SMSQ/E and GD2 Documents section
Last Updated: 15.12.2016
An article from QL Today, an introduction to the use of the new colours
available to SMSQ/E based systems with "colour drivers" or GD2.
Also includes some notes on producing graduated blocks of colour.
Articles from QL Today. The first is a listing by Malcolm Lear to assist
with conversion of 24-bit BMP graphics files from Windows to QL graphics.
The second article deals with converting QL GD2 screens (16-bit and
256-colour 8-bit graphics) to Windows .BMP file format.
|Word DOC File||PDF File||Description|
|smsqe/MainUser.doc (150K)||smsqe/MainUser.pdf (273K)||SMSQ/E main user document|
|smsqe/GOLDuser.doc (36K)||smsqe/GOLDuser.pdf (154K)||Supplement for Gold Card users|
|smsqe/Aurora.doc (28K)||smsqe/Aurora.pdf (66K)||Supplement for Aurora users|
|smsqe/QXLuser.doc (114K)||smsqe/QXLuser.pdf (230K)||Supplement for QXL users|
|smsqe/Q40user.doc (69K)||smsqe/Q40user.pdf (244K)||Supplement for Q40 users|
|smsqe/STuser.doc (53K)||smsqe/STuser.pdf (139K)||Supplement for Atari ST emulator users|
|smsqe/GD2user.doc (464K)||smsqe/GD2user.pdf (576K)||Supplement for Graphics Device Interface 2, or GD2 ("colour drivers")|
|smsqe/V2_98.doc (32K)||smsqe/V2_98.pdf (28K)||SMSQ/E v2.98 supplement|
Articles about adding modules to SMSQ/E and about Language Dependent
An article about the development of SMSQ and some of the problems the
author faced along the way! A really interesting read.
Articles about the version 3 release of SMSQ/E by
Phoebus Dokos and Wolfgang Lenerz. SMSQ/E version 3 now includes the
Window Manager version 2. These articles document the new assembler calls
and SBASIC extensions. Essential reading if you wish to write programs to
make use of the new facilities!
These may be found in various formats on the eBooks page. The QDOS/SMS Refernce Guide may be found on the Replacement Manuals page.
Articles about the new sprites in GD2 systems. Additional information
may be found in the articles on SMSQ/E 2.98 and
SMSQ/E 3 above.
An article from QL Today about using the new Window Manager 2 extensions
from SBASIC, to make full use of the new system pallette colour themes
A diagram to aid selection of QL-compatible and incompatible 3D-borders
available in the new Window Manager 2. This is a PNG graphics file which
you can print in your browser for reference. Click ont he link below to
load the diagram. (Marcel Kilgus)
A colourful chart which lists the System Palette colour numbers and a
description of what's what. This HTML file, which can be viewed and
printed in your browser, is a very handy reference document for anyone
writing programs which use the Window Manager and System Palette colours.
Article about using colour theme files under Window Manager 2, including
a collection of colourful _THM theme files created with QCoCo and a short
BASIC program to apply the theme files.
Q-Coco is a program by Wolfgang Uhlig to help with designing colour
themes for GD2 systems. Once a colour theme is set, programs which
understand the System Palette can take on a standard uniform appearance.
Programs which are suitable include recent versions of QPAC1, QPAC2,
QMenu, QD, QSpread, Suqcess, Msprv, Qwirc, D-Miner, Ped, Launchpad,
Q-Trans, Calculator, Calendar, Screen Snatcher, Q-Diary, Reformat, Pic
Viewer, QStarter, QFiles, 2Sides, Sort & Column Print. QXLWIN Manager
and many others. Q-Coco is the best tool for creating colour themes - this
is a review of the program (available from my
Graphics page) as printed in QL
A few basic questions and answers on how to get going with Window
Manager 2 and what is needed.
Further GD2 information and programs available from my GD2, Graphics and Sprites pages.
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