[ql-users] Qdos, PE EasyP4

2006-03-20 Thread Bob Spelten
. Suqcess 1.19, which is compiled with EasyP 3.50 using the same SBasic line, is working as expected. Anyone out there who has tried EasyP4's MWINDOW on menu items under Qdos and the new PE? I hope to have Suqcess 2.04 ready for Eindhoven on Saturday. Bob Spelten -- Gemaakt met Opera's

Re: [ql-users] Qdos, PE EasyP4

2006-03-21 Thread Bob Spelten
#ch%,item; ch% changes to the error code so when WM_PAPER gets a false channel number it's bingo! Bob Spelten -- Gemaakt met Opera's revolutionaire e-mailprogramma: http://www.opera.com/mail/ ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk

Re: [ql-users] Mawdraw

2006-04-13 Thread Bob Spelten
this will be 630 rows and for 80 chr items this will drop to 399 rows max. So anyone programming with EasyPtr should check for this. Bob Spelten -- Gemaakt met Opera's revolutionaire e-mailprogramma: http://www.opera.com/mail/ ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [ql-users] Programs using colour themes

2006-07-30 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 20 Jul 2006 14:42:56 +0200 schreef Dilwyn Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I'm preparing an article about colour themes and intend to try to build a list of programs available which use System Palette colour themes. I'd appreciate any input from authors and suppliers if anyone is aware of

Re: [ql-users] MCALLT

2006-09-04 Thread Bob Spelten
% = 64 key = MCALLT(#ch, ev%, 50) SELect ON key = -1280: REMark Timeout or event IF ev% = 64 THEN [...] CTRL+F2 END IF IF ev% = 0 THEN [...] Timeout END IF END SELect I gave Wake its own LI anyway. Hopefully this is of some help. Bob Spelten -- Gemaakt met

Re: [ql-users] Platforms OSs (was month number)

2006-09-25 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sun, 24 Sep 2006 17:23:14 +0200 schreef Dilwyn Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED]: In terms of platform, the (Super) Gold Card is common to the QL and Aurora, which blurs the lines a little. In terms of obtaining a version of SMSQ/E for your system, When the Aurora came out there was a patch

Re: [ql-users] How Much Space Do I Have?

2006-09-25 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 25 Sep 2006 18:30:42 +0200 schreef Marcel Kilgus [EMAIL PROTECTED]: stat dos1_ c:\ 1486360/149500824 sectors No idea, looks right to me here. Actually DOS was the reason I had to alter STAT to deal with large drives. But that was in 2002, i.e. no recent change. Strange, my dos1

Re: [ql-users] QPC2 and DOSx

2006-10-12 Thread Bob Spelten
files which were not in the can were wiped from the drive, dir showed they were there but the file itself was empty. I had to reformat the drive and restore from a backup (trashcan off of course). Have fun, Bob Spelten -- Gemaakt met Opera's revolutionaire e-mailprogramma: http

Re: [ql-users] QPC2 and DOSx

2006-10-12 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 12 Oct 2006 14:33:54 +0200 schreef P Witte [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Try using the tk2 command FLUSH after changing each record. It may provide a temporary solution. The FLUSH command is not used in Suqcess but I will patch a copy and see if it makes a difference. Bob -- Gemaakt met

Re: [ql-users] SMSQ/e on Gold Card / Super Gold Card

2006-10-17 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 16 Oct 2006 23:26:12 +0200 schreef Rich Mellor [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Has anyone recent experience of using SMSQ/e on a Super Gold Card and Aurora with DD disks. If you tried writing to the disks, the disk activity light came on, but nothing was written and smsq/e hung (the original

Re: [ql-users] floppy drive and keyboard

2006-12-13 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Wed, 13 Dec 2006 15:59:02 +0100 schreef ZN [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Bet you 2 things, though: 1) You thought I was dead or something :) 2) You never read that part of the manual :) 1) Good to know you are still alive and listening in. 2) I did read the manual 9 years ago and forgot about it.

