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AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« on: October 29, 2011, 09:08:59 AM »

This is the re-working project of the AMOS manuals into pdf, odt and HTML formats. The table below shows the manuals to be re-worked/converted and the status of the work in progress.

Special thanks go to François Lionet for giving permission to recreate the manuals and port the them and the code to Avolution.
François Lionet now works with Clickteam, and continues to produce game creation software at www.clickteam.com

[Progress Update Summary 24/01/13]
- Reworked version of the AMOS Pro User Guide And EASY AMOS Users Guide released.
- AMOS Club newsletters Vol 2 Released.
- Phase 1 Complete

Primary goals:
  • [Phase 1 - Completed] Get all classic manuals into PDF, ODT formats.
  • [Phase 2a - In Progress] Work through each manual in Phase 1 and check for errors in the text and code, then release document addendums.
  • [Phase 2b] Update the AMOS Pro manual with (where applicable) incorporated corrections, linked indexes, "What's New" update supplements (Covering all updates.), Companion Disks and new content.
  • [Phase 3] Build the AMOS Pro resource kit. These will be a completely recompiled set of documents. See the Resource Kit Breakdown/Plan for more details.
  • [Phase 4] Port the AMOS Pro resource kit to xAMOS and Avolution.
    ++AMOS Pro V2.0 full includes the updates and compiler + TOME (more on this later)
  • [Phase 5] Conversion and Porting (where permitted) of AMOS Books and inclusion in the resource kit
  • [Phase 6] New AMOSPro\Avolution Books and inclusion in the resource kit
  • [Phase 7] Updated docs for updated versions of AMOSPro\Avolution\xAmos .

Classic ManualsSourceStatusNotesRelease Date

AMOS The CreatorOriginal.-Rev1 Released.-
AMOS CompilerOriginal.-Rev1 Released.-
AMOS 3DOriginal.-Rev1 Released.-
AMOS 3D QuickCard Original.-Rev1 Released.-
AMOS ProOriginal + asymetix.-Rev1 Released.-
AMOS Pro CompilerOriginal.-Rev1 Released.-
AMOS Pro Application SupplementOriginal.-Rev1 Released.-
EASY AMOSOriginal + Echo.-Rev1 Released.-
AMOS CLUB NewslettersOriginal.-Rev1 of Vol 1 & 2 released-
*2nd Revisions (where applicable) will incorporate Corrections, linked indexes, "What's New" update supplements (Covering all updates.), Companion Disks, etc.

- HTML Versions will be released as part of the dbODF project. -


Amos Pro Resource Kit (Ref. Post)SourceStatusNotesRelease Date
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Getting Started Guide---1st Rev -
Easy AMOS ProEasy AMOS User's Guidewip-1st Rev -
Introduction to 3D3D User's Guide--1st Rev -
User guidePro User's Guide-Restructured version1st Rev -
Programmers GuidePro User's Guide--1st Rev -
Language reference**AMOS Help--1st Rev -
AMOS HTML Help**AMOS Helpwip.--
Quick Reference**AMOS Help---
Quick Reference Cards**AMOS Help---
AMOS Extensions Reference Guide Various---
**Pro User's Guide is the base source for this documentation.
Other Sources : AMOS The Creator User's Guide, AMOS Compiler User's Guide, AMOS Pro Compiler User's Guide, AmigaCoding


Other ProjectsSourceStatusNotesRelease Date
Amos Manuals Project Typesetting GuideMadAngus.wip.Explains the styles and methods used for laying out the manuals-
Online Manuals Database (dbODF)MadAngusODF Spec analysisWeb db/phpTest Database -
Manuals Wiki Markup systemMadAngus-Web db/php-
AMOS Developer Network (ADN) LibraryAMOS PD Library, Other-Expanded and documented, Web db/phpDatabase to be in place by -
AMOS Magazine article and tutorial collection--Required for writing My AMOS books (Ref. Post).n/a
AMOS Developer NewsletterVarious-Covering AMOS Pro, jAMOS. In the style of the AMOS Club newsletters1st Issue -
Developer Technique GuidesMadAngus-Fx, Motion, Games styles etc.-
Game Design processMadAngus-Management, Premise, plot, storyboarding, architechture etc.-
AMOS Game Makers GuideMadAngus-To be written to replace the Amiga Game Makers Manual by Stephen Hill, as he could not be found.-

AMOS Books
The 3rd Party AMOS Book projects are in this thread Here.

