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by RWAP
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QED v2.01 released!
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: QED v2.01 released!

Thanks Jan - I always liked QED as a nice fast lightweight editor :D
by RWAP
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 84
Views: 11881

Re: QL Tinkering

I have tried QBAD - it runs fairly well on QPC2 - with Lightning to speed up the graphics routines (or Minerva) it is not too bad on q-emulator either....
by RWAP
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps
Replies: 88
Views: 10269

Re: QL Software Preservation - Next Steps

I have found a bit more time to pull together the majority of my QL software collection (currently running at 263 items). The current list is attached - some of those may of course be freeware and I missed it. There is about 50-60KG in weight with all of the manuals etc. (and I still have a fair amo...
by RWAP
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello From France
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Hello From France

Hello, My QL is equiped with a Trump Card, a double floppy driver, i keep my microdrive (and have three more form my Spectrum). I have lot of microdrive (and i am not sure they are good, they stay in a cellar without temperature control. Hopefully, they were all backuped on floppy. I don't know the...
by RWAP
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Javascript QL Emulator
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Javascript QL Emulator

XorA wrote:MESS which does QL already can run inside a browser!


I have never tried MESS for emulating the QL - when I looked at it, the wealth of options and method of setting it up to emulate the QL just seemed much too complex. How does it compare to q-emulator ?
by RWAP
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Javascript QL Emulator
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Javascript QL Emulator

One thing we have always missed is the ability to run a QL within a web browser (eg to allow people to try some of the software). I recently came across Cheerp and Cheerpj (for converting C/C++ and Java to javascript) https://www.leaningtech.com/cheerpj/download/noncommercial/index.html It is free f...
by RWAP
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 84
Views: 11881

Re: QL Tinkering

Just an update - I thought I would run the same test program on QPC2 (ie under SMSQ/e) and even with SMSQ/E the IF x THEN IF y version is slightly quicker than IF x AND y I also tried something different too - using integer variables in the FOR loop - now because I was doing 200,000 iterations, that...
by RWAP
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 84
Views: 11881

Re: QL Tinkering

RWAP having looked through my code, I do use a number of FOR loops, which have INK commands. I use then typically because with moving objects, colours change to background colour for them to disappear and then reset for them to reappear etc. I have utilised in some cases the OVER -1 (XOR) function....
by RWAP
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 84
Views: 11881

Re: QL Tinkering

Of course the one thing which is missing (and which I did for my programs) was to track down the actual sources of bottlenecks in the program and re-write the function or procedure as a new machine code keyword....
by RWAP
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 84
Views: 11881

Re: QL Tinkering

Great so we have the start of a new chapter for the SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual on writing SuperBASIC programs for speed - now all we need is for someone to volunteer to pull it together and create the chapter... :D

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