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randy
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#1 - Posted: 9 Apr 2013 22:42
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Gentlemen,

Getting back into 680x0 assembly is loads of fun. And a sharp reminder that memory - as my hair - fades with time and age.

To re-learn I'm looking for 680x0 documentation/hardware reference covering registers, memory layout, opcodes, cycle timing and such, in AmigaGuide or other Amiga-readable format for cozy on-platform studies. I have searched high and low but always seem to end up with PDF-scans.

It would be nice to have some kind of modern/updated documentation/reference on my physical A1200, since I love programming on the real thing.

http://cache.freescale.com/files/archives/doc/ref_ manual/M68000PRM.pdf is what I'm using right now.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
z5_
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#2 - Posted: 9 Apr 2013 22:55 - Edited
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Randy,

Might be interesting to have a look in Dalton's code archive. There's docs in the ref dir and other interesting code thingies.

Hope it helps. Good luck in getting back into Amiga coding and hope to see some sort of demo in the future :)
Corial
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#3 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013 20:35
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This very old site this has useful information. There's a Danish and and English version of the different tutorials.
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Corial
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#4 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013 20:37
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Erhm, cool grammar I put there...just click the link :-D
randy
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#5 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013 21:40
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Thanks guys. These will come in handy.
noname
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#6 - Posted: 10 Apr 2013 23:35
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randy
Ram Jam? If so I read some tutorial of yours back in the day :-)
randy
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#7 - Posted: 11 Apr 2013 08:05 - Edited
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Sorry, not of Ram Jam. Randy/Relapse.
I believe this town is big enough for the two of us but yeah, it can be confusing.

Since it is my legal middle name, it always felt natural to use it as my handle. Back in the early 90's, I should have gone with something more unique, like blueberry.

Oh, wait...
noname
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#8 - Posted: 12 Apr 2013 00:29
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No worries. My first handle was Jester until I learned about another Jester who occupied the username of my choice in a BBS and only because of that I considered changing the handle.

Welcome anyway :-)
Corial
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#9 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013 12:46
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Randy: more links for you:
link#1
link#2
link#3
link#4
randy
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#10 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013 21:49
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Thanks a bunch!, keep 'em coming. I did find my old copy of Amiga Hardware Reference Manual as well.
xeron
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#11 - Posted: 13 May 2013 21:05
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If anyone else wants a real, physical hardware reference manual, i'm selling mine (along with RKRMs):
eBay link.
dalton
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#12 - Posted: 21 May 2013 10:26
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120 GBP! Those books have really gained value over the years1
noname
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#13 - Posted: 21 May 2013 18:28
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Sill have the same set. Maybe I should sell them as well ;)
xeron
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#14 - Posted: 21 May 2013 22:20
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Yeah, I couldn't believe it. I started the auction at 1 and thought i'd get maybe 20!
Raylight
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#15 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013 13:37
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Glad you found your AHRM!!

I find some things hard to find in AmigaGuide etc - personally, I hang on tight to the physical books I have and make frequent use of a printer.. :) Having timings etc on paper in front of you is imho perfect anyway..

You definitely need:

http://cache.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/ref_man ual/MC68060UM.pdf

...as well - and then read chapter 5 and 10 again and again until your hair has faded completely.. ;) Short of a physical copy (or even with one), I'd recommend to print out relevant pages here and there. For me, it's of great value to use marker pens etc to highlight crucial reference. For example, the instruction scheduling table in chapter 10 is a good candidate for mark anything not pOEP|sOEP with neon.. :)

You might wanna take a look at this one too - ARHM and more in HTML, downloadable too:

http://amigadev.elowar.com/

As for AGA, well people are still bring out scientific measurement instruments to understand the details, here for example:

http://eab.abime.net/coders-general/63227-low-leve l-workings-paula.html

..it's unfortunate that we never got a AHRM for it.. :( Perhaps, there could be tough! All you need to do is to convince this girl - who seems to be holding on to the holy grail, the actual blue prints - to release them! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uaDzF99a80

..and you'll get free beer for life from all of us.. ;D
Raylight
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#16 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013 13:42
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Also, maybe someone can help out here, there is some sort of "AGA AHRM" documents available. Commodore's internal specifications of the various chips and "AA". I have them on disk but don't remember where I downloaded them from. Anyone?

 

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