OK well, the error above seems to have been due to usb driver issues on effing-windows. Past that, now I'm getting this:
> Reading PROGRAM MEMORY area...
Error : Cannot communicate with the device !
Check the SWIM cable connection and check all the needed pin connections on the SWIM connector.
If the application code uses Swim Disable and Reset pin as Output or has disabled SWIM Clock Divider:
Try Now to SWITCH OFF and ON the application Power Supply while NRST Reset pin is forced low.
Error : < PROGRAM MEMORY reading failed.
This is the st-link I'm using:
https://www.amazon.com/DAOKI-ST-Link-Pr ... link&psc=1
Double checked the pinout, it seems correct. Except... VCC... split and connect at 2 points? What 2 points?