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by RWAP
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tankbusters by Sellasoft
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Tankbusters by Sellasoft

Yes unfortunately - I only ever came across a handful of copies of this one.

I did try and track down "D. Sellars" but without any luck ...
by RWAP
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reset Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Reset Switch

[quote="retro_collector"]Ok Folks mystery solved,

Once I took apart the reset switch I knew immediately what the problem was.

Anyone want to venture a guess?/quote]

The little piece of copper was missing...
by RWAP
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL issue 5, D05 repair - RAM troubleshooting / ROM dongle needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: QL issue 5, D05 repair - RAM troubleshooting / ROM dongle needed?

To some extent, it depends what you want to do with the QL. If you want to use it then you are better to make the modifications as per the service manual and convert it to use JM, JS or MG ROMs (or even Minerva). If you want to sell it as a collectors item and can find the dongle, then the QL should...
by RWAP
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?

retro_collector wrote:Thats cool!

Any place to buy or get ACT?

Cheers!



Unfortunately, not unless you can find a second hand copy
by RWAP
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: vDrive Psion Programs For QL
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Remember, that not everyone will be using the vDrive as mdv3_ so whatever changes were made, the boot file would never be correct! Use vMap (if you have it) to configure the vDrive to be mdv1_, the internal drives as mdv2_ and mdv3_ That is how I use my setup here so that programs load directly from...
by RWAP
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?

Ok for us dummies, what ACT? ACT is the Adventure Creation Tool - written by Steve Sutton and published by Digital Precision. It is similar to Quill, but incorporates the ability to add graphics and sound There was also an earlier version, (APT) Adventure Programming Tool, again written by Steve, b...
by RWAP
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?
Replies: 15
Views: 994

Re: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?

By all means if Pete wants me to market the game and produce the boxes - I am more than happy to do so - I have already enjoyed play testing parts of the game :D
by RWAP
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL Software for sale on ebay!!
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: QL Software for sale on ebay!!

A copy of "Desk top Computing with the Sinclair QL" can be obtained on ebay from one seller for £2.98 with free postage but there is another copy on ebay from another seller at £182.70 with free postage, and so on. It makes me cringe when I see some of hte prices being asked for any of th...
by RWAP
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrives dont spin or do anything
Replies: 15
Views: 720

Re: Microdrives dont spin or do anything

It sounds as though mdv1 may not be plugged into the motherboard properly - those 18 wire pins on the two flexible cables are a nightmare...

If mdv1_ is not properly connected, then mdv2_ and the vdrive will not work either...

Do you have the vMap (to allow the vDrive to work as mdv1_ )?
by RWAP
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL Software for sale on ebay!!
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: QL Software for sale on ebay!!

Ouch !

And people have accused me of "profiteering" in the past...... !!