Re: [cc65] TGI User Contribution Updates

From: Greg King <>
Date: 2011-05-24 18:23:24
From: "Karri Kaksonen"; on Fri., May 13, 2011; at 02:10 AM -0400
> On 13.05.2011 02:06, Greg King wrote:
> >
> > I have created a beta-test port of the 3D Maze game
> > for Atari Lynx emulators (Handy, Mednafen).
> >
> >
> >
> > The text at the beginning and the end is printed by CONIO'S
> > cprintf().  Use the joypad to move through the maze.  Button A
> > leaves the maze.  The "flip" option will invert the screen and
> > joypad while you are in the maze.  The "reset" option will make
> > a new maze when you are at the end-screen.
> That is good news. :)  The code works well on Mednafen.
> I am very curious about how to make the source portable enough to
> support all targets.

I didn't need to do much.

The graphics already is portable.  It is just a group of straight lines.
And, the size of the walls is adjusted to the resolution of the TGI

The two main adjustments that I did are that I reformatted the text to
fit the smallest screen (which is the Lynx's 20 columns by 12 rows).
And, I put a new function in between cgetc() and the exploration
function.  GetMove() calls cgetc().  If something was typed, then it is
returned.  Otherwise, joy_read() is called.  Joystick/joypad directions
are translated into the equivalent keyboard characters, and returned.

(And, of course, the Atmos and Lynx platforms install, instead of load,
the two drivers.)

> Have you already checked in the conio cprintf() support for the Lynx?

No.  I need to submit some "foundation" files first.  New LD65
configuration files and headers will export/import the location of the
screen.  It will allow us to move the screen, at link time, if we need
to use high RAM for something else.

By the way, I redesigned those configuration files, in order to make it
easier to build cartridge directories.  Each file that goes into a
cartridge can create its own entry -- independently of all other
entries!  I wrote a macro file, "asminc/", that
defines the entry and exports a label to its location.  Currently, it
exports the actual cartridge address (because it's more efficient); but,
there is (commentted out) code that could export an index number.

Here is something to whet your appetite.
This is how the Klondike game in your Solitare cart. could "publish" its

; klondikedir.s
; Create a cart. directory entry for a file.
; 2009-12-09, Greg King

    .include    ""

; Directory entry -- for the file that we want to load.
    ProgEntry   "KLONDIKE"

; The file that we want to load.
    .include    "klondike.s"

The "KLONDIKE" above is the prefix of the game's segment-names in the
cart.'s configuration file.  And, "klondike.s" is the output from the
compiler.  ProgEntry exports the label "_KLONDIKE_FILE".  The resident
dispatcher can import it as either

extern CartDirEntry_t KLONDIKE_FILE;


extern CartDirEntry_t KLONDIKE_FILE[];

Then, that overlay can be loaded by


My scheme isn't quite as automatic as you had hoped is possible;
but, it comes close.  We won't care about the actual values.  We could
re-arrange a cart. without needing to change the source code.

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