TURBO ASSEMBLER 4.0
This file contains details on how to install the TASM 4.0 upgrade package.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1 System requirements
SECTION 2 Installing the TASM 4.0 upgrade
SECTION 3 Modifications the Install program makes to
SECTION 4 Using TASM from Windows
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= NOTE = The INSTALL.TXT file that comes with Borland C++ 4.0 contains
valuable information that has not been reproduced here. If you are
experiencing problems installing or running this product, refer to
INSTALL.TXT for help.
SECTION -1- SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Before you install TASM 4.0, make sure your system meets the minimum
system requirements as listed below:
4 MB Extended Memory
80386 processor or higher
DOS 4.01 or later
Windows 3.1 or later
Approximately 2 MB hard disk space
Borland C++ 4.0 (already installed)
IF YOUR SYSTEM DOES NOT MEET THESE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, YOU WILL NOT
BE ABLE TO INSTALL AND RUN TASM 4.0.
= NOTE = You must have Borland C++ 4.0 installed on your system before
you can install the the TASM 4.0 upgrade>
SECTION -2- INSTALLING THE TASM 4.0 UPGRADE
= NOTE = It is highly recommended that you boot your system with a
clean configuration before installing TASM 4.0. Booting with a clean
CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT eliminates potential software conflicts
that might arise during installation. For instructions of booting clean,
refer to Borland C++ 4.0 INSTALL.TXT file.
1. Insert the TASM 4.0 installation disk into drive A or B.
2. If you are at the DOS prompt type WIN A:INSTALL (or WIN B:INSTALL)
and press ENTER. If you are in Windows choose File|Run from the
Program Manager and type:
3. Choose Installation Options from the install menu to set up your
Working, Windows, and Borland C++ 4.0 directories.
If you select the Create Turbo Assembler Group option, the
installation program will create a Turbo Assembler group in
Windows that contains the Turbo Assembler Help icon (refer
to Section 4 for details on this icon).
The "Customize Hard Disk Installation" button allows you to
customize the installation of TASM 4.0.
The "Available" section is the amount of KB you currently have
available on the drive specified as the Destination Directory.
4. Choose INSTALL to begin the TASM installation. If any problems
arise during the installation, make a note of any error messages
and refer to the Borland C++ 4.0 INSTALL.TXT file for help.
SECTION -3- MODIFICATIONS THE INSTALL PROGRAM MAKES TO YOUR SYSTEM
This section describes the files that are added by the install
program to your BC4 directory.
1) Files that are added to the BIN directory:
2) Files that are added to the DOC directory:
3) The TASM package contains several example assembly programs.
Each example program is placed in a directory off of the
\BC4\EXAMPLES directory. The following list details the
directories and example programs that are part of the
TASM 4.0 package:
Directory Description of example
ALIASDOS A DOS program that uses the new ALIAS directive.
ALIASWIN A Windows program that uses the ALIAS directive.
CPUID A example that uses the new Pentium CPUID instruction.
The example detects Pentium and other CPU types.
FILT Example text filter program that performs character
formatting and translation routines.
HEAP Contains object-oriented memory management routines.
SHOW87 A TSR program that displays information
concerning the status of the coprocessor.
USRGUIDE Contains the example programs from the
Borland Assembler User's Guide.
WAP A Windows program written entirely in assembler.
WAP32 A 32-bit Windows program written in assembler.
WHEREIS Assembler source code for the WHEREIS program.
SECTION -4- USING TASM FROM WINDOWS
The TASM installation creates a TASM 4.0 group in the Windows
Program Manager if you instructed it to do so. However, the
installation program does not create Windows PIF files to run TASM
(the only icon created by the installation is the TASM Reference icon).
TASM.EXE and all other 16-bit executable tools can be run through
a regular Windows DOS box.
To run TASM32 from a Windows DOS box, you need to use an icon created
with a PIF file. You can use the PIF file B32TOOLS.PIF (located in the
BC4\BIN directory) to run the 32-bit tools from a Windows DOS box. This PIF
file references COMMAND.COM. When you double click the icon, a DOS box
actives, and you can run TASM32.EXE and TLINK32.EXE.
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