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by janbredenbeek
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Auto-boot in JS ROM
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Auto-boot in JS ROM

Is there a way to get JS ROM to autoboot like Minerva does? I'm guessing this would have to be a modification withing the ROM itself, no? I posted my ZXSimulator on line ( http://zxsimulator.epizy.com ) and would love it to autoboot but would like to keep that iconic QL bootscreen. You probably hav...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Online Auctions
Topic: Sinclair QL books in Dutch
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Sinclair QL books in Dutch

grafvonb wrote:FYI, just selling https://www.ebay.de/itm/303628917543. If you want to get them without using eBay just let me know over PM.

I would be able to read them, but won't probably learn very much from them ;)
Interesting though how they managed to end up in Germany...

Jan
by janbredenbeek
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Online Auctions
Topic: eBay item, boxed with a Psion version sticker.
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: eBay item, boxed with a Psion version sticker.

This QL on UK eBay has a red sticker on its box that reads: 'Contains New Revised Versions of Psion Application Software'. I'd not seen that before. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-QL-in-original-box-with-microdrives-tested/303629783444 I suppose that probably indicates that it included the muc...
by janbredenbeek
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 80
Views: 8706

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

I can see the QL out performing a 4.77MHz 8088, as that's a 8 bit hobbled 16 bit processor too, but not an AT. Having said that, the PC-XT didn't have to drive the screen and interleave memory as I seem to remember that the MGA or MDA card had its own memory and hardware scrolling, so it would seem...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How to uQLx on RPi
Replies: 29
Views: 1816

Re: How to uQLx on RPi

I've been running uqlx on a Raspberry Pi 3B for over a year now. The 2017 armv7 release from Dilwyn's site will run on the Pi but there is no compiled armv7 binary of the 2018 release. I've managed to compile and run it on the Pi after installing some libraries (notably the SDL2 development). When r...
by janbredenbeek
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Development Systems and Created Code (reentrant, ROMable, ...)
Replies: 27
Views: 1453

Re: Development Systems and Created Code (reentrant, ROMable, ...)

"The function HOT_CHP will load an executable file with the specified filename into the common heap and make it into an Executable Thing. Now, each time that you press <ALT> plus the specified key$, a new copy of the program will be started up in memory (although the same code is used, meaning...
by janbredenbeek
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/
Replies: 60
Views: 2904

Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

bwinkel67 wrote:Wasn't he at 625€ on the Dutch site?

I remember €600.
by janbredenbeek
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SuperBASIC Functions (RETurn value type)
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: SuperBASIC Functions (RETurn value type)

Well, I have detected in QPC2: 1234 : 1235 DEFine FuNction cc:return 'cc':END DEFine 1236 : 10000 ex cc;'xyz hello' /* One pair of " ' " less :-) */ Which operating system/BASIC versions do support this. A BBQL does NOT(!). I have tested this today: BBQL will not allow you to enter line 1...
by janbredenbeek
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/
Replies: 60
Views: 2904

Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

It's still open on a Dutch trading site: https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1570241172

Jan
by janbredenbeek
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/
Replies: 60
Views: 2904

Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Same disk drives here with Gold Card. Strange enough, most disks won't format on them in either HD or ED but HD disks formatted as QL disks on a PC are readable and writable on the QL drives. As for QL builds, I have two D15s with Issue 6 board and JS ROMs and two D09s with Issue 5 board and JM ROM ...