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Katikati, New Zealand
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This listing is closed (15/01/2019)

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Buyer Value Date and hour Quantity bought
m***1 (39) £99.90 10/01/2019 13:10:18 2
j***r (2) £49.95 10/01/2019 12:59:47 1
a***t (35) £49.95 18/12/2018 10:46:21 1
d***y (17) £49.95 15/12/2018 17:23:25 1
K***k (65) £49.95 09/12/2018 17:43:06 1
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PositivePositive a***t (35) Everything perfect. Thanks 26/01/2019 14:19:58
PositivePositive d***y (17) Great piece of kit. Excellent communications. Cheers! 27/01/2019 12:30:49
PositivePositive K***k (65) Great seller! Item as described and fast shipment. Thank you! 13/01/2019 07:59:03

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The vDriveQL ...

Delivers hardware emulation for up to eight Microdrives and includes a comprehensive toolkit for managing Microdrive cartridge images which are stored on SD Card. The vDriveQL simply connects to your QL’s external Microdrive bus and is accessed with the usual Microdrive commands. An existing Microdrive case is used to house the vDriveQL (Note that the Microdrive case shown in the gallery images is not included).

The SD Card file system implementation is DOS based and is compatible with systems which can read or write to FAT16 or FAT32 media. The vDriveQL has been tested with SD Cards having a capacity of up to 32GB.

The vDriveQL adopts the MDV image format. This format is supported by emulators such as Q-emulator and QLAY. In general, images created with these emulators will be compatible with the vDriveQL and vice versa. MDV images can be formatted, saved to, read from and erased by standard QL commands on real QL hardware.

Other formats, such as the mDump archive format, and MDI, are also supported. They are automatically converted to MDV format prior to assigning to a vDrive.

As well as the standard 128K QL hardware with either the JM, JS or Minerva 1.97/1.98 ROM, the vDrive QL has also been tested on the following:

Miracle Systems Gold Card (including Tetroid's clone)

Miracle Systems Super Gold Card

512K memory expansion cards

QL Trump Card (including clones)

vMapQL Microdrive Address Translator

Any combination of system firmware and peripherals listed above are supported. It is likely that many other peripheral cards will also be compatible but these haven’t been tested. The toolkit is compatible with Toolkit II and both extensions can be resident at the same time.

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Item Location:
Katikati, New Zealand
Shipping conditions:
Buyer pays shipping expenses
Shipment fee:
  • To New Zealand :
  • First Class Post : £3.00
  • Second Class Post : £2.50
  • Courier : £4.00
  • First Class Signed For : £5.50
  • To EU :
  • Airmail Post : £10.00
  • Intl Signed For : £28.00
  • To Rest of Europe :
  • Airmail Post : £10.00
  • Intl Signed For : £28.00
  • To Americas :
  • Airmail Post : £10.00
  • Intl Signed For : £28.00
  • To Rest of World :
  • Airmail Post : £10.00
  • Intl Signed For : £28.00
Shipment terms:
Shipping to the Russian Federation is limited to AirPost only.

Shipping to South Africa or New Caledonia is limited to Airpost or Express Courier. Please contact me directly for a quote.
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