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by BSJR
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Floppy drives misbehaving
Replies: 7
Views: 710

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...
by BSJR
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Floppy drives misbehaving
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Floppy drives misbehaving

lowrybt wrote:Thanks Tobias.

DIR FLP1_ or DIR FLP2_ prompts the correct drives to attempt a directory read. Same is true for Format command.

If you clear the defaults (PROG_USE "": DATA_USE "") WCOPY should access the real FLP2 and report any write problems.

BSJR
by BSJR
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Development Systems and Created Code (reentrant, ROMable, ...)
Replies: 24
Views: 1129

Re: Development Systems and Created Code (reentrant, ROMable, ...)

I have it on a HOT_LOAD key, and just now disproved the assumption made in my previous message: Each HOT_LOAD instance loads a new copy of the program. (Funny the need was felt to add, and document, the "I" (for impure) parameter for HOT_LOAD then, as it doesnt make any sense.) Of course ...
by BSJR
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Copying subdirectory structure and contents
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Copying subdirectory structure and contents

Hello, Returning to QL use after a span of years. Running a QL with SGC and two floppy drives. Using WCOPY does not seem to copy over subdirectories. Is there a certain syntax (or different command) to achieve that result? Is it simply that WCOPY copies the contents of the current directory and not...
by BSJR
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: puzzled cst qdisk interface
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: puzzled cst qdisk interface

Is a cst qdisk interface indicating its presence at start up in the upperlines of the screen ?? does anyone have the possibility to sent me a screenprint . since my interface is NOT displaying anything , defective or ........ i verified with a rom module , and that one displays in the top line . it...
by BSJR
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Emacs Programming
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: Emacs Programming

Hi Per, I will give it go, thank you for the solution to this. Is it possible to make Qliberator when loaded as a Thing to accept a S*Basic file for compilation, something line: EXEP QLIB;compile$ I know this is not possible, but since the source code to Qliberator has been decompiled, maybe this o...
by BSJR
Mon May 25, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions
Replies: 12
Views: 663

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: 4498

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: 438

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.

BSJR
by BSJR
Sat May 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New QL graphics format
Replies: 8
Views: 729

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...