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by Cristian
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Minerva change requests...
Replies: 15
Views: 4671

Re: Minerva change requests...

It can make a considerable difference to the time taken to load large files! [...] I suggest a change to this default action might be worth considering? Yes, it's true: the loading of "big" files (e.g. uncompressed _scr) becomes almost 3 times slower! :o (QL with 768K TrumpCard) I agree o...
by Cristian
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Slow picture loading with Minerva
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: Slow picture loading with Minerva

Silvester wrote:It should restore the loading speed..

You hit the jackpot!!! 8-) Thank you so much for your help Silvester :D
by Cristian
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Another happy QL user
Replies: 11
Views: 3690

Re: Another happy QL user

Well folks, I'm just starting to explore this forum, and I can surely say that it's Wonderful :!: :D
by Cristian
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Slow picture loading with Minerva
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: Slow picture loading with Minerva

Silvester wrote:Try entering POKE!!53,128

It should restore the loading speed. You'll have to enter it after reset, or put in boot file. For more info see:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1143#p9312

(my post in on that page).

Thank you for your suggestion, Silvester. I'll try today....
by Cristian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Twin Floppy Doubts
Replies: 8
Views: 1798

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: 3690

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: 3644

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: 1830

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: 3690

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: 3644

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...