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RE: [N8VEM-S100:1530] New/Old Project (Altair restoration)

Hi Eric,

I had a hard time finding an assembler for the 8080.
I ended up using TASM (Table driven Assembler) and used the -8085 option.

The batch file I used is as follows:

TASM -85 AA8080.ASM

I would convert to a binary image so it could be transfered directly using that 16 byte boot strap.
Once the monitor is running, it accepts Xmodem and HEX file transfers.  I really like the HEX file transfer.
From the main menu, just start an ASCII transfer of a .hex file and the monitor detects the colon and begins to load memory and test checksums.

I'll send the TASM program to your email address, don't think it will let me through the forum.


> From: er...@osmancrew.com
> To: n8vem...@googlegroups.com
> Subject: RE: [N8VEM-S100:1530] New/Old Project (Altair restoration)
> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:51:47 -0700
> Hi Josh -
> What assembler are you using on AA8080.asm? I've tried three and they all
> produce copious errors with that file. What I've noticed about assemblers
> from that era (and even more recent cross assemblers) is that there was no
> standard syntax. It seems like every one that came along invented their own
> syntax.
> Thanks!
> - Eric
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