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Ristar disassembly

#1 User is offline Andlabs 

Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:48 PM

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So yeah, seeing as if I probably won't be working extensively on it, I put a Ristar disassembly I made for the DAC samples onto the SVN. Read the readme.txt and go crazy =P

Some Nemesis(?) art pointers, if anyone wants to confirm/label:
This post has been edited by Andlabs: 26 July 2010 - 11:17 PM

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:50 AM

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Any chance of switching to asm instead of idb, or has the code not been fully disassembled?

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:36 PM

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That's the thing I'm unsure of; if you search for TODO you'll see some jumps haven't been fully resolved yet; and besides I might have missed some jumps, or IDA might have accidentlly misinterpreted something as a function (happened to me with Chaotix a lot), etc. Plus with Ristar IDA accidentally marks some data (such as Nemesis data) as offsets. I want to hold off an ASM conversion until the code is analyzed fully, but yes raw split+text ASM would help.

Also I'd prefer waiting until someone gets a command line Star compressor/decompressor working too, just so splits/builds/hacks go easier =P

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:03 PM

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ROM:00005050; =============== S U B R O U T I N E =======================================
ROM:00005050; a0 = OST pointer
ROM:00005050 RenderSprite:                          ; CODE XREF: MainRenderSprites:loc_5010p
ROM:00005050                                        ; sub_548F0:loc_54958p
ROM:00005050                 btst    #0,2(a0)
ROM:00005056                 bne.s   locret_5060
ROM:00005058                 btst    #1,2(a0)
ROM:0000505E                 beq.s   loc_5062
ROM:00005060 locret_5060:                           ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+6j
ROM:00005060                 rts
ROM:00005062; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
ROM:00005062 loc_5062:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+Ej
ROM:00005062                 movea.l 8(a0),a1
ROM:00005066                 moveq   #0,d0
ROM:00005068                 move.b  3(a0),d0
ROM:0000506C                 add.w   d0,d0
ROM:0000506E                 adda.w  (a1,d0.w),a1
ROM:00005072                 moveq   #0,d1
ROM:00005074                 move.b  (a1)+,d1
ROM:00005076                 bmi.s   locret_50D6
ROM:00005078                 move.b  (a1)+,4(a0)
ROM:0000507C                 move.w  $2A(a0),d2
ROM:00005080                 move.w  $28(a0),d3
ROM:00005084                 btst    #6,2(a0)
ROM:0000508A                 bne.s   loc_50E4
ROM:0000508C loc_508C:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+82j
ROM:0000508C                 move.b  (a1)+,d0
ROM:0000508E                 ext.w   d0
ROM:00005090                 add.w   d2,d0
ROM:00005092                 move.w  d0,(a2)+
ROM:00005094                 move.b  (a1)+,(a2)+
ROM:00005096                 move.b  d6,(a2)+
ROM:00005098                 move.w  (a1)+,d0
ROM:0000509A                 add.w   $E(a0),d0
ROM:0000509E                 btst    #4,2(a0)
ROM:000050A4                 bne.s   loc_50AA
ROM:000050A6                 ori.w   #$8000,d0
ROM:000050AA loc_50AA:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+54j
ROM:000050AA                 move.w  d0,(a2)+
ROM:000050AC                 move.b  (a1)+,d0
ROM:000050AE                 tst.b   2(a0)
ROM:000050B2                 bpl.s   loc_50BC
ROM:000050B4                 bchg    #3,-2(a2)
ROM:000050BA                 move.b  (a1),d0
ROM:000050BC loc_50BC:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+62j
ROM:000050BC                 addq.l  #1,a1
ROM:000050BE                 ext.w   d0
ROM:000050C0                 add.w   d3,d0
ROM:000050C2                 andi.w  #$1FF,d0
ROM:000050C6                 beq.s   loc_50D8
ROM:000050C8 loc_50C8:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+8Ej
ROM:000050C8                                        ; RenderSprite+92j
ROM:000050C8                 move.w  d0,(a2)+
ROM:000050CA                 addq.b  #1,d6
ROM:000050CC                 cmpi.w  #$50,d6; 'P'
ROM:000050D0                 bhi.s   locret_50D6
ROM:000050D2                 dbf     d1,loc_508C
ROM:000050D6 locret_50D6:                           ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+26j
ROM:000050D6                                        ; RenderSprite+80j
ROM:000050D6                 rts
ROM:000050D8; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
ROM:000050D8 loc_50D8:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+76j
ROM:000050D8                 btst    #5,2(a0)
ROM:000050DE                 bne.s   loc_50C8
ROM:000050E0                 addq.w  #1,d0
ROM:000050E2                 bra.s   loc_50C8
ROM:000050E4; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
ROM:000050E4 loc_50E4:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+3Aj
ROM:000050E4                                        ; RenderSprite+EAj
ROM:000050E4                 move.b  (a1)+,d0
ROM:000050E6                 ext.w   d0
ROM:000050E8                 neg.w   d0
ROM:000050EA                 moveq   #3,d4
ROM:000050EC                 and.b   (a1),d4
ROM:000050EE                 addq.b  #1,d4
ROM:000050F0                 lsl.w   #3,d4
ROM:000050F2                 sub.w   d4,d0
ROM:000050F4                 add.w   d2,d0
ROM:000050F6                 move.w  d0,(a2)+
ROM:000050F8                 move.b  (a1)+,(a2)+
ROM:000050FA                 move.b  d6,(a2)+
ROM:000050FC                 move.w  (a1)+,d0
ROM:000050FE                 add.w   $E(a0),d0
ROM:00005102                 ori.w   #$1000,d0
ROM:00005106                 btst    #4,2(a0)
ROM:0000510C                 bne.s   loc_5112
ROM:0000510E                 ori.w   #$8000,d0
ROM:00005112 loc_5112:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+BCj
ROM:00005112                 move.w  d0,(a2)+
ROM:00005114                 move.b  (a1)+,d0
ROM:00005116                 tst.b   2(a0)
ROM:0000511A                 bpl.s   loc_5124
ROM:0000511C                 bchg    #3,-2(a2)
ROM:00005122                 move.b  (a1),d0
ROM:00005124 loc_5124:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+CAj
ROM:00005124                 addq.l  #1,a1
ROM:00005126                 ext.w   d0
ROM:00005128                 add.w   d3,d0
ROM:0000512A                 andi.w  #$1FF,d0
ROM:0000512E                 beq.s   loc_5140
ROM:00005130 loc_5130:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+F6j
ROM:00005130                                        ; RenderSprite+FAj
ROM:00005130                 move.w  d0,(a2)+
ROM:00005132                 addq.b  #1,d6
ROM:00005134                 cmpi.w  #$50,d6; 'P'
ROM:00005138                 bhi.s   locret_513E
ROM:0000513A                 dbf     d1,loc_50E4
ROM:0000513E locret_513E:                           ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+E8j
ROM:0000513E                 rts
ROM:00005140; ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
ROM:00005140 loc_5140:                              ; CODE XREF: RenderSprite+DEj
ROM:00005140                 btst    #5,2(a0)
ROM:00005146                 bne.s   loc_5130
ROM:00005148                 addq.w  #1,d0
ROM:0000514A                 bra.s   loc_5130
ROM:0000514A; End of function RenderSprite

