CODE_E% = P% LOAD_E% = LOAD% + P% - CODE%ELITE E FILE Produces the binary file ELTE.bin that gets loaded by elite-bcfs.asm..cpl LDX #5 \ First we need to backup the seeds in QQ15, so set up \ a counter in X to cover three 16-bit seeds (i.e. \ 6 bytes) .TT53 LDA QQ15,X \ Copy byte X from QQ15 to QQ19 STA QQ19,X DEX \ Decrement the loop counter BPL TT53 \ Loop back for the next byte to backup LDY #3 \ Step 1: Now that the seeds are backed up, we can \ start the name-generation process. We will either \ need to loop three or four times, so for now set \ up a counter in Y to loop four times BIT QQ15 \ Check bit 6 of s0_lo, which is stored in QQ15 BVS P%+3 \ If bit 6 is set then skip over the next instruction DEY \ Bit 6 is clear, so we only want to loop three times, \ so decrement the loop counter in Y STY T \ Store the loop counter in T .TT55 LDA QQ15+5 \ Step 2: Load s2_hi, which is stored in QQ15+5, and AND #%00011111 \ extract bits 0-4 by AND'ing with %11111 BEQ P%+7 \ If all those bits are zero, then skip the following \ two instructions to go to step 3 ORA #%10000000 \ We now have a number in the range 1-31, which we can \ easily convert into a two-letter token, but first we \ need to add 128 (or set bit 7) to get a range of \ 129-159 JSR TT27 \ Print the two-letter token in A JSR TT54 \ Step 3: twist the seeds in QQ15 DEC T \ Decrement the loop counter BPL TT55 \ Loop back for the next two letters LDX #5 \ We have printed the system name, so we can now \ restore the seeds we backed up earlier. Set up a \ counter in X to cover three 16-bit seeds (i.e. 6 \ bytes) .TT56 LDA QQ19,X \ Copy byte X from QQ19 to QQ15 STA QQ15,X DEX \ Decrement the loop counter BPL TT56 \ Loop back for the next byte to restore RTS \ Once all the seeds are restored, return from the \ subroutineName: cpl [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print the selected system name Deep dive: Generating system names Galaxy and system seedsContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * HME2 calls cpl * TT102 calls cpl * TT23 calls cpl * TT27 calls cpl * hyp calls cpl * ypl calls cpl

Print control code 3 (the selected system name, i.e. the one in the crosshairs in the Short-range Chart)..cmn LDY #0 \ Set up a counter in Y, starting from 0 .QUL4 LDA NAME,Y \ The commander's name is stored at NAME, so load the \ Y-th character from NAME CMP #13 \ If we have reached the end of the name, return from BEQ ypl-1 \ the subroutine (ypl-1 points to the RTS below) JSR TT26 \ Print the character we just loaded INY \ Increment the loop counter BNE QUL4 \ Loop back for the next character RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: cmn [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print the commander's nameContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT27 calls cmn

Print control code 4 (the commander's name). Other entry points: cmn-1 Contains an RTS.ypl BIT MJ \ Check the mis-jump flag at MJ, and if bit 7 is set BMI ypl16 \ then we are in witchspace, and witchspace doesn't have \ a system name, so jump to ypl16 to return from the \ subroutine JSR TT62 \ Call TT62 below to swap the three 16-bit seeds in \ QQ2 and QQ15 (before the swap, QQ2 contains the seeds \ for the current system, while QQ15 contains the seeds \ for the selected system) JSR cpl \ Call cpl to print out the system name for the seeds \ in QQ15 (which now contains the seeds for the current \ system) \ Now we fall through into the TT62 subroutine, which \ will swap QQ2 and QQ15 once again, so everything goes \ back into the right place, and the RTS at the end of \ TT62 will return from the subroutine .TT62 LDX #5 \ Set up a counter in X for the three 16-bit seeds we \ want to swap (i.e. 6 bytes) .TT78 LDA QQ15,X \ Swap byte X between QQ2 and QQ15 LDY QQ2,X STA QQ2,X STY QQ15,X DEX \ Decrement the loop counter BPL TT78 \ Loop back for the next byte to swap .ypl16 RTS \ Once all bytes are swapped, return from the \ subroutineName: ypl [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print the current system nameContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT27 calls ypl * cmn calls entry point ypl-1

