FREE PDF – BBC Micro Assembly Language

My first book, published in 1983, is available for download as a PDF file from Gumroad. BBC Micro Assembly Language was originally published by Shiva Publishing as part of their Friendly Micro Series. Running to 210 pages the book details how to program 6502 machine code on the BBC Micro using the inbuilt BBC BASIC Assembler.

This is the first in a number of ‘Retro Computing’ books that I will be releasing. These will include a mixture of PDF files and also eBook versions of publications .

It is provided free-of-charge and without warranty as part of my Retro Computing series of titles covering a number of the popular 1980s home computers.

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FREE PDF – Total Amiga Workbench

This popular Amiga book is available for  download as a PDF file from Gumroad. Total Amiga Workbench is the complete beginners guide to learning and using Workbench 3 on the Amiga. It was published by Bruce Smith Books in 1995 and was part of the total! series, one of three series of books covering all aspects of using the Amiga computer. At 414 pages it is a very detailed book and covers just about every aspect of the Amiga desktop environment.

This PDF is one of a  umber I am releasing as part of a  ‘Retro Computing’ series.  It is provided free-of-charge and without warranty as part of my Retro Computing series of titles covering a number of the popular 1980s home computer.

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FREE PDF – Interfacing Projects for the BBC Micro

My second book, published in tandem with BBC Micro Assembly Language (although with different publishers), is available for download as a PDF file from Gumroad.  Interfacing Projects for the BBC Micro was published by Addison Wesley and was the first book that showed how to construct projects to connect and control using a popular microcomputer.

At 134 pages it was a relatively thin tome but that hid the huge amount of work and effort that went into it. Some of the projects were quite exciting for the time it was written – using my friends drawing board as an X-Y Plotter was by far my favorite.

This is the second in a number of ‘Retro Computing’ books that I will be releasing. These will include a mixture of PDF files and also eBook versions of publications with associated program listings.

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FREE PDF – Advanced Sideways RAM User Guide

The Advanced Sidewayss RAM User Guide is available for download as a PDF file from Gumroad – free of charge!

At 230 pages it is a complete guide to using the Sideways RAM/ROM technology that is a unique part of the BBC Micro design. The secrets of Acorn’s ROM Filing System (RFS) are laid open to you and explained in full with numerous examples- there’s even a ROM formatter, developed by the author for use on commercial software, ready for you to type in and use.

This book is one of a number of free PDFs that form my  ‘Retro Computing’ series of books covering the BBC and Amiga computers.

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