QL BASIC progs to manually type in

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QL BASIC progs to manually type in

Post by ChrisZx » Wed May 08, 2019 4:22 pm

Just for a laugh and to test my wonderful microdrive's ability to save and load things, does anyone know of any simple Basic games for the QL that I can find online and manually type in to original hardware? I don't know, breakout or some kind of simple early 80s delight.
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Re: QL BASIC progs to manually type in

Post by spider » Wed May 08, 2019 6:05 pm

Perhaps you can find something here > http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jg27paw4/ql_user.htm :)
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Re: QL BASIC progs to manually type in

Post by stupidget » Wed May 08, 2019 6:09 pm

Maybe have a look here:

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/adventures/index.html

Looks like they have loads of stuff.
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Re: QL BASIC progs to manually type in

Post by ChrisZx » Wed May 08, 2019 9:23 pm

Couldn't see anything. I'm not after a .bas file to transfer to the QL (I'm not setup for that yet), I want something to print out and manually type in.... but not in the next couple of days as my keyboard membrane has just given up completely and only about 3 keys work!
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Post by ChrisZx » Tue May 14, 2019 5:53 pm

I got a new keyboard membrane. And discovered (der) that the QL bas files can be read pretty easily in notepad on windows, you just have to find the line numbers, do carriage returns all the way through, print and then manually type in to a real QL! Hours of time doing it, then about 2 mins of actually running the program to find that it's, well, Basic. But at least I can test the Microdrive for loading, saving etc.
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Re: QL BASIC progs to manually type in

Post by 1024MAK » Tue May 14, 2019 7:53 pm

Have fun!

Are you aware of QL Forum?

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Re: QL BASIC progs to manually type in

Post by ChrisZx » Tue May 14, 2019 9:34 pm

Yes, but I've joined so many (well 2) forums lately so was putting it off until absolutely necessary - it's just too many passwords and usernames for my head.
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Re: QL BASIC progs to manually type in

Post by Pobulous » Wed May 15, 2019 12:26 pm

ChrisZx wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:53 pm
I got a new keyboard membrane. And discovered (der) that the QL bas files can be read pretty easily in notepad on windows, you just have to find the line numbers, do carriage returns all the way through, print and then manually type in to a real QL! Hours of time doing it, then about 2 mins of actually running the program to find that it's, well, Basic. But at least I can test the Microdrive for loading, saving etc.
If you open the bas files with Notepad++ (or probably just about any text editor that isn't Notepad) they should be properly formatted.
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Re: QL BASIC progs to manually type in

Post by ChrisZx » Wed May 15, 2019 2:30 pm

Good tip, thanks.
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