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by polka
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: older things
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

older things

Hello, Three years ago I revived my 1984 QL on a recent LCD TV ; this last month, I tried to resurect even older things. First, my 1981 ZX81 : I had to repair the keyboard wires (the membrane is still OK - all keys - but the connections with the circuit board were partially cut where they were bent....
by polka
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Changing the small sponge on the microdrive carts
Replies: 9
Views: 2833

Re: Changing the small sponge on the microdrive carts

As an analog photography fan, I successfully used as a replacement for the Sinclair microcartridge felt : very small pieces of the black velvet that covers the opening of used 135 (24x36) film cartridges (initially suited to ensure light-tightness), it works well and will be totally (I hope) undestr...
by polka
Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL-SD card project
Replies: 43
Views: 14300

Re: QL-SD card project

I would prefer a PROM port SD card interface, because I'd like to keep the Mdv units functional as long as they work, and I find it more convenient just to be able to plug the interface into an existing unused slot, without opening and fiddling inside both my QLs.

Paul
by polka
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: What to do with a QL?
Replies: 7
Views: 4673

Re: What to do with a QL?

As I said, with a "plain" QL, you can almost only develop and run SuperBasic programs and use the Psion suite, because of the limited 128k memory and the microdrives (and FORTH, because it's a powerful interactive programming tool resident in only a 64k memory segment). But if you want to ...
by polka
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: What to do with a QL?
Replies: 7
Views: 4673

Re: What to do with a QL?

Without anything else than a plain QL, apart SuperBasic and the Psion suite, he should try FORTH ;)

The Digital Precision SuperForth is now public domain.

Paul
by polka
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-Emulator Oddities :)
Replies: 7
Views: 4137

Re: Q-Emulator Oddities :)

how about using "KEYROW" instead ?

Paul
by polka
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: SuperBASIC or SBASIC Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: SuperBASIC or SBASIC Editor

I have a windows editor that may invoque a dos command line and thus lauch an application with parameters (including the fliname currently edited). But the question is : does any QL emulator have the capacity to boot, loading and automatically running a PC text file which name it gets in the command...
by polka
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Printing SuperBASIC programs
Replies: 13
Views: 5500

Re: Printing SuperBASIC programs

You should use evenly-spaced fonts like "Courrier New", then there would be no formatting issues.

Paul (or I don't understand your problem ?)
by polka
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Membership
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

Re: Membership

Yes, 117 but still 46 who never post, not even once ?

Paul
by polka
Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Why was the QL never successful?
Replies: 38
Views: 14575

Re: Why was the QL never successful?

Yes, very righth your last point ! In those times, I often desagreed with the opinions of the "magazines", but indeed, without Internet, had no way to forward MY point of view. But I don't mind that the QL was or was not a success, for me, it was anyway a very interesting machine... more t...