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by RWAP
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Pipe "problem"
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Pipe "problem"

I assume you have set NET 1 on the fileserver QL and NET 2 on the sending QL (otherwise they both have the same network address which might cause an issue). It is also unclear - is PIPE_TEST a named PIPE (which only works under SMSQ/e on the fileserver or if you have installed a named pipe toolkit o...
by RWAP
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: How to test if the drive or the cartridge is broken !
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: How to test if the drive or the cartridge is broken !

If a cartridge has not been formatted, then DIR mdv1_ will always report not found (as it cannot find a cartridge in the correct format). However, the main issue with cartridges is the small felt of pad which sits between the plastic case and the actual tape. This often splits and particles go insid...
by RWAP
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Platform Levels
Replies: 18
Views: 1035

Re: Platform Levels

Yes, I agree the system palette is fine for menus etc - but the graphics for a game are a pain if there is detailed graphics and they need converting for the various platforms. From memory, the difference between QPC2 and Q40/Q60 etc is the byte order for graphics - maybe what we are missing is the ...
by RWAP
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Platform Levels
Replies: 18
Views: 1035

Re: Platform Levels

The other consideration (and something I have never really understood), is that even if you decide to write for a top end system - QPC2 uses a different colour scheme to Q68, Q40 and Q60 - how is this catered for if you do not use the system colour palette? Take QWord for example as a game written f...
by RWAP
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: vDrive ZX: emulated ZX Microdrive
Replies: 25
Views: 1689

Re: vDrive ZX: emulated ZX Microdrive

All we need now is for someone to add details about the vDriveQL to the QL Wiki :D
by RWAP
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tetroid interfaces hardware info
Replies: 31
Views: 2023

Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

So, who is going to add this boot up information to the QL Wiki?

Whilst you're at it, you could add some details about the Tetroid Disk Interface :D
by RWAP
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: RE: QTYP
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: RE: QTYP

QTYP II is still commercial - I believe Jochen may still sell it.

I have 3 second hand copies of QTYP II for sale in original box - £10 plus postage.
by RWAP
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Voltage Regulator update?
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Voltage Regulator update?

It is funny that this question was raised and within minutes Tetroid had listed his own voltage regulator replacement on sellmyretro - https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/28469

I wonder how that compares.
by RWAP
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: vDrive ZX: emulated ZX Microdrive
Replies: 25
Views: 1689

Re: vDrive ZX: emulated ZX Microdrive

The QL version listing is now live - https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/28715 but not the vMap as yet - I have been using the vMap today without any issues so have been talking with Charlie - a few minor changes might be needed to the manual but not sure if he wanted to investigate some furth...
by RWAP
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: vDrive ZX: emulated ZX Microdrive
Replies: 25
Views: 1689

Re: vDrive ZX: emulated ZX Microdrive

Ahh! I was searching only for IDC/PCB Edge connectors - completely missed those two options on eBay. Good catch! Mind-you - I seem to have missed the actual vDrive auction - seems they went on sale on SMR around 3am this morning and by 9am, both auctions were already closed... Guess I'll need to wa...

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