Routines
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26513: Write a single character on a blackboard
Used by the routine at 26752. Returns with the zero flag set if the end of the message has been reached.
Input
H Number of the character writing on the board (200-204, 206)
26513 CALL 26318 A=ASCII code of the next character from the message being written
This entry point is used by the routine at 24175 when ERIC's writing on a board.
26516 LD C,A C=ASCII code of the next character from the message being written
26517 CALL 26453 Collect information about the blackboard
26520 LD A,C
26521 LD C,B Point BC at the blackboard's buffer (32596, 32602, 32608, 32614 or 32620)
26522 LD B,127
26524 AND A Have we reached the end of the message?
26525 JR NZ,26531 Jump if not
26527 DEC A A=255
26528 LD (BC),A Set the first byte of the blackboard's buffer to 255 if the message is finished, or the the pixel column number for the next letter to be written otherwise
26529 INC A Set the zero flag if the end of the message has been reached
26530 RET
We haven't reached the end of the message yet. Examine the next character to be written.
26531 CP 2 Character code 2 is newline
26533 JR NZ,26539 Jump unless we're starting a new line
26535 LD A,64 This is the pixel column number of the start of the bottom line of the blackboard
26537 JR 26528
The next character to be written is printable (as opposed to newline).
26539 PUSH HL Save the character number (in H) for now
26540 LD L,A Place the ASCII code of the character to be written in L
26541 LD H,215 Now (HL)=bit width of this character
26543 LD A,(BC) A=current pixel column number on the blackboard
26544 AND 63 Set the carry flag if there's not enough room on the current line to print the next character (plus one blank pixel column)
26548 SCF
26550 LD A,(BC) A=current pixel column number on the blackboard
26551 JR NC,26557 Jump if there's enough room on the current line for the character
26553 CPL Otherwise move to the other line of the blackboard by setting the current pixel column number to 0 or 64 as appropriate
26554 AND 64
26556 LD (BC),A
26557 RRCA Divide the pixel column number by 8 to get the corresponding character square number (0-7); also keep bit 3 for now to check which line of the board we're on
26558 RRCA
26559 RRCA
26560 AND 15
26562 CP 8 Are we on the top line of the board?
26564 JR C,26569 Jump if so (A=0-7)
26566 INC D D=4 or 9 (y-coordinate of the bottom line of the board)
26567 AND 7 A=0-7
26569 ADD A,E E=x-coordinate of the blackboard tile on which the next character will be written
26570 LD E,A
26571 CALL 26380 Update the SRB for this blackboard
26574 LD A,(BC) A=current pixel column number on the blackboard
26575 AND 7 Modify the RES n,(HL) instruction at 26609 below to reset the appropriate bit for the current pixel column
26580 CPL
26581 SUB 65
26583 LD (26610),A
26586 LD A,(BC) A=current pixel column number on the blackboard
26587 ADD A,(HL) Add the bit-width of character to be written
26588 INC A Add 1 to make a blank vertical pixel line after the character to be written
26589 LD (BC),A Set the pixel column number for the next character to be written
26590 LD C,(HL) C=bit-width of the character to be written
26591 EX DE,HL Now DE points at the bitmap data for the character to be written on the board, and HL holds the coordinates of the blackboard tile on which the character will be written
26592 LD A,H A=blackboard tile y-coordinate
26593 LD H,181 Pick up the Q value (0<=Q<=143) for the blackboard tile from page 181 in L (see 24684)
26595 LD L,(HL)
26596 ADD A,160 Collect the LSB of the base address of the skool UDG for the blackboard tile in L
26598 LD H,A
26599 LD L,(HL)
26600 LD H,128 The base page for all blackboard tile UDGs is 128
26602 INC D Point DE at the next pixel column of bitmap data for the character to be written
26603 LD A,(DE) Pick this up in A
26604 LD B,8 8 horizontal pixel lines in each character square
26606 RLCA Should a bit of chalk appear here?
26607 JR NC,26611 Jump if not
26609 RES 7,(HL) Reset the appropriate bit in the skool UDG for the blackboard tile, thus making a bit of chalk appear; this instruction is modified by this routine to reset the required bit
26611 INC H Next row of the blackboard tile UDG
26612 DJNZ 26606 Jump back until all 8 rows are done
26614 LD A,(26610) Change the RES n,(HL) instruction at 26609 above to RES n-1,(HL) if n>0, or RES 7,(HL) if n=0
26617 OR 64
26619 SUB 8
26621 AND 191
26623 LD (26610),A
26626 CP 190 Did we just draw the rightmost vertical pixel line in the current blackboard tile?
26628 JR NZ,26631 Jump if so
26630 INC L Set L to the LSB of the base address of the skool UDG for the next blackboard tile to the right
26631 DEC C Next pixel column of the character bitmap
26632 JR NZ,26600 Jump back to do the remaining pixel columns
26634 INC C Reset the zero flag (the message is not finished yet)
26635 POP HL Restore the character number to H
26636 RET
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