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In Topic: 600XL schematics?

Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:46 AM

The reason I suggested helping PDF them is because I have Acrobat, which means I can tweak the input settings to allow for higher quality conversion (less compression).
As far as I know, it can't be done without Acrobat; unless the scanning software may have some options for it.

Of course there are a lot of other solutions to it than using Acrobat. Conversion from any graphic format to PDF is simple, as GIMP - available on all platforms for free - does the trick. And if you need to OCR your PDF, there are also many other good offers for it. Acrobat is simple to use but has a lot of disadvantages.

Why convert to pdf if we can get them as tiff or png?

Suggest to keep it in a loss free graphical format as most people use a sort of JPG, which causes always those ugly artifacts. This is what Acrobat does internally to imported graphics. You will later on never regain the original quality of a good scan.

In Topic: Ms. Pac-Man with Enhancements

Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:23 AM


Tested on 800 / Incognito:


Transfer the executable to a SDX directory on SIDE"s HD partition, and load with X command. Even on Collen mode + Axlon emulation works in same way.


Anything else DOES NOT WORK / LOAD.


It seems there is a issue with the used hardware. The XEX-file boots fine with RespeQt from SIO2PC-USB, loads from a SDX hard drive and also from a game-menu disk on RespeQt and from a real disk drive.

In Topic: RespeQt r4 released

Tue Aug 7, 2018 10:41 AM

It's not worth to open up a new topic, but ...


this should be corrected in the future:


Cannot open '/DL_AA.atr': Unknown file type."


is a misleading error message. It comes up when a partition/drive formerly used is not mounted when RespeQt ist started.

In Topic: Kyan Pascal - urgent call for help to all to finish this project

Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:35 AM

If you or anyone can determine the version of the (1986) version, I'll adjust the filename accordingly. I'm presuming it's version 1.0, given that it predates the 1987 date of version 1.1 ??

The 1986 version is Kyan Pascal V. 2.x. The KIX-prompt "%" identifies it. Additionally, type AS<RETURN> at the prompt to see the assembler version 2.x. Surfaced in Summer 1986.


V.1 doesn't have an separate assembler - compiler and assembler are kept together in one program demanding more memory. That's why V 1.x requires an XL/XE.


The 1987 version of Kyan Pascal 1.1 is a user modded version, as far as we could figure out. Last official version of KP 1.x was version 1.3 in late 1985/early 1986, which is not found yet.

In Topic: Switching BASIC OFF Automatically and Graceful Exit

Mon Apr 9, 2018 12:26 AM

I am just curious...



Users, state yours by answering the 3rd question of the poll.


Opinions and notes are welcome too.


It's not possible to answer as just a user.


Another idea: If OSS language cartridges are plugged in, disable them as well if not needed. Very few programs do that actually though it's not a big deal.