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by polka
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: People's opinions on the best free software
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: People's opinions on the best free software

To put all the tools of the C68 runtime on only ONE! 720K floppy was difficult - but I succeeded ! So that I could use the second floppy drive for my projects...
POLKa
by polka
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: People's opinions on the best free software
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: People's opinions on the best free software

It's difficult to run interesting tools on an original "BB_QL", not only because of the limited memory but also because you cannot put much load and stress on the microdrives. The first development tool that I bought for my unexpanded QL was the Lattice C compiler (coming in two microdrive...
by polka
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: People's opinions on the best free software
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: People's opinions on the best free software

For an unexpanded QL with only microdrives, not to forget : FORTH development tools. There were principally two formerly commercial packages : the Computer One and the Digital Precision. Because on an unexpanded QL you have only 128K ram ; 32K are used for the display, so you have only 96K-- left. F...
by polka
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Game Over !
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Game Over !

Answer to my own question : I tried and it is not possible to format the first partition ! All the other partitions may be formatted if prealably you passed the command "WIN_FORMAT 1" but not partition one. Forget not to pass the command "WIN_FORMAT 0" after using the QL FORMAT c...
by polka
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Game Over !
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Game Over !

Hi all ! game restarted. Vitaliy kindly repaired my Tetroid card for CF chips and now, it works OK again. In the mean time, as I have two QLs (one JM and one JS), I bought a second Tetroid card, this one with Minerva, to supplement my JM QL. So, by now I have 5 CF chips, two 8Gb one 1Gb and two 512M...
by polka
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: My First Sinclair QL
Replies: 10
Views: 1673

Re: My First Sinclair QL

1.) Scart or Composite Video Cable https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-QL-High-Quality-RGB-Scart-Lead-Video-Cable-TV-Lead-SGC-Compatible-/260814300633 I am surprised by this Ebay offer, because I did my own SCART cable for my QL, and with the sole QL plug, it worked only with a special video monito...
by polka
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Switch off Pointer Toolkit
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: Switch off Pointer Toolkit

Use Minerva ? yes indeed ! I use a JM QL, because it was my first one, that I bought in 1984 (with aQWERTY keyboard, because it was not even officially imported in France - with an AZERTY keyboard). I soon added a Sandy SuperQboard which added 512K ram, interfaces for parallel printer and floppy and...
by polka
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Switch off Pointer Toolkit
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: Switch off Pointer Toolkit

To be noted : the boot loaded by the starter kit works only with JS (and after) ROMs. With my JM ROM, it does not. (but I don't care, I use my own boot - and setup).
POLKa
by polka
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Switch off Pointer Toolkit
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: Switch off Pointer Toolkit

Even simpler : change the name of the BOOT file (rename it). On next startup or reset, the QL doesn't find it, so it starts by default with nothing ; Question : how did you initialize and partition your (8Gb ?) CF card ? If you used the Haoui starter kit floppy, it loaded a lot of files in partition...
by polka
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Game Over !
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Game Over !

2/ transferring all my 720Kb floppies into the two last partitions of my 1Gb CF card (DOG8 part.22 and DOG9 part.23) This was done selecting the destination with PET n and using commands "WCOPY flp1_ to win2_Bi_Dj_" (i=1 to 8, and j=1 to 14); I had 8 boxes of 14 floppies to transfer, four ...