In the interest of allowing more people to enjoy Quantum Link Reloaded, I’ve made a program that patches the Q-link Disk to have the following abilities:
– 2400 baud on the user port
– 2400 baud via Swiftlink
– Use of any drive # besides drive 8 and disabled 1541 fastload.
There’s some bugs in this. The patcher causes Q-Link to not work on my particular sd2iec setup in anything other than the People Connection area (I get a disk error message when switching to another area), but on my other system it works 100% perfectly. So I need people to help test this out and tell me what they experience with their setup so I can pinpoint what external factors are causing this issue.
You must load and run the patcher from the same device # you’re going to be patching, so if you have an sd2iec as drive #10, for example, you need to also load the patcher program from drive #10, then switch to the d64 image of your Q-link disk before running. Planning on changing this for future versions.
This will only work with a .d64 image or 1541 formatted floppy. It will not work with a 1581 disk or .d81 image, or a raw directory on an sd2iec type system, as Q-link stores user data in the directory track #18 and expects it to be there next time it loads. I’d like to get this modified for a future version, where Q-Link would store all data in an actual program file on the disk.
Initial Q-Link Reloaded First Time Setup (The simple version):
- Use Patcher to disable 1541 Fastload and SD2IEC Fix (if needed)
- Set your modem to 1200 baud. (Or 2400 if using Swiftlink)
- Load Q-Link
- Select “Connect to Qlink” from the initial Welcome screen
- Change modem type to the bottom option (Other Command Driven Modems)
- Change Access Number to +5551212 (This isn’t important, just needs to have something there with a + and 7 digits mimicing a phone number).
- Load Q-Link
- At the green screen, type atdtq-link.net:5190 and hit F1 when you connect. (If using Swiftlink, apply patch now before dialing).
- If using 2400 baud user port patch, sign up for Q-Link at 1200 baud, then apply the patch after your first call. The 2400 baud user port patch crashes Q-link on the initial sign up but works fine once you already have an account.