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by dilwyn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Return of Y2K Bug?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Return of Y2K Bug?

I've been reading an interesting article in Computeractive magazine (issue 572) about the possible re-emergence of the Y2K bug on some older computer systems. The Y2K bug was fixed on some systems 20 years ago to treat 2-digit year dates from 00-20 as though they were from the 2000s, rather than the...
by dilwyn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Help with Composite out
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: Help with Composite out

Hi, I hope you have better luck with the HDMI upscaler. I could not get an upscaler to display all the QL screen. I gave up and got a refund. Now using a GBS8220 to a VGA screen, all perfect no missing columns. I have had mixed results with the scart-hdmi upscaler, which I bought at the time of the...
by dilwyn
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL/E running on QXL2 ISA PC card
Replies: 39
Views: 1225

Re: QL/E running on QXL2 ISA PC card

What's the version of SMSQ/E you're using on the QXL? It might well be it's time to upgrade if Easyptr chokes. Tobias Pretty sure it's the latest... the one that came with Urs QL/E called SMSQEQXL.EXE I've replaced: ptr_gen wman QPTR hot_rext ...with newer versions. I get the same error at the LRES...
by dilwyn
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: LibVT
Replies: 22
Views: 666

Re: LibVT

tofro wrote:
Derek_Stewart wrote:Hi,

I was going to port ncurses to C68, do you think this would be of any use?


Of curse!

If that was a typo, Tobias, well done. If it wasn't a typo, even more well done! ;)
by dilwyn
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Usborne 1980s computer books
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Usborne 1980s computer books

As a starting point, have a look at David Denham's port of Tim Hartnell's Adventure Shell on my site at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/adventures/index.html Provides a skeleton system for producing simple text adventures with a simple noun/verb interpreter. Nowhere near as advanced as what you are lo...
by dilwyn
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Just confirming SER1 to PC COM adapter

Would it be possible for someone with more knowledge of the serial ports than I to have a look at the page and check if anything needs to be corrected or even removed? From what I can tell, the D-connector wiring looks more PC-style. Maybe I should add Urs's diagram to that serial ports page (it's c...
by dilwyn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Quanta diversified
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Quanta diversified

I see that Quanta magazine seems to have diversified a bit... https://www.quantamagazine.org/

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by dilwyn
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLiberator decompiler
Replies: 129
Views: 6382

Re: QLiberator decompiler

The best solution would be, if someone (or Dilwyn... :D )writes a little MC extension with two keywords using IOP.FLIM, so that can be put into QLiberator and then it is compatible with every system using a PE. As SCR_XLIM/SCR_YLIM is SMSQ/E specific, it is best to have them separate. I think, the ...
by dilwyn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLiberator decompiler
Replies: 129
Views: 6382

Re: QLiberator decompiler

Attached is a short basic extensions file with two functions, SCRXLIM and SCRYLIM to return screen width and height respectively. Names one character different to SMSQ/E to distinguish. PRINT SCRXLIM(#channel) returns width PRINT SCRYLIM(#channel) returns height Lifted out of my display_cde files, i...
by dilwyn
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Helpline
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Helpline

Thanks guys, I'll direct John to the answers given here.