Channel Register

Reads/writes moan channel registers


value = Channel Register (channelId,localRegId)
value = Channel Register (globalRegId)
Set Channel Register channelId, localRegId, value
Set Channel Register globalRegId, value


The 'Channel Register' and 'Set Channel Register' commands are used to get or set moan registers.

You can read/write either local moan channel registers (which require that you specified a channelId), or global moan registers (for which the channel id is omitted). There are therefore two variants of each command.

Local Version
When channelId is specified, this command will work with the local moan registers of that channel. You can specify the registers by either numeric index or by name. When specifying by numeric index, 0-9 refer to 'R0' - 'R9' and 10 - 12 refer to registers 'x', 'y' and 'i' respectively.
You can also specify the register by name, using strings such as "R0", "R7", "X", "Y" and "I".
Registers R0 - R9 are general purpose registers and can be set to anything you like. Registers X, Y and I hold the X, Y and image index of the FIRST sprite or viewport added to the channel. Viewports always have an I register of -1 as they do not support images.

Global Version
When channelId is omitted, the commands work with the shared moan registers. Like the channel specific version, the register can be specified by index or name. 0-25 refers to shared moan register 'RA' to 'RZ'. You can also refer to them with a string, e.g. "RA", "RJ" or "RZ".

Registers can only store integers and cannot store floats or strings.

set channel register 0,1,10        ' Sets R1 of moan channel 0 to 10
set channel register 0,"R1",20        ' Sets R1 of moan channel 0 to 20
set channel register "RZ",-3            ' Sets global moan register "RZ" to -3
value = channel register ("RB")        ' Gets global moan register "RB"
value = channel register (7)            ' Gets global moan register "RH"
value = channel register (2,3)        ' Gets R3 of moan channel 2

See also the Advanced Moan Tutorial and the 'L'et moan function.

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