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by robsoft
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Redirect/reprogram a keypress?
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Redirect/reprogram a keypress?

Here's the first of 2 questions tonight (sorry) - I suspect they will both be shot down instantly but if you don't ask, you never know... :-) My physical QL has a replacement keyboard membrane, but for one reason or another the operation of Ctrl+left cursor together is very hit and miss. You have to...
by robsoft
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 4821

Re: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card

it is still possible to short-circuit something on the underside. good point! Good idea regarding the sheet, too. So with 2 drives, your PS should be able to supply at least 2A on the 5V line. ah, that sounds like it's the kind of PS that the Raspberry Pi needs - I do have a few beefier 5v wall war...
by robsoft
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 4821

Re: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card

Cracked it! Thanks everyone for your kind help. My interface came from Russia today, I plugged it in (wow - ram upgrade! toolkit 2 onboard! hurrah) and immediately started on the floppy drive side of things. I opened up one of the Sony drives, found the zero-ohm 'jumper' that was 'drive select 1', r...
by robsoft
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SSSshhhhhh! T o p S e c r e t Project
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Re: SSSshhhhhh! T o p S e c r e t Project

Ooh, it looks quite atmospheric. Thumbs up - could be my first 'floppy' purchase :-)
by robsoft
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 4821

Re: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card

What is the make and model number / type of your drives? Hi Mark, they're both Sony MPF920s, dated July 2009 although given how cheap you can get 'standard' PC floppies on eBay I'm not above buying a brace of something else if that would make life easier. There are no jumpers but a couple of visibl...
by robsoft
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 4821

Re: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card

I think Haemogoblin on this Forum found it hard going with a single drive, but I'm not sure if he had a ramdisk on his interface. Hah, I remember writing software on an expanded Amiga A500 with just single drive when my external floppy broke. Quite frustrating. I can imagine what it will be like! H...
by robsoft
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 4821

Re: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card

RWAP wrote:Yes - the QL will see it as FLP2_


I'll take that as a starter - thanks Rich :-)
by robsoft
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: UK Voted to Leave the EU
Replies: 43
Views: 7707

Re: UK Voted to Leave the EU

To be fair politicians have a history of lying to get votes :lol: I voted remain, after nearly being persuaded to vote leave by friends and family, so I can see this from all sides (I agreed and disagreed with things said by both sides). Me too - I was a remainer in what felt like a sea of leavers....
by robsoft
Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 4821

Re: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card

Thanks for all the help and advice - I think I'm trying to run before I can walk here, then. To keep it simple, if I took my (arriving any day now, hopefully) trump card clone, and plugged into it a straight 34-pin IDC cable (connector each end, no twists etc), and then put a standard PC floppy on t...
by robsoft
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 4821

Re: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card

Thanks Paolo! you will find that all shugart's type of floppy drives are fine with QL interfaces; the only thing that you need to know is that you must use a straight flat cable with no twist if you use a single floppy drive. The drives I've got are Sony MPF920s (I've got 2), and I've got a standard...