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Assembler Worbench Maual

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:48 am

Hi,

I have been trying to use the Quanta Talent Assembler Work Bench, for assembley language programming.

I have read the documentation that came with the Quanta Assembler, which is hinting at the configuration of the system and looking at the v1.3 and v1.4 updates of Assembler Workbench files, there is no documentation there.

Is there a manual that covers the installation and configuration of the Assembler Workbench system.


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Re: Assembler Worbench Maual

Postby Pr0f » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:55 am

I remember using this some 20 odd years ago - for the release I had, you still had to have the original microdrive in MDV1_ or it wouldn't run properly

Not sure if the version you have has that security block removed?


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Re: Assembler Worbench Maual

Postby Pr0f » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 am

I think there is a copy of the manual in this version on Dilywin's site:

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/asm/talentaw22.zip


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Re: Assembler Worbench Maual

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:14 pm

Hi,

As I said, I have read all the documentation in the downloadable files.

The manual_txt file in the Quanta Talent Assembler Workbench v2.2 does not gives much in the way of configuration, there is mention of FCOM files which configure the programme. I suppose setup FCOM could be passed in the command line:

EX win1_aw_monitor;'win1_aw_FCOM'

The contents of the FCOM file is:

Code: Select all

DEVICE win1_aw_ win1_aw_
ILLEGAL OFF
MONITOR 0
HEAP 10000
DEFINE 1 *
DEFINE 2 ASM *
DEFINE 3 SBYTES ram1_mycode_bin * **
DEFINE 4 TRACE

But when I type in Help as the Worbench prompt, the software displays help files after 2 pages looks for files on FLP1_

I have been reading my converted Quanta Systematic M/C Programming files which uses Assembler Workbench, no clues there either.

I must be missing something...


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Re: Assembler Worbench Maual

Postby Martin_Head » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:34 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:Hi,

As I said, I have read all the documentation in the downloadable files.

The manual_txt file in the Quanta Talent Assembler Workbench v2.2 does not gives much in the way of configuration, there is mention of FCOM files which configure the programme. I suppose setup FCOM could be passed in the command line:

EX win1_aw_monitor;'win1_aw_FCOM'

The contents of the FCOM file is:

Code: Select all

DEVICE win1_aw_ win1_aw_
ILLEGAL OFF
MONITOR 0
HEAP 10000
DEFINE 1 *
DEFINE 2 ASM *
DEFINE 3 SBYTES ram1_mycode_bin * **
DEFINE 4 TRACE

But when I type in Help as the Worbench prompt, the software displays help files after 2 pages looks for files on FLP1_

I have been reading my converted Quanta Systematic M/C Programming files which uses Assembler Workbench, no clues there either.

I must be missing something...

Theses no configuration as such. For help type something like HELP -S win1_aw_
If you are not running it from a floppy drive, you will need to supply the device and path for a few things.

So for example if you want to assemble something, you would need to do something like
HEAP 1000
That will give you the base address of an area of memory of $1000 bytes
ASM 2B456 WIN1_AW_
Where 2B456 was the address supplied, and win1_aw_ is where the assembler is
IN DOS1_MYPROG_ASM
This will assemble the program to $2B456

Note that most numbers typed into the monitor are assumed to be in Hex. Add a '&' in front for decimal.
Although I think when your in the Assembler, the default is decimal. Not quite sure about that though.



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