Name: [1836] Neil Dickson
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Assembly Language Tutorial: Episode 2: Images, Flags, and Functions [ID:893] (3/7)

in series: Assembly Language Tutorial

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This video explains how image buffers are structured, how the condition flags are used, and then we draw a rectangle into our image.

To show some of the thought process, the implementation part of the video doesn't skip right to the final version, but rather shows some progression from a single hardcoded function to multiple functions. It's quite long in order to do this, but hopefully it's worth it.

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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I have learned a lot in a short amount of time. Thanks for making these.

14. clearance mbt shoes Sat, 08 May 2010 12:14

Good intentions and some value. However my honest opinion is that I think it gets too advanced for beginners. Would be a good companion to some text tutorials or references. Also comes across as too abstract with no direct association or connections with mainstream computing.

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Great work! These tutorials are great.

12. anonymous Sat, 12 Dec 2009 15:55

Hi, thank you for these videos. I really appreciate that you've taken the time to make them. I have to admit, however, that I am having a horrible time figuring out what you're trying to teach me, but I think I'm getting maybe 30 to 40% of it. I might have to watch it over again and maybe I'll understand more the second time around.


11. anonymous Sun, 15 Nov 2009 02:36

You're a great, these video tutorial are more than interesting!

Keep up your good job

Thank you indeed!

10. anonymous Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:22

awesome tutorial

9. anonymous Mon, 08 Jun 2009 11:27

I've been looking for a hands-on tutorial on assembly for a long time. Though your first 3 videos are very interesting, they don't exactly show what a complete working assembly source code looks like, nor how to compile and link using the suggested MASM32. I usually work with console interfaces when coding so I'd like to know the core way to do it.

Thanks again for these great tutorials. I'll keep watching.

8. anonymous Tue, 05 May 2009 10:21

Very nice. Thank you for taking the time to share these

7. anonymous Sun, 03 May 2009 01:43

thank you very much for making this!!! really helpful! right now im a complete programming noob but ill keep working on it.

6. anonymous Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:02

make more videos

5. anonymous Mon, 09 Feb 2009 15:33

Beautiful videos. I never understood assembly language before this. Thank you very, very, very, very much. Keep 'em coming.

4. anonymous Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:10

Thank you for your effort, and please make more on this subject!


Hi everyone! Sorry about not having the next video up yet. I've been busy with courses, but hopefully by the end of December I'll have the next one posted.

Cheers! :)

Great video as always

Brilliant stuff! The effort that went into it is very apparent and for such a technical subject the tutorial is quite painless. I'm really enjoying this series - keep up the good work.

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