Supercharge Your QL Computer! How to Keep Current!
This page will undergo periodic updates as new stuff
becomes available for the QL. We want this to truly help
current and future QL computer users to find out what is
available, and from whom. Email John Rish at:
firstname.lastname@example.org which is Home Electronics for
your QL needs in North America.
this is the QL graphics card, AND the replacement
motherboard. The Aurora introduces new Graphics allowing
higher resolutions varying from 512x256 upto 1024x758
depending on the type of monitor connected. It allows you
to use normal QL monitors, as well as VGA, Super VGA and
multisync monitors. It can be retrofited to a QL case,
but fits best in a PC tower case or a Pandora (a new case
is coming out soon from QBRANCH to allow for even more
portability). New software drivers are being developed
for it to allow you to finally be able to use upto 256
colors on your QL. It is available from Qubbesoft P/D,
Qbranch in the UK, and from Home Electronics in North
THE PANDORA BOX, designed to place you QL computer in a
box that is made just for it, black, and suitable for
housing all you disk drives, motherboard, hard drive,
removable media drive, etc. It comes in QL black color,
and even has a handle built-in for easy carrying. It is a
product of the North East Manchester QL users Group.
Ideal for the Aurora card, or can be used with the
original QL motherboard. Contact the following: John
Gilpin at Custom Metal Products by phone at (+44)
01204-305157 ext. 177 or by fax at 01204-303728.
The QL SOUND CARD, by Jeremy Reeves (former Miracle
Systems employee). This is a low cost sound recording and
playback card. The small board plugs into the QL EPROM
slot and sticks out about 1.5 inches. It has two sockets
to allow for for an external source of sound (i.e. a
microphone) and for an output to a low power speaker or
the auxiliary input of an external amplifier. You will
need at least a Gold Card or better interface in order to
use it. For further details contact: Jermey Reeves, 22
London Street, Kingswood, Bristol, England BS15 1QZ This
project seems to be on hold at the moment.
We hope to soon have information on the new drive
interface/memory card in development for the QL from
Qubbesoft P/D and Nasta (famed for his work on the
Aurora, Qplane and Qubide interfaces and boards. It will
be using the Coldfire Motorola chip and allow upto 128Meg
of simms memory, and some other extras we will tell you
about as we find out. This promises big increases in the
amount of memory for the QL and greatly increased speed
and other extras. Meanwhile for those who need them, a
brand new batch of Super Gold cards and QXLs are
available from Qbranch. Contact: Qbranch, P.O. Box 7,
Portslade, E. Sussex, England BN41 2ND
All of the Amadeus System by Di-Ren. The Di-ren keybaord
interface, centronics port, networking, sound sampler,
etc. Home Electronics still has some stock of these items
for sale. Contact them for your needs. We have seen no
current ads from Di-Ren to indicate as to whether or not
they are still in the business.
We hope to have majors details of all of these, and more,
up here soon. If you know of other hardware or software
that is new or innovative for the QL, contact us. Got a
product you want to see listed?
Thank you for your patience.
Last updated Feb 25, 2000