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by RalfR
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 27
Views: 4375

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

Minerva already starts in MODE 4, unlike legacy QDOS. The Minervae I know always (auto)start with F2, so in MODE 8. But maybe that has changed during the years. The version from QView in Eindhoven was that way and a few Versions later also. And QDOS? Seems to start with what you have selected...F1 ...
by RalfR
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 27
Views: 4375

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

Dave wrote:Somebody just write a new filing system already!


That's quite right!
by RalfR
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 27
Views: 4375

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

The F keys cannot be changed without modifying Minerva code. One possibility is using SX.CASE (Ctrl/Alt/Shift/Enter) to call your own routine from the keyboard extension ROM, but that's rather tricky as it executes within the polled interrupt code. In any case, we either have to modify the Minerva ...
by RalfR
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 147
Views: 26135

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

I am buying 50 more of the DPRAM. I think users that want it would be willing to pay £10 extra to have a second DPRAM on there. Then both screens would work, and later on if/when a video upgrade became available they could be recovered and sent back for a handy discount, or sold on ebay for about £...
by RalfR
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Odd behavior of OPEN_DIR
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Odd behavior of OPEN_DIR

That's what I always said and have done in S_Edit: Simply set the SV_DDLST variable to zero (save it and set it later), so that TK2 can't check for any of its default directories so you use the one, you have typed. It is simply sometimes annoying with the so called "default directories". I...
by RalfR
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari TT030 QVME
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

Re: Atari TT030 QVME

I remember now that the video drivers I was thinking about were for Atari TOS to use the QVME. The "QL" ones were built in to SMSQ/E and could be tweaked at boot time. Yes, Jochen supplied a disk to use the QVME with high resolution (b/w) under TOS, this also set a "Cookie" so A...
by RalfR
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Atari Mega STe QDOS - SMS2 - SMSQ/e
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: Atari Mega STe QDOS - SMS2 - SMSQ/e

I did ask Jochen Merz, who to supply the QVME card, if the card could re-produced. But he seemed think the QVME designer was not interested. I also asked Jochen and he said, that QVME isn't able to produce the full WMAN2 colours. So it seems better, to design a new one, even if Edwin Holtman (the d...
by RalfR
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Psion Chess
Replies: 10
Views: 2266

Re: Psion Chess

As far as I remenber, the lower part of the chessboard (missing in Jo's Chess) always makes trouble. A few hacked versions run in 2D but crashes as soon you switch to 3D and the lower part was drawn.
by RalfR
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Psion Chess
Replies: 10
Views: 2266

Re: Psion Chess

Please let us know if you can actually reproduce that. As far as I remember, Psion Chess completely takes over the machine, replacing the OS. Jochen Hassler (Jo) has modified Chess, so it runs as an executable (as far as I remember). I am unsure, if 3D is still there available. The game, which inst...
by RalfR
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: The M-ICE mouse and Pointer environment?
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Re: The M-ICE mouse and Pointer environment?

I know it's unlikely but can the Pointer Environment use the mouse connected to the Eidersoft M-ice dongle? It's certainly possible to write a PE driver for it, but I don't think anybody ever did that. That was, I asked Marcel a long time ago. Use the PE mouse to use SER things (which other mouse p...