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by ql_freak
Sun May 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2316

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

Although the QL came earlier than ST and Mac, the multitasking scheduler was already preemptive - technologically superior to the cooperative multitasking of the other machines, where every program could block the whole system. One moment... Neither the original Macintosh nor the Atari ST have had ...
by ql_freak
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL World magazine scans
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: QL World magazine scans

[quote="Derek_Stewart" The best way to remove ghost image of the other side of the scanned page, is to adjust the scanner Gammer and Brightness / Contrast settings. [/quote] Edit: Christian had already written that. Nope! Simply put a fully black paper (or even better card) on the back sid...
by ql_freak
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Extension bus questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Q68 Extension bus questions...

Dave wrote:Having a bit of difficulty getting a little something talking reliably.... :D Yes, I have got the logic analyser out. Yes I have sort-of answers. I just really need "the final word" so I know what to do next.


Wow! I know a bit of QL-Hardware!

But here ... I'm out of order...
by ql_freak
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Psion Chess
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Psion Chess

It seems to work in high colour mode on my HD monitor too. Just remember to QPC_QLSCREMU 4 first. Also from me: Thank You Jochen Hassler for the nice EXE of Psion Chess! Thank you "pjw" for the tip with "QPC_QLSCREMU 4", works great, see screenshots. PsionChessOnQPC2_3D_FullyMul...
by ql_freak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Psion Chess
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Psion Chess

Theres a version that comes with QLE that works fine in QPC2. Its not PE, but it doesnt misbehave nor does it take over the system. Both 2D and 3D seem to work ok. And it still beats me most of the time ;) Thank you! I have found it on QL/E and it runs perfectly, unfortunately here only with QL res...
by ql_freak
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Psion Chess
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Psion Chess

Have now downloaded Psion Chess for DOS (it's easy to find with Google). HORROR! Does not run in Windows 10 on XP it only runs fullscreen and without colours AND with an horrible upscaled resolution ("pixelig"). As far as I can remember on the QL it looked really great in 3D mode - on DOS ...
by ql_freak
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Bug in QL C - Lattice C?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Bug in QL C - Lattice C?

Warning: QLC (Lattice C 3.02) has one really horrible bug in stdio.h. When it returns EOF (which must be an int - that was always so, even in K&R C), it returns a char. As char is signed on the 68000, when the character code FF (decimal 255) exists in a file, it is sign extended and EOF (-1) is ...
by ql_freak
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Is it possible to get a list of all (normal) device drivers?
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Is it possible to get a list of all (normal) device drivers?

Thank You Marcel!

Very nice program, lists even the name of the REDIR device from Phil Borman.
by ql_freak
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Is it possible to get a list of all (normal) device drivers?
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Is it possible to get a list of all (normal) device drivers?

Thank you, would be a way, but I find it too cumbersome. Perhaps I try to write a Machine code program, which scans the open routine of all device drivers for vector 122 (IO.NAME) and afterwards looks for the next jsr call and look 6 bytes afterwards for the name. Will most probably be more complica...
by ql_freak
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Is it possible to get a list of all (normal) device drivers?
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Is it possible to get a list of all (normal) device drivers?

Is it possible to get a list (e.g. in a string array) of NORMAL device drivers? For directory device drivers this is quite easy: 10140 REMark create string array with list of directory device drivers: 10150 __sys__dirdevs%=0:DIM __sys__dirdev$(19,10) 10160 dd=PEEK_L(VER$(-2)+72):REMark get pointer t...