SMSQE on Raspberry pi 400

Please pop in here first just get the formalities out of the way.
User avatar
Sparrowhawk
Gold Card
Posts: 358
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:33 pm
Location: @131072
Contact:

Re: SMSQE on Raspberry pi 400

Postby Sparrowhawk » Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:37 am

NormanDunbar wrote:You missed cd from opt before unzipping.

Thanks, fixed.


a.k.a. Jean-Yves !
Tinyfpga
Chuggy Microdrive
Posts: 56
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:59 am

Re: SMSQE on Raspberry pi 400

Postby Tinyfpga » Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:19 pm

Thank you Sparrowhawk, NormanDunbar and Derek_Stewart for your replies. With your help I finally managed to run SMSQE on my Pi 400 at full HD resolution. The PI's display is fuzzier and much slower than my laptop's SMSQmulator output but it still runs at a usable speed. It feels slightly slower than the same setup on my Q68 but runs 4 bouncing balls in HD colour whereas the Q68 can't.

Camera picture and sceenshot of 4 bouncing balls (generated in real time) bouncing simultaneously below.

smsinpi1.jpg


smsinpi2.jpg


How time flies; I looked at Derek_Stewart pictures taken five years ago, the difference is the greater performance and utility of the PI 400. The next thing I will try is Ubuntu MATE 64bit to see if this runs SMSQmulator faster. Does uQLx run SMSQE, and if it does, can it display SMSQE at HD resolutions?

I now have Idenditcal setups running, natively or emulated, in or on, 6 different computing systems as follows:
SMS2(PEROM) in Atari STs
SMS2(PEROM) in MIST
SMS2(PEROM) on PC
SMSQE in Q68
SMSQE on PC
SMSQE on PI
SMSQE on an industrial mini PC booting directly into SMS, via DOS and QPC1 (my favourite emulation because it starts up SMS instantly).

My SMSQE setup uses the old SMS2 apps and the SMS2 Basic parser such that the all system and application software is run without modification on all the above.

My preferences are SMS2 over SMSQE, native installations, instant booting and high resolution display output. I am less interested in speed and high colour display output.
My favourite compromise is the Q68 because it is native and instant-on and because I can imagine a future for SMS type systems in FPGA.

I would like to run QPC2 and SMSQumulator such that they load directly to SMS (like my DOS setup) giving the illusion of a native OS installation. This might be possible with something like Windows PE and for the PI some kind of minimal UNIX

Who would have thought all those years ago when SMS2 was created that it would provide QLers with so much choice. It is an extraodinary achievement by those who dedicated so much time to the development of the support platforms. What is needed is a beginners' manual for non-QLers.
I say onwards and upwards towards Tony Tebby's Stella.


Derek_Stewart
Font of All Knowledge
Posts: 2323
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:40 am
Location: Runcorn, Cheshire, UK

Re: SMSQE on Raspberry pi 400

Postby Derek_Stewart » Fri May 14, 2021 5:12 pm

Hi,

Just shows how good the Q68 is:

Q68: 40Mhz single core CPU, 32Mb ram
Pi-400: 1.8Ghz Quad Core CPU, 4Gb ram

No real comparison, except the Pi-400, requires a SMSQ/E emulator, whereas the Q68 has a 68000 CPU implemented in FPGA code and runs SMSQ/E natively.

But saying all this, I have them both...


Regards,

Derek
User avatar
bwinkel67
Super Gold Card
Posts: 691
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:09 am

Re: SMSQE on Raspberry pi 400

Postby bwinkel67 » Sat May 15, 2021 12:00 am

I haven't used either SMSQemulator or uQLx but would the latter run faster on a Pi-400 since it's not run under the Java Runtime Environment?


Derek_Stewart
Font of All Knowledge
Posts: 2323
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:40 am
Location: Runcorn, Cheshire, UK

Re: SMSQE on Raspberry pi 400

Postby Derek_Stewart » Sat May 15, 2021 4:46 pm

bwinkel67 wrote:I haven't used either SMSQemulator or uQLx but would the latter run faster on a Pi-400 since it's not run under the Java Runtime Environment?

Hi,

SMSQmulator is aJava application, so needs Java installed.

UQLX, SuQLx are C compiled so will run natively on the PI-400, only supports QDOS, Minerva, but not SMSQ/E.

I mainly the PI for Riscos


Regards,

Derek

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests