Where would I learn PPC assembly?

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  1. Monado_III
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    (topic) Since Nintendo seems to really like PPC (GC, Wii, Wii U). I thought it wouldn't be harmful to at least have a book/resource on PPC assembly.
     
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    Check your local library for books (I know mine actually has a relatively extensive section on coding in general). I'm sure that Google would also be a good resource. On top of that, if you have a Mac from the "G" series (e.g. Power Mac G4/G5), you already have an "open" platform thats PowerPC-based to mess around with :)
     
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    It's probably just me, but I learn by staring at stuff for a while and trying to make sense of it. I can give you some resources, such as this and this for instructions you can't find the mnemonics for.
    I can also send you my disassembly for Super Mario Galaxy 2 (of which I'm working on right now) if you want a practical example, and there's also plenty of notes on the game too here.
     
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    Don't have any Apple products, and the library doesn't have any. I'll have to take a closer look at google.
     
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    https://gbatemp.net/posts/5024876/
     
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    Thanks yahoo (and obviously marionumber1)

    (for Monado_III) I just looked at these, and this is very helpful, and even provides further resources, so I definitely suggest looking at this. (Just be warned, it's hefty). Wiibrew is always helpful, but it appears to be down right now, so when it's back up that will likely be an interesting read as well
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, (and like three links to the same book lol) I should have enough resources now if I ever get to spending time on it.
     
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    back in the day there used to be some mac guides... osrry can't find the old assembler suite that I had which also had good powerpc refs and more specificall 750(G3) and G4... I'll try looking again later, but it might make a google starting point but with quick search too much fluff from osx and other crap, but also some potentially good powerpc guides... e.g. UM eecs

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    I'm trying to remember if it was OS9(i.e. "classic") or OSX when I bought it...

    Try to fire up my g4 sometime if all else fails and see whats on there...

    It was NOT an Apple programmer's workshop assembler/xcode/GNU or anything like that, shareware IIRC or pseudo-commercial(VERY small time).
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    The G4 was 74xx.

    Personally I'd lookup the old apple g3 stuff, and add the IBM/Motorola(freescale) dev dox to the Mac guides... although the IBM dox should be more illuminating as I'm sure the current 750 variant has some upgraded features as alluded to by various wii articles/etc. and as mentioned the other guides as well, general powerpc asm guides...
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    Powerpc G5 was powerpc 970(IBM)

    But also remember powerpc was AIM -> Apple/IBM/Motorola(Freescale now) and more powerpcs were sold to the embedded market than any macs/workstations...
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