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by Sparrowhawk
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68008 dev board
Replies: 2
Views: 122

68008 dev board

Chap from whom i bought a CP/M Z80 based computer on a board (superb build quality) has made something that I think the tinkerers on these forums might enjoy reading about: https://twitter.com/Just4Fun_J4Fun/status/1310137366322053120?s=19 I wasn't sure whether to post this in Hardware or OT as not ...
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2340

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Thanks for that info Timbucus.

I'm very excited about this project, and I'm really glad that I did not miss the KS this time around!
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2340

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

I didn't mind waiting for the item. My only curiosity with the Kickstarter campaign (and perhaps lack of understanding) was that once they passed all of their stretch goals and went way passed it by £350,000 could they have reformulated the price and knocked it down for everyone. Does Kickstarter e...
by Sparrowhawk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2340

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

To my mind yes. I guess it's whether you prefer Jetpac and Manic Miner or Gears of War! :D
by Sparrowhawk
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2340

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

When I get mine I'll try to do a review of it running the QL core, if it's of interest to anyone.

It's not due til August 2021, so don't hold your breaths though :) (and KS1 had loads of delays, so who knows when KS2 will actually deliver)
by Sparrowhawk
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS

Daniele, when I purchased the upgrade via PayPal, it did not redirect me back to your website - is this normal?
by Sparrowhawk
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS

Great work Daniele. :)

And thanks again for doing this upgrade work on the macOS version.


Just in time for Apple ARM silicon - typical Apple :D
by Sparrowhawk
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QL Quill book - fun facts
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: QL Quill book - fun facts

I don't think I've ever seen that one either. TBH I never even realised a 5th was planned.
by Sparrowhawk
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2340

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Looks like a QL core is in being worked on:
https://www.patreon.com/vtrucco

Scroll down to May 5th entry for details. Early days, by all accounts, but hopefully this does get completed..
by Sparrowhawk
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QL Quill book - fun facts
Replies: 2
Views: 252

QL Quill book - fun facts

I was looking through my Blueprint series QL Quill book today and wondered what had happened to the authors, so did a quick Web search. Clare Spottiswoode went on to head the UK's Ofgas regulator, and Francesca Simon went on to write the Horrid Henry series of children's books! Wonder whether she wr...