Addendum:
Any errors in current revisions will be noted here.

Notes:
Permission has been received for the Mandarin/Europress manuals.
Permission has been received for the AMOS Club Newsletters.
The code snippets in the manuals have not been checked in AMOS itself.
Some of the page numbers do not match the original manuals, this is partly due to the restructuring and typesetting and partly by design, this will be corrected in the 2nd Revisions.

Acknowledgements:
François Lionet of clickteam.com for giving permission for the Mandarin/Europress AMOS manuals.
Aaron Fothergill Author of the AMOS Club Newsletters for allowing the newsletters to be converted and redistributed.Strange Flavour Ltd

FOL and Hungry Horace for their encouragement, support and a place to stay :) "Ultimate Amiga".
asymetrix for doing the AMOS pro manual and others and the inspiration to start this project.
spellcoder for giving permission to use his site content (AmigaCoding) in the Resource Kit.
robinsonb5 over at the EAB for donating his "AMOS Pro Application Supplement" to the project.
Lonewolf10 for his contribution (AMOS Club newsletters issues 0 and 1 Scans).
skateblind for his contribution (All About AMOS newsletters issues 1 and 2 Scans).
prowler for his contribution (AMOS 3D scans) and his motivational work over at the EAB.
echo of the English Amiga Board for the Easy AMOS PDF (saving me hours of work).

DonAmiga, BooBoo, WonkeyDonkey and all those who have offered their support and encouragement.

Copyright Notices
AMOS Documents and software are copyright François Lionet and respective contributors.
AMOS Club newsletters are copyright Aaron Fothergill.

Terms and Conditions
All parts of the resource kit are freely available for download and use for both commercial and non-commercial projects. Any additional manual and tutorial source code will be distributed under a BSD license or copy-left licence so anyone can use it.
Documents are copyright François Lionet and respective contributors, Documents/Manuals/Books or materials  from this project may not be printed or sold commercially. Note, advertisement supported sited are considered to be a commercial entity.

Distribution of these Manuals/Books or materials unless otherwise stated are restricted to ultimateamiga.co.uk, and combinedworks.org, unless written prior consent is given.

The copyright holders reserve the right to withdraw consent at any time, notices of this will be given.
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 09:48:39 AM »

I think there is already a PDF of  the Easy Amos manual
but to have a look at the CRAFT manual would be great :)
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 01:03:48 PM »

I think there is already a PDF of  the Easy Amos manual
but to have a look at the CRAFT manual would be great :)

I think they are on the Amos Factory landing page.
http://amos.ultimateamiga.com/

Seems I still need to fix urls for Amos Factory as they are pointing to wrong section.
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 06:26:26 PM »

BooBoo:

All the manuals listed as 'PDF Download' where downloaded from another site. As I said the project is to rework the manuals. Basically to improve page layout, add bookmarks and create Links from the contents and the index to their target content. Then to release them as pdf, odt and HTML on this site.

I have original copies of all listed manuals except the AMOS-Pro Compiler manual. Downloading these only saves me the time it would take to scan and OCR.

FOL:
If you are talking about the AMOS Pro, AMCAF and TOME IV manuals, the links work fine for me.

The only rework I am doing to those manuals is linked contents and index. At the moment asymetrix is currently checking/reviewing the updated AMOS Pro manual.

