QL Serial And Joystick Plugs

The British QLs use an unusual type of plug and socket system for serial and joystick connection, which superficially looks like a BT telephone connector. But it is different – the angle and keying are different. The Samsung-made QLs sold in America and Germany are quite different and use 9-way D connectors, albeit with slightly […]

Q-emuLator for macOS

Daniele Terdina has released a version of his QL emulator for Macs which has been recompiled to work on 64-bit systems and generally updated. Version 2.0 is for Intel Macs running macOS 10.14 “Mojave” or later. Had to laugh when I saw the picture saying it was licensed to Clive Sinclair! Read more about this […]


I’m still having a lot of success with the prototype QL-VGA board from Marcel Kilgus. To recap, it’s a board which allows the QL RGB output socket to be connected to a SVGA monitor, something which was difficult or impossible before this unless you had some form of SCART to HDMI converter, and even those […]

QL News Planet

Javier Guerra (“Badaman”) has launched a new QL news stream website. Access it at https://badaman.badared.com/ql/planet/ He says that he has created the “resource to keep up to date on the news of the Sinclair QL international blogs”, and that he has created it as “a personal resource” but hopes it will prove useful to others. […]

QBits Software

I’ve added quite a few QL software packages from QBits to my site this week. These are mostly updated versions of older QL software from the company. Games, file handler, sound and graphics programs are included. Mostly in BASIC with PDF manuals. When these were announced on QL Forum, many of the early adopters remarked […]

More vDrive Games

  Neal Card has kindly prepared a further 19 MDV images of QL games for use with the vDrive system. The list includes 3DOxo, Attack Of Things, Bugs Bomb, Psion Chess, Froggy, Gunner, Pacman, Paladin, Pudge, QBall, Q-Bert, Q-Games (including Darts), Space Invaders, Space Pods, Space Raid, Starburst, Starport 2001, Wipeout and Zapman. The images […]