a setup scene for StarWars game?

"Diolch yn fawr iawn", is this Gaelic?
I watch `Outlander' UK series at the moment so I am just wondering how close this is to Scottish dialect?

Tom
by tcat
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: sQLux

Hi,

There used to be some `Tool' for *ux, that would allow `uQLx' handle directories of the host file system.
Cannot remember what it was.

Tomas
by tcat
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: sQLux

Hi Graemme, Just trying to catch up with the last work on `uQLx' of yours. May I ask what is the difference between `uQLx-fork' and `sQLux' branches. I guess that one with `s' is based on SDL lib to port on Windows. Generally I still use one of the old `x86' versions from Richard.Z, plus its newer `...
by tcat
Sun May 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The Future of the QL Wiki
Replies: 90
Views: 7302

Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Hi Dave,

Is there a port of `MediaWiki' for Mac?

Tomas
by tcat
Fri May 26, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The Future of the QL Wiki
Replies: 90
Views: 7302

Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

I have just recently added and updated information on the QL wiki in the last few weeks. I am willing to host it, if that is what is needed to keep it up and running. I am able to maintain an installed and working copy of it, but I do not have the skills to install the code. I tried before and fail...
by tcat
Thu May 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL/ZX Cartridge
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: QL/ZX Cartridge

Hi,

I have taken apart one of my cartridges that is jammed. The magnetic film is visible to have come off the tape in some places.

I wonder what is the tape width (not thickness), and how to cut a VHS tape into these stripes of the same width?
Any ideas?

Many thanks
Tomas

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Microdrive catridge taken apart
by tcat
Tue May 23, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Expanding the range of QL Adventures
Replies: 92
Views: 7050

Re: Expanding the range of QL Adventures

Okay, I've printed off a copy of the Apple II source code for Akalabeth


Hi George,

I have seen your work on ZX version at WoS forum, may I just ask how it went on
QL, also is there a ZX most recent or final version available?

Tom
by tcat
Wed May 10, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrive Motor Adjustment
Replies: 51
Views: 5044

Re: Microdrive Motor Adjustment

Hi, I removed a faulty R/W head from one of the units here. I wish to inspect it inside, to understand what went wrong with the erase coil, could it have been burnt by excessive current, or just its pins not soldered properly in the production or disconnected during factory assembly. The head inside...
by tcat
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Random hardware ideas!
Replies: 59
Views: 3834

Re: Random hardware ideas!

Hi,

3D printed QL-matching case


Could this be external MD drive with QL case similar looks?

I we had more drives, could we also somehow reengineer cartridges. Can cartridges be respooled with VHS video tape?

Tomas
by tcat
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL
Replies: 52
Views: 3596

Re: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL

Hi Timbuctus, I am only a hobbyist, my tools do not match advanced skills of people here. I set myself on a QL and MD learning quest a while ago. MD unit is so simple device one may wonder why it is ill-reputed at all. I tinker with ZX as well, I have a single MD drive though. I also got involved in...

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