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by swensont
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Ideas and Thoughts for a text type Car Battle game on the QL
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Ideas and Thoughts for a text type Car Battle game on the QL

Yea, well maybe you should finish one game before you start another. :-)
by swensont
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Ideas and Thoughts for a text type Car Battle game on the QL
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Ideas and Thoughts for a text type Car Battle game on the QL

There is a turn-based car battle game called "Car Wars" from Steve Jackson Games. You could do a very modified version of that game, using some of the game mechanics.

Tim
by swensont
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: What Editor is best to use ?
Replies: 60
Views: 10136

Re: What Editor is best to use ?

I've been using QED for many, many years and I've not heard of the issue that you are seeing. When it first starts, it will query for a file name. If I type it in, it will read it and allow me to edit. Perhaps there is an issue with the location of the file that you are trying to edit. Could you be ...
by swensont
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Sinclair QL BOOK
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: Sinclair QL BOOK

I've got the book, but I'm not sure I want to sell it. Is there a particular section that you are looking for?

Tim Swenson
by swensont
Mon May 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Okoloko Engineering Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: Okoloko Engineering Software

I read a lot of the US QL and T/S publications in the 1990's and even I did not hear about this software at the time. IIRC, Emsoft sold their software. Since they were from Michigan, Don Impelizzeri (who is/was in Detroit) might have heard about them. Don might still be around.

Tim
by swensont
Tue May 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 242
Views: 34467

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

For getting access of my floppies, I use dd to create a floppy image on the hard drive. SMSQmulator will mount this image like a QXL file and I have access to the data I need. I don't write to the floppies (as they are old enough to be in college). No need for any paleo tools.

Tim
by swensont
Fri May 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...
Replies: 26
Views: 4671

Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

I've always thought that the right response to the phrase "Why doesn't someone..." is "Yes, why don't you". I don't have a Pi and would not get one as I already have a couple of laptops that probably run much faster than a Pi, so it will run SMSQmulator and uQLx much faster than ...
by swensont
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What does...make QL...the QL?
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Re: What does...make QL...the QL?

As a user of the ZX81 and T/S 2068, I was a Sinclair fan and someone that liked a lot of bang for the buck. When I bought my QL in April 1986, I was able to get a 128K system with two drives for $300. The Commodore 128 (which a friend had) was the same price, but only had one disk drive and it was s...
by swensont
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: C1 Pascal
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: C1 Pascal

Dilwyn, I've got C1 Pascal to run on Q-emulator. I don't think I've gotten it work on UQLX. C1 Pascal does have a nice front end for editing and compiling, but it is a bit limiting. For Pascal, I think I'd stick with Prospero ProPascal. IIRC I got it working with UQLX. I did some write ups on this i...
by swensont
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 25
Views: 4418

Re: COPYRIGHT

> The 'SHRINK Travelling Salesman Program' will soon be OpenSource software. So no copyright is appropriate. Why is it that Open Source is associated with "no copyright". Most Open Source software is copyrighted. It is public domain software that has no copyright (because the author has re...