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by Derek_Stewart
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: End of unzip woes?
Replies: 13
Views: 7341

Re: End of unzip woes?

Assuming that you have setup the BIOD correctly for 1.44Mb drives. You have to explicitly tell the SMSQ system the density of the floppy disk being formatted. It can be done in the FLP_DENSITY command: FLP_DENSITY "H" and FORMAT "FLP1_DISKNAME*H" If I can remember, I used both co...
by Derek_Stewart
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q60
Replies: 40
Views: 23271

Re: Q60

The Shuttle case I have came from a faulty XPC. I was in the process of fitting Compact Flash interfaces.

There has been a company near Warrington, UK, on Ebay selling complete XPC Shuttles for £20.
by Derek_Stewart
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QXL to QL emu transfer
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: QXL to QL emu transfer

Hi, The serial ports on a QL can be connected via a standard Null Modem lead and the extension called SIMSER loaded. This adds Serial Port extensions STX/SRX which allows connection to other SMSQ/E machines via Sernet. On a QL only SER1, SER2 can reliably operate on Sernet at 9600 Baud, raising the ...
by Derek_Stewart
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q60
Replies: 40
Views: 23271

Re: Q60

Hi Peter, I built a Q60 into a XPC Shuttle Case, which the mATX board was nearly the same dimensions as the Q60 board. This allowed a single floppy disk drive, CDROM Drive and maybe SD Card Readers at the front. I did not really push this as a product, as it may of being said I was copying the MAC C...
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hardware Manual?
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Hardware Manual?

Hi,

The QL Service Manual was originally published in a Black Card outer covers, there is copies of the manual in non-black covers.

I do not think that there is much a copyright issue now.

But the manuals do not take into accounts the errors Tony Firshman found and detailed on his web site.
by Derek_Stewart
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: PC Import by Minny Electronics
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: PC Import by Minny Electronics

Does the software work, or is there a little work required to get the it to use more upto PC Basics.
by Derek_Stewart
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The humongous Sandy Electronics thread...
Replies: 181
Views: 33233

Re: The humongous Sandy Electronics thread...

Just have not indicate that there is a battery.
by Derek_Stewart
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Q60 or a QXL board
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

Re: Wanted: Q60 or a QXL board

Hi, The only files available to the Altera Chips in the QXL, Super/Gold Cards are in JEDEC format. I have looked for a JEDEC decompiler or disassembler. The only think I found was OPALjr, which has a JED2EQN.exe programme, available from: http://www.brouhaha.com/~eric/retrocomputing/mmi/palasm I nev...
by Derek_Stewart
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The humongous Sandy Electronics thread...
Replies: 181
Views: 33233

Re: The humongous Sandy Electronics thread...

I have the same problem in UK, the Post Office want to know what is in the parcel.

Recently I sold a mobile phone and had to say the battery was not included, otherwise the postal insurance would cancelled.
by Derek_Stewart
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Q60 or a QXL board
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

Re: Wanted: Q60 or a QXL board

I would still buy a QL2 and finish the QXL Cards. But, the problem with the QXL/Super/Gold Cards is the Altera programming of the Glue Chip. I found someone on Ebay in the USA, who had all the Master Programming Adapters, bu no ISA interface card to the PC, all for the price of $299 + shipping. So I...