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by RWAP
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Odd keyboard issue
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Odd keyboard issue

I did suggest checking if the pin had been pushed back, so glad it was an easy fix. I have come across QLs where the molex connectors have indeed been forced apart (so much on one that you couldn't even keep the membrane in the connector when closing the lid) - however it is odd for just one pin to ...
by RWAP
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting the QL to modern TVs
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Connecting the QL to modern TVs

The ZX-HD works well and decodes and copies writes to video RAM, which is a tiny area run at slow speed in the ZX80/81. I have high hopes the Pi could do this, but Nasta is unequivocal - the Pi GPIO isn't fast enough. It might well be on the Pi4, as that is one area that didn't really improve betwe...
by RWAP
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The Future of the QL Wiki
Replies: 121
Views: 9182

Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Norman, I for one am very pleased with all that you have achieved and the test site you have set up certainly shows its possibiities. Alas despite the months of notice, nothing has been proposed to take forward any of the community projects I set up and I do have concerns over their future. Whatever...
by RWAP
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting the QL to modern TVs
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Connecting the QL to modern TVs

Personally, I prefer the ZX-HD approach, which is similar to what has been implemented for the Spectrum Next - however, this is Spectrum specific and attaches via the expansion socket to monitor video RAM and then uses the Raspberry Pi to generate a copy of the screen which can be viewed over HDMI (...
by RWAP
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting the QL to modern TVs
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Connecting the QL to modern TVs

I agree that at the moment for a QL it is not required (if you don't mind making up a composite video lead, or can get hold of a QL SCART lead) - however, it was more the question as to whether with the aid of a header, Raspberry Pi Zero and a bit of software, it might be possible to convert the out...
by RWAP
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting the QL to modern TVs
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Connecting the QL to modern TVs

Hmm - I just came across an interesting little module listed on sellmyretro - a plug in module to convert RGB output to composite video / S-Video output for connection to a monitor or projector. I should imagine this will work with the QL - I wonder if he could squeeze a Pi Zero header onto the boar...
by RWAP
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: URGENT / IMPORTANT: BANDERSNATCH (MIA)
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: URGENT / IMPORTANT: BANDERSNATCH (MIA)

Well these last two have come from an ex-brit who moved to Italy and then sold all of his carts - there were some other development carts too so I will see what else I can get from this person on Twitter :D Who knows what treats might lie in store (alas he said many of the other carts did not load s...
by RWAP
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: URGENT / IMPORTANT: BANDERSNATCH (MIA)
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: URGENT / IMPORTANT: BANDERSNATCH (MIA)

At least it might be able to patch the broken sectors - although his post shows 2 cartridges again, so I wonder if it is another version of the game!
by RWAP
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: URGENT / IMPORTANT: BANDERSNATCH (MIA)
Replies: 56
Views: 3638

Re: URGENT / IMPORTANT: BANDERSNATCH (MIA)

Someone on Twitter appears to have found another copy and loaded it successfully on their QL - they are sending the cartridges for dumping soon :D

https://twitter.com/billysastard1/statu ... 9695558656
by RWAP
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: RE: Flashback for QLE/QDT
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: RE: Flashback for QLE/QDT

It isn't so much that I don't have any left... I only supply an upgrade to the original version which was sold by Sector Software and remains a commercial program (so far as I know). Someone needs to approach David Batty about the Sector Software titles - if David agrees to make Flashback freeware, ...

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