Re: [Ql-Users] Memory cards and the Q60 (was Re: SMSQE 3.36)

2020-05-12 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users
A simple bootstrap loader would do the trick, right? Why a complete 
SMSQ/E in EPROM? As far as I remind, TT has written such one, having it 
it one of my TT disks (for Atari).


Am 12.05.2020 um 18:28 schrieb Peter Graf via Ql-Users:

Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users wrote:

Hmm, so why use it in an EPROM?
You need some kind of ROM to boot the machine and load the OS. This 
can be a separate loader, like inside the Q68, but then it needs to 
access mass storage to load the OS. In case of the Q40 and Q60, the OS 
can boot completely without any mass storage, which is faster. 
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Re: [Ql-Users] Memory cards and the Q60 (was Re: SMSQE 3.36)

2020-05-12 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Hmm, so why use it in an EPROM?

Am 12.05.2020 um 15:48 schrieb Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

Fabrizio Diversi via Ql-Users wrote:

This issue seems to address newer SMSQ/E in Eprom, I used second
hand ST M27C1024 eprom 120ns. I ordered completely new eprom from
China the same Brand but with 100ns.not sure where is the
problem.

SMSQ/E never executes from EPROM, it is always copied to RAM first. So
any problem with the EPROM would certainly result in an instant crash.
But once it boots the EPROM is not used again anyway.

Marcel

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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.36

2020-04-23 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users
Hmm, I remember (from my Atari times) that I had my QLWA partition as 
the 2nd one of the Megafile. Wasn't it configurable in SMSQ/E, where it 
has to look for a BOOT?


Cheers...Ralf

Am 23.04.2020 um 16:11 schrieb Thierry Godefroy via Ql-Users:

On Thu, 23 Apr 2020 15:39:39 +0200, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote:


I just coded a (very quick) and (totally) dirty 5s delay loop in the
Q40 HD init code. The *proper* fix would require waiting in a loop
(that would timeout after 10s or so) for a HD to show up and report
as being ready on the IDE port(s). This won't need any parameter, but
perhaps a disabling flag in the SMSQ/E config block, for people not
using any HD (or IDE drive) and booting only from floppy (disabling
that feature would allow for faster boot on floppy).

I'll put this into the next version. Should the check be made on all 4
possible disks, or only on the one in target 0?

I doubt there are many systems with the boot drive on another target
than 0... So, unless someone speaks against it now, I suggest you go
the easy route. :-D


Well I am curious to know what you did, can be this module published ?

Patch attached. I already reported the issue and transmitted the patch
to Wolfgang as well, a few months ago. I suppose I'm the only person
affected (with perhaps the only known configuration regrouping a low
spinning drive and a fast (overclocked) Q60)...

Unless I'm mistaken, nobody else raised that with me.

I must have mislaid your previous fix, could you send it to me again?

It is attached to the message you just replied now... I also sent it in
my personal email to you, dated Mon, 7 Jan 2019 13:49:28 +0100, with
subject "Re: QXL.WIN sur carte SDHC".

Attaching the "quick and dirty" patch again to this message. But as I
wrote, it's in no way a proper fix (it simply introduces a 5s delay,
which happens to be needed and to suffice for my overclocked Q60 and
my brand/model of HD).

Regards,

Thierry.
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Re: [Ql-Users] Q-OS

2020-04-14 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

You have to Set QPC2 t0 1024x768
MY OS Was Based on DJ LaunchPAD
DJ owns theCopy Rights

1024x768 is no good on my 19" monitor, I just use 640x512, that gives 
the best size for me.

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Re: [Ql-Users] Q-OS

2020-04-14 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Ah, ok, thank you!

Am 14.04.2020 um 19:00 schrieb simon629--- via Ql-Users:

  You have to Set QPC2 t0 1024x768
MY OS Was Based on DJ LaunchPAD
DJ owns theCopy Rights
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  Hi Everyone My New OS is OUT  Today it is Called Q-OS and it is Now a Available to Download


Enjoy

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Re: [Ql-Users] Q-OS

2020-04-14 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

???

What's that?

Am 14.04.2020 um 18:46 schrieb simon629--- via Ql-Users:

  https://www.dropbox.com/s/irqzgmzfp3c8cqp/Q-OS.WIN?dl=0
 On Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 17:43:17 BST, simon629--- via Ql-Users 
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  Hi Everyone My New OS is OUT  Today it is Called Q-OS and it is Now a Available to Download


Enjoy

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Re: [Ql-Users] QBOX BBS for TCP/IP released!

2020-03-04 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Jan wrote:

>> Oh well, I first thought the FidoNet utils would be useless these days

That reminds me of the good old days of the MausNet. That was quite a 
good time just receiving mails in the morning and in the evening.


