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by Peter
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Ethernet
Replies: 41
Views: 6762

Re: Q68 Ethernet

I do not think a SLIP driver has been written or ported to the QL. The QLwIP TCP/IP suite, which was demonstrated by me at several occasions (but not released yet) does contain working SLIP support. I mainly used it on Q40/Q60, but it did work (very slowly) on an expanded QL with a modified version...
by Peter
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QNET to USB adapter
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: QNET to USB adapter

Cutting it down to just one, smaller SDRAM, the smallest FPGA, no microSD and tailoring it for USB-QLNET might be an option. But the board requires BGA machine soldering, which makes no sense for 10 to 20 adapters or so. SDRAM is needed to act as a kind of buffer for the moving of the data? It woul...
by Peter
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QNET to USB adapter
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: QNET to USB adapter

Oh yes, I remember seeing your mini device. Fantastic, but perhaps overkill to use just as a means to get an original QL to talk to the world. Cutting it down to just one, smaller SDRAM, the smallest FPGA, no microSD and tailoring it for USB-QLNET might be an option. But the board requires BGA mach...
by Peter
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QNET to USB adapter
Replies: 10
Views: 983

Re: QNET to USB adapter

I might in part be responsible for slowing down Martyn's project by telling him about another piece of hardware which already can do the job. qzero.jpg I mean the Qzero, my tiny QL compatible computer in a sub-RaspberryPi Zero form factor. Among other things it can translate Serial/USB to QL network...
by Peter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: new Q68 user, already some questions :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: new Q68 user, already some questions :-)

I got one of their older models off of eBay for about $8 (a piece since I bought the whole lot) and though it works on many devices, on the Q68 it gets lost...not the Q68's fault as the Black Box device doesn't follow the correct protocol specs. Nice to know that they fixed their newest version...m...
by Peter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: new Q68 user, already some questions :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: new Q68 user, already some questions :-)

When I boot QL/E, It take forever to load the desktop wallpaper (there is a message in the center of the screen telling "Photon-heron-1024x768.jpg" for almost 1 minute) It is normal inasmuch Photon is a slow piece of software when it comes to JPG conversion. (And the colour result is not ...
by Peter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Eidersoft (M)ICE Eprom question.
Replies: 23
Views: 2094

Re: Eidersoft (M)ICE Eprom question.

bwinkel67 wrote:Looks like they re-created a MICE version that could take a standard mouse...pretty cool.

Yeah, it works fine. If you have questions, or want to rebuild it, you can ask QLObi on this forum.
Note that it is not an actual USB input, just PS/2, using the USB connector for combo mice.
by Peter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: new Q68 user, already some questions :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: new Q68 user, already some questions :-)

I plan to mount the Q68 into a real QL case, therefore I alredy ordered 2 important things to be able to do that : a PS/2 to USB converter and a QL USB keyboard adapter. Impressive :D Thanks for sharing your experiences and and the video! I feel a bit guilty for not including a more convenient matr...
by Peter
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: vDrive: With MDV sound? I wonder.
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: vDrive: With MDV sound? I wonder.

I've built the first version of the sound unit today and it does actually work. Cool idea, congratulations! Crazy how far the gap between wishes for QL style hardware is. Ranging from "several generations newer than Q60" down to "simulate 1984 technology - but please with sound"...
by Peter
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 netwrok port hardware
Replies: 43
Views: 3329

Re: Q68 netwrok port hardware

Yes Detlef and others successfully did that at last years German QL meeting.