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by georgeo
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: Naive question about SCART connection on TV

Hello, I've a question for georgeo... Looking at the screen you've posted, I see you have a very good resolution on your UMC TV. Did you see the full characters on the side of the screen, like on a monitor? Is it about the quality of the cable or have you made adjustments to the TV? I made my own S...
by georgeo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: Naive question about SCART connection on TV

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Tonight, I am a very happy QL owner. New RGB to SCART cable from Retro Computing Shack is working beautifully. Thanks to everyone for your help, George.
by georgeo
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: Naive question about SCART connection on TV

Hi everyone, Thanks for your various replies. This is more complicated than I imagine. I should also correct something I said earlier. My TV does not allow me to manually select between SCART (composite) and SCART RGB. It simply has a SCART source, so I assume it relies on getting the right signals ...
by georgeo
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Re: Naive question about SCART connection on TV

Hi Mark,

Thanks. I suspect my TV is a few years old. I can manually select the source and adjust the input size, so will give it a go.

Thanks again,
George.
by georgeo
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 3296

Naive question about SCART connection on TV

Hi everyone I recently picked up a new (to me) TV with better connectivity for plugging my old computers into: it's a UMC S16/3NG. It's a brand I've never heard of, but the display seems good enough for retro computing and it gives a clearer UHF output from my BB QL than my old TV. I also notice it ...
by georgeo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Expanding the range of QL Adventures
Replies: 102
Views: 11390

Re: Expanding the range of QL Adventures

Hi everyone,

A quick look at Jan Jones' book suggests that I should use RETURN if I want to exit a procedure before the end, which is what I have mostly done--except for the typo, which is probably what Martyn was referring to.

Thanks for your help,
George.
by georgeo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Expanding the range of QL Adventures
Replies: 102
Views: 11390

Re: Expanding the range of QL Adventures

Hi Martyn, Thanks for the advice. When you talk about not using RETURN to exit a procedure, do you also mean exiting early, e.g. from a condition test: 100 DEFine PROCedure doSomething(dng) 110 some calculations 120 IF done THEN 130 END DEFine doSomething 140 END IF 150 do some more 160 END DEFine d...
by georgeo
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Expanding the range of QL Adventures
Replies: 102
Views: 11390

Re: Expanding the range of QL Adventures

Well, Christmas came and went, with little time to work on the game. However, January has been much more fruitful and I have now produced an alpha-quality version of the game, which you can download from the QL GitHub repository: https://github.com/SinclairQL/akalabeth --and run a BBQL system or in ...
by georgeo
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Enable Caps Lock from SuperBASIC
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Enable Caps Lock from SuperBASIC

Thanks for the various replies. My interest stems from porting Akalabeth to the BBQL. The original Akalabeth, on the Apple II, deals only with capitals, both for input and output. I'm trying to make the QL port as authentic as possible, but am conscious people may get confused if they play the game ...
by georgeo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Enable Caps Lock from SuperBASIC
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Enable Caps Lock from SuperBASIC

Hi everyone,

Is it possible to enable Caps Lock from within SuperBASIC? I expected there to be a system variable I could poke to do this, though couldn't find anything obvious in the SuperBASIC manual.

Thanks in advance for any help,
George.

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