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by martyn_hill
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Add-on ROM
Replies: 26
Views: 751

Re: QL Add-on ROM

Hi TCat! Some time ago I designed a number of methods to add EPROM (NVRAM, actually) in to the upper 128KB area, allowing for up to 640KB (additional = 768KB total) RAM. I have placed most of those utilities in that space, including many other DIY TK routines as well - all merged with T & EM (th...
by martyn_hill
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Beyond Super Gold Card
Replies: 105
Views: 6249

Re: Beyond Super Gold Card

Hi Steve I have been reading your thread on loading QL screen-files in to QPC2 - very interesting. However I'm left curious, as I have been doing this using the normal LBYTES approach without difficulty - as long as QPC2 is set to 512x256 and the relevant MODE to match the screen-file. Rather than u...
by martyn_hill
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Unable to format microdrives
Replies: 36
Views: 1192

Re: Unable to format microdrives

Hi Bytesguy! In addition to my PM of earlier today, I'd recommend you testing one of the suspect MDV units in the position of MDV#1 of the second QL. It is highly unlikely to cause damage to the QL, and would quickly confirm whether or not the first QL mainboard was contributing to the MDV format fa...
by martyn_hill
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Color cycling in the QL with RECOL
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Color cycling in the QL with RECOL

Thanks Badaman - what an interesting use of the otherwise oft-neglected RECOL procedure!
by martyn_hill
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Is QUANTA stil alive / accepting members?
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Is QUANTA stil alive / accepting members?

Hi Dave

I can confirm that I continue to receive the periodic Quanta magazine, so my understanding is 'yes, Quanta is still very much alive...' :-)
by martyn_hill
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Fitting a Minerva EEPROM to a Issue 5 QL
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Fitting a Minerva EEPROM to a Issue 5 QL

Sounds like a sensible plan, Vyper68!
by martyn_hill
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Fitting a Minerva EEPROM to a Issue 5 QL
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Fitting a Minerva EEPROM to a Issue 5 QL

Hi agan!

Being reminded of Vitaly's 'multi-ROM' availability, I'd recommend like Chr$ to go that route as the path of least resistance :-)

However, should you want to 'tinker', just let us know - several options, depending upon your taste...
by martyn_hill
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Fitting a Minerva EEPROM to a Issue 5 QL
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Fitting a Minerva EEPROM to a Issue 5 QL

Hi Vyper68 :-) You have a few options and the final approach would be determined by a few factors, namely: a) Whether or not your Issue5 board has IC17 still fitted (later builds - I forget which build-standard - settled on ROMs and dispensed with IC17 - originally a quad 2 i/p NAND) b) How much you...
by martyn_hill
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Unable to format microdrives
Replies: 36
Views: 1192

Re: Unable to format microdrives

Hi Bytesguy!

OK, so I'm stumped, but still thinking...

That your vDrive formats indicates that the digital signalling from the 8302 is all-good.

Back to you once I've pondered some more...
by martyn_hill
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)
Replies: 51
Views: 7844

Re: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)

Wahoo! Welcome to the world of reliable QL Networking, afx!

Glad to see the driver being put to good use on Peter and Derek's beautiful piece of kit :-)