Print control code 2 (the current system name). Other entry points: ypl-1 Contains an RTS.tal CLC \ We don't want to print the galaxy number with a \ decimal point, so clear the C flag for pr2 to take as \ an argument LDX GCNT \ Load the current galaxy number from GCNT into X INX \ Add 1 to the galaxy number, as the galaxy numbers \ are 0-7 internally, but we want to display them as \ galaxy 1 through 8 JMP pr2 \ Jump to pr2, which prints the number in X to a width \ of 3 figures, left-padding with spaces to a width of \ 3, and return from the subroutine using a tail callName: tal [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print the current galaxy numberContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT27 calls tal

Print control code 1 (the current galaxy number, right-aligned to width 3)..fwl LDA #105 \ Print recursive token 105 ("FUEL") followed by a JSR TT68 \ colon LDX QQ14 \ Load the current fuel level from QQ14 SEC \ We want to print the fuel level with a decimal point, \ so set the C flag for pr2 to take as an argument JSR pr2 \ Call pr2, which prints the number in X to a width of \ 3 figures (i.e. in the format x.x, which will always \ be exactly 3 characters as the maximum fuel is 7.0) LDA #195 \ Print recursive token 35 ("LIGHT YEARS") followed by JSR plf \ a newline .PCASH LDA #119 \ Print recursive token 119 ("CASH:" then control code BNE TT27 \ 0, which prints cash levels, then " CR" and newline)Name: fwl [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print fuel and cash levelsContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT213 calls fwl * TT27 calls fwl

Print control code 5 ("FUEL: ", fuel level, " LIGHT YEARS", newline, "CASH:", control code 0)..csh LDX #3 \ We are going to use the BPRNT routine to print out \ the current amount of cash, which is stored as a \ 32-bit number at location CASH. BPRNT prints out \ the 32-bit number stored in K, so before we call \ BPRNT, we need to copy the four bytes from CASH into \ K, so first we set up a counter in X for the 4 bytes .pc1 LDA CASH,X \ Copy byte X from CASH to K STA K,X DEX \ Decrement the loop counter BPL pc1 \ Loop back for the next byte to copy LDA #9 \ We want to print the cash amount using up to 9 digits STA U \ (including the decimal point), so store this in U \ for BRPNT to take as an argument SEC \ We want to print the cash amount with a decimal point, \ so set the C flag for BRPNT to take as an argument JSR BPRNT \ Print the amount of cash to 9 digits with a decimal \ point LDA #226 \ Print recursive token 66 (" CR") followed by a \ newline by falling through into plfName: csh [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print the current amount of cashContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT27 calls csh

Print control code 0 (the current amount of cash, right-aligned to width 9, followed by " CR" and a newline)..plf JSR TT27 \ Print the text token in A JMP TT67 \ Jump to TT67 to print a newline and return from the \ subroutine using a tail callName: plf [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a text token followed by a newlineContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * STATUS calls plf * TITLE calls plf * fwl calls plf * plf2 calls plf