Although the AMOS software was placed in the public domain, would it be possible to confirm if the manuals are the same and for Craft by BlackLegend.
The Amiga Game Maker's Manual by Stephen Hill and Ultimate AMOS by Jason Holburn, as far as I am aware, have not been given permission to re-distribution. Is anyone in contact with these authors to ask for permission.
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 09:24:33 AM »

I have decided to put a few things together before I request permission to re-distribute from the copyright holders. This will take a few days, hence the changes to the release dates.

Can someone provide a scan of Page 77 from the AMOS 3D manual as I can't find my copy. If you can, could you please scan the image at a resolution of 300dpi.

I have decided to put the books on hold as I want to use the time to work on other projects.
Amiga Game Maker's Manual, Stephen Hill - OnHold
Ultimate AMOS, Jason Holburn - OnHold
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 05:50:58 AM »

Update:

Got AMOS 3D page 77 from prowler on eab, big thank you. Also awaiting a shiny new copy of the AMOS 3D manual from flip on amibay.

AMOS 3D odt and pdf now complete. Release pending permission.

Release permission has been requested. Fingers crossed.
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 10:40:34 AM »

Thunderbirds are Go. Written permission has been given  to re-distribute the manuals by François Lionet of clickteam.com on this site and on my own site, many thanks to the main man.

FOL: Hope you don't mind the link above, François is after all giving legal permission to distribute these. If I've earned a warning for bending the rules, then fair cop.

Requested and Granted for:
AMOS The Creator
AMOS Compiler
AMOS 3D
AMOS Professional
AMOS Professional Compiler

AMOS 3D odt and pdf are in the download section.
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 11:23:02 AM »

Thunderbirds are Go. Written permission has been given  to re-distribute the manuals by François Lionet of clickteam.com on this site and on my own site, many thanks to the main man.

FOL: Hope you don't mind the link above, François is after all giving legal permission to distribute these. If I've earned a warning for bending the rules, then fair cop.

Requested and Granted for:
AMOS The Creator
AMOS Compiler
AMOS 3D
AMOS Professional
AMOS Professional Compiler

AMOS 3D odt and pdf attached.

I have no problems at all.
I can speak with Horace about giving upload rights to downloads section if you want?
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 12:18:54 PM »

Thanks FOL

Uploading to the download section makes sense.

The 'AMOS The Creator' manual should be done by the deadline.
I only need to find the copyright holders for Craft and Tomb, I'd like the same permission for these as was given by François. It would be good to have these for Project Deimos ;).
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 03:54:10 PM »

Status Update:

It was my mum's birthday at the weekend so I didn't get the rest of the AMOS Creator manual finished. I've also decided to incorporate the AMOS Creator Extras manual into the release. The release will therefore be delayed.

I'm not completely happy with the AMOS 3D manual as I didn't include a linked index in the release. I will be working on a second revision of the AMOS 3D manual. For this I will need to create a concordance file to create the index.

See first post for schedule changes.
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 09:19:01 PM »

Great job your doing there MadAngus well done  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 04:17:05 PM »

DonAmiga:

Cheers  ;D.
I was only doing 25 pages a night, but after reading prowler's work on alien breed data recovery over at eab I got the finger out and upped the anty to 50 pages a night.
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 05:29:11 PM »

Schedule changes:

I had to step away from this for a few days as OpenOffice's AutoCorrect feature was driving me mad (madder ;)). This and implementing new typesetting styles to the entire manual means another delay :(.

The new typesetting styles are required to automate the conversion of these manuals to HTML format.

The new schedules listed above account for the actual time it takes to complete the manuals and the possibility that I might go mad again.
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Re: AMOS Manuals / AMOS Pro Resource Kit Project
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2011, 06:31:43 PM »

In your own time MadAngus :)

This is valuable work, and much appreciated - we will be happy to host when it's all ready!
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2011, 09:58:00 AM »

Cheers, only got 840 bookmarks and 840 links to do for the index's. :)

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