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by janbredenbeek
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)
Replies: 64
Views: 11053

Re: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)

Finally, my Q68 already has QL NET installed by Derek Stewart. Derek has performed a very professional installation, the connectors are firmly installed and very discreetly on the Q68 right side. Looks very good. I have recently fitted it myself but chose to sacrifice the power switch for it. Fitti...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extra ports...
Replies: 43
Views: 3023

Re: Extra ports...

Many many years later I had an accident with a desktop keyboard and a cup of sweet coffee! So I did what you do, I took the keyboard apart (I think it was a Dell) and lo, inside was a little rubber/plastic bubble mat and a membrane! Sinclair was ahead of his time! I think most PC keyboards use memb...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QBOX BBS for TCP/IP released!
Replies: 7
Views: 922

QBOX BBS for TCP/IP released!

On this (Quantum) Leap day, I proudly present the re-release of QBOX. And not just the version that's been laying around for years in scattered files on Dilwyn's site, but a complete ready-to-run WIN container that works over TCP/IP on QPC2, SMSQmulator and UQLX! It also contains the complete QL fil...
by janbredenbeek
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How do you make a QL emulator?
Replies: 75
Views: 6665

Re: How do you make a QL emulator?

Hi Dilwyn, the "unix" one was the best one for me. It's subtle, very subtle, and I've done it myself! I once managed to delete all home directories on a unix system when I just wanted to delete hidden files in my home directory. I entered 'rm .*'. As root :o Fortunately it was only a trai...
by janbredenbeek
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Psion Software with Gold Card
Replies: 24
Views: 1811

Re: Psion Software with Gold Card

Hmm, first an EW, then an ALCHP.....? ;) For those things, the early programs from the QRAM suite are very useful to patch the Psion programs. Or use Qpac 2 "Execute" Sub-menu "Psion". Yes I remember starting the patched versions using EW GRQUILL, EW GRABACUS etc. ;) . This was ...
by janbredenbeek
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Psion Software with Gold Card
Replies: 24
Views: 1811

Re: Psion Software with Gold Card

Now that I have a working original GC attached to my QL I've just been playing around with my normal QL stuff. It doesn't seem to work with anything from the original Psion suite. Is that normal? I read that the Psion progs like to take all the available RAM. When I try to EW e.g. Quill, it goes ba...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

Yes, it's how to connect the original QL printer to a PC com port which is running a QXL card. There should be no BBQL involved. The BBQL connection voltages I listed were mainly just for reference, as I know the printer works on that, so the connections there are correct (and in case of confusion ...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

Just to be sure... are you trying to connect your PC running QXL to the QL Printer or to your BBQL? Yes, that's what I'm trying to do. My QL printer has a connector that fits the German SER1 and works perfectly on the German BBQL. So you're sending data from PC to SER2 on the BBQL, right? Are you u...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

No, sorry for misunderstanding. When I said QL printer plug pins I really meant the pins on the BBQL! Just to be sure... are you trying to connect your PC running QXL to the QL Printer or to your BBQL? And thankyou again for your immense patience with me and this whole thing! Do you have a Q68? It ...
by janbredenbeek
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

When you have OPENed a channel to the ser port, check pins 4 and 7 on the PC port. They should both measure about +12V to indicate the port is ready. Also, CTS should be +12V, else the PC will wait forever for the printer. If pin 7 (RTS) doesn't go to +12V but pin 4 (DTR) does, then use pin 4. (I d...