Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby mk79 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:50 am

tofro wrote:
afx wrote:I use SerMouse.

And that is, along with SuperHermes and QIMI (which are both hard to come by these days) probably the most standard way to connect a mouse.

Tobias

Albin has given me permission to release SerMouse, but he doesn't find either the code or the manual. So if somebody could come up with the stuff it can be put online.

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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby Doug » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:06 pm

Hi all, many thanks for your help!

Pr0f wrote:Have you tried taking out the 68008 from the QL when you use the Gold card ?

This is something I've not yet tried, good shout, I will give that a go! Hopefully the combination of doing this plus keeping the GC in the nearest backplane slot to the QL will get me on track!

Dave wrote:The Trump and Gold Card won't co-exist unless the memory is disabled/removed on the TC.

Yes that one isn't an issue for me, my main goal was to get the QubIDE + Gold Card to play nice. And testing the Trump Card + QubIDE as a fallback option.

afx wrote:I use SerMouse.

Ah interesting, and nice video! I'll have to keep an eye out for a serial mouse. Would the RS232/serial cable sold by retrocomputershack work for that sort of setup? I picked one up a while back to try connecting the QL to my PC (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-Spe ... 1851673724)

Derek_Stewart wrote:I have some QIMI interfaces that need some repair, which I will repair and make available...

I'd certainly be interested in one of those to try out if it became available Derek!

mk79 wrote:Albin has given me permission to release SerMouse, but he doesn't find either the code or the manual. So if somebody could come up with the stuff it can be put online.

Ah great, fingers crossed on that one!


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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby pjw » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:56 pm

Simon Goodwin also did a serial mouse driver, IIRC. Check out DIY, vol i


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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby pjw » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:05 pm

mk79 wrote:Albin has given me permission to release SerMouse, but he doesn't find either the code or the manual. So if somebody could come up with the stuff it can be put online.
I have a copy of SERMouse_rxt, V3.04. Cant find any documentations or anything. I think its just a leftover from my Aurora days. If its any good, I can email it to you.


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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby afx » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:41 am

mk79 wrote:Albin has given me permission to release SerMouse, but he doesn't find either the code or the manual. So if somebody could come up with the stuff it can be put online.
pjw wrote:I have a copy of SERMouse_rxt, V3.04. Cant find any documentations or anything. I think its just a leftover from my Aurora days. If its any good, I can email it to you.

I have floppy disk with drivers (German and English versions), utilities and a demonstration program (QDesign_demo). I think it's the floppy disk that used to accompany the SerMouse (version 1.02).

I can send it to you (via email would be fine).


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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby afx » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:46 am

Doug wrote:Would the RS232/serial cable sold by retrocomputershack work for that sort of setup?


Yes, but keep in mind that ser1 and ser2 connections are different. I had to change the connections of the retrocomputershack adapter to connect my SerMouse through ser2_ port .


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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby RWAP » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:07 am

mk79 wrote:Albin has given me permission to release SerMouse, but he doesn't find either the code or the manual. So if somebody could come up with the stuff it can be put online.

Marcel


I missed that announcement.

Gret news - the Sermouse code (v3.04) is attached (this is suitable for unzipping under Windows and attaching to q-emulator). I should have a printed manual here somewhere to be scanned in.

Could you ask him about the ATR device please
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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby mk79 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:24 am

RWAP wrote:
mk79 wrote:Albin has given me permission to release SerMouse, but he doesn't find either the code or the manual. So if somebody could come up with the stuff it can be put online.

I missed that announcement.
This, basically, was the announcement ;)

Could you ask him about the ATR device please
That was Jochen, not Albin. And he already said that it can be distributed freely, he just doesn't have the time to dig up the stuff. But if somebody else has it, no problem.

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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby RWAP » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:31 am

The ATR code is also attached - this probably needs some tidying up too - again is suitable for use with q-emulator
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Re: Testing Tetroid backplane and GC

Postby QLObi » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:59 am

The Qimi Interface Eagle files and firmware for a PS/2 mouse Driver is already published and given free by me for non-Commercial reproduction.
Just do !

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