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by Peter
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Does ITX Cases work for any QL Compatible Motherboard
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

Re: Does ITX Cases work for any QL Compatible Motherboard

I still see the original EPROM version installed. Just want to mention that Wolfgang created a self-decompressing version of recent SMSQ/E that again fits into these chips, so one does not need to boot twice anymore. If you have someone with suitable EPROM eraser/programmer of course.
by Peter
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Does ITX Cases work for any QL Compatible Motherboard
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

Re: Does ITX Cases work for any QL Compatible Motherboard

I received yesterday (thanks god Amazon still work very well notwithstanding Corona V.) the new case for Q60 and other bit and pieces. I will post results and photo here when finished :) Looking forward to see it! I have my main Q60 in this slim MiniATX case: miniatx_front.jpg miniatx_back.jpg As o...
by Peter
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Can we learn from Amiga OS?
Replies: 27
Views: 825

Re: Can we learn from Amiga OS?

Maybe QL-HD could be re-written in Assembler, how many assembler writer are ther that could this? The QL-HD driver is partly written in assembler - which is the reason why I never could iron out all CHS relics, even with the help of a person with very good assembler knowledge. If I had been able to...
by Peter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Can we learn from Amiga OS?
Replies: 27
Views: 825

Re: Can we learn from Amiga OS?

Speed. C is, compared to pure machine code, typically about 2 to 5 times slower. This might be true for C68, but does not correlate with my own experience using GCC 2.95. I often had cases where I thought I wrote nice machine code, but the GCC result was faster! (A little machine code for critical ...
by Peter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Can we learn from Amiga OS?
Replies: 27
Views: 825

Can we learn from Amiga OS?

In the "Beyond Super Gold Card" topic an interesting point was raised: For me, figures like this prove again that ideas of native hardware with Raspberry as coprocessor are pointless. I would have to agree with Peter on this. And AROS (Amiga Research Operating System, an AmigaOS 3.1 compat...
by Peter
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Beyond Super Gold Card
Replies: 105
Views: 6272

Re: Beyond Super Gold Card

For me, figures like this prove again that ideas of native hardware with Raspberry as coprocessor are pointless. I would have to agree with Peter on this. And AROS (Amiga Research Operating System, an AmigaOS 3.1 compatible OS) proves you can take and old 68k OS and "convert" it to other ...
by Peter
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 3003

Re: Q68 Serial devices

- Q68: mouse work always, keyboard not From what was said earlier, it was not like it just does "not work". There was some effect on keypresses, even a number of characters working correctly before strange effects started. Could you please describe the behaviour, instead of just saying it...
by Peter
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 3003

Re: Q68 Serial devices

How do you convert the PS/2 to serial, using an appropriate converter? No conversion, just a passive adaptor. He seems to use a PS/2 & serial combo device. The Q60 never had PS/2 mouse support, so it can not work with a USB-PS/2 converter mouse-wise. Only keyboard. But I'm not sure Fabrizio act...
by Peter
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 3003

Re: Q68 Serial devices

It is a Logitech PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Set Wireless, Keyb and Mouse are wireless, the Logitech receiver has two PS/2 cables that end-up one in the Q60 socket for keyboard and one with the "mouse Ps/2" (green one) end up with an adapter in the ser2 of the Q60. Hopefully you were not talk...
by Peter
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 3003

Re: Q68 Serial devices

It is arrived.... for Q68 I can confirm what it was said before: mouse always working, keyboard not. The keyboard after few second start repeating the last character inserted. It seems that Fabrizios keyboard again behaves different to the ones tested before, very unclear picture. A precise descrip...