vDrive section

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Last Updated: 29/09/19

This page is dedicated to the vDrive add-on for the QL. The hardware was designed by Charles Ingley and available from https://vdrivezx.com/vdriveql/ . Firmware update downloads and installation manual, and user manual available from that site too. Plus, there is a version of vDrive for the ZX Spectrum too. Available via http://www.sellmyretro.com and via https://www.tindie.com/stores/CharlieIngley/

If anyone would like to make available any more software, documentation, or articles about this interface, please email it to me.

Copies of the Psion software (Abacus, Archive, Easel, Quill) for QL packaged up for use as vDrive MDV images are available from the Psion software page on this site.

The following MDV images (note: these are NOT zipped) were prepared by Andrei Tenu. The originals are on the Games page on this site.

Assault.MDV - Assault and Battery game (171K)
Cavern.mdv - QL Cavern game (171K)
MCosmic.MDV - M-Cosmic game (171K)
MCrunch.MDV - M-Crunch game (171K)
Metropol.MDV - Metropolis game (171K)
MTreasur.MDV - M-Treasure game (171K)
Qbert.MDV - Q-Bert game (171K)
QLGames.mdv - QL Games Cartridge (171K)
Speed.MDV - Speedfreaks game (171K)
Spook.MDV - Spook game (171K)

Or if you prefer download all 10 games as one zipped file here. (236K)

Some more games prepared as MDV images for vDrive by Neal Card. The originals are on the Games page on this site.

3DOXO.MDV - 3D Noughts And Crosses (171K)
ATTACK.MDV - Attack Of The Things (171K)
BUGSBOMB.MDV - Bugs and Bombs (171K)
CHESS.MDV - Psion Chess (171K)
FROGGY.MDV - Froggy (171K)
GUNNER.MDV - Gunner (171K)
PACMAN.MDV - Pacman (171K)
PALADIN.MDV - Paladin (171K)
PUDGE.MDV - Pudge. Note: Neal says must unload vdrive tools first for this to work.  (171K)
QBALL.MDV - QBall (171K)
Qbert2.MDV - Another Q-Bert (171K)
QGAMES.MDV - QGames pack of games, includes Darts. (171K)
SPACEINV.MDV - Space Invaders (171K)
SPACEPOD.MDV - Space Pods (171K)
SPACERAI.MDV - Space Raid (171K)
STARBURS.MDV - Star Burst (171K)
STARPORT.MDV - Starport (171K)
WIPEOUT.MDV - Wipeout (171K)
ZAPMAN.MDV - Zapman (171K)

Neal's collection can also be downloaded as a single zipped file with all 19 MDV images included. Click here. (351K)

Derek Stewart has let me know that the ".MDV" files may also be used with emulators which support the ".MDV" format (QLay and Q-Emulator). He says that with the MDI software from Martin Head, the ".MDV" files can be converted to MDI format to use on systems such as Q68 with a CONVERT2_MDI command from the MDI software (available from my Utility Software page). In fact, Derek has kindly supplied zip files of ready-converted MDI images:
Freeware vDrive Images MDI.zip - MDI image versions of Andrei Tenu's collection. (213K)
Freeware vDrive Images2 MDI.zip - MDI image versions of Neal Card's collection. (326K)

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