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by mk79
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMSQ/E Source Reading
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: SMSQ/E Source Reading

I disagree on it being hard to read. I agree, it doesn't read like a good book, or perhaps, some higher level languages, but in the main, I find it "not too bad" to read. As somebody who has read, written and foremost debugged hundreds of thousands of lines of assembler I still disagree ;...
by mk79
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMSQ/E Source Reading
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: SMSQ/E Source Reading

I get the impression that I'm probably the only person in the world who finds Tony's code extremely hard to read! I suppose it must be me that's "at fault" then. :( Why? Assembler is inherently hard to read, especially when written by somebody else. TT had a very clean and mostly consiste...
by mk79
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMSQ/E Source Reading
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: SMSQ/E Source Reading

Derek_Stewart wrote:I am sure I used Super Gold Card with SMSQ/E and the microdrives worked. I think this was about version 2.76.
Your memory might be playing tricks here, MDV drivers were never part of SMSQ/E. Trust me on this, I happen to know that code.
by mk79
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMSQ/E Source Reading
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: SMSQ/E Source Reading

Dave wrote:Strip out the microdrive code and that leaves 12 lines :P
Considering that there is no MDV driver in SMSQ/E I find this highly unlikely ;)
by mk79
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMSQ/E Source Reading
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: SMSQ/E Source Reading

There are probably 230000 lines of code. I suggest reading what‘s interesting to you and leave the rest out ;)
by mk79
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL-VGA
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: QL-VGA

Exactly why I'm hoping you will be able to bring your device to market. That is much too early to tell. It's probably easier to manufacture than the QL-SD but we'll see. How do you expect your device to connect the QL eventually - will it be expansion connector (with through connector) for example?...
by mk79
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL-VGA
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: QL-VGA

Great work Marcel, look forward to it becoming available! Theold solution of using the cheap City-Skys Chinese scart-hdmi upscaler worked well, including fixing the "missing pixels" issue, but was clumsy - see https://www.qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=770&hilit=city+skies+dilw...
by mk79
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL-VGA
Replies: 12
Views: 446

QL-VGA

A new little side project of mine that might be of interest: https://www.kilgus.net/2019/04/21/ql-vga-part-1/
by mk79
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 170
Views: 60030

Re: Happy Birthday!

vanpeebles wrote:Happy Birthday Mr Navigator, sadly gone but still well remembered.
Yeah, one of the upcoming changes in QPC were done for him (https://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2057#p18450), alas, too late.
by mk79
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sinclair QL - QL-SD with vDRIVE QL
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Sinclair QL - QL-SD with vDRIVE QL

vDriveQL was the one connected to the external MDV connector, right? In case of the QL-SD variants that replace an internal MDV two pins on the MDV connector must be bridged (1&2) so that the chain isn't broken. Also I guess that afterwards vDrive QL becomes MDV2.