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Anyone familiar with the ".cq" file format? C source for Lattice or Aztec perhaps?

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Hi Atarians,

Tom Hudson mentions in the Ray Tracing Article (Start Volume 1, Number 4) : "If you're a programmer, you'll be glad to know the source files for the TRACER program (TRACER.C and TRACEASM.S) are included on the START disk in the RAYTRACE.ST folder."

 

What I see though, is a file called: "TRACER.CQ" That appears compiled and cannot be read with a text editor. Anyone have an idea?

 

Thank you.

 

K

 

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Well I have the answer, I just received the Start magazine from eBay. The "Q" is due to compression used on the cover disks. In retrospect it makes total sense. Anyway, I will scan the missing page and make the issue on archive.org and atarimagazines.com complete.

 

Thank you to anyone who read this.

 

K

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13 hours ago, KayBee said:

Well I have the answer, I just received the Start magazine from eBay. The "Q" is due to compression used on the cover disks. In retrospect it makes total sense.

The CP/M convention is that the letter 'Q' replaces the middle letter of the extension of files compressed with the SQ (squeeze) utility.  Use USQ (unsqueeze) to decompress it.

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