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by Artificer
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Run benchmarks and share your results
Replies: 17
Views: 3328

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: 509

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: 509

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: 295

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: 873

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: 823

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...
by Artificer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Read N bytes from a channel to a memory buffer
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Read N bytes from a channel to a memory buffer

Hi Andrew,

You might like also to take a look at FREAD and FWRITE in the TinyToolkit. FREAD reads a number of bytes from a channel into memory at a given address. Syntax :

bytes_read=FREAD(#chan,buffer_address,size_of_bytes_to_read)

Tiny toolkit is on Dilwyn Jones toolkits downloads page.

Cheers
by Artificer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Read N bytes from a channel to a memory buffer
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Read N bytes from a channel to a memory buffer

Hi Andrew, Toolkit 2 : For example. BGET#ch\position_in_file,a$(1 TO number of bytes) a$ should be DIMed to the number of bytes to be read. The file position should be set to 0 or further on in the file as required, and the channel opened to the file. The string can be POKED in to memory if required...
by Artificer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual
Replies: 9
Views: 893

Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Hi Andrew,

You might like to try this http://www.gwicks.net/downloads.htm as you can download Geoff Wicks program QL2PC which converts Quill and Perfection documents to rtf format, text and html.

Cheers
by Artificer
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Programs from QL advanced User Guide
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

Re: Programs from QL advanced User Guide

Hi Bill

Here is one from the book that I have typed in - the assembly listing to show the QL's 2 screens without Minerva, if you are interested.
TWOSCRN.zip
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Cheers

Artificer