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by bwinkel67
Tue May 18, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: I love QDOS, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 163

I love QDOS, but...

So I was refelting a bunch of microdrive cartridges and couldn't get two to format. I tried everything and must have cleaned the heads multiple times, etc. I even tried wiping any data off of them with a strong magnet thinking maybe a clean slate would do...but nothing. They were both write-protecte...
by bwinkel67
Sat May 15, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: The Dreaded Rulebook
Topic: SMSQE on Raspberry pi 400
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: SMSQE on Raspberry pi 400

I haven't used either SMSQemulator or uQLx but would the latter run faster on a Pi-400 since it's not run under the Java Runtime Environment?
by bwinkel67
Mon May 10, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Front End/Icon Environment
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Front End/Icon Environment

Does anyone want to provide their opinion on the most attractive front end/icon driven environment? I have a standard QL, with a tetroid disk interface and vMap. I would like to keep that setup as it provides the functionality of both real microdrives, virtual microdrives, floppy disks and a CF car...
by bwinkel67
Mon May 10, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrive data line format
Replies: 59
Views: 29149

Re: Microdrive data line format

Been reading through this...did Gertk's prototype SD emulator get anywhere? When was vDrive created? Are the two connected? Seems like the former suddenly stopped in 2014.
by bwinkel67
Wed May 05, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Canada!
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Hello from Canada!

Cool setup. What's in the ROM cartridge :-)
by bwinkel67
Wed May 05, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sinclair QL Storage Solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Sinclair QL Storage Solutions

Hi, Welcome to the forum! There are presently two SD options. QL-SD is an internal installation and replaces one of the internal microdrives or also comes in a micro-SD model that sticks out of the back of the QL near the video port. It gets installed internally having a socket extension that (I bel...
by bwinkel67
Tue May 04, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PiStorm
Replies: 25
Views: 1073

Re: PiStorm

Actually the only problem is getting the timing of the MDV and NET routines right, the rest is pretty trivial. A 68000 based solution works for the most parts even without a single patch. But believe it or not, I do agree with you that this whole thing still feels strange. In the end it would proba...
by bwinkel67
Tue May 04, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PiStorm
Replies: 25
Views: 1073

Re: PiStorm

Which can cause data loss, and seems criticised in the Amiga scene. This issue came up on the Discord server and Claude himself said there was no issue with power down the Amiga and no data loss had been reported in tests or by any users. The only recommendation is that if you have a hard drive to ...
by bwinkel67
Tue May 04, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PiStorm
Replies: 25
Views: 1073

Re: PiStorm

Hopefully there could be a QL option in the future. I would think twice before putting any work into that. ⋅ Do you really want to boot a full Linux first, before the QL comes to life? Taste varies, but for me the answer is definitely no. ⋅ Do you want to run a shutdown before p...
by bwinkel67
Tue May 04, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PiStorm
Replies: 25
Views: 1073

Re: PiStorm

Don't have the time to watch the full video, but two things seem odd at first glance: 1. They mention "prices as low as about 13 €" while the PLD alone (no PCB, no assembly, no small stuff) costs 21 € and has delivery time January 2022. China fakes? 2. Video through the Amiga output seeme...