Error Help SimpleIDE


I recently installed the Simple IDE on Windows 10. I also installed the latest drivers and libraries. However, I am getting this error:

Project Directory: C:/Users/nicko/Documents/SimpleIDE/My Projects/

SimpleIDE Version 1.1.0
C:/Users/nicko/Documents/SimpleIDE/Learn/Simple Libraries/
C:/Users/nicko/Documents/SimpleIDE/ Updated on: 2017-02-10

propeller-elf-gcc.exe -v GCC 4.6.1 (propellergcc_v1_0_0_2408)
propeller-elf-c++ -I . -L . -o cmm/Blank Simple C++ Project.elf -Os -mcmm -m32bit-doubles -fno-exceptions -fno-rtti Blank Simple C++ Project.cpp -ltiny -ltiny -ltiny
propeller-load -s cmm/Blank Simple C++ Project.elf
propeller-elf-objdump -h cmm/Blank Simple C++ Project.elf
Done. Build Succeeded!

proploader.exe -r -I C:/Program Files (x86)/SimpleIDE/bin/../propeller-gcc/propeller-load/ -b activityboard -p COM4 cmm/Blank Simple C++ Project.elf
Opening file 'cmm/Blank Simple C++ Project.elf'
ERROR: Download failed: -1

Opening file 'cmm/Blank Simple C++ Project.elf'
ERROR: Download failed: -1

I cannot figure out how to fix it or cant find any info online. If you could help I would greatly appreciate it. I am using a Propeller Activity Board by the way.




  • 4 Comments sorted by Date Added Votes
  • Looks like your program compiled OK but could not be downloaded to the propeller. Is the Propeller connected to comm4?
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  • Chris SavageChris Savage Parallax Engineering Posts: 14,405
    I have found this error when the COM Port is set to the default of COM1 rather than the correct port. Seems somehow the error being returned is incorrect. It appears as a file error when it is actually a "No Propeller Chip Found" error. I have reported this internally.
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  • I just had a similar situation while testing the Parallax WiFi SIM module, I am using SimpleIDE 1.1.0 on a Windows 7 system.

    In my case, in the build status, it shows the wifi port is connected, but I get the two download ERRORS. I guess it should of showed its normal cannot find Propeller chip notification.

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