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by Zarchos
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1299

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

It can, yes, but the microdrives draw relatively little current. If you’re that attached to your microdrives, just wait a little while. I have something interesting in that domain that might change everything :idea: If you mail me a working microdrives unit, you’ll get a surprise in the mail worth ...
by Zarchos
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Why did Sinclair hate National Semiconductor?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Why did Sinclair hate National Semiconductor?

You'll have to check the various interviews on YT, but I remember Steve Furber or Hermann Hauser (Acorn) explaining
that the Beeb did (or did not) work (only, or no at all) with some NS chips.
And they never understood why. (For the exact same specs compared to equivalent parts from other founders).
by Zarchos
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1299

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

You only have the age of your guts, so : do not panic !

Happy birthday.
Bon anniversaire !

Brilliant work of yours, I will be a customer, for sure !
Thanks for your commitment, and the prices kept very low.
by Zarchos
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...
Replies: 35
Views: 1790

Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Aaaand, nope. One of the parts I was shipped they sent a part different to the spec they listed. So, the correct parts will be here on the 16th So, I'll announce something on the 11th, something on the 18th and something on the 25th. One item a week. That takes the pressure off. The first thing wil...
by Zarchos
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Q68 Powered Arcade Game
Replies: 49
Views: 2233

Re: Q68 Powered Arcade Game

Who would like to adapt this to the Q68 ? It is less than 250 ARM instructions. I had no time to practice coding in 68k assembly. My source is fully commented, and I could of course answer all questions. In about a fortnight I should be able to amend further the code to get the original parallax eff...
by Zarchos
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Machine Code Converters: 6502 to 68000
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Machine Code Converters: 6502 to 68000

Yes Derek. This is why a resourcer, with comments for the areas too specific to the 6502 machine (chipset or system routines) could help. Now all functions are documented on the various retro machines, you could imagine appearing in the source a link to a section of a database storing descriptive, t...
by Zarchos
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Machine Code Converters: 6502 to 68000
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Machine Code Converters: 6502 to 68000

No idea at all if that can help you, but you could also ask on the stardot forum. After all the early Acorns use a 6502, and there are some really talented geeks on this forum. Please keep us informed. If it can be more than a converter, but some sort of resourcer, that could be interesting. I doubt...
by Zarchos
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 51
Views: 2759

Re: Q68 Order Process

Did your tracking update as it came to you, or did it just say "collected" then arrive one day? Just curious, it affects how much hope I have. I don't see why Derek should be burdened with expenses because Parcels2Go couldn't track a package if they were sitting in it. I'm hoping it comes...
by Zarchos
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 51
Views: 2759

Re: Q68 Order Process

Just received mine 10 minutes ago ;-)
Beautiful tiny black boxes ...
Perfect to play with this week end ;-)

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