I'm an '81 old timer and I've had a hard time tracking down info on this program - all I've come up with is a scan of an advert. You should probably make it easier on yourself and use a more widely available toolkit - like ZXAS/ZXDB http://www.zx81stuff.org.uk/zx81/genera ... yped).html. You'll have access to a wider range of experience.
Nostalgia is all well and good - but if it's Z80 coding you want to do then save yourself the pain of working in an emulator and do some cross-assembly from the comfort of your PC!
Get hold of TASM http://home.comcast.net/~tasm/ and when you've had a chance to familiarise yourself I'll be glad to help out with some templates that will allow you to directly assemble binary images that load straight onto your zeddie either through an emulator or by conversion to a WAV that you can LOAD"".
It's indeed a fine line between nostalgia and torture. I'm just working with an emulator at the moment (EightyOne) so I've got the benefit of snapshot saves and TZXs. I might ring my dad and see if he's still got the original hardware.
Some useful info and tools there. ZXAS seems to be functional and effective so I think I'll run with that. Had a quick go with TASM and that looks good also. It'll need a bit more of my time to get to grips with it some more and work out how to get the code loaded in the emulator (I'm hoping the templates you mentioned could well help me out here). Not sure I can justify US$40 to register it though.
What are the general views on VB81XUR?
Unless you have a 2 stage process which involves exporting the object code out of '81 it would still be beneficial to use a template which generates .P files. These can be distributed widely and used on a real machine.
Let me know how you get on.
Artic ASM2 is inclued in the XuR...What are the general views on VB81XUR?
But, you can debug your codes in real time using a the Disassembler Window.
Have a look to :
new web page on Zx81 machine codes...
I use it all time i can... and i use EO to test my codes compatibilities ))
You can also use the excellent No$cash too.
- Vb81 Orginal Vs XuR release ... LoL ;-)))
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Really good stuff here. It will take me some time (which is, due to work commitments, rather scarce at the moment) to get my head around it. Hopefully you won't mind answering the odd query trickling through from me in the next few weeks.