Arguments: A The text token to be printed.TT68 JSR TT27 \ Print the text token in A and fall through into TT73 \ to print a colon.TT73 LDA #':' \ Set A to ASCII ":" and fall through into TT27 to \ actually print the colonName: TT73 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a colonContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * crlf calls TT73.TT27 TAX \ Copy the token number from A to X. We can then keep \ decrementing X and testing it against zero, while \ keeping the original token number intact in A; this \ effectively implements a switch statement on the \ value of the token BEQ csh \ If token = 0, this is control code 0 (current amount \ of cash and newline), so jump to csh BMI TT43 \ If token > 127, this is either a two-letter token \ (128-159) or a recursive token (160-255), so jump \ to TT43 to process tokens DEX \ If token = 1, this is control code 1 (current galaxy BEQ tal \ number), so jump to tal DEX \ If token = 2, this is control code 2 (current system BEQ ypl \ name), so jump to ypl DEX \ If token > 3, skip the following instruction BNE P%+5 JMP cpl \ This token is control code 3 (selected system name) \ so jump to cpl DEX \ If token = 4, this is control code 4 (commander BEQ cmn \ name), so jump to cmm DEX \ If token = 5, this is control code 5 (fuel, newline, BEQ fwl \ cash, newline), so jump to fwl DEX \ If token > 6, skip the following three instructions BNE P%+7 LDA #%10000000 \ This token is control code 6 (switch to Sentence STA QQ17 \ Case), so set bit 7 of QQ17 to switch to Sentence Case RTS \ and return from the subroutine as we are done DEX \ If token > 8, skip the following two instructions DEX BNE P%+5 STX QQ17 \ This token is control code 8 (switch to ALL CAPS), so RTS \ set QQ17 to 0 to switch to ALL CAPS and return from \ the subroutine as we are done DEX \ If token = 9, this is control code 9 (tab to column BEQ crlf \ 21 and print a colon), so jump to crlf CMP #96 \ By this point, token is either 7, or in 10-127. BCS ex \ Check token number in A and if token >= 96, then the \ token is in 96-127, which is a recursive token, so \ jump to ex, which prints recursive tokens in this \ range (i.e. where the recursive token number is \ correct and doesn't need correcting) CMP #14 \ If token < 14, skip the following two instructions BCC P%+6 CMP #32 \ If token < 32, then this means token is in 14-31, so BCC qw \ this is a recursive token that needs 114 adding to it \ to get the recursive token number, so jump to qw \ which will do this \ By this point, token is either 7 (beep) or in 10-13 \ (line feeds and carriage returns), or in 32-95 \ (ASCII letters, numbers and punctuation) LDX QQ17 \ Fetch QQ17, which controls letter case, into X BEQ TT74 \ If QQ17 = 0, then ALL CAPS is set, so jump to TT74 \ to print this character as is (i.e. as a capital) BMI TT41 \ If QQ17 has bit 7 set, then we are using Sentence \ Case, so jump to TT41, which will print the \ character in upper or lower case, depending on \ whether this is the first letter in a word BIT QQ17 \ If we get here, QQ17 is not 0 and bit 7 is clear, so BVS TT46 \ either it is bit 6 that is set, or some other flag in \ QQ17 is set (bits 0-5). So check whether bit 6 is set. \ If it is, then ALL CAPS has been set (as bit 7 is \ clear) but bit 6 is still indicating that the next \ character should be printed in lower case, so we need \ to fix this. We do this with a jump to TT46, which \ will print this character in upper case and clear bit \ 6, so the flags are consistent with ALL CAPS going \ forward \ If we get here, some other flag is set in QQ17 (one \ of bits 0-5 is set), which shouldn't happen in this \ version of Elite. If this were the case, then we \ would fall through into TT42 to print in lower case, \ which is how printing all words in lower case could \ be supported (by setting QQ17 to 1, say)Name: TT27 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a text token Deep dive: Printing text tokensContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * DETOK2 calls TT27 * EQSHP calls TT27 * JMTB calls TT27 * MESS calls TT27 * MT17 calls TT27 * NLIN3 calls TT27 * TT151 calls TT27 * TT162 calls TT27 * TT208 calls TT27 * TT210 calls TT27 * TT213 calls TT27 * TT214 calls TT27 * TT219 calls TT27 * TT22 calls TT27 * TT25 calls TT27 * TT43 calls TT27 * TT60 calls TT27 * TT67 calls TT27 * TT68 calls TT27 * TT70 calls TT27 * TTX66 calls TT27 * cpl calls TT27 * ex calls TT27 * fwl calls TT27 * hyp calls TT27 * mes9 calls TT27 * plf calls TT27 * prq calls TT27 * qv calls TT27 * spc calls TT27

Print a text token (i.e. a character, control code, two-letter token or recursive token). See variable QQ18 for a discussion of the token system used in Elite. Arguments: A The text token to be printed.TT42 CMP #'A' \ If A < ASCII "A", then this is punctuation, so jump BCC TT44 \ to TT26 (via TT44) to print the character as is, as \ we don't care about the character's case CMP #'Z'+1 \ If A >= (ASCII "Z" + 1), then this is also BCS TT44 \ punctuation, so jump to TT26 (via TT44) to print the \ character as is, as we don't care about the \ character's case ADC #32 \ Add 32 to the character, to convert it from upper to \ to lower case .TT44 JMP TT26 \ Print the character in AName: TT42 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a letter in lower caseContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT45 calls TT42 * TT41 calls entry point TT44

