Routines
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63BE: Make a character go to a location
Used by command lists 0x80, 0x82, 0x84, 0x86, 0x88, 0x8C, 0x8E, 0x90, 0x92, 0x94, 0x96, 0x98, 0x9A, 0x9C, 0x9E, 0xA0, 0xA2, 0xA4, 0xA6, 0xA8, 0xAA, 0xAC, 0xAE, 0xB0, 0xB2, 0xB4, 0xB8, 0xBA, 0xBC, 0xBE, 0xC0, 0xC6, 0xC8, 0xCA, 0xD0, 0xD4, 0xD6, 0xD8, 0xDA and 0xDE to make a character go to a specified place.
Input
H Character number (0x98-0xA9)
L 0x7A
63BE LD A,(HL) Reset bits 5 and 6 of byte 0x7A of the character's buffer, indicating that he should no longer walk fast or slow continuously (if he was doing so)
63BF AND \$9F
63C1 LD (HL),A
63C2 LD L,\$65 Get the destination y-coordinate from the command list and place it in byte 0x65 of the character's buffer
63C4 CALL \$618C
63C7 LD (HL),A
63C8 INC L Get the destination x-coordinate from the command list and place it in byte 0x66 of the character's buffer
63C9 CALL \$618C
63CC LD (HL),A
This entry point is used by the routines at 69E7 and 6A82.
63CD NOP
63CE CALL \$6CF0 Make the character stand up if he's not already
The address of this entry point is placed into bytes 0x63 and 0x64 of the character's buffer (by the routine at 6CF0, called above, and by the routine at 69E7) so that we return here after the character has stood up.
63D1 LD L,\$61 Collect the character's x- and y-coordinates in E and D
63D3 LD D,(HL)
63D4 INC L
63D5 LD E,(HL)
63D6 LD L,\$65 Bytes 0x65 and 0x66 of the character's buffer contain the destination coordinates
63D8 LD BC,\$633C Point BC at 633C (guide character to intermediate destination)
63DB LD A,D A=character's y-coordinate
63DC CP (HL) Is the character on the same floor as his destination?
63DD JP Z,\$6496 Jump if so
63E0 CP \$9B Is the character on the top floor?
63E2 JP Z,\$645F Jump if so
63E5 CP \$A9 Is the character on the bottom floor?
63E7 JP Z,\$6464 Jump if so
The character is on the middle floor and is destined for another floor.
63EA LD A,(HL) A=y-coordinate of destination
63EB CP \$A9 Set the zero flag if the character is going to the bottom floor
63ED LD A,\$26 This is the x-coordinate of the wall between the White and Exam Rooms
63EF JR NZ,\$6427 Jump if the character is going to the top floor
This entry point is used by the routine at 645F with A=57 (the x-coordinate of the wall between the Map and Reading Rooms).
63F1 CP E E holds the character's x-coordinate
63F2 LD A,\$0C This is the x-coordinate of the tops of the staircases at the left of the skool
63F4 JR NC,\$63F8 Jump if the character is to the left of the wall whose x-coordinate (38 or 57) was in A
This entry point is used by the routine at 6496 when the character is on the right-middle or right-top floor and needs to go down the stairs to get to his destination.
63F6 LD A,\$4D This is the x-coordinate of the tops of the staircases at the right of the skool
This entry point is used by the routine at 6496 with A=12 (the x-coordinate of the tops of the staircases at the left of the skool) when the character is on the left-middle or left-top floors and needs to go down the stairs to get to his destination.
63F8 CP E Is the character at the top of the stairs he needs to descend?
63F9 JR NZ,\$641B Jump if not
63FB LD L,\$60 Byte 0x60 of the character's buffer holds his animatory state
63FD BIT 0,(HL) Is the character midstride (about to descend)?
