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by RWAP
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: test_task won't copy to DOS4_ on QPC2
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: test_task won't copy to DOS4_ on QPC2

How many times does this have to be repeated on the QL scene? The better solution would be to ensure that all emulators and QLs supported the q-emulator method of saving direct to (and of course loading / executing from) DOS formatted devices so that those new to the QL scene (or returning after ma...
by RWAP
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - QL motherboard - non working...
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Wanted - QL motherboard - non working...

Yes - sure send me an email :)
by RWAP
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - QL motherboard - non working...
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Wanted - QL motherboard - non working...

I have an issue 5 board here with piggy backed JM ROM EPROMs which you can have.

PM me with your address and email and I will let you know the postage cost.
by RWAP
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from the Netherlands
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Welcome to the forums - please feel free to ask for help, or just have a browse around the forums, the QL Wiki and the SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual to get some guidance :)
by RWAP
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Bad evenings repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Bad evenings repairs

It would be worth putting together a quick description of what appears in the CST thor and what changes are needed to use a QL motherboard in it :)
by RWAP
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: How to test if the drive or the cartridge is broken !
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: How to test if the drive or the cartridge is broken !

Just beware, there should be a small U shaped heatshield around the ULA on mdv1_ because it is too close to a capacitor on the main board..

mdv2_ also should have a small plastic washer around the back right screw to stop it from going through the QL case!
by RWAP
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: How to test if the drive or the cartridge is broken !
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: How to test if the drive or the cartridge is broken !

And when entering DIR MDV2_ the red LED illuminates normally but the motor does't start? If the cartridge reads in mdv1_ then open up the QL and remove the microdrive roller. Put your finger on the metal shaft and do DIR mdv2_ to check if the motor does actually run (mdv2_ is normally much quieter ...
by RWAP
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Pipe "problem"
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Pipe "problem"

I assume you have set NET 1 on the fileserver QL and NET 2 on the sending QL (otherwise they both have the same network address which might cause an issue). It is also unclear - is PIPE_TEST a named PIPE (which only works under SMSQ/e on the fileserver or if you have installed a named pipe toolkit o...
by RWAP
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: How to test if the drive or the cartridge is broken !
Replies: 11
Views: 816

Re: How to test if the drive or the cartridge is broken !

If a cartridge has not been formatted, then DIR mdv1_ will always report not found (as it cannot find a cartridge in the correct format). However, the main issue with cartridges is the small felt of pad which sits between the plastic case and the actual tape. This often splits and particles go insid...
by RWAP
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Platform Levels
Replies: 18
Views: 953

Re: Platform Levels

Yes, I agree the system palette is fine for menus etc - but the graphics for a game are a pain if there is detailed graphics and they need converting for the various platforms. From memory, the difference between QPC2 and Q40/Q60 etc is the byte order for graphics - maybe what we are missing is the ...

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