Re: [ql-users] Aurora - Bootup (KVM)

2007-01-23 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 23 Jan 2007 17:37:30 +0100 schreef Neil Riley [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Which is good but when i do dir cdr1_ i get 'Not implemented', which is bad. You need to set the location of the CD drive with the command: CDR_DRIVE 1,1,0 This sets cdr1_ (1,) to the slave of the 1st ide (,1,), and the

Re: [ql-users] Aurora - Bootup (KVM)

2007-01-23 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 23 Jan 2007 18:29:14 +0100 schreef Tony Firshman [EMAIL PROTECTED]: p.s. IPCMOUSE 5 or 6 have no effect sadly, both in the Boot and at the command line ! Who said that? I did. And indeed Tony you should read the manual 8-)) In fact, it is in the SH updates_doc. IPCMOUSE n; where n

Re: [ql-users] Aurora - Boot up (KVM)

2007-01-24 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Wed, 24 Jan 2007 17:16:19 +0100 schreef Neil Riley [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Re CD rom , the only way i can see a disk is by using QCDEZE which is ok but that can't be right, can it? Within my boot i have LRESPR win1_ATAPIqub_bin LRESPR win1_CDROM_bin CDR_DRIVE 1,1,0 The CDROM manual gives

Re: [ql-users] Aurora - Bootup (KVM)

2007-01-25 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Wed, 24 Jan 2007 21:13:04 +0100 schreef Malcolm Cadman [EMAIL PROTECTED]: If the hard drive show a directory - with dir win1_ - then the CD-ROM should be next with - dir win2_ In DOS/Windows these are the C: and D: drives. This is not automatically so for Qubide. At startup only win1_

Re: [ql-users] SDGC

2007-02-13 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 13 Feb 2007 13:50:25 +0100 schreef Tony Firshman [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I think is is just nostalgia for the first experience. For the people who liked the original black box, the add-ons to that are attractive, and one feels one is still using the original. The design of the Sinclairs

Re: [ql-users] Hardware and software - new horizons

2007-02-17 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 16 Feb 2007 17:58:22 +0100 schreef David McCann [EMAIL PROTECTED]: One of the many reasons I have for preferring SuperBasic to XBasic is the availability of dbas. But this is another project which got abandoned. I may be out of date, but the last time I looked the version supplied

Re: [ql-users] win98se

2007-02-19 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 19 Feb 2007 22:04:17 +0100 schreef Dilwyn Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Does it allow for, say, a 40GB hard drive to be seen as several smaller partitions by Windows 98SE, say 5 x 8GB partitions? As 40GB drives seem to be the smallest drives around now (looking at eBuyer site anyway) -

Re: [ql-users] win98se

2007-02-19 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 20 Feb 2007 00:23:38 +0100 schreef Bob Spelten [EMAIL PROTECTED]: I have my 200GB Matrox drive partitioned by Maxblast software downloaded from the Matrox site. Sorry, I meant Maxtor. I always confuse the two brands. Bob -- Gemaakt met Opera's revolutionaire e-mailprogramma

Re: [ql-users] Trump Card v2 ROM

2007-03-26 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sun, 25 Mar 2007 21:13:13 +0200 schreef Rich Mellor [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Can anyone recall the changes which occured in the v2 rom for Trump Card. From memory I believe it added the ability to read dos formatted disks, but can anyone remember the commands / device name? I don't recall

Re: [ql-users] QLX installation

2007-04-27 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 26 Apr 2007 12:33:18 +0200 schreef Tony Firshman [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Has anyone got a pdf of the QXL manual? Failing the whole manual, which is large and includes SMSQ, the installation part would be enough. The manual is on the Documentation CD (QLTv10i3) in txt format. Look in the

Re: [ql-users] Config Blocks

2007-06-18 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 18 Jun 2007 10:56:11 +0200 schreef George Gwilt [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Since Menuconfig does this why use other programs and what are they anyway? All my programs which can be configured assume that Menuconfig (or its younger sister, Config) will do the job. There is also Procon,

[Ql-Users] Qlib Stats On or Off

2007-08-01 Thread Bob Spelten
Can anyone explain why it makes a difference if SBASIC is compiled with Stats ON or OFF? My Suqcess 2.05 has the following line: --- err=DATE_VALID(dat$,jaar%,mnd%,dag%) --- when dat$ is given as 01-08-2007, the result is: err=0 and jaar%=2007, mnd%=8, dag%=1 if dat$ is not a valid date:

[Ql-Users] Colours the QXL-Card

2008-03-16 Thread Bob Spelten
Hi all, As you may have read in the last QLToday, I am working on an update for QCoCo. This program uses the BMP extensions from W.Lenerz to show a program background and the helpfull picture of available 3D borders. However this never worked properly on the Aurora. So I tried to replace this

Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 and ED Drives

2008-03-21 Thread Bob Spelten
2.8MB in PC speak.) But the explanation of the FLP_DENSITY command doesn't mention ED density so I very much doubt if QPC2 can handle Miracle's 3.2MB or PC's 2.8MB format. Bob Spelten. -- Gemaakt met Opera's revolutionaire e-mailprogramma: http://www.opera.com/mail

Re: [Ql-Users] PC to Aurora Zip files

2008-04-08 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 08 Apr 2008 09:59:57 +0200 schreef Neil Riley [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Hi The *.zip was downloaded off dilwyn's QL page. I copied it onto a floppy. The Aurora expects a *_zip so on the PC i renamed it from *.zip to *_zip. However, when i take the floppy from PC to the Aurora, it doesn't

Re: [Ql-Users] Changing the printer port on Prowess

2008-06-01 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sun, 01 Jun 2008 12:53:00 +0200 schreef Peter Fox [EMAIL PROTECTED]: The headings within Proforma_CFG are: memory options search path for fonts load drivers configure drivers set default drivers

Re: [Ql-Users] Changing the printer port on Prowess

2008-06-01 Thread Bob Spelten
in the _prg_ directory to add or edit the drivers. It can probably be started from a ProWesS button. You can also edit the _cfg file in a plain text editor like QD. Bob Spelten -- Gemaakt met Opera's revolutionaire e-mailprogramma: http://www.opera.com/mail

[Ql-Users] New QCP

2008-06-23 Thread Bob Spelten
/b.spelten/ql/. Bob Spelten -- Gemaakt met Opera's revolutionaire e-mailprogramma: http://www.opera.com/mail/ ___ QL-Users Mailing List http://www.q-v-d.demon.co.uk/smsqe.htm

Re: [Ql-Users] WIN files with QPC2

2008-10-04 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 03 Oct 2008 16:14:56 +0200 schreef George Gwilt [EMAIL PROTECTED]: However I have tried without success to define a WIN file across a PC network. Does anyone know how to do this? Or indeed to be able to see any file across such a network. I don't know if it helps but this is how

[Ql-Users] New QMENU on Aurora

2008-10-21 Thread Bob Spelten
Recently JMS announced here an update for Qmenu. As recent as last saturday in Eindhoven, he added some changes (I made him do it). Happy with my new update I went home and tested it on my machines. But in my case it only workes poperly under QPC2. My Aurora and QXL refuse to LRESPR correctly,

Re: [Ql-Users] Program updates

2008-12-23 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 20 Dec 2008 12:14:40 +0100 schreef Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk: Now, as for this dragging of the border, I have a vague recollection that the guys from Belgium (Progs) did some new window manager system and I'm pretty sure that their system had draggable borders and so on.

Re: [Ql-Users] Online Quanta Subscriptions

2009-01-04 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 03 Jan 2009 13:03:46 +0100 schreef Geoff Wicks gtwi...@btinternet.com: If you are having problems paying online using Internet Explorer, then you should check your security level. If your system is blocking a Paypal cookie then you will get the error message. When starting with

Re: [Ql-Users] QLIB Free-Running Procedures

2009-01-13 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 08 Jan 2009 09:56:56 +0100 schreef tobias.froesc...@t-online.de tobias.froesc...@t-online.de: What I saw is one single execution of the procedure worker. This then runs to an end, main just hangs there doing nothing (suspended, but not ended). I modified your Basic slightly so that

Re: [Ql-Users] QTYP2 and Text87

2009-01-31 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 30 Jan 2009 19:50:02 +0100 schreef Geoff Wicks gtwi...@btinternet.com: Do you keep to the old black, red and green colours or the alternative colourway? I have found QTYP unsatisfactory with the latter, although this is more of a cursor that is difficult to see than anything

Re: [Ql-Users] omega\zip 100

2009-03-09 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 06 Mar 2009 11:45:06 +0100 schreef arnold.cla...@talk21.com: Hi , Derek,     There's one point that puzzles me;a Qubide file called storeh lists 'master' and 'slave' ;but when I exec it it only recognise 'master' and shows 'slave' to be nil.   To use your Omega I will

