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by pjw
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Miracle Systems Gold Card
Replies: 36
Views: 1454

Re: Miracle Systems Gold Card

Pr0f wrote:
tofro wrote:
pjw wrote:Who the heck is Dawn?


A detail that wasn't copied to the Tetroid cards ;) . Purportedly the spouse of one of the developers.

Tobias


I always wondered about that :-)
Perhaps an early example of electronic text messaging.. I wonder if she ever replied..?
by pjw
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Miracle Systems Gold Card
Replies: 36
Views: 1454

Re: Miracle Systems Gold Card

tofro wrote:Easy - it's not in a QL atm, anyhow.
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Who the heck is Dawn?
by pjw
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Menu Generator
Replies: 29
Views: 1779

Re: QL Menu Generator

Martin_Head wrote:I'm working on a QLiberator decompiler at the moment. So I may use the program for testing it.

It's still very much in the development stage, but it does throw out a lot of valid SuperBASIC code.

Great! The one to aim for is Q-Liberator itself, though ;)
by pjw
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Menu Generator
Replies: 29
Views: 1779

Re: QL Menu Generator

RWAP wrote:The German manual is attached - this is indeed QMG :)
Looks interesting! Does anyone have any experience with QMG? Was it any good?
by pjw
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Running game "Werner" under uQLx
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Running game "Werner" under uQLx

<> QemuLator 3.2.1 registered The current version is 3.2.2. Among other things it corrects a long-standing issue with directory handling. I doubt it has anything to do with the matter you describe, although it just might. I mention it mainly because the update, important for some software that I us...
by pjw
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Themes
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Themes

It is a rather simple program. It doesnt have all the tests and error checking of a fully fledged commercial offering. Its a "hacker's" tool. The meaning of that error in that place is that no valid _thb file was found. So either a file name was given but the file was wrong (not a 114b THB...
by pjw
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Themes
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Themes

Thanks for the mention, Dilwyn. In all modesty I should perhaps add that this is a very
minor update to a minor set of utilities! However, interested parties will be able to
follow the bread crumbs to more fulsome information.
by pjw
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Themes
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Themes

Hi Duncan, Well, sort of: The Wman 15bit RGB colours dont correspond to those of any of the "natural" modes. Since its quite complicated to unravel the Wman codes to convert them into real colours, and since there are no hooks into the internal routines to do those conversions, I find the ...
by pjw
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Themes
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Themes

While we wait for a more learned explanation, here is my understanding: These are the new Wman colours, as described in the display_txt document in the SMSQ/E sources. They are not of any particular "mode"; they are mode-agnostic codes. You can use the following colour codes in any wman ob...
by pjw
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: A programming question
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: A programming question

It seems RAM is limited by compatibility with one of the superbasic compilers (Qliberator?) which used the top 3 bits of the address references to store data about the reference. These need to be 'don't care' for decoding (which also makes it 'fun' to write cache management code...), so only bits 2...