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by Derek_Stewart
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Metacomco C Manual
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Metacomco C Manual

Hi, I have inserted the missing pages tat CHR$ kindly scanned and ordered the pages so the manual is a double paged non-OCRed PDF. I find the scanned images really bad, with makes the OCRing with Tesseract nearly impossible. I may have to type it all in to give a good quality manual. If I could borr...
by Derek_Stewart
Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SBASIC Trace
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: SBASIC Trace

Hi

Thank you for the information, I did know about the Minerva Trace, which is detailed in the Minerva manual.

I was hoping for a possible addition to SMSQ/E with regards to Basic tracing.

So I will use MasterBasic...

Maybe Minerva should be developed further
by Derek_Stewart
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Powers Off
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: QL Powers Off

HI,

I can sell you an original QL Power Supply.
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Detection
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: sQLux Detection

https://superbasic-manual.readthedocs.io/en/latest/C/check.html Thats what I was thinking of! Yes that could be done, but I would have to load DJTK. The PTY idea, could work, since I do not use Windows. My current solution of testng UQLX_RELEASE$ for string. a null string wod mean it is not sQLux o...
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!

Hi, Just another thought, why not use QD to write the SBASIC programme, so that line numbers are not required. To run the programme, configure QD to use QD/SBAS to call SBASIC interpreter, by pressing F10 Also, if you have the Help system setup, pressing F1 on the keyboard will load the definition o...
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SBASIC Trace
Replies: 2
Views: 100

SBASIC Trace

Hi, I read in Andrew Pennell's book Assembley Language on the QL, there is an attempt at a Superbasic Trace routine. The ability to single step and trace a SBASIC programme, seems to be lacking, which if implemented woukd be a great enhancement to SBASIC. I suppose, I can use MasterBasic, which work...
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: sQLux Detection
Replies: 5
Views: 131

sQLux Detection

Hi, I use SMSQ/E in QPC2, SMSQmulator and sQLux using the same QLWA container, so the boot file selects the extenstions to be loaded, based on the VER$ being equal to 'HBA' and the SMSQ/E MACHINE function. If sQLux is running, I use the UQLX_RELEASE$ to load sQLux extensions, is there a better way t...
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Powers Off
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: QL Powers Off

Hi If the power supply is okay, try measuring the 7805 Voltage regulator ouput voltage, or try a new voltage regulator, that is faulty. The QL is not prone to capacitor ptoblems, but changing them would hurt. I looked at the Keelog power supplies, they look good, maybe a little on the expensive side.
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: I'm looking for a S*BASIC app, possibly by Tim Swenson!

Hi, SSB first appeared in 1997, Tim, wrote about it in the QL Hackers Journal vol1, you can get the QLHJ from his web site: http://swensont.epizy.com Also checkout SMSQZINE Vol8 Environmental Variables extension, ENV.BIN is included in the C68 package. I have used Environmental Variables since 1990s...
by Derek_Stewart
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Serial connection between QL and PC
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Serial connection between QL and PC

HI, Well done, in my experience t is usually a cabling issue that causes the problem in serial comms. The vDriveQL is commerical and closed source. The Oqtadrive is open source, which does the same thing, but can use a Raspberry PI W or BannaPI to connect to the Microdrive imagies on the Oqtadrive, ...