Next window will show a summary of the new project... its just an info so I will not post this picture here.
Select Finish to continue.
In following window all sources will be included, it take only a few secs and all .v file symbol should have a green check.
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Select Ok when everything is right (green
) to finish this step.Now you should see the main window of ISE:
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I will base upon this window because its too much upload for only little changes.
On the upper left you will find all the project sources and sub-sources (+). First we let them right there and take care of some necessary settings.
Select projects "top module" in the upper left part - as visual in the picture above.
Click "Create Programming File" with right mouse bottom in the lower left part. Then select "Properties..."
The following window will show up and you have to check-on this black bordered function for .bin file creation.:
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Select OK to ack.
Now all basic settings are done and you can start of compiling the sources into .bin file. It will be named as the project is, so you will find some Minimig1.bin
in the sources path. There are also many other "Minimig1.xxx" files too, dont worry about them right now.
If you start any other new project, the resulting "MyProject.bin" file always has to be named "Minimig1.bin" to be used on sd-card for Minimig bootup sequence. The PIC chip will only search for this file name!To start compiling process you have to right click "Generate Programming File" again and select "Return" or "Return All".
If available you can also choose "Run" but this is a special recompiling case and will be unavailable right now.
Now this lightblue "route forms" should rotate. Sometimes they all do and sometimes only one after another (ISE is a complex thing
Once its finished, depending on your computers speed, you will have your own compiled Minimig core on harddrive!
PS: ignore all warnings during compiling time. Also ignore a yellow "!" sign on the left side of "Create Programming File". Only Error's are importand, compiling process will stop right there and point out some error message.
But everything else will do just fine.
I hope it was understandable and will work for your benefit.
If I missed something or any kind of error/problem will occur, feel free to ask about it.
At first I also needed help to handle this software and it took me 1-2 days to find out how to get this .bin file out.
Good luck and yes happiness does make sense