Cheers...Ralf

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Re: [Ql-Users] QMG

2019-10-30 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users
Interesting to see, my version is from 1990, never knew that Wolfgang 
has developed it further for such a long time.


Am 30.10.2019 um 20:23 schrieb desin via Ql-Users:

hello again
found a copy the original floppy disk...

https://princess.kekfiles.com/dl/hpvE2tAUdej3bK5Ye5nQAw/1573068020/557885320/5db9e25bc1c0b9.48922066/QMG95.zip 





Greetings from Switzerland
    Markus
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Re: [Ql-Users] QMG

2019-10-22 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users
I have to look at my disk. As far as I remember, QMG was a complete compiled 
program. I just have used it to load pointer programs to examine their sprites.

Ralf

-Original-Nachricht-
Betreff: [Ql-Users] QMG
Datum: 2019-10-22T11:51:18+0200
Von: "desin via Ql-Users" 
An: "ql-users" 

hello
here are my remaining QMG Files
the original floppy disk is gone ...

https://clare.400links.com/dl/5taX31UtbXelyIy9uwJUhA/1572342272/557885320/5daecf800f33f7.94899666/QMG.zip

i got them from Wolfgang Vogel
during a Eindhoven meeting

Greetings from Switzerland
Markus

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Re: [Ql-Users] Sad news

2019-05-24 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Very sad.

Am 24.05.2019 um 20:07 schrieb Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

Guido Masoero, manager of the Italian SPEM company that has made several
hardware for the QL has passed away.
he was 76 years old :-(

I remember the afternoon after his shop with him talking about QL for hours
... even though he hasn't been an active member of the QL community for
many years, we were still in touch with him and followed our work.

Today is a sad day for us in the Italian world QL
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Re: [Ql-Users] QL World magazine scans

2019-02-13 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Great, I just read a few. Thanks in advance!

Cheers...Ralf

Am 13.02.2019 um 15:14 schrieb Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users:

QL World Magazines

Thanks to the hard work of Klaus Frank in Denmark, I've been able to 
add further scanned copies of QL World magazine to the Magazines Page 
on the QL Home Page.


This means we now have a pretty complete collection of the PDFs up to 
the end of 1991.


http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/mags/index.html

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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.34

2018-11-30 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

No, if any new Keyword comes up, there has to be an explanation.

Am 30.11.2018 um 20:11 schrieb Phil Jordan via Ql-Users:

Try

http://www.wlenerz.com/smsqe/334/smsqe334_binaries.zip

Cheers

On Fri, 30 Nov 2018 at 18:23, Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:


Would be good to clarify the Syntax.

Am 30.11.2018 um 17:45 schrieb Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

SMSQE 3.34 is out.

Mostly bugfixes for Q68, but also a new SSJOb command courtesy of Per
Witte.

Wlenerz.com/smsqe


Have fun

Wolfgang
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.34

2018-11-30 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Would be good to clarify the Syntax.

Am 30.11.2018 um 17:45 schrieb Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

SMSQE 3.34 is out.

Mostly bugfixes for Q68, but also a new SSJOb command courtesy of Per 
Witte.


Wlenerz.com/smsqe


Have fun

Wolfgang
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Re: [Ql-Users] Hello Rich and Dilwyn, and anyone else interested

2018-06-25 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Me too. Sometimes , it is best to look for the right words.


Am 25.06.2018 um 19:15 schrieb Dave Park via Ql-Users:

I thought this was a death announcement at first.

Then it got weird.

Dave

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 11:08 AM, paul via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:


Hello out there,  Urs has left the Building.

With him goes a 'working'  QL PM code, the ROMs and the Dongle
melded into a single file that fired up in an emulator.

Once he gets home and the box of stuff he also picked up,
including a 'PM' QL sorted out, he just might have some news
to share. He now has an intact naked QL motherboard also.


--
Paul Holmgren
Music hits of Yesteryear
Abba --- Denture Queen
Tony Orlando --- Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall
Helen Reddy --- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore
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Re: [Ql-Users] Classic Adventures

2018-04-05 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Done.

I just wonder, why MetaComCo C programs do not run on QPC2 (as stated in 
the wiki)?



Rich Mellor via Ql-Users:

On 05/04/2018 14:33, Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users wrote:

Great!

BTW: Both AD1 and AD2 are written in C.

Cheers...Ralf




I guess you might need to update the QL Wiki entry then



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Re: [Ql-Users] Classic Adventures

2018-04-05 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users
Great!

BTW: Both AD1 and AD2 are written in C.

