Announcement - new QL Interface

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tetroid
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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby tetroid » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:17 pm

martyn_hill wrote:Good stuff, Vitaliy!

A re-read suggests that you might also want to highlight the implication of the QubIDE/QubATA address-space being fixed at 0C000h - namely that external plug-in ROMs will no longer be recognised, e.g.:

"Because of the need to ensure compatibility of QUBIDE/QUBATA and Trump card, the QUBIDE address-space is fixed at 0C000h. This means that the external ROM port will no longer be usable and any ROM cartridge plugged-in will not be detected by the QL."

Of course, I'm assuming that this is accurate :-)

As for the 'Easy removing hole' - I must admit to not being sure what you intended here. Try writing in Russian and I'll use Google translate to try to gather the meaning...

You are right of course that HD/ED diskettes would require further development, including the ROM driver upgrade that didn't appear until Super/GoldCard. A nice future feature request, perhaps!

I'd be happy to proof-read an updated, full manual in due course...

Finally, how do we order the interface - I want at least one!



Thank you, Martin.

I corrected and put ( change ) to ptevious post.


About hole :

This is for remove ( disconnect ) TDI, old version has length only to the end of QL case and hard to removing.
I added several mm of board and made this hole, to take fingers or screw-driver or other suitable subject to hold a board and remove.


I will make some boards and list ASAP.


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby martyn_hill » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:51 am

Ah, OK. Makes sense now.

You could try " Card removal slot * ", and perhaps add an explanatory note underneath, such as:

" * Facilitates removal of the TDI card from the QL. "

Looking forward to your next batch!


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby Outsoft » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:35 pm

tetroid wrote:
martyn_hill wrote:Good stuff, Vitaliy!

A re-read suggests that you might also want to highlight the implication of the QubIDE/QubATA address-space being fixed at 0C000h - namely that external plug-in ROMs will no longer be recognised, e.g.:

"Because of the need to ensure compatibility of QUBIDE/QUBATA and Trump card, the QUBIDE address-space is fixed at 0C000h. This means that the external ROM port will no longer be usable and any ROM cartridge plugged-in will not be detected by the QL."

Of course, I'm assuming that this is accurate :-)

As for the 'Easy removing hole' - I must admit to not being sure what you intended here. Try writing in Russian and I'll use Google translate to try to gather the meaning...

You are right of course that HD/ED diskettes would require further development, including the ROM driver upgrade that didn't appear until Super/GoldCard. A nice future feature request, perhaps!

I'd be happy to proof-read an updated, full manual in due course...

Finally, how do we order the interface - I want at least one!



Thank you, Martin.

I corrected and put ( change ) to ptevious post.


About hole :

This is for remove ( disconnect ) TDI, old version has length only to the end of QL case and hard to removing.
I added several mm of board and made this hole, to take fingers or screw-driver or other suitable subject to hold a board and remove.


I will make some boards and list ASAP.


Hope to get in touch in your new series of clones ;) Most important one: QUBIDE + GC or SGC ;)


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby Dave » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:08 am

That and a few other things are on the SSQB - designed by Nasta.


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby tetroid » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:11 pm

Thank you to all.

I change to "Card removal slot".

Thanks to George Beckett for some english language correction.
New version in attachment.
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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby tetroid » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:21 pm

Alain Haoui made the Starter Kit, image on Floppy disk to make new partitoin on Compact Flash.
After installing this kit your QL system will boot from Compact flash card.]

Starter kit package in attachment.
To use this kit, just unzip the attached file on a pre-formatted QDOS DD diskette and boot QL with the diskette in flp1 and a CF Card in socket. (keep unzipped starter1_zip file on the diskette).
The setup program will run in unattended mode and take approx 10 min to achieve task. When finished, remove diskette and reboot QL. It will start from CF Card.
This program is simply written in basic so it is easy to amend it as needed (number of partitions, sizes, hard format, …).
The kit is enough small to fit in one 720KB diskette.

If you cannot decompress starterkit.zip under qdos system to create diskette, you have to use following trick to restore header for this tool on diskette :


TK2_EXT

A=ALCHP(111158)

LBYTES flp1_unzip_exe,a

DELETE flp1_unzip_exe

SEXEC flp1_unzip_exe,a,111158,51810 : REMark create executable with dataspace

RECHP a

And then restart (LRUN flp1_setup_bas).



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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby martyn_hill » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm

Fantastic, Vitaliy!

So... How long before you're ready to list a fresh batch for sale ?

No pressure, of course :-)


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby tetroid » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:52 pm

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