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by dex
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Another QL newbe...
Replies: 18
Views: 12106

Re: Another QL newbe...

I got a Centronics serial to parallel interface together with the QL so I have one serial cable when I desolder it. Dont destroy the printer interface. I have a spare serial cable for english QL (6-pin RJ connector to female 9-pin Canon connector) and I dont need it (as I have german QL with differ...
by dex
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: polka, because Paul K...
Replies: 13
Views: 11798

Re: polka, because Paul K...

I tried to google for the C68K for QL, but nothing found.
Will your disk be available to download as files for emulator or the real machine?
by dex
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connector pinout
Replies: 14
Views: 8761

Re: Connector pinout

Comparing the RS-232 connector pinout from german User Guide, weird use of pin 7 instead of 1 and manual for RS-232 ZX Interface 1 on ZX Spectrum shows, that on ZX, GND really is NOT on pin 1, but 7. Try to connect the pins according to the ZX Spectrum Interface 1 guide (and according the US device ...
by dex
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connector pinout
Replies: 14
Views: 8761

Re: Connector pinout

Does this mean, that the pinout in my German User Guide is wrong and the correct pins/signals are the ones on the right in Dex's diagram? It seems, that my observation was wrong. If the User Guide is right, and US and German QL have the same pinout, then the US serial device I have does not make us...
by dex
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connector pinout
Replies: 14
Views: 8761

Re: Connector pinout

Interesting.
I will check boards of my QLs and compare them with this german User Guide and again with my US serial device.
Maybe, that german and US pinouts are different.

Will be updated!
by dex
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connector pinout
Replies: 14
Views: 8761

Re: Connector pinout

Hey! The truth is out there! The document about pinouts is partially wrong about the German and American QL serial port pinout. I have examined an American QL serial/parallel interface. The correct serial pinout is this: English QL (RJ connecotor): German/American (9 pin Canon): 6 ------------------...
by dex
Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Possible Coldfire platform for modern QL?
Replies: 9
Views: 8206

Possible Coldfire platform for modern QL?

Maybe You are already familiar with the FireBee (Atari Coldfire project) . It is small hardware piece, with Coldfire 266 MHz processor, and many modern peripherals (see LINK) . Small and absolutely silent (with CF card and no fan). Even it can run for two hours on small battery power! I think, in ca...
by dex
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Game Recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 9739

Re: QL Game Recommendations

I was interested in the Forth, Pawn and Classic Adventure titles.
by dex
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New hardware...
Replies: 15
Views: 7874

Re: New hardware...

Minerva (mk1 or mk2) I think, this is a "must have" for every QL (excepting the historical one with kludge ROM). A SuperHermes or Hermes Lite A version of the above with USBWiz included on SER3 Does the Hermes Lite have a SER3? I will need a SuperHermes due to its PC keyboard interafce fo...
by dex
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: US QL assistance...
Replies: 7
Views: 4032

Re: US QL assistance...

I'm almost sure, there really were reverted coordinates (X and Y) somewhere in Basic command (which one?) parameters, but it most probably was not Minerva, but one of the early ROMs...