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by Derek_Stewart
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68060 based QL system?
Replies: 96
Views: 3312

Re: 68060 based QL system?

Hi Peter,

I could probably find the time to programme the chips.
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Archive Diary
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Archive Diary

Hi,

Here is another extract from Sinclair User Annual 1986, a Diary programme written in Archive.

Archive Database Diary.pdf
Extract from Sinclair User Annual 1986
(708.81 KiB) Downloaded 12 times


Maybe could be re-written in S*BASIC and use DBAS.
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 34
Views: 922

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

Hi,

Here is the extract from the Sinclair User Annual, showing the listing and description of the programme.

I will extract the text and save it to a file.

Graphics Toolkit.pdf
Extract from Sinclair User Annual 1986
(1.52 MiB) Downloaded 7 times
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68060 based QL system?
Replies: 96
Views: 3312

Re: 68060 based QL system?

Hi,

Interesting message thread, I was under the impression that DMA could not be used on the Q60.

I was think about making more Q60 boards, after the Q68 demand is satisfied.

I would be interested in new device drivers for the Q60.
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Miracle Hard Drive problem (Hard Disk Replace)
Replies: 32
Views: 2577

Re: Miracle Hard Drive problem (Hard Disk Replace)

Hi, Not good idea to kick or knock hard drives, you may of damaged the Plattens and Read/Write Heads. But I always thought the Miracle Hard drive Interface had to have a matched hard drive that had been low level formatted on a PC. You have to connect the Hard Drive Interface to an ISA based PC runn...
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 132
Views: 7214

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

The problem is that I had to put a "Thread.Sleep" (between 5 and 20 ms) inside loop that transfers the individual bytes in PC side so the connection is reliable. The Q68 SER has no hardware handshake, so you need to be sure the receiving software actually processes its input fast enough. ...
by Derek_Stewart
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 67
Views: 5071

Re: Q68 Order Process

papanillu wrote:Hi Derek,
Am I in time to get one of these Q68?

Thanks


Hi,

I will add you to the waiting list, I will contact you when I can complete your order.
by Derek_Stewart
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 34
Views: 922

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

Hi,

Looks like you all have done my corrections, I do not think I can keep up with the pace of this.

When the programme is working, is it possible to add options to use higher screen resolution and colours?
by Derek_Stewart
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 34
Views: 922

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

Hi, Looks like I am a slow typer... I had a look at the last listing, found some some errors: "1" was inserted into a variable name instead of a "l" "l" for a 1 in an increment In the edit_s procedure, the move_points procedure should be move_pt I will check all the res...
by Derek_Stewart
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Guide on playing Infocom and Inform games on the QL
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Guide on playing Infocom and Inform games on the QL

I quoted over 900 infocom games, but I gave removed the games that will not run on the QL implementation of infocom. Still lots of games to play.

I have written a basic programme to select the game or there is a Qmenu game selector.

Which is the best?

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