a multi-level 3D maze game. The aim is to seek out the Treasures of the Maze while defending against and defeating the Guardians encountered along the way. Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/index.html
Storeman_Sam and Warehouse_Sam games combined into a program called QBits Warehouse (or QBWH for short). Try to manage a warehouse, invoices, deliveries, stock movement etc. Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/index.html
Play an 18 hole round of golf. Play against other generated players to compare scores. Pit your skills at Power Driving off the tee and Putting the ball once you reach the green. Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/index.html
A small set of educational games, Clocks_Tables, Spellbear (hangman) and Conundrum. Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/index.html
Explore 3D rotating graphics on the QL with this package from QBits. Written in BASIC, so you can study how they work, modify them and so on. Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html
A useful little program to help with designing bitmap graphics, e.g. for use in games. Written in BASIC, there’s a version for QL and for QPC2. Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html
a game where the aim is to annihilate the opposition, namely take all of the Computer Player Star Systems so there are none left from which to recover and retaliate. The Computer will of course try to do likewise, by increasing its number of occupied Star Systems and taking any Star Systems it can from the Game Players. The level of complexity in arriving at such a result is dependent on the strategies employed. Therefore, whoever achieves this primary goal wins the Game. Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/index.html
Explore the sounds generated by the QL BEEP command and the range of settings possible. The program also has a musical score mode. Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/sound/index.html
A simple to use file management utility called Qbits File Tidy. Get this from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/files/index.html
Qbits was a seller of second-hand QL hardware and software several years ago. During that time, the company produced a range of QL software.
Over the last coupleof years, Steve Bourne has revised and updated many of those programs and made them available through the QL Forum. I have gradually been adding the programs to my site now that they are freeware.
Users on QL Forum have remarked at the high quality of these programs, including the high standard of the on-screen presentation and of the manuals for the software. The programs are written in BASIC.
So, I thought I’d run through the programs here without going into too much detail (or it’ll fill the magazine!), as it’s quite an extensive list of software.