A-Max II Update manual to A-Max 2.0.

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Readysoft, Inc.                                                       A-MAX II

                                  A-Max II

                 The Macintosh (c) emulator for your Amiga

                                  Update to 
                                 Version 2.0


Readysoft, Inc.                                                       A-MAX II

                               Table of Contents

1.0  INTRODUCTION .................................................. 3
2.0  A-MAX INSTALL ................................................. 4
3.0  PREFERENCE CHANGES ............................................ 4
   3.1  Display Options ............................................ 4
   3.2  Screen Modes ............................................... 4
   3.3  Video Modes ................................................ 5
   3.4  Screen Positioning ......................................... 6  
   3.5  Memory Specifications ...................................... 6
4.0  SOUND ......................................................... 7
5.0  REAL TIME CLOCK ............................................... 7
6.0  USING A-MAX II WITH HARD DRIVES ............................... 7
   6.1 AMHD - The A-MAX Hard disk driver ........................... 8
   6.2 Partitioning the Hard Drive ................................. 8
   6.3 Initializing the A-Max Partitions ........................... 9
   6.4 Making the A-Max Partitions Bootable ........................ 10
   6.5 Technical Description of the Boot Procedure ................. 10
   6.6 Using SCSI devices without A-Max Partitions ................. 11
   6.7 A-Max Partitions under AmigaDOS ............................. 11
7.0  SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY CHANGES ................................ 12
   7.1 Memory Compatibility ........................................ 12
   7.2 What to do if an Application Won't Run ...................... 12
8.0  FILE TRANSFER UTILITIES / AMIGADOS TO A-MAX ................... 13
   8.1  The File Transfer Software ................................. 13
     8.1.1  Copying AmigaDOS to A-Max .............................. 15
     8.1.2  Copying A-Max to AmigaDOS .............................. 15


Readysoft, Inc.                                                       A-MAX II


Readysoft, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of its A-Max
Macintosh emulator. As a registered user of A-Max, you have been able to 
make use of the only Macintosh emulator for the Amiga. That emulation has
just been made significantly more powerful.

Among its exciting new features A-Max II numbers the following:

- Support for Macintosh digitized sound
- Support for the new display capabilities of Commodore's Enhances Chip
  Set (ECS) and Workbench 2.0
- Support for Memory Management Units on Processor Accelerators;
- Simplified AmigaDOS to A-Max File Transfer utilities;
- Support for A-Max partitions on Amiga hard disks and;
- Support for external SCSI input, storage and output devices.

This Document includes details on all of these additions.  It is meant to 
supplement your existing A-Max manual, not replace it. Be sure to read this
entire updates well as the README file on your distribution disk before
attempting to use the new software.

The following outline describes the arrangement of this update:

Introduction: The section you are now reading.

A-Max Install: Describes the Readysoft supplied utility for automatically
    copying A-Max files to your hard disk.

Preferences: Describes changes to the A-Max Preferences section of your
  version 1.0 Manual.  These changes include details about the new software
  configuration features.

Sound and Real Time Clock: Briefly notes these two enhancements to the 
  A-Max II system.

Using A-Max with Hard Drives: Describes how to set up Amiga Hard Drive 
  partitions for use as A-Max/Macintosh storage devices. Also, how to access
  external SCSI devices through the Amiga controller.

Software Compatibility: Updates existing documentation on compatibility issues
  and strategies for optimizing the Macintosh emulation.

File Transfer Utilities: Describes the new AmigaDOS to A-Max file transfer 


A-MAX II                                                       Readysoft, Inc.


As before, the AmigaDOS format A-Max Startup program and associated
utilities for transferring files can be installed on your hard drive.
The A-Max Startup disk is not copy protected and includes an automatic
hard disk installation program called A-Max Install. Simply click on the
A-Max Install icon and you will be prompted to supply drive and directory
names as destinations to receive the necessary A-Max files.

You may choose manually to copy the files over to your hard disk, nearly
everything is contained within the A-Max drawer on the program disk.
However, you should read the rest of this manual carefully - particularly
the sections about using A-Max with partitions on your hard disk - to make 
sure you copy all of the necessary files.

