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by Peter
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 55
Views: 2209

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

tofro wrote:As the graphics are directly ripped from the originals, and I'm by no means the artist the guys at Magnetic Scrolls used to be, that's unfortunately how it is.

Still great work! Amazing!
by Peter
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 55
Views: 2209

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

Andrew wrote:The Q68 Pawn with Amiga graphics :D

Tobias, are you using the Aurora graphics mode?
Any chance to use 16 bit high colour pictures instead?
by Peter
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 55
Views: 2209

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

Is it possible to fit a Q68 in a original QL case? There were at least two QL matrix keyboard adaptor projects, if one of them finishes, yes. As you see below, I designed the board dimension exactly for the QL extension space. Some tinkering would be needed for power supply etc. Q68InsideQL.jpg The...
by Peter
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 55
Views: 2209

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

tofro wrote:Coming soon!

Wooow Tobias! This is absolutely amazing! :D Can't wait to try!
by Peter
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Sinclair QL First Boot in USA 2019 - my YouTube video
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Sinclair QL First Boot in USA 2019 - my YouTube video

Today I booted my Sinclair QL for the 1st time. Wohoo! :D Thank you for sharing this moment! It will be interesting if you now get tempted to walk the "upgrade route" like most of us. And, if yes, which route. ;) On one hand a Q68 solves the usual QL limitations (memory, speed, mass stora...
by Peter
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Bad Apple demos
Replies: 64
Views: 3533

Re: Bad Apple demos

At that speed it might just work on a stock QL, which seems to be about 1/6th the speed of the SGC. At 25 fps, that demo seems to require 35% (loading) + 17% (decompression+playback) = 52% of SGC resources as a rough estimate. So the QL would have to be 1/2 the speed of the SGC, not 1/6. Or the dem...
by Peter
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Assembly Language eComic - Issue 7 now available
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Assembly Language eComic - Issue 7 now available

In this issue there is an article by Tobias on the Q68, [...] Almost missed this interesting read. Very nice, thank you Tobias and Norman! As for the loop unrolling: If a few percent of performance don't matter, one might not unroll 256 instructions, but 64 for example, spending 75% less memory. Ha...
by Peter
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Bad Apple demos
Replies: 64
Views: 3533

Re: Bad Apple demos

At that speed it might just work on a stock QL, which seems to be about 1/6th the speed of the SGC. At 25 fps, that demo seems to require 35% (loading) + 17% (decompression+playback) = 52% of SGC resources as a rough estimate. So the QL would have to be 1/2 the speed of the SGC, not 1/6. Or the dem...
by Peter
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Bad Apple demos
Replies: 64
Views: 3533

Re: Bad Apple demos

What about the feasibility with a (not emulated) QL? I think also the sound would be a big problem... It's surely feasible on Q40, Q60 and Q68. In the most simple case, one would just write a program which copies uncompressed MODE 4 screens and sampled sound data from SD card. For <= 30 fps that is...
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: 520

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 ;)