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by martyn_hill
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrives dont spin or do anything
Replies: 15
Views: 928

Re: Microdrives dont spin or do anything

Well done for persevering, Bill! Out of interest, which OS were you running when trying to format the MDV image? QDOS and Minerva have different 'tolerances' as to what constitutes a reliable result from the FORMAT command and vDrive has been configured to report a suitable number of sectors so as t...
by martyn_hill
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrives dont spin or do anything
Replies: 15
Views: 928

Re: Microdrives dont spin or do anything

Hi Bill! The fact that you can 'see' the 'VTKQL109' medium listed suggests that the vDrive is being correctly accessed - but as yet, does not recognise the SD Card. If I recall correctly from the vDrive documentation and my own experience, vDrive will present a 'pseudo' MDV image containing only a b...
by martyn_hill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SGC RAMDISK
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: SGC RAMDISK

Hi Bill!

Yes, the SGC comes with a modern RAM disk driver in the on-board ROM.
by martyn_hill
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Demo by Five Finger Punch
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: Demo by Five Finger Punch

Brilliant!

Do we know what QL platform/spec it was run on?
by martyn_hill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: My First Sinclair QL
Replies: 10
Views: 1135

Re: My First Sinclair QL

Hi POLKa That lead from Retro Computer Shack works because it also connects the Composite PAL signal from the QL (pin-1) to the SCART Blanking input (pin-16) - which doubles-up to select between CompVideo (0-0.4V) and RGB (1V to 3V) on most TVs. The Comp-PAL signal from the QL, whilst fluctuating, i...
by martyn_hill
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QOMBI
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: QOMBI

My own first experience of PC gaming was a terrific puzzle game called The Incredible Machine - see here on ''My Abandonware":

https://www.myabandonware.com/game/the- ... achine-1mg

I'd love to see something like this on the QL!
by martyn_hill
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 125
Views: 12175

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

Peter wrote:Wish I could send an "interrupt disable" :P


Nah - just switch to SUPERVISOR mode, at least anything really important could still catch Dave's attention :-)
by martyn_hill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)
Replies: 45
Views: 3351

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

Hi Dave!

Dave wrote:Like this?


That'd do nicely!

(I'll reserve judgement on the other topics since discussed here - beyond my pay-grade to comment!)
by martyn_hill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)
Replies: 45
Views: 3351

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

Terrific, Dave! I couldn't spot your 'mistake', but take your word for it! One thought - those 2mil pitch headers are more awkward to find connecting cables for than the more common 2.54mil pitch - could it work to include the 2mil (to connect to the Q68) and a 2.54mil for the pass-through connector?
by martyn_hill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)
Replies: 45
Views: 3351

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

Sounds good to me, Dave. But then, I'm just the SW guy :-)