Reminder to Amiga 1000 owners: if you wish to use your kickstart RAM with 
A-Max, you must boot from a verbatim copy of your A-Max II release disk.  
This disk has a non-standard boot block that enables A-Max to take over the
Kickstart RAM. Installing the A-Max II system on your hard disk will not allow
the Kickstart RAM to be recovered.


3.1  Display Options

A-Max II allows for the definition of a display or video mode that is 
different from the number of columns and rows that constitute a screen.  In 
this way, it is possible to create a workspace larger than your monitor's field
of view.  The screen modes setting will define the extent of your actual 
workspace; the Macintosh's Desktop. The Video modes setting tells your Amiga
hardware how to present the screen visually. In most cases, you will want to
match the screen and video mode settings, but you may choose (if, for 
instance, excessive flicker is a problem) to set these variables 

3.2 Screen Modes

Clicking on screen modes button cycles through the following procession
of screen possibilities (sizes are in pixels or screen dots):

(1)  512 x 342
(2)  640 x 400 (NTSC)
     640 x 512 (PAL)


Readysoft, Inc.                                                       A-MAX II

(3)  672 x 460
(4)  From Workbench.

The first size is the standard Macintosh screen size. The second is the
standard Amiga Hi-Res screen size. (Units equipped for European PAL video
standards can display 640x512 pixels. The U.S. Standard, NTSC, provides for
400 lines). The third setting is the maximum Hi-Res overscan achievable by
either NTSC or PAL systems.

The Fourth setting uses the size selected from workbench recorded in your
AmigaDOS preferences file. If you are using workbench version 2.0 you can
set these dimensions directly. If you Workbench version is 1.3 or earlier,
you can use a program such as MoreRows to adjust the number of rows. In any
case, the object, generally, is to maximize the number of displayable rows,
thereby increasing your active workspace.

When using Workbench 1.3 and earlier, the line count (number of rows)
is always automatically doubled by enabling the interlace mode (i.e.:
The standard 200 line medium resolution workbench becomes 400 lines high).
So, if you use moreRows to select 230 lines, enabling interlace will produce
a 460 line screen). It is important to note that the minimum number of rows
required by A-Max is 342 (anything less will be forced to 342).

3.3 Video Modes

Similar to the screen modes button, the Video Modes button cycles through
the following range of choices:

(1) High Res
(2) Hi-Res Interlaced
(3) ECS Productivity
(4) ECS Productivity Interlaced
(5) A2024/Moniterm

Hi-Res Hi-Res Interlaced refer to standard Amiga Display modes. The ECS
settings support a variety of new display modes provided by the combination
of Commodore's Enhanced Chip Set and Workbench version 2.0. A2024/Moniterm
refers to a high Resolution (1008 x 800) display achievable with special
Commodore or third party hardware.

If the number of rows specified by the screen modes is greater than the number
of rows selected in Video Modes, the screen will scroll whenever the mouse 
moves off the top or bottom of the display field.  This method is consistent
with the function found in Workbench 2.0.  Users familiar with A-Max


A-MAX II                                                       Readysoft, Inc.

version 1.0 will note that the other screen scrolling methods used by that 
version have been disabled. 

3.4  Screen Positioning

For All screen and video modes, except the Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) settings,
A-Max II centers the screen by referring to the AmigaDOS preferences file.

If you need to center the screen on your monitor while using the ECS mode
settings, you will have to separately adjust the X and Y coordinates. Clicking
on the arrow above the coordinate reduces its value, while clicking on the arrow
below the coordinate increases it.

3.5  Memory Options

No $C00000 will use only memory located below address $C00000 (This option
will disable the second 512K of memory in A2000s and 1MB A500s, Making 
A-Max II more compatible with some applications. This functions essentially
the same as the previous version, except that it now allows you to specify
a desired memory size using the user gadget. As before, any $C00000 memory
present in your system will still be included in the A-Max RAM disk.

