Name: [1836] Neil Dickson
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Assembly Language Tutorial: Episode 1: Jumping in Head First [ID:863] (2/7)

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This video covers the very basics of assembly language, just enough to write a simple loop that fills an image with colour.

It is quite lengthy because a lot of information is needed to get started and understand what's going on. The basic data types and the parts of a line of code are shown. Then the instructions mov, add, and briefly cmp and jne are explained. Addressing is covered, and then the coding begins.

Coding is done using Inventor IDE, which can be downloaded at and it comes with this tutorial's base code as a sample project. A forum has been set up at to post any questions, problems, suggestions, etc.

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Very, very very good

I am trying to re-learn asm in order to reverse some things :) I think - I am sure !- that your tutorial is very stylish !

Congratulations !

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Thanks for making this video. I enjoyed it.

46. Gedrgept Mon, 12 Apr 2010 01:41

can u make videos showing assembly using visual studio?

45. marinir seo 085-635-945-40 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 10:24

Great job! I like that you are using your own IDE. I have just downloaded it and it looks great.

I want to see what is coming next.

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Mr. Dickson,

Holy cow!! ;-) That video is very good, I have a little experience in C++ programming (000000.01%) :) and your videos helps tremendously, thanks a lot.

I really appreciete your effort.

42. anonymous Mon, 04 Jan 2010 10:53

Good video. this is my first video on showmedo, so i'm not very experienced, however; this was a great start on assembler.

41. anonymous Thu, 26 Nov 2009 23:45

me i know the steps in assembly language .

40. anonymous Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:37

Just excellent is really helpful for newbie's like me

39. anonymous Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:05

I am using Alpha 5, so some of this is outdated.

I am really confused now, so I will probably need to watch this again some time.

38. anonymous Tue, 03 Nov 2009 03:58

appriciate your hardwork and the infos thanz

37. anonymous Tue, 27 Oct 2009 14:55

Thank you very much for your videos!

Your voice is easy to follow even for non-natives. :-)

Keep it going like that!

36. anonymous Fri, 02 Oct 2009 16:31

It was a good video; however, the IDE phones are too small and are very hard to read. Please them if you can.

I know yoour thinking buy glasses. Which I have.



35. anonymous Thu, 24 Sep 2009 02:20

easy enough to understand

34. anonymous Tue, 15 Sep 2009 03:36

tell me the background of assembly language

My hope is to show that many things that sound very difficult are really not too bad if you have the right tools and information. I'll be re-doing this video at some point, since it's even a slight bit easier in newer versions of Inventor. :)

Note, however, that many things are still very difficult, if only because there aren't good tools or information. On that front I'm trying to build tools and gather info that'll help make things easier, but it's slow going with just me actively working on it.

32. anonymous Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:32

I never thought it would be that easy

31. anonymous Sat, 05 Sep 2009 08:04

I saw this site on google and decided to check it out. It's a good start for beginners like me. I am yet to master the concept as outlayed in the video. I hope to get even with it soon.

Keep up the good work.

30. anonymous Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:55

Excellent Tut,

I want to suggest some thing:

each time you start the cod tut, please make a resume of what you have done before(to make newcomers integrate quickly).

Thanx Kepp Going

29. anonymous Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:22

Your voice is very strange, you tend to start your sentences a bit high pitched, thats fine, but for some reason you always end up talking at a lower volume, which can be a bit hard to hear at time. I would suggest that you move the mic a bit away, and talk louder.

great video =)

28. anonymous Tue, 04 Aug 2009 21:11

Excellent video for a beginner like me. I have now really understood the basic commands used in assembly language, and cannot wait to view the next tutorial.

One suggestion in this video would be to clarify how exactly we use the imageoutput .exe file you use, and how it actually creates the original input file, i dont see the code, that originally takes the main image .

27. anonymous Sun, 02 Aug 2009 13:13

Still hooked.

26. anonymous Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:38

I hope I can learn these before the semester begins.

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