Arguments: A The character to be printed. Can be one of the following: * 7 (beep) * 10-13 (line feeds and carriage returns) * 32-95 (ASCII capital letters, numbers and punctuation) Other entry points: TT44 Jumps to TT26 to print the character in A (used to enable us to use a branch instruction to jump to TT26).TT41 \ If we get here, then QQ17 has bit 7 set, so we are in \ Sentence Case BIT QQ17 \ If QQ17 also has bit 6 set, jump to TT45 to print BVS TT45 \ this character in lower case \ If we get here, then QQ17 has bit 6 clear and bit 7 \ set, so we are in Sentence Case and we need to print \ the next letter in upper case CMP #'A' \ If A < ASCII "A", then this is punctuation, so jump BCC TT74 \ to TT26 (via TT44) to print the character as is, as \ we don't care about the character's case PHA \ Otherwise this is a letter, so store the token number TXA \ Set bit 6 in QQ17 (X contains the current QQ17) ORA #%1000000 \ so the next letter after this one is printed in lower STA QQ17 \ case PLA \ Restore the token number into A BNE TT44 \ Jump to TT26 (via TT44) to print the character in A \ (this BNE is effectively a JMP as A will never be \ zero)Name: TT41 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a letter according to Sentence CaseContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT27 calls TT41

The rules for printing in Sentence Case are as follows: * If QQ17 bit 6 is set, print lower case (via TT45) * If QQ17 bit 6 clear, then: * If character is punctuation, just print it * If character is a letter, set QQ17 bit 6 and print letter as a capital Arguments: A The character to be printed. Can be one of the following: * 7 (beep) * 10-13 (line feeds and carriage returns) * 32-95 (ASCII capital letters, numbers and punctuation) X Contains the current value of QQ17 QQ17 Bit 7 is set.qw ADC #114 \ This is a recursive token in the range 0-95, so add BNE ex \ 114 to the argument to get the token number 128-145 \ and jump to ex to print itName: qw [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a recursive token in the range 128-145Context: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT27 calls qw

Print a recursive token where the token number is in 128-145 (so the value passed to TT27 is in the range 14-31). Arguments: A A value from 128-145, which refers to a recursive token in the range 14-31.crlf LDA #21 \ Set the X-column in XC to 21 JSR DOXC JMP TT73 \ Jump to TT73, which prints a colon (this BNE is \ effectively a JMP as A will never be zero)Name: crlf [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Tab to column 21 and print a colonContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT27 calls crlf

Print control code 9 (tab to column 21 and print a colon). The subroutine name is pretty misleading, as it doesn't have anything to do with carriage returns or line feeds..TT45 \ If we get here, then QQ17 has bit 6 and 7 set, so we \ are in Sentence Case and we need to print the next \ letter in lower case CPX #255 \ If QQ17 = 255 then printing is disabled, so return BEQ TT48 \ from the subroutine (as TT48 contains an RTS) CMP #'A' \ If A >= ASCII "A", then jump to TT42, which will BCS TT42 \ print the letter in lowercase \ Otherwise this is not a letter, it's punctuation, so \ this is effectively a word break. We therefore fall \ through to TT46 to print the character and set QQ17 \ to ensure the next word starts with a capital letterName: TT45 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a letter in lower caseContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT41 calls TT45

This routine prints a letter in lower case. Specifically: * If QQ17 = 255, abort printing this character as printing is disabled * If this is a letter then print in lower case * Otherwise this is punctuation, so clear bit 6 in QQ17 and print Arguments: A The character to be printed. Can be one of the following: * 7 (beep) * 10-13 (line feeds and carriage returns) * 32-95 (ASCII capital letters, numbers and punctuation) X Contains the current value of QQ17 QQ17 Bits 6 and 7 are set.TT46 PHA \ Store the token number TXA \ Clear bit 6 in QQ17 (X contains the current QQ17) so AND #%10111111 \ the next letter after this one is printed in upper STA QQ17 \ case PLA \ Restore the token number into A \ Now fall through into TT74 to print the characterName: TT46 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a character and switch to capitalsContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT27 calls TT46

