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by georgeo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Enable Caps Lock from SuperBASIC
Replies: 6
Views: 193

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.
by georgeo
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Microdrive CASE - Got one Thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Wanted - Microdrive CASE

Hi Whopper, I recently bought a broken Microdrive off eBay, with the same idea as you (though for the Spectrum rather than the QL). However, I thought I should make some effort to try to repair the drive before discarding the innards to the bin and (sadly!) a good clean and re-seating the pinch roll...
by georgeo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Difference between inline and full version of BASIC constructs
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Difference between inline and full version of BASIC constructs

Hi Steve (everyone),

Thanks for your help. Hopefully these tips will help me debug the dodgy logic in Akalabeth both.

Speak to you soon,
George.
by georgeo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Difference between inline and full version of BASIC constructs
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Difference between inline and full version of BASIC constructs

Hi Tobias, Thanks. I'm working on a real QL, so that may explain why I don't see an error, even with a syntactically wrong version of the program. Can I check if the same rules apply to SELECT statements--that is, does the following represent robust code that should work across various ROM versions:...
by georgeo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Difference between inline and full version of BASIC constructs
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Difference between inline and full version of BASIC constructs

Thanks, though re-reading the description carefully, I wonder if the long form is actually only triggered if there is nothing (other than THEN or : ) after the condition, so I should write: 100 INPUT a 110 IF a > 0 THEN 120 PRINT "POSITIVE" 130 END IF 140 IF a > 20 THEN PRINT "REALLY ...
by georgeo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Difference between inline and full version of BASIC constructs
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Difference between inline and full version of BASIC constructs

Hi everyone, I have a naive question to ask about inline constructions in BASIC (apologies in advance, if this is obvious). Based on the SuperBASIC online manual [http://superbasic-manual.readthedocs.io/] many of the SuperBASIC flow-control constructions have both an inline short hand and a full for...
by georgeo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Expanding the range of QL Adventures
Replies: 94
Views: 9694

Re: Expanding the range of QL Adventures

Hi Tom, Sorry, I only just saw this post. I didn't write the ZX Spectrum port, just did some testing. Someone called Battelbunny gets the credit for that. However, I am making good progress with the QL port. After a few months distraction over the summer writing articles for The Spectrum Show Magazi...
by georgeo
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which video output do you use? Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Re: Which video output do you use? Why?

You asked why - because a QL RGB to SCART cable on my CRT TV produces a pretty authentic and clear display... I can then use Mode 4 or Mode 8 depending on what I want. I struggled with just the UHF for a long time... I have a TV/ monitor with poor connectivity. It supports just composite (separate ...
by georgeo
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - new QL Interface
Replies: 211
Views: 22373

Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Hi everyone,

I can also test Tetroid's interface with several partitions on the CF card. I'll take a look at the relevant commands and let people know how I get on.

Speak to you soon,
George.
by georgeo
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - new QL Interface
Replies: 211
Views: 22373

Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Ah, okay. I read it that the new jumpers and fixed base address was for the new rev. 1 card. I didn't think the jumpers' function could be changed in firmware, so assumed it didn't apply to version we are testing.

Thanks, George.

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