Sprite Pattern Upload
|Short desc.||Used to upload the pattern of the selected sprite.|
|Bit Mask||%---- ---- 0101 1011 ??|
Used to upload sprite patterns. Sprite patterns are 16x16 (256 bytes for 8 bit colour and 128 bytes for 4 bit colour sprites) and are sent in English reading order. Each byte is the offset, 0-255 (or two 0-15 for 4-bit graphics), within the active sprite palette. After sending 256 bytes, the target pattern slot is auto-incremented. This auto-increment is independent of other sprite registers.
Auto-increment from pattern slot 63 will wrap to slot 0 (only 64 pattern slots will be available in foreseeable future, and if ever extended, there will be separate configuration bit to enable more than 64 pattern slots).
With 4 bit sprites each pattern slot contains effectively two patterns, each 128 bytes long, the sub-pattern displayed is selected by "N6" bit in 5th sprite-attribute byte.
With 4 bit graphics the top bits (of each pattern byte) 7-4 are "left" pixel on display and bits 3-0 are "right next to it" pixel on display (in default mode, no mirror, no rotate).