User allows you to select the amount of memory to be used during the Mac
emulation. It now, however displays both the amount of memory you dedicate
to the Macintosh system and and "RAM Disk =" followed by the amount of RAM
that will be used as a RAM disk.  The sum of these two figures is never larger
than the total amount of memory in your machine and as you increase the size
of memory available to the Mac system, the RAM disk figure will decrease.

MMU - If you have a 68020 accelerator board with a Memory Management Unit (MMU)
or a 68030, which has a built-in MMU, you can select this option from the
preferences screen. When this feature is enabled, A-Max II will allow the MMU
to remap your Amiga's memory into one contiguous block (the way the Macintosh
likes it). Memory is mapped so that half of any 32-bit (NonCHIP) RAM is placed
at the beginning of the system "Heap," followed by 16 bit Fast RAM, then Chip,
then the remainder of the 32 bit memory. With this configuration, all the 
Macintosh system code and most applications will be able to run in the fastest
memory your system has to offer. We have, in fact, timed the speed increase at
up to five times the normal execution time. Of Course, this option is only
available to those Amigas equipped with an MMU.


Readysoft, Inc.                                                       A-MAX II

4.0  SOUND

A-Max II now supports most digitized sounds. You don't have to do anything
to enable this feature. The sound support can be tested by changing the system
beep in the control panel. This option can be shut off by by setting the volume
to off in the control panel. If Applications go directly to the hardware to 
produce sounds, some may produce undesirable results while others will work


A-Max version 1.0 Supported only A500 and A2000 motherboard clocks. A-Max II
gets its time signal from the system at startup, then uses the Amiga's
internal timing circuitry to keep an accurate count. It, therefore, will 
support any existing third party clock. Before starting A-Max, verify that
your system's date and time are accurate by using the AmigaDOS DATE command.


A-Max II will allow you to access hard disk drives in two ways: As standalone
Macintosh formatted SCSI drives and as A-Max formatted partitions on 
existing Amiga hard drives. This provides the maximum of flexibility for mass
storage options as well as providing support for other Macintosh SCSI devices
(such as laser printers and scanners).

Users who can afford them may want to keep their Macintosh files and programs
on separate SCSI drives which can be switched off while running AmigaDOS. 
Users with smaller budgets (or desktops) can optimize their resources by
splitting their existing hard drives into AmigaDOS and A-Max partitions.
Either way, the mechanism that lets A-Max II find and talk to these devices
is the controller card.

Hard disk controller cards on the Amiga are supported by A-Max II through the
use of software drivers that are written specifically for given cards. A 
different driver is required for each different controller. Some of these are
supplied on the A-Max program disk in the DEVS: directory. Readysoft has made
an effort to provide the neccessary technical details to the more popular hard
drive controller manufacturers but due to unfortunate timing or lack of 
interest on the parts of some manufacturers, not all hard drives are supported
at this time.This doesn't mean that these controller cards can't or won't be
supported in the future. If a driver for your card isn't supported on the A-Max
disk, contact your hard drive manufacturer and they may be able to you a driver
if they have developed one subsequent to the release of A-Max II.


A-MAX II                                                       Readysoft, Inc.

6.1  AMHD - The A-Max Hard Disk Driver

To check if a given controller is supported, you must first determine the
name of the device driver used by the hard drive card. This can be found in
the DEVS:Mountlist file for any partition of any hard drive attached to the
controller. As you scan down the entries in the device mountlist 
specification, you will see "Device = " followed by the name of the software
driver (example: The GVP SCSI card uses SCSIDEV.DEVICE, so its mountlist would
read "Device = SCSIDEV.DEVICE). For A-Max II to support a card, there must 
exist a driver in the DEVS: directory with the same prefix and suffix of AMHD
(in our example, the GVP SCSI card would require a driver called SCSIDEV.AMHD).

