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Old 06 November 2009, 02:29   #1
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Any ABasiC manuals?

Hi I got a copy of ABasiC (Amiga 1000, Metacomco) with some games and I would like to have a copy of the Manual or some tutorials about this tiny cool language. Somebody can give me a copy (in PDF, html or text)? But only if its not very trouble.

If somebody has the original ABasiC disk, I would like the other resources the disk has, like example programs or text files. I think this is not a problem for these small files... ABasiC disk came with Workbench 1.0 in the long, distant past.

Thanks guys!
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Old 06 November 2009, 12:19   #2
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look on the eab file server in docs
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Old 07 November 2009, 01:40   #3
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i found a disk which has ABasiC. it has one example file (1erfass.bas).
look into the zone.
is it the same basic which came with an a500, or was it something different?

Edit: just in case, you missed that: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=384147#post384147
patch to work on Kickstart 2.0 and later : http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/ABasiC_patch

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Old 07 November 2009, 01:56   #4
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i found a disk which has ABasiC. it has one example file (1erfass.bas).
look into the zone.

Edit: just in case, you missed that: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=384147#post384147
patch to work on Kickstart 2.0 and later : http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/ABasiC_patch
Edit:
is it the same basic which came with an a500, or was it something different?

its something different: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaBASIC

Last Edit: http://www.amiga-stuff.com/pd/taifun.html
on disk #11 it says something about ABasiC - maybe something worth a look.
ftp://www.back2roots.org/pub/back2ro...ks/taifun/dms/

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Old 07 November 2009, 22:31   #5
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Thanks all those help!

Thanks guys, I will check those sites and addresses and I will return with a reply!
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Old 07 November 2009, 23:23   #6
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EAB file server
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=43633
Docs/BombJack
AmigaBASIC_Inside_Out

+ other books to get you going

edit :

ok look in
Amiga Documentation/BombJack

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How many books!

Thank you very much, EAB and friends, to collect so much books about Amiga! There are here books I always wanted to have. Its the first time I accessed the file server, it rocks!!
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Its the first time I accessed the file server, it rocks!!
Always nice to hear that someone finds it useful Enjoy the books Leandro
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your welcome Leandro Jardim thats why were here
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Roll eyes (sarcastic)

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AmigaBASIC_Inside_Out
Not that one!
This is about AmigaBasic by Micro$oft, not ABasiC by Metacomco!
Do not mix them up. The syntax is VERY different.
I know it very well, because a German magazine publisher did a special edition especially for AmigaBasic, which also included some ABasiC programs. Since I had an A500, I was unable to see these programs in full glory because contrary to popular belief, the syntax *IS* very different from AmigaBasic! Neither can an ABasiC->AmigaBasic translation be called a mere 5-minute job.

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Old 11 November 2009, 20:29   #11
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thanks for the info andreas

So has any one got a PDF of commodores AmigaBASIC

edit:

thought I`d found some then but they don`t seem to be there
http://www.commodore128.org/index.php?topic=2978.0 which leads to http://www.commodore128.org/Library/index.php

any members here that can shed some light, some nice books there if we can get them

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AmigaBASIC is not by Commodore, it's by Microsoft. (believe it or not, but telling from its slowness and sluggishness, it's even logical :P)

No, no. Leandro wants ABasiC docs. ABasiC is neither by Commodore nor by Microsoft - it's by a third-party company: Metacomco.
ABasiC was *exclusively* shipped with early Amiga 1000s and if I remember correctly, already dropped in 1986, probably because of licensing issues.

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yep after a bit of googleing thats what i found out andreas
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Good.
But it was not very obvious you really did, otherwise you wouldn't have recommended a book about AmigaBASIC above which uses a completely different syntax without much doubt...

Besides, this thread is almost 7 years old, but still a very interesting read.
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yep I thank you for pointing that out andreas
but it was only after doing a search for basic manuals I came across the diffrence, did`t know a1000 shipd with diffrent version of basic till a few days ago

and was just confrming you post as true as I forgot to come back

still leaves us with the problem of finding documentation in pdf though
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Thumbs up This is not a problem! Thanks!

Hi, really ABasiC is different from AmigaBASIC, ABasic is from Metacomco, which built the very first AmigaOS for Commodore, and AmigaBasic is from Microsoft. I downloaded from Aminet some very cool games for ABasiC, even a version of Klondike and Monopoly, they are very well done, not even looks that crappy old '80 Basic. Well its good, but not so much...

There is a little image editor made in ABasiC, a very cool project to program on it.

http://aminet.net/dev/basic/BasicProgs.lha
http://aminet.net/dev/basic/ABasiC_progs.lha
http://aminet.net/dev/basic/ABasiC_patch.lha

Its very nice to see this board so interested in collecting documentation for the Amiga. The friends (or enemies? ) of the Atari ST already have some very good documentation about their computer, but I have looking for Atari on the net and their community not allow its users to download the books (well, this is one reason to Atari emulation losing force every day).

Thanks!

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Old 19 January 2019, 20:33   #18
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Just in case anyone is looking for the ABasiC manual I've had mine scanned and it's available here :

http://www.retro-commodore.eu/downlo...iga_ABasiC.pdf
 
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That link isn't working for me.
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The site doesn't allow for direct links to files. You can find it on this page if you scroll about half way down:
http://www.retro-commodore.eu/amiga-software/
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