63FF JR NZ,\$641B Jump if so
6401 CP \$30 Is the target staircase on the right of the skool?
6403 JR NC,\$640B Jump if so
6405 BIT 7,(HL) Is the character facing left?
6407 JR Z,\$640F Jump if so
6409 JR \$6417
The character must go to the top of a staircase at the right of the skool.
640B BIT 7,(HL) Is the character facing left?
640D JR Z,\$6417 Jump if so
This entry point is used by the routine at 6464.
640F CALL \$6214 Update the SRB for the character's current location
6412 XOR \$80 Turn the character round
6414 JP \$61B0 Update the character's animatory state and location and update the SRB
6417 LD C,\$90 BC=6390 (guide character down stairs)
This entry point is used by the routine at 6464.
6419 LD A,\$0F Going up or down a staircase entails 15 movements
This entry point is used by the routines at 6464 and 6496.
641B LD L,\$69 Place the interruptible subcommand routine address in BC (633C, 638C or 6390) into bytes 0x69 and 0x6A of the character's buffer
641D LD (HL),C
641E INC L
641F LD (HL),B
6420 INC L Byte 0x6B will contain either (a) the x-coordinate of the next intermediate destination (i.e. the final destination itself, or the top or bottom of the next staircase the character must negotiate first) (BC=633C), or (b) 15, that being the number of movements required to ascend or descend a staircase (BC=638C or 6390)
6421 LD (HL),A
6422 INC L Initialise byte 0x6C to 9; this ensures that the routine at 633C will move the character at most 9 paces towards the destination before relinquishing control (and thus giving the routine at 6226 a chance to check whether the command list should be restarted, e.g. for a new lesson)
6423 LD (HL),\$09
6425 PUSH BC Make an indirect jump to 633C, 638C or 6390
6426 RET
The character is on the middle floor but is destined for the top floor. At this point A=38 (the x-coordinate of the wall between the White and Exam Rooms).
6427 INC L Point HL at the destination x-coordinate
6428 CP E
6429 LD A,\$39 This is the x-coordinate of the wall between the Map and Reading Rooms
642B JR NC,\$6443 Jump if the character is to the left of the White Room wall
642D CP (HL) (HL) holds the destination x-coordinate
642E LD A,\$46 This is the x-coordinate of the bottoms of the staircases at the right of the skool
6430 JR NC,\$63F6 Jump if the destination is to the left of the Map Room wall
6432 CP E Is the character at the bottom of the staircase just outside the Exam Room?
6433 JR NZ,\$641B Jump if not (to send the character there)
6435 LD L,\$60 Byte 0x60 of the character's buffer holds his animatory state
6437 BIT 0,(HL) Is the character midstride?
6439 JR NZ,\$641B Jump if so (to finish the stride)
643B BIT 7,(HL) Is the character facing left?
643D JR Z,\$640F Jump if so (to turn the character round)
643F LD C,\$8C BC=638C (guide character up stairs)
6441 JR \$6419
The character is on the middle floor to the left of the White Room wall, and is destined for the top floor. At this point A=57 (the x-coordinate of the wall between the Map and Reading Rooms).
6443 CP (HL) (HL) holds the destination x-coordinate
6444 LD A,\$0C This is the x-coordinate of the tops of the staircases at the left of the skool
6446 JR C,\$63F8 Jump if the destination is to the right of the Map Room wall
6448 LD A,\$13 This is the x-coordinate of the bottoms of the staircases at the left of the skool
644A CP E Is the character at the bottom of the staircase just outside the White Room?
644B JR NZ,\$641B Jump if not (to send the character there)
644D LD L,\$60 Byte 0x60 of the character's buffer holds his animatory state
644F BIT 0,(HL) Is the character midstride?
6451 JR NZ,\$641B Jump if so (to finish the stride)
6453 BIT 7,(HL) Is the character facing right?
6455 JR NZ,\$640F Jump if so (to turn the character round)
6457 LD C,\$8C BC=638C (guide character up stairs)
6459 JR \$6419
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