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by Artificer
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Q68 Serial devices

Peter wrote, It is easier to set up an I²C slave on the Raspberry and adapt my Q68 I²C master example to send your printer output via I²C. Just a three wire (two + grounded shield) cable and a C68 software project. Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think I'll be doing that soon, I have other so...
by Artificer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Q68 Serial devices

Peter wrote "Also please tell us your target for the second serial port - it's always better to understand the application before attempting a solution." Easily is the key here as the need is minor, and it is because I am lazy. I have Q68, Q60 and Rpi. The Q68 and Q60 are connected serial...
by Artificer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Q68 Serial devices

Question - is it possible to a easily add an additional RS232 serial port to a Q68?

Cheers
by Artificer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Problems with unzip (5.32 or 5.41) on QLAY2
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Problems with unzip (5.32 or 5.41) on QLAY2

Hi I don't know about the emulator you are using but my experience may years ago with the DP Collection with trying to unzip this on the Amiga QL emulator suggests that the problem could be the file you want to unzip. If the file has a device name embeded as part of the file name in the zip archive ...
by Artificer
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Run benchmarks and share your results
Replies: 17
Views: 3418

Re: Run benchmarks and share your results

One can find some other benchmarks with QTOP http://qlheaven.blogspot.com/2017/11/q60-and-qtop-index.html and http://qlheaven.blogspot.com/2016/04/rpi-and-ql-emulator-speeds.html These are from almost 3 or 4 years ago. The Rpi now is up to version 4 with again a faster processor so it should perform...
by Artificer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Reverse Engineering
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: Reverse Engineering

Steve Poole wrote
I seem to recall that the rights belonged to Alan Sugar Trading ?


I think that Amstrad, who had the rights, were sold to BSkyB (Sky UK) around 2007 so it might be Sky who now possess the rights to QDOS and the Sinclair hardware.

Cheers
by Artificer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Reverse Engineering
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: Reverse Engineering

Decompiling program code that you own to see how it works is not illegal. So decompiling CPORT and CFIX should be OK as would be patching or amending them for ones own use. But it could be challenged if the decompiled code was passed off as your own, or snippets of decompiled code were used to enhan...
by Artificer
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: PNG <-> SPR
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: PNG <-> SPR

Or us a QL program like EddIcon which is a sprite editor, load the sprite, and save it out as a .bmp file. Load the .bmp on a PC to a program such as irfanview and save out as a .png.

Cheers

Artificer
by Artificer
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QPAC2, GWASS, SMSQ or QD - eRant!
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: QPAC2, GWASS, SMSQ or QD - eRant!

I have seen something similar with QD, sms/e and the Q68 with Sbasic files. I have always assumed it was most likely due to forgetfulness on my part to properly save the program I have been working on, but sometimes I have wondered if it was because I was using the same file name and saving over the...
by Artificer
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Sprite routines
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Sprite routines

Hi Andrew I have not seen that page and am not certain what you are looking for bu on Dilwyn Jones Downloads http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/sprites/index.html there are a number downloads including a sprite system by Herbert Zenz for working with games sprites but I have never used it. If you have access t...