Upcoming Autumn and Winter: Programming Back on the Table

Hello everyone,

I don’t know about you, but we’ve had plenty of rain lately. This reminds me that autumn and winter is approaching fast. Due to this I’ve picked up three books I had stored in the basement. These are as follows:

AMOS Professional Manual
Mastering Amiga AMOS by Phil South
Ultimate AMOS by Jason Holborn

I remember purchasing Mastering Amiga AMOS back in 1996, so this book has been with me for years now. It is an excellent resource and guide to programming in AMOS in general. I was lucky to pick up Ultimate AMOS on AmiBay a few years back, but haven’t studied it in full yet, so will do that now. It is perfect if one wants to create a game, which is my goal now. It’ll probably take a long time and the game itself will be simple, but it will be a start. I have a few ideas in the back of my mind I want to realize, so… better get started, one small step at the time. πŸ™‚

Here’s a picture of the books:

Three Amiga AMOS books (photo by Old School Game Blog)
Three Amiga AMOS books (photo by Old School Game Blog)

Will keep you posted on the development from time to time. πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!



    • Hi there! Good to hear from you again! πŸ™‚ Thanks, it’s good to kick back with this stuff when the autumn/winter approaches. πŸ™‚ Let’s hope my brain is still up to the task. πŸ˜‰


  1. I just dusted off the AMOS professional box too. Never learned it before but I am looking to work on an Amiga sprite game and thought this might the ticket.


    • Hi Dschallock! Thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚ Good luck with your game and please keep us posted on your progress. AMOS Pro is a good choice. Be sure to get the AMCAF-extension on Aminet to get more commands suitable for making games etc. Please let me know if you need any help with this and I will do my best to assist. πŸ™‚ You can write me directly through the contact-page on this blog and I will reply from my main e-mail. Amiga rulez!


  2. Hope you enjoyed Ultimate AMOS. I wrote that book back in 1993 and it’s still a source of great pride. Great to see that there are folk out there still finding it useful


    • Hi Jason and many, many thanks for your message! I’m honored you’ve visited my blog. πŸ™‚ Your book is one of my “go to books” when it comes to coding. Recently released a new AMOS demo (this weekend actually) and I’m certain I’ll get out a game in the future as well. Thanks for your great work. πŸ™‚


  3. Hello, it would be a great addition to the AMOS community (AMOS Factory) if you scanned the “Ultimate Amos” book. Cheers


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