Create a folder for your programs (we’ll call it as11code) in the My Documents folder
On the Start menu: Choose Programs
Right-click on Command Prompt
Open your code folder: double-click the as11code folder in My Documents
Right-click and choose Paste Shortcut. A new Command Prompt shortcut will appear.
Right-click the new shortcut and choose Properties
Click on the Shortcut tab, and set the following values:
Start in: Set this to the path of your as11code folder For example:
C:\Documents and Settings\Carl\My Documents\as11code
Run: Choose Normal Window
Click OK to close the Properties window.
Get the software
Download the AS11 program into your as11code folder. You will need to decompress
the ZIP file using, for example, WinZip or the "File... Extract All..." command in
Windows Explorer. Be sure the executable program as11.exe is in your as11code folder.
Download the MicroLoad distributable archive to your desktop. You will need
to decompress the ZIP file into a temporary folder on the desktop. Then open the
folder and run setup.exe by double-clicking it.
Write and assemble your program
Create your source code file using a text editor (e.g. Notepad or EditPlus). Save
your source code file with the extension asm, for example myprog.asm, in your as11code
folder. Note that the file name must be in the "8.3" format: a maximum of 8 characters
for the name (before the dot), and a maximum of 3 characters for the extension (after
Double-click on the Command Prompt shortcut in your as11code folder. This will open
a Command Prompt window. Assemble your source code with the command:
This runs the assembler program as11.exe that creates the file myprog.S19, which
can be downloaded to your board using MicroLoad. Once assembly has finished, you
should see a report stating 0 errors were found. If there were errors, you should
check your source file for typos or syntax errors. To help narrow down where they
are, you can use the assembler to generate a listing file. Do this with the following
as11 myprog.asm -l > myprog.lst
Load your program using the MicroLoad
Double-click on the MicroLoad icon on your desktop. Load your assembled program (myprog.S19
in our example). Follow the directions regarding the switches before and after loading.
After you press Reset, myprog should be running on your board. If it doesn’t do
what you expected, it’s time to have a closer look at your source code to see what
you did wrong.
Then open myprog.lst in Notepad to examine where the errors have occurred.