Re: [stella] DASM 101

Subject: Re: [stella] DASM 101
From: Pete Holland <petehollandjr@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 05:25:35 -0700 (PDT)
--- dee <gentlben@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> dasm file.ext -f3 -ooutfile.ext 
> where file.ext is your source code, outfile.ext is 
> the binary file you want it to be called that DASM
> creates

You mean I have to name a file even if one doesn't exist?  Whatever I
type in, that will be the name of the file that I wind up creating when
DASM boots up?  Or if the file does exist, it starts up and loads that
one right into the system and I work on it?

> (no space between -o and the name) and -f3 simply
> means that its a raw binary file, no headers or
> hypothethcally, if you have a file called
> invaders.asm and you want to make a rom image called
> invaders.bin you would type the following:
> dasm invaders.asm -f3 -oinvaders.bin

Does this also mean I need the directory header (is that what they are
called?)?  It's on my C drive under a file marked "Peter G's Atari 2600
Crap".  If my memory is correct, actual DOS only allows filenames up to
eight characters long.  Do I have to, from the C prompt, type whatever
the actual eight character name is, then a / and the dasm....stuff?

I do appreciate the help.

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