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by Derek_Stewart
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Mouse cable connections
Replies: 26
Views: 930

Re: QL Mouse cable connections

I would a custom/specific QL mouse, if it could be made to look retro, in black, with red buttons, to look like it was made for the QL. I've been meaning to spray paint my genius mouse black, with red buttons. I suppose anything is possible. My idea was to take a cheap USB mouse and change the inte...
by Derek_Stewart
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Mouse cable connections
Replies: 26
Views: 930

Re: QL Mouse cable connections

For the ICE package, there is a nice hardware project from QLObi. He designed an adaptor for USB+PS/2 combo mice. I'm pretty sure he'd provide the infos needed for reproduction if kindly asked. But that's not a PE solution. I have downloaded all QLObi Eagle design files and asked his permission for...
by Derek_Stewart
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Mouse cable connections
Replies: 26
Views: 930

Re: QL Mouse cable connections

Maybe a QL specific mouse could be made, with existng body and customised internal circuit board.

Woukd this be of interest?
by Derek_Stewart
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 225
Views: 58160

Re: Q68 Order Process

Hi, The only incompatibilities that eventually kept a few old games from working on the Q68 are the lack of the coprocessor and microdrives. Both were in my opinion design mistakes in the original QL, and I was not motivated to implement them just for compatibility. But screen and most QL registers ...
by Derek_Stewart
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Mouse cable connections
Replies: 26
Views: 930

Re: QL Mouse cable connections

mselkin wrote:I found this one, from China, I believe it is the same mouse:
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/322588661391?ha ... Swf1FfA0bV

oh dear, £30 plus shipping for a mouse.
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem booting Super Gold Card
Replies: 21
Views: 986

Re: Problem booting Super Gold Card

I don't have a SuperHermes (*), so I don't know whether the paper manual had full schematic, the PDF on Dilwyn's site only shows PCB layout. IIRC I had a PDF of the full schematic. Here is the link to the Suprrhermes manual: http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/manuals/shmanual.zip There 2 manuals, the sch...
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 225
Views: 58160

Re: Q68 Order Process

Hi guys, I hope you don't mind some newbie questions: What is the Q68 - is it a modern QL compatible board? Can it function as an original QL, i.e. can I run Minerva and my original QL software? Is it still possible for me to order one? Would it be possible to post some pictures of it and of the op...
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem booting Super Gold Card
Replies: 21
Views: 986

Re: Problem booting Super Gold Card

Hi,

The Superhermes schematic was included in the Superhermes manual.
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Backplane and other problems
Replies: 31
Views: 2007

Re: Backplane and other problems

Another issue with the Backplane maybe line noise in the connections.

The Qplane was issues with this and Mplane was produced to try and remove any noise generated from the interconnection of the backplane to the QL.

Maybe an area worth looking at.
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Mouse cable connections
Replies: 26
Views: 930

Re: QL Mouse cable connections