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by Artificer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Crashes
Replies: 22
Views: 1945

Re: Q68 Crashes

I have been running QD B.01 since this morning while working on the same SBasic program with the SBAS/QD thing in play and there has not been any crashing or other untoward events. So I am now hopeful that Per is correct and that QD B.05 and the SBAS thing and the Q68 version of smsq/e was the probl...
by Artificer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Crashes
Replies: 22
Views: 1945

Re: Q68 Crashes

pjw wrote Since I reverted to QD V B.01 I havent had any problems (other than the "creeping last line" problem, which never seems to go away). I am using QD B.05. Need to see If I have B.01 somewhere. derek_Stewart wrote maybe try the same same setup on a different computer with the same ...
by Artificer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Crashes
Replies: 22
Views: 1945

Re: Q68 Crashes

Hi, Thanks for the interest and responses. bwinkel67 wrote Can you clarify two things: a) how long is longish and b) what were you specifically running (i.e. which interface and were you running something you created or did it just freeze up on its own)? Longish = 3 close to 4 hours. Jobs that were ...
by Artificer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Crashes
Replies: 22
Views: 1945

Q68 Crashes

Hi, Has anyone else experienced a crash on the Q68. Twice now during longish programming sessions with QD, SBasic and the SBASIC thing my Q68 has crashed. Screen resolution down from 512x384 to 512x256 and vertical flashing multi coloured lines. No options for recovery. Does the Q68 overheat?. Unlik...
by Artificer
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 4951

Re: Q68 Serial devices

Peter wrote, It is easier to set up an I²C slave on the Raspberry and adapt my Q68 I²C master example to send your printer output via I²C. Just a three wire (two + grounded shield) cable and a C68 software project. Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think I'll be doing that soon, I have other so...
by Artificer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 4951

Re: Q68 Serial devices

Peter wrote "Also please tell us your target for the second serial port - it's always better to understand the application before attempting a solution." Easily is the key here as the need is minor, and it is because I am lazy. I have Q68, Q60 and Rpi. The Q68 and Q60 are connected serial...
by Artificer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 4951

Q68 Serial devices

Question - is it possible to a easily add an additional RS232 serial port to a Q68?

Cheers
by Artificer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Problems with unzip (5.32 or 5.41) on QLAY2
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Problems with unzip (5.32 or 5.41) on QLAY2

Hi I don't know about the emulator you are using but my experience may years ago with the DP Collection with trying to unzip this on the Amiga QL emulator suggests that the problem could be the file you want to unzip. If the file has a device name embeded as part of the file name in the zip archive ...
by Artificer
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Run benchmarks and share your results
Replies: 17
Views: 4106

Re: Run benchmarks and share your results

One can find some other benchmarks with QTOP http://qlheaven.blogspot.com/2017/11/q60-and-qtop-index.html and http://qlheaven.blogspot.com/2016/04/rpi-and-ql-emulator-speeds.html These are from almost 3 or 4 years ago. The Rpi now is up to version 4 with again a faster processor so it should perform...
by Artificer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Reverse Engineering
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Re: Reverse Engineering

Steve Poole wrote
I seem to recall that the rights belonged to Alan Sugar Trading ?


I think that Amstrad, who had the rights, were sold to BSkyB (Sky UK) around 2007 so it might be Sky who now possess the rights to QDOS and the Sinclair hardware.

Cheers