Re: [Ql-Users] Qubide 2 and CDs

2009-06-09 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 08 Jun 2009 20:31:02 +0200 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: I'm aware Qubide version 2 can have an Atapi IDE CD-ROM drive connected and a version of Discover exists to read some CDs. Does anyone know if a QXL.WIN CD can be read on such a system and if so what

Re: [Ql-Users] Qubide 2 and CDs

2009-06-11 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:22:02 +0200 schreef Dave Walker iti...@ntlworld.com: Duncan, DiscOVER SHOULD read the MSDOS disk format - it certainly has been able to do so in the past as long as it has been formatted to FAT16 (it will not handle FAT32 or NTFS). How big is the drive you are

Re: [Ql-Users] I need help!!!

2009-06-17 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 15 Jun 2009 19:37:22 +0200 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: Per Witte has also written some good stuff, like his popup help routines. And Bob Spelten and Wolfgang Uhlig are two other names who I can think of who have used it extensively who might be able to document

Re: [Ql-Users] I need help!!!

2009-06-17 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Wed, 17 Jun 2009 14:28:49 +0200 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: I think I pestered Marcel a bit with the app window stuff and I rather think he got a bit fed up of me finding obscure little oddities happending! Fair play, Marcel has laboured long and hard with Easyptr

Re: [Ql-Users] I need help!!!

2009-06-19 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:17:50 +0200 schreef gdgqler gdgq...@gmail.com: What are these popup help routines? They sound interesting. It is an example routine, how to make Hint windows popup in EasyPtr programs. It was described in QL Today volume 10, issue 3. It was on one of the QLT disks and

Re: [Ql-Users] MCALLT

2009-09-10 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Wed, 09 Sep 2009 15:31:27 +0200 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: If, however, you move the pointer using the cursor arrow keys on the keyboard while the pointer is inside the application window instead it returns $00C1 etc, with the upper 4 hex digits containing the

Re: [Ql-Users] Aurora + SGC problem.

2009-09-16 Thread Bob Spelten
When John Gilpin reported battery problems I thought it's about time to check my Super Gold Cards which I have not used since April and I have never changed their batteries. One SGC (+QL) stopped at the F1/F2 prompt, the battery was labelled 92.12 and was completely empty. Another SGC

Re: [Ql-Users] Help with BASIC/SBASIC WINDOWS

2009-09-30 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 29 Sep 2009 16:54:01 +0200 schreef John Gilpin thegilp...@btinternet.com: This routine runs perfectly on my Aurora/SGC set-ups in either QDOS -JS Roms - or SMSQ but when I run the same boot in QPC2 v3.34 beta 3,I tend to lose the top and both side borders completely and just

Re: [Ql-Users] Help with BASIC/SBASIC WINDOWS

2009-09-30 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:28:46 +0200 schreef John Gilpin thegilp...@btinternet.com: I have checked the settings in the config screen and both the Resolution and Window Mode are the same - 512 X 384 and it doesn't seem to make any difference whether I run with Window Mode ticked or not, I get the

Re: [Ql-Users] [Fwd: Re: Help with BASIC/SBASIC WINDOWS]

2009-10-03 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 03 Oct 2009 14:37:11 +0200 schreef John Gilpin thegilp...@btinternet.com: I understand that there is no need to compile BASIC programs when using QPC2 (SMSQ) - the SBASIC code can be EXEC'd without TURBO or QLIBERATOR. Do I take this to mean that I just Ex win1_program_bas?And if

Re: [Ql-Users] Further BASIC Question.

2009-11-07 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 07 Nov 2009 14:14:34 +0100 schreef John Gilpin thegilp...@btinternet.com: What are the sizes and positions of the three default windows at switch-on? Having changed window sizes (and other parameters) in my program, I have written a procedure to reset all the devices/parameters etc

Re: [Ql-Users] BSJR website

2009-11-12 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:46:21 +0100 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: Hi Bob, The above URL seems not to work, the other I know of is http://members.upc.nl/b.spelten/ql/ and that does seem to work. You're right. I missed an important bit. chello is the old name for upc but can

Re: [Ql-Users] More BASIC Queries

2009-11-14 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 14 Nov 2009 09:46:47 +0100 schreef Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk: gdgqler wrote, On 14/11/09 08:15: The way I debug BASIC programs is to use a routine called Puse, which causes a pause. ... and of course further de-bugging info could be added, like printing critical global

