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by mk79
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: motherboard mod
Replies: 6
Views: 108

motherboard mod

I think that was part of the US Version and maybe connected to the NTSC capability. But I might remember that wrong
by mk79
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mister QL
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: MiSTer QL

mk79 wrote:
bixio60 wrote:- not able to mount anymore virtual HD (before yes with QL core 20200108) on the second Card on IO board, neither i call it QXL.WIN (default, should be automatically mounted).
Noted, but no time to check right now.
Update: works fine for me.

All the best, Marcel
by mk79
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Dr. Jim's QL Dumping Ground
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Dr. Jim's QL Dumping Ground

QL Characters by Philip Smith, Sinclair User March 1985 "To return the characters use POKE_L 167722,41304." I have not tried to find out what the POKE_L 167722,41304 does. But it's way past the system variables, and probably in the common heap. I would guess that it's trying to directly a...
by mk79
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Links to QL Services and Websites
Topic: Moved ZXSimulator page to better free hosting site
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Moved ZXSimulator page to better free hosting site

I got QPC1 to boot in DOSBox. A few questions, can it be set up to take the entire screen of DOSBox for 512x256 and can you get around the "press key" to continue? QPC1 does 512x256 in the nearest resolution, IIRC 512x384, so there is a black border below. "-r" command line argu...
by mk79
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched
Replies: 36
Views: 2989

Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Second paragraph of the Wikipedia article Despite the name, the machine is not directly affiliated with Sinclair Research Ltd., Sir Clive Sinclair or the current owner of the trademarks Sky Group. Instead the license to use the "Sinclair" name and "ZX Spectrum" trademark was gran...
by mk79
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Links to QL Services and Websites
Topic: Moved ZXSimulator page to better free hosting site
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Moved ZXSimulator page to better free hosting site

Started this project a few months ago after this thread but eventually ran out of time. Main problem is that the QPC1 SMSQ/E is relatively old and most of the current software doesn't work with it anymore, so I had to downgrade quite a few tools for the demo disc: https://www.kilgus.net/qpc/live/
by mk79
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mister QL
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: MiSTer QL

NormanDunbar wrote:This topic confuses me (easily done). I see "Mister QL" in my unread notifications, and wonder what Dilwyn has been up to!
:D In any case it's written wrong, it should be cased as "MiSTer"
by mk79
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mister QL
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: MiSTer QL

- not able to mount anymore virtual HD (before yes with QL core 20200108) on the second Card on IO board, neither i call it QXL.WIN (default, should be automatically mounted). Noted, but no time to check right now. - I have the RTC module mounted, but I suppose QL core doesn't use it, right? Is thi...
by mk79
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Returning values from a basic extension function
Replies: 31
Views: 878

Re: Returning values from a basic extension function

daniel_baum wrote:It's SMSQ/E 3.36. The extension works. It just fails to find some names which it finds successfully after the NEW.
You test in the main SBasic or some daughter SBasic?

Marcel
by mk79
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Returning values from a basic extension function
Replies: 31
Views: 878

Re: Returning values from a basic extension function

Also, is it possible to change the cursor colour in QD? On my system (QPC2 in high colour mode) it's light blue, and doesn't stand out very well against the grey background. Cursors are sprites on SMSQ/E, they can have any colour, alpha transparency and even animation. Check out marcel-theme and fa...