Other OS section
Programs which run on other operating
systems, which are QL-related or make life easier for QL users.
BMP2PIC - a Windows program from Phoebus R. Dokos to convert Windows BMP files
to QL screens. Available to download from Graphics page.
Habi's Image Editor software - a Windows program to handle SD, CF, HD or DOM media in QL format. Available from Qubide page.
EMT4WIN - A disk imaging program for DOS, Windows and Linux, by Daniel F Valot.
emt4xxxw.zip - (1.75MB)
- a Windows program which enables PC game controllers to emulate the
keyboard and mouse input, so that windows applications and web games
can be controlled with your favorite joysticks! Whenever joystick
buttons and sticks are pressed, JoyToKey converts them into keyboard
strokes and/or mouse movements so that the target application will work
as if you are using a real keyboard and a mouse! May be useful when
using QL games which have only keyboard control, or intended for use
with cursor key emulating joystick or mouse, on a Windows QL emulator. JoyToKey is a shareware,
but you can download the latest version for free. Try it on your PC to
play various games and control general softwares with your joysticks!
If you find JoyToKey useful, you can purchase a license key at any time
from JoyToKey application menu. JoyToKey runs on Windows 10,8,7,Vista,
Download "JoyToKey_en.zip" from the links below, and unzip it into any
folder you like. Then, execute JoyToKey.exe. Its web site is
for further information, more recent downloads etc.
Two versions can be downloaded here - the latest (at the time of
writing August 2018) version 5.9 and an older version 5.2.1 which
avoids some compatibility issues with online games.
version 5.9 (912K)
- version 5.2.1 (735K)
- a program from Marcel Kilgus to convert PNG image files to GD2 sprite
formats of GD2. Unlike most other converters it can handle the alpha
channel information of the PNG file format to create SMSQ/E sprites
with transparency. Download direct from Marcel Kilgus's site.
- A version of the Psion Chess program for DOS/Windows systems. Note:
does not run on 64-bit Windows systems. Available to download from
Psion PC Four - in 1986, Psion released a version of Abacus, Archive, Easel and Quill for DOS systems, called PC Four. (460K)
QDOS-GCC - A GCC cross-compiler for Linux whichis able to generate QDOS/SMS executables. Available from the C and C68 page.
Q-Stripper - A version of The
Stripper by Norman Dunbar for Windows and for Linux, which allows Windows or Linux users to open multiple Quill
documents and save them in various other formats - text, html, Docbook XML
and PDF. Download the required version and any support files required from Sourceforge - click here to visit the page.
QL Disk Reader - a DOS program
which can read files from a QL floppy disk. A formerly commercial program
from Utility Room. Download from File Transfer page.
QLRead - a Mac program. A disk utility allowing you to list and read files from
a QDOS formatted floppy disk on a Macintosh computer. Download fromthe File Transfer page.
is a simple application to convert QL Quill files to Text (UTF-8) and
HTML format. It translates all Q-DOS characters and most of the
commonly used formatting features in Quill, thus producing results very
similar to what a printed copy from Quill would look like. Includes
executables for QDOS, Windows and Linux. Download from File Transfer page.
Qxl Win Reader - a
Wolfgang Lenerz program to read/write qxl.win type container files, and
(expermimentally) qubide formatted container files from any java
enabled PC. Download from File Transfer page, or from Wolfgang Lenerz's QL software page.
Qzip - versions of Zip for Windows and Linux, compatible with QL zip.
Windows QZip (45K)
Linux QZip (61K)
ShowQS is a DOS program to view mode 4 or mode 8 QL screen files as a slide show. Download from Graphics page.
SMSQEsprites - Java
program from Wolfgang Lenerz for converting image files gif, bmp, tif, png, jpg
files to SMSQ/E sprite files in modes 4,16,32 and 64. You can add a
reflection of the image, which will slowly fade away. Needs Java 7. The
program is called SMSQESprites.jar and is in the "dist" subdirectory of
the archive. Download from the Sprites page on this site, for from Wolfgang Lenerz's QL software page.
SuperBASIC Syntax Files
- Some syntax files for various text editors such as
BBEdit/Wrangler/VIM/Texpad/Notepad++ to make it easier to use them to
edit SuperBASIC programs. These are available on the Editors & Viewers page.
is a Windows program to convert screen and PIC files from QL
to PNG. PS, GIF, TIFF, BMP or PCX formats. Download this (and QL
version) from the Graphics page.
WXQT2, QLTools and QXLTool
- these are file transfer tools for transferring files to various
platforms, running on assorted platforms. Download from the Files page
on my site, or from the Jonathan Hudson QDOS site at http://www.daria.co.uk/qdos/
XTC68 lets you use C68 on DOS and Linux systems. Versions for DOS and Linux plus XTC68 libraries available on C and C68 page.
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