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by mk79
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM
Replies: 83
Views: 5594

Re: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM

Ralf R. wrote:POKE_F !196!330,1 (and also POKE_F !$c4!$14a,1) gives ERR.BP in QPC2.
Turbo extension comes with its own POKE_F that doesn't have quite as many features as the SMSQ version, so try not loading that.
by mk79
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing: The way, QLiberator use the PE
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Announcing: The way, QLiberator use the PE

By the way, disassembling this was a fun little exercise, but essentially they rewrote WMAN in basic. At the level they're doing this it's fairly easy, but still this is not how one should code these days. Using EasyPtr and the real WMAN is always less work and the result will always work better!
by mk79
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing: The way, QLiberator use the PE
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: Announcing: The way, QLiberator use the PE

pjw wrote:BTW, do you have enough of a handle on this to fix the main Q-Liberator window so it can be moved beyond the confines of the 512x256a0x0 screen?
No, that limit is imposed in the compiled code, not in the basic extension.
by mk79
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Hardware pointers and cursors.
Replies: 30
Views: 1593

Re: Hardware pointers and cursors.

That IS pretty cool :D I'm trying to unify the platforms by giving the base QL Q68-like graphics capabilities. Are you saying that PE doesn't care too much about bit order for colour information, or are you saying something different? Bit order flexibility would increase the accessible capabilities...
by mk79
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Hardware pointers and cursors.
Replies: 30
Views: 1593

Re: Hardware pointers and cursors.

The root of my question is: if there were hardware support for funtionality that is currently implemented laboriously in software - that makes the implementation unconscionably difficult to work with - is there any will or desire to shift that load from software to hardware? Sorry, what difficulty ...
by mk79
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QOMBI
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: QOMBI

As usual this is a highly professional, downright over-engineered piece of software from you. I already played a preview and besides the fact that I'm too dumb for it it works and plays very well :-)
by mk79
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Hardware pointers and cursors.
Replies: 30
Views: 1593

Re: Hardware pointers and cursors.

Dave wrote:I've never used the PE for longer than it takes to disable it.
That makes it pretty pointless to talk about pointers with you, doesn't it?
by mk79
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Hardware pointers and cursors.
Replies: 30
Views: 1593

Re: Hardware pointers and cursors.

Let me repeat myself: because under PE the cursor can be more than a 2-bit deep bitmap Even more than that, the PE can alpha-blend the mouse cursor unto the background. I know because I've written that feature. And as mentioned even the text cursor can be a sprite, meaning it can alpha blend with t...
by mk79
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: QL-SD
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: QL-SD

I think I've got a handful left: https://www.kilgus.net/ql/order/ I'm however off sailing for a while, so in any case I cannot ship anything in the next two weeks.
by mk79
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SuperCharge Decompiler
Replies: 53
Views: 6541

Re: SuperCharge Decompiler

First of all, very cool project, congratulations! Now do Qliberator ;)

Martin_Head wrote:It then starts the Talent/Quanta Assembler Workbench monitor
Wow, I didn't know this version existed! I've been using a patched Talent version for the last 25 years, it's an invaluable tool.

Cheers, Marcel