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by BSJR
Mon May 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions

The files are icompatible between PC and QL. They have different header flags in the furst 4 bytes if I remember correctly -but I might be wrong. The character sets are different. I have tried XChange for PCs some years ago and could read my QL-Archive files also there. A major difference is that i...
by BSJR
Sun May 24, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD SBASIC Parser Thing
Replies: 41
Views: 3860

Re: QD SBASIC Parser Thing

If there was any documentation, I no longer remember. Its too long ago. All my physical stuff is elsewhere so I cant check. Someone else please pipe up! The QD manual does not explain anything but there is a small chapter in the SMSQ/E manual: "The SBASIC Interface Thing" (page 33). A wor...
by BSJR
Tue May 12, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QSpread?
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: QSpread?

Giorgio Garabello wrote:I know that QSPREAD has now become freeware but what is the real situation of this important software. Is it updated or abandoned? what is the latest version?

The last QSpread version I got from JMS is 4.04 dated 17/04/2005. I am not aware of any later update.

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by BSJR
Sat May 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QL graphics format
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: New QL graphics format

.... The _PIC format after all is just an on-disk version of the PE's internal save area data structure and putting stuff in front of it breaks the structure. The same is true for EasyPtr by the way, check out the description of WSAIN. A more compatible approach would be for example to set an addit...
by BSJR
Fri May 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QL graphics format
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: New QL graphics format

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't quite get what's the advantage of this proposed format in contrast to a sprite with no mask (which is something I specifically implemented for this usage scenario). Cheers, Marcel When a PIC is unpacked to a buffer it can be partially shown in a window with ...
by BSJR
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMSQmulator 2.29
Replies: 0
Views: 276

SMSQmulator 2.29

For those not on the QL-Users List, with the SMSQ/E 3.36 update there is also a new version of this emulator.
http://www.wlenerz.com/SMSQmulator/

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by BSJR
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Running SMSQ/E
Replies: 43
Views: 6653

Re: Running SMSQ/E

Hi, Thank you the information, which does make sense. But, when I load Gold.bin (SMSQ/E v3.36) on a SuperGold Card, JS Rom, the boot process goes into a boot loop, unless I use an IF statement to test for SMSQ/E. How do I load SMSQ/E without an IF statement? Does the QL ROM have a bearing on this? ...
by BSJR
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q40/Q60 Roms
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: Q40/Q60 Roms

...Yes, but you need UV light to erase. If you do it seldom, even sunlight might be an option. Do blank check before trying to program. So far I have only needed it once for my Thor and used the Z88 Eprom eraser to clear the old data. I made a small adapter out of cardboard to make sure the UV ligh...
by BSJR
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QLiberator v3.37
Replies: 51
Views: 2806

Re: New QLiberator v3.37

<> Normally it's not a feature I would use but as it's allowed it should be accepted by Qlib for END FOR (& END REP & NEXT) or at least produce an alert at compile time. I agree that this should be flagged, but as above, making it SMSQ/E compatible might not be easy, especially if the resul...
by BSJR
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QLiberator v3.37
Replies: 51
Views: 2806

Re: New QLiberator v3.37

Hi everyone, We now consider the next round of improvements, bug fixes, etc. Here is the list so far ... As a big fan of Qlib I must congratulate all who contribute to this project. I have not yet tested it but would like to see a few issues fixed in any final 3.37. 1. The INSTR_CASE keyword as fea...