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Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Pointer Environment
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: New Pointer Environment

I guess it's a documented feature (QPTR guide etc), so purely in that respect it should be included. But I do take the point that it's rarely if ever been used. Alain, do you have a specific need for it in software, or is it just that you have spotted the problem and wish to get it fixed? As far as...
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Dynamic Sprites
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Dynamic Sprites

Yes, it does work for sprites up to that size :oops: silly me. Looks like the dynamic sprites are being generated correctly after all. Thanks Per. Dilwyn, If Sprv 0.07 is giving a problem you could try SprvAPM on my site which is an update from that. I don't remember if I fixed any Dynamic issues t...
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions
Replies: 30
Views: 2054

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

IIRC only MS Word was WYSIWYG. WordPerfect used text mode but had the famous 'underwater screen' where you could see al the format codes. But in the early PC days I preferred Quill too. WordPerfect has also produced a WYSIWYG version for MSW$, my brother used it in his company, but I don't know if ...
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: 256x256 SCR file sample
Replies: 31
Views: 1331

Re: 256x256 SCR file sample

In your sample scr file has additional header. I know nothing about this header but if you want the tool to create files with such header - give me some link to header description. QL SCR files normally don't have headers. PIC file do and the image data is the same for modes 4 & 8. PIC files ha...
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: EasySprite problems.
Replies: 21
Views: 1084

Re: EasySprite problems.

Bl00dy Hell! Thank you very much. That is seriously impressive. And on a Sunday too. I'll grab it as soon as I can. Thanks Marcel for fixing EasySprite, I had not encoutered that one. Norrman, have you tried loading the _msc file into AppMan? That is a good way to check if the save was OK and extra...
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL / PASCAL
Replies: 95
Views: 5599


I have a slightly off-topic question, but it's related because I need it for another example program. :) Is there a tool (preferably one which can run on a non-QL computer for cross-compiling) which can convert a GIF or BMP or something to the native QL screen format? Maybe with dithering, etc... B...
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Sprite Editor
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: QL Sprite Editor

IIRC, there is a degree of automatic conversion when printing sprites in the high colour modes in GD2. So mode 32 and 33 sprites should work OK either way around. Can't remember for sure about 256 colour sprites, although I *think* they also display OK in mode 32 and 33. Same applies to the mode 64...
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Newer German Abacus (v2.45) discovered
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: Newer German Abacus (v2.45) discovered

I actually don't really see a point in checking for a German ROM in the software (other than trying to artificially limit its use to the computer it was bought with). There's, to my knowledge, no specific ROM utility that would only be available on German QLs, even character comparison routines are...
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QD Hyperhelp
Replies: 19
Views: 1490

Re: QD Hyperhelp

Does GWASS have this problem as far as I remember, GWASS doesn't like tabs. I'm 98% certain of that as I'm now using QED for all my assembly source files and I'm not saving tabs as TAB characters, but as spaces. I'd need to check to be 100% certain though. Sorry Norm, but GWASS does process TABs wi...
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Floppy drives misbehaving
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Floppy drives misbehaving

But I remember Mike Thomlinson from Miracle Systems saying that the FLP_JIGGLE command was only required on a ED Disk drive set as FLP2. He also indicated that the ED Disk Drive head would be damage if it was set as FLP2 , if the FLP_JIGGLE command was not used. Strange that his warning did not fin...