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by XorA
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Pawn in web browser
Replies: 18
Views: 914

Re: QL Pawn in web browser

MESS/MAME has Sinclair QL support and can be compiled to run directly in a browser (see the README and build instructions in MESS).

This would cut a few steps as you wouldn't need an emulator inside an emulator.

It doesn't support MDV files though, only floppy images.
by XorA
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: sQLux Foibles

Terminal mode: I login to the Pi directly. Not over ssh - unlees I've bolloxed the login by using the full GL thingy! Pi boots to command line, not to GUI. I run startx if I need GUI. Wow that means writing to fbdev on Pi0 is insanely slow compared to writing to X11, odd considering X11 is obviousl...
by XorA
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: sQLux Foibles

Afternoon XorA, That helped a lot! Thanks. It only works in the GUI though, running in terminal mode - as my Pi Zero does, it made zero difference; it took 6 minutes 47 to get from start to exit with me waiting to type in F1 to pick the screen, any key to exit BOOT, then kill_uqlx to exit. In the G...
by XorA
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: sQLux Foibles

This diff should massively speed up the system on a Pi0, it changes the screen refresh to 25 Hz diff --git a/SDL2screen.c b/SDL2screen.c index f522f71..1507289 100644 --- a/SDL2screen.c +++ b/SDL2screen.c @@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ int QLSDLScreen(void) SDLcolors[i] = SDL_MapRGB(ql_window_format, QLcolors[i]...
by XorA
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: sQLux Foibles

Ok, something has gone really wrong with SDL2 on ARM, as even on my pinebook pro its taking ages to "boot" sQLux. Ive never seen this until now so its something new!
by XorA
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How to uQLx on RPi
Replies: 29
Views: 2128

Re: How to uQLx on RPi

Pi0 is armv6 and needs the armv6 version.

armv6 is an abomination that should not have ever been release, 99.99% of ARM SBC's available now are armv7+ (armv8 runs armv7 32bit code as long as CPU as 32bit mode enabled in hardware).
by XorA
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How to uQLx on RPi
Replies: 29
Views: 2128

Re: How to uQLx on RPi

Bollox! I'm a DBA, I can ignore that error - for now, I think/hope! :D However, if anyone knows what the brutal-cleanup was, I'm all ears! It was renamed to XorA/working-tree-64bit The master branch is basically the same as the tofro release with bare minimal fixes to get it to run, the XorA/workin...
by XorA
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Foibles
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: sQLux Foibles

On a Pi0 setting the zoom to 1 will speed it up massively.

Pi0 basically sucks for GFX scaling, but it seems to run on my Pi0 a little faster than yours :-D
by XorA
Tue May 26, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: uQLx 2018a
Replies: 35
Views: 8684

Re: uQLx 2018a

Hi, I have still no luck with Tyche on sqlux, the emulator gives a segmentation error on start up, where other roms all work very nicely. It wont work unless someone re-codes it to be like QDOS. uQlx replaces large chunks of the ROM in fixed locations with its own internal logic. If those locations...
by XorA
Wed May 20, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: VDrive ZX or QL?
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: VDrive ZX or QL?

Erm, you can as long as you have at least one VDrive QL then the VDrive ZX will daisy chain off that.