Cheers...Ralf


-Original-Nachricht-
Betreff: [Ql-Users] Classic Adventures
Datum: 2018-04-05T15:02:46+0200
Von: "Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users" 
An: "QL Users List" 


Classic Adventures

John Jones-Steele, who ran Abersoft in the 1980s, has given permission for the 
Classic Adventures package to be released as freeware.

The package includes two text adventure games, "The Adventure" and "Mordon's 
Quest". The first is based on the famous adventure game by Crowther and Woods, 
the first of its kind, while the second is a loosely- related but original 
sequel. Both should run on an unexpanded QL and are configured to run from 
MDV1. Use up and down cursor keys in the boot program to select which adventure 
you want or the clone program, then press SPACE to start the option selected.

No manual so I have added a short review from QL World magazine plus a couple 
of screen dumps.

It's available to download from my site's Adventure Games page at 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/adventures/index.html

Dilwyn
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Re: [Ql-Users] QL 2002 The DVD

2018-02-20 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users
I think, putting that to U2be (*.flv) might be a good idea, perhaps in 
Urs' channel.



Am 20.02.2018 um 17:58 schrieb Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users:
You're welcome if you wish to do so. It has been uploaded to 
greybeardz.com too.


If anyone is familiar with the process, it could probably do with 
uploading to a more permanent web archive.


I have converted the files to mp4 with Handbrake (it'll do .avi as 
well I think), though I haven't looked at whether it'll reduce the 
resolution to make smaller video files for those who wish to view on 
mobile for example. Seems pointless uploading those at the moment as 
they're almost as large as what's on the DVD, but if there is interest 
in having lower resolution copies online I'll see what I can do. 
Although Darren gave permission for me to put it online, I'd suggest 
out of courtesy that if you wish to put it on You-Tube for example 
that you ask Darren first.


I chose to upload the .iso image of the DVD as it includes some QL 
software on the DVD too which would be lost if it was made into just 
10 chapters of video files.


Perhaps if you do re-host I could include the URL on my page as an 
"alternative" location in case i do run into bandwidth issues - I 
confess I don't know from memory what my monthly bandwidth is!


Dilwyn

-Original Message- From: Dave Park via Ql-Users
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:39 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Dave Park
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QL 2002 The DVD

Downloading now, since I probably have the fastest connection. I can
re-host if you like, to reduce Dilwyn's bandwidth bill?

Dave

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:44 AM, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:


Darren Branagh has kindly given me permission to make available an .iso
image of "QL 2002 The DVD". Being an .iso image, you can burn your 
own copy
of the DVD for posterity with most DVD burner software. A scanned 
image of

the DVD sleeve is also available.

It was originally released in 2002 by Q-Celt Computing in Ireland, 
edited

and produced by Stephen Reyal and Darren Branagh.

The DVD was shot on location at the 2002 Quanta Annual General 
Meeting and
Workshop in Manchester and gives an insight into the QL scene at that 
time,

some 20 years after the QL was first conceived by Sinclair Research.

Presented by Darren Branagh, there are interviews with key players in 
the
QL world, historical information, a tour around the dealers' tables 
and a

look in on the Quanta AGM itself.

Please note that this is a very large file to download. The .iso 
image is

about 3GB in size even when zipped.

My thanks to Simon Foster whose request to locate a copy of the DVD 
led to

me seeking permission to make this available.

Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/ql2002dvd/index.html

Dilwyn
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Re: [Ql-Users] Sandy SuperQBoard HD

2018-01-09 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote:

As I said in the other place, if you do this and use a WD1772, you might
get temperamental results. The VL1772 by VLSI is far more overclockable and
runs significantly cooler when double clocked.

I read that the "02-02" stepping of the WD1772 can safely do HD, while
all others cannot. But I will check how the temperature goes under
stress, thanks.


I bought a bulk supply of them for SQBv4 ;)

Looking forward to it :)

Marcel


Me too!!!
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/E 3.31 Q40 no boot after configure

2017-11-14 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users
So you need a commercial program to configure a free OS?


-Original-Nachricht-
Betreff: Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/E 3.31 Q40 no boot after configure
Datum: 2017-11-14T11:33:11+0100
Von: "Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users" 
An: "ql-us...@q-v-d.com" 

On 13 November 2017 at 18:27, Peter Graf via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

> Hi Duncan,
>
> > the version of menuconfig I have is 3.36 and is dated 2003.
>
> Thank you. That's it! :) With menuconfig 3.36 it worked.
>
> > The version of menuconfig on Dilwyn's site is 3.34
>
> Found even 3.36 when I searched again. Maybe it is stored at more than
> one location.
>

I'm wondering whether menuconfig is now freeware or not. According to this
thread http://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1025 it is still commercial
software by Jochen Merz. Does anyone have an idea?

