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by robsoft
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: transfer from pc to ql is it possible
Replies: 60
Views: 20439

Re: transfer from pc to ql is it possible

I'd suggest waiting until you've got a lead (serial comms-pun not intended) on the comms issues before deciding, and for the Trump Card to arrive, by which time you might have developed a clearer chain of thought as to where your priorities are likely to take you. Thank you Dilwyn, that seems sensi...
by robsoft
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: transfer from pc to ql is it possible
Replies: 60
Views: 20439

Re: transfer from pc to ql is it possible

Ah, another stab in the dark - the JM ROM. Again without knowledge of the way the transfer software works, the JM ROM does have a limited input buffer (128 bytes) whereas with other later ROMs it is dynamic. Ah, now that's interesting - I was trying to decide whether the next upgrade (once I've got...
by robsoft
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: transfer from pc to ql is it possible
Replies: 60
Views: 20439

Re: transfer from pc to ql is it possible

The problem you have is the QL SER ports are not wired the same, from memory, SER2 is a DCE and SER1 is DTR, see QL Service manual page 10, Figure 1 for QL RS232 schematic Hi Derek, and thanks. I did appreciate the ports were wired differently; I've had success transferring -bas files on SER1, but ...
by robsoft
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: transfer from pc to ql is it possible
Replies: 60
Views: 20439

Re: transfer from pc to ql is it possible

This is just a stab in the dark robsoft - since _bas files are essentially ASCII codes 32 to 127 most of the time, and _cde files could easily contain the entire ASCII range 0-255 is it possible that, say, a character with a code value of 0-31 somewhere in the file could be acting as a control code...
by robsoft
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: transfer from pc to ql is it possible
Replies: 60
Views: 20439

Re: transfer from pc to ql is it possible

Sorry to resurrect an old thread: Step by step instructions, apologies if I'm being too verbose with the explanations: Nope, this is all perfect sir! Well - kinda. I can get as far as step 15. Try as I might, I cannot persuade the XModem transfer to work. Copying over the xmrecv_bas file was no prob...
by robsoft
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 4603

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

Ah, I see from Dilwyn's brilliant website that almost any standard floppy drive should do the trick (presumably as long as it's IDE/IDC-type connectors, and not SATA or USB). Cool. I should have scoured a wee bit harder before asking.
by robsoft
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 4603

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

Ok, having spent the weekend playing, the handful of MDVs I've got are mostly too unreliable for use. I've tried fixing a couple with cut-up cassette tape 'pads', with mixed results. So I've just bought a floppy/mem expansion card, brand new and 'Trump compatible'. Probably take a week or so to arri...
by robsoft
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hullo from Cheshire
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Hullo from Cheshire

Hi, middle aged full-time software developer here, finally got round to picking up a real QL (never had one as a lad - I went from '81 to Spectrum, then Amiga, PC and finally Mac). I want to write a bit of C, Pascal or maybe asm or even SuperBASIC for fun, even better if I can do something that othe...
by robsoft
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SDHC adaptors...
Replies: 78
Views: 18042

Re: SDHC adaptors...

:-) In the QL-SD.... heh heh
by robsoft
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SDHC adaptors...
Replies: 78
Views: 18042

Re: SDHC adaptors...

*raises hand to indicate interest here, too* :-)