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by Cristian
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The little revenge of the microdrive?
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: The little revenge of the microdrive?

Chr$ wrote: staccato spins [...] the slow comforting dimming of the LED

:) yes I agree.
We can say that Microdrive is a digital media with an analogical taste. Probably in our super-digitized life there is still the desire for something analogical
by Cristian
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The little revenge of the microdrive?
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: The little revenge of the microdrive?

I have never used the Microdrives as main storage since 1987. Well, I knew you're not a great microdrive enthusiast :) It has also been said, there is no floppy disk software, I wonder why In my opinion there is some confusion: people see many zipped archives and don't think they may contain floppy...
by Cristian
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The little revenge of the microdrive?
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: The little revenge of the microdrive?

bwinkel67 wrote: microdrives are this pretty unique device. [...] vDrive, it's a pretty simple medium substitute that just plugs in, works, doesn't take up extra memory

Yes, this is perfectly true.
by Cristian
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: ZEsarUX 9.2 stable
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: ZEsarUX 9.2 stable

Thanks!
by Cristian
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Question about a non-working ZX Spectrum
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Question about a non-working ZX Spectrum

Some thoughts: - I have 3 original ZX PSUs, and no one outputs less than 9V (their voltages vary from 10,5 to 12V when disconnected, and at least 9V when connected to Spectrum). - till now I haven't found yet a 7805 regulator which provides less than 5V (both in QLs and ZXs). But probably I'm lucky,...
by Cristian
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New keyboard keys that will fit the QL?
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: New keyboard keys that will fit the QL?

That's interesting. Unfortunately the group is private :|
by Cristian
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dattel Disk System Manual
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Dattel Disk System Manual

The link for the PDF version has expired.
If anyone still interested, please ask me for a new link - just in case.
by Cristian
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The little revenge of the microdrive?
Replies: 10
Views: 502

The little revenge of the microdrive?

After years of neglect and criticism (both right and unfair), the arrival of Vdrive seems to have turn the tables somehow. Perhaps the interest in microdrive media wasn't as dead as it seemed. People talk about the Vdrive, they look for it, make videos, buy it… I honestly didn't expect it, but it se...
by Cristian
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Easter Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Easter Eggs

@ vanpeebles: bon appétit !
@Derek: for next year I'll prepare the MODE 8 version :-)
@Dilwyn: :lol:

To everyone: Happy Easter!
by Cristian
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Easter Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Easter Eggs

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