New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

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New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by dv8 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:41 pm

Here is a completely remastered PDF of the New Advanced User Guide.

A huge amount of effort has been put in to fix the errors in the original book.
This PDF should be the most accurate version of the NAUG available.
  • The look and layout of the original guide has been preserved.
  • A large number of error corrections have been applied to the text.
  • All diagrams have been redrawn in vectors.
  • There is extensive hyperlinking - click on any reference to a page, chapter or section number or on any OSBYTE/OSWORD reference to jump directly to the relevant page.
  • Two new Appendices have been added at the end of the guide containing a hyperlinked list of OSBYTE and OSWORD calls in numerical order.
There is also a disc image containing all the listings. Enter the command *TYPE !INDEX to see a list of programs on the disc and which section of the guide they correspond to.

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Other remastered user guides in this series:

Advanced User Guide
BBC User Guide (Model B and B+ editions)
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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by leenew » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:08 pm

:shock: no words

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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by MartinB » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Paul - Simply awesome! If we ran the Retro-Acorn hobby equivalent of the Oscars, you sir would sweep the opposition aside for the Lifetime Achievement & Contribution award..... =D> 8)

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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by DutchAcorn » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:45 pm

Very impressive! What a beautiful conversion! =D> =D>
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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by jms2 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:16 pm

You're the master at this - I wasn't even aware that there were any errors in the AUG! =D>

The question now is - I was planning on bidding for a paper version, but now I'm not so sure that I want one...

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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by jms2 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:17 pm

...hang on, I've just noticed this isn't the same thread as the one I spotted earlier. You've done both books... how is that possible?!

Just incredible!

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Post by mlouka » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:37 pm

Great job -- thank you so much for taking the time to do this!
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Post by FourthStone » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:53 pm

Simply amazing, thank you =D>

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Post by vanekp » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:27 pm

Thanks for that, greatly appreciated =D> =D> =D>
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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by dv8 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:24 pm

Thanks everyone!
MartinB wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Paul - Simply awesome! If we ran the Retro-Acorn hobby equivalent of the Oscars, you sir would sweep the opposition aside for the Lifetime Achievement & Contribution award..... =D> 8)
:oops: I'm sure the same could be said about many people on here... We all contribute in our own little way and, collectively, it turns into something special.
jms2 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:16 pm
I wasn't even aware that there were any errors in the AUG! =D>
Really? I got the impression both books were well known for their less than stellar quality control, especially the NAUG.
jms2 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:16 pm
The question now is - I was planning on bidding for a paper version, but now I'm not so sure that I want one...
You can't beat that musty smell of a 35 year old book... Mmmm :^o

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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by jms2 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:55 am

I was aware that the NAUG wasn't held in very high regard, but I assumed that this was because of its rather confusing layout rather than actual errors. The AUG on the other hand, whilst it has a lot of omissions, I hadn't heard of any specific errors in it.

I'm wondering how easy it would be to get these printed and ringbound.

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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by Elk2019 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:53 am

@dv8 A stirling acomplishment. =D> Thank you. This document is indispensable. I too, second the idea of a printed version but it depends on how many are interested and if it is feasible to produce a fixed number of copies at a reasonable cost.

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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by Elminster » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:04 pm

Retroclinic produced various bound manuals. Might be worth approaching Mark to see if he would carry these ones maybe.

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Re: New Advanced User Guide (Remastered)

Post by dv8 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:34 am

Updated the PDF to fix a few issues. Download links in the opening post

Changes since revision 1 (June 2019)
  • p102 (110) 6.1 OS Calls, OSASCI : '&D gives CR and LF' changed to '&D (13) gives LF,CR'
  • p116 (124) 6.6.2 &200-&2FF workspace table : added hyperlinks to OSBYTE/OSWORD references
  • p185 (193) 13.2.2 &356 : 2K=4 should be 1K=4
  • p195 (203) 13.3.6 Cursor blanking delay : 'Cursor enable signal' should be 'Cursor blanking signal'
  • p195 (203) 13.3.8 The cursor start register (R10) : '1/16th and 1/32nd of field rate' should be '16 and 32 times field rate', added text 'When bit 6=0 and bit 5=1, the cursor is disabled.', added blink bits table
  • p260 (268) Hazel Allocations, *MOVE destination name pointer : &DFDB-&DFD9 should be &DFD8
  • p317 (325) 17.5.6 *ROM data format, bottom paragraph : &43 ('#') should be &23 ('#')
  • p428 (436) OSBYTE &81 - Read machine type : (INKEY &FF00) changed to (INKEY -256)

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