Does anyone know if the sprite mappings read by this routine are the same format as in S1/2/3K/Crackers? I get odd results loading a mapping in all four formats in SonMapEd, and both this and the Sonic 1 code are just confusing.

#5 User is offline shobiz 

Posted 04 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

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The code isn't confusing at all if you know how the Sprite Attribute Table works, and if you don't there's always genvdp.txt. Anyway, the mappings data starts off with an offset table which is identical to the one in Sonic 1. The format of each frame's mapping data is NN ?? (YY SS AAAA XX XX'). NN is the number of sprites in the frame - 1, so the bytes in brackets are repeated NN + 1 times. I have no idea what ?? is but it's moved to byte 4 of the object's status table. YY is the Y offset, SS is the sprite size, AAAA is the art tile, XX is the X offset and XX' is the X offset in case the object is X-flipped (it doesn't need to be stored separately, it can be calculated, but I'm assuming it was done for speed reasons). For comparison, Sonic 1 is NN (YY SS AAAA XX), except NN is the number of sprites in the frame instead of the number of sprites -1.

Also, RenderSprite is an inaccurate name since a mapping frame can consist of multiple sprites. RenderMappingFrame or RenderFrame or even RenderObject would be better.
This post has been edited by shobiz: 04 August 2010 - 02:20 PM

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