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by bwinkel67
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 34
Views: 2415

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

About 16 hours to go before the campaign ends. At almost $400 I ended up passing on it...got an inexpensive real thing on eBay instead in almost perfect condition (one little scratch on the front plate).
by bwinkel67
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Target for major new QL hardware
Replies: 46
Views: 3598

Re: Target for major new QL hardware

Y *What about a little something for the expansion port that adds some RAM, TK2, (potentially other goodies) and has a USB lead or socket on it to connect to a PC/MAC running software or an emulator, capable of transferring files to/from a QL via QNET? I know, boring in terms of innovative QLing, b...
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MICRO CONTROL SYSTEMS QL DISK/MEMORY INTERFACE
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: MICRO CONTROL SYSTEMS QL DISK/MEMORY INTERFACE

Regarding the key click, Hermes ROM replacment for the 8049 adds that feature as well. I can be turned off with a key combo.
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Designing 3-D cases: vDrive & Q68
Replies: 29
Views: 3444

Re: Designing 3-D cases: vDrive & Q68

Didn't want to start a new topic...saw this Nostalgia Nerd video on computer case colors...QL is mentioned as part of the transition from beige to black.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_GeGkdfns0

This video got me thinking again on designing a Q68 case.
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gold plated AH ROMs and the Hotel!
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Gold plated AH ROMs and the Hotel!

Discovered these in a recent purchase - very pretty gold plated AH ROMs, looks like the manufacturer VL or VLI? It's a D09 serial number machine with Iss 5 board. Anyone who knows who VL/VLI were, let me know. Are you selling them? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sinclair-QL-AH-firmware-ceramic-ics/184258...
by bwinkel67
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: easycap usb 2.0
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: easycap usb 2.0

Did anyone try to get composite signal from QL in easy cap usb 2 video grabber? How good is that. I use KWorld USB stick which has composite in (along with digital TV tuner) and the picture it grabs is not the greatest, lost of noise (I can share a video if you like). My LCD TV shows less interfere...
by bwinkel67
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 89
Views: 10836

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

Me personally, I'd love to get an Amiga 600...they have a nice form factor. But the kernel is not so great on the Amiga. Well, the hardware is a tad bit more elaborate :) Sure but I'm not speaking about the entire OS, just the Exec kernel which has some flaws. The OS as a whole does a very nice job...
by bwinkel67
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 89
Views: 10836

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

Hi, I had an Amiga A500 board, keyboard and floppy drive. No case, as I was vert poor in those days... I used use the Amiga CLI to run programmes using the RUN command, each process needed a ned CLI, I am sure there must be a way to run processes in the background, like Linux uses to return control...
by bwinkel67
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 166
Views: 35734

Re: Q68 Order Process

Hi, I joined up here to place an order for a Q68. I'm American so I've never had the opportunity to actually use a QL properly, so I don't have much to contribute to other discussions. I can't send a PM, is it possible to begin an order process? When Derek reads this he'll respond on order details....
by bwinkel67
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ZXSimulator
Replies: 127
Views: 10868

Re: ZXSimulator

Newest version of ZXSimulator (updated webpage as well: http://zxsimulator.epizy.com ). zx.zip Changed the following: ⋅  Updated AND and OR to follow ZX81 BASIC which deviates from norm (see below) ⋅  Further refined PRINT to fix some nuanced issues (i.e. printing empty string, f...