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by RWAP
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacements for Zx8301 / Zx 8302 / IPC
Replies: 25
Views: 1330

Re: Replacements for Zx8301 / Zx 8302 / IPC

We have seen some great replacement ULAs for the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum which are either a replacement or an improvement on the originals. I am certain there would be market for replacement 8301s - particularly if they added new features and helped the QL to run a bit cooler. 8302 stocks have also now...
by RWAP
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLiberator decompiler
Replies: 128
Views: 6210

Re: QLiberator decompiler

Yes, this is some excellent progress - and the decompilers provide great tools for future preservation projects
by RWAP
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hi From London England
Replies: 33
Views: 1747

Re: Hi From London England

Have you tested the plugin chips: 8301, 8302, 8049, 68008. Your problem could the 8301 not working correctly. How do I test those chips. :? They want £17 for a x8301 on EBay & sellmyretro. :o Unfortunately, the ZX8301 prices have increased over the past few years as the stocks are now extremely...
by RWAP
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Happy Christmas Everyone!
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: Happy Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone - hope Santa has been kind to you all this year
by RWAP
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL Haul, list of Contents and questions!
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: QL Haul, list of Contents and questions!

I don't know if I still have the manual in my stash of QL goodies from the preservation project...

However, I seem to recall that the manual was a large A4 ring bound manual (in a red cover) - certainly over 100 pages...
by RWAP
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

It is a great game and I have already had the pleasure of trying various versions to date :)
by RWAP
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Dead BBQL from old Gold Card
Replies: 16
Views: 677

Re: Dead BBQL from old Gold Card

Do be careful that you are not bending any pins in the QL expansion connector - that is very easily done unfortunately.

With certain combinations between a Gold Card and ZX8301 you may need to remove the QL's 68008 to get the Gold Card to work.
by RWAP
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hi From London England
Replies: 33
Views: 1747

Re: Hi From London England

THe vDriveQL and the vMap (needed to allow you to remap the vdrive to mdv1_ or mdv2_) can be found on:

https://www.sellmyretro.com/user/unsoldItems/Bloodnok

The seller is currently having a break over the festive period.
by RWAP
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLiberator decompiler
Replies: 128
Views: 6210

Re: QLiberator decompiler

I obtained consent to make QL Pawn freeware and it is available for download from Dilwyn's website - http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/adventures/index.html

This includes the loader referred to, as there was no other way of removing the copy protection.
by RWAP
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Investronica Starmouse from Spain
Replies: 26
Views: 1199

Re: The Investronica Starmouse from Spain

Yes, it works with F1-F5 on a 128k QL. Have Investronica given permission to share their old programs? Do they even own the copyright or does someone else? Perhaps no one knows. Do Investronica still exist? If so, it is worth reaching out to them... If the software was dependent on the hardware, th...