Full scan of two MSX books

Por Shinobi

Expert (69)

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29-01-2018, 22:35

Hi MSX people ...

I'm MSX fan from Iraq, before 2007, I got a lot of books on MSX that I gathered from friends. In 2007, when the terrorism reached its fullness where I live, and as a Christian family, we were kicked out of our houses by the terrorists of Al-Qaeda. So, the day I realized that we will be kicked I gave away my books to some friends (they're not here anymore), including the MSX ones, their title is:

1.Starting machine code on the MSX (by G.P.Ridley) [there's a copy on internet archive but it's deducted only 56 page is scanned and the book is 150 pages]
2. MSX games book (Andrew Lacey) [i found Brazilian copy, but I understand English only]

Any scans of these two books available??

Thanks

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Por Grauw

Ascended (8452)

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29-01-2018, 23:14

That’s a tough story man! Sorry I can’t help you with the books…

Por TomH

Champion (327)

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29-01-2018, 23:54

Same sentiments here; I looked them up and the respective ISBN-10s are 0745701329 and 0861611721 but neither seems to be available from anywhere obvious, especially if you've already found the Internet Archive copy to be lacking.

I checked Amazon, eBay, Google Books, AbeBooks, and just Googling and Binging more generally.

Por cklayman

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30-01-2018, 15:29

Here is one thread where "Starting machine code" is mentioned:
https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/general-discussion/msx-ma...
which mentions a link to a scanned pdf:
http://usamsx.com/docs/starting-machine-code-on-msx.zip

Por santiontanon

Paladin (834)

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30-01-2018, 20:20

I own the Andrew Lacey book and I scanned it a couple years ago. But it's a Spanish version... sorry about that! I have it uploaded here (with a few others), in any case, just if it's useful to anyone else: https://sites.google.com/site/santiagoontanonvillar/personal...

Por Shinobi

Expert (69)

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30-01-2018, 21:02

Thanks guys, it was really a tough time, things got better in 2008 and we returned to our houses after a year and 3 months.
And as you know in 2014, the ISIS problem started but in Baghdad there was nothing danger, all the problem and war was in the North, and it's ended now. And we don't know what would happen in the future, for now, it's ok.

Thanks for the scan, cklayman. Very appreciated and good job.

Thanks, santiontanon. I downloaded this version, but as you know, I only know English. My mother language is Aramaic (which is very ancient language), my second language is Arabic, my third language is English.

I used to post in this forum in 2004 until 2006 (under another name) until the telephone central here got bombed because we used modems over telephone to connect to the internet, and I stayed offline until 2008 when I got back to my house and connect wirelessly.

Thanks guys, still if anyone got an English version scan of Andrew Lacey book (MSX Games Book) I'd be thankful for them, this book got a great value to me.

Por cklayman

Champion (297)

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31-01-2018, 15:07

santiontanon wrote:

I own the Andrew Lacey book and I scanned it a couple years ago. But it's a Spanish version... sorry about that! I have it uploaded here (with a few others), in any case, just if it's useful to anyone else: https://sites.google.com/site/santiagoontanonvillar/personal/old-computer-books-preservation

Looked at the book and it mostly contains BASIC program (game?) listings with short descriptions in Spanish. I do not speak Spanish either but from the pictures and titles could guess what most of the games were. So it seems it is almost as good as having a scan of the English version.

Por AxelF

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31-01-2018, 19:02

I like this topic, lots good of info on Machine Language.
I found this nice book, (Dutch),
MSX2 Basic en machinetaal - De afstand overbrugd