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Xyan    122
Can anyone recommend me a good beginners book on beginning assembly? Is it a must to know assembly on top of c to get a job as a game programmer? Edited by - Xyan on December 11, 2001 8:48:32 PM Edited by - Xyan on December 11, 2001 8:48:59 PM

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Nacho    205
I cannot remember where, but you can find in the internet for free one of the best books on aseembly language by Michael Abrash: The zen of assembly programming or something like this. I *think* that assembly language is not a requirement anymore for the game industry, altough is a desired skill. Try to search that book in Google, I think it´s really good.

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Check out "DEbugging Applications" from MS Press. Great book with a good asm section focusing on using asm in debugging. If you want to sit down and crank out lines of asm, this might not be your best book.

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Assembly Language Step-by-Step: Programming with DOS and Linux, 2nd Edition by Jeff Duntemann is a great book. Assembly is the driest subject matter you could possibly read about, but the author has a good sense of humor and makes the book fun to read. He also covers stuff like how processors and memory work, which is also help to know.

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Crash    122
Art Of Assembly is easy the best assembly book for beginners and advanced asm programmers. It covers anything you could need. Here's the link:

http://webster.cs.ucr.edu/Page_asm/ArtofAssembly/ArtofAsm.html

There's also some good tutorials on this site:

http://spiff.tripnet.se/~iczelion/

and this forum is often helpful if you have any problems:

http://board.win32asmcommunity.net/


Knowledge of assembly is not essential to get a job in PC game development, but I think it is quite vital for console programming. Either way it is highly sort after as knowledge of assembly quickly improves your HLL programming too. As for real books, I dont know any worth their price tag, but I learnt everything I know about asm from those sites - so you should be able to learn from them.

Hope Ive Helped,
Crash,



"We Must Move Forwards NOT Backwards, Sideways NOT Forwards And Always Twirling Twirling Towards Success." - 2000

"If You Keep Looking Forward Your Gonna End Up Looking Backwards At Yourself Running Sideways!" - 2001

Edited by - crash on December 12, 2001 12:03:58 PM

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