Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

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Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:13 am

Morning all.

The mdv cartridges you can see attached to this post, are my sole remaining ones. I have qliberator, scrabble, Metacomco C, Pascal and Assembler.

I no longer have floppy backups as has been mentioned elsewhere here.

Is it possible to obtain copies of the software from the preservation project at all? I'd like to keep an accessible copy for old time's sake. Qliberator is ok though, I have that one.

Scrabble has no longer got felt where felt should be! Just the bare spring.

The Metacomco stuff has a ROM, which I hope I still have somewhere, in a box.

I no longer have microdrive drives. I gave my last ones to Rich many years ago.


Cheers,
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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby tofro » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:30 am

Norman,

At least Metacomco Pascal has been released into the open thanks to an initiative of Urs König. All the files (including the PRL, which is in ROM) are part of QL/E, Urs's QDOSSMSQ distribution. I'd propose you pick it from there.

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Postby RWAP » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:32 am

I used to offer this as a service, but no longer do so because it was only more fuel to the negative feedback about my business on the web.

Sorry Norman


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Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:23 pm

RWAP wrote:I used to offer this as a service, but no longer do so because it was only more fuel to the negative feedback about my business on the web.
Sorry Norman


No worries Rich, I fully understand.

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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby Outsoft » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:30 pm

Naturally I can do it when you want ;)

I've all just dumped but I would like to responge and then preserve yours too ;)

Let me know when, I'm always ready ^_^

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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby RWAP » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:36 pm

tofro wrote:Norman,

At least Metacomco Pascal has been released into the open thanks to an initiative of Urs König. All the files (including the PRL, which is in ROM) are part of QL/E, Urs's QDOSSMSQ distribution. I'd propose you pick it from there.

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I tried to contact Metacomco but didn't manage to get a response out of them.

Actually it is the Prospero packages which are part of QL/e not Metacomco Pascal so far as I know. :D


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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby RWAP » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:41 pm

Hmm the Prospero Pro-Pascal package is missing from the Sinclair QL Homepage - although Dilwyn added the Pro-Fortran package


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Postby dilwyn » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:05 pm

RWAP wrote:Hmm the Prospero Pro-Pascal package is missing from the Sinclair QL Homepage - although Dilwyn added the Pro-Fortran package

I don't have a copy of Pro-pascal and I can't seem to find it in my copy of the Preservation Project.

If anyone can send me a copy (or let me know where to get one) and if we know it can be released like Pro-Fortran I'll gladly add it.


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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby tofro » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:08 pm

RWAP wrote:
tofro wrote:
Actually it is the Prospero packages which are part of QL/e not Metacomco Pascal so far as I know. :D


Right - My bad. It's the better compiler anyways ;)

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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby swensont » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:58 pm

> I don't have a copy of Pro-pascal and I can't seem to find it in my copy of the Preservation Project.
> If anyone can send me a copy (or let me know where to get one) and if we know it can be released like Pro-Fortran I'll gladly add it.

The Prospero programs are part The Distribution from Urs. I believe it is still available.

Dilwyn if you don't want to download the whole Distribution, let me know and I'll put the Pro-Pascal on dropbox for you to download (when I get home).

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