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Market: TT151 (Cassette version)

Name: TT151 [View in context] Type: Subroutine [Compare versions] Category: Market Summary: Print the name, price and availability of a market item Deep dive: Market item prices and availability Galaxy and system seeds
Arguments: A The number of the market item to print, 0-16 (see QQ23 for details of item numbers) Returns: QQ19+1 Byte #1 from the market prices table for this item QQ24 The item's price / 4 QQ25 The item's availability
.TT151 PHA \ Store the item number on the stack and in QQ14+4 STA QQ19+4 ASL A \ Store the item number * 4 in QQ19, so this will act as ASL A \ an index into the market prices table at QQ23 for this STA QQ19 \ item (as there are four bytes per item in the table) LDA #1 \ Move the text cursor to column 1, for the item's name STA XC PLA \ Restore the item number ADC #208 \ Print recursive token 48 + A, which will be in the JSR TT27 \ range 48 ("FOOD") to 64 ("ALIEN ITEMS"), so this \ prints the item's name LDA #14 \ Move the text cursor to column 14, for the price STA XC LDX QQ19 \ Fetch byte #1 from the market prices table (units and LDA QQ23+1,X \ economic_factor) for this item and store in QQ19+1 STA QQ19+1 LDA QQ26 \ Fetch the random number for this system visit and AND QQ23+3,X \ AND with byte #3 from the market prices table (mask) \ to give: \ \ A = random AND mask CLC \ Add byte #0 from the market prices table (base_price), ADC QQ23,X \ so we now have: STA QQ24 \ \ A = base_price + (random AND mask) JSR TT152 \ Call TT152 to print the item's unit ("t", "kg" or \ "g"), padded to a width of two characters JSR var \ Call var to set QQ19+3 = economy * |economic_factor| \ (and set the availability of Alien Items to 0) LDA QQ19+1 \ Fetch the byte #1 that we stored above and jump to BMI TT155 \ TT155 if it is negative (i.e. if the economic_factor \ is negative) LDA QQ24 \ Set A = QQ24 + QQ19+3 ADC QQ19+3 \ \ = base_price + (random AND mask) \ + (economy * |economic_factor|) \ \ which is the result we want, as the economic_factor \ is positive JMP TT156 \ Jump to TT156 to multiply the result by 4 .TT155 LDA QQ24 \ Set A = QQ24 - QQ19+3 SEC \ SBC QQ19+3 \ = base_price + (random AND mask) \ - (economy * |economic_factor|) \ \ which is the result we want, as economic_factor \ is negative .TT156 STA QQ24 \ Store the result in QQ24 and P STA P LDA #0 \ Set A = 0 and call GC2 to calculate (Y X) = (A P) * 4, JSR GC2 \ which is the same as (Y X) = P * 4 because A = 0 SEC \ We now have our final price, * 10, so we can call pr5 JSR pr5 \ to print (Y X) to 5 digits, including a decimal \ point, as the C flag is set LDY QQ19+4 \ We now move on to availability, so fetch the market \ item number that we stored in QQ19+4 at the start LDA #5 \ Set A to 5 so we can print the availability to 5 \ digits (right-padded with spaces) LDX AVL,Y \ Set X to the item's availability, which is given in \ the AVL table STX QQ25 \ Store the availability in QQ25 CLC \ Clear the C flag BEQ TT172 \ If none are available, jump to TT172 to print a tab \ and a "-" JSR pr2+2 \ Otherwise print the 8-bit number in X to 5 digits, \ right-aligned with spaces. This works because we set \ A to 5 above, and we jump into the pr2 routine just \ after the first instruction, which would normally \ set the number of digits to 3 JMP TT152 \ Print the unit ("t", "kg" or "g") for the market item, \ with a following space if required to make it two \ characters long .TT172 LDA XC \ Move the text cursor in XC to the right by 4 columns, ADC #4 \ so the cursor is where the last digit would be if we STA XC \ were printing a 5-digit availability number LDA #'-' \ Print a "-" character by jumping to TT162+2, which BNE TT162+2 \ contains JMP TT27 (this BNE is effectively a JMP as A \ will never be zero), and return from the subroutine \ using a tail call