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by mselkin
Sun May 09, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_
Replies: 19
Views: 961

Re: Tetroid Disc Interface and Flp1_

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210509/764c0ded7c4be34fb7ea20ed5ad6d3d2.jpg Just thought I’d share that thanks to your help, I was able to make a working ribbon cable. Dual floppy drives now work! ( I chose to use a Gotek for flp1_ and a real drive for flp2_ ). Now to start understanding how to ...
by mselkin
Fri May 07, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Front End/Icon Environment
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Front End/Icon Environment

Thank you.

Is it available for download?


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by mselkin
Thu May 06, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Canada!
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Hello from Canada!

Hi, I am using the Tetroid disc interface card, the one with the CF card.

I like the idea of the CF card as the QL’s hard drive.

I might setup a second QL with miracle gold card and ice rom card.


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by mselkin
Wed May 05, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Canada!
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Hello from Canada!

The ROM cartridge is the ICE icon front end.
I have not tried it yet and won’t be able to use it on this setup as I am using a tetroid card for the floppy and it uses the ROM memory area.


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by mselkin
Wed May 05, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Canada!
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Hello from Canada!

I don’t know anything about the voltmace, other than it came with QL (eBay purchase). It has the standard QL joystick plug (the British one) and appears to be an analog joystick.

I tried it with Psion tennis and it works well.


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by mselkin
Wed May 05, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Canada!
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Hello from Canada!

Hi everyone. While I have already received enormous help from many of you on this group, I just realized there is a welcome area! The ZX Spectrum was a large part of my youth and I have tremendous nostalgia for all things Sinclair. My uncle actually had the Sinclair pocket TV. I recently acquired a ...
by mselkin
Wed May 05, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL-SD news
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: QL-SD news

I would like to purchase one too. Seems the 8 will go quickly.
by mselkin
Wed May 05, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sinclair QL Storage Solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: Sinclair QL Storage Solutions

Is that(the QL's short run) the reason why the QL games appear to me to be worse than Spectrum games? Don't get me wrong, I love the QL (and the spectrum), I'm referring to simple things I've noticed, like the main character in a game not being animated (in say leg movements) etc. Why is there no ga...
by mselkin
Wed May 05, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sinclair QL Storage Solutions
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: Sinclair QL Storage Solutions

Hi, I thought I might give an answer from a novice perspective. While I had a ZX Spectrum in my youth, I only recently acquired a QL and just went through the same learning curve. Other users on this forum have far more knowledge and experience so please correct me if anything I say is incorrect. Mu...
by mselkin
Tue May 04, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Front End/Icon Environment
Replies: 3
Views: 216

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 card...