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by M68008
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS

Sparrowhawk wrote:Daniele, when I purchased the upgrade via PayPal, it did not redirect me back to your website - is this normal?


Yes. You should get a confirmation email for the payment, though.
by M68008
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS

Sparrowhawk wrote:Just in time for Apple ARM silicon - typical Apple :D


Yes, maybe I can wait ARM out and just wait for their next architecture switch :)
by M68008
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Q-emuLator 2.0 for macOS

The 64-bit version of Q-emuLator for Intel Macs is finally out.

Catalina.jpg


It runs on macOS 10.14 or later.

More info: http://qemulator.blogspot.com/
Download from http://www.terdina.net/ql/MacQL.html

My thanks to the beta testers.

Daniele
by M68008
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?
Replies: 34
Views: 1844

Re: Newbie: Where to start to learn QL assembly language?

ql_freak wrote:DO NOT USE THE METACOMCO ASSEMBLER! It can IMHO not even create position independent code (was my first assembler - had nothing better).


I use the Metacomco assembler, no problems here in creating position-independent code and QL executables.
by M68008
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ICE ROM file
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: ICE ROM file

Code: Select all

sbytes flp1_ice_rom,49152,16384
by M68008
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Sam the Little Spaceman
Replies: 24
Views: 1727

Re: Sam the Little Spaceman

That's weird, in general vDrive does support the mdump format and converts it on the fly to the simpler QLay format it uses internally at runtime.
by M68008
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Sam the Little Spaceman
Replies: 24
Views: 1727

Re: Sam the Little Spaceman

However, vDrive and QLAY2 all see it as a corrupt MDV image as they generally seem to like theirs 172KB in size not 159KB. The mdump utility creates microdrive images in a format different from the QLay one. For example, it includes multiple copies of bad sectors in case this can help data recovery...
by M68008
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Sam the Little Spaceman
Replies: 24
Views: 1727

Re: Sam the Little Spaceman

The bad sectors in this image seem to be all unused, so it's fine.
by M68008
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 89
Views: 10688

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

AFAIK neither the original Macintosh nor the original Atari ST have any multitasking neither preemptive nor cooperative. They both are single tasking operating systems with a GUI (Graphical User Interface). ... OK I have read in this article, that the classic Mac supports cooperative Multitasking, ...
by M68008
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/
Replies: 60
Views: 3615

Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

The most expensive QL I bought had a £399 price tag... but since that was in 1984, it's equivalent to about £1300 today. Crazy! And I think that one year later they were already selling for 1/3 the original price.