QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby tofro » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:24 pm

No.

I see a lot of statements all the time on the web that I don't necessarily agree with. But don't feel like objecting, even if I could. Sometimes, I don't even can. So what? (This time I did ;) )

(Maybe to even realize I was somehow promoted to "Aurora". I wish I had one...)

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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby Outsoft » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:40 pm

tofro wrote:No.

I see a lot of statements all the time on the web that I don't necessarily agree with. But don't feel like objecting, even if I could. Sometimes, I don't even can. So what? (This time I did ;) )

(Maybe to even realize I was somehow promoted to "Aurora". I wish I had one...)

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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby RWAP » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:24 am

Just wondering whether anyone has achieved any results over the past month or so - getting new titles preserved, or re-released?


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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby Outsoft » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:26 am

RWAP wrote:Just wondering whether anyone has achieved any results over the past month or so - getting new titles preserved, or re-released?


We have the famous "gestione" disks and as I told you I've Mr. Smith cracked, Toto 13 and all the Jce SW preserved (I miss only one).

But we are working on mDoubler as you know too (that is finished) and so the work was very long ;)

Now we prefer concentrare on a new dump Routine because mDump2 can't dump all (Space Paranoids & Star Guard seems it doesn't work with it).

And so Tomas are trying to make a new dump program under my specifications, is a genius ;)


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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby RWAP » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:46 am

That is great - have you managed to get in touch with anyone who can give permission about the JCE titles?

I was hoping others might have stepped forward to help with the project though.....


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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby Outsoft » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:25 pm

RWAP wrote:That is great - have you managed to get in touch with anyone who can give permission about the JCE titles?

I was hoping others might have stepped forward to help with the project though.....


I've received a response but...no one that help us to release it :-(


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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby Ralf R. » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:51 pm

RWAP wrote:That is great - have you managed to get in touch with anyone who can give permission about the JCE titles?


JCE...?


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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby RWAP » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:13 pm

An Italian publishing house - they published some books and QL software including Toto 13 (which I mentioned elsewhere on the forum - a football game which was corrupt).

I understand Simone (outsoft) has managed to obtain copies of various titles by them :)

I had tracked down some former employees on LinkedIn but had not got anywhere about getting permission for these to be re-released as freeware


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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby RWAP » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:53 am

I need a new home for all of the microdrive cartridges, cartridge cases and boxes that house all of the material which I gathered for my own ill-fated Software Preservation project.

I did think that the logical home was Quanta, and even had a visit and chat with John Southern about this last year, but Quanta seems to have gone all quiet ever since

I don't really want to just put it on the market for the highest bidder but have no idea where it should sit.


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Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

Postby XorA » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:20 am

Tried the museum of computing history in Cambridge?



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