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by dilwyn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Horace meets Gran Turismo on the PS4
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Horace meets Gran Turismo on the PS4

So where's the rocket-propelled C5 then? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0UOaBVy61E Or a jet-powered C5? http://www.jetpower.co.uk/jet-powered-sinclair-c5/ or the "Monster Truck" C5? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2124408/Pimp-Sinclair-C5-Plumber-turns-electric-wheeler-40-mph-mo...
by dilwyn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Running game "Werner" under uQLx
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Running game "Werner" under uQLx

Trying to use QDOS Unzip and Zip on QemuLator in Windows is a slow painful death, where it takes several minutes to just read an archive - it just sits there showing "reading zip file catalogue" for ages. That is very strange. I use Zipman and never had to wait more than a few seconds (on...
by dilwyn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Running game "Werner" under uQLx
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Running game "Werner" under uQLx

QEmulator has added (all in good faith, I suppose) another level of complexity to the topic of QL file headers. When you copy a QL executable to a non-QDOS file system, the 64-byte header that belongs to the file is normally lost. Daniele has devised a scheme that packs the header in front of the a...
by dilwyn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: WXQT2
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: WXQT2

I just dowloaded it from your site and on my WIn10 system it works - I set Run in compatibility mode Win 95 - and it starts without any problems I do not know if it is relevant or not - after each Win10 upgrade I also install a patch (win10_rs4_patch), otherwise my Samsung scanner does not work. So...
by dilwyn
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: WXQT2
Replies: 2
Views: 159

WXQT2

Anyone had any success getting WXQT2 (file transfer) to work on Windows recently (Win7 or 10) ? It used to work fine on my system (well, it would work but the Help files wouldn't, which didnt matter too much), but a recent Windows update seems to have stopped that. Now it just quietly dies as it sta...
by dilwyn
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Commander - Graphic Issue -
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: QL Commander - Graphic Issue -

At start QLCommander checks the command line for the parameter that defines the home directory and device In your case you should start QLC with : EX win2_QLC_qlc_obj;win2_qlc_ My guess is that Launchpad starts it without the command line parameter - and QLCommander looks for the default device and...
by dilwyn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?

In case it helps, there was a listing from G P Clark who used the network to transfer program files from QL to Spectrum: QL User January 1986, page 13 There were also articles on linking QL and Spectrum by RS232 for file transfer: QL User Oct, Nov, Dec 1986 Quanta Library has a program called conver...
by dilwyn
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: More vDrive Games
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: More vDrive Games

Hi, The vDriveQL MDV images can be read on QLAY and Q-Emulator directly or converted on non vDriveQL systems with MDI. I have converted all these MDV images to run on the Q68 with the CONVERT2_MDI command. Thanks for explaining this Derek. I've added your converted zip files of the MDI images to th...
by dilwyn
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: More vDrive Games
Replies: 5
Views: 328

More vDrive Games

Neal Card has kindly prepared a further 19 MDV images of QL games for use with the vDrive system. The list includes 3DOxo, Attack Of Things, Bugs Bomb, Psion Chess, Froggy, Gunner, Pacman, Paladin, Pudge, QBall, Q-Bert, Q-Games (including Darts), Space Invaders, Space Pods, Space Raid, Starburst, St...
by dilwyn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Rs232 serial mouse for QL
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Rs232 serial mouse for QL

The "MS" mode, is "Mouse Systems", which uses a different protocol and supports three rather than two buttons. The driver which came with it would allow the PC to run it in either mode. Most PC mice used the original protocol but some added to it to allow scroll wheels etc. Some...