Re: [Ql-Users] More BASIC Queries

2009-11-17 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:40:37 +0100 schreef John Gilpin thegilp...@btinternet.com: Is there a reliable way of listing all the 'extras' currently loaded and is there a way of getting a list of 'extras' each extension should load - say from the .bin file that is being LRESPRd?. This would be

Re: [Ql-Users] More BASIC Queries

2009-11-19 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:09:40 +0100 schreef John Gilpin thegilp...@btinternet.com: I think that my BOOT sequence would look something like this:- BOOT - Choose the Operating System required and load same. (QDOS OR SMSQ) [if QDOS is selected then do nothing since QDOS is the native OS whereas if

Re: [Ql-Users] Reindeer quiz (Answers to follow)

2010-01-02 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 02 Jan 2010 14:01:14 +0100 schreef Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk: My copy of QLToday arrived with the first post today. A promising start of 2010. Best wished to you all. In my ideal world - strange as it may be - postage would be vastly reduced at Christmas in order to make it

Re: [Ql-Users] QUANTA Survey

2010-02-17 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:09:54 +0100 schreef John Gilpin thegilp...@btinternet.com: Please spend a few minutes filling in the survey (no personal details are required) This will enable QUANTA to better support its members and the QL fraternity as a whole. Looking through the questionnaire a

Re: [Ql-Users] Moving windows under SMSQ/E

2010-02-17 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:33:16 +0100 schreef gdgqler gdgq...@gmail.com: WM_MOVEMODE 2 works correctly on the Q60. As you say, the command works fine under QPC2. Both 1 and 2 are rather slower on the Q60 than on QPC2 - as you might expect. Both 1 2 work well on Aurora, in high resolution

Re: [Ql-Users] Qemulator

2010-02-28 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sun, 28 Feb 2010 08:16:46 +0100 schreef Ralf Reköndt ralf.rekoe...@t-online.de: Tony Firshman wrote: What a pain. This conversion routine will be the first serious QL programming I will have done for years! I can't believe no-one has done it before. This could turn into a major project,

Re: [Ql-Users] Sinclair QL Disk Format

2010-05-08 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 08 May 2010 13:44:44 +0300 schreef Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.net: Rich Mellor wrote: HD - 160 tracks, gives 0.5 (K) x 18 x 160 = 1440K All QL formats have 80 tracks per disc, DD is 9 sectors per track AND SIDE (=18 sectors/track), HD is 18 sectors per track and side (=36

Re: [Ql-Users] QL search engine

2010-06-01 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 01 Jun 2010 14:49:19 +0300 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: I've added a little Google Custom Search Engine to the home page on my website. It's set up to concentrate on searching for Sinclair QL related pages, although it's still being fine-tuned and tweaked for

Re: [Ql-Users] USB Floppy Disks

2010-06-14 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 14 Jun 2010 18:14:29 +0300 schreef Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.uk: Oddly enough many years ago, I wrote a small utility which allowed you to set the floppy format to use On SMSQ/e for Super Gold Card, if you did FORMAT 'flp1_test*H' on a High Density disk, or FORMAT

Re: [Ql-Users] The QL Future

2010-06-28 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 28 Jun 2010 10:30:30 +0300 schreef Urs Koenig (QL) q...@bluewin.ch: Stephen Usher wrote: Well, I see that there are two issues with the QL legacy, one which gives a QL-like experience (i.e. SuperBASIC etc.) and emulation for running old programs. Now, for the former, I can see a niche

Re: [Ql-Users] Fooling 'Spooling' from QPC-2

2010-07-31 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:49:09 +0300 schreef QL-Mylink q...@mylink.adsl24.co.uk: Incidentally, some was plain text, some was gobbledegook and many were new-page codes! The only way to stop it, I found ,was to force an error by denying paper to the muncher. Then I would reboot the local (to

Re: [Ql-Users] Blurry Picture on Microvetic Cub

2010-10-09 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 07 Oct 2010 19:12:21 +0300 schreef Ralf Reköndt ralf.rekoe...@t-online.de: Rich Mellor wrote: Has anyone ever come across a blurry picture from the QL on a Microvetic Cub monitor? I know it is not the QL at fault as I have tried it with another monitor - does anyone else have any