Jan.
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Re: [Ql-Users] Fw: Stupid AND

2017-09-21 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Sorry, was private ;-))


Am 21.09.2017 um 20:40 schrieb Ralf Reköndt:

Hi Dilwyn,

after a very long time, I need again your help in identifying a song 
text. No need to hurry, if you ever get the time. I think, you may 
have heard this one in the 80s.


Thank you.

Cheers...Ralf


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Re: [Ql-Users] Fw: Stupid AND

2017-09-21 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Hi Dilwyn,

after a very long time, I need again your help in identifying a song 
text. No need to hurry, if you ever get the time. I think, you may have 
heard this one in the 80s.


Thank you.

Cheers...Ralf
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Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists

2017-08-18 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users
Simply load one of the thousand "is there that toolkit name" extensions 
like "ISIT" (Disassembler from DP) or similar and you are happy. Even 
Dilwyn has one on his site.


There is also a very old little toolkit from Steve Jones (Sidewinder), 
which can put every resident Procedure into an "F_xxx" Function 
extension to check, if it is available. I have to look.



Per Witte via Ql-Users:

George, the question is relevant if you write programs intended for other
people: You cant be sure THEY will load Turbo. However, IMHO, any serious
Tinkerer should load Turbo as a matter of course.

Per

On 18 August 2017 at 16:54, gdgqler--- via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:


On 17 Aug 2017, at 13:54, Lee Privett via Ql-Users <

ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wr


I feel there must be a way to test for TURBO toolkit, any ideas?

In my BOOT I load the TURBO toolkit. So why should I test for it?
If I don’t load it in my BOOT it just is not loaded.

George


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Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists

2017-08-18 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Ah, very clever ;-)))


gdgqler--- via Ql-Users:

On 17 Aug 2017, at 13:54, Lee Privett via Ql-Users  wr
I feel there must be a way to test for TURBO toolkit, any ideas?

In my BOOT I load the TURBO toolkit. So why should I test for it?
If I don’t load it in my BOOT it just is not loaded.

George

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Re: [Ql-Users] DM5 upsetting Dates in QPC2

2017-06-29 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users

Of course, as it is used to suspend the job.


Am 29.06.2017 um 19:48 schrieb François Van Emelen via Ql-Users:

Op 29/06/2017 om 17:11 schreef Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users:
Does WAIT suspend a Job? If so, it is different from PAUSE, maybe no 
matter in this case.


Dilwyn has used a similar thing from my extensions to make a new 
Keyword to suspend a Job.



Am 29.06.2017 um 12:58 schrieb Wolf via Ql-Users:

Sorry, yes it is.

On 29/06/2017 12:04, Derek Stewart via Ql-Users wrote:

On 28/06/17 10:12, Wolf via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi Derek,

100 DEFine PROCedure p
110 ERT HOT_KEY('g',CHR$(27))
120 EX RAM1_Dm5_Obj
130 WAIT 20
140 HOT_DO('g')
150 WAIT 20
160 HOT_DO('g')
170 WAIT 20
180 HOT_DO('g')
190 ERT HOT_REMV('g')
200 END DEFine p

Adjust the key, timings and drive to suit your system.
At least you won't have to type in the date anymore.

Have fun

Wolfgang


Hi Wolfgang,

I do not have the keyword WAIT in my SMSQ/E v3.31, is that like 
PAUSE ???



Hi,

There seems to be 2 differences between PAUSE and WAIT.

PAUSE  needs channel #0, WAIT doesn't.

PAUSE can be interrupted with a keypress, WAIT can't.

François Van Emelen

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Re: [Ql-Users] DM5 upsetting Dates in QPC2

2017-06-29 Thread Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users
Does WAIT suspend a Job? If so, it is different from PAUSE, maybe no 
matter in this case.


Dilwyn has used a similar thing from my extensions to make a new Keyword 
to suspend a Job.



Am 29.06.2017 um 12:58 schrieb Wolf via Ql-Users:

Sorry, yes it is.

On 29/06/2017 12:04, Derek Stewart via Ql-Users wrote:

On 28/06/17 10:12, Wolf via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi Derek,

100 DEFine PROCedure p
110 ERT HOT_KEY('g',CHR$(27))
120 EX RAM1_Dm5_Obj
130 WAIT 20
140 HOT_DO('g')
150 WAIT 20
160 HOT_DO('g')
170 WAIT 20
180 HOT_DO('g')
190 ERT HOT_REMV('g')
200 END DEFine p

Adjust the key, timings and drive to suit your system.
At least you won't have to type in the date anymore.

Have fun

Wolfgang


Hi Wolfgang,

I do not have the keyword WAIT in my SMSQ/E v3.31, is that like PAUSE ???


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