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by Artificer
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Reverse Engineering
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Re: Reverse Engineering

Decompiling program code that you own to see how it works is not illegal. So decompiling CPORT and CFIX should be OK as would be patching or amending them for ones own use. But it could be challenged if the decompiled code was passed off as your own, or snippets of decompiled code were used to enhan...
by Artificer
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: PNG <-> SPR
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: PNG <-> SPR

Or us a QL program like EddIcon which is a sprite editor, load the sprite, and save it out as a .bmp file. Load the .bmp on a PC to a program such as irfanview and save out as a .png.

Cheers

Artificer
by Artificer
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QPAC2, GWASS, SMSQ or QD - eRant!
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: QPAC2, GWASS, SMSQ or QD - eRant!

I have seen something similar with QD, sms/e and the Q68 with Sbasic files. I have always assumed it was most likely due to forgetfulness on my part to properly save the program I have been working on, but sometimes I have wondered if it was because I was using the same file name and saving over the...
by Artificer
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Sprite routines
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Sprite routines

Hi Andrew I have not seen that page and am not certain what you are looking for bu on Dilwyn Jones Downloads http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/sprites/index.html there are a number downloads including a sprite system by Herbert Zenz for working with games sprites but I have never used it. If you have access t...
by Artificer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Read N bytes from a channel to a memory buffer
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Read N bytes from a channel to a memory buffer

Hi Andrew,

You might like also to take a look at FREAD and FWRITE in the TinyToolkit. FREAD reads a number of bytes from a channel into memory at a given address. Syntax :

bytes_read=FREAD(#chan,buffer_address,size_of_bytes_to_read)

Tiny toolkit is on Dilwyn Jones toolkits downloads page.

Cheers
by Artificer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Read N bytes from a channel to a memory buffer
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Read N bytes from a channel to a memory buffer

Hi Andrew, Toolkit 2 : For example. BGET#ch\position_in_file,a$(1 TO number of bytes) a$ should be DIMed to the number of bytes to be read. The file position should be set to 0 or further on in the file as required, and the channel opened to the file. The string can be POKED in to memory if required...
by Artificer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual
Replies: 9
Views: 1401

Re: ADVENTURE CREATION TOOL Manual

Hi Andrew,

You might like to try this http://www.gwicks.net/downloads.htm as you can download Geoff Wicks program QL2PC which converts Quill and Perfection documents to rtf format, text and html.

Cheers
by Artificer
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Programs from QL advanced User Guide
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Re: Programs from QL advanced User Guide

Hi Bill

Here is one from the book that I have typed in - the assembly listing to show the QL's 2 screens without Minerva, if you are interested.
TWOSCRN.zip
(1.06 KiB) Downloaded 32 times


Cheers

Artificer
by Artificer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL Software for sale on ebay!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: QL Software for sale on ebay!!

RWAP And people have accused me of "profiteering" in the past...... !! Wrongly There are different market segments in play here. Some of the current ebay selling is aimed at collectors speculating on future values or collectors aiming to realise future speculated values on goods. In the la...
by Artificer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing: The way, QLiberator use the PE
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: Announcing: The way, QLiberator use the PE

Hi,

Very interesting. Is there more?

Cheers