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by Peter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 124
Views: 11080

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

See you when the nights get shorter! Sounds like 21st of December... until then, nights will only get longer. ;) My wish would still be an available board simply re-using 68008, ZX8301, ZX8302 and 8049 from existing QLs. Dave could then finish the hardware himself without dependencies, saving so mu...
by Peter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 27
Views: 2032

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

The best solution for this would be to add Q68 PS/2 mouse support to the PE. Since the mouse initialization is already handled by the Q68 loader, that shouldn't be extremely difficult, but I have no idea if the PE sources are available. Code to look at can be found in the SMSQ/E sources under: smsq_...
by Peter
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Qxltool[s]
Replies: 18
Views: 1574

Re: Qxltool[s]

Thanks for the good work and please keep us updated!
by Peter
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 242
Views: 28058

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

I suppose it would be nice to read an SD Card created with QubATA from a Tetroid interface. Just need a CF Card to SD Card adapter. Such a card would not work directly with Q68 SMSQ/E. First, an image file of the QubATA card needs to be created, and copied as a file onto a FAT32 formatted card for ...
by Peter
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QOMBI
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: QOMBI

Out of interest, what sort of games would you like to see? I would love some realtime action on the screen. ;) Im sort of stuck at "card games", as I dont think fast moving, highcolour graphics are really feasible on any QL platform. If we remember what was possible on a 8 MHz 68008, I'm ...
by Peter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 124
Views: 11080

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

I'm a little behind... :P :o What's going on is that I have been multitasking. While multitasking is good for the QL operating system, it makes most (male) humans terribly inefficient. Many good QL projects died or were delayed for years because of multitasking. Wish I could send an "interrupt...
by Peter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QOMBI
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: QOMBI

But considering the regular grumbles one hears, of the lack of software for the QL, I somehow expected at least some interest in the fact that a new piece of software (that wasnt 30+ years old) had arrived on the scene in a given month.. I read it with interest and many thanks for your efforts! Sta...
by Peter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Aurora
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Aurora

I agree with Dave that outside the original QL case, technical reasons for Aurora+(S)GC are hard to find. Still Aurora has a nostalgia value! Also, for fairness, it should be added there is no Q68 matrix keyboard adaptor yet. This is where the Aurora has an advantage: It can be used inside the origi...
by Peter
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 serial buffers
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: Q68 serial buffers

It's important to distinguish mass storage driver issues and SER. The SMSQ/E mass storage driver can get painfully slow during write, and blocks everything else. This affects ethernet as well - software buffers can't help reliably because no interrupts are handled meanwhile. Trying with Ramdisk inst...
by Peter
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 serial buffers
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: Q68 serial buffers

janbredenbeek wrote:So I'm wondering what the size of the Q68's input buffer is under SMSQ/E.

The hardware buffer size is 16 Bytes. SMSQ/E I don't know.