This tutorial will (hopefully) get you going with SMS (actually, Master System or Game Gear) programming, from setting up your IDE and assembler, to debugging, to getting a working program.
The lessons are linked below:
- Downloading stuff
- Setting it up
- “Hello world!” explained in full
- A text scroller
- Good practices
- 22/7/2010 Hello World fixed
I had broken the first “Hello World!” demo code! And it only took 10 months for someone to notice. Good to know my work isn’t for nothing...
- 17/9/2009 Lesson 1 re-re-completed
I wrote the last few extra pages explaining the various bits of VDP data (beyond the “mysterious blobs” in Lesson 1).
- 13/9/2009 Lesson 1 re-completed, highlighter updated
I finished the conversion of lesson 1 (mostly); the later parts are substantially rewritten, to simplify the first cut, make the enhancements more exciting and to explain some things in more detail. I also updated the ConTEXT highlighter to match the current version of WLA DX - the old one was missing quite a few directives and their parameters.