QL Software Downloads
Most of the packages on this site are in zip file format - QL Zip and Unzip packages are available from the Archivers page on this site, and current versions can also be obtained from the website of the official maintainer of the QDOS Info-zip package, Jonathan Hudson. Note that if QL programs are unzipped using non-QDOS versions of Unzip, the QDOS executable file header will usually be lost and the programs may not work as intended.
All the software packages here are for the Sinclair QL computer and its compatibles, unless otherwise stated.
Broken executables, lost dataspaces and executable file headers after unzipping in Windows (program gives a "bad parameter" error after unzipping in non-QDOS environment), etc - have a look at this blog post.
|Archiving programs for the QL: Arc, Bzip, Compress, Compact, Gzip, Tar, Har, Lha, Unrar, Unarj, Zip, ACP
|Assemblers, Disassemblers, Monitor, Trap handler, FPU support code etc
|Backup your software with these utilities.
|Some QL SuperBASIC and SBASIC programs.
|Some benchmark programs for assessing system performance.
|Business and finance
|Various business utility programs.
|C compilers and utilities
|C68 compiler, Libraries and tools
|Chas Dillon program sources
|Sources of QL programs written by Chas Dillon and formerly sold by PDQL and DP Ltd.
|Clipart collections, mostly in QL screen or compressed screen formats.
|Config block utilities
|A collection of software for creating, reading or modifying configuration blocks for QL executable programs.
|Various database packages, file cataloguers, etc
|Demonstration versions of commercial QL software (some rather old)
|Dictionaries and word lists
|Various dictionary files, programs and QTYP spell-checking dictionaries
|Replacement manuals, tutorials, articles and general QL-related articles.
|E-zines (Club QL, QItaly, QHJ, etc)
|Various QL-related e-Zines (electronic magazines)
|Editors and text viewers
|Text editors, file viewers etc.
|Educational and children's programs
|Some educational programs and texts.
|Sinclair QL emulators for various platforms.
|File handling programs
|Various file handling programs, IDE driver utilities etc.
|File transfer programs
|File and disk transfer utilities
|QL system fonts, DTP fonts, Line Design (Proforma) fonts.
|Front end software and program launchers for QDOS and SMSQ/E
|Games - Adventures
|The adventure games section has grown so large it's now been split off from the main games page to have its own page!
|Games - Other
|A large collection of QL games, a few will only work on older QL systems.
|GD2 (the "colour drivers")
|Graphics Device 2 (GD2 - "colour drivers") and Window Manager 2 related files.
|Ghostscript and postscript utilities
|QL Ghostscript package, front end, plus fonts.
|Various QL graphics packages.
|A page about the GST 68K/OS operating system, including a demo version of it running on QemuLator
|Humour and jokes
|Some collections of jokes, etc.
|Internet, network & communications
|Lynx browser, QL email, FTP, Fax and Bulletin board programs, plus Networking software
|Various labelling programs.
|Language compilers and interpreters
|APL, C, Forth, Pascal, J, Rexx, Perl, Lisp etc for QL systems
|A desktop system for QDOS and
SMSQ/E by Dilwyn Jones
|Scanned QL-related magazines
|Programs which don't fit in the other categories!
|Other OS software
|QL-related programs for other operating systems, such as file transfer software.
|Pointer Environment and Toolkit 2
|Pointer environment and Toolkit 2
|Various printing utility programs for the QL.
|Programming aid packages for QL programmers.
|Prowess utilities and fonts
|The ProWesS system from PROGS of Belgium.
|Psion programs and Xchange for QL
|The Psion QL programs (Quill, Abacus etc) and Xchange
|Programs for Q40 and Q60 systems
|Q68 manual and software
|Manuals and files specifically for the Q68 system.
|A page where you can download software for the QIMSI add-on.
|QL 2002 DVD from Q-Celt Computing
|Compilers and other utility programs from Liberation Software
|QL ROM images
|Download several versions of the QL system ROMs
|QL Today cover disks
|Some of the cover disks issued by QL Today magazines
|A page specifically for the QL-SD device (SDHC cards for QL!)
|An entire collection of disc
images from this QL PD library
|A page specifically for the QUBIDE add-on card.
|Bibles, sermon packages, general religious texts.
|QL screen saver routines.
|Some command line shell utilities
|QL sound utilities and the Sampled Sound System.
|Spectrum emulators for the QL
|Turn a QL into a Spectrum to run Spectrum games
|Sprite editors and viewers, plus various sprite collections.
|Miscellaneous text files that don't fit in anywhere else
|A massive collection of QL
software as collected by The Library.
|Toolkits and BASIC extensions
|All sorts of toolkit software and extensions.
|Turbo compiler etc
|The Turbo BASIC compiler and utilities, now freeware.
|Various utility programs for the QL.
|Downloads for vDrive system for QL.
|ZX81 emulator for QL
|A ZX81 emulator to run on a QL plus various software
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