Qemulator and ROMS

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HullQLMan
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Qemulator and ROMS

Postby HullQLMan » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:02 pm

I have a Metacomco "QL Pascal" ROM which works alright on a Black Box when you type ROM. But when I save the ROM's memory location (SBYTES FLP1_MY_ROM,49152,16384) and install it on Qemulator in the QL Configurator Ext. ROM and then type ROM I get BAD ROM. Am I doing something wrong?


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Re: Qemulator and ROMS

Postby tofro » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:13 pm

Probably nothing. If I remember right, the MCC Pascal ROM command tried to write into its program code. If it succeeded, it considered itself pirated (because not running from a ROM).

I do not know whether you can write protect the ROM area on QEmulator. If you could, that probably would solve your problem.

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Re: Qemulator and ROMS

Postby M68008 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:21 am

@HullQlMan do you get this error from the emulator or from Pascal?

@tofro, the ROM area is always write-protected

Maybe the board contains additional logic and not just the eprom?


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Re: Qemulator and ROMS

Postby HullQLMan » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:28 pm

The error 'BAD ROM' appears over Windows #1 and #2 when I type ROM from SuperBasic. On the Black Box the text "Metacomco QL Pascal (not sure of exact wording!) appears in the same place.


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Re: Qemulator and ROMS

Postby Wimdev » Wed May 04, 2016 3:07 am

It works fine on my machine. I get the correct "QL PASCAL Version 1.8" across my #1 and #2 windows on QEmulator. Try the attached rom image. It is zipped, otherwise I wasn't able to attach it.

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