Maxam 1.5 (available on ROM only) omitted the editor from the original Maxam. Instead, users were expected to write their program in Arnor's highly capable word-processor, Protext, which included a special PROGram mode for such tasks. A simple ASM command from Protext would assemble the current program.
The assembler part of Maxam 1.5 was similar to the original Maxam, but some significant improvements were made, principally in the area of breakpoints and debugging.
Maxam's clear syntax, reliable operation, and instant access via ROM made it the standard assembler for the UK market. In particular, the excellence of the Protext editor combined with the reliability of Maxam made the Protext/Maxam 1.5 combination the single most commonly used assembler in the CPC's latter years.
But although significantly faster than most of its English-language competitors, it was much slower than DAMS, the leader in the French market. Today, the Maxam syntax lives on in WinApe's built-in assembler/disassembler.
- Maxam Manual v1.0 (scanned version)
- Maxam Manual v1.0 (OCRed version from Kevin Thacker)
- Maxam Manual 1.5 (Maxam 1.5 Supplementary Documentation) (OCRed version from Kevin Thacker)