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vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:16 am
by dilwyn
Thanks to Rich Mellor, I’ve added vDrive QL versions of the Psion quartet for QL – version 2.35 of Abacus, Archive, Easel and Quill.

These are available to download as four “.MDV” files of 160KB each for use with the vDrive.

Download them from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/index.html

The vDrive is an add-on interface from Charlie Ingley, which emulates up to 8 microdrives stored as images on an SD card. Further details on the vDrive for QL available at https://vdrivezx.com/vdriveql/

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A vDrive - picture from https://vdrivezx.com/vdriveql/

Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:02 pm
by retro_collector
You beat me to it!

Thats exactly one of the reasons I bought the VdriveQL :)

Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:04 pm
by Whopper
One of the first things I did with my vDrive QL was to set up three banks for the Psion programs to auto boot and have common areas for saving data. It worked like a charm.
I am really glad I bought this device (think I have two QL versions and a Spectrum version) love the gay they just work.


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Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:50 pm
by NormanDunbar
Whopper wrote: I ... love the gay they just work.


That must fill you with "pride". :D :D :D

(Sorry, couldn't let a typo like that go to waste!)



Cheers,
Norm.

Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:12 pm
by Whopper
NormanDunbar wrote:(Sorry, couldn't let a typo like that go to waste!)


NORM!!!!
you're not supposed to point out typos. Well not mine any way.

I make far too many to have each one highlighted.

:oops:

Whopper

Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:24 pm
by NormanDunbar
So do I! :D

Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:33 am
by genetika
Hi.
The porting programs are still using MDV1... vDrive is MDV3.
The psion configuration programma do not allow setting MDV3.
The 4 psion applications do not start ...

Where I am doing wrong?

:o

M.

Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:52 am
by RWAP
Remember, that not everyone will be using the vDrive as mdv3_ so whatever changes were made, the boot file would never be correct!

Use vMap (if you have it) to configure the vDrive to be mdv1_, the internal drives as mdv2_ and mdv3_

That is how I use my setup here so that programs load directly from the vDrive.

Otherwise you have to edit the boot files in the Psion microdrive images to change references from mdv1_ to mdv3_ - the help will still look to load from mdv1_ however, unless you edit the executable files (quill, archive etc) to change references from mdv1_ to mdv3_

The Psion configuration program never envisaged that you would want to run their programs from anything but mdv1_

Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:24 am
by genetika
Thanks!
(I haven't got VMAP ... ) :o

Max

Re: vDrive Psion Programs For QL

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:08 pm
by Whopper
Genetika,

The vMap is a great addition to the vDriveQL. Worth it's weight in gold (IMHO)


Whopper