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by Exile
Sun May 22, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux v1.0 (The Xmas Turkey)
Replies: 116
Views: 10399

Re: sQLux v1.0 (The Xmas Turkey)

Thanks! This may be an opportunity for me to look at FORTH for the first time since 1984 ;-)
by Exile
Sat May 21, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux v1.0 (The Xmas Turkey)
Replies: 116
Views: 10399

Re: sQLux v1.0 (The Xmas Turkey)

Hi all ! May I ask if you find what I tell seems normal or (maybe I did something wrong) would it be possible to better it ? Hi polka - Would it be possible to share the Life program? We could then use it to profile the sQLux code to see where sQLux is spending its time when drawing the new generat...
by Exile
Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Sound and Joystick support
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: sQLux Sound and Joystick support

XorA wrote:No one has complained my file changes broke anything so i guess I should tag another release with this stuff in!


I think you are right, there have been no objections, so tagging a new release seems a good idea to me :)
by Exile
Thu Mar 10, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Yet Another QL Keyboard Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Yet Another QL Keyboard Conversion

Part of me wonders if you could emulate the whole QL on one, but that might be a tall order (and the 256KB onboard RAM would make it difficult to emulate anything more than an unexpanded 128KB QL). There are interesting examples in the Raspberry Pi forums of people emulating the BBC micro and a Mem...
by Exile
Tue Mar 08, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Sound and Joystick support
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: sQLux Sound and Joystick support

Hi, The Joystick CTL functions, as in a QL are hardwired to the defined CTL Port. But an emulator could have user defined joystick functionality, is this possible? The joystick is effectively emulating 5 keys, so it is possible in theory, but it would require changes to the format of the ini file t...
by Exile
Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Sound and Joystick support
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: sQLux Sound and Joystick support

Derek_Stewart wrote:I downloaded the new updates and it compiled with no errors on my Linux: Ubuntu 21.10 with Cinnamon Desktop X64.

I tried the Qbits Sounds v3 composer programme which worked really well.


Excellent! Thanks Derek :-)
by Exile
Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Sound and Joystick support
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

sQLux Sound and Joystick support

Following the great work that XorA has done in getting sQLux to version 1, I’ve been working with them to use SDL2 to add sound (beep) and joystick support. The features will be in the next sQLux release, but in the meantime you can try them out by compiling the latest code at: https://github.com/Si...
by Exile
Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Yet Another QL Keyboard Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Yet Another QL Keyboard Conversion

Nice work, and definitely more professional than the USB keyboard driver I’ve recently completed ;) Apologies for posting on the same thread, but to avoid creating yet another another USB keyboard thread, here are details of a version using a Raspberry Pi Pico. An m0+ running as 125Mhz is definitely...
by Exile
Sun Feb 06, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Have a Sinclair QL? Please run it for me!
Replies: 20
Views: 1974

Re: Have a Sinclair QL? Please run it for me!

It is unusual that sQLux is faster than the real iron for the 1st picture (1.88 vs 2.16) but slower for the 12th picture (13.12 vs 12.7). sQLux makes no attempt at accurately emulating CPU speed. @Exile did a good job of using number of instructions emulated hueristic to give you approx speed. But ...
by Exile
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Music
Replies: 37
Views: 2861

Re: QL Music

Steve, I've taken version 3 and played all of the tunes again on a Pi with sQLux, and also on Windows with Q-Emulator and QPC11. They sound good and in tune. One point I've noticed is that "Katie Morey" stops with an out of range /array script error at line 1200. This happens on all of the...