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by RWAP
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Computer/shipping/work woes...
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Computer/shipping/work woes...

I thought Microsoft had issued the fix to protect the microcode months ago! Sorry to hear your woes though. As for the UK post office - they probably misread the package - I have sent items only for them to be returned to me by the post office the next day (delivered of course, just to the return ad...
by RWAP
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ICL OPD / Merlin Tonto Issues
Replies: 0
Views: 83

ICL OPD / Merlin Tonto Issues

I recently sold a Merlin Tonto which initially displayed 6 vertical bars (SVRAM issue according to the field notes). After replacing the processor board, and general tidying up the machine, it was working. I then used it for a while only to have the PSU (in the monochrome monitor) go up in smoke. I ...
by RWAP
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Cross-Chase
Replies: 24
Views: 1082

Re: Cross-Chase

To just see if it is capable of compiling my game, I have tried the dockerized version but with not much luck. I have managed to install it through docker with the pull command but the compiler cannot be executed successfully: $ docker run xora/qdos-gcc qdos-gcc ./hello.c qdos-gcc: ./hello.c: No su...
by RWAP
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QLWiki - Now with added templates
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: QLWiki - Now with added templates

Thanks Norm - that is a great idea and should be very useful (I always just used to copy the content from an existing page).
by RWAP
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Cross-Chase
Replies: 24
Views: 1082

Re: Cross-Chase

I have no experience of docker and alas I have never used gcc on the QL. I guess the problem is down to the fact that a QL has no understanding of directories nor does it support / as a directory divider. When you say you have created a file /c/Retro/hello.c - where is this on the QL? How is /usr/lo...
by RWAP
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with making partitions
Replies: 32
Views: 1518

Re: Problem with making partitions

Could it be the size of the partition table?

Have you checked for any bent pins on either the CF card holder (I have had that happen before) or on the QL expansion connector?
by RWAP
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with making partitions
Replies: 32
Views: 1518

Re: Problem with making partitions

There are also a lot of fake SanDisk CF cards and a lot of equipment does not work with the fake cards.
by RWAP
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: URGENT / IMPORTANT: BANDERSNATCH (MIA)
Replies: 64
Views: 16124

Re: URGENT / IMPORTANT: BANDERSNATCH (MIA)

I came across an article today: https://m.nosher.net/archives/computers/your_computer_1984-03_003a It seems as though several ex-Imagine staff, including former Imagine directors Dave Lawson and Ian Hetherington, as well as Eugene Evans, Tom Flannery, Michael Glover and Andrew Sinclair - set up new ...
by RWAP
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QWriter and Full House
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: QWriter and Full House

Presumably there is a bit of code which addresses flp1_ in the main code and would need to be changed to mdv1_. Yes - there was a reference in fh_cde to flp1_screen_cde - I have amended this and the microdrive version of the program is attached When converting software from microdrive to disk / har...
by RWAP
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QWriter and Full House
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: QWriter and Full House

Hmm - I can't get the version on Dilwyn's site to run in q-emulator at all... It shows the loading screen and then halts on a black screen. I attach a different version (zipped for use with q-emulator) which shows the loading screen and then draws the main screen (which looks like the review graphi...

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