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by Peter
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Excited... first QL should ship to me soon!
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Excited... first QL should ship to me soon!

Andrew wrote:Now prepare to invest in a GoldCard / SuperGold Card, vDriveQL, QUBIDE etc :)

Or maybe Dave's issue 8 board, when the weather in Texas cools down? I keep watching the forecast ;)
by Peter
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: Slowing down QPC 2 or uQLx to original QL speed
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Slowing down QPC 2 or uQLx to original QL speed

If hardware is an option, the Q68 can run at QL speed by actually slowing down the CPU in hardware. A little tuning is still required because the Q68 CPU timings are not cycle accurate to the 68008. But in my experience it works better that the software tricks, especially for games that bypass the OS.
by Peter
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: VGA sync loss with Q68
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: VGA sync loss with Q68

A detail in the manual of the KDL-26S5500 looks a little suspicious: While they say "VESA" for other resolutions, they say "VESA Guidelines" for 1024x768 @ 60 Hz. So they seem to distinguish something with regard to the standard, not telling what. A wild guess would be that TV mi...
by Peter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?
Replies: 17
Views: 620

Re: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?

It was only the Q68 though, the original QL showing the old problems also at Mahlerts. Martyn's Q68 driver is actually closer to specification, but I forgot which specific aspect explained the better communication with the Spectrum.
by Peter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 125
Views: 13331

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

See you when the nights get shorter! Sounds like 21st of December... until then, nights will only get longer. ;) My wish would still be an available board simply re-using 68008, ZX8301, ZX8302 and 8049 from existing QLs. Dave could then finish the hardware himself without dependencies, saving so mu...
by Peter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 27
Views: 2525

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

The best solution for this would be to add Q68 PS/2 mouse support to the PE. Since the mouse initialization is already handled by the Q68 loader, that shouldn't be extremely difficult, but I have no idea if the PE sources are available. Code to look at can be found in the SMSQ/E sources under: smsq_...
by Peter
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Qxltool[s]
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: Qxltool[s]

Thanks for the good work and please keep us updated!
by Peter
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 242
Views: 30629

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

I suppose it would be nice to read an SD Card created with QubATA from a Tetroid interface. Just need a CF Card to SD Card adapter. Such a card would not work directly with Q68 SMSQ/E. First, an image file of the QubATA card needs to be created, and copied as a file onto a FAT32 formatted card for ...
by Peter
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QOMBI
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: QOMBI

Out of interest, what sort of games would you like to see? I would love some realtime action on the screen. ;) Im sort of stuck at "card games", as I dont think fast moving, highcolour graphics are really feasible on any QL platform. If we remember what was possible on a 8 MHz 68008, I'm ...
by Peter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 125
Views: 13331

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

I'm a little behind... :P :o What's going on is that I have been multitasking. While multitasking is good for the QL operating system, it makes most (male) humans terribly inefficient. Many good QL projects died or were delayed for years because of multitasking. Wish I could send an "interrupt...