Print a character and clear bit 6 in QQ17, so that the next letter that gets printed after this will start with a capital letter. Arguments: A The character to be printed. Can be one of the following: * 7 (beep) * 10-13 (line feeds and carriage returns) * 32-95 (ASCII capital letters, numbers and punctuation) X Contains the current value of QQ17 QQ17 Bits 6 and 7 are set.TT74 JMP TT26 \ Print the character in A.TT43 CMP #160 \ If token >= 160, then this is a recursive token, so BCS TT47 \ jump to TT47 below to process it AND #127 \ This is a two-letter token with number 128-159. The ASL A \ set of two-letter tokens is stored in a lookup table \ at QQ16, with each token taking up two bytes, so to \ convert this into the token's position in the table, \ we subtract 128 (or just clear bit 7) and multiply \ by 2 (or shift left) TAY \ Transfer the token's position into Y so we can look \ up the token using absolute indexed mode LDA QQ16,Y \ Get the first letter of the token and print it JSR TT27 LDA QQ16+1,Y \ Get the second letter of the token CMP #'?' \ If the second letter of the token is a question mark BEQ TT48 \ then this is a one-letter token, so just return from \ the subroutine without printing (as TT48 contains an \ RTS) JMP TT27 \ Print the second letter and return from the \ subroutine .TT47 SBC #160 \ This is a recursive token in the range 160-255, so \ subtract 160 from the argument to get the token \ number 0-95 and fall through into ex to print itName: TT43 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a two-letter token or recursive token 0-95Context: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT27 calls TT43

Print a two-letter token, or a recursive token where the token number is in 0-95 (so the value passed to TT27 is in the range 160-255). Arguments: A One of the following: * 128-159 (two-letter token) * 160-255 (the argument to TT27 that refers to a recursive token in the range 0-95).ex TAX \ Copy the token number into X LDA #LO(QQ18) \ Set V(1 0) to point to the recursive token table at STA V \ location QQ18 LDA #HI(QQ18) STA V+1 LDY #0 \ Set a counter Y to point to the character offset \ as we scan through the table TXA \ Copy the token number back into A, so both A and X \ now contain the token number we want to print BEQ TT50 \ If the token number we want is 0, then we have \ already found the token we are looking for, so jump \ to TT50, otherwise start working our way through the \ null-terminated token table until we find the X-th \ token .TT51 LDA (V),Y \ Fetch the Y-th character from the token table page \ we are currently scanning BEQ TT49 \ If the character is null, we've reached the end of \ this token, so jump to TT49 INY \ Increment character pointer and loop back round for BNE TT51 \ the next character in this token, assuming Y hasn't \ yet wrapped around to 0 INC V+1 \ If it has wrapped round to 0, we have just crossed BNE TT51 \ into a new page, so increment V+1 so that V points \ to the start of the new page .TT49 INY \ Increment the character pointer BNE TT59 \ If Y hasn't just wrapped around to 0, skip the next \ instruction INC V+1 \ We have just crossed into a new page, so increment \ V+1 so that V points to the start of the new page .TT59 DEX \ We have just reached a new token, so decrement the \ token number we are looking for BNE TT51 \ Assuming we haven't yet reached the token number in \ X, look back up to keep fetching characters .TT50 \ We have now reached the correct token in the token \ table, with Y pointing to the start of the token as \ an offset within the page pointed to by V, so let's \ print the recursive token. Because recursive tokens \ can contain other recursive tokens, we need to store \ our current state on the stack, so we can retrieve \ it after printing each character in this token TYA \ Store the offset in Y on the stack PHA LDA V+1 \ Store the high byte of V (the page containing the PHA \ token we have found) on the stack, so the stack now \ contains the address of the start of this token LDA (V),Y \ Load the character at offset Y in the token table, \ which is the next character of this token that we \ want to print EOR #35 \ Tokens are stored in memory having been EOR'd with 35 \ (see variable QQ18 for details), so we repeat the \ EOR to get the actual character to print JSR TT27 \ Print the text token in A, which could be a letter, \ number, control code, two-letter token or another \ recursive token PLA \ Restore the high byte of V (the page containing the STA V+1 \ token we have found) into V+1 PLA \ Restore the offset into Y TAY INY \ Increment Y to point to the next character in the \ token we are printing BNE P%+4 \ If Y is zero then we have just crossed into a new INC V+1 \ page, so increment V+1 so that V points to the start \ of the new page LDA (V),Y \ Load the next character we want to print into A BNE TT50 \ If this is not the null character at the end of the \ token, jump back up to TT50 to print the next \ character, otherwise we are done printing .TT48 RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: ex [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Print a recursive tokenContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * DEATH calls ex * TT27 calls ex * qw calls ex * DOEXP calls entry point TT48 * TT43 calls entry point TT48 * TT45 calls entry point TT48

