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Old 15 March 2010, 22:23   #1
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AMOS or Blitz Basic 2

Some of you may have seen in my other topic that i have a couple of floppies, one with AMOS on and one with Blitz Basic 2 on, i was wondering which of these is the better to use? And how to properly use them, such as tutorials ect.
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Old 16 March 2010, 04:43   #2
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Amos is easier to pick up, blitz is more powerful and more useful on newer/different hardware.

Blitz also integrates OS legal and applications better (Intuition support etc)
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getting Blitz to work reliably, or finding decent documentation on commands is very difficult though.
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Old 16 March 2010, 12:46   #4
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Although Horace has issues with reliability I have not.. It worked just a few weeks ago when I was compiling some old sources..

Documentation is think on the ground though, which does make it difficult.. Perseverance is the key here!
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Old 16 March 2010, 13:17   #5
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Ok thanks guys, i'll probably start with AMOS, as i've already used that a little and seems a little more user friendly (i.e i just found out i can do all the commands via keyboard instead of a mouse, using the alt/shift/ctrl/command keys in conjuction with the Function keys.)
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Old 16 March 2010, 13:20   #6
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What are you gonna code Dreedo...?
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Dreedo, if your age in your profile is correct, then I would suggest using Amos first. It was the language I first properly started on and it is a breeze to learn compared to blitz basic. Although BB is more powerful/faster, Amos should be fast enough for anything you want to do.

You can find manuals and all the support you need at http://amos.pspuae.com/

Enjoy.
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Old 16 March 2010, 16:06   #8
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Ok thanks guys, i have been using various game maker programs on the PC for a number of years, since i was about 8 i have been using RPG Maker, and i started using the Game Maker program in 2007, as well as starting Flash in 2009. So i have a little experience but relatively none for the Amiga.

P.S i dont know what im going to code, i'll probably find out after i've gotten used to it.

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Blitz Basic still developed as AmiBlitz3 and Amos donĀ“t. AmiBlitz3 has an on-line help for commands and a dedicated forum in www.Amiforce.de
Amiblitz has intuition support and can make programs that run in newer hardware and can make better gadgets with TUI and NTUI

I had the same problem some months ago and opted for AmiBlitz.
Shame there are so few tutorials/docs about how to program AmiBlitz
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Old 16 March 2010, 19:10   #10
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Well i only habve AMOS and Blitz Basic 2, so i'll probably stick with AMOS for the moment.

By the way skateblind, how long do i have to wait for an admin to approve my account, as the forum doesnt seem to get many posts, and i was wondering if it'll be a few days yet?
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Ask and ye shall be approved.

Welcome to the Amos Factory, I have approved your registration. There are a handful of regulars, we just don't post as much simply because not much changes in the Amos world, but if you post I can guarantee you will get a quickish response.
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hehe reminds me of a game forum i once knew, admin went off for 9 months, the forum only had 2 active members, i posted and got 3 replies from 3 members in about 5 hours.
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Good luck Dreedo, I wish I had started programming the Amiga when I was 16, now 16 years later I am finally trying to get to grips with AMOS
 
Old 17 March 2010, 22:56   #14
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Well i only habve AMOS and Blitz Basic 2, so i'll probably stick with AMOS for the moment.
If you want, you can download AmiBlitz3 here:
http://amiblitz.amiforce.de/index.ph...mid=56&lang=en

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Won't help me as i cant get it onto my Amiga.
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To transfer stuffs - http://wiki.abime.net/file_transfer/index
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I know how to transfer stuff, i just dont have the means to do it yet. I.e Money. lol.

Thanks though.
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Ah okies, just being sure.

I've only ever dabbled in Blitz, but I didn't get very far due to impatience and lack of documentation. This thread has made me consider AMOS again though. Is there any particular tutorial that you've found useful so far?
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AMOS manual and AMCAF (extension) manual on http://amos.pspuae.com might help?

There's also the "Ultimate AMOS" book's disk (as ADF) uploaded there which has some good examples on it.
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To be honest if you've only got an A600 then I wouldn't bother with the new versions of AmiBlitz anyway. It's far more suited to high end Amigas than anything else.
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