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by tofro
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM

Typical non-Minerva applications that make use of the second screen need do the following: ⋅ Allocate any needed memory from the system ⋅ Go into supervisor mode and never leave it again while the second screen is in use. Note that implies that your program will take over the ma...
by tofro
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM

Typical non-Minerva applications that make use of the second screen need do the following: ⋅ Allocate any needed memory from the system ⋅ Go into supervisor mode and never leave it again while the second screen is in use. Note that implies that your program will take over the mac...
by tofro
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

Pre-1990 systems/OS had the huge disadvantage that there was no common printer model/driver architecture built into them. So, every application had to come with their own printer drivers (for any model in the market, which was a huuuuge task). Today, most printers aren't even intelligent enough to p...
by tofro
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sinclair QL - QL-SD with vDRIVE QL
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Sinclair QL - QL-SD with vDRIVE QL

But don't confuse the SD cards - neither will work with the other's media.

Tobias
by tofro
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Floating a thought to understand the issues...
Replies: 29
Views: 1009

Re: Floating a thought to understand the issues...

Dave wrote:
Another reason why it would do well on a separate CPU.


The keyboard is handled by a separate CPU on the QL

Tobias
by tofro
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RGB to SCART Video * solved *
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: RGB to SCART Video * solved *

Peter wrote:
tofro wrote:The picture I get with a cheap Chinese scaler on a cheap Chinese PC is way better than from OSSC together with an expensive NEC Multisync - So your mileage may vary.

Do you mean Chinese TV?

Erm, yes :oops:
by tofro
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RGB to SCART Video * solved *
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: RGB to SCART Video * solved *

I have tried OSSC. The picture I get with a cheap Chinese scaler on a cheap Chinese PC is way better than from OSSC together with an expensive NEC Multisync - So your mileage may vary. It is, however, a bit of a lucky game with the Chinese scalers whether you get them to work properly with your spec...
by tofro
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Toastrack Numeric Keypad on a QL? Possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Toastrack Numeric Keypad on a QL? Possible?

The Toastrack keypad uses a serial protocol similar to the PC's PS/2 protocol - it would require some serious hacking to get the QL to work with it.

Tobias
by tofro
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: QPC2 freeze on Win 10 laptop going to sleep
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: QPC2 freeze on Win 10 laptop going to sleep

Marcel has actually contacted me and provided a binary that seems to fix the issue.

Problem's gone.

Tobias