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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: 1624

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?
by Derek_Stewart
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

Hi,

I will upload each page as I type them in.

As Rich says typying in programmes is a good way of learning the language.

Superbasic and Sbasic are really good implementations of the Basic language.
by Derek_Stewart
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

Hi Rich, The scanning of the article was not good. So the OCR process did not do a good job. I have typed the first page of the listing. Is it worth putting this into Github or just type in the listing and make it availanle for download. I have downloaded most of Sinclair User from Archive.org. But ...
by Derek_Stewart
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Problem with Cumana Floppy drive
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Problem with Cumana Floppy drive

Hi, everybody. It’s been 5 years since my last post. Busy with beggining a medical research facility down here in Patagonia. Now trying to use my BBQL again. The thing is I want to resucitate my Cumana floppy disk drive with the cumana interface. Since it isn’t a pc drive I figured I could use a st...
by Derek_Stewart
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 MACHINE/PROCESSOR ID
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Q68 MACHINE/PROCESSOR ID

Giorgio Garabello wrote:
dilwyn wrote: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)

MACHINE 18
PROCESSOR i dont know


Hi Dilwyn,

The Q68 SMSQ/E returns PROCESSOR to be 0
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Cross-Chase
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Cross-Chase

Fabrizio has said that if the cross-compilers work, then, so long as it supports conio.h or QL supports some of the standad terminal codes (e.g., 52) then a simple graphics version is just a matter of recompilation. HI RIch, The game looks OK, but if it relies on "conio.h", I think there ...
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CTL plug type
Replies: 34
Views: 10680

Re: CTL plug type

I have a large pile of the 631W connectors, which are currently being made up for the WiFi adaptor prototypes I'll be sending out soon. Only need to make a couple though, since there will likely be a fast serial card fairly soon. 631W is common as muck though :-D The 631W is the wrong connector, a ...
by Derek_Stewart
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68060 based QL system?
Replies: 69
Views: 2211

Re: 68060 based QL system?

Let's not get hung up on just how difficult an ARM port would be - it's off topic and hijacking the intent of the thread. I believe you started this about the porting SMSQ/E or SBASIC to ARM. Which I like ARM hardware, but the porting to the Operating System, would be hard and a little "RISCy&...
by Derek_Stewart
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CTL plug type
Replies: 34
Views: 10680

Re: CTL plug type

Hi, I think I bought the last of the 630W connectors, from Funisgroup last year. They are not a good company to deal with, their accounting and payments systems are rubbish, I had to pay by cheque. I was going to make some QL to DB9 Joystick cables, all in black. But I have other challenges at prese...
by Derek_Stewart
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Order Process
Replies: 63
Views: 4773

Re: Q68 Order Process

Tesla wrote:Hi Derek, I didn't receive any PM from you. Am I Always in the list?

Best regards

Marco

Hi Marco,

I have your enquiry recorded, I have 7 Q68 computers to build this week, which you look to be in that build batch.

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