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by Dave
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ql superbomber and m-crunch ..and more things
Replies: 71
Views: 3504

Re: ql superbomber and m-crunch ..and more things

Sounds like any other way than a _scr would be smaller ;)
by Dave
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Why the QL ?
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Why the QL ?

I got one from Dillons on sale for £99. I'd always wanted one since I first saw it because it was marketed as having a fun yet serious side, and I only ever saw the Spectrum as a toy, the Beebs as very dry and everything else as, well, everything else. Within 2 weeks of buying the QL, I was working ...
by Dave
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Who are these people?
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Who are these people?

"Ian Thompson was the world's first tech geek. Born in 1826 in Huddersfield, Thompson invented CPBBS (Carrier Pigeon Bulletin Board System) and hacking, which was a side effect of his day job downt pit. Ian Thompson is credited incorrectly with the origination of the abbreviation 'IT'. This is ...
by Dave
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

Especially if only larger, easy to solder SMD footprints like SO are meant, that's absolutely fine for me. But I'm interested in high functional and mechanical equivalence to the QL. For my taste, it should be able to run 128K RAM if configured, support microdrives, and unchanged operating systems....
by Dave
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

I suppose that question depends on who is having to do the soldering ("soddering" for the USA ;) I've done some hand soldering of SMD stuff, and it's a tad finiky, but no tombstones. (Yet!) All the SMD components would be mounted for you. Mostly, it's DIPs changing to SOICs. The reliabili...
by Dave
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: First power up
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: First power up

I don't know what this composite mod is, but they have colour and mono composite available on the RGB socket.
by Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ql superbomber and m-crunch ..and more things
Replies: 71
Views: 3504

Re: ql superbomber and m-crunch ..and more things

I have no idea what this game is, but what kind of compression could you do on the splash screen?
by Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Issue 8 discussions...

Sooo, to kick things off, would people be terribly offended if all the 7400 series logic was SMD instead of DIP?
by Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: First power up
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: First power up

I 100% back Tobias here.

Do you plan to use a monitor or plug it into a TV? If a TV, will you use UHF aerial cable or a SCART lead?
by Dave
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Poll: CPU choice
Replies: 45
Views: 1569

Re: Poll: CPU choice

There were library parts for the DB9 connector. I had to make the Card Edge Connector 2x15 no 6th row myself.

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