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by dilwyn
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: miracle systems ExpanderRAM
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Re: miracle systems ExpanderRAM

Marvellous, I knew I needed to PEEK somewhere, but thanks for confirming I have 640k of throbbing QL power at my fingertips! It just amazes me how much fun I can have with a 30 year old computer which has 51200 times less memory than the iMac I am writing this post on! Now, that is progress.... Abs...
by dilwyn
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: miracle systems ExpanderRAM
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Re: miracle systems ExpanderRAM

Is there a quick SuperBasic command I can use to check the memory size? I recall there being something in ZX BASIC for the Spectrum, but I have never has need to use it. print peek_l(163872) If you want to be a little bit more accurate than this, bearing in mind that RAM does not really start until...
by dilwyn
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: miracle systems ExpanderRAM
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Re: miracle systems ExpanderRAM

If you are just using the expandaram, no need to use the black cover, but keep it for when you add a floppy disk interface. You'll notice that the Expandaram has a through connector, to let you plug in a disk interface (the expandaram plugs into the QL, then the disk interface plugs into the expanda...
by dilwyn
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD Monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: LCD Monitor

Most TVs and many monitors fail to see a few characters at the edge fo the screen due to overscan. Mr Navigator got Jon Sim from JS Technology to do a mod on their Simple Video Scalar unit which compensates for overscan, allowing a QL to be connected to VGA monitors. Dr. Sim wrote an article about i...
by dilwyn
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Quanta Website - What is Missing
Replies: 4
Views: 4975

Re: Quanta Website - What is Missing

Some improvement - the library guide is now freely available and members can have access to the Quanta Library CD through: https://quanta.org.uk/software-library/ This is actually hot off the presses and not officially announced yet, although you may well find that it works. You may need a members ...
by dilwyn
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Getting the Most From Quanta & Access Library
Replies: 23
Views: 16116

Re: Getting the Most From Quanta & Access Library

I have real trouble getting that library guide to run on qemulator. It either hangs or cannot find dbs file. I've tried with minerva rom too, I got it working ages ago but can't remember what I did now. Will look into that. The Library Guide itself is a fairly old program written by Norman Dunbar a...
by dilwyn
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Getting the Most From Quanta & Access Library
Replies: 23
Views: 16116

Re: Getting the Most From Quanta & Access Library

You know what would be good? If they just published the software for everyone and said, "If you find anything of use in here that you might have paid for, join Quanta with the money instead!" Simple matter of copyright - large number of authors of library program never gave permission for...
by dilwyn
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Getting the Most From Quanta & Access Library
Replies: 23
Views: 16116

Re: Getting the Most From Quanta & Access Library

vanpeebles wrote:When is the next deadline?

5th February 2014, although the sooner you can get it to Mr Navigator the better
by dilwyn
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Getting the Most From Quanta & Access Library
Replies: 23
Views: 16116

Re: Getting the Most From Quanta & Access Library

:ugeek: Now I just have to find the time to have a proper look through everything, on an emulator... Hopefully you'll have done that by the weekend :twisted: Seriously though, if you find something to your liking in the library, I'm sure Mr Navigator would be happy if you could write a short someth...
by dilwyn
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from ANOTHER brazilian :o)
Replies: 8
Views: 4710

Re: Hello from ANOTHER brazilian :o)

I have not used much ICE, because - how funny - I have nothing to do with that. There is a big problem on QL scene, that you can use nothing if you don't have a floppy. Me and Lisias Toledo are trying to understand the QL internals and the QubIDE CF formatting so we can create something on PC to re...