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68000 Assembler book
« on: December 19, 2003, 02:27:48 PM »
Hi folks,

My jammy Dad picked up this book for a quid from a car boot sale:
68000 Family Assembly Language

I've had a quick skim through and it looks pretty good, I think it might take a deeper look and see how I get on.

Has anyone ever read this or similar books?
If so, what did you make of them, and about using assembler on the amiga?

Graham C
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Re: 68000 Assembler book
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2003, 03:17:08 PM »
Hi Crumpster,

Best of luck with that. I hope you have more success than I did with assembler.

68000 coding has always fascinated me ever since I read Dave Jones' (of Menace and Lemmings fame) games programming tutorial in Amiga Format many moons ago.

I have two books on assembly programming: Amiga Machine Language from Abacus (quite old that one), and Total Amiga from BSB books, written by Paul Overaa who contributed to many Amiga magazines.

Overaa's book was mystifying, to say the least. I get the impression that Paul has a brain the size of a planet (he initially qualified as an analytical chemist), but finds it hard to impart his knowledge. This doesn't really help if you're a novice. Although the book claims to be a guide for the complete beginner, it gets very heavy very quickly.

68000 coding is undeniably fun and extremely rewarding. There's something so raw and pure about manipulating the Amiga at such a low level. But it's heady stuff!! Don't try and run before you can walk is what I'd recommend.

Have fun!