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by Martin_Head
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Eidersoft (M)ICE Eprom question.
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Eidersoft (M)ICE Eprom question.

I was wondering what the two empty IC sockets was for. Found a circuit diagram on the first German link above.

One's the address decoder, which has been bypassed. The other one looks like more inputs. More mouse buttons?
by Martin_Head
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: puzzled cst qdisk interface
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Re: puzzled cst qdisk interface

As your original EPROM is dead, Is there any chance that the 5 volt regulator may have been bypassed at some time. And then 9 volts got plugged in and blew things up?
by Martin_Head
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: EMT4WIN for Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: EMT4WIN for Windows

Incidentally, I've tried making images on a real QL and it seems to have a problem with line 1100 of the MakeImage_bas file (part of FDI). The line is: 1100 LOCal a$,s$,d$,fileName$,tracks,sides,sectPerTrack Syntax problem, I suspect there may be an easy fix? Edit: hang on, perhaps I need to LRESPR...
by Martin_Head
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: EMT4WIN for Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: EMT4WIN for Windows

If I remember correctly, EMT4WIN has problems with floppies that have too few physically formatted tracks. I had a few disks that had been formatted with less than 80 tracks. I think QPAC2 was one of them. If you do a DIR and the total sectors is less than 1440, then this is one of them. I think the...
by Martin_Head
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Fleet tactical command
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Fleet tactical command

Just out of curiosity, I seem to remember that there was a PC version of FTC. Which had the wire frame graphics block filled with colour. And could connect with the QL version.

Has any one got one of these? I did a quick internet search, but could not find a mention of it.
by Martin_Head
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Fleet tactical command
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Fleet tactical command

As far as I know, it's still commercial.

I did some patching of the demo version for QPC2, here http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/index.html There is also a user manual for the game.
by Martin_Head
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 6 VM12 & resistors confusion
Replies: 79
Views: 3281

Re: Issue 6 VM12 & resistors confusion

You can also use solder flux like https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/solder-flux/1462856/ instead of fresh solder, to get the old joints moving.
by Martin_Head
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Boot Q68 without monitor and keyboard
Replies: 21
Views: 847

Re: Boot Q68 without monitor and keyboard

If you've got an old keyboard you don't care about. Rip it apart, and just plug the bare electronics board in. You don't need the actual keys.
by Martin_Head
Wed May 27, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions

What's the copyright status of the PC Xchange package? If the PC Four can be distributed, Can the PC Xchange version also be.
by Martin_Head
Mon May 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: How to use a mdv image to get the real files
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: How to use a mdv image to get the real files

There was some patching done to the Josiah game in this thread. https://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2700&hilit=josiah You have to watch out with _mdv images, they may be Qlay format files, or they may be the different Qemulator _mdv format file. The CONVERT2MDI command takes that into ...