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by pjw
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Returning values from a basic extension function
Replies: 31
Views: 878

Re: Returning values from a basic extension function

mk79 wrote:<>

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        move.w  bv..chrix,a1

Haha, thats pretty definitive, yes!
by pjw
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Returning values from a basic extension function
Replies: 31
Views: 878

Re: Returning values from a basic extension function

Hi Tobias, My point was that the current manual (Qdos / SMS Reference Manual V 4.5) appears to be wrong. I pointed out the matter to Wolfgang and he corrected it in that rather specific way, ie applies to Qdos only. I believe I only looked at SMSQ/E and JS, possibly Minerva. Perhaps he knows somethi...
by pjw
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Returning values from a basic extension function
Replies: 31
Views: 878

Re: Returning values from a basic extension function

[quote="tofro"]<> normalised moveq #6,d1 ; No. of bytes needed move.w BV.CHRIX,a0 jsr (a0) <> A point though: There appears to be some confusion over the BV.CHRIX/qa.resri call. Some versions of the Qdos - SMSQ/E Reference state that the call must be made with a1 -> RI stack (rel a6). Ther...
by pjw
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Returning values from a basic extension function
Replies: 31
Views: 878

Re: Returning values from a basic extension function

Many of us cut our teeth on Simon Goodwin's DIY Toolkits. His code is well documented and covers all the main aspects of toolkit development - and then some. I believe they can be found on Dilwyn's massive site. However, you should note that he uses the old Qdos nomenclature, not that currently use ...
by pjw
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Help! My ALT key has been hijacked!
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Help! My ALT key has been hijacked!

Thanks Tobias. I'll try it out tomorrow.

Edit: Those who know how to use the Internet have a clear advantage too, it seems! I shoulda thunk before panicking.. ;)
by pjw
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Help! My ALT key has been hijacked!
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Help! My ALT key has been hijacked!

Since M$ discontinued support for W7 I retired my old Macbook laptop rather than pay the window tax to "upgrade". But now I have need of the old beast, so I just installed Ubuntu, Wine and QPC2 on it. To all appearances, everything in QPC2 works like under W7 - except that Linux, X11 (or w...
by pjw
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD Hyperhelp
Replies: 19
Views: 934

Re: QD Hyperhelp

Hi, I think Per's point is that uncompressed TABs can cause the assembley source fike to be too large. But, why not decompress TABs on loading ibto QD, then compress TABs on save. I am not sure if QD can be configured like this. It can, but its a nuisance when viewing files in QPAC for those of us ...
by pjw
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD Hyperhelp
Replies: 19
Views: 934

Re: QD Hyperhelp

I never liked the Tab compression. I dont like it either. Bloody nuisance. Many of the SMSQ/E source files are thus compressed, and unless you have tab compression set in QD you get the unreadable compressed version when you load them. For some of those files you actually NEED tab compression or th...
by pjw
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Knoware.no
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: Knoware.no

Hi Per, Excellent programme, the manual is well written. Thanks! You actually read the manual?! Gosh, what a bunch of nerds we are.. ;) I altered my Fileinfo2 config, to add QV. I usually use the Fileinfo2 PIC Viewer to display PIC files. But it only knows about the specific graphics format of thd ...
by pjw
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Knoware.no
Replies: 43
Views: 5088

Re: Knoware.no

Hi Dilwyn, Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback! It always amazes me how very different my homely programs work in other people's environment, despite my best efforts: <>I take it the fact that both versions complain about the lack of Wolfgang's BMP extensions is that as hinted in the manual, it'...