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Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Postby Dave » Tue May 07, 2019 1:01 am

I have often had good success with Microsoft BUS mouse compatible mice.

Just replacing the 9 pin mini DIN cable with a standard 9 pin DSUB cable and the usual pinout and it would work well.

They have the traditional XA/XB, YA/YB pairs, +5v and GND, and button 1/2/3 for nine wires.

If desired, we could make the socket on the Issue 8 and SSQB a 9 pin mini DIN in MS BUS mouse pinout, for 100% compatibility with ordinary bus mice?

I can also obtain standard bus mice VERY economically.

Here's the pin out if anyone wants to experiment:

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Pin 1   SW2   Mouse button 2
Pin 2   SW3   Mouse button 3
Pin 3   GND   Ground
Pin 4   XB    X position
Pin 5   YA    Y position
Pin 6   YB    Y position
Pin 7   SW1   Mouse button 1
Pin 8   Vcc   +5 V Power
Pin 9   XA    X position
XA/XB and YA/YB indicate movement and direction based on quadrature phase.


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Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Postby EmmBee » Wed May 08, 2019 5:06 pm

Andrew wrote:QLCommander v2.0 is finally ready !

RENAME file issue on Qemulator running on Windows 10

Have you tried a repair?
From Cortana - Control Panel - Programs and Features.
Right-Click on Q-emuLator, Click Repair and take it from there.
If Repair does not show up, you could try to Re-install Q-emuLator instead.

Hope that helps.


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Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Postby Artificer » Wed May 08, 2019 5:21 pm

Andrew wrote:
QLCommander v2.0 is finally ready !


It runs on a Q68 high colour mode as well.
QLCOM2.JPG


Just a couple of comments: the manual is provided as .pdf only this is not readable on a hardware QL system, could there be a Quill .doc version well. And two other things, the programs uses the QL_PALETTE command to change colour values for 'mode 4 colour', only problem is this is a global command so if there are other mode 4 programs their colours are changed as well and finally have you thought of adding FileInfo 2 support for file formats such .html or graphics formats not supported by the program itself.

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Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Postby Andrew » Wed May 08, 2019 6:16 pm

Artificer wrote:Just a couple of comments: the manual is provided as .pdf only this is not readable on a hardware QL system, could there be a Quill .doc version well. And two other things, the programs uses the QL_PALETTE command to change colour values for 'mode 4 colour', only problem is this is a global command so if there are other mode 4 programs their colours are changed as well and finally have you thought of adding FileInfo 2 support for file formats such .html or graphics formats not supported by the program itself.

Cheers

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I had no time to crate a Quill doc, but I will. No pictures in quill doc, I'm afraid
I saw that QL_PALETTE changes globak colour values for mode 4, but I had no idea how to do it differently. Can you suggest a way to change the colors only for QLC ?
I did not knew that Fileinfo exists - but I will see how it works. It should be possible to execute it from QLC, with the file name as parameter. Where can I download Fileinfo 2 ?


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Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Postby Andrew » Wed May 08, 2019 6:21 pm

EmmBee wrote:Have you tried a repair?
From Cortana - Control Panel - Programs and Features.
Right-Click on Q-emuLator, Click Repair and take it from there.
If Repair does not show up, you could try to Re-install Q-emuLator instead.

Hope that helps.

I reinstalled QEmulator - but Rename still not works.
I believe it is a side-effect of the last Win 10 update applied - before the update it was working


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Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Postby Artificer » Wed May 08, 2019 8:08 pm

Andrew wrote
No pictures in quill doc, I'm afraid
I saw that QL_PALETTE changes globak colour values for mode 4, but I had no idea how to do it differently. Can you suggest a way to change the colors only for QLC ?
I did not knew that Fileinfo exists - but I will see how it works. It should be possible to execute it from QLC, with the file name as parameter. Where can I download Fileinfo 2 ?


Great if you could find time for a Quill doc. You can get FileInfo2 from herehttp://www.dilwyn.me.uk/utils/fi2v3e50.zip on Dilwin Jones download pages. As for changing the colours for "mode 4", obviously if smsq/e is configured for mode 4 then only mode 4 colours should be seen. If QLCommander is to run in mode 4 colours while running on a system configured to use GD2 colours the mode 4 colours are in the standard PAL palette, colour number #0 = black, #1= white,#2=red,#3=green.

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Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Postby Andrew » Sat May 11, 2019 9:17 pm

Artificer wrote:Great if you could find time for a Quill doc.

Cheers

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QLCommander User Manual in Quill format:
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