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by Timbucus
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL
Replies: 52
Views: 10536

Re: Using ZX Microdrives on the QL

Interesting findings - if as you say the converted ones work OK still on the Spectrum I will modify one of mine that I know will read on the QL but, not format, and see what happens - My mdv2_ is shot so the Spectrum one is needed as my second drive but, as you say it is not reliable. I have recentl...
by Timbucus
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Expansion serial card?
Replies: 36
Views: 6770

Re: Expansion serial card?

I have been toying with the idea of looking at adding a Raspberry Pi Zero W to various retro machines to add modern comms. There is a thread elsewhere on here about hacking the Microdrive interface to connect up some systems which faded out but seemed interesting - that is one solution that could al...
by Timbucus
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Does anyone have any copies of the Gilsoft Adventure Writer (the other quill)
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Wanted: Does anyone have any copies of the Gilsoft Adventure Writer (the other quill)

Version other than A03 and especially later ones as that is the version I have - but, feel free to reply if you are one of the rare owners! Alan Pemberton mentions version A06 and A07 in his documents and programs on extracting the contents. There is no issue with copyright in me getting copies if y...
by Timbucus
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The Future of the QL Wiki
Replies: 164
Views: 36917

Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

All and Rich in particular I know I am a latecomer back to the QL party - despite once sitting on a train from Cambridge with a large Jiffy bag with several other people with the same bags unable to talk to them as I had just signed a really heavy NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement). But, I think people ...