Re: [Ql-Users] Blurry Picture on Microvetic Cub

2010-10-09 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 09 Oct 2010 20:59:15 +0300 schreef Ralf Reköndt ralf.rekoe...@t-online.de: Ralf Reköndt wrote: Bob Spelten wrote: Thanks for the info. Would this be easy to replace or is it CRT specific? I haven't opened my Microvitec yet to look for it. No, I have changed this item several

Re: [Ql-Users] Copying

2010-12-04 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 04 Dec 2010 00:50:35 +0100 schreef Tony Firshman t...@firshman.co.uk: I am getting really rusty. I found my *own* program that automatically makes hard directories and backs up. However there is *something*, probably a rogue file, that is eating up memory. How can one copy *all*

Re: [Ql-Users] Quanta mags

2010-12-31 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 30 Dec 2010 18:10:30 +0100 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: I'd be interested in finding out who hasn't yet received their PRINTED Quanta magazine. My Quanta Magazine arrived in Amsterdam (south-east of Chester) just before Christmas. QL Today took till the 29th

Re: [Ql-Users] Sir Clive Sinclair today on TV

2011-01-04 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Mon, 03 Jan 2011 16:03:01 +0100 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: Urs Koenig (QL) wrote, on 3/Jan/11 13:07 | Jan3: Since Jan 1st I pay CHF 125 per month for 20'000kbit Internet Access, 150 Digital TV channels on my TV and any Internet device, free phonecalls to all

Re: [Ql-Users] Rodime RO652 harddisk in CST Thor/QL SCSI Interface. How To?

2011-01-14 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 13 Jan 2011 21:33:30 +0100 schreef Urs Koenig (QL) q...@bluewin.ch: This week I've got a RODIME RO652 harddisk from someone in the United States. The seller reported that the drive is in working condition. Today I connected it to one of my Thor XVI computers (only one Thor XVI has

Re: [Ql-Users] Hardware question

2011-02-12 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:40:58 +0100 schreef gdgqler gdgq...@gmail.com: I thought Super Gold Card and probably Gold Card did this. The F1/F2 choice is just not there (if you have requested that). The SCG has a few commands that should be used under QDOS or Minerva, before a Boot file is run.

Re: [Ql-Users] Ser-USB Driver Update: External Command Interface (and Progress Update)

2011-02-13 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:10:41 +0100 schreef Adrian Ives adr...@acanthis.co.uk: 250 REMark === 260 REMark : 270 DEFine FuNction GetDWordResponse$(Cmd%) 280 LOCal Response, High%, Low% 290 USB_PUTCMD Cmd% 300 Response= USB_GETCMD 310 High%=

Re: [Ql-Users] Gold card battery...

2011-02-15 Thread Bob Spelten
On 14 Feb 2011, at 19:38, Plastic wrote: ... I would be happy to design and manufacture a limited run of these adaptors to use CR2032s so we can all have our battery backed clocks working again. Make sure the total height does not exceed the original. I had to shave of the legs of the holder

Re: [Ql-Users] Storage recommendation...

2011-02-17 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:54:50 +0100 schreef Dave Park plasticu...@gmail.com: Hi all, I'm looking for a bit of advice. I was reading the QubIDE manual as I have the card, and was reading about partition size limits. It seems up to 8 partitions of up to 256MB each is the limit. Is this true

Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/E on Aurora

2011-03-02 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Wed, 02 Mar 2011 12:05:28 +0100 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: Does anyone know if SMSQ/E on Aurora needs a minimum of Gold Card? Or could SMSQ/E be used on Aurora with a Trump Card and still be able to have high resolution (e.g. 640x480) screen? The Aurora

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-02 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Wed, 02 Mar 2011 16:20:26 +0100 schreef gdgqler gdgq...@gmail.com: On 2 Mar 2011, at 14:23, Dilwyn Jones wrote: One of the things I've realised I've probably never seen despite using it so much myself is a short (one-line) description of what the Window Manager 2 is all about. As

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-03 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 03 Mar 2011 00:17:46 +0100 schreef Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.net: Marcel, ... GD2: - Introduced the extended colour modes - Can use high colour sprites - Can use alpha blending for the sprites - As sprite data can become huge, I added simple RLE compression This

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-03 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 03 Mar 2011 15:59:37 +0100 schreef Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk: On 03/03/11 14:56, Bob Spelten wrote: I have just produced my first piece of asm that Gwass turned into a working bin function. (it took only a handful of system crashes, and I haven't even read Norman's series

