karatekid552

What happens if I push it?....

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Do you really want to know? Really?
Seen January 12th, 2015
Posted December 14th, 2014
-I just talked to Darthatron about 2 minutes ago and got permission to release this-

Source Code:

.text
.align 2
.thumb

/*This goes at 78BF8*/
Branch:
        ldr r1, .New_Routine
        bx r1
        pop {r3}

.align 2
.New_Routine:
        .word 0x08XXXXXX + 1
XXXXXX is the location you put this at:

.text
.align 2
.thumb

Start:
        push {r0-r3}
        ldr r3, .RAM_Address
        ldr r1, .Ani_Table
        ldrb r2, [r3, #0x1]
        lsl r2, #0x3
        add r1, r2
        ldrb r0, [r1, #0x4]
        ldrb r2, [r3]
        cmp r2, r0
        bge LoadFrame
        add r2, #0x1
        strb r2, [r3]

        b PressStart
LoadFrame:
        mov r2, #0x0
        strb r2, [r3]
        ldrb r2, [r1, #0x5]
        strb r2, [r3, #0x1]
        ldr r0, [r1]
        ldr r1, .VRAM_Animated_Image
        swi #0x12

PressStart:
        ldrb r2, [r3, #0x2]
        add r2, #1
        strb r2, [r3, #0x2]
        cmp r2, #0x10
        ble Finish
        mov r2, #0
        strb r2, [r3, #0x2]
FlashOn:
        ldrb r2, [r3, #0x3]
        cmp r2, #0
        bne FlashOff
        ldr r0, .Start_Image
        ldr r1, .VRAM_Start
        swi #0x12
        mov r2, #1
        strb r2, [r3, #0x3]
        b Finish
FlashOff:
        ldr r0, .Blank
        ldr r1, .VRAM_Start
        ldr r2, .CPUSET
        swi #0xB
        mov r2, #0
        strb r2, [r3, #0x3]

Finish:
        pop {r0-r3}
ExitRightNow:
        ldr r1, [r0]
        ldr r0, .Frame_Count
        push {r3}
        ldr r3, .Old_Routine
        bx r3

.align 2
.Ani_Table:
        .word 0x08YYYYYY
.RAM_Address:
        .word 0x020370c0
.VRAM_Animated_Image:
        .word 0x06004000
.VRAM_Start:
        .word 0x06001D40
.Frame_Count:
        .word 0x0000FFFF
.Start_Image: /*An image of the press start, 256 color*/
        .word 0x08BAA550
.Blank: /*An blank (completely transparent) image the same size as the press start, 256 color*/
        .word 0x08BAA688
.Old_Routine:
        .word 0x08078C01
.CPUSET:
        .word 0x05000300

YYYYYY = a table somewhere with this structure: Word [Pointer to Image]; Byte [Pause Length]; Byte [Next Frame];

For an example of how this works as is (I modified it in DC) see Liquid Crystal's titlescreen.

The images basically replace the layer that the charizard is on in FR, so you will need to change the palette for that image to be the palette of your new animated frames. You don't need to change the original image, but you do need to change the .raw and make sure that all of your images use the same .raw. The way to do this is to insert you images all the same size and don't make tilesets. Just create your frames, all with the same dimensions, and insert them. Then create a .raw with one of them and replace the .raw for the charizard with it.

All credits go to Dathatron.

I will write a more thorough tutorial when I get around to it....

Edit:
Here is a quick mod of the routine so you don't have to worry about the flashing press start.
.text
.align 2
.thumb

Start:
        push {r0-r3}
        ldr r3, .RAM_Address
        ldr r1, .Ani_Table
        ldrb r2, [r3, #0x1]
        lsl r2, #0x3
        add r1, r2
        ldrb r0, [r1, #0x4]
        ldrb r2, [r3]
        cmp r2, r0
        bge LoadFrame
        add r2, #0x1
        strb r2, [r3]

        b PressStart
LoadFrame:
        mov r2, #0x0
        strb r2, [r3]
        ldrb r2, [r1, #0x5]
        strb r2, [r3, #0x1]
        ldr r0, [r1]
        ldr r1, .VRAM_Animated_Image
        swi #0x12

Finish:
        pop {r0-r3}
ExitRightNow:
        ldr r1, [r0]
        ldr r0, .Frame_Count
        push {r3}
        ldr r3, .Old_Routine
        bx r3

.align 2
.Ani_Table:
        .word 0x08YYYYYY
.RAM_Address:
        .word 0x020370c0
.VRAM_Animated_Image:
        .word 0x06004000
.Frame_Count:
        .word 0x0000FFFF
.Old_Routine:
        .word 0x08078C01
.CPUSET:
        .word 0x05000300

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