Re: [ql-users] Level 2 Drivers

2005-01-28 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
The best one I suppose, was a letter starting
Dear Mr Services,
Tony
The counter clerk at the bank kept calling me 'Mr. Branch' so I asked 
him if I could have a Branch Manager.
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Re: [ql-users] Disk Mate 5

2005-01-28 Thread Roy wood
Pal,
 if you are still reading this list, do you have a text copy of DM5 
manual to save me having to scan it all in for the PD release ?
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[ql-users] OT: Sheds

2005-01-28 Thread Malcolm Cadman
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
On  Thu, 27 Jan 2005 at 21:47:30, Bill Waugh wrote:
(ref: [EMAIL PROTECTED])

I think it is too... and informative :-P
I won't bore you with all the various misspellings of my name.
The best one I suppose, was a letter starting
Dear Mr Services,
  Now THAT is funny :-)
even funnier if they had presumed a few Christian names - Motorway,
Emergency, Special or perhaps Shed Erecting (;-)
I have one more now - seven in total.
I am even thinking of extending my office (shed) to make a print room.
Dear Mr Services ... are you clear on planning permission for all these 
sheds ? ... :-)

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Re: [ql-users] OT: Sheds

2005-01-28 Thread Tony Firshman
On  Fri, 28 Jan 2005 at 10:29:26, Malcolm Cadman wrote:
(ref: [EMAIL PROTECTED])

 snip
 - seven in total.

I am even thinking of extending my office (shed) to make a print room.

Dear Mr Services ... are you clear on planning permission for all these
sheds ? ... :-)

Amazingly, sheds do not need planning permission in this borough.
I could fill the garden with them!

Tony
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Re: [ql-users] Disk Mate 5

2005-01-28 Thread Pål Monstad
 Pal,
   if you are still reading this list, do you have a text copy of DM5
 manual to save me having to scan it all in for the PD release ?
 --

I'll check if I have the original Calamus document. The manual was made
with Calamus, an Atari DTP program. I think I still have a backup of my
Atari stuff. I'll let you know.
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Re: [ql-users] SMSQE 3.09

2005-01-28 Thread Wolfgang Lenerz
Hi all,


SMSQE 3.09 is now on its way to the resellers.

You may get it from them any time soon now.

The sources will be put up at the website as soon as possible.

have fun all!

Wolfgang

www.scp-paulet-lenerz.com

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Re: [ql-users] SMSQE 3.09

2005-01-28 Thread Rich Mellor
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 17:48:43 +0100, Wolfgang Lenerz  
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Hi all,
SMSQE 3.09 is now on its way to the resellers.
You may get it from them any time soon now.
The sources will be put up at the website as soon as possible.
have fun all!
Good news - just wondering what the changes are
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[ql-users] Jan Jones Book

2005-01-28 Thread John Taylor
John.
I am still, however, very intrigued that the QUANTA limited edition 
states
that there is a Quanta  copyright and not that it was reprinted under
licence
If you look in any technical book you will find that the publisher has 
accepted the responsibility for maintaining the copyright.
This appears to be standard practice and the Quanta publication was no 
exception.

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Re: [ql-users] SMSQE 3.09

2005-01-28 Thread Wolfgang Lenerz
On 28 Jan 2005 at 16:57, Rich Mellor wrote:
(...)


 Good news - just wondering what the changes are

www.scp-paulet-lenerz.com/smsqe

I've put it up, read the changes in the changelog.
Wolfgang

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Re: [ql-users] Jan Jones Book

2005-01-28 Thread John Gilpin

- Original Message - 
From: John Taylor [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 4:57 PM
Subject: [ql-users] Jan Jones Book


 John.

  I am still, however, very intrigued that the QUANTA limited edition
  states
  that there is a Quanta  copyright and not that it was reprinted under
  licence

 If you look in any technical book you will find that the publisher has
 accepted the responsibility for maintaining the copyright.
 This appears to be standard practice and the Quanta publication was no
 exception.

 John Taylor

JG

I would have to bow to someone with far greater knowledge than I have with
regards to copyright and licences. I wasn't even a Quanta member at the
time; however intriguing you find the situation. I have merely quoted from
the copies that I either own or am holding on behalf of Quanta for resale in
an effort to shed some light on the situation.

However, as current demand (nil) is far less than availability - from
various sources -does the question really require further comment?

Now, should this situation reverse itself (demand greater than supply) and
you know of the whereabouts of some past documentation on the topic, we
would all be please to hear about it.

Regards,

John Gilpin. (individual)

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Re: [ql-users] Clavier 1.08

2005-01-28 Thread Wolfgang Lenerz
Hi all,

This message may have gone astray:

I've put up a new version of the clavier program on my
website.


www.scp-paulet-lenerz.com/14mljkl24/wolf/download/

Have fun

Wolfgang


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[ql-users] Old games

2005-01-28 Thread Pål Monstad
I used to play a game called Cavern (I think) on my QL back in the '80. 
Is this game available somewhere, and is it possible to play it on one 
of the emulators for the PC?

