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by Cristian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Twin Floppy Doubts
Replies: 8
Views: 1689

Re: Twin Floppy Doubts

Adrian wrote:Did you have any idea where to get hold of straight through 34 pin connectors? I'm wondering whether to snip a twisted cable and solder it back up to negate the twist..
Adrian

In case of emergency you may simply cut a classic hard disk flat cable. It works pretty well 8-)
by Cristian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Another happy QL user
Replies: 11
Views: 3501

Re: Another happy QL user

Bubu wrote:And what about Bud Spencer & Terence Hill, my favorite ones!!! :-D


Wellcome!

Well I respect Spencer&Hill (their movies have been watched all over the world), but as I told I like only the Italian movies by Sergio Leone (and something by Dario Argento) :)
by Cristian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Centronics interface signals
Replies: 15
Views: 3457

Re: Centronics interface signals

1024MAK wrote:I can help with this (as I have one of these interfaces), but not until Friday or Saturday due to a lack of time (life and work :( ).

Mark

Thank you so much for your help Mark. Don't worry, I can wait :)
by Cristian
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Slow picture loading with Minerva
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: Slow picture loading with Minerva

Ciao Cristian! do you see any other effects than the slow loading from floppy? Are any other operations with Minerva slow? Petri Nice to meet you, Petri. Actually the whole system speed has accelerated with Minerva (graphics, boot etc). If there is some other operation affected, I haven't found it ...
by Cristian
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Another happy QL user
Replies: 11
Views: 3501

Re: Another happy QL user

vanpeebles wrote:Yes I love discussing Italian cinemas on the chat, especially Nero, Testi or Merli :D

Well, actually I can not be defined as the "100% typical Italian", therefore I'm not so keen on Italian movies... except genuine Sergio Leone's westerns! :) :)
by Cristian
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Centronics interface signals
Replies: 15
Views: 3457

Centronics interface signals

Hallo, I’ve recently got a centronics printer interface, but unfortunately its original plug has been cut and lost. Probably it had been modified for other computers (ZX spectrum, I guess?). In any case, I have to restore its wiring in order to match the Sinclair 6 pins SER1 port. The interface is t...
by Cristian
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Slow picture loading with Minerva
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Slow picture loading with Minerva

So I'm just registered and immediatly start to ask... I’m here to find the answer for a very curious problem. I’ve just upgraded my QL with a Minerva 1.98 Rom (and also a Hermes chip). Now the loading time of _scr pictures from floppy drive has become almost 3 times slower (about 8-9 seconds). The l...
by Cristian
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Another happy QL user
Replies: 11
Views: 3501

Another happy QL user

Hallo, I’m an happy owner of a Sinclair QL (issue 6), with a 768K Trump Card, two self-made floppy drives, a just added Minerva Rom and Hermes chip. Eventually I've decided to go beyond the Italian limits and join this great international community :-) So, Im’ happy to be here and have the chance to...