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by Sparrowhawk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sir Clive passed away.
Replies: 42
Views: 1204

Re: Sir Clive passed away.

Sad news indeed. Like many here, I started my career in IT thanks to learning to program (badly) on a Spectrum and then later on at uni, (only slightly less badly) on a QL (via a BBC at school). Several decades later, here I am writing backend systems* (now somewhat better quality) for multi-nationa...
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 463
Views: 70683

Re: Today I Received...

Latest haul, garnered over the last couple of weeks.

The Dragon, ZX81 and Sam Coupé ones are all brand new reprints of the originals, and the Colour Maximite 2 one is me using a print service. CBASIC manuals are for my adventures in CP/M-land.


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by Sparrowhawk
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: ST Basic - inspired by QDOS?
Replies: 42
Views: 3775

Re: ST Basic - inspired by QDOS?

Relating this thread, yes Metacomco had an eye on the QL’s SuperBASIC while developing ST BASIC for ATARI Corporation and yes, even they did BASIC interpreters before ST BASIC and knew the QL and its SuperBASIC quite well, they failed to create something big, something flexible and something expand...
by Sparrowhawk
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLiberator v3.41
Replies: 19
Views: 1486

Re: QLiberator v3.41

Thanks for continuing to develop and enhance this great software.
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68K-MBC
Replies: 21
Views: 2077

Re: 68K-MBC

@mfro - many thanks - your solution has worked. :) Appending CTRL-Z to the file on my Mac using: printf "\x1a" >> HELLO2.BAS Seems to correctly add the control character. After sending it over to the MBC, it compiles and links correctly: B>hello2 HELLO CPM-68K WORLD! B>
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68K-MBC
Replies: 21
Views: 2077

Re: 68K-MBC

Thanks for the info - the sample files did have some padding at the end, which makes sense now.

Will investigate further.
by Sparrowhawk
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68K-MBC
Replies: 21
Views: 2077

Re: 68K-MBC

I wonder whether anyone with CP/M knowledge could help out. I have now successfully managed to transfer files to and from the 68K-MBC using Kermit. When I list the programs, they seem to have transferred fine (e.g. simplest test file I could think of): B>a:more hello.bas 10 PRINT "HELLO" B...
by Sparrowhawk
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68K-MBC
Replies: 21
Views: 2077

Re: 68K-MBC

Got Kermit working - line endings need work as I'm getting extra whitespace characters at the CP/M end. OK, I actually cheated and used my Mac as there is an app on that that has both the USB to serial driver and Kermit (plus XModem etc) already baked in. But still, a step forward into making these ...
by Sparrowhawk
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68K-MBC
Replies: 21
Views: 2077

Re: 68K-MBC

Yep, I've used Emacs too, and not a huge fan. Mind you that was years ago. But I'll take whatever I can lay my hands on as a useable editor. I think Wordstar has a raw text mode, hence why I am looking for that. Actually, I may actually be able to use the Pascal/MT editor to write CBASIC code. Or, y...
by Sparrowhawk
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68K-MBC
Replies: 21
Views: 2077

Re: 68K-MBC

So there is also, in another sublink, instructions for installing an 8080 emulator so that you can run software for 8080 based CP/M. So now I have a bunch of text adventures too. All of which I canplay on my Mac, Linux or Windows machines, or on a QL/C68 for that matter. But... it's CP/M on the QL's...