Any other old games available?
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Re: [ql-users] Old games

2005-01-28 Thread Tony Firshman
On  Fri, 28 Jan 2005 at 18:58:46, Pål Monstad wrote:
(ref: [EMAIL PROTECTED])

I used to play a game called Cavern (I think) on my QL back in the '80.
Is this game available somewhere, and is it possible to play it on one
of the emulators for the PC?
I think it -has- to be run on original unexpanded QL, and with 128k ram.
It did a lot of 'illegal' things to get the very good slick screens.

I couldn't get any of those to even run in a 128k Minerva boot.

Tony

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Re: [ql-users] Clavier

2005-01-28 Thread Wolfgang Lenerz
Hi all,

I've put up a new version of the clavier program on my
website.


www.scp-paulet-lenerz.com/14mljkl24/wolf/download/

have fun

Wolfgang

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Re: [ql-users] OT: Sheds

2005-01-28 Thread Malcolm Cadman
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
On  Fri, 28 Jan 2005 at 10:29:26, Malcolm Cadman wrote:
(ref: [EMAIL PROTECTED])
snip
- seven in total.
I am even thinking of extending my office (shed) to make a print room.
Dear Mr Services ... are you clear on planning permission for all these
sheds ? ... :-)
Amazingly, sheds do not need planning permission in this borough.
I could fill the garden with them!
How lucky you are ... else they may be after you for business rates ...
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Re: [ql-users] Old games

2005-01-28 Thread Rich Mellor
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 18:58:46 +0100, Pl Monstad [EMAIL PROTECTED]  
wrote:

I used to play a game called Cavern (I think) on my QL back in the '80.  
Is this game available somewhere, and is it possible to play it on one  
of the emulators for the PC?

Any other old games available?
--
Pl Monstad
Quite a few old games are available from my website :
http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk/games.html
and
http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk/updates.html
Probably the best emulator to use to play these sort of games is Qemulator  
- certainly seems to be more able to cope (unless they use copy protection  
of course).  However, not that many have been put into the public domain -  
have a look on Dilwyn's site for downloads:

http://www.dilwyn.uk6.net/index.html
As for running them on a Minerva ROM Tony, did you ever try them with  
Minerva in dual screen mode - most games will work in that mode rather  
than single screen mode on Minerva, for some reason

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[ql-users] QPC2 v3.30

2005-01-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus
After months of development and beta testing I'm proud to announce
that QPC2 version 3.30 officially went live. As usual the update is
free for all users of QPC2 version 3. Get it from
http://www.kilgus.net/qpc/

Main changes are a much faster emulation core and uQLx compatible
TCP/IP functionality. Furthermore there are some bug fixes and smaller
enhancements. It comes complete with SMSQ/E v3.09.

Full changes list:

3.30  Full IP (TCP/UDP) support! Mostly compatible to uQLx TCP/IP interface.
  3 little words: Fastest! QPC! Ever! Up to 40% faster than 3.20!
  Partially re-designed QPC-SMSQ/E interface. Old SMSQ/E version are
therefore completely incompatible!
  Yet another fix in the PAR dialog. Hope that was it now.
  Raised number of PAR ports to 8. Still only 4 are configurable through 
the config dialog though, power users with more than 4 printers need to
use PAR_SETPRINTER or directly configure the SMSQE.BIN file.
  Ignores all keys while one of the Windows keys is pressed.
  New command QPC_WINDOWSIZE x,y to set the size of the QPC window.
  New commands x=PAR_GETFILTER(port) and PAR_SETFILTER port,x to read/write
the use printer filter flag of a PAR port.
  Fixed some repaint problems (black screen).
  Does not crash anymore when sound is set to disabled.
  Fixed problem with volume control sliders.
  Fixed bug in 8-bit accelerated screen routines.
  Fixed problem with screen accesses that crossed the VRAM border.
  *** Needs at least SMSQ/E V3.09
  
Marcel

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Re: [ql-users] PCP (was: Proforma Filter)

2005-01-28 Thread Rich Mellor
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 18:26:27 +0100, Wolfgang Lenerz  
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Hi all,
Even though the subject seems not be of any interest to anyone any more,  
I've
put up a new version of the PCP (former proforma filter) on my website.

this sould be fully functional, except for
 -  the Epson ESP P2 filter may have some errors - please try it and  
tell me.
 - the Repeat option is not implemented (does anybody really want it?).

Well it is still of interest to me - should be of interest to anyone with  
a QL really.

I guess the main problem is that no-one has yet tested this system with a  
modern Epson to see if Prowess actually prints anything and therefore gets  
around the original problem.

