Writes a byte to screen.
|?&D6||= LSB of base address to be written|
|?&D7||= MSB of base address to be written|
|A||= Byte to be written|
|Y||= Offset from base address|
Stores a byte in an address the current display memory (in main or shadow RAM). The address to be written to is given in locations &D6 (low byte) and &D7 (high byte) plus Y, and byte to be written is passed in A. In other words, OSWRSC acts like STA (&D6),Y but accessing screen RAM (and affecting the flags). Although this call is the complement of OSRDSC which is able to read from sideways ROMs, this call only writes to the currently displayed memory and the currently selected sideways RAM bank.
Also note that the address is passed in a different location to OSRDSC.
Calling from BBC BASIC
- BASIC does not call OSRDSC
- BBC BASIC Entry Address: none
- 6502 Entry Address: &FFB3
- Z80 Entry Address: none
- 6809 Entry Address:
- 80x86 Entry Address: none
- 32000 Entry Address: none
- PDP-11 Entry Address: none
- ARM Entry Address: none
The call was introduced in MOS 2.00, and is absent in earlier versions. In MOS 2.00 calls write to the currently displayed screen memory. On the Master series the call writes to whichever screen memory is being accessed by the VDU.
OSWRSC is not implemented on non-6502 platforms and BBC BASIC does not emulate its entry point.
The function FNwm(), if used on the I/O processor, will write a byte to screen or main memory.
DEFPROCwm(!&D6,A%):LOCAL Y%:IF!&D6<0:IF?&D8=&FE:CALL&FFB3:ENDPROC ELSE ?!D6=A%:ENDPROC
If the passed address is &FFFExxxx it writes to the currently displayed screen memory, otherwise it writes to main memory.