Routines 
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61696  LD A,(32736)  32736 holds the current lesson descriptor  
61699  AND 240  Keep only the teacheridentifying bits and shift them into bits 03  
61701  RLCA  
61702  RLCA  
61703  RLCA  
61704  RLCA  
61705  ADD A,199  Now A=character number of the teacher taking ERIC's class (201203)  
61707  CP H  Is this teacher conducting ERIC's class?  
61708  JR Z,61760  Jump if so  
This teacher is not conducting ERIC's class, so he has it easy: wipe the board, write on the board (maybe), tell the class what to do, and pace up and down.


61710  LD BC,26639  Redirect control to the routine at 26639 (wipe board) and return to 61716 (below) when done  
61713  CALL 25503  
61716  LD L,1  Point HL at byte 1 of the teacher's buffer  
61718  LD A,(HL)  A=teacher's xcoordinate  
61719  ADD A,3  A=xcoordinate of the middle of the blackboard  
61721  LD L,11  Place this in byte 11 ready for the routine at 25581  
61723  LD (HL),A  
61724  LD BC,25581  Redirect control to the routine at 25581 (walk to a location) and return to 61730 (below) when done  
61727  CALL 25503  
61730  CALL 25233  A=random number  
61733  LD BC,26752  Routine at 26752: write on board  
61736  CP 160  Should the teacher write on the board?  
61738  CALL NC,25503  If so, redirect control to the routine at 26752 and return to 61741 (below) when done  
61741  CALL 61533  Tell the class what to do  
61744  LD L,1  Point HL at byte 1 of the teacher's buffer  
61746  LD A,(HL)  A=teacher's xcoordinate  
61747  XOR 3  Now A=xcoordinate of the location 3 paces behind the teacher  
61749  LD L,11  Place this in byte 11 of the teacher's buffer, ready for the routine at 25581  
61751  LD (HL),A  
61752  LD BC,25581  Redirect control to the routine at 25581 (walk to a location) and return to 61758 (below) when done  
61755  CALL 25503  
61758  JR 61744  Make the teacher pace up (or down) again  
The teacher is taking ERIC's class. This is a far more difficult task.


61760  LD A,(32640)  Set bit 6 at 32640, indicating that ERIC should be in class now  
61763  SET 6,A  
61765  LD (32640),A  
61768  CALL 61512  Are ERIC and EINSTEIN both in class?  
61771  JR Z,61813  Jump if so  
ERIC is not in class, but EINSTEIN is. EINSTEIN must therefore grass.


61773  LD BC,61463  Routine at 61463: make EINSTEIN talk  
61776  LD E,18  18: Please Sir...ERIC is not here  
61778  CALL 25503  Make EINSTEIN grass on ERIC, and return to 61781 (below) when done  
61781  LD C,208  208=EINSTEIN  
61783  CALL 61487  Give lines to EINSTEIN (maybe)  
61786  CALL 32021  Set the zero flag if ERIC is in class  
61789  LD A,(32640)  32640 holds various game status flags  
61792  JR Z,61802  Jump if ERIC is in class  
61794  SET 7,A  Set bit 7 at 32640: the teacher's next absence reprimand should be 'STAY TILL I DISMISS YOU'  
61796  LD (32640),A  
61799  JP 61648  Go and find ERIC  
ERIC is in class now, having shown up while EINSTEIN was grassing on him for being absent.


61802  RLCA  Push bit 7 of 32640 into the carry flag  
61803  LD B,20  20: STAY TILL I DISMISS YOU  
61805  LD A,210  210=ERIC  
61807  JR C,61810  Jump if the teacher's already had to chase or give lines to ERIC for being late or leaving early  
61809  DEC B  B=19: DON'T BE LATE AGAIN  
61810  CALL 61504  Give ERIC lines  
61813  LD A,(32640)  Set bits 6 (ERIC should be in class) and 7 (the teacher's next absence reprimand should be 'STAY TILL I DISMISS YOU') at 32640  
61816  OR 192  
61818  LD (32640),A  
61821  CALL 61512  Is ERIC in class?  
61824  JR NZ,61773  Jump if not  
Now is EINSTEIN's chance to grass on ERIC for hitting him.


61826  CALL 25233  A=random number  
61829  CP 220  Should EINSTEIN tell tales?  
61831  JR C,61852  Jump if not  
61833  LD E,87  87: Please Sir...ERIC hit me  
61835  LD BC,61463  Redirect control to the routine at 61463 (make EINSTEIN talk) and return to 61841 (below) when done  
61838  CALL 25503  
61841  LD BC,25042  B=97: DON'T HIT YOUR MATES; C=210 (ERIC)  
61844  CALL 61487  Give EINSTEIN or ERIC lines  
61847  CALL 61512  Is ERIC in class?  
61850  JR NZ,61773  Jump if not  
Now is EINSTEIN's opportunity to grass on someone for writing on the blackboard. However, the opportunity is wasted, because the CALL to 26453 (at 61852 below) returns a valid blackboard ID only if the character is standing within four spaces of the left edge of the blackboard, which is not the case when the teacher is waiting for EINSTEIN to grass (teachers stand at the right edge of the blackboard for that, more than four spaces away). This is a bug.


