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by RWAP
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

The post relates to a specific "Talent Graphics Toolkit" which was written for the Sinclair User Manual in 1986. This is actually a type of fractal drawing program written by Stuart McMeekin who did some of the graphics (loading screens etc) for Talent at the time; and who contacted me. Un...
by RWAP
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Info/files into, out of QL (w/ Win machine, Mac)
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Info/files into, out of QL (w/ Win machine, Mac)

Hi Doug, As you have a Super Gold Card and floppy disk drives it gives you some nice options. a) Use SMSQ/e on the QL. This allows you to read/write directly to DOS formatted disks just as if they were QL ones. b) Use QL formatted disks, but use a QL emulator on the PC to read them and store the fil...
by RWAP
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

If more than one person wants to help type this in, I would suggest uploading what you have done so far as an attachment on here, so someone can pick another page to type up - they can all later be merged and added to the Sinclair QL Homepage ;)
by RWAP
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CTL plug type
Replies: 34
Views: 10673

Re: CTL plug type

I have listed the two 630W (CTL) port plugs on sellmyretro - https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detai ... w%29-31959
by RWAP
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

I have to admit that we tend to forget how much you can learn from entering a type-in from a magazine and then tracking down the bugs you have introduced by mis-typing parts of the listing. :D
by RWAP
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Problem with Cumana Floppy drive
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Problem with Cumana Floppy drive

My guess is that the cable needs to be upside down.

Try DIR flp1_ - if that does nothing, then try DIR flp2_

If DIR flp2_ works, then the drive is set as DS1 (not DS0) - there are probably some jumpers on that drive to change it over.
by RWAP
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Talent Graphics Toolkit

I have recently been talking with Seumas Macmhicean (formerly known as Stuart McMeekin), who designed some of the graphics for Talent whilst he was at University. He wrote the fractal program (Talent Graphics Toolkit) which was published in the Sinclair User Annual for 1986. I have never come across...
by RWAP
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CTL plug type
Replies: 34
Views: 10673

Re: CTL plug type

Doug wrote:Here's a question - are there any QL games which actually support 2 joysticks in CTL1 and CTL2? i.e. Would there by any point acquiring 2 such cables??


Not that I recall...
by RWAP
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SOS
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: SOS

At a guess, the monitor has blown the 8301 or 8302 - can you try it on a TV output just to see what image you are getting?

Don't forget that some QLs have the 68008 chip removed for the Gold Card
by RWAP
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CTL plug type
Replies: 34
Views: 10673

Re: CTL plug type

They have checked - they only have 2 x 630W plugs and 32 x 631W (serial port) :(

Not really interested in the serial port ones (but I will grab them all) - looks like Derek's stock is the main source.

I will list the plugs on sellmyretro for others to make up their own cables

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