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QL Mag Cover Disks

Postby Chr$ » Wed May 20, 2020 6:27 pm

I see that the printed contents of most (or all) of the original QL mags have been digitised and are available as PDFs, but what about the content of the cover disks? I suspect many things are available separately, but not as a single disk image or a zip. At least I can't find anything along those lines.

The only one I have is this very colourful May/Jun 1999 German QL Today disk. Unfortunately it no longer has its original content, so if anyone has this one somewhere, I'd love to put the original content back onto it, just for the sake of it.
QLTODAYCoverDisk.jpg

And were they always this colourful? I'd also love to see pics of other original QL mag cover disks!


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Re: QL Mag Cover Disks

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed May 20, 2020 8:52 pm

I had many discs, originals and backups. Many were cover discs. Sadly, out of over 300 plus floppies, I now have 12 that work. The vast majority ended up seized solid. Much to my chagrin.

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Re: QL Mag Cover Disks

Postby Chr$ » Wed May 20, 2020 9:25 pm

Really, that's very bad luck! In my haul acquired last year there were about 200 3.5" disks, some MS-DOS but many are QDOS and I think only 1 of from the whole lot them was actually useless, although I haven't tried loading/running absolutely everything from them.


Collector of original and some newer QL related computers, accessories and software even though I don't understand how any of them work.
Original BBQL's: 3x German, 1x UK model (plus quite a bit of other old stuff)
Custom AT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
PC with QXLII card installed
Q68 also present

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Re: QL Mag Cover Disks

Postby Chr$ » Thu May 21, 2020 1:27 pm

I've just found this on Dilwyn's site and of course all the English versions of Ql today are available!:

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/gen/qltoday/qltoday.html

I will look through to see if the German vol.4 iss.1 has the same content as any of the English versions, but it doesn't look like that is the case. In fact I'm sure I read on here somewhere that the German cover disks were different.


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Original BBQL's: 3x German, 1x UK model (plus quite a bit of other old stuff)
Custom AT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
PC with QXLII card installed
Q68 also present

Ask me about near NOS re-felted good quality Microdrive Carts - many available.

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