If your hard drive controller uses RIGID DISK FORMAT (all partitioning
information is saved on the first blocks of the hard drive, itself) then
you won't have a mountlist to consult. Try checking the documentation that
came with your controller, or refer to the following list:

Some Common controllers' device names are as follows:

   Controller     device driver     A-Max II driver
   ----------     -------------     ---------------
   A2090          hddisk.device     hddisk.amhd
   A2091/A590     scsi.device       scsi.amhd
   GVP            scsidev.device    scsidev.amhd

In addition, be sure to check the readme file on your A-Max II distribution
diskette for a listing of controllers and their devices that may have been 
added since this manual was prepared. 

Once you have ascertained which .AMHD device driver is required, you should
copy it from the DEVS: directory of the A-Max disk into the DEVS: directory
on your hard drive. If you use the A-Max Install program to automatically
configure your system, it will copy all A-Max II hard disk drivers to the
DEVS: directory on the hard drive.

Before A-Max II will recognize your hard drive, it will have to be 
re-partitioned and formatted. A-Max II will allow up to 8 A-Max partitions
spread up across to 8 hard drives so long as they are all connected to the
same controller (any number of AmigaDOS partitions may also exist on these
hard drives). Any number of hard drive controllers may be installed in your
Amiga and used by AmigaDOS but only ONE can be used by A-Max II.

6.2  Partitioning the Hard Drive

When you are partitioning your drive(s), most hard disk setup utilities will
ask to name the partitions as you create them. To denote a partition as an


Readysoft, Inc.                                                       A-MAX II

A-Max partition, the name you give it must begin with AMAX (no spaces, no
hyphen). Typically you might want to name your partitions AMAX1, AMAX2, etc.,
but you could name them AMAXWork, AMAXBackup, or anything else that begins
with AMAX (note: the name you give it is only the designator used by the
Amiga - You can call it anything you like when you initialize the partition
under A-MaxII).

If your partitioning software doesn't allow you to name your partitions (it
may automatically name them DH2, DH3: etc.) you will have to edit the
mountlist that the partitioning software creates (in the DEVS: directory).
You will have to find the default names that the partitioning software created
and and replace them with names beginning with AMAX (as discussed  above). 
Again, with Rigid Disk Format you won't have a mountlist so the only way to
name your partitions is with the manufacturer's software itself.

Note that you cannot use the AmigaDOS ASSIGN command (i.e.: Assign AMAX1: DH2:);
the name must actually be recorded in the mountlist.

Once All partitions have been properly named, you must ensure that they are
mounted before you run A-Max II. Some hard drive controllers will auto-
matically mount all partitions, in which case, you won't have to do anything.
Other controllers will only mount the boot partition and leave it to you to
mount any other partitions. If this is the case, you should add the appropriate
mount commands to your startup-sequence (i.e. Mount AMAX1: (return), Mount
AMAX2: (return), etc.

6.3  Initializing the A-Max Partitions

Now, you can run A-Max II.  When the Mac system takes over, it will find the
new A-Max partitions on your disk, but it will be unable to recognize them as
anything useful. A requester displaying an A-Max hard drive icon will appear,
stating: "This is not a Macintosh disk: do you want to initialize." You must
click on Initialize. It will then report: "This will erase all information on
this disk." You must click on Erase. You will then be prompted for a name.
Here is your chance to give the partition whatever name you like; it's the
name you will see attached to to the drive on the Macintosh desktop. After
supplying a name for the drive the requester will then say "Creating 
directory." This could take several minutes, depending on the size of the
partition. When complete, an icon representing the drive will appear on the
If you have created more than one A-Max partition, another requester will
appear and the process will repeat itself until all partitions have been


A-MAX II                                                       Readysoft, Inc.

If you are not asked to initialize the partition then either:

(1) The appropriate A-Max driver is not present in the DEVS: directory;
(2) The names you have given do not begin with AMAX;
(3) The partitions weren't mounted before running A-Max II.

