Installing SMSQ/E

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Installing SMSQ/E

Postby Martin_Head » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:35 pm

I am looking to install SMSQ/E onto Qemulator (the unregistered version) to do some Network tests. I have downloaded the smsqe332_binaries.zip file. But I don't see a text file telling me how to actually install/start SMSQ/E.

Do I LRESPR a file? If so which one? Bear in mind this is the unregistered Qemulator, so no Gold Card mode.


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Re: Installing SMSQ/E

Postby janbredenbeek » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:11 pm

Martin_Head wrote:I am looking to install SMSQ/E onto Qemulator (the unregistered version) to do some Network tests. I have downloaded the smsqe332_binaries.zip file. But I don't see a text file telling me how to actually install/start SMSQ/E.

Do I LRESPR a file? If so which one? Bear in mind this is the unregistered Qemulator, so no Gold Card mode.

On a QL with Gold Card I can just LRESPR the appropriate smsq_bin file and then it automatically boots.
I'm not sure about unregistered Qemulator. SMSQ needs to have write access to the lower memory area where normally ROM is (at least during boot), which Qemulator probably does not allow in the unregistered version. But you can always try...

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Re: Installing SMSQ/E

Postby janbredenbeek » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:12 pm

janbredenbeek wrote:
Martin_Head wrote:I am looking to install SMSQ/E onto Qemulator (the unregistered version) to do some Network tests. I have downloaded the smsqe332_binaries.zip file. But I don't see a text file telling me how to actually install/start SMSQ/E.

Do I LRESPR a file? If so which one? Bear in mind this is the unregistered Qemulator, so no Gold Card mode.

On a QL with Gold Card I can just LRESPR the appropriate smsq_bin file and then it automatically boots.
I'm not sure about unregistered Qemulator. SMSQ needs to have write access to the lower memory area where normally ROM is (at least during boot), which Qemulator probably does not allow in the unregistered version. Also, unregistered Qemulator doesn't allow more than 384KB of RAM which is probably insufficient for SMSQ. But you can always try...

regards, Jan.


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Re: Installing SMSQ/E

Postby tofro » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:30 pm

I am pretty sure the unregistered Q-Emulator will not be able to run SMSQ/E - Simply not enough memory.

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Re: Installing SMSQ/E

Postby Martin_Head » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:24 am

I had a quick try yesterday. There is barely enough memory to load it into. And when you CALL it, Qemulator throws up an error message.

So if SMSQ/E needs to write to the ROM area. Does that mean that you cannot run SMSQ/E on a standard QL. Only on Gold cards?


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Re: Installing SMSQ/E

Postby Derek_Stewart » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:46 am

Martin_Head wrote:I had a quick try yesterday. There is barely enough memory to load it into. And when you CALL it, Qemulator throws up an error message.

So if SMSQ/E needs to write to the ROM area. Does that mean that you cannot run SMSQ/E on a standard QL. Only on Gold cards?


HI Martin,

There is a version of SMSQ/E for Q-emulator at:

http://www.terdina.net/ql/software.html

Works fine on my registered copy of Q-emulator.

To get SMSQ/E working on a standard QL with memory expansion currently needs a Gold or Super Gold Card. Anything other than this would require alteration of the source code to use the QL memory map. This has been something I was going to do, maybe I have a look in the New Year.


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Re: Installing SMSQ/E

Postby Martin_Head » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:59 am

Derek_Stewart wrote:HI Martin,

There is a version of SMSQ/E for Q-emulator at:


Tried this, Qemulator just hangs.

So I have just dug a couple of QL's out of mothballs, (I was going to have to it eventually anyway) Networked them together, Stuck a Gold Card in one. Then I can LRESPR the Gold Card SMSQ/E file.



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