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by vanpeebles
Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Sparrowhawk
Replies: 27
Views: 13929

Re: Sparrowhawk

Hello and welcome! :D I have heard of Dreamlands but not got around to finding it yet. Could you tell me a bit on how you wrote it and the history of the game? I'm looking at learning ACT to do a few QL Adventures. I'm a huge gaming fan and Lords of Midnight is one of my all time favourite games. It...
by vanpeebles
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Me pregunto en qué otro lugar se puede comprar un Sinclair Q
Replies: 7
Views: 4588

Re: Me pregunto en qué otro lugar se puede comprar un Sincla

Thread moved to the Wanted section. 8-)
by vanpeebles
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Guide on playing Infocom and Inform games on the QL
Replies: 11
Views: 3327

Guide on playing Infocom and Inform games on the QL

Just thought I'd post a bit of a guide on how to play Infocom and Inform games on the QL. A quick cobbled up introduction for you all first. Infocom was a large US company back in the 80's who made some of the finest text based adventure games ever made covering a wide range of genres. Everything fr...
by vanpeebles
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sinclair QL on FPGA - such really to make?
Replies: 7
Views: 6046

Re: Sinclair QL on FPGA - such really to make?

I remember years ago I came very close to buying a Peters Plus Sprinter but they went out of production. Those mini boards would fit great in an original QL case and the VGA socket would sort a lot monitor problems.
by vanpeebles
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Welcome to the QL Forum!
Replies: 35
Views: 14127

Re: Welcome to the QL Forum!

You can't beat having a piccy of Sir Clive for an avatar 8-)
by vanpeebles
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Some useful commands and info.
Replies: 15
Views: 13312

Some useful commands and info.

Just a quick post with some random info and commands that I'm learning as I go along and keep in a notebook. I might be wrong with some bits so please correct me. dir devicename_ eg dir mdv1_ will give the file contents of microdrive 1. lrun devicename_filename will load and run a program eg lrun md...
by vanpeebles
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GBS-8220 RGB TO VGA Converter
Replies: 91
Views: 61694

GBS-8220 RGB TO VGA Converter

Just a quick report as I'm hoping to make this an article for Quanta. After reading some comments in the Oct/Nov 2010 Quanta magazine about QL's and modern monitors, plus seeing a review on a Spanish retro site: http://www.zonadepruebas.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1225 I ordered one of ...
by vanpeebles
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Links to QL Services and Websites
Topic: Quanta - the Sinclair QL User Group
Replies: 7
Views: 6871

Re: Quanta - the Sinclair QL User Group

Just to add Quanta should be first port of call for any one interested in the QL. The Quanta magazine is an excellent read which covers a wide range of topics aimed at new and experienced users. Being a new user myself I recently joined a few months back and I've also been collecting old issues from...
by vanpeebles
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Buying and Selling Rules/Guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 3524

Buying and Selling Rules/Guidelines

General Advice 1) For payment use a method that can be verified, e.g. PayPal etc. You could also send postal orders, cheques etc. But please note that postal orders and bank transfers cannot be reclaimed in cases of a dispute. If you send money with PayPal as a “Gift” you are unable to lodge a ...
by vanpeebles
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Buying and Selling Rules/Guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 3902

Buying and Selling Rules/Guidelines

General Advice 1) For payment use a method that can be verified, e.g. PayPal etc. You could also send postal orders, cheques etc. But please note that postal orders and bank transfers cannot be reclaimed in cases of a dispute. If you send money with PayPal as a “Gift” you are unable to lodge a ...