program creates an object file from an
assembly source file. Its arguments are as follows:
- Change the two characters used for binary constants. The
defaults are 01.
- Add string symbol to the compiled source code. This is
equivalent to name
“value” in code. If a value
is not specified, a value of 1 is given.
- Export all labels, including unreferenced and local
- Change the four characters used for binary constants. The
defaults are 0123.
- By default, rgbasm inserts a
‘nop’ instruction immediately after any ‘halt’
instruction. The -h option disables this
- Add an include path.
- Disable the optimization that turns loads of the form
LD [$FF00+n8],A into the opcode
LDH [$FF00+n8],A in order to have full
control of the result in the final ROM.
- Print make(1) dependencies to
- Write an object file to the given filename.
- When padding an image, pad with this value. The default is
- Print the version of the program and exit.
- Be verbose.
- Disable warning output.
Assembling a basic source file is simple:
$ rgbasm -o bar.o foo.asm
The resulting object file is not yet a usable ROM image — it must first
be run through rgblink(1)
was originally written by Carsten
Sørensen as part of the ASMotor package, and was later packaged in
RGBDS by Justin Lloyd. It is now maintained by a number of contributors at