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by tofro
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q40/Q60 Roms
Replies: 18
Views: 769

Re: Q40/Q60 Roms

Good tip, but the big one in the sky that I have is good enough for me...
by tofro
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q40/Q60 Roms
Replies: 18
Views: 769

Re: Q40/Q60 Roms

I've got no EPROM eraser, but program lots of EPROMs usually. Some days on the window sill on the south side of the house in open sunlight usually suffice to erase an EPROM safely.

Tobias
by tofro
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QLers with Retro Motor cars
Replies: 31
Views: 993

Re: QLers with Retro Motor cars

vanpeebles wrote:
Chr$ wrote:
vanpeebles wrote:
The mini is my project during the lock down, trying to get stuff bolted back onto it, after years of being in bits.



If you hurry up, you can still catch up with Project Binky
by tofro
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 259
Views: 24132

Re: Today I Received...

I can remember when you could print from latptops and some phones using IR ports on our HP printers in the office back in the nineties! ... which never really worked for me - about half of the prints used to fail because someone interrupted or reflected the beam... (same applies to syncing the PDA ...
by tofro
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: All RAM chips destroyed??
Replies: 95
Views: 14600

Re: All RAM chips destroyed??

Watched your videos. The start-up and memory test looks severely slowed down to me. Any slowing down hints towards a number of things the computer would be more busy with during execution of ROM code: ⋅ Something wrong with the 15MHz clock input of the 8302. Note this has a trimming capaci...
by tofro
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 259
Views: 24132

Re: Today I Received...

[...because finding a suitable printer is almost impossible nowdays. Not really. Epson FX-80 compatible printers (the most suitable printers for a QL) with serial and parallel interfaces are still built and sold new . I have one of these (can be had for as low as 160€ new) and my QLs are happy with...
by tofro
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 259
Views: 24132

Re: Today I Received...

[...because finding a suitable printer is almost impossible nowdays. Not really. Epson FX-80 compatible printers (the most suitable printers for a QL) with serial and parallel interfaces are still built and sold new . I have one of these (can be had for as low as 160€ new) and my QLs are happy with...
by tofro
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: String + Numbers .... help!
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: String + Numbers .... help!

Right - If you want to have control of the format, you can't use automagic coercion.

But I'm pretty sure the BBC Basic version above would have reverted to exponential notation as well - with such big numbers (The example doesn't seem to use numbers in that range)

Tobias
by tofro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: How to run Prospero Fortran on Qemulator version 3.3
Replies: 25
Views: 1262

Re: How to run Prospero Fortran on Qemulator version 3.3

RalfR wrote:Would be needful in SMSQ/E (or QPC2), that "EPROM_LOAD" makes the area write protected.



Probably not. Fortran is an ugly language anyhow :D
by tofro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: String + Numbers .... help!
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: String + Numbers .... help!

Hi. I need to convert this BBC BASIC lines in SuperBASIC.... LET E=10 LET TIME=50 PRINT "Line:"+STR$(E)+" X "+STR$(TIME) I would like to obtain this output="Line:10 X 50" HELP! :P That's actually pretty simple in SuperBASIC: PRINT "Line:" & E & "...