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by dilwyn
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 34
Views: 911

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

It's now available as a PDF or Word file at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html - scroll down to GRAPHIC TOOLKIT.zip
by dilwyn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What does...make QL...the QL?
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: What does...make QL...the QL?

XorA wrote:QL, the ultimate designed by committee British innovation :-D

Ha ha :D
by dilwyn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What does...make QL...the QL?
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: What does...make QL...the QL?

Microdrives were not the best solution (although I have never had a bad experience with them in '80s) we all agree! But, we must credit to them beautiful design of the QL. With 2 floppy drives QL's elegance would be put in serious danger... I can never forget first impression of QL with only 2 cabl...
by dilwyn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What does...make QL...the QL?
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: What does...make QL...the QL?

For me, these were the main points: Multitasking operating system SuperBASIC language, easy to program Devide independence Quirkiness (yes, I see that as a positive feature and not just because it's a word starting with Q!) (Relatively) open system Keyboard and computer in one neat box It was a &quo...
by dilwyn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 34
Views: 911

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

A few further observations, before I run out of time this morning. Listed like this rather than submitting new listing in case someone else is working on further corrections. Ah, the joy of typing in and correcting magazine listings!!! 4280 unknown procedure change x _coord to x_oord (remove space) ...
by dilwyn
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 34
Views: 911

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

On my system, the line 1140 comes up as OPEN#1,scr_433x200a36x18 but in the listing from Rich it is

Code: Select all

1140 SELEct ON selection
by dilwyn
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMSQ/E Manual v1.05
Replies: 1
Views: 106

SMSQ/E Manual v1.05

Version 1.05 of the SMSQ/E Manual is now available from the eBooks page on my website. The list of updates is: Updated notes for DRVCHK and DRVLINK utility programs. Added documentation for new FSEND_EVENT function. Q68 SMSQ/E pages added. SMSQ/E Troubleshooting section updated by Wolfgang Lenerz. D...
by dilwyn
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 127
Views: 49764

Re: Happy Birthday!

vanpeebles wrote:Happy Birthday Mr Navigator, gone and much missed but not forgotten :)

Hear Hear. :cry:
by dilwyn
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 MACHINE/PROCESSOR ID
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Q68 MACHINE/PROCESSOR ID

What value for the MACHINE function is returned for Q68?

I assume that the PROCESSOR type is 0 for 68000?

(Am updating the SMSQ/E manual)
by dilwyn
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68060 based QL system?
Replies: 93
Views: 3247

Re: 68060 based QL system?

mk79 wrote:You're right, but even after thinking about it for a few seconds it's still about as realistic as the QL community launching its own Mars probe. Still, it's *technically* feasible! The Mars probe at least. :ugeek:
Marcel

MarsProbe.jpg
QL Mars Probe

Well, that's one half of the equation done at least.

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