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Old 07 April 2002, 16:06   #1
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Cool How rare are these books

I wasn't sure which Forum to post this in but here goes anyway. I've collected a load of Amiga books over the past month on auction sites and I'm wondering how rare are they now. What do you think they are worth?

Amiga Programmers Handbook: Eugene P Mortimore
Mastering AmigaDOS Volume 1 & 2: Bruce Smith Books
Programmers Guide to the Amiga: Robert A Peck
Mastering Amiga Assembler: Paul Overaa


I've also got the four main commodore books:

Amiga ROM Kernel Reference Manual: Libraries
Amiga ROM Kernel Reference Manual: Includes & Autodocs
Amiga ROM Kernel Reference Manual: Devices
Amiga Hardware Reference Manual


These books are bloody big. They're like Amiga bibles. lol.

Needles to say I'm quite pleased with my little collection. Now I'll find out all the Amiga's little secrets. Hopefully I'll be able to write a small game sometime.
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Old 07 April 2002, 22:00   #2
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Ill give you 2.34 for the lot!
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Old 07 April 2002, 22:17   #3
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Ill give you 2.34 for the lot!


LOL. Jambo you accidently added a decimal point. Silly you. There's no way I'm selling them even if I was offered 100. There to be added to my growing library of Amiga books.
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Old 07 April 2002, 23:44   #4
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i know it is ALOT of work, but how about scanning them or making PDFs........ this would benefit the whole of the Amiga community
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Old 08 April 2002, 00:27   #5
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The Commodore books are available on the Developer CD (Haage and Partner), nicely cross referenced etc. Far too much effort to scan them. Can't beat a paper copy sometimes though...

Adding to the list a bit, I got myself nice bargain copies of "Mapping the Amiga" by Thompson and Anderson and a rev. 4 "limited edition" 68k PRM... wouldn't mind something that covers AGA though.
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Old 08 April 2002, 11:35   #6
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Ive got...

The Amiga Systems Developers Guide.
68000 for beginners.
the Amiga Hardware Reference Manual

and an Original copy of Devpac


I may be willing to part with them if the price is right
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Old 08 April 2002, 13:43   #7
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Eek

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The Commodore books are available on the Developer CD (Haage and Partner), nicely cross referenced etc. Far too much effort to scan them. Can't beat a paper copy sometimes though...

Adding to the list a bit, I got myself nice bargain copies of "Mapping the Amiga" by Thompson and Anderson and a rev. 4 "limited edition" 68k PRM... wouldn't mind something that covers AGA though.
God yes!! That's something I want for my little collection. A book on programming the AGA chipset. Mmmmmm AGA..... arggghh (drooling). :laugh
That's got to be the holy grail of Amiga books but I understand from Toni that books on the AGA chipset are very difficult if not impossible to get hold of. The big question is do they exist?
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Old 08 April 2002, 14:06   #8
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Ive got a floppy disk at home labelled 'AGA Tech Specs'
I will have a look later to see whats on it.
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Ive got a floppy disk at home labelled 'AGA Tech Specs'
I will have a look later to see whats on it.
Excellent. Mmmmmmm HAM8, aaaaaargh.
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"Amiga Systems Developers Guide", that sounds interesting, could you tell me more about that?

And yes it would be very good if some of these could be scanned in, for inclusion in the nascent Amiga Books Library.
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Old 10 April 2002, 17:15   #11
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Current Books I have are..

Amiga System Programmers Guide - Abacus
Advanced System Programmers Guide - Abacus
Disk Drives Inside & Out - Abacus
Amiga Hardware Reference Manual r 3 - Addison Wesely
All Motorolla 68K Programming/User Manuals.

There are NO books released covering AGA.

However there is a good text guide on Dave Hynies Amiga Tech site. <forgot the URL.

If anyone would like to send me 'The Amiga Intuition Reference Manual - Addison Wesely' I would be gracious
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Go to http://www.getboinged.org/amiga_clas...PID=21&CID=318

for the AGA tech specs..

Im just about to put the file into the zone too..
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I got a File Not Found error...
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Old 11 April 2002, 01:11   #14
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Big grin Cool

I just realised I had a similar file that I got off Toni. Still it's great to get it in Amiga guide format. Thanks Big-Byte.

Twist: I got the same problem until I selected USA as download area and it worked fine. Try different servers. The file has been posted in the zone anyway by Big-Byte.
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The Commodore books are available on the Developer CD (Haage and Partner), nicely cross referenced etc.
Is there on this cd-rom the Roms kernal manuals too in full version ?
You know well the bigs official books from commodore (edited by addison-wesley) with every infos the hardware and the Apis of the Amiga OS.

Is there every version of the RKM (from OS 1.2 to 3.9) ?

Can somebody give a full list of its contents, because i want technical docs about the Amiga system hardware/software ?

If this cd-rom have it, i want to buy it.
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I am looking for the rare book Amiga Intern from Abacus. Anyone got a copy they would like to sell me?
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Old 08 July 2002, 12:20   #17
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I am looking for the rare book Amiga Intern from Abacus. Anyone got a copy they would like to sell me?
Which book ?

I have

3D programming in amiga basic
Amiga diskdrives inside and out.
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This question is somewhat legitimate.

"Amiga Intern" is barely English, well, what do the native speakers say?
Sounds like someone making an internship on an Amiga ...

I doubt that this is the correct title....
At least it should be internAL ... something.
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Intern is also thought of (at least in the US) as a name for a doctor, so Amiga Doctor would probably be a more convincing interpretation, or Amiga Fix-It-Yourself.

This analogy, however believable, is wrong though. To quote the description from the book from some source, I can't remember:
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Abacus - Amiga Intern -s/h(Reference #571)
Amiga Intern by Christian Kuhnert-Stefan Maelger-Johannes Schemiel

Amiga Intern is the definitive reference library in one guide for all Amiga 500, 1000, 2000, 2500 and 3000 users. Amiga Intern will explain the internals of the Amiga 3000, Release 2.0 (workbench 2.0) of the operating system and Kickstart 2.0. Amiga Intern teaches you important information about the ARExx programming language that is bundled with all Amiga 3000s. Amiga Intern is divided into three easy-to-use sections for hardware, operating system and ARexx programming. If you are interested in the Amiga hardware you'll learn all the essentials of the 68030 processor and its enviroment. Amiga Intern also contains an extensive reference section on Kckstart 2.0 and much more.

A short overview of the contents:

Hardware:

68030 and 68881/82 specifications - MMU, FPU and ECS - Zorro II bus system - SCSI controller - FlickerFixer

System Software:

Kickstart 2.0 innovations - Workbench 2.0 innovations - Overview of library functions - Program samples

ARexx:

History of development - Syntax orientated command lists - Basic elements - Special language elements - Function libraries - Program samples
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Old 12 November 2002, 19:52   #20
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At least some of the books can be downloaded here in Amigaguide format. There is other nice things on this page as well.
 
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