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Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby Plymouth » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:27 pm

Hi,

I've got FaST BASIC running on an emulated ST within a Linux environment

I want to learn 68000 assembly language, and so want to use the in-line assembler that comes with FaST BASIC

Trouble is, I've mislaid the f**king manual! :roll: Does anyone remember how to invoke the inline assembler please?

Many thanks in advance

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby charles » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:39 am

i can only go by what my manual says...
i got one considering anything you need conveyed will just be typed ..no images!!!
so pm me with whatever area you desire and i will write back.

it is a tiny little manual though..so its fast baasic ,

then the assmbler section, for inline?

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby lp » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:59 am

In this thread you will find a PDF related to Fast BASIC which might help:

viewtopic.php?f=72&t=8246&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby PaulB » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:29 am

If you don't want to have to register on atari-active.com to download the file you can change the atari-active part in the address for atari-forum as they are both the same website.

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby lp » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:22 pm

Just an observation, but I think one has to be registered to post, therefore the original poster is registered. :)

Someone mentioned having the manual in other threads, but I know it's a lot of work. Has there been any progress in getting the full manual scanned?
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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby PaulB » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:40 pm

lp wrote:Just an observation, but I think one has to be registered to post, therefore the original poster is registered. :)


Yes you're right. What I meant to say (but stuffed it right up) was that as atari-active is a different url, the cookie domain is different so you won't be logged in there. Easy to solve though. Just log in at atari-active.com with same username and pass as here. :)

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby charles » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:51 pm

atari-active.com
i can't get this site on my computer , are u guys kidding?

anyhow , is there a fast basic assembler
i can't find to download

Xera says its a completeily separate program from the basic , which allows asm

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby lp » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:20 pm

How is switching assembler packages going to solve the fact that you suck at assembler? I like to ask the hard questions because its exactly what everyone else is thinking when they see this thread. :wink:

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby charles » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:17 pm

this fast basic with assembler built in is a perfect learning tool , you can build a program in basic
and slowily exchange the perts in the same source file with the assembler parts ,, and the registers are acknoledge as variables in the basic part and vice versa the basic variables can be used in the asm part

no stopping programs , writing asm parts , stopping asm ,going back to basic
that sux
then returning to gfa

to have the whole thing crash

us minors got it hard!
not all of us learned on the 6502 8 bit machine did we now?
or in asm way back then .

fast basic is decent, maybe the fast assembler is hard to find or something...
like true basic
or real basic , etc etc


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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby lp » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:44 am

I was not referring to the BASIC. You appeared to be referring to some old stand alone assembler released by the same company. I seen it once on ebay a long time ago. See photo:

96_1_b.JPG

Just stick with devpac, its the most current.

As for 6502, its a lot different and not really helpful when moving to 68k assembler in my opinion.

As for Fast BASIC, cool features aside, at the end of the day its useless without a compiler. :wink:
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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby rudis » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:59 am

to learn the very basics 6502 asm is a good start.

but why cry out for fast basic? take devpac and smile :lol:

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby charles » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:49 pm

let me kow if you see it on ebay again , i won't pay much , since i have the complete fast basic , i might as well get the fast asm too!

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby lp » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:37 pm

I'm not going to monitor or report ebay auctions for you. :lol:

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby charles » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:50 pm

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby lp » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:20 pm

Seems rather off topic, but yes I several in my user control panel, but this forum won't let you see another users friends list far as I can tell.

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby charles » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:30 pm

i guess i should have said , its okay , you don't have to tell me what you're not going to do

so what are you prepared to do while were on topic?

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby lp » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:11 pm

No one seems to have this assembler handy, that should tell you something. One would hope anyway.

Also ebay can inform you when items are posted for sale. Go to ebay and learn how to use it.

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby rudis » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:59 pm

fast asm was first developed from computer concepts. later become xara. check this site and try contact

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby wongck » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:06 pm

rudis wrote:fast asm was first developed from computer concepts. later become xara. check this site and try contact


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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby charles » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:09 am

well here is small submission
begining to write some aes stuff

its fasst
and slow to write

like the fact the asm is right there with the basic
in pure dialect too!

but its not fast asm , its fast basic

okay i'll write xera
is that a paper trail ?

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EG


Fast Basic By Computer Concepts
Copyright 1986, All Rights Reserved
Program: AES.BSC
Length:  2 Kilobytes.
Requires 320 KBytes To Run


FHRESERVE Aes%,128
RESERVE AesMem%,2048

GOSUB Aesmem
GOSUB Aes

CALL AesMem%

\\\\\\\\main program\\\\
{Contrl0}&=53
{Contrl1}&=1
{Contrl2}&=1
{Contrl3}&=0
{Contrl4}&=0
{Intin}&=4
CALL Aes%
END
\\\\\\\\end main\\\\\\\

Aesmem:
FOR Pass%=1TO2
[
OPT Pass%,"L-"
ORG AesMem%
AESCODE EQU $C8
VDICODE EQU $73

EVEN
Contrl
Contrl0  : DS.W 1
Contrl1  : DS.W 1
Contrl2  : DS.W 1
Contrl3  : DS.W 1
Contrl4  : DS.W 1
Contrl5  : DS.W 1
Contrl6  : DS.W 1
Contrl7  : DS.W 1
Contrl8  : DS.W 1
Contrl9  : DS.W 1
Contrl10 : DS.W 1
Contrl11 : DS.W 1

Global
Version  : DS.W 1
Count    : DS.W 1
Id       : DS.W 1
Private  : DS.L 1
Tree     : DS.L 1
Resv1    : DS.L 1
Resv2    : DS.L 1
Resv3    : DS.L 1
Resv4    : DS.L 1

Intin    : DS.W 128
Intout   : DS.W 128
Addrin   : DS.W 128
Addrout  : DS.W 128
Ptsin    : DS.W 128
Ptsout   : DS.W 128

vwkhnd   : DS.W 1

APB : DC.L Contrl,Global,Intin,Intout,Addrin,Addrout
VPB : DC.L Contrl,Intin,Ptsin,Intout,Ptsout

RTS
]
NEXT
RETURN

Aes:
Pass%=0
FOR Pass%=1TO2
[
OPT Pass%,"L-,W-"
ORG Aes%

MOVE.L #APB,D1
MOVE.W #AESCODE,D0
TRAP #2
RTS
]
NEXT
RETURN



END

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Re: Fast BASIC Assembler

Postby charles » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:46 am

ok rudis and wongk i have recieved my reply from xara

note a quote but the really said this .

Software from Computer Concepts days are no longer for sale.
They would have been last available around twenty years ago.

my initial request was where a user could obtain a copy for personal use.
and they thought i only wanted to buy a copy.
is there an alternate method to softaware solace?
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