Derek_Stewart wrote:Hi Marco,
I am glad you like the Q68.
The SD Card contatains alot of software that will run on the Q68 in higher resolution. I tried to write an example boot file that starts up in Q68 DISP_MODE 1, which is 512x256 4/8 Colours.
Nearly all the Digital Precision software works in DIS_MODE 1, which is a very QL compatible screen mode.
There are other boot files to load applications like: QPAC2, Q-DOCK. There are other boot files to load environments like QL/E.
I must stress that these boot files are only examples that can be disgarded if required.
I would expect everyone to write their own boot files.
Personally, I do not use a mouse, I use Hotkeys to load programmes and if I need a pointer, then the cursor keys are used.
I use Q68 mostly in DISP_MODE 4, 1024x768 4 Colours, works very nice.
Also try using multitasking SBASIC which wotks better than Minerva and on QDOS Classic, Superbasic can not multitasked by having more than one Superbasic interpreter.
I noticed the lot of software you have charged on the sd card, and I am having fun, actually, exploring it.
As I said, answering to the post of Peter, I have transferred the hard disk of my QL + Goldcard + Qubide, on an sd card and I have successfully created a multiboot to launch many frontends like Launchpad (thanks Dilwyn) Cueshell, Qpac2 and Qdock (this in the interesting DISP_MODE 6) all of them in the classic DISP_MODE 1. I think to focus my attention, by the time, on this mode.
I use a mouse, though it is not necessary, sometimes keyboard is much faster, especially with hotkeys.
I shall continue to explore the software on the sd card and experiment with it. In the future I hope to write some softaware, I am restudying Easyptr 4, the idea is to programme under SMSQ with Sbasic.