Hi everyone, bit of a heavy first post I guess.
I'm not the smartest tool in the box, and although I've done my fair share of programming, I'm only really just dipping my toe into Assembly for console homebrew.
Because I like nothing to be easy, I wanted to start with the Channel F, which I have on hardware in the form of a Grandstand (as I'm British) with about half the original library boxed.
I've delved into the VES wiki, got the MESS program working, taken a good look at some example code on the wiki of which I understand some of it, but when I try to assemble through dasm any of this code it brings up a string of errors in the form of "Unknown Mnemonic" starting with the "org" instruction every time. In fact, I've only got one of them to assemble and run in MESS at all, and that is F8 of Nations by nycurt!
Am I doing something really stupid that I can't even assemble code provided by the wiki in the program that the wiki provides? I'm following the same instructions that is provided in the documentation for dasm going through command prompt, and ensuring the files start with the F8 label.
I did manage to get the Lights Out by Sean Riddle to assemble and boot up in MESS, but it can't get past creating the grid, whereas the .bin file provided on the wiki works fine.
Any help with this I would be really grateful, and I'll provide anything anyone needs to know from my end about what I'm doing, just would really like to take a shot at this but feel I'm falling at the first hurdle!