Indexed Addressing

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In Indexed Addressing is similar to Zero-Page Indexed Addressing, except that in Indexed Addressing you have to include full 2-byte address. In this mode, the address is added to the value either by the X or Y index register. Most opcodes support the X index register for the offset, but an additional handful also support the Y index register.

The benefit of Indexed addressing is that you can quickly loop through memory by simply increasing or decreasing the offset.


Examples

This example uses Indexed Addressing to store #$7F into all the memory from 1000-10FF. Line 0005 uses Indexed Addressing.

0001:A9 7F     LDA #$7F         ; Load A with 7F.
0003:A2 FF     LDX #$FF         ; Load X with FF.
0005:9D 00 10  STA $1000,X      ; Store A into $1000 offset with X.
0008:CA        DEX              ; Decrement X.
0008:30 FB     BPL $0005        ; Goto $0005 while X is not -1.


Opcodes

Since Indexed addressing can be both on the X and Y index registers, both are listed here separately.

X Index Register

The following opcodes support Indexed addressing using the X index register:

Y Index Register

The following opcodes support Indexed addressing using the Y index register: