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by XorA
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Raspberry PI 3B+
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Raspberry PI 3B+

There’s also ZEsarUX which is available as a pre-built binary for the raspberry pi https://github.com/chernandezba/zesarux/releases - this package emulates a number of Sinclair computers, including the QL - I’ve mainly used it as a ZX81 emulator on the pi, so I’m not sure how the QL emulator compar...
by XorA
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Chromebook
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Chromebook

Just been asked something I've never really thought about...anyone know if any of the QL emulators can be run on a Chromebook? Probably not since they mainly run online apps I suppose. e.g. if Java is available for them and SMSQmulator could be run? Yes MAME can run on chromebook, it can be compile...
by XorA
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Zip to MDV
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Zip to MDV

Yeah it was never in the C spec that you could guarantee the placement or alignment of structure members, people just learned to rely on behaviour from certain compilers. Modern compilers move the values to generate less instructions on modern wide bussed CPU's True, but I've never come across any ...
by XorA
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: #1, 2, 3 stock QL updates recommended for a Newbie

1) Amiga
2) Atari ST
3) C64

(packs his bags and leaves)
by XorA
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Zip to MDV
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Zip to MDV

Sounds like the usual problem I'm in the middle of fixing for qxltools. Structure field alignments. :( Yeah it was never in the C spec that you could guarantee the placement or alignment of structure members, people just learned to rely on behaviour from certain compilers. Modern compilers move the...
by XorA
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: US/German serial and joystick pinouts...
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: US/German serial and joystick pinouts...

Whatever the wiring for joystick port, make sure it doesn't blow up like C64 when megadrive compatible pads are plugged in :-D
by XorA
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: US/German serial and joystick pinouts...
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: US/German serial and joystick pinouts...

I would say destroy the secondaries market and wire the port as standard :-D The only reason I can see for the sinclair wiring is because of the way the d-sockets are shoehorned into the same wiring as the BT sockets. It would be a whole lot easier for newbs to source a standard 9 pin null modem cab...
by XorA
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Q68 Software SD Card
Replies: 16
Views: 985

Re: Q68 Software SD Card

I could make this available for download, but I am not sure who would host a 4Gb file.


Mega!
by XorA
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: C++
Replies: 22
Views: 1266

Re: C++

...So any nonsense that 68000 cant handle C++ is exactly that! I'd be inclined to agree, I program AVR microcontrollers in C++ and they only have 32KB Flash RAM plus 2KB for variables etc. Ok, admittedly, I have to cross-compile from Linux->AVR but we could do that for the Ql as well I suppose. Plu...
by XorA
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: C++
Replies: 22
Views: 1266

Re: C++

I spent 2 years making good money writing C++ code for 68332 micro controller based devices.

So any nonsense that 68000 cant handle C++ is exactly that!

There are some modern 68000 C compilers, they just need a QL linker added, someone even started work on one of them in the forum!