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-03 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 03 Mar 2011 17:03:07 +0100 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: I did the same with Wolfgang's QPTR lectures, working through them when I really needed it. Bob Good grief, somebody admits to understanding QPTR! It's been a while since I looked at the program

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-03 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 03 Mar 2011 17:39:18 +0100 schreef Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk: On 03/03/11 15:41, Bob Spelten wrote: I will probably dig up my old QL Todays and have another look at it. It should make a lot more sense now. ;) Bob, there's something (fairly large) in your inbox

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-03 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 03 Mar 2011 17:41:39 +0100 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz w...@scp-paulet-lenerz.com: I did the same with Wolfgang's QPTR lectures, working through them when I really needed it. Oh waoh, so, to guttenberg (sorry only the german readers will understand that) Norman, that's an increase in

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-03 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:59:31 +0100 schreef Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.uk: I have never worked out hot to change the colours of the pan/scroll bars in QPTR correctly... I would have to revisit my Basic to check but I don't remember this being a problem. It is a problem in EasyPTR

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-04 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:38:15 +0100 schreef François Van Emelen francois.vaneme...@telenet.be: Op 3/03/2011 22:33, Bob Spelten schreef: Op Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:59:31 +0100 schreef Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.uk: I have never worked out hot to change the colours of the pan/scroll bars

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-04 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 04 Mar 2011 13:10:02 +0100 schreef Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.net: Bob Spelten wrote: So this brings back another Sprite question, what is the current limit for pointer sprites? The maximum I could make was a line of 64 characters or 384x10 (or 12?) pixels. The maximum

Re: [Ql-Users] Window Manager 2

2011-03-04 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:51:58 +0100 schreef gdgqler gdgq...@gmail.com: I have just looked at TurboPTR and discover that it allows you to set the colours of pan or scroll arrow, pan or scroll bar and pan or scroll section independently. EasyMenu allows you to do that too, but when you

Re: [Ql-Users] Memories are made of this ...

2011-03-11 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:29:23 +0100 schreef Norman Dunbar nor...@dunbar-it.co.uk: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12703674 Memories. In the early '80 my employer wanted to sack me on the grounds that they didn't have work for me. I then used a program Formcalc typed in on my ZX81 from

Re: [Ql-Users] Make EPROM

2011-03-25 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:05:57 +0100 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: Does anyone know of a free utility to convert QL extensions etc into an EPROM form? Commercially, I know of Liberation's RPM program, and Jochen Merz's Thing EPROM Manager. I found 2 programs in the

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Image Repository

2011-04-06 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 05 Apr 2011 21:50:39 +0300 schreef Adrian Graham wit...@binarydinosaurs.co.uk: I might be right in guessing that 1 and 21 go together - that's the same backplane isn't it, meaning the case is a QXT640... No it's not the same. 1 doesn't have any PSU connector like the one in 21. That

Re: [Ql-Users] Simple HowTo to make SBasic jobs PEable...

2011-04-09 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 08 Apr 2011 23:56:31 +0300 schreef Martyn Hill martyn.joseph.h...@googlemail.com: Whilst I suspect that there is no 'simple' way to make an SBasic job work with the PE - i.e. able to move #0/1/2 windows and put to sleep in QPAC2 frame - without going the whole hog of making a PE

Re: [Ql-Users] Simple HowTo to make SBasic jobs PEable...

2011-04-09 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 09 Apr 2011 18:09:50 +0300 schreef Ralf Reköndt ralf.rekoe...@t-online.de: Bob Spelten wrote: To Sleep I use the following line: ERT HOT_THING('$','Button_Sleep') Well, I think, he just meant (as I do) a few simple SB commands, to do several things in a program. The above

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 86, Issue 26

2011-04-26 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 26 Apr 2011 02:19:20 +0300 schreef David Tubbs davet...@tiscali.co.uk: My daughter is in Crete at the mo', she is somewhat fluent, so I asked her. Amongst the peasantry it is said as Tea she but in what might be called high Greek it is Tie che where the ch is as in that Scottish

Re: [Ql-Users] Some good news on adding a Rodime RO652 harddisk to a CST Thor XVI

2011-04-26 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:38:29 +0300 schreef Urs Koenig (QL) q...@bluewin.ch: thanks to the long eastern weekend I found the time to tinker again. Solution was easy: 1. Get a drive which is working and not damaged/dead. ;-) Always a good idea. 2. Set SCSI ID to 0 (No jumpers inserted). 3. You

Re: [Ql-Users] Super Forth DP 1.0 manual

2011-06-11 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 11 Jun 2011 23:10:13 +0200 schreef Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.uk: Was Super Forth even included in the DP collection? Maybe I am missing a disk! I checked my copy of the DP-Collection. The program was included on disk 9, but not the manual. This apparently was deliberate

Re: [Ql-Users] QPCII discussion...

