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by M68008
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FGPA Anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 3432

Re: FGPA Anyone?

I'd gladly give it a go if you want.l At some point I started rewriting the benchmark and never completed that, but I've found a an old copy (from 2011!): http://www.terdina.net/ql/soft/benchmark.zip At QL speed, it should run for 20+ minutes (dots in channel #0 show progress), then spit cryptic nu...
by M68008
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FGPA Anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 3432

Re: FGPA Anyone?

This is not true anymore, somebody implemented an open source scaler so there are no more commercial IP blocks. But you need the I/O board for the SD-card slot (or maybe a smaller SD-card only board if that exists). Good to know! I've implemented the DRAM simulation the way Nasta described it here ...
by M68008
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FGPA Anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 3432

Re: FGPA Anyone?

Good job! I was thinking about the same these days... glad I don't have to even be tempted since it's already done! :) I'll probably end up getting a Mister some day to play with it and learn some FPGA rudiments, but every time I'm ready to buy I'm turned off by the price of the pre-built IO boards ...
by M68008
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL-VGA
Replies: 33
Views: 1376

Re: QL-VGA

Curious about implementation: do you convert and output the pixels as they come in, or rather store the frame in memory?
by M68008
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: P.I. Cole - noir detective game
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Re: P.I. Cole - noir detective game

I had some machine code to do RLE compression, I'll look for it. It should be easy to further optimize it for B&W images.

Daniele
by M68008
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emulator for Mac with macOS Catalina
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Q-emulator for Mac with macOS Catalina

Having received a number of requests for a 64 bit version, I might reconsider. I decided to buy a new (used) Mac for the port and have been working on it for three weeks now. It's only partially working so far, so no promises. The issue remains that I don't currently use a Mac other than for develop...
by M68008
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?
Replies: 15
Views: 2206

Re: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?

Depends on your goals. If you want to maximize the number of people who try and play your game, a free download here and on Dilwyn's QL software page sounds like the way to go.
by M68008
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Got my QL today YAY but.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1625

Re: Got my QL today YAY but.....

Try DeoxIT?
by M68008
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: QEmulator RENAME issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1820

Re: QEmulator RENAME issue

Another common issue that usually manifests itself with "access denied" errors is an antivirus locking the drive.
by M68008
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: QEmulator RENAME issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1820

Re: QEmulator RENAME issue

Hi Andrew,

what was win2_ mapped to? (QXL.WIN, Windows folder, etc.)?