Waterbear is an assembler for the Dreamcast VMU. It can be used either as a library or as a command-line program.
The documentation for waterbear can be viewed here.
To assemble a file, use the
waterbear assemble command:
waterbear assemble example.s -o example.vms
For help, run
% waterbear help waterbear 0.18.0 Assembler for the Dreamcast VMU USAGE: waterbear [SUBCOMMAND] FLAGS: -h, --help Prints help information -V, --version Prints version information SUBCOMMANDS: assemble Assembler for the Dreamcast VMU disassemble Disassembler for the Dreamcast VMU help Prints this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)
help command can be used on subcommands as well:
% waterbear help assemble waterbear.exe-assemble Assembler for the Dreamcast VMU USAGE: waterbear.exe assemble <INPUT> --output <OUTPUT> FLAGS: -h, --help Prints help information -V, --version Prints version information OPTIONS: -o, --output <OUTPUT> Output file ARGS: <INPUT> Sets the input file to assemble
Make sure you have Rust/Cargo installed: https://rustup.rs/
Ensure you have the latest version of Rust:
$ rustup update stable
Build using Cargo:
$ cargo build --release
These are people who have either directly or indirectly helped with the development of waterbear.
|Falco Girgis||ElysianVMU - VMU Emulator|
|Kresna Susila||VMU assembly programmer/game developer|
|Marcus Comstedt||Author of the aslc86k assembler, softvms emulator, hardware documentation, and tetris VMU game|
|John Maushammer||Author of the lcdis disassembler|
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