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by tofro
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Qemulator and directories
Replies: 4
Views: 2712

Re: Qemulator and directories

"Real Folders" is a QDOS Level 3 directory driver feature.
That came first with QDOS on the Ataris, and then was built into SMSQ/E and (some) other QDOS variant.

Cheers,
tofro
by tofro
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrives- has anyone managed to replace the tape ?
Replies: 20
Views: 6558

Re: Microdrives- had anyone managed to exchange the tape ?

Every mention of Sinclair Microdrive tape spoke of "video tape". I have, however, no idea how this might or might not be different from standard audio tape - A wild guess would assume the coating should probably be of better quality on the video tape. What I seem to recall, VHS video tape ...
by tofro
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Command for total amount of RAM installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 4780

Re: Command for total amount of RAM installed?

Hi, While FREE_MEM is fine for getting the amount of RAM that's free (hence the name...) at the moment, it doesn't give you the amount of RAM that's installed . Finding out the overall amount of memory installed is not easily achieved on all QDOSMSQ platforms - While you can peek SV_RAMT giving you ...
by tofro
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Faster/wider CPU...
Replies: 134
Views: 36711

Re: Faster/wider CPU...

Brane2 wrote:Why is that important ?


Ehhm, maybe because the original poster asked for it?
by tofro
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Faster/wider CPU...
Replies: 134
Views: 36711

Re: Faster/wider CPU...

and, probably the most important:

It can be made to live with an 8 bit data bus.
by tofro
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Why was the QL never successful?
Replies: 38
Views: 15758

Re: Why was the QL never successful?

I very much agree with you, Paul: The original QL was almost unusable for anything serious: The microdrives were unreliable, and everybody wanted disk drives at that time. Memory was scarce, and the overall impression on screen was not "sexy" enough. 4 colours were also somewhat on the sca...
by tofro
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: My game development thread
Replies: 81
Views: 30108

Re: My game development thread

The best (in my opinion) was TechniQL by Talent. Vector-oriented and probably the most sophisticated of its class on the QL. (Doesn't seem to run on any of the clones or QPC, however - At least I didn't manage)

Cheers,
Tobias
by tofro
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Play with Fonts - Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3825

Re: Play with Fonts - Question

Hi, apart from what I have written, there's not much more information available (most probably, because there isn't more - the QL hardware is so downwardly simple that there isn't much more in terms of hardware registers to learn about. The information above comes from the QL Technical guide, abaila...
by tofro
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Play with Fonts - Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3825

Re: Play with Fonts - Question

There's not much to know about this chip - It just does what it's intended for ;) There's one single register ($18063) that is accessible from user code doing the following: Bit 0: Don't touch, leave at 0 Bit 1: Blanks display, if set to 1 Bit 2: Don't touch, leave at 0 Bit 3: 0: Mode 4, 1: Mode 8 (...
by tofro
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Floating Point Numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 11113

Re: Floating Point Numbers

Hmmm. The only function available from basic going beyond a resolution of 1s is: PAUSE This allows your program to wait in 20ms increments. Unfortunately, the wait time is interrupted by keyboard activity, so not of much use for interactive games. For everything else, it seems you need to live with ...