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by Peter
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL-VGA
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: QL-VGA

Theold solution of using the cheap City-Skys Chinese scart-hdmi upscaler worked well, including fixing the "missing pixels" issue, but was clumsy [...] A separate box and external power supply would also be needed here, unless there are design changes: ⋅ Migrate to a modern powe...
by Peter
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

With the original QL, you'll have to collect a number of items, some of them historical, before you have a relatively useful machine. Typically you'll have some repair issues like most of us. You won't be able to directly connect monitors and mice which are available new. With focus on hardware tink...
by Peter
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

Yeah but we are hardware tinkerers, while TJ seems more software (and mouse) oriented ;)
by Peter
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

Will learn the basics "mouse-less" at first but hope to get a supported mouse down the road with a boosted up QL. In addition to the QL you'll typiclally need a video converter, memory expansion or (Super)GoldCard, QIMI and QL-SD at least. Plus (Super)Hermes if you need reliable SER. And ...
by Peter
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 6
Views: 181

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

Although the QL came earlier than ST and Mac, the multitasking scheduler was already preemptive - technologically superior to the cooperative multitasking of the other machines, where every program could block the whole system. The ease and power of networking was amazing, you could access windows, ...
by Peter
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Optimal Flatscreen monitors for QL and Q68
Replies: 24
Views: 733

Re: Optimal Flatscreen monitors for QL and Q68

But the Q68 has 1024x768 output and no horizontal overscan like the original QL. On a 4:3 flatscreen monitor, the aspect ratio will be 4/3. I still don't quite understand what you mean. In the QL modes, the Q68 creates rectangular "QL pixels" that are 2x3 screen pixels, so the complete 4:...
by Peter
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Optimal Flatscreen monitors for QL and Q68
Replies: 24
Views: 733

Re: Optimal Flatscreen monitors for QL and Q68

If the aspect ratio was indeed 4:3, the resolution would be 512x384, not 512x256. I meant the actual screen aspect ratio, not pixel shape. Most CRT screens were about 4:3, and that determined the historic QL look - which the Q68 reproduces in the QL modes. QL pixels were knowingly designed non-rect...
by Peter
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: A question about OPEN
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: A question about OPEN

Hi Martin,
I use the "get system information" trap for that.
Peter

Code: Select all

MT.INF      equ     0
            moveq   #MT.INF,d0
            trap    #1              ; Get current job ID in d1
by Peter
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

Even with 150K sold... still not a bad number but guess low in terms of computers, one would think some niche markets appeared for the QL. I think it was not mainly the number of machines, but the demise of the manufacturer. Software business did not see a perspective for the future. While, for exa...
by Peter
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

I mean when I personally thing of the 68xxx systems... I think DTP like Mac, Atari, etc.... did the QL springboard off this power? After Sinclair went bankrupt in 1986, I can't recall any larger QL application software that could compete with the rest of the 68K world. Everything was very limited, ...