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by pjw
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: WTD : Well commented ASM6800x sources
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: WTD : Well commented ASM6800x sources

While I agree with Tobias that the Minerva sources are an excellent guide to QL assembler, one should not forget the SMSQ/E sources, available here: http://www.wlenerz.com/smsqe/ , which also contain all the stuff (assembler, linker, etc) you need to get going. I recommend you download the WIN conta...
by pjw
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: IO.FLINE doubts and emulation
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: IO.FLINE doubts and emulation

I dont quite know where youre at. If you managed to trap and implement iof.load, then iob.flin cant that much harder. The BASIC command LOAD takes care of where each line of bytes are to be loaded. Your routine will, presumably be on the "inside" of the trap, so the address, a1, and the bu...
by pjw
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Q68 Powered Arcade Game
Replies: 43
Views: 1662

Re: Q68 Powered Arcade Game

<> All this is interesting for hardware scrolling (saving a lot of time compared to moving an entire screen using the CPU). Somewhere, on some thread I cant find, there was mention of an arcade game with a scrolling background. As you will have found out by now, there is no graphics hardware accele...
by pjw
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Platform Levels
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: Platform Levels

surely the hardware 'platform' shouldn't be such an issue The "hardware" is normally what limits capability: Speed, resolution, colour depth, sound, etc. Usually this cant be changed. The OS interfaces between the hardware and software. There are fundamentally only two different OSes, QDO...
by pjw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Q68 Powered Arcade Game
Replies: 43
Views: 1662

Re: Q68 Powered Arcade Game

Zarchos wrote:Peace, and love. ;)

Peace and love, indeed ;)
by pjw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Christmas Cards 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: Christmas Cards 2017

Hi Norm, from a previous post I was convinced you were a four-colour commandline kinda guy ;) You might want to dig out your Ray-Bans for this demo ;)
by pjw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Platform Levels
Replies: 28
Views: 1692

Re: Platform Levels

There are now almost as many different platforms as there are people producing any new software for the QL environment. Any further fragmentation would make the whole scene an nonviable joke. Porting stuff from other systems, is never going to be equally satisfying to making something that makes use...
by pjw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Q68 Powered Arcade Game
Replies: 43
Views: 1662

Re: Q68 Powered Arcade Game

If you want to play games, get an Xbox or whatever floats your boat.. With that kind of reasoning, every software for the QL could be dismissed, not just games. I disagree. Besides, you need to take my comment in context. I find a new arcade game after so many years a cool thing! Like any major pie...
by pjw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Q68 Powered Arcade Game
Replies: 43
Views: 1662

Re: Q68 Powered Arcade Game

That's quite harsh and certainly not everybody's opinion. I gave enough details about why or what for I was asking, politely, some questions. Everybody can re read. New machines bring new users with different goals about what they want to use it for, and well that is human diversity, nothing more. ...
by pjw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Christmas Cards 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: Christmas Cards 2017

Wow! Three downloads! Do any of you intrepid souls happen to have a Q68? Would you be able to report back on how it performed (ideally, compared to something like QPC2)? PM me directly if you are too ashamed to be in such an abstruse minority! ;o)

And a Merry Christmas to the rest of you!

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