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A C64 game - Step 19

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Nothing really new this time, just constant use of existing parts. A new enemy, some sort of mummy, which slowly walks back and forth. And takes a few more hits than the bats.

It's a new behaviour added to the table and some extra code that checks for gaps before walking.

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Adding the enemy itself is nothing more than adding new entries to the existing tables
 

;object type constants
TYPE_PLAYER = 1
TYPE_BAT_LR = 2
TYPE_BAT_UD = 3
TYPE_BAT_8 = 4
TYPE_MUMMY = 5

ENEMY_BEHAVIOUR_TABLE_LO
          !byte <PlayerControl
          !byte <BehaviourBatLR
          !byte <BehaviourBatUD
          !byte <BehaviourBat8
          !byte <BehaviourMummy
          
ENEMY_BEHAVIOUR_TABLE_HI
          !byte >PlayerControl
          !byte >BehaviourBatLR
          !byte >BehaviourBatUD
          !byte >BehaviourBat8
          !byte >BehaviourMummy
          
IS_TYPE_ENEMY
          !byte 0 ;dummy entry for inactive object
          !byte 0 ;player
          !byte 1 ;bat_lr
          !byte 1 ;bat_ud
          !byte 1 ;bat 8
          !byte 1 ;mummy
          
TYPE_START_SPRITE
          !byte 0 ;dummy entry for inactive object
          !byte SPRITE_PLAYER_STAND_R
          !byte SPRITE_BAT_1
          !byte SPRITE_BAT_1
          !byte SPRITE_BAT_2
          !byte SPRITE_MUMMY_R_1
          
TYPE_START_COLOR
          !byte 0
          !byte 10
          !byte 3
          !byte 3
          !byte 8
          !byte 1
          
TYPE_START_MULTICOLOR
          !byte 0
          !byte 1
          !byte 0
          !byte 0
          !byte 0
          !byte 0
          
TYPE_START_HP
          !byte 0
          !byte 1
          !byte 5
          !byte 5
          !byte 5
          !byte 10

 

The behaviour code looks quite simple, as most of the new code is inside subroutines ObjectWalkLeft/ObjectWalkRight.

;------------------------------------------------------------
;simply walk left/right, do not fall off
;------------------------------------------------------------
!zone BehaviourMummy
BehaviourMummy
          lda DELAYED_GENERIC_COUNTER
          and #$3
          beq .MovementUpdate
          rts
          
.MovementUpdate
          inc SPRITE_MOVE_POS,x
          lda SPRITE_MOVE_POS,x
          and #$7
          sta SPRITE_MOVE_POS,x
          cmp #4
          bpl .CanMove
          rts
          
.CanMove
          lda SPRITE_DIRECTION,x
          beq .MoveRight
          
          ;move left
          jsr ObjectWalkLeft
          beq .ToggleDirection
          
          rts
          
.MoveRight
          jsr ObjectWalkRight
          beq .ToggleDirection
          rts
          
.ToggleDirection
          lda SPRITE_DIRECTION,x
          eor #1
          sta SPRITE_DIRECTION,x
          rts

 

The new subroutines are a more complex version of ObjectMoveLeft/ObjectMoveRight. They add a new check, so the enemy only walks forward, if it's not blocked and there is no gap in the floor in front:
 

;------------------------------------------------------------
;walk object right if not blocked, do not fall off
;x = object index
;------------------------------------------------------------
!zone ObjectWalkRight
ObjectWalkRight
          lda SPRITE_CHAR_POS_X_DELTA,x
          beq .CheckCanMoveRight
          
.CanMoveRight
          inc SPRITE_CHAR_POS_X_DELTA,x
          lda SPRITE_CHAR_POS_X_DELTA,x
          cmp #8
          bne .NoCharStep
          
          lda #0
          sta SPRITE_CHAR_POS_X_DELTA,x
          inc SPRITE_CHAR_POS_X,x
          
.NoCharStep
          jsr MoveSpriteRight
          lda #1
          rts
          
.CheckCanMoveRight
          ldy SPRITE_CHAR_POS_Y,x
          iny
          lda SCREEN_LINE_OFFSET_TABLE_LO,y
          sta ZEROPAGE_POINTER_1
          lda SCREEN_BACK_LINE_OFFSET_TABLE_HI,y
          sta ZEROPAGE_POINTER_1 + 1
          ldy SPRITE_CHAR_POS_X,x
          iny
          lda (ZEROPAGE_POINTER_1),y
          jsr IsCharBlockingFall
          beq .BlockedRight
          
          ldy SPRITE_CHAR_POS_Y,x
          dey
          lda SCREEN_LINE_OFFSET_TABLE_LO,y
          sta ZEROPAGE_POINTER_1
          lda SCREEN_BACK_LINE_OFFSET_TABLE_HI,y
          sta ZEROPAGE_POINTER_1 + 1
          ldy SPRITE_CHAR_POS_X,x
          iny
          lda (ZEROPAGE_POINTER_1),y
          jsr IsCharBlocking
          bne .BlockedRight
          tya
          clc
          adc #40
          tay
          lda (ZEROPAGE_POINTER_1),y
          jsr IsCharBlocking
          bne .BlockedRight
          jmp .CanMoveRight
          
.BlockedRight
          lda #0
          rts

 

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