When starting QPC2 I get the error "ws2_32.DLL
From version 3.30 on QPC2 needs a Winsock2 system to
run. Win95 does not ship with Winsock2, however there
is a free
update on the Microsoft page that solves this problem.
When starting QPC2 I get the error "dinput.dll
DirectX is not properly installed. For NT4 apply the
current service pack. For all other systems, please
go to the Microsoft homepage and get the DirectX installation
files (also available on many games and magazine cover
The display is distorted
First, make sure that it is not a QL program incompatibility
by starting QPC2 in the QL mode, not in high colour
mode. If the problem persists, then it is likely that
you need to update your Windows graphics card display
driver and/or DirectX.
BASIC is always in the left-hand area of the screen
This can easily be changed. Select a higher resolution
(e.g. 640x480) and type
WMON ,50,50 - you see? Procedures like WINDOW with larger
parameters than usual can use the higher resolutions!
Sometimes the display looks strange, especially with
Some programs and games assume that the screen base
is located at address $20000 (131072) and that the display
size is 512x256. If any of these settings is changed
because you chose a different resolution, the screen
base moves and the output does not go to the real display
anymore. Either switch back to 512x256 QL mode or try
your luck with the QPC_QLSCREMU command.
I have problems accessing floppy disks.
Probably you're running very aggressive anti virus
software. Please disable it.
I get exception faults, especially when running QPC2
in high colour mode.
Probably you're using Norton Crash Guard. Please disable
I can't rename files on the DOS device
Renaming of files on the DOS device is not supported.
The mouse leaves trails in fullscreen mode
Most likely you've selected the "mouse trail "option
in the Windows mouse configuration. This is often the
case on laptop computers. Unfortunately the way Windows
handles mouse trails is incompatible with QPC's way
of displaying the emulated screen.
How can I switch between QPC2 and other Windows applications?
Use a standard Windows keystroke function: hold the
ALT key and press TAB once or several times until the
application you want to select next is highlit. Or,
hold ALT and press ESC to cycle through the various
The "save" button of the configuration dialog
The button automatically gets disabled when QPC realizes
that it can't write to the SMSQE.BIN file. Please make
sure the file is not read-only and it's not used by
any other application.
The middle mouse button doesn't do anything, though
pressing both buttons does the mouse hotkey.
QPC can only recognize the middle mouse button if the
mouse driver really uses it as the middle button. Go
to the mouse setup (control panel/mouse) and simply
set the middle button to "middle button".
Sysmon just makes noises after startup.
Please update to version 2.06. This should be available
soon (October 2002).
QPAC2 "Jobs" just shows "corrupt memory"
Please update to version 1.40. This should be available
soon (October 2002).
My problem is not listed here
First please make sure that you're using the most up-to-date
version. Most problems are caused by a defective Windows
system and/or buggy drivers, so depending on the problem
it might be a good idea to update the drivers. If you
still can't get it to work (or you might have found
another entry for this troubleshooting page to help
other people) please contact me.
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