6.4  Making A-Max Partitions Bootable

After the first time the partitions have been initialized, they will be usable
by A-Max II any time you run the program. Once set up, any one of the
partitions can be made bootable by copying the System Folder (Containing both
System and Finder files) into the partition. If more than one partition 
contains a system folder, it may boot from any one of them (but it will always
boot from the same one). Experience has demonstrated that having more than one
system folder can cause some programs to behave erratically. Users are
cautioned against this practice. However, if you must have more than one copy
of a System folder any one of them can be made "Real" by selecting its icon
and following the set startup procedure outlined in the Macintosh System 
software manuals. 

6.5  Technical description of the boot procedure

When A-Max II is run, it first opens all devices (such as the Mac SCSI 
Manager, the Floppy Manager, RAM disk manager, and the A-Max hard drive
manager). Note there is a difference between Mac SCSI Manager and the A-Max
hard drive Manager: The Mac SCSI Manager will control hard drives that have
been formatted on a Macintosh, and other SCSI peripherals such as scanners and
the Laserwriter SC while the A-Max hard drive manager will only control A-Max
partitions on amiga hard drives.

When the Mac system opens the A-Max hard drive manager, A-Max II installs
all partitions beginning with AMAX but does nothing else. (i.e.: it doesn't
try to boot from any partition). When the Mac system opens the Mac SCSI
Manager it reads block 0 from any SCSI devices (i.e. each hard drive) and if
it finds that a device was formatted on a Macintosh, it will load any 
necessary drivers from the device itself, set up the partition map and open
the driver; which installs the partitions into the filing system.

Once all devices have been opened, the Mac system scans through the devices in
the following order in search of a System and Finder:

(1) Floppies
(2) RAM disk (if present)
(3) A-Max hard drive partitions
(4) Mac SCSI hard drive partitions


Readysoft, Inc.                                                       A-MAX II
When a System and Finder are encountered, the system is booted from the
device in which it was found.

6.6  USING SCSI Devices without A-Max Partitions

A potential problem exists if you intend to use a Macintosh formatted drive,
SCSI scanner or LaserWriter SC attached to your controller card's SCSI port,
but you don't have any A-Max partitions on other hard drives attached to the
card. To get around this, you must create a dummy entry in your mountlist that
specifies the particular device driver used by your controller card (see above

To do this, copy the mountlist information for any amigaDOS device that uses
the controller card in question. Then, change the designator (Example: DH2:)
to AMAXsomething: The only information that matters for this the dummy 
partition (besides the fact that its name must begin with AMAX) is the name
in the driver in the "Device = " line in th mountlist. All other entries can
be set to zero (0). As long as this dummy partition is mounted before running
A-Max II, A-Max will then know how to talk to your hard drive controller and
will allow the Mac SCSI manager to function.

   Sample Dummy Mountlist Entry:
   (Not Necessarily your drive!)

AMAXCard:   Device = SCSIDEV.device
      Unit = 0
      Flags = 0
      surface = 0
      Blockspertrack = 0
      Reserved = 0
      Interleave = 0
      Lowcyl = 0; Highcyl = 0
      Buffers = 0
      Buffmemtype = 0

6.7  A-Max Partitions under AmigaDOS

Since you set up and name the A-Max partitions on your hard disk using the
manufacturer's supplied utilities under the AmigaDOS operating system, these
partitions are fully mountable and accessible when running in the normal 
AmigaDOS environment. As long as no attempt is made under AmigaDOS, to use the
A-Max partitions, your hard drives will behave normally. Since they are
initialized as Macintosh drives under A-Max II, however, any attempt to access


A-MAX II                                                       Readysoft, Inc.

these partitions from AmigaDOS will produce a "Not Dos Disk!" error message
It is best, therefore, only to mount the A-Max partitions when you intend to
run A-Max II.

WARNING:  It is possible to issue an AmigaDOS FORMAT command that will 
reinitialize your A-Max partition and make it usable by the Amiga Filing
System. To do this would completely erase your A-Max format and and any
programs or data you had stored there.


7.1  Compatibility with Macintosh applications.

As before, compatibility problems arise when software talks directly to
the hardware, bypassing the operating system. This is most evident in Midi
software, copy-protected software, games and programs designed to use Mac
hardware add-ons. Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to allow
these types of programs to run with A-Max II.

