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by RWAP
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Random QL glitch: no video signal and refuses to boot
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

Re: Random QL glitch: no video signal and refuses to boot

I have come across a similar issue a couple of times in the past. One was resolved by replacing the voltage regulator - not sure why. The other was on a QL fitted with a Super Gold Card. It worked great for a while and then would stop - turn it off and wait 20 minutes - then it worked again. I decid...
by RWAP
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: P.I. Cole - noir detective game RELEASED
Replies: 78
Views: 5093

Re: P.I. Cole - noir detective game

Many thanks for this - I am looking forward to playing it :)
by RWAP
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Productivity in the QL
Replies: 44
Views: 3208

Re: Productivity in the QL

I tend to use my QL as a quick means of testing and reverse engineering printer codes for the Retro-Printer. One customer was amazed that when they sent me some captured output from an unknown (non-standard) printer, I could write something in SuperBASIC to convert the codes to get a graphical displ...
by RWAP
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LED failure
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: LED failure

I have plenty of spare QL LEDs complete with wires (pulled from old cases) - drop me a line if you need one.
by RWAP
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Emulation program freeze
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Emulation program freeze

Which ROM are you using on q-emulator as that may explain the difference.
by RWAP
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Reverse Engineering
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: Reverse Engineering

Steve Poole wrote I seem to recall that the rights belonged to Alan Sugar Trading ? I think that Amstrad, who had the rights, were sold to BSkyB (Sky UK) around 2007 so it might be Sky who now possess the rights to QDOS and the Sinclair hardware. Cheers The design rights to the SInclair hardware ex...
by RWAP
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Investronica Starmouse from Spain
Replies: 26
Views: 1537

Re: The Investronica Starmouse from Spain

Thanks for the information - did Investronica produce anything else for the QL?

I certainly don't remember seeing this advertised in the QL magazines back in the day - I fear that a lot of the international stuff has been lost over the years, where the UK QL'ers were not aware of it.
by RWAP
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: P.I. Cole - noir detective game RELEASED
Replies: 78
Views: 5093

Re: P.I. Cole - noir detective game

I really like the look of this - I always enjoyed playing adventure games more than any other genre.

It harks back to the various experiments which Alan Pemberton did in his adventures (Voyage of the Beano, and Starplod)..
by RWAP
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!
Replies: 30
Views: 2310

Re: 198? - A cyberpunk ACT text adventure Release thread & Download!

It would probably be better to use the sub device (or similar) and supply this with the adventure, so that it can be easily configured for sub-directories etc... Could the home extension be used? I have never tried it... The other answer is to have a quick configuration routine which pokes the devic...
by RWAP
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Dead Z88 - can it be resurrected?
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Dead Z88 - can it be resurrected?

The whine is generally that the Z88 needs a hard reset - open the cart slot cover and press the reset button on the left hand side.

Then close the slot cover and the screen should start up ....