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 Post subject: Out of date tools?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:21 pm 
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Hello, everyone, I am new here and I vary glad I join this group. I've been looking around for tools to compile code however been unsuccessful I have tried many tools and none have seemed to work I am using windows 8.1. I also was wondering if anyone can help me find any tools that work on my operating system? if so thank you for helping me :)


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 Post subject: Re: Out of date tools?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:48 pm 
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My laptop is Windows 8.1. They (the assemblers, and cc65) work fine.

Are you familiar with a 'command line program'?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:55 pm 
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I am not, unfortunately :?


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In Before the basics, read the articles linked from "Command-line interface" on down.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:07 pm 
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do you have to use cmd to code the compiler? or can I find tools?


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I write a .bat batch file, and double click that to compile.

Alternatively you can use Gnu Make and write a makefile.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:19 pm 
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Still confused :?


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Are you looking for a specialized text editor that lets you type in code, checks the syntax and spelling of variable names in real time, and gives you a big friendly button marked "Run"? Something like what you'd get with Visual Studio?


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Have you ever programmed assembly? Have any interest in learning 6502 assembly? I recommend asm6.

If not, you might want to try cc65 c compiler.

All of the above are command line tools. They have no GUI interface. You can use them by typing commands in the command line. Batch files / makefiles kind of automate this, and are preferred... especially if there are multiple source files.

Also get YY-CHR or Tile Layer Pro.

Also, get NES Screen Tool.

Also, have 100+ hours of free time.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:33 pm 
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I have never programmed in assembly but I know how to code in c++, c# and java although I just wanted to start creating nes games. I have used YY-CHR before to hack snes games. I also use a hex editor HxD. I want to code a nes game but I need a compiler for it because I know you can't just magically make it work without one. I also have Notepad++ and Microsoft visual studio


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:44 pm 
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Quoting myself...

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look for a download on this page https://shiru.untergrund.net/articles/p ... s_in_c.htm
...called "these small example programs"


Notepad++ should work fine.

I also wrote a relevant tutorial.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:46 pm 
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Apparently the link is broken for the download but I am checking out your tutorials


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AlterAnubis wrote:
I need a compiler for it because I know you can't just magically make it work without one.

Actually, there's one crazy member here that writes programs directly in hex. I seriously advise against this practice though, because maintainability pretty much goes down the drain.


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Apparently the link is broken for the download but I am checking out your tutorials


Try it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Out of date tools?
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Ah, now it works. Thank you! :lol:


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