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PhilC wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:34 pm You two need to stop posting QL stuff before I get even more tempted to buy one.
Ahhh, go on.....
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Icky wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:00 pm The vDrive QL and extra bits arrived today. Will see if I can get some time this weekend to check it out.


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You'll really enjoy installing the vMAP QL :) Quite fiddly.

Also, getting the MDV files is a bit of fun, but I used a QL emulator, Q-Emulator, with a USB floppy and my QL FDD to move stuff around and onto the SD card. It's not fast, but it does work. If you have any MDV carts you need to image, I have the software to do it.
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:15 pm Splendid!! How long did it take in the end?
About 3 weeks
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Icky wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:14 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:15 pm Splendid!! How long did it take in the end?
About 3 weeks
About the same as mine. I did get a vLA81 from the same guy, after 4 weeks it hadn't arrived, but as he was just about to send a replacement it dropped through the letter box.
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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Icky wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:00 pm The vDrive QL and extra bits arrived today. Will see if I can get some time this weekend to check it out.
I found the hardest part was getting the original mdv ribbon cables inside to plug into the vMap.
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.
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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:24 pm
Icky wrote: Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:00 pm The vDrive QL and extra bits arrived today. Will see if I can get some time this weekend to check it out.
I found the hardest part was getting the original mdv ribbon cables inside to plug into the vMap.
Yeah, it's bloody fiddly!
Collector of many retro things!
800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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Wooooo hoooo

The Giant Panda and all the expensive retro gear is now packed up in the car ready to come to its new home :)
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Icky wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:16 pm Wooooo hoooo

The Giant Panda and all the expensive retro gear is now packed up in the car ready to come to its new home :)
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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Icky wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:16 pm Wooooo hoooo

The Giant Panda and all the expensive retro gear is now packed up in the car ready to come to its new home :)
I'm surprised it all fits :D
If it ain't broke, test it to Destruction.
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Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.
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