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by StarshipUK
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

I just used the blank floppy image that was uploaded here: http://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1479&start=30#p13863 Took the blank disk image into Q Emulator on one drive, the ZIP file on the other, did the command to copy the files from the ZIP file to the floppy disk image (close qemu...
by StarshipUK
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

Using a standard HD Gotek with 3 digit display with HxC firmware loaded with no problems and not much more expensive than a bog standard gotek without the firmware loaded nowdays with plenty of people selling them with the firmware already on them for Amiga, Atari and Amstrad - at the time it was c...
by StarshipUK
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

StarshipUK, For someone coming to our forum and asking for help, you sure are whining a lot. Others did provide some pointers to how these games might be made to work on a disk drive system, but apparently that was not good enough: " If you are trying to promote the system (rather than just ma...
by StarshipUK
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

Are you using a Gotek drive or the HxC floppy emulator which is more expensive than the cheaper Gotek clones? I didn't think the Gotek drive worked with DD disk images - certainly I have a flopper interface here which doesn't work with a Trump Card. If the Gotek works, then yes, the market for disk...
by StarshipUK
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

The disks I sell are 720K - as they work with all QL systems. The costs of the box-sets are mainly the royalties I pay out on sales, plus printing costs. There are a couple of issues with supplying electronic only versions (ie disk images) - the main one is how to provide the manual, and reference ...
by StarshipUK
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

But WHICH floppy disk format? .img file, one that is useable with qubIDE, one that can be used with the QL-SD interface, or one that can be used with the HxC? The QL-SD interface has many more users in the QL community that the HxC and people can easily convert between the images using a real flopp...
by StarshipUK
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

The fact that you have not heard of some of these games just goes to show what a poor state software preservation and games information is in for this system. Regarding frogger not working, it would be useful to have a website which lists all games known and unknown, and their limitations, rather th...
by StarshipUK
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

I got a few more working by adding the command to replace MDV with FLP. These are the ones which are not working still: 3D Labyrinth 3D Slime AJ Venture Baron Rouge Block Wall FireBirds Frogger Froggy Frogling harry Hungry Harry King Labyrinth Masterblaster Mission X Night Nurse Pacman Pirate Island...
by StarshipUK
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

Here are the games which are not working: 3D Labyrinth 3D Slime AJ Venture Baron Rouge Billy Bounder BJ3D Blindo Block Wall bounder Breakout Claire Crazy Painter Diamonds FireBirds Frogger Froggy Frogling Galatic Invaders harry Hungry Harry Hurry basic King Knight Flight Labyrinth M-Cosmic M-Crunch ...
by StarshipUK
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)
Replies: 26
Views: 2761

Re: Converting Games to HXE (BOOT file editing)

Yes the files are there: backup Boot boot1 hopper pic This question is not about buying a working copy of this, but I have obtained over 100 QL game files, quite illegally, although I believe your stance on the copyright issue is somewhat just personal due to risk of being personally sued (very unli...

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