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by Derek_Stewart
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Text87plus4 and QPC2
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Text87plus4 and QPC2

NormanDunbar wrote:Thanks Derek. I'm not using an ESC/P2 printer driver, so I shouldn't be needing that particular patch. Actually, I don't have the optional ESC/P2 driver installed!

Cheers,
Norm.


Sorry wrong patch...
by Derek_Stewart
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Text87plus4 and QPC2
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Text87plus4 and QPC2

Hi, To use Text87 on SMSQ/E with high resolution, Marcel did a patch available from: https://www.kilgus.net/qpcprint/downloads/ The optionally available ESC/P2 printer driver for the Text87 word processor has problems aligning text because it places texts with a resolution of only 180dpi, character ...
by Derek_Stewart
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrive Unit Design
Replies: 36
Views: 2759

Re: Microdrive Unit Design

Hi,

Nice photographs.

One thought occurred to me, is it possible to replace the MDV Tape reader with a more up to date reader?

Not sure what I mean here, just wondering if there is a replacement Tape reader or maybe something else.
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What features matter to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1833

Re: What features matter to you?

Hi, I did a search a few weeks ago, the 11 pin connectors are available at individual units. But the 9 pin connectors 300 units is minimumorder. I did have an idea to manufacture connectors, but I have not done a prototype, toproof the concept. I have 10 QLs that need new keyboard connectors, this p...
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL upgrade versus Q68
Replies: 67
Views: 5626

Re: QL upgrade versus Q68

:o QL Laptop! https://www.dropbox.com/s/0kcwa1y1r9oxqct/pQL.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/f3ng2nmzisdn9fg/pQL2.jpg?dl=0 Much want!! :ugeek: Hi, I like the case, maybe not that screen size. But a more important question would be: Who would design such a case? And would everyone want to pay for ...
by Derek_Stewart
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Platform Levels
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Platform Levels

Hi, I had a look at DIYTK SET and ALTER, on Q-Emulator running JSROM. using the SET command, adds the parameter to the Toolkit 2 EXTRAS list. Where as ENV_BIN: SETENV set a variable retrived by the applications programme using the GETENV$ command. It looks to me from a compatibility point of ENV_BIN...
by Derek_Stewart
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Bad evenings repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Bad evenings repairs

ON my Thor board the regulators are removed and this link shorts the 7805 input to output. So if you want to use this board in a QL and then add the regulators and do not remove this, your board gets the full 9V plus of the PSU...... :shock: Hi Russ, I think you have wrong. If you put the QL board ...
by Derek_Stewart
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Platform Levels
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Platform Levels

Hi Per, I am assuming you mean the DIY Toolkit SET command written in 1991. (There is SET contanined HCO Toolkit) SET only seems to work on non-SMS systems and MInerva up to v1.66 The SETENV command in ENV_BIN works SMSQ/E, Minerva, JS etc... If you are after compatibility, it look like the DIYTK SE...
by Derek_Stewart
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrive Unit Design
Replies: 36
Views: 2759

Re: Microdrive Unit Design

Hi,

I have carried this one stage further, replaced the Microdrive unit, with a QLSD.

I have never needed a Microdrive since 1990s.
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Advance Notice 3 - Release date
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: Q68 Advance Notice 3 - Release date

Hi, I have discharged from hospitial, 4 days ago. Just taking it easy with regards to life present. After 12 days in a hospitial Instensive Care Unit, I am only now starting to feel better. I will try to keep the Q68 release date of 6/11/17 I would to thank everyone's understanding and kind words of...

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