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by pjw
Sun May 24, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD SBASIC Parser Thing
Replies: 41
Views: 4345

Re: QD SBASIC Parser Thing

<> Pity there was not Labels in SBASIC, so that the DATA lines could be referenced by Label rather than number. Well, theres always this: RANDOMISE DATE RESTORE READ dummy READ LABel1 READ LABel2 READ LABel3 : DATA 0: REMark Dummy PRINT 'LABel1 is at line no.'! LABel1 PRINT 'LABel2 is at line no.'!...
by pjw
Sun May 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD SBASIC Parser Thing
Replies: 41
Views: 4345

Re: QD SBASIC Parser Thing

<> The QD manual does not explain anything but there is a small chapter in the SMSQ/E manual: "The SBASIC Interface Thing" (page 33). A word of warning when using this with DATA lines. A "RESTORE linenumber" does not work and will restore to the beginning. Then this shouldnt wor...
by pjw
Sun May 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD SBASIC Parser Thing
Replies: 41
Views: 4345

Re: QD SBASIC Parser Thing

Hi Derek, I often write short, line number-less, windowless utilities to be run entirely under SBAS/QD: Execute the source file into a QD via Qpac2 Files, adjust a parameter or two, press F10. A satisfying beep or nasty burp signals success or failure - an' Bob's yer mum's live-in lover! Window-less...
by pjw
Sun May 24, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD SBASIC Parser Thing
Replies: 41
Views: 4345

Re: QD SBASIC Parser Thing

The SBAS/QD Thing doesnt open any windows, nor is there a need to open any windows unless your program needs them. The most likely reason you get the miniature SBASIC window is that something in your program implicitly addresses channel #0 or #1. It may not be obvious, but things like SCR_XLIM and P...
by pjw
Sun May 17, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLiberator v3.40
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: QLiberator v3.40

Hi EmmBee, Great work! I havent tested it in anger yet, but a quick twirl on some formerly cantankerous programs didnt show up any problems :) BTW, in case I didnt say: There is a patch for long job names. That is to say, you can patch individual programs after they have been compiled to add an extr...
by pjw
Tue May 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ZXSimulator
Replies: 123
Views: 7585

Re: ZXSimulator

The problem was something else, relating to my unfamiliarity with ZXS syntax. I tried it again and it works as advertised. :)
by pjw
Tue May 12, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ZXSimulator
Replies: 123
Views: 7585

Re: ZXSimulator

Hi bwinkel67, I wanted to try your de-miner program on your latest ZXSimulator (above), but for some reason the program barfs on REM and refuses to run. Ive tried REM and REMARK but any program with that keyword in it refuses to run. Same if I just type REM/REMARK as an immediate command. I was usin...
by pjw
Sat May 09, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QL graphics format
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: New QL graphics format

To my previous message: Sorry, I wasnt thinking straight. Any conversion and/or decompression will have been performed into a normal-looking PIC buffer. So the WSAIN issue is moot.
by pjw
Sat May 09, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QL graphics format
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: New QL graphics format

Well, then the goal should be to get this integrated into the PE I guess as then you could re-use the sprite code. I'm not volunteering though As it is, Ive done all the work separate from SMSQ/E. Some of the code has been lifted out of SMSQ/E and some is original. Im not inclined to re-do it all a...
by pjw
Fri May 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QL graphics format
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: New QL graphics format

Thanks Bob for explaining it all again. Additionally one could mention that there are a number of tools, pre-eminently PHGTK, for manipulating graphics, that work mainly with PIC files. Ultimately, its down to the software available to manage the format, not the format as such. I dont see anything a...