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by Pr0f
Mon May 14, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 239
Views: 22818

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Out of interest, does it make much difference whether the card is type 4 or type 10, given the relatively small file sizes for QDOS/SMSQE programs? I have a 16GB type 10 which I could use as an extra drive, but that seems overkill, so I am going to buy a 4GB one instead. I note that the card suppli...
by Pr0f
Mon May 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 239
Views: 22818

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Many thanks.

I won't be running SMSQ on this particular card, but I should still be able to format it. I did wonder about FSUTIL, but I assumed perhaps incorrectly that the file had to have some sort of header in it, even before being available to the Q68.
by Pr0f
Mon May 14, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 239
Views: 22818

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

I did a search, but seemed to come up short on this query. With regard to the Q68 and creating QLWA file system containers - how do I do this in a 64 bit Windows environment? I don't mind dropping to the command line to run something. I looked at the tools for QL-SD, and tools for creating virtual h...
by Pr0f
Fri May 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ED diskettes...
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: ED diskettes...

Many thanks Richard, the disks arrived today :-)
by Pr0f
Wed May 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 239
Views: 22818

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

UK: 240V 5V EU: 240V 5V USA: 110V 5V Rest of World: No idea of the mains electricity in every country. Too many options. Yes I know Derek. There have not yet been damages by wrong supply, no major problem. Maybe it would be an option to offer a USB to 2.1 mm cable, so people can use USB style suppl...
by Pr0f
Wed May 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ED diskettes...
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: ED diskettes...

It also supports all the enhanced floppy stuff - not that there is any QL software around to make use of that I don't think. What is the "enhanced floppy stuff" ? I'm glad you asked - I have no idea ! :-) (well not much of an idea) Still trying to find out exactly what this is and what it...
by Pr0f
Wed May 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ED diskettes...
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: ED diskettes...

Many thanks Richard - I will have to have a good look there after lunch - that's a much more reasonable price. I wasn't going to look at floppies, but it seemed to be a good choice to make that interface available on my build, as it's a 1 chip solution (not including rom or decoding). The chip I fou...
by Pr0f
Wed May 09, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ED diskettes...
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

ED diskettes...

I aquired a ps/2 drive yesterday - which needs some reworking of the cable to make it work with a QL interface supporting such drvies - but I was looking through my large stash of floppies and it appears i have foolishly let my box of ED diskettes go along with my gold card some time ago. Does anyon...
by Pr0f
Wed May 09, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 239
Views: 22818

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Brrings an interesting thought though...

Is there any protection on the 5V input against over voltage or reverse voltage?

It is a very real possiblity, given that the input socket is a standard format, and there are any number of 5v, 6v, 9v and 12+v supplies out there...
by Pr0f
Sun May 06, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 170
Views: 59974

Re: Happy Birthday!

I have a wild American plum growing in the back garden, there's only so much crumble or raw plums you can eat, so I slit about 50 of them and popped them in a large kilner drink dispenser and topped it up with some sugar and vodka.

What comes out of the tap is exquisite :-) :-)