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by RWAP
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help with built-in microdrives
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

Re: Help with built-in microdrives

A few issues can cause this: a) Wearing of the felt pad at the top of the microdrive cartridge - as this ensures pressure between the tape and the tape head - it may be one has disintegrated and left particles on the QL mechanism! b) Dirty tape heads - use any tape head cleaning fluid, or even a cd ...
by RWAP
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Missing Sinclair QL Titles
Replies: 40
Views: 14678

Missing Sinclair QL Titles

Whilst starting on the QL software preservation project, there are a number of software titles which are sadly missing from my large collection here (or where I have corrupt microdrives). Some would be great to re-release on the market, if only we could find them. Titles we need include: - QL Accoun...
by RWAP
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Reviving Quanta
Replies: 32
Views: 15806

Reviving Quanta

Quanta - the QL user group has now been in existence since 1983 and is now hitting hard times. It is not finance - they have a fair amount of money in the bank and are in fact looking for projects to help fund to keep the Sinclair QL alive (if anyone has ideas / designs etc) So what do people see as...
by RWAP
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Quanta Show and AGM - 16th/17th April 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3008

Quanta Show and AGM - 16th/17th April 2011

Now what we need is someone from Quanta promoting this - why does it have to be up to someone else to publicise the show? Anyway, Quanta have announced the details of their show and AGM which is to take place on 16th and 17th April 2011. Workshop/ Show is from 12.00 Noon (Doors open 10 am for settin...
by RWAP
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL wishlist for 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 6891

Re: QL wishlist for 2011

You should have a look at the HxC Floppy Disk Emulator which is a kind of half-way house - see http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/HxC_SD_Card_Floppy_Disk_Emulator_%28replaces_floppy_disk_drives%29-1140 That does look pretty good, would this also work with BBC & Archimedes machines? As for...
by RWAP
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL wishlist for 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 6891

Re: QL wishlist for 2011

vanpeebles wrote:I'd love to see some kind of compact flash or memory card storage device.


You should have a look at the HxC Floppy Disk Emulator which is a kind of half-way house - see http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detail ... es%29-1140
by RWAP
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Removing microdrives completely?
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Re: Removing microdrives completely?

The microdrives can easily be removed - they are each held on by two screws at the top, and one underneath. There is then just a flexible ribbon cable to the motherboard, but I warn you - it is a real pain to replace it (following Tony Firshman's advice, I use a cut up chip socket and attach that to...
by RWAP
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Some useful commands and info.
Replies: 15
Views: 8372

Re: Some useful commands and info.

Another tip which can be very useful for copying microdrive cartridges, is if you have one of the Miracle Systems expansions (Trump Card, Gold Card or Super Gold Card), you can use the command FORMAT ram1_mdv1 To make a fast copy of the cartridge in mdv1_ This will even copy corrupt and hidden secto...
by RWAP
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Some useful commands and info.
Replies: 15
Views: 8372

Re: Some useful commands and info.

WCOPY is part of the commands provided by Toolkit II and many of the disk interfaces. WCOPY can of course be used to copy an individual file - eg. WCOPY mdv1_x, mdv2_ will copy all files which begin with x from mdv1_ to mdv2_. eg mdv1_xa mdv1_Xavier_bas mdv1_x_bas You need to extend the wildcard if ...
by RWAP
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: File Headers and loss of information
Replies: 8
Views: 2878

Re: File Headers and loss of information

Maybe the problem was the QL emulators and their evolution? Even today, not all of them can manage disk images. Only Q-emuLator can currently handle disk images and that was added to v3.0 at my behest, as I needed an easy means to transfer programs from my own QL Software Preservation Project onto ...

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