2011-09-14 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:36:41 +0200 schreef Dave Park plasticu...@gmail.com: This is the QPCII discussion thread :) I'll start with some questions :) One of the big problems with non-QLs is their handling of zip files stripping headers. Is there any way for QPC to handle zip files directly?

Re: [Ql-Users] QPCII discussion...

2011-09-15 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:10:21 +0200 schreef gdgqler gdgq...@gmail.com: On 14 Sep 2011, at 15:48, Lee Privett wrote: A transparency option on the use of colour so that perfect antialiasing can be achieved I thought that was already available. I have certainly been able to superimpose two

Re: [Ql-Users] QPCII discussion...

2011-09-16 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:57:14 +0200 schreef Lee Privett lee.priv...@gmail.com: A fading transparency is what I was originally referring to One way to achieve this could be: 1. Create 3 psa buffers in memory, 2. copy the screen part you want to overlay in buffer 1, 3. copy the overlapping

Re: [Ql-Users] Huge Sinclair repository on DVD out now!

2011-09-17 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:26:42 +0200 schreef Urs Koenig (QL) q...@bluewin.ch: This summer I volunteered to work on a Sinclair related retro computing DVD which is out now. And QLToday plus The DVD arrived in Amsterdam this morning in good health. Compliments to all who contributed to this

Re: [Ql-Users] Making an image of an ED Disk Drive

2011-10-09 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 08 Oct 2011 12:15:34 +0200 schreef Rich Mellor r...@rwapservices.co.uk: I am trying desparately to get the ED disk drive image working with the HxC floppy disk drive emulator. The ED disk drive parameters are 80 tracks 2 sides 10 sectors per track sector is 2048 bytes My BASIC

Re: [Ql-Users] Making an image of an ED Disk Drive

2011-10-09 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sun, 09 Oct 2011 13:32:24 +0200 schreef Memory Lane Computing Ltd sa...@memorylanecomputing.com: There's a confusion between sector and cluster here. ED disks really _are_ 36 physical sectors per track. That's in the IBM spec. They should only format to 5760 physical sectors, but

Re: [Ql-Users] Ungif help request

2011-10-13 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Tue, 11 Oct 2011 23:45:02 +0200 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: This is a help request which was sent to Quanta helpline. Dilwyn Jones - “Does anyone know the email address for: Carlo Delhez which is quoted in the text file that

Re: [Ql-Users] Extended Sprites and EasyPTR

2011-11-21 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:14:15 +0100 schreef Marcel Kilgus ql-us...@mail.kilgus.net: Bob Spelten wrote: Does anyone have experience in using Extended Sprites as an EasyPTR AW menu item? The sprite should change to the current status when I move the mouse over it but it doesn't. Wolfgang did

Re: [Ql-Users] Extended Sprites and EasyPTR

2011-11-26 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:29:14 +0100 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz w...@scp-paulet-lenerz.com: On 18/11/2011 18:57, Bob Spelten wrote: Does anyone have experience in using Extended Sprites as an EasyPTR AW menu item? The sprite should change to the current status when I move the mouse over

Re: [Ql-Users] Abacus file transfer PC to QL

2011-11-26 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:54:38 +0100 schreef Dilwyn Jones dil...@evans1511.fsnet.co.uk: Please give the procedure for converting Abacus files under Psion 4 (DOS) to Abacus files running on QL (QDOS) and QPC2. The above is a query received by Quanta Helpline. Does anyone have experience of

Re: [Ql-Users] Abacus file transfer PC to QL

2011-11-26 Thread Bob Spelten
Op Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:17:50 +0100 schreef Bryan Horstmann b...@newlan.org: What is the advantage of this Transfer (giving an abt file) over just using the normal aba file? On my test Transfer seems to need Psion option not dif(which only carries over figures) I have no other

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