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by bwinkel67
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code
Replies: 38
Views: 1218

Re: NOOB QUESTION: learning machine code

Btw, this will also be a perfect time, while learning machine code, to port David Murray's Attack of the PETSCII Robots to the QL. Their have been ports now for many 6502 platforms since his original versions with the Pet and C64, but now there is a Spectrum one (Z80), an Amiga one (68000), and a Se...
by bwinkel67
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reading Sinclair ROM's w/TL866 II+
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Reading Sinclair ROM's w/TL866 II+

So I was able to read it with the Hitachi HN27256P setting but it results in a 32K image whereas it should be a 16K image. The first half of the file seems to be identical to a 16K Spectrum 48K ROM from the EightyOne emulator. Just weird that the HN27128P doesn't work.
by bwinkel67
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reading Sinclair ROM's w/TL866 II+
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Reading Sinclair ROM's w/TL866 II+

So this is a bit more of a general question (I also posted on Sinclair ZX World). I bought a TL866 II+ back in August and was able to successfully program an EPROM to work on the QL. Now I'm trying to use it to read a Hitachi HN613128P ROM chip out of my Spectrum just to verify if it's good or not. ...
by bwinkel67
Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: A number of noob questions - sorry!!
Replies: 34
Views: 1687

Re: A number of noob questions - sorry!!

2. Is there a recommended tool to copy working cartridges across to MDV images using vDrive QL? What would you all recommend? I have Toolkit 2 and 640K of RAM if So I've done this with most of my old MDV software. With vDrive I would use wcopy in TK2 (or in ICE you can select the order you want to ...
by bwinkel67
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COP26 Doodle
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: COP26 Doodle

Not sure...if I could get it in spray paint form I could try it. But yes, it is awfully shiny and metal looking so perhaps not painted on.
by bwinkel67
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COP26 Doodle
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: COP26 Doodle

US QL's are a bit better prepared as they are coated with metal paint on the inside of the case... Can you buy that paint? I've never seen it anywhere. I think you can. I was researching that when looking at creating a Q68 case (a project put on hold by pandemic since I wanted to use school stuff t...
by bwinkel67
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COP26 Doodle
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: COP26 Doodle

US QL's are a bit better prepared as they are coated with metal paint on the inside of the case...
by bwinkel67
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Psion mdv cart versions and labels
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Psion mdv cart versions and labels

Chr$ wrote:Wasn't it down to one or more of the conventional names being in use at the time in the US and Psion not wanting to ruffle any feathers?


Oh interesting...didn't know that's why. Wonder which name conflicted.
by bwinkel67
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Psion mdv cart versions and labels
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Psion mdv cart versions and labels

Silly Americans...we couldn't deal with titles like Quill, Easel, Archive, and Abacus and needed it spelled out for us :-/
by bwinkel67
Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY keyboard
Replies: 25
Views: 1760

Re: DIY keyboard

I tried some ASCII art, but the Forum software seems to strip out white spaces. ASCII art will work in forum if you put it within the Code block tag. You'll have to create it outside fo the forum because the built-in editor uses kerned font but the Code tag will use monospace font when you preview ...