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by M68008
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: P.I. Cole - noir detective game
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: P.I. Cole - noir detective game

I had some machine code to do RLE compression, I'll look for it. It should be easy to further optimize it for B&W images.

Daniele
by M68008
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Q-emulator for Mac with macOS Catalina
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: Q-emulator for Mac with macOS Catalina

Having received a number of requests for a 64 bit version, I might reconsider. I decided to buy a new (used) Mac for the port and have been working on it for three weeks now. It's only partially working so far, so no promises. The issue remains that I don't currently use a Mac other than for develop...
by M68008
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

Re: A question about my game, boxed version or just for free?

Depends on your goals. If you want to maximize the number of people who try and play your game, a free download here and on Dilwyn's QL software page sounds like the way to go.
by M68008
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Got my QL today YAY but.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1496

Re: Got my QL today YAY but.....

Try DeoxIT?
by M68008
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: QEmulator RENAME issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: QEmulator RENAME issue

Another common issue that usually manifests itself with "access denied" errors is an antivirus locking the drive.
by M68008
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: QEmulator RENAME issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: QEmulator RENAME issue

Hi Andrew,

what was win2_ mapped to? (QXL.WIN, Windows folder, etc.)?
by M68008
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: What QL emulator do you recommend?
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: What QL emulator do you recommend?

that I create text in my PC as a TXT file and open it in QL? So I will save the txt file as _bas? You can do that. Map the microdrive slot to a Windows folder so the files show both on the PC and in Q-emuLator. Use a Windows editor that can handle non-Windows end-of-line characters. (For example No...
by M68008
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Microdrive code dependence on CPU speed
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Microdrive code dependence on CPU speed

is the mirodrice code in QDOS, Minerva and SMSQ/E dependent on CPU instruction timings? I seem to remember it is not. But wanted to ask here, in case someone is more familiar with the microdrives. Yes, some of the code needs the right timing to be compatible with QDOS. The FORMAT command is probabl...
by M68008
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 97
Views: 21667

Re: QL Tinkering

OK - here are my results. I used the QL + Tetroid's GoldCard and QEmulator set to QL speed and then to GoldCard speed Gold Card speed in Q-emuLator is approximate and was based on a couple of known benchmark results. I should still have a benchmark I wrote years ago to collect cycle-accurate instru...
by M68008
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLSD driver testers sought
Replies: 50
Views: 7748

Re: QLSD driver testers sought

What is the price?