Readysoft is working on a hardware solution to address these issues. It will
be a plug-in board for A2000 and higher machines. A-Max II Plus will offer
support for MIDI hardware and software as well as a fully functional Appletalk

Some applications still will not function with expansion memory present at 
all. The solution for such applications is to stop A-Max from using your
expansion memory by selecting the No Expansion option.  Of course, the program
must be then capable of running in 512K of space.  If you find that a
particular application will not run under A-Max II, you should always try
reducing the memory size before giving up on that application.

7.2  What to Do If an Application Won't Run

Some Macintosh applications (particularly older ones) will refuse to run
unless your A-Max II system is configured EXACTLY like a standard Mac.  If you
encounter such a program, try the following:

1) Set the screen size to 512 x 342 (Standard Mac screen size)
2) Use the MMU setting (If you have a Memory Management Unit Chip)
3) Use the No $C00000 memory setting
4) Use the No Expansion memory setting
5) Set the volume to zero (0) in the control panel Desk Accessory.


Readysoft, Inc.                                                       A-MAX II


8.1  File Transfer Software

A-Max II includes a new utility for transferring files back and forth between
AmigaDOS and A-Max or Macintosh format disks.  The program (File Transfer 2)
replaces the file transfer programs found on the earlier A-Max release
diskettes.  File Transfer II is included on the Utilities disk (In the A-Max
format half).  In addition, to simplifying the transfer process by eliminating
the use of an intermediate disk format, File Transfer 2 also provides functions
to convert different types of files during the transfer.  File Transfer 2 now
fully supports MacBinary file transfers.

File Transfer 2 works under A-Max II and produces the only instance when you
can legally insert an AmigaDOS format disk. The only drive that can receive
this disk is the internal or first drive (DF0:) In order to use File Transfer
2, you will need at least one other available disk drive (to hold the A-Max
format disk). If you have an 800K apple drive, you can use a real Macintosh
format disk. If you do don't have an apple drive, but you do have a second
Amiga drive, you can use an A-Max format disk in this drive. If your system
contains only one disk drive, you will have to install and initialize the
A-Max RAM disk (By pressing F1) and use that as your second drive. Of course,
if you are running your system with A-Max hard disk drives, these may also be
used with File Transfer 2.

                  Diagram converted to text approximation:


          ----== A-MAX II File Transfer, C 1990 ReadySoft Inc. ==----

      [PARENT]   [ROOT]   [NEW FOLDER]      Translation Options

         Workbench1.3:                                      o None
       ---------------                                      o Text
      I bugs          ^  Start Transfer                     o MacPaint
      I c    (dir)    I                                     o MacBinary
      I devs (dir)    I  [From AmigaDOS]                    o Postscript
      I Disk.info     I                
      I Empty (dir)   I   [To AmigaDOS]
      I Empty.info+   v           
       ---------------      [Delete]                       o Data fork
         27K bytes free                                    o Resource Fork

                                                           Creator  [????]
               [Eject]        [Exit]                           Type [xxxx]

                     The File Transfer 2 Selection Screen

MAP:  [Button]      o = Radio button    - I = borders     ^ v = arrows

Double Click the File Transfer 2 program icon to run it. Once the File 
Transfer 2 software is running, insert an AmigaDOS format disk in DF0:.
If you are transferring data to A-Max II, the disk should already
contain the files you wish to transfer; if you are transferring data from
A-Max II to the Amiga, you should


A-MAX II                                                      Readysoft, Inc.

be sure the disk has enough free space to hold the files.

WARNING: If you should insert the AmigaDOS disk before running File Transfer
2, the Mac system will report that the disk is not Macintosh and ask if you
want to initialize it or eject it.  Initializing it will destroy the AmigaDOS
formatting and make the file transfer impossible. Eject the disk and be sure
to start the File Transfer 2 program.

The File Transfer 2 program monitors disk changes in DF0: and will display
a directory of any AmigaDOS disk. You cannot proceed with the transfer until  
a valid amigaDOS disk is in the internal drive.

