Error when exporting and testing ASM

Subnetics

New member
Hello everyone,

Im new to the world of NES maker and get an error when I try to export and test my asm.

This is the error I get;

'\\Mac\Home\Desktop\NES Maker\NESmaker_4_5_9\NESmaker_4_5_x\GameEngineData'
CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory.
UNC paths are not supported. Defaulting to Windows directory.

C:\Windows>asm6 MainASM.nes game.nes demo.txt
'asm6' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

I am using NES maker on a 2011 Mac running Catalina 10.15.7 using the Parallels Desktop software.

Hopefully someone can help, thank you in advance :)
 

mouse spirit

Well-known member
Says UNC paths are not supported, and so it went to the most basic directory to search for that file.
I'm not sure what UNC means but try researching that term until someone maybe comes by and knows what's up.

I'm guessing because it's a Mac and the virtual machines.
 

Subnetics

New member
Says UNC paths are not supported, and so it went to the most basic directory to search for that file.
I'm not sure what UNC means but try researching that term until someone maybe comes by and knows what's up.

I'm guessing because it's a Mac and the virtual machines.

I've had a little look and I think you are right.

I think the error is where NESmaker is installed on the MAC hard drive rather than the Windows C: drive.

I can't seem to find a solution to this problem/challenge, but strongly believe it to be the way that the parallels virtual machine is setup.
 

dale_coop

Moderator
Staff member
I use a Mac and NESmaker via Parallels desktop, too.
In my virtual Windows, I created a "map network drive", I closed a letter I like ("Z:") and mapped to the (UNC) home folder.
I can use NESmaker directly from my Z: drive.
(from then, you can also do a right click on the nesmaker folder , chose "send to" the desktop to create a shortcut ;))
 

Subnetics

New member
I use a Mac and NESmaker via Parallels desktop, too.
In my virtual Windows, I created a "map network drive", I closed a letter I like ("Z:") and mapped to the (UNC) home folder.
I can use NESmaker directly from my Z: drive.
(from then, you can also do a right click on the nesmaker folder , chose "send to" the desktop to create a shortcut ;))
Thank you for the reply;

I have managed to get passed the error by relocating the NESmaker folder into the C: drive, but I now get the error "MainASM.asm(2): Can't open file."

The green screen loads in the emulator again. Has anyone got any ideas on how to fix this?


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dale_coop

Moderator
Staff member
Looks like you haven't copy/pasted all the files on your C: ?... or you are making a new project and forgot to chose a starting module. :unsure:
 
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