The AMB (Ancient Machine Book) format specification[index]


==== last updated: 2020-12-16 The latest version of this file can be found on the AMB project's homepage: <> An AMB file (Ancient Machine Book) is an extremely lightweight file format meant to store any kind of hypertext documentation that may be comfortably viewed even on the most ancient PCs: technical manuals, books, etc. Think of it as a retro equivalent of a *.CHM help file. The AMB format is designed to allow for some limited formatting, support internal links and require very little processing power to read, so a reader may be run even on the oldest IBM PC. The format also strives for simplicity of implementation. Table Of Contents: * The AMB container * Title * AMA format * Codepage encoding * Index data * Rationale