84354 packages online


No screenshot available
Short:Sinclair QL Screen viewer and iff saver.
Author:Ventzislav Tzvetkov
Uploader:Ventzislav Tzvetkov
Architecture:ppc-amigaos >= 4.0.0
Download: - View contents

 This little utility allows you to view raw Sinclair QL screen files on
Amiga window, and save them as  ILBM  images. Both  MODE 4  and  MODE 8
screens  are  supported. Only  QL  standart  32768 bytes long files are
recognized and shown.  On the  test  files  included  in  the  archive,
comments are set for each picture,  suggesting  the  mode  for accurate
viewing. The color palette is taken  from  Sinclair QL  screenshot, and
believed to be as  much  accurate  as  possible.   QLView   saves   the
shown picture in ILBM non compressed format,  24668  bytes  for  MODE 8 
pictures and 49244 bytes for MODE 4 pictures,both with Depth 3 (8 Color
Pallete).  Currently the program omits the flash  bits,  so some images
doesn't look exactly the same as on real or emulated QL.
Gwendoline_screen for example have some flashing snowflakes,  which are
standing still on the QLView window.

From CLI> QLView [QLScreen] [MODE=4/8]  , where QLScreen is the file to
be shown and MODE is the preffered mode (Default is 8).  Both arguments
are not obligatory. Examples:
 > QLView Renault5_screen 4      , will show Renault5_screen in MODE 4.
 > QLView Girl_screen MODE=4     , will show   Girl_screen   in MODE 4.
 > QLView GChrome_screen         , will show GChrome_screen  in MODE 8.
 > QLView           - Launches the program. Some help text will appear.
 > QLView ?         - Shows Usage info.
 > QLView MODE=4    - Launches the program in MODE 4.Help text appears.

From Workbench -> DoubleClick on the program icon.

On the program execution ->

  There is a menu accessable on right mouse click,  which  is  normally
hidden for viewing purposes.

  "Open File" menu item or RightAmiga+O or O key - Opens  FileRequester
which can select QL screen for load. QLView will render it immediately,
if it is really a QL MODE 4 or MODE 8 picture.

  "Save as IFF" menu item or RightAmiga+S or S key -Opens FileRequester
for choosing filename of the ILBM format image,  and  saves the current
display with this name. If the filename already exist a  requester will 
appear, giving the chance to overwrite the file.

   "Colors" menu item or RightAmiga+W or W key - Switches  the  palette
between the original Colors and different sets. Total  eight  colorsets
are available,simulating different monitor shades - Black&White (Grey),
Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan and Color (default palette).The
selected palette is taken into account during saving.

   "Mode" menu item or RightAmiga+C or C key - Switches between MODE 4
and MODE 8.

   "Quit" menu item or RightAmiga+Q or Esc key - Quits the program.

The full source code of the utility is available in the source drawer.
Entirely coded in C, compiles with the freeware VBCC compiler and with
SAS_C and GCC as well.


Legal Issues

  This software can be freely copied, as long as it remains in its
original form, and the archive is intact.

  `QLView' is provided  "AS-IS"  without any warranties. Although I did
my best for it being bug free,  there  still might be some hidden ones,
of which I am not yet aware. That's  why I am  NOT  responsible for any
damages caused by this software. 

PeaceFestival_Mode8 is a picture of the Sambassadors of Groove, a local
Samba band taken on Kodak DC200+, read from the camera with  SuperBASIC
DIGICAM_BAS program and rendered and dithered from  JPEG  to  MODE 8 by
Dave's PHOTON program - all on Qdos (and mostly Amiga Qdos).

goodie2_screen is an example image from QL Quick Mandelbrot, written by
Kenneth Murray, published by CGH Services in 1991.


  PeaceFestival_Mode8, EandI_MODE4, ArcEd_Russian_screen and
goodie2_screen provided by Simon N Goodwin.
  SAS_C and GCC updated and bugfixes by Stefan A. Haubenthal.

About the Sinclair QL:

  The Sinclair QL - stands for Quantum Leap is  believed to be the first
computer available with preemptive multitasking operation system. It was
originally released in  1984  as successor of the legendary Sinclair  ZX
Spectrum series,  but it failed to gain popularity. For more information
check the QDOS emulator, available on Aminet. 

New in version 25.09:
 Rewritten for AmigaOS4.
 Opens window on the Workbench screen.
 Changed the menu layout to GadTools.

New in version 25.08:

 Added automatic mode selection.
 Speed enhancements in the render code. 

New in version 25.07:

 Added MorphOS native port.
 Updated to compile under GCC.
 Removed the need of -lauto switch for VBCC.
 Replaced the menuvalues with #define constants.
 Minor changes in the source code for better read. 

Contents of gfx/show/qlview.lha
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                13845   45328  30.5% -lh5- b886 Feb 10  2005 QLView/QLView
[generic]                 2349    4768  49.3% -lh5- 664c Feb 10  2005 QLView/QLView.readme
[generic]                 2969    7640  38.9% -lh5- 69b8 Feb 10  2005 QLView/
[generic]                12703   32768  38.8% -lh5- 3d2d Feb  2  1992 QLView/Renault5_screen
[generic]                 6816   28868  23.6% -lh5- ed50 Feb 10  2005 QLView/source/QLView.c
[generic]                  406     987  41.1% -lh5- f0c4 Feb 10  2005 QLView/source/QLView_protos.h
[generic]                24193   32768  73.8% -lh5- 0c1c Nov 10  1994 QLView/WhatEver_Screen
[generic]                 8005   32768  24.4% -lh5- 7877 Sep 30  1990 QLView/Worm_screen
[generic]                 6921   32768  21.1% -lh5- 056c Sep 30  2003 QLView/ArcEd_Russian_screen
[generic]                16534   32768  50.5% -lh5- a8e3 Oct 24  1994 QLView/Cat_screen
[generic]                21498   32768  65.6% -lh5- 3442 Sep 30  2003 QLView/EandI_MODE4
[generic]                 2507   32768   7.7% -lh5- 977b Jan 24  1992 QLView/GChrome_screen
[generic]                15954   32768  48.7% -lh5- 1fa1 Sep 30  2003 QLView/PeaceFestival2000_mode8
[generic]                 9639   25800  37.4% -lh5- 99b1 May  5  2004 QLView/QLView_MOS
[generic]                 3440    5864  58.7% -lh5- b87c Feb 10  2005 QLView/
[generic]                 3518   32768  10.7% -lh5- 04a2 Jan  6  1993 QLView/SirClive_screen
[generic]                  242     620  39.0% -lh5- 68ae Feb 10  2005
[generic]                22471   32768  68.6% -lh5- 724b Oct 24  1994 QLView/Cervo_screen
[generic]                14263   32768  43.5% -lh5- 1314 Oct 24  1994 QLView/Gatto_screen
[generic]                16153   32768  49.3% -lh5- 60b2 Oct 24  1994 QLView/Girl_screen
[generic]                13576   32768  41.4% -lh5- 669a Sep 30  2003 QLView/goodie2_screen
[generic]                 4842   32768  14.8% -lh5- 018a Feb  2  1992 QLView/Gwendoline_screen
[generic]                16848   32768  51.4% -lh5- 4fca Oct 24  1994 QLView/Lamp_screen
[generic]                 3439    5864  58.6% -lh5- fef4 Feb 10  2005 QLView/
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total        24 files  243131  617259  39.4%            Feb 17  2005

Aminet © 1992-2023 Urban Müller and the Aminet team. Aminet contact address: <aminetaminet net>