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Hello from the Netherlands

Postby tverweij » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:31 pm

Hi Everyone!

I had a QL (and loved it!) back in the 80ties but never found anyone else that had one :(
I came on this forum by chance and was very surprised to see that the QL still lives; I never imaged that, after more than 30 years, hardware, software and OS was still developed and available :P

In the meantime, I already installed QPC2, but I see that all my previous knowledge of the QL disappeared during the years, so I have to learn everything all over again.
I hope you can help me with a lot of (stupid) question about the QL in the period to come.

Regards,
Theo


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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Postby Giorgio Garabello » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:57 pm

tverweij wrote:Hi Everyone!

I had a QL (and loved it!) back in the 80ties but never found anyone else that had one :(
I came on this forum by chance and was very surprised to see that the QL still lives; I never imaged that, after more than 30 years, hardware, software and OS was still developed and available :P

In the meantime, I already installed QPC2, but I see that all my previous knowledge of the QL disappeared during the years, so I have to learn everything all over again.
I hope you can help me with a lot of (stupid) question about the QL in the period to come.

Regards,
Theo

Welcome!
If you want to try something easy you can download the Black Phoenix distro:
http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/black-phoenix-en/


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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Postby vanpeebles » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:02 pm

Welcome to the forum!! :)


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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Postby janbredenbeek » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:26 pm

tverweij wrote:Hi Everyone!

I had a QL (and loved it!) back in the 80ties but never found anyone else that had one :(

Never heard of Sin_QL_air? :o
I came on this forum by chance and was very surprised to see that the QL still lives; I never imaged that, after more than 30 years, hardware, software and OS was still developed and available :P

In the meantime, I already installed QPC2, but I see that all my previous knowledge of the QL disappeared during the years, so I have to learn everything all over again.

I've written several programs between 1985-1995, then did nothing on the QL for 20 years, but surprisingly had not much trouble remembering all programming tricks. Must have a very good long-term memory :)
I hope you can help me with a lot of (stupid) question about the QL in the period to come.

The only stupid questions are the questions never asked... Welcome back!

Jan.


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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Postby tverweij » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:48 pm

janbredenbeek wrote:
Never heard of Sin_QL_air? :o


Nope - just found out about it in your posts ;)
I had the "Sinclair gebruiker" magazine in that time, with lots of ZX81 and Spectrum information (I also had them too) - but almost no QL :x
(and almost everyone else at that time was using MSX in my neighborhood)

Theo


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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Postby Outsoft » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:39 pm

tverweij wrote:Hi Everyone!

I had a QL (and loved it!) back in the 80ties but never found anyone else that had one :(
I came on this forum by chance and was very surprised to see that the QL still lives; I never imaged that, after more than 30 years, hardware, software and OS was still developed and available :P

In the meantime, I already installed QPC2, but I see that all my previous knowledge of the QL disappeared during the years, so I have to learn everything all over again.
I hope you can help me with a lot of (stupid) question about the QL in the period to come.

Regards,
Theo


Hi Theo, nice to meet another QL friend ;)


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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Postby RWAP » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:00 pm

Welcome to the forums - please feel free to ask for help, or just have a browse around the forums, the QL Wiki and the SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual to get some guidance :)


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Postby NormanDunbar » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:38 pm

Greetings and welcome to our happy gathering. ;)

Rich (RWAP) was pointing you to our Wiki which you can find on http://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk which has masses of useful information about the QL and its cousins, and the SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual which is also online (and can be downloaded for offline perusal) at https://superbasic-manual.readthedocs.io/en/latest/. Both are open to be updated if you happen to have some information.

If you are interested in Assembly Language, then feel free to help yourself to my book on the matter at http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/downloads/QLToday/QL_Assembly.pdf as well as a few little "slightly irregular" QL Assembly eMagazines at http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/downloads/AssemblyLanguage/Issue_001/Assembly_Language_001.pdf, http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/downloads/AssemblyLanguage/Issue_002/Assembly_Language_002.pdf and (finally) http://qdosmsq.dunbar-it.co.uk/downloads/AssemblyLanguage/Issue_003/Assembly_Language_003.pdf. (Unashamed plug! :D :D :D ).

There are a lot of knowledgeable hardware people on here too, and they don't mind answering questions!

If you wish to download the entire SBASIC/SuperBASIC online manual, then go to the link above, scroll down the page to the bottom where on the far left you will see "Read the docs" and a down pointing arrow - click it. On the window that pops down, click PDF, EPUB or HTML to download the desired format.

If you are looking for software, well check out the Sinclair QL Homepage where just about everything (legal) is available - more being added almost all the time too. That's at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/.

Have fun!

Cheers,
Norm.


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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Postby janbredenbeek » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:34 pm

tverweij wrote:
janbredenbeek wrote:
Never heard of Sin_QL_air? :o


Nope - just found out about it in your posts ;)
I had the "Sinclair gebruiker" magazine in that time, with lots of ZX81 and Spectrum information (I also had them too) - but almost no QL :x
(and almost everyone else at that time was using MSX in my neighborhood)

I still have all copies of that magazine. It was short-lived (from late 1984 to december 1985) and tied to the LOI, a private education institute. There were not many commercial Dutch Sinclair-dedicated magazines here and I got most of my information from British magazines (fortunately the local book store had plenty of them). Needless to say my knowledge of English got a firm boost then! :D
There was also a HCC Sinclair user group, but they were more oriented on the ZX81 and Spectrum. It seems they still exist today but have merged with the Commodore user group :o

Jan.


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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

Postby tverweij » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:45 am

Thanks all!!

I downloaded a lot of the resources mentioned and I am starting to read.

Theo



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