AMOS Memory Bank
AMOS Memory Bank is a resource data format and file format associated with AMOS. See AMOS BASIC tokenized file for more information about AMOS.
"AMOS Memory Bank" can mean just "AmBk"-tagged banks, or it can be an umbrella term that also includes AMOS Sprite Bank ("AmSp") and AMOS Icon Bank ("AmIc"). Careful writers may prefer the term "AMOS Bank", instead of "AMOS Memory Bank", when referring to all types of AMOS banks.
|ASCII identifier AmBk||4 bytes|
|Bank number (1-15)||2 bytes|
|Memory type: 0 for chip memory, 1 for fast memory||2 bytes|
|Bank length (bits 27-0). Bits 28 and 29 are undefined, not part of the length field. Bit 30 means "try chip memory", bit 31 means "try fast memory" if set||4 bytes|
|Bank name. Unterminated ASCII text padded with spaces||8 bytes|
|Bank data||bank length - 8 bytes|
AMOS Music Bank
- Main article: AMOS Music Bank
This bank has the name "Music " and is created with various conversion utilities shipped with AMOS. It is played back with the Music extension.
AMOS AMAL Bank
This bank has the name "Amal ". It contains instructions in AMOS Animation Language format.
AMOS Menu Bank
This bank has the name "Menu ". It contains pull-down menu definitions.
AMOS Data Bank
This bank has the name "Datas ". It is created in AMOS using the
Reserve As Data instruction, and has no specific format.
AMOS Work Bank
This bank has the name "Work ". It is created in AMOS using the
Reserve As Work instruction, and has no specific format. As a Work bank, it is not saved as part of the source code, unlike normal data banks.
AMOS Asm Bank
This bank has the name "Asm ". It contains Amiga machine code that was loaded into a bank using the
Pload instruction and has no specific format, other than containing MC680x0 binary code.
Pload instruction takes the first code hunk out of an Amiga executable and copies it into the bank, without even applying its relocations, therefore all code needs to use PC-relative addressing. The
Call instruction jumps directly to the start of the bank. The registers (A0, A1, D0, D1, ...) can be set in preparation for a call by setting the
Dreg() arrays. Extra parameters can also be included with the
Call instruction, these are made available to the called function via a stack pointed to by the A3 register.
AMOS Picture Bank
- Main article: AMOS Picture Bank
This bank has the name "Pac.Pic." and is created with the Compact extension's
AMOS Samples Bank
This bank has the name "Samples " and is created with the Sample Bank Editor shipped with AMOS. The samples can be played back with the Music extension. The format of the bank data is as follows:
|Count of samples||2 bytes|
|32-bit offset to each sample, relative to the count of samples field above||count of samples * 4 bytes|
The format of each sample is as follows:
|Sample name, in ISO-8859-1||8 bytes|
|Sample frequency in Hertz||2 bytes|
|Sample length in bytes||4 bytes|
|Sample data: twos complement 8-bit signed PCM samples||varies|
- AMOS file formats: AMOS Memory Bank formats