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QL Super Monitor

Sinclair QL Super Monitor by Digital Precision

QL Super Monitor is a 68000 machine code monitor and disassembler. Interestingly, when first launched in the April 1985 issue of QL User, this was advertised as release 2.0 (no idea what happened to v1.0) and was listed as including "a full 68000 Disassembler program, supplied free to purchasers of the QL Super Monitor". We have never seen this disassembler program.

It supports the usual commands which you would expect, including trace, disassemble, edit an error of memory, set break points, load files into memory and display / change registers.

It is not as complete as QMON and lacks some of the facilities in that package (such as being able to easily monitor executable tasks, and edit machine code as assembler codes).

Advertised features included:

  • Free full 68000 Standard disassembler 100% integrated with the monitor - the combination occupies less than 8.5K
  • Edit/Jump/Trace/Set/Execute/Catalogue/Dump/Load/Save
  • Display and Set Registers
  • Debug/Disassemble
  • Hex and Modulo Arithmetic
  • List/Set and Cancel Breakpoints
  • Single Step
  • Page in and Out of SuperBASIC
  • Backup/Copy
  • Base to any base number conversion
  • Trace RAM and ROM
  • Alter and Display memory
  • Instructions provided as Quill file

We have preserved v2.0 of the software (although there was a v3.0 released in November 1985 if anyone has a copy of this).


Screenshot of Sinclair QL Super Monitor by Digital Precision
Title: QL Super Monitor
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Keith Poole
Publisher: Digital Precision Ltd
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at April 1985: £14.95
Reviews: QL User (June 1985)
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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