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by Cristian
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Hello

Ciao Leo,
and welcome aboard! A long long time ago, I had the opportunity to try my brother's ZX81. Then arrived his Spectrum 48K (with its games!), upgraded to Spectrum+. Finally, I got the wonderful QL!
by Cristian
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Gotek drive in ql help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Gotek drive in ql help needed

I'm not a Gotek owner, but if I understood correctly you must prepare the Usb drive connecting it to PC and using the provided Gotek software. Unless you use a Goldcard, probably you'll have to set as 720K disk. Then the pendrive can be recognised as floppy disc(s). You also must set the Gotek as dr...
by Cristian
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Composite cable SPECTRUM 128
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Composite cable SPECTRUM 128

Here is a PDF containing detailed info about different Spectrum RGB pinouts:

https://mts.speccy.cz/doc/128_rgb.pdf
by Cristian
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Composite cable SPECTRUM 128
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Composite cable SPECTRUM 128

No! The pinout is different
by Cristian
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Floppy Drive inside Microdrive Slot
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Floppy Drive inside Microdrive Slot

The drive needed an external power supply, as we thought the QL PSU was not powerful to power the 3.5" floppy drive. The end result worked well, but only a single drive, no real expansion for multiple floppy drives. I think it would be more feasible to install a floppy drive emulator. Somethin...
by Cristian
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Serial mouse
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Serial mouse

Cristian wrote:Check ebay: there are several serial mice, both old and new ;)

But be careful: not all the serial mice are compatible with a bbQL. I tried some before find the right one.
by Cristian
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Serial mouse
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Serial mouse

Check ebay: there are several serial mice, both old and new ;)
by Cristian
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL2020
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: QL2020

:)
by Cristian
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using a FlashFloppy Gotek Drive with a QL
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Using a FlashFloppy Gotek Drive with a QL

A picture of the switch would be useful. Anyway, some Miracle interfaces (for example (S)Goldcard) allows up to 4 drives, so it may be normal to find drives with more than 2 positions
by Cristian
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Floppy Drive inside Microdrive Slot
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Floppy Drive inside Microdrive Slot

Andrew wrote:there is not enough room in the QL case

For a normal floppy drive. Have you tried also a smaller external drive? Just for information

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