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by Artificer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Optimal Flatscreen monitors for QL and Q68
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Optimal Flatscreen monitors for QL and Q68

Here at QLheaven there is no recent experience with original QLs and monitors as the black box QL here is in bits as part of a project to embed a Rpi and SMSQmulator in it. But there is a Q68 and it displays perfectly on a cheap AOC monitor from amazon: - AOC E227OSw. BTW the original QL was more wi...
by Artificer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Poll: Do you use a Mouse on your QL ?
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: Poll: Do you use a Mouse on your QL ?

Hi, Andrew wrote Also I have a smart PS2 2 Serial convertor - works on all old computers, except my QL It might be the PS2 mouse. Not all PS2 mice know the serial protocol but again PS2/Serial mice are rare these days. http://qlheaven.blogspot.com/2017/08/mouse-woes.html The Q68 which I have has a P...
by Artificer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Poll: Do you use a Mouse on your QL ?
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: Poll: Do you use a Mouse on your QL ?

For the original QL there were several mouse options. I use the SuperHermes serial mouse, unfortunately the boards are no longer available. Sometimes the QIMI mouse board comes up on ebay. There is the serial mouse project by Simon Goodwin published in QLWorld. Serial mice themselves are hard to com...
by Artificer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Internet and the QL
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Internet and the QL

Hi, I agree it looks a bit expensive especially with no returns if non functional. Dave while you are correct in reality UK/EU law only extends as far as national boundaries unless you have deep pockets. I already have a RPi, serial Pihat and USB serial cable etc and have been looking at python as t...
by Artificer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Internet and the QL
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Internet and the QL

That's interesting. There is also this. "Retro Wifi SI - Internet and Wifi networking for old or retro computers with a serial port (or rs232). Get your old computers online such as Amiga, Atari, Commodore, IBM compatible PCs, MSX, Amstrad, Sinclair Spectrum etc. Access the internet via Wifi on...
by Artificer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Floating a thought to understand the issues...
Replies: 29
Views: 1000

Re: Floating a thought to understand the issues...

Andrew wrote : but we need more software for what we already have - and especially expanded QLs (including Q68) Yes I agree, there is a lot of interest in possible hardware developments but basically you buy the hardware to run the software you want so what software needs are driving these hardware...
by Artificer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Toolkit 2 plug in ROM
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Toolkit 2 plug in ROM

by Artificer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: RLE compression for sprites
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: RLE compression for sprites

Hi BSJR, It´s a two way process. First do the mode conversion, then load this and RLE will be offered when doing a Save. Thanks for letting me know how to get RLE compression with SQRview. Now that I know how to do that I have noticed that SQRview uses RLE1 for the mask/alpha channel unlike the prog...
by Artificer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale: QL World Magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: For Sale: QL World Magazines

Hi Derek,

Are you clearing out the QL World magazines because there is now a complete set of them as .pdfs on Dilwyn Jones site and not because you are planning to leave the QL scene?

Cheers
by Artificer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: RLE compression for sprites
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: RLE compression for sprites

Hi BSJR I don't think there is a program yet for the QL that compresses sprite data Thanks for the info about SQRview. When I wrote the above I meant that I was not aware of a program that ran on QDOS or smsq/e that compresses sprite data with RLE. I have a copy of SQRView 1.02. Mode64 sprites creat...