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In Red, Green, Blue, Yellow (I haven't tested Japanese Yellow however); if you modify the start of text code to begin with an FD (rather than a 00: print text or 08: execute code, etc.); then interacting with it will load a predefined text box that says "switch on!" (Japanese: スイッチ オン！) and brings you directly to the Pokémon Storage System (you do not have to select Bill's PC or your PC). This function is next to FC; a function that brings up just the item storage system and is used in the player's house.
Is FD and the text "Switch on!" ever used?
Here are some screenshots of it.
Last edited by Torchickens (2015-04-21 21:45:20)
It looks like the text command $FD is referenced in scripts/billshouse.asm
BillsHouseTextPointers: ; 1e834 (7:6834) dw BillsHouseText1 dw BillsHouseText2 dw BillsHouseText3 dw BillsHouseText4 BillsHouseText4: ; 1e83c (7:683c) db $fd
and in some cable club code (command $FD is used in text predef $23)
JustAMomentText:: ; 21865 (8:5865) TX_FAR _JustAMomentText db "@" ld a, [wSpriteStateData1 + 9] ; player's sprite facing direction cp SPRITE_FACING_UP ret nz call EnableAutoTextBoxDrawing ld a, $23 jp PrintPredefTextID PredefText23:: ; 21878 (8:5878) db $FD ; FuncTX_BillsPC
And it looks like the switch on text is only used by command $FD if bit 3 of $cd60 is unset
BillsPC_:: ; 0x214c2 ld hl, wd730 set 6, [hl] xor a ld [wccd3], a inc a ; MONSTER_NAME ld [wNameListType], a call LoadHpBarAndStatusTilePatterns ld a, [wListScrollOffset] push af ld a, [wFlags_0xcd60] bit 3, a jr nz, BillsPCMenu ld a, $99 call PlaySound ld hl, SwitchOnText call PrintText
Lastly, it looks like bit 3 is set when Bill's PC is being accessed through the PC
ActivatePC: ; 17e2c (5:7e2c) call SaveScreenTilesToBuffer2 ;XXX: copy background from wTileMap to wTileMapBackup2 ld a, (SFX_02_45 - SFX_Headers_02) / 3 call PlaySound ;XXX: play sound or stop music ld hl, TurnedOnPC1Text call PrintText call WaitForSoundToFinish ;XXX: wait for sound to be done ld hl, wFlags_0xcd60 set 3, [hl]
Thanks for your research Danny. Indeed, when I set bit 3 of $CD60 my custom text box went straight to the storage system without "switch on!" (though the blank text box at the bottom popped up).
Last edited by Torchickens (2015-04-24 13:10:26)