61852  CALL 26453  Collect information about the blackboard  
61855  INC B  The intent here is to point BC at the second byte of the blackboard's buffer, which holds the character number of the person who last wrote on it; instead, BC points at 32516 if the teacher is on the top floor, or 32515 if he's on the middle floor  
61856  LD C,B  
61857  LD B,127  
61859  LD A,(BC)  Now A is supposed to hold the character number of the person who last wrote on the board; instead it holds the contents of 32515 or 32516 (bytes 3 and 4 of the SRB), which will never be 206 or 210  
61860  CP 210  Did ERIC write on the board?  
61862  JR Z,61879  Jump if so (this jump is never made)  
61864  CP 206  Or did BOY WANDER?  
61866  JR NZ,61899  Jump if not (this jump is always made)  
61868  CALL 25233  A=random number  
61871  CP 195  Should EINSTEIN blame BOY WANDER for writing on the board?  
61873  LD A,206  206=BOY WANDER  
61875  JR C,61879  Jump if so  
61877  LD A,210  Blame ERIC instead  
61879  LD (32656),A  Place the character number of the scapegoat into 32656  
61882  LD BC,61463  Routine at 61463: make EINSTEIN talk  
61885  LD E,88  88: Please Sir...[7] wrote on the board  
61887  CALL 25503  Redirect control to the routine at 61463 and return to 61890 (below) when done  
61890  LD A,(32656)  A=206 (BOY WANDER) or 210 (ERIC)  
61893  LD C,A  Copy the scapegoat's character number to C  
61894  LD B,86  86: DON'T TOUCH BLACKBOARDS  
61896  CALL 61487  Give lines to EINSTEIN, ERIC or BOY WANDER  
The next section of code makes the teacher wipe the board. Note that the teacher may already have wiped the board at this point, and therefore will not be standing at the right edge of the board (the correct location to begin wiping); this is a bug.


61899  LD BC,26639  Redirect control to the routine at 26639 (wipe board) and return to 61905 (below) when done  
61902  CALL 25503  
61905  LD L,1  Point HL at byte 1 of the teacher's buffer  
61907  LD A,(HL)  A=teacher's xcoordinate  
61908  ADD A,3  A=xcoordinate of the middle of the blackboard  
61910  LD L,11  Place this in byte 11 of the teacher's buffer, ready for the routine at 25581  
61912  LD (HL),A  
61913  LD BC,25581  Redirect control to the routine at 25581 (walk to location) and return to 61919 (below) when done  
61916  CALL 25503  
The teacher has wiped the board, and is ready to start the class.


61919  CALL 61512  Is ERIC in class?  
61922  JP NZ,61773  Jump if not  
61925  CALL 25233  A=random number  
61928  LD BC,26752  Routine at 26752: write on board  
61931  CP 184  Should the teacher write on the board?  
61933  CALL NC,25503  Redirect control to 26752 if so, and return to 61936 (below) when done  
61936  CALL 61512  Is ERIC in class?  
61939  JR NZ,61922  Jump if not  
61941  CALL 25233  A=random number  
61944  CP 232  Should this be a questionsandanswers lesson?  
61946  JR C,61972  Jump if so  
This is not going to be a questionsandanswers lesson.


61948  CALL 61533  Tell the class what to do  
61951  CALL 61512  Is ERIC in class?  
61954  JR NZ,61922  Jump if not  
61956  LD L,1  Point HL at byte 1 of the teacher's buffer  
61958  LD A,(HL)  A=teacher's xcoordinate  
61959  XOR 3  Now A=xcoordinate of location three paces behind the teacher  
61961  LD L,11  Place this in byte 11 of the teacher's buffer ready for the routine at 25581  
61963  LD (HL),A  
61964  LD BC,25581  Redirect control to the routine at 25581 (walk to location) and return to 61970 (below) when done  
61967  CALL 25503  
61970  JR 61951  Check whether ERIC's in class, then pace up (or down) again  
This is going to be a questionsandanswers lesson. Pick a questionanswer word pair, and decide which word will be in the question, and which in the answer.


61972  CALL 25233  A=random number  
61975  AND 135  Keep only bits 02 (the word pair identifier) and bit 7 (indicates which word will be in the question)  
61977  PUSH AF  Save bit 7 for now  
61978  LD C,A  
61979  LD DE,32652  Point DE at the first byte of message 10  
61982  LD A,H  Set A=160 (if the teacher is MR WITHIT), 176 (MR ROCKITT), or 192 (MR CREAK)  
61983  SUB D  
61984  ADD A,A  
61985  ADD A,A  
61986  ADD A,A  
61987  ADD A,A  
61988  OR C  Now A holds the message number of a random mountain, animal or king  
61989  LD (DE),A  Place this into 32652 (message 10)  
61990  ADD A,8  Set A to the message number of the corresponding country, habitat or date  
61992  LD E,142  Place this into 32654 (the first byte of message 11)  
61994  LD (DE),A  
61995  POP AF  Restore the random bit 7 to A  
61996  RLCA  Push it into the carry flag  
61997  SBC A,A  Set A to 73 or 75 (MR WITHIT), 77 or 79 (MR ROCKITT), 81 or 83 (MR CREAK); this is the message number for EINSTEIN's reply  
61998  ADD A,H  
61999  ADD A,H  
62000  ADD A,A  
62001  ADD A,39  
62003  LD (53259),A  Store it in byte 11 of EINSTEIN's buffer, ready for the routine at 61467  
62006  INC A  Set E to 74 or 76 (MR WITHIT), 78 or 80 (MR ROCKITT), 82 or 84 (MR CREAK); this is the message number for the teacher's question  
62007  LD E,A  
62008  LD BC,27144  Redirect control to the routine at 27144 (make character speak) and return to 62014 (below) when done  
62011  CALL 25503  
62014  LD BC,61467  Redirect control to the routine at 61467 (make EINSTEIN answer) and return to 62020 (below) when done  
62017  CALL 25503  
62020  CALL 61512  Is ERIC in class?  
62023  JR Z,61972  Jump if so  
62025  JP 61773  Otherwise make EINSTEIN grass on the absent ERIC 
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