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by Peter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Comparing Sinclair QL to Commodore 64
Replies: 29
Views: 1479

Re: Comparing Sinclair QL to Commodore 64

RalfR wrote:As far as I know, there is just SMSQ/E via uQLx under PI.

SMSQ/E does not work under UQLX, neither Raspi nor PC.

RalfR wrote:So we may need a native 68000 emulator for it (I am perhaps wrong...(as always...) ;) )

What is a native 68000 emulator?
by Peter
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: QemuLator for Windows 3.3
Replies: 22
Views: 1447

Re: QemuLator for Windows 3.3

For which operating systems would you want this change?
And for which platforms? QL or (S)GC? Or other?

And why?
by Peter
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: QemuLator for Windows 3.3
Replies: 22
Views: 1447

Re: QemuLator for Windows 3.3

But if implementing such a 2 week test feature takes away from development of features/bugfixes, I prefer to just pay $35! It has always been the greatest QL Emulator with the most intuitive GUI and Daniele is a fantastic, helpful person! I love the hardware emulation for advanced machines like Q60 ...
by Peter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 4290

Re: Q68 Serial devices

Yes it would be, but: A) It doesn't work yet. B) That trick causes collateral damage! E.g. when receiving over SER with 115200 Baud, only 1.5 msec fit into the 16 Bytes receive buffer, and when polling keyboard costs 1.6 msec, you lose serial data. (Imagine the documentation saying "Don't type ...
by Peter
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 4290

Re: Q68 Serial devices

One more update: Although the "clean" solution requires an FPGA change, there are efforts to work around the PS/2 converter issue only in software. The problem with these converters is, that they are not fully PS/2 standard conforming, as they don't always wait until the host signals it is...
by Peter
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 4290

Re: Q68 Serial devices

bwinkel67 wrote:Looks like if you own a Q68 and want to use the device you will either have to send it back or find someone local with the programmer.

Yes. But it seems the only clean solution, and the batch is so small that only 7 persons or less would need the service. New Q68 would of course include the changes.
by Peter
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 4290

Re: Q68 Serial devices

The FPGA needs to be reprogrammed, and Derek is one of the few who have a programmer. Then a new SMSQ/E version is needed. Then several keyboards/mice need to be tested intensively with a variety of software. Also we need to take care that existing keyboards/mice don't stop working. And in general, ...
by Peter
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Comparing Sinclair QL to Commodore 64
Replies: 29
Views: 1479

Re: Comparing Sinclair QL to Commodore 64

I always wondered about the Atari SMSQ/E implementation, as the QVME Card had hardware support in the operating system. But not the Atari custom chips. I suppose this the problem with the way Tony Tebby dictated the way SMSQ/E should be written. He could not do everything. There really should been ...
by Peter
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 4290

Re: Q68 Serial devices

I thought it best for more Q68 coverage, rather possibly missing out on giving someone the opportunity to use the Q68. But that you have the opportunity to use the Q68 is important as well. If you ask me, keeping at least your own Q68 would be something I much prefer. It is important to have a comm...
by Peter
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 Serial devices
Replies: 71
Views: 4290

Re: Q68 Serial devices

Update: I now have the adapter working here with Q68 and Q60. My current solution requires both an FPGA update and SMSQ/E update. It will take some time to test with more devices, since Derek sold his own Q68 and now has nothing for himself. Note 1: Strangely, with this adapter, the Q68 mouse pointe...