When the program is running and a valid AmigaDOS disk has been accepted in the
internal drive, you are ready to transfer files.  Before selecting a file, 
however, choose one of the conversion types arrayed along the right side of
the window.

Options include:

(1) None;
(2) Text
(3) MacPaint <> IFF;
(4) MacBinary
(5) Postscript

None copies the file without any translation.  Text converts Amiga line feeds
to Mac carriage returns and vice versa.  MacPaint <> IFF converts single bit
plane images between the two formats.  MacBinary is the most common format for
Macintosh executables and is how most programs are stored on Bulletin Board
Systems.  Macintosh files downloaded from BBSs can be transferred using the
MacBinary Setting.  Finally, the Postscript setting converts Postscript files.

There are also additional gadgets for selecting particular elements of a file
or providing additional information about the file that will make it more
appealing to the Mac.  These tools have to do specifically with the Macintosh's
file system and are included for advanced users who need to port their work 
between both AmigaDOS and Macintosh environments.  Users interested in simply
transferring an occasional text file back and fourth need not address these
gadgets at all.  They will default to appropriate values.

Fork selection - Macintosh files are composed of two halves, called forks.
Every file has both a Resource and a Data Fork.  Programs will usually have
their executable code in the resource fork and changeable elements (like fonts,
dialog boxes, and windows) in the data fork. Among other things, this makes it


Readysoft, Inc.                                                       A-MAX II

easy to translate the program into other languages; french or russian menus
can be loaded in the data fork without having to change the actual program

Many files will have the contents in the data fork but none in the resource
fork, or vise versa).  The Fork Selection gadget allows you to extract the 
contents of either or both parts of a Macintosh file.  When copying from an
Amiga, you may wish to specify that your data be copied to to one or the other
forks in the destination Mac file.

File Type and File Creator - Every Macintosh file also has a File Type and a
File Creator data field.  This is information that that functions basically
the same way as AmigaDOS's .info files. The File type is a four character 
notation that specifies what kind of information it contains: TEXT, APPL,
PICT, etc.  The file creator is a four character abbreviation of the name of
the program that created it: WRIT, FPNT, etc.

To enter a File Type or File Creator, click in the appropriate string gadget
and type the identifier.  Again, if you don't know what abbreviations to use
or do not care to specify any, the default values will do.

8.1.1.  Copying AmigaDOS -> Mac

Use the Parent and Root gadgets or click on directory names to move through
directories.  Select the file you wish to transfer by scrolling through the
list of filenames and then single clicking on the name (it will be 
highlighted).  The current path is displayed above the directory list.
Click on From AmigaDOS.

A Standard Mac file requester will appear. Select the drive and, optionally,
any subdirectories to which you want the destination files copied.  If you
choose, you may also give the destination file a new name. The file will
inherit the source file's name if you don't change it. Click on Save to begin
the transfer.

8.1.2  Copying Mac -> AmigaDOS

Select a destination directory on the AmigaDOS disk in DF0: to receive the
Mac file (A file name name may be supplied, but won't have any affect - only
the directory is used).  Click To AmigaDOS.

A Standard Mac file requester appears.  Select the file that you wish to copy.
Click on Open.  The file is then transferred to the AmigaDOS disk with the
same file name.  If a file by that name exists, you will be prompted to Cancel
the operation or Overwrite the file.


A-MAX II                                                       Readysoft, Inc.

A-Max II 2.0 Update text was entered Manually By Reginal Cross.
HTML conversion also by Reginal Cross.
Scanned A-Max images courtesy of Ken Harvey & Modified by Reginal Cross. (if / When I get them in)

Also, a Quartex "Hack" Disk of A-Max II v2.0 had the docs...
[ I sure Wish I would have noticed sooner! ]

This Document last modified Feb 20, 2001.

This is the Amax II manual (2.0) to update
from the original A-Max 1.0 to A-Max II 2.0

Text in [braces] have been added by Reginal Cross. [Me]
If you find ANYTHING wrong or misspelled,

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