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by dilwyn
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: PaQman game
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: PaQman game

Hi there, I get: RUN At line 200 Bad name I just started up Q-emuLator 2 (macOS) and set the QL to JS ROM Gold Card with 640K - TK2 enabled. Does this need SMSQE? Thanks, JY You may find that there's more than just "bad parameter" here - this is our old friend the "more than 9 local ...
by dilwyn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: My listing is eating itself...?
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: My listing is eating itself...?

Always a good idea to familiarise yourself with the list of ROM bugs in the various ROM versions. Simon and Mark did a fantastic job with those articles - there are so many potential problems in there which just add to the difficulty of debugging basic programs if you don't know about them. As some ...
by dilwyn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: My listing is eating itself...?
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: My listing is eating itself...?

Sounds more likely that your editor is inserting extra bytes for non-ASCII characters - as Norman said, if the editor is set to UTF8/unicode character sets, it may be inserting more than one byte to represent a characters with a code of 128 or higher. But the QL doesn't do UTF8, so certain high char...
by dilwyn
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: My listing is eating itself...?
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: My listing is eating itself...?

In addition to what Martin said about maths stack problems from machine code extensions, there are some pretty weird bugs in SuperBASIC which can lead to later problem on some ROM versions. I'd suggest you read Simon Goodwin and Mark Knight's articles from QL World and QL Today. http://www.dilwyn.me...
by dilwyn
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: digital precision lightning rom 2.10 upgrade an installation
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: digital precision lightning rom 2.10 upgrade an installation

Probably _lngINIT command to activate it. As Marcel says, discussed often before e.g. https://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=224

Link to a manual in that thread too.
by dilwyn
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Future QL Zoom Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Future QL Zoom Meetings

Would certainly join in if I can on the day.
by dilwyn
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QBits Release
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: New QBits Release

Such a high quality screen design as ever, nice work QBits.
by dilwyn
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Format a DOM in windows and copy a win file to it for QUBIDE?
Replies: 33
Views: 853

Re: Format a DOM in windows and copy a win file to it for QUBIDE?

Actually reading that thread, it does seem like I'm trying to have a tinkle into the wind, on a very very windy day. I did wonder last night if it would just be easier to fire everything over as zip files onto the sd card, then unzip on the QL onto the win_ If you're confident enough to use Zip for...
by dilwyn
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Format a DOM in windows and copy a win file to it for QUBIDE?
Replies: 33
Views: 853

Re: Format a DOM in windows and copy a win file to it for QUBIDE?

Well, the "bad parameter" when you try to EXEC something just means no executable header - somewhere along the line it got lost. I presume that the original file executes correctly. I have never used the Habi program but some things to think about: 1. Are you transferring from a non-QL for...
by dilwyn
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ON GOTO
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: ON GOTO

Just for the sheer hell of it, I wrote a short basic program which generated another basic program with up to 20,000 values of x. It works on a JS ROM with surprisingly high values. Obviously, totally unwieldy and way beyond practical usage, but weirdly it seems to work until the ON x GOTO line_numb...