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by swensont
Tue May 07, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: C68 Console
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: C68 Console

Tofro, Thanks. I was thinking that opening "CON_" was referring to the first console. If I use the default console, how do I convert that into a QDOS file handle? Or should I just open my own window (not open a default console) and go that route. I'll probably try that this evening and see...
by swensont
Mon May 06, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: C68 Console
Replies: 4
Views: 186

C68 Console

I've written a test program to open a console in C68, write some test and draw a block. The console is 512x256, but I've noticed that the text and graphics are shifted to the left. I left in the end message "press any key" that keeps the window open and it's text is where I would expect it...
by swensont
Mon May 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Making QL Software More Accessible
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Making QL Software More Accessible

I'm still in favor of QL zip files. Other versions of zip can read the QL zip files, so I can extract README files or other text files from the native OS. To use the software, I put the zip file in to a directory that is accessible by an emulator. Fire up the emulator and extract the zip file to RAM...
by swensont
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

> DO you think it is worth trying to write an open source DTP programme? I think there is little bang for the buck in doing that, unless someone is really interested in it. There are other Open Source DTP programs that run under other platforms (Scribus is what I use). In this day, what would be the...
by swensont
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

The two DTP programs that I remember are FrontPage and Page Designer. I think I might have used both, but it's been a long time.

Tim
by swensont
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Poll: Do you use a Mouse on your QL ?
Replies: 21
Views: 861

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

I used Albin Hessler's serial mouse software. I built an adapter that converted the PC serial mouse to work on the QL serial port. I had a logitech trackball mouse. I used mostly Qascade for starting applications and used MicroEmacs a lot, which was PE enabled.

Tim
by swensont
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Neat QL Brochure
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Neat QL Brochure

I think I got that pamphlet before I got the QL. What I noticed was that the QL printed on the front (when folded out) was life size, which nicely showed how big the QL was. I think I still have two copies around. I don't know if a similar pamphlet was used in the UK, but this one was written for th...
by swensont
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Why the QL ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2028

Re: Why the QL ?

It was either in Popular Science or Popular Mechanics that had an article about the ZX81, sometime after it came out in the UK. The Oct. 1981 issue had a full two page ad for the ZX81. I pretty much immediately sent away for my ZX81. It arrived the day before Thanksgiving and I spent that look weeke...
by swensont
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Why the QL ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2028

Re: Why the QL ?

In late 1981 the choices for a home computer were: Vic-20 $400 Apple II - $1300 TRS-80 CoCo - $600 Then the ZX81 was advertised for $250 w/ 16K, I ordered one. Color and sound was not critical for me. I used the ZX81 for a few freshman college classes. I them moved onto the T/S 2068. In April 1986, ...
by swensont
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Image File Utilities

I'm curious to know why one would need a blank FLP image file. Why not just use a QXL.win file? Are these microdrive and floppy formats particular to just Qemulator and Qlay? I've used floppy image files, but these are direct copies of a floppy using 'dd'.

Tim