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by pjw
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari TT030 QVME
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Atari TT030 QVME

I remember now that the video drivers I was thinking about were for Atari TOS to use the QVME. The "QL" ones were built in to SMSQ/E and could be tweaked at boot time.
by pjw
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari TT030 QVME
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Atari TT030 QVME

Did you load a driver? I dont remember details anymore, but there are a number of different drivers for different monitors and resolutions IIRC. Dont remember if that was for the original ST QL "emulator" or the QVME.
by pjw
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: In defence of the QDOS filesystem...
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: In defence of the QDOS filesystem...

Hi Martin, Just a wee hint at what we're up against here. The piece below is taken from QL Toady (slightly edited), December 2002 (V7-I4-P21): One of our great QL luminaries was once out walking in the woods, when he espied a small brass lamp lying in the undergrowth. He picks it up and rubs the dir...
by pjw
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Doubleblock game - problem
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: Doubleblock game - problem

I have already tried it, I test it in q-emulator. WIN_USE FLP returns me BAD NAME It looks like it's a bad command. EDIT: I'm testing in the emulator, no matter if I use dir WIN1_ or dir FLP1_ always see DIR WIN1_ Which emulator are you using? Q-Emulator, for example, appears to use its own drivers...
by pjw
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QL Jokes
Replies: 25
Views: 2032

Re: QL Jokes

Nice one, Cristian :)
To run it under QPC2 do a QPC_QLSCREMU 4 first. (To turn off the racket when youve had enough type Beep 1,1 at the console ;)
by pjw
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: C++
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: C++

EDIT: http://www.sinclairql.net/qlt/QLToday_V15-I2.pdf - volume 15, issue 2, Dec 2010-Jan 2011, starts page 7. Hi Norm! A rip-roaringly good read, that. Thanks for the reminder! Between what TT and LT write, apart from their philosophical objections, its seems to me that C++ is not really suitable ...
by pjw
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: C++
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: C++

Anyway, don't let Tony Tebby hear you mention classes or objects as I seem to remember him slagging them off big time in an article in QL Today. Wasnt that Linus Torvalds? I know he was pretty abusive about c++. Thought the best thing about it was that it'd keep crappy programmers away from C! ;) (...
by pjw
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: UNZIP problem
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: UNZIP problem

Looks like your version of unzip may need the commands the other way round, ie not

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EW ram1_unzip; "-d flp2_ flp1_program_zip"

but

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EW ram1_unzip; "flp1_program_zip -d flp2_ "
by pjw
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: DATA_USE
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: DATA_USE

The definition is implied , IMHO. FNAME$ returns the name of the file. In Qdos & co, unfortunately, the path happens to be part of the file name: ch = fop_in(<dev><dir><filename>): print fname$(#ch) This prints the name of the file, ie <dir><filename> A directory is special, but it is also just ...
by pjw
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: DATA_USE
Replies: 21
Views: 996

Re: DATA_USE

Sadly, on the DOS device, the OS doesnt do the work. The OS never does the work, it's always the responsibility of the driver (and a pretty non-obvious one to boot). I was just being lazy. But now youre being pedantic ;) But as far as I can see DOS does fine? make_dir 'dos1_temp_xxx' save dos1_temp...

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