If, like me, you thought it wasn’t possible to run a copy of Minerva 1.98 (the most recent widely available version) on the QL emulator for Windows and Mac OSX)called QemuLator (http://www.terdina.net/ql/q-emulator.html), think again.
Thanks to Per Witte and Derek Stewart on QL Forum, it became evident that the only reason that I was unable to get v1.98 working was that it’s not a nice tidy 48K long – it’s a little shorter, thus not quite a 48K ROM image!
By just padding it with enough bytes to make it exactly 49,152 bytes it was possible to make it work. Derek kindly provided me with a copy in the required length and it magically worked. Thanks again, Derek.
It also transpired that the matter had been dealt with before, in fact – Per Witte kindly gave a link to a previous discussion on Minerva Assembly on QL Forum about a year ago – have a look at this thread:
Per also prepared a set of notes to help those interested in reassembling the Minerva sources available from my website at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/qlrom/index.html (Disassemblies & Sources section). The Minerva sources are also available from author Laurence Reeves’s website at www.bergbland.info – click on the Downloads link.