Interestingly, when Willy is standing (stationary) at certain positions on the ramp in The Bathroom, as the BLOB passes (harmlessly) through his legs, he is drawn at a higher position than usual.. But only for a single time-frame, before he drops back down to the regular height.
This is presumably because when the BLOB is coincident with the ramp cell upon which Willy is standing, it changes the attribute-based behaviour when Willy is drawn, and so in that moment his y-coordinate is not adjusted for the fact that he is standing on a ramp.
The BLOB is probably acting as a Water cell by default. You could maybe get some other interesting effects by making the BLOB's attribute coincide with that of:
- the Conveyor cells - it could cause Willy to turn around, or increment his frame of animation, as it passed under his feet?;
- the Ramp cells - i.e. the reverse of the behaviour seen in Norman's file, causing Willy to bob down as it passes under his feet (perhaps into the path of a guardian?);
- the Air cells - if Willy was standing on a single Water/Earth block and the BLOB passed through that block, then it would briefly turn to Air, causing him to fall through the block upon which he is standing (the BLOB would be invisible against the background though, unless it was given a pixel pattern and the INK and PAPER for the room's Air cells had different settings?);
- the Fire cells - the blocks would be lethal if they hit Willy (that's already been done in a Geoff Mode patch actually);
- the Earth cells - you could create a moving 'Innocent Looking Block' which Willy has to try to perform a quirky jump through, in order to access a lower level?!?;
- Crumbly cells - causing a platform to crumble only when Willy is standing on it and the BLOB passes through it?
- In JSW64, moving Trampoline or Trap cells? The former would force Willy to jump as it passed under his feet; the latter would cause him to start falling if it passed under his feet (even if the other half of his sprite is also standing on a solid block).
Edited by IRF, 12 January 2018 - 01:10 AM.