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by stephen_usher
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emulator for Mac with macOS Catalina
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Q-emulator for Mac with macOS Catalina

You are right re xcode, it's probably that Daniele cannot test on Catalina I suspect. Or that the code is not 64 bit clean. There are quite a few m68k emulators which fail when compiled 64 bit as the original programmers assumed the size of ints, longs and pointers. I wonder how long it will be unt...
by stephen_usher
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emulator for Mac with macOS Catalina
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Q-emulator for Mac with macOS Catalina

It's a pity but Daniele's own Mac is not supported by the new OS and so he cannot build a compatible 64 bit executable :cry: But Xcode has been able to build 64 bit executables for many years. I seem to remember that the 64 bit macOS kernel arrived with Snow Leopard, 10 years ago, and 64 bit only (...
by stephen_usher
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Horace meets Gran Turismo on the PS4
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Horace meets Gran Turismo on the PS4

So, no model of a C5 in game then? What a swiz! :D
by stephen_usher
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL vDrives for Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: QL vDrives for Sale

Well, a package from the USA cleared in 3 days last week (plus another day for ParcelFarce to pass it on to the delivery office, then another day to pay for the fee). It spend more time in Coventry than it did for the rest of the journey from California. :-)
by stephen_usher
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL vDrives for Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: QL vDrives for Sale

Does anyone know how long the shipping from New Zeeland to the UK for a vDriveQL might be?
by stephen_usher
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?
Replies: 17
Views: 576

Re: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?

Well, there was no other way to back-up the data from the Microdrives. With the degree of bit rot over the last few years I'm not sure how much longer MDV carts are going to last.
by stephen_usher
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Another microdrive re-felting enquiry.
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Another microdrive re-felting enquiry.

The ones I had were VERY sticky. It was difficult to stop them sticking to the wrong places and not coming off again.
by stephen_usher
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Another microdrive re-felting enquiry.
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Another microdrive re-felting enquiry.

I Anyone tried these? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-TRACK-CARTRIDGE-TAPE-FELT-PADS-SELF-ADHESIVE-10-PAIRS/123772003964 Yes. I've successfully re-felted all of my Microdrives using these. The felt is nice high density stuff and holds together well. The blocks are approximately 8mm wide, which is idea...
by stephen_usher
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Today I received...
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Today I received...

Well, the ROMs work! But I now need a new keyboard membrane. Oh well.

Order placed with RWAP.
by stephen_usher
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Today I received...
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Today I received...

A pair of JS ROMs... stuck in normal expanded polystyrene (no foil), in a polythene bag... in a plastic "Jiffy" bag.

I wonder if the eBay seller could find anything more to generate static electricity to zap them. (A Van-der-Graf generator won't fit in the bag.)

Wish me luck!