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by Martin_Head
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Microdrive Emulator
Replies: 29
Views: 12009

Re: Microdrive Emulator

At the moment I am tinkering with the idea of doing the same sort of thing for floppy disks. For new PC's without floppy disk drives.

But has it already been done?

Would anyone want it?
by Martin_Head
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Microdrive Emulator
Replies: 29
Views: 12009

Microdrive Emulator

I have written a directory device driver to emulate Microdrive cartridges, as files in QPC2 (although it should work in other emulators, or even a real QL?) The driver may be downloaded from here http://www16.zippyshare.com/v/68973691/file.html It has been Zipped with Archivers Control Panel, and it...
by Martin_Head
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Help Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1421

Help Wanted

I have been writing a device driver to emulate the Microdrive cartridges as a file in QPC2 (although it should work in other emulators, or even a real QL?), which I 'think' is about ready to release. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to test it, and check my documentation to see if there an...
by Martin_Head
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Directory Driver problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3928

Re: Directory Driver problem

I think I may have got it. The problem is not with the file being an executable as such, but with it size. I spent the afternoon looking at that QDOS/SMSQ manual. Then finding the code for LBYTES in the ROM. And then trying to trace the code through the ROM. I found the "Invalid Name" erro...
by Martin_Head
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Directory Driver problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3928

Re: Directory Driver problem

RWAP wrote:Martin - you could always post the code on here for people to look at, or send it to me by pm and I will see if I can help...


I was going to PM this to you, but I could not see how to add an attachment to the PM.

The Forum did not like the _zip extension, so you will need to rename it first.
by Martin_Head
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Directory Driver problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3928

Re: Directory Driver problem

Martin, what you observe might actually be a completely different problem - SMSQ/E seems to be having an mdv_ emulation already (didn't know that before I actually had a browse through the sources - But I have found a number of hints on mdv emulation through RAM disk.). (The whole mechanism seems t...
by Martin_Head
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Directory Driver problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3928

Re: Directory Driver problem

As a side note, there shouldn't be much difference between a device driver on native QDOS and SMSQ/E. And a (joint QDOS and) SMSQ/E manual can be found here: http://kilgus.net/smsqe/QDOS%20SMS%20Re ... Manual.pdf Regards, Tobias I will have a look through that. Martin - you could always post the co...
by Martin_Head
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Directory Driver problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3928

Directory Driver problem

Hi, I was wondering if any SMSQ experts could help me with a problem I am having writing a Directory Device Driver. I am writing a driver to emulate the Microdrives on QPC2. My driver is (mostly) working, but I have a problem with Executable programs. When I EXEC them I get a 'Invalid Name' error. I...