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by georgeo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: My First Sinclair QL
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: My First Sinclair QL

I have a Tetroid disk interface with Compact Flash, and find it to be an excellent addition. Microdrive wafers are getting fragile with age. Best to put everything on floppy and use the wafers sparingly.
by georgeo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Expanding the range of QL Adventures
Replies: 106
Views: 18822

Re: Expanding the range of QL Adventures

Modest updates to Akalabeth: World of Doom. Player now receives reward (hit points) when leaving dungeon and the special attacks for thief and gremlin are implemented--thief special attack is particularly annoying as they keep stealing your weapons! Try it out from: https://github.com/SinclairQL/aka...
by georgeo
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Pawn
Replies: 21
Views: 2518

Re: QL Pawn

QL Pawn is a brilliant game for QL, though I'm far from completing it. Only complaint is that saving your progress requires a blank microdrive cartridge, even for the floppy version. I have a trusty cartridge that I use for this, though it feels a bit of a waste–plus slightly risky!
by georgeo
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 8668

Re: Naive question about SCART connection on TV

Hello, I've a question for georgeo... Looking at the screen you've posted, I see you have a very good resolution on your UMC TV. Did you see the full characters on the side of the screen, like on a monitor? Is it about the quality of the cable or have you made adjustments to the TV? I made my own S...
by georgeo
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 8668

Re: Naive question about SCART connection on TV

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Tonight, I am a very happy QL owner. New RGB to SCART cable from Retro Computing Shack is working beautifully. Thanks to everyone for your help, George.
by georgeo
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 8668

Re: Naive question about SCART connection on TV

Hi everyone, Thanks for your various replies. This is more complicated than I imagine. I should also correct something I said earlier. My TV does not allow me to manually select between SCART (composite) and SCART RGB. It simply has a SCART source, so I assume it relies on getting the right signals ...
by georgeo
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 8668

Re: Naive question about SCART connection on TV

Hi Mark,

Thanks. I suspect my TV is a few years old. I can manually select the source and adjust the input size, so will give it a go.

Thanks again,
George.
by georgeo
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Naive question about SCART connection on TV
Replies: 56
Views: 8668

Naive question about SCART connection on TV

Hi everyone I recently picked up a new (to me) TV with better connectivity for plugging my old computers into: it's a UMC S16/3NG. It's a brand I've never heard of, but the display seems good enough for retro computing and it gives a clearer UHF output from my BB QL than my old TV. I also notice it ...
by georgeo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Expanding the range of QL Adventures
Replies: 106
Views: 18822

Re: Expanding the range of QL Adventures

Hi everyone,

A quick look at Jan Jones' book suggests that I should use RETURN if I want to exit a procedure before the end, which is what I have mostly done--except for the typo, which is probably what Martyn was referring to.

Thanks for your help,
George.
by georgeo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Expanding the range of QL Adventures
Replies: 106
Views: 18822

Re: Expanding the range of QL Adventures

Hi Martyn, Thanks for the advice. When you talk about not using RETURN to exit a procedure, do you also mean exiting early, e.g. from a condition test: 100 DEFine PROCedure doSomething(dng) 110 some calculations 120 IF done THEN 130 END DEFine doSomething 140 END IF 150 do some more 160 END DEFine d...