Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

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Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby Dave » Wed May 09, 2018 10:30 pm

What is the current most compatible Pi QL Emulator, and who maintains it?


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Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed May 09, 2018 10:43 pm

Hi Dave,

This might help: https://dilwyn2.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/uqlx-2017/.

(As recently seen in MagPi magazine! Page 94. Free and legal pdf copy at https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi69.pdf.)

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Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby Artificer » Thu May 10, 2018 1:56 pm

Hi Dave,

I would say smsqmulator, the java based emulator maintained by Wolfgang Lenerz. Its more capable than uQLx, which I have also tried, as it runs smsq/e. uQLx, gives a more basic QDOS QL emulation. It does run faster than smsqmulator and I expect it is more stable in the recent release. For smsqumulator gets a useful speed out of the emulation (slightly faster bogomips than the Q68) with a RPi 3 with a slight touch of over clocking or the just released RPi 3+.

http://qlheaven.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/smsqmulator-on-rpi3.html

http://qlheaven.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/smsqmulator-on-rpi2.html

http://qlheaven.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/uqlx-on-rpi3.html


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Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby Dave » Thu May 10, 2018 2:17 pm

Being able to run SMSQ/E is always attractive.

Being written in Java and having an active maintainer, I wonder if Wolfgang Lenerz has tried implementing any interfaces using the GPIOs?


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Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby Dave » Thu May 10, 2018 4:30 pm

Just been playing with a Pi 3 and SMSQEmulator....

It's a bit faster than my Q68.

Surprising.

Haven't ever been able to get uQLx to work at all.


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Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby XorA » Thu May 10, 2018 4:34 pm

Dave wrote:
Haven't ever been able to get uQLx to work at all.


That should work, Swensons distro was developed on Pi0 :-D


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Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby Dave » Thu May 10, 2018 5:59 pm

I'm glad you showed up :D

I got uQLx running on an older Pi 2 but not on this Pi 3. Don't know why.

Any possibility of uQLx growing to support SMSQ/E?


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Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby Derek_Stewart » Thu May 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Hi,

I istalled Java on my RPI3B and run SMSQmulator, works well.

See post:


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Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby Derek_Stewart » Thu May 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Hi,

I istalled Java on my RPI3B and run SMSQmulator, works well.

See my Lapdock post:

http://www.qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php? ... ock#p13514


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Re: Raspberry Pi emulator state of play...

Postby XorA » Thu May 10, 2018 10:29 pm

Dave wrote:Any possibility of uQLx growing to support SMSQ/E?


Its more the other way round who will write the SMSQ/E drivers for uQlx?



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