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by Martin_Head
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SuperCharge Decompiler
Replies: 53
Views: 5933

Re: SuperCharge Decompiler

Yes, this last version (0619) is definitively a step forward in the term of usability and easiness of the program. I am trying to decode the program Astrologer/Astronomer from DP and I got the error "assignArray is full", i did try different (bigger value) for the array but so far no succ...
by Martin_Head
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SuperCharge Decompiler
Replies: 53
Views: 5933

Re: SuperCharge Decompiler

Here is an update to the DisCharge decompiler. DisCharge now supports 7 SuperCharge versions, and 6 Turbo code generator versions. I have also tried to make the decompiler a little easier to use by automating the process of disassembling. When you run the DisCharge program, It now asks you for the f...
by Martin_Head
Sat May 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Asymmetric multiprocessing...
Replies: 71
Views: 2734

Re: Asymmetric multiprocessing...

So far we have (including IRC discussion and computer lab discussion: A 6502 and Beeb tube implementation 80486DX and run Windows 3.1 in a window on the QL? RiscPC style! ATmega, and the variety of IO/datalogging it could provide. A large FPGA as the ultimate dev board that can be anything you want...
by Martin_Head
Sat May 04, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Long File Name device driver
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Long File Name device driver

Excellent - there was the sub device driver also, but from memory it failed on WDIR or WCOPY.... Rich Not sure if I tried WDIR or WCOPY. If you use WSTAT, it gets a little upset if it encounters a long file name that has been chopped down to 36 characters with the '....' in the middle. The file siz...
by Martin_Head
Fri May 03, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Long File Name device driver
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Long File Name device driver

I have been playing around with a directory device driver that supports long file names (up to 72 characters). By adding a path to the start of any file name provided by the operating system. On a per job basis. So each job could have a LFN1_ device pointing at a different directory on the same stor...
by Martin_Head
Wed May 01, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Hello & help needed with QL networking and TK2
Replies: 20
Views: 1063

Re: Hello & help needed with QL networking and TK2

Just to check. When you install the ROM, you mean a physical ROM and not a software copy of Toolkit 2. You need an actual ROM IC for the timings to work. I'm not too up on the actual hardware connection and handshaking. And what I do know comes from the SMSQ/E sources. Which is basically the TK2 net...
by Martin_Head
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Hello & help needed with QL networking and TK2
Replies: 20
Views: 1063

Re: Hello & help needed with QL networking and TK2

I'm pretty sure that Toolkit 2 changed the network timings a little bit. See http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/ebooks/QL%20Toolkit%202%20-%20Tony%20Tebby.pdf around page 50 it lists the handshaking network protocol for Toolkit 2. You might also try using a lower network station number than 63, as that is...
by Martin_Head
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 64
Views: 5333

Re: Today I Received...

The Prism modem I bought came as standard with a gray case, not a black one, and I got a custom black one from the manufacturer. The front and back where hand cut, so they may have made them from what they had laying around. Like I mentioned, the one I had was a very early unit that required firmwa...
by Martin_Head
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help fixing a dead QL
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Help fixing a dead QL

It sounds like you have the facilities to unsolder IC's without damaging them. You also say you have lots of spare RAM chips. So why not unsolder all the RAM chips, check the PCB, fit IC sockets, then replace all the RAM chips at once. If this fixes it, then test the old chips one at a time to see w...
by Martin_Head
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: A question about OPEN
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: A question about OPEN

Do you mean sort of "anchoring" a virtual device off some point in the file system, like QPC's DOS device? In theory, I think something like that could work. The idea is, The file system on the media supports 128 byte file headers, with 72 byte file names. When a file is opened by an appl...