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by Chr$
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Merlin Tonto Cartridges
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Merlin Tonto Cartridges

I nabbed these just now: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114849674216 The BT Merlin Tonto branded box must be rare, so will be a nice original addition to my Merlin Tonto assortment. I am rather hoping that the 20 cartridges have Tonto/OPD stuff on them that I can check out and rescue. I will report back...
by Chr$
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Multiplexer chip
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Multiplexer chip

That's a replacement for the ZX8401 isn't it (and other part names), for the late 48k issue 6 Spectrums and the early Spectrum 128k versions?

Pretty sure it won't work in a QL, despite some incorrect info online.
by Chr$
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mystery card reveal!
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Mystery card reveal!

Excellent. There is a mention of it here: http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/magarticles/ComputerShopper/sinclairsceneapril1988.pdf Nice small footprint, very unusual. Great bonus freebie for you. I'll add it to the wiki unless someone else does (as soon as the image feature is working again). And does th...
by Chr$
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.

Andrew wrote:Chr$, is it possible to upload the mdv image of the game ? Or is the game still copyrighted?

It's still under copyright. I did of course try to find the author(s) but the names are fairly common and it was fruitless.
by Chr$
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.

Snowsoft kept the cart sticker simple too.
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by Chr$
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.

Great find! When I first started out on the QL, I destroyed an original copy of this by accident. :lol: Do you remember if it came with printed instructions or anything along those lines? When it starts there is a function that allows you to print the instructions to a printer, but all you get is a...
by Chr$
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.

The code in the 70 bytes of machine code indeed formats mdv2_ to "mdv2_û" (a name for a cartridge you can't give from BASIC) and then deletes "mdv1_clone". Oh, that deletes mdv1_clone too does it. In the 'clone' file that's also in the basic simply as delete mdv1_clone (and the ...
by Chr$
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Hungry Harry in Haunted House - mdv archaeology.

Had to share this, as I was quite excited about buying it and getting it working. The packaging is probably the most amateur I have even seen for a QL game, but it certainly has it's charm. It's actually a Sinclair branded single mdv cartridge box wrapped in paper. The chap I got it off is on here, ...
by Chr$
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Somewhat rare US QL on eBay...
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Somewhat rare US QL on eBay...

Got it for $323.55 shipped, would have paid MUCH more. So would I! I was going to bid Dave, but the huge ebay global shipping and customs charges ($200+) put me off. When you said you wanted it I didn't even bother to bid (probably a good job, or one of us would have ended up paying a lot more). Th...
by Chr$
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Vdrive (complete) for sale (SOLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Vdrive (complete) for sale

Hi there guys, I have a Vdrive + Vmap + case + cable for sale that I don't seem to use. Recently acquired (under a month); looking for around 70 eur + postage. Unit is in working condition. Im located in the Netherlands Kind regards, Wietze Don't suppose you'd consider selling the vmap separately? ...