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by drdtyc
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?
Replies: 34
Views: 2964

Re: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?

Which is the recommended Assember program for newbie to run on uQLx?
Thanks!
by drdtyc
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?
Replies: 34
Views: 2964

Re: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?

Thanks to all for your input. I will stick with learning QL assembly, out of nostalgic sentiment. My first home computer was the Sinclaire QL. I used it for my household budgeting using Abacus. My wife did her post grad diploma report using Quill. Now I have no QL hardware, but uQLx emulator on my L...
by drdtyc
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?
Replies: 34
Views: 2964

Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?

With so much free time at home during this covid pandemic, I am thinking of learning something new to keep my brain busy. I have previous background in high level programming languages e.g. Fortran 77 and Coral 66 during early stage of my career as a programmer/engineer in England. I also have basic...
by drdtyc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator

Hi, I have had another look at the EMACS_HLP file, which I made an error in stating the variable name of EMACS_ROWS, when the help file states EMACS_LINES The section of EMACS_HLP relating to this is definition is: The following three additional variables are scanned at MicroEMACS startup only (and...
by drdtyc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator

Yu have to LRESPR "ENV_bin" in your BOOT program before using the command SET_ENV. You will find this here http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/tk/env.zip Thanks! With ENV_bin loaded, I can now use SETENV to set EMACS_ROWS and EMACS_COLS. One question still remains. The EMACS window size is now change...
by drdtyc
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator

> Now looking at how to set up the environment variables EMACS_ROWS and EMACS_COLS permanently. Just add those ENV commands to your normal boot program. There is also an emacs_rc configuration file. It should have those settings. Just edit it. MicroEmacs will always check the emacs_rc on start up t...
by drdtyc
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator

PE programs normally open with a default window size that fits on any screen. In order to resize this window, do the following: ⋅ Move the mouse pointer to the top-right button (the resize button) of the window, (mouse or cursor keys) ⋅ press left mouse button (or SPACE) ⋅&...
by drdtyc
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

How to enlarge the Emacs editor window under uQLx emulator

I tried to make the screen larger when invoking uQLx using the following Linux command: ./qm -b "lrun win1_boot" -g 960x720 My intention is to use a larger 960x720 screen when opening the emacs editor via the following QDOS command. exec win1_emacs But the outcome is not what I expected. T...
by drdtyc
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Psion Chess under uQLx
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Psion Chess under uQLx

Yes, I can read all the ASCII included in the Help pages (2 pages in total). I can use the space bar to switch between the 2 pages. Pressing any other key returns to the game board. No ;-) I meant you can read it in the code (loading the file in an editor). Of course you can read it after execution...
by drdtyc
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Psion Chess under uQLx
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Re: Psion Chess under uQLx

Interesting to see, that you can read all the ASCII incl. the Help pages in the code as clear text, if loaded in an Editor. The original Chess (on MDV) has all ASCII encrypted, So Jochen Hassler seem to have saved it from memory after the CALL of the program then made it an executable. Yes, I can r...