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by RWAP
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Emulation program freeze
Replies: 12
Views: 1055

Re: Emulation program freeze

Which ROM are you using on q-emulator as that may explain the difference.
by RWAP
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Reverse Engineering
Replies: 17
Views: 1306

Re: Reverse Engineering

Steve Poole wrote I seem to recall that the rights belonged to Alan Sugar Trading ? I think that Amstrad, who had the rights, were sold to BSkyB (Sky UK) around 2007 so it might be Sky who now possess the rights to QDOS and the Sinclair hardware. Cheers The design rights to the SInclair hardware ex...
by RWAP
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Investronica Starmouse from Spain
Replies: 26
Views: 2274

Re: The Investronica Starmouse from Spain

Thanks for the information - did Investronica produce anything else for the QL?

I certainly don't remember seeing this advertised in the QL magazines back in the day - I fear that a lot of the international stuff has been lost over the years, where the UK QL'ers were not aware of it.
by RWAP
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: P.I. Cole - noir detective game RELEASED
Replies: 78
Views: 7106

Re: P.I. Cole - noir detective game

I really like the look of this - I always enjoyed playing adventure games more than any other genre.

It harks back to the various experiments which Alan Pemberton did in his adventures (Voyage of the Beano, and Starplod)..
by RWAP
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!
Replies: 30
Views: 3390

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

It would probably be better to use the sub device (or similar) and supply this with the adventure, so that it can be easily configured for sub-directories etc... Could the home extension be used? I have never tried it... The other answer is to have a quick configuration routine which pokes the devic...
by RWAP
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Dead Z88 - can it be resurrected?
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Dead Z88 - can it be resurrected?

The whine is generally that the Z88 needs a hard reset - open the cart slot cover and press the reset button on the left hand side.

Then close the slot cover and the screen should start up ....
by RWAP
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL PSU, Microdrive units and Keyboard Interface
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: QL PSU, Microdrive units and Keyboard Interface

Chr$ wrote:I'll have the k/b interface please!

I currently have the ABC device which plugs into the ROM socket and therefore cannot be used with a TDI or anything else that uses/disables the ROM area.


OK - keyboard interface spoken for :)
by RWAP
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL PSU, Microdrive units and Keyboard Interface
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: QL PSU, Microdrive units and Keyboard Interface

1 x Microdrive unit (mdv1_ has already been spoken for)
by RWAP
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL PSU, Microdrive units and Keyboard Interface
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

QL PSU, Microdrive units and Keyboard Interface

I have for sale the following second hand items - all in very good condition, tested and working. 1 x Sinclair QL PSU (UK version) £30 (SOLD) 2 x Paired Sinclair QL Internal Microdrive units (£24 each) (1 SOLD = 1 REMAINING) 1 x Di-Ren internal keyboard interface (plugs into the 8049 socket - you ne...
by RWAP
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacements for Zx8301 / Zx 8302 / IPC
Replies: 25
Views: 2359

Re: Replacements for Zx8301 / Zx 8302 / IPC

Rubber mats are a different question - although I salvaged quite a lot from the stock of equipment I acquired from Tony FIrshman some years back. Are rubber mats really breaking? Never had one fail on me as of now. I could imagine people just buy them as a side dish when they replace the membrane. ...