#1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

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#1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

Postby SinclairSociety » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:29 pm

I don't have my QL yet but will.

Looking to the future and to those that still use the QL, what recommended updates do you all think I should get in time.

Both software and hardware.

Say top 3 please.

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Re: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:19 am

I’d buy a Super Gold Card, which brings 4MB and a 68020 at 24MHz. Next purchase would be a QL-SD to add SD card storage. Finally, I’d buy a really great RGB to HDMI upscale, because I know I’ll be spending some quality time on this rig and I don’t want to strain my eyes.

That’s what I’d buy.


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Re: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

Postby Cristian » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:52 am

Case A - light wallet:

1) RGB to SCART cable;
2) a disk interface adding Toolkit2 and some extra RAM, e.g. (cloned)TrumpCard, Qubide etc.
3) ROM update, JS at least


Case B - generous wallet:

1) Super Gold Card;
2) high quality upscaler;
3) QL-SD


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Re: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

Postby vanpeebles » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:12 am

A qubide with ram, or a floppy disk set up and a video scaler for displaying ql monitor mode on a PC monitor.


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Re: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

Postby XorA » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:27 pm

1) Amiga
2) Atari ST
3) C64

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Re: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:29 pm

Cristian wrote:Case A - light wallet:

1) RGB to SCART cable;
2) a disk interface adding Toolkit2 and some extra RAM, e.g. (cloned)TrumpCard, Qubide etc.
3) ROM update, JS at least


I'm providing TJ's QL system. I've picked a nice top and bottom case with really light wear, and a US.3 board to go inside it. Right now I am waiting on a couple of packages to arrive so I can properly recap both the QL and the power supply. I want them to be solid for the next 35 years.

He's in the US, so the SCART lead would be... lonely! When I get close to shipping I'll find out what monitor he likes and see if I can make up a cable for that monitor.

I'll be replacing the JSU ROMs with Minerva. There's nothing wrong with the JSU ROMs, but if you choose TV mode they switch to NTSC output, with differently scaled fonts that break a lot of software. Minerva won't do that. I can't think of a single use case for NTSC.

A disk interface like the Trump Card is an excellent choice - and TJ does have a lot of floppies around the place.


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Re: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

Postby Derek_Stewart » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:52 pm

Hi,

Whats the best Video Upscaler?


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Re: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

Postby SinclairSociety » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:18 pm

Andrew wrote:probably OSSC - but it is expensive
https://www.videogameperfection.com/pro ... converter/


And on the opposite spectrum, what is the best lower price options for this... if you know of any.

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Re: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

Postby Cristian » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:40 pm

SinclairSociety wrote:And on the opposite spectrum, what is the best lower price options for this... if you know of any.


The following is the cheapest. The quality is decent, but not excellent. Needs some settings and configs, but it works. I've been using one for years.

https://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12&hilit=8220



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