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by dex
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?

I'm trying to think of ways to back-up the data on my Spectrum Microdrives once I re-felt them, assuming that the vDriveQL can't talk to an Interface 1 (once it arrives). I have what I believe is paper printout of the source of routines for reading a ZX Spectrum formatted microdrive cartridge on a ...
by dex
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Hey it works!
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: Hey it works!

This one fits better to the QL.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2853469
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by dex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: PLATOTERM 0.1 smoke test for Sinclair QL released
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: PLATOTERM 0.1 smoke test for Sinclair QL released

tschak909 wrote:II don't understand, from what I see, ser1 and ser2 literally are two of the same connector?


But the wiring is different. One is DCE and one is DTE.
by dex
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: PLATOTERM 0.1 smoke test for Sinclair QL released
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: PLATOTERM 0.1 smoke test for Sinclair QL released

connecting the QL serial port to another computer with internet access ? http://www.linuxcertif.com/man/1/tcpser/en/ TCPser on Linux computer or raspberry. I also had experiment with new modem, based on ARM board instead on ESP8266 (targeted to Atari ST, Acorn and possibly QL), but not tested on QL...
by dex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: My First Sinclair QL
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

Re: My First Sinclair QL

1.) Scart or Composite Video Cable https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-QL-High-Quality-RGB-Scart-Lead-Video-Cable-TV-Lead-SGC-Compatible-/260814300633 3.) Floppy Disk Interface Unit Choose one: https://www.sellmyretro.com/search?keyword=ql+interface+tetroid&phraseType=allWords&countryId=&am...
by dex
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM
Replies: 83
Views: 7916

Re: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM

[2] Copied sysvars, and system tables to screen0, as shown earlier. Not necessary. VideoRAM is not bank switched. Pointer to start of video memory swaps between two various addresses. I am surprised to see some visual activity at the top 5-10 lines after switch to screen1, while when at screen0 the...
by dex
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sinclair QL - QL-SD with vDRIVE QL
Replies: 22
Views: 1991

Re: Sinclair QL - QL-SD with vDRIVE QL

Absolutely.
by dex
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2525

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

For me it is simply "the Unix for the rest of us".
Simplicity and imminence of Basic combined with power of all that multitasking, networking, pipes, windows, ...
by dex
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 125
Views: 13054

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

"Wanderer" maybe?

If anyone has a working copy of this, it would be useful for testing purposes.

https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/sinclair-ql-space-trading-game%3A-wanderer-in-3d-1994
by dex
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What are my Joystick options for stock QL?
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: What are my Joystick options for stock QL?

Can you provide a link ?
I have never seen any for sale on ebay - only serial to DB9 adaptors.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-QL-CTL-Joystick-Adaptor-Cable-Light-Grey-Cable-/173807531157

Auction is now active (ends 24 Mar 2019).
But will be sold soon :D