Hmm - wonder if I should buy a cheap Epson to just test the code !!
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Re: [ql-users] QPC2 v3.30

2005-01-28 Thread Rich Mellor
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 20:26:56 +0100, Marcel Kilgus  
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

After months of development and beta testing I'm proud to announce
that QPC2 version 3.30 officially went live. As usual the update is
free for all users of QPC2 version 3. Get it from
http://www.kilgus.net/qpc/
Main changes are a much faster emulation core and uQLx compatible
TCP/IP functionality. Furthermore there are some bug fixes and smaller
enhancements. It comes complete with SMSQ/E v3.09.
Thanks Marcel - guess the biggest comment which is missing from this  
announcement is the fact that the full IP support means that QPC2 can at  
last access the internet directly - just a shame Lynx is the only internet  
browser we have.

Q40 / Q60 should not be far behind (but under QDOS Classic)
I think that Qemulator already supports IP access, and can run Lynx - any  
others?
uQLx (I have no experience of this).

cut
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[ql-users] Jan Jones Book

2005-01-28 Thread John Taylor
John Gilpin
Don't get excited John.
John Mason wrote to me and because he put QLUser in the subject line it 
was re-routed into my QLUser folder.
I then replied to QLUser.
Sorry.  I have sent a copy to John Mason, but I agree with you, the 
project is a NoNo.

John Taylor.
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[ql-users] SBASIC / SuperBASIC Reference Manual - Available in PDF Format

2005-01-28 Thread Rich Mellor
ANNOUNCEMENT

At long last and thanks to a special filter developed by Marcel, I have  
been able to convert the whole of the SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual  
to Adobe Acrobat format.

This means that it is now available to buy on CD at a cost of 20.
The support programs and files will still be provided on floppy disk  
together with the CD.

If anyone has a paper copy and would like to get the CD copy instead, then  
there could be a market for second hand copies of the original printed  
version, amongst those who do not have a PC to read the CD-ROM.

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[ql-users] Quanta Committee nominations

2005-01-28 Thread John Southern
Hello All,

As some of you may be aware, the Quanta committee is up for its annual 
re-election soon and nominations for committee posts need to reach me before 
the end of the month.

So far the tally is five nominations received.

Chairman - John Mason
Chairman - Geoff Wicks
Treasurer - John Gilpin
Secretary - Sarah Gilpin
Member - John Gregory

If anyone thinks that they have sent me another nomination by post or fax, I 
have not received it. Please contact me!
As things stand, there is just enough to make a quorum after the AGM, unless 
someone else volunteers, never mind the full eight positions that John Taylor 
suggests would be ideal.

Yes, you would come in for a little personal flak, but it is your chance to 
change things to how you want for a community that we all love and care 
about.

Your Quanta needs you!
Positions available immediately in your area.
No need to delay.
The salary level is currently capped, but the benefits* (use of Quanta Yacht, 
Quanta Club house, Quanta Ski chalet, Quanta Tea Urn and Numbering Machine 
would also be available if we can find them!!) are all for the asking. Gosh, 
the benefits are boundless.

*Terms and conditions apply. Your sanity will be at risk.

Regards
John Southern
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Re: [ql-users] QPC2 v3.30

2005-01-28 Thread ian . pizer
Hi Rich

I have QLynx in WIN1_ but executing it does not get me anywhere. I have 
UQLX-010601.tbz
in DOS1_ but it will not transfer to WIN1_

Can you guide me?

Thanks,

Ian Pizer, 49 ch. Machery, 1292 Chambesy, Geneva, Switzerland
e-mail [EMAIL PROTECTED]  Tel. 41227581410

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Subject: Re: [ql-users] QPC2 v3.30
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 19:32:06 -
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Cc: 
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On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 20:26:56 +0100, Marcel Kilgus  
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 After months of development and beta testing I'm proud to announce
 that QPC2 version 3.30 officially went live. As usual the update is
 free for all users of QPC2 version 3. Get it from
 http://www.kilgus.net/qpc/

 Main changes are a much faster emulation core and uQLx compatible
 TCP/IP functionality. Furthermore there are some bug fixes and smaller
 enhancements. It comes complete with SMSQ/E v3.09.

Thanks Marcel - guess the biggest comment which is missing from this  
announcement is the fact that the full IP support means that QPC2 can at
 
last access the internet directly - just a shame Lynx is the only internet
 
browser we have.

Q40 / Q60 should not be far behind (but under QDOS Classic)

I think that Qemulator already supports IP access, and can run Lynx - any
 
others?
uQLx (I have no experience of this).

cut

-- 
Rich Mellor
RWAP Services
26 Oak Road, Shelfield, Walsall, West Midlands WS4 1RQ

http://www.rwapservices.co.uk/

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