Patch:One Moment Screen (Vorticons)

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The One Moment Screen is the first screen to appear in Keen Vorticons after graphics have been loaded. It is unclear what its purpose is, but it may be to allow the menu level to load. On modern systems it is present for about 1/4th of a second. The screen is entirely black except for a single bitmap image.

This screen is preceded by the Game initialization and followed by the Start sequence.


Image used and its location

Patch: Keen 1
#One Moment image
%patch $6FA1 $000EW
#Image used
%patch $6FA9 $000FW
#Horizontal position, 8x8 tiles
%patch $6FA5 $004CW
#Vertical position, pixels

Patch: Keen 2
#One Moment image
%patch $31A0 $000EW
#Image used
%patch $31A8 $000FW
#Horizontal position, 8x8 tiles
%patch $31A4 $004CW
#Vertical position, pixels

Patch: Keen 3
#One Moment image
%patch $3135 $000AW
#Image used
%patch $313D $000FW
#Horizontal position, 8x8 tiles
%patch $3139 $004CW
#Vertical position, pixels


Don't show

These patches remove the One Moment bitmap, all that appears is a black screen while the game initializes. As a side effect the game's palette isn't initialized so some colors, notably white, are different in the Start sequence.

Patch: Don't show 'One Moment' bitmap
#Don't show 'One Moment' bitmap -Keen 1
%patch $6FA0 $EB $10
#Don't show 'One Moment' bitmap -Keen 2
%patch $319F $EB $10
#Don't show 'One Moment' bitmap -Keen 3
%patch $3134 $EB $10