This routine works its way through the recursive tokens that are stored in tokenised form in memory at &0400 to &06FF, and when it finds token number A, it prints it. Tokens are null-terminated in memory and fill three pages, but there is no lookup table as that would consume too much memory, so the only way to find the correct token is to start at the beginning and look through the table byte by byte, counting tokens as we go until we are in the right place. This approach might not be terribly speed efficient, but it is certainly memory-efficient. For details of the tokenisation system, see variable QQ18. Arguments: A The recursive token to be printed, in the range 0-148 Other entry points: TT48 Contains an RTS.EX2 LDA INWK+31 \ Set bits 5 and 7 of the ship's byte #31 to denote that ORA #%10100000 \ the ship is exploding and has been killed STA INWK+31 RTS \ Return from the subroutine .DOEXP LDA INWK+31 \ If bit 6 of the ship's byte #31 is clear, then the AND #%01000000 \ ship is not already exploding so there is no existing BEQ P%+5 \ explosion cloud to remove, so skip the following \ instruction JSR PTCLS \ Call PTCLS to remove the existing cloud by drawing it \ again LDA INWK+6 \ Set T = z_lo STA T LDA INWK+7 \ Set A = z_hi, so (A T) = z CMP #32 \ If z_hi < 32, skip the next two instructions BCC P%+6 LDA #&FE \ Set A = 254 and jump to yy (this BNE is effectively a BNE yy \ JMP, as A is never zero) ASL T \ Shift (A T) left twice ROL A ASL T ROL A SEC \ And then shift A left once more, inserting a 1 into ROL A \ bit 0 \ Overall, the above multiplies A by 8 and makes sure it \ is at least 1, to leave a one-byte distance in A. We \ can use this as the distance for our cloud, to ensure \ that the explosion cloud is visible even for ships \ that blow up a long way away .yy STA Q \ Store the distance to the explosion in Q LDY #1 \ Fetch byte #1 of the ship line heap, which contains LDA (XX19),Y \ the cloud counter ADC #4 \ Add 4 to the cloud counter, so it ticks onwards every \ we redraw it BCS EX2 \ If the addition overflowed, jump up to EX2 to update \ the explosion flags and return from the subroutine STA (XX19),Y \ Store the updated cloud counter in byte #1 of the ship \ line heap JSR DVID4 \ Calculate the following: \ \ (P R) = 256 * A / Q \ = 256 * cloud counter / distance \ \ We are going to use this as our cloud size, so the \ further away the cloud, the smaller it is, and as the \ cloud counter ticks onward, the cloud expands LDA P \ Set A = P, so we now have: \ \ (A R) = 256 * cloud counter / distance CMP #&1C \ If A < 28, skip the next two instructions BCC P%+6 LDA #&FE \ Set A = 254 and skip the following (this BNE is BNE LABEL_1 \ effectively a JMP as A is never zero) ASL R \ Shift (A R) left three times to multiply by 8 ROL A ASL R ROL A ASL R ROL A \ Overall, the above multiplies (A R) by 8 to leave a \ one-byte cloud size in A, given by the following: \ \ A = 8 * cloud counter / distance .LABEL_1 \ In the 6502 Second Processor version, the LABEL_1 \ label is actually `_ (a backtick followed by an \ underscore), but that doesn't compile in BeebAsm and \ it's pretty cryptic, so instead this version sticks \ with the label LABEL_1 from the cassette version DEY \ Decrement Y to 0 STA (XX19),Y \ Store the cloud size in byte #0 of the ship line heap LDA INWK+31 \ Clear bit 6 of the ship's byte #31 to denote that the AND #%10111111 \ explosion has not yet been drawn STA INWK+31 AND #%00001000 \ If bit 3 of the ship's byte #31 is clear, then nothing BEQ TT48 \ is being drawn on-screen for this ship anyway, so \ return from the subroutine (as TT48 contains an RTS) LDY #2 \ Otherwise it's time to draw an explosion cloud, so LDA (XX19),Y \ fetch byte #2 of the ship line heap into Y, which we TAY \ set to the explosion count for this ship (i.e. the \ number of vertices used as origins for explosion \ clouds) \ \ The explosion count is stored as 4 * n + 6, where n is \ the number of vertices, so the following loop copies \ the coordinates of the first n vertices from the heap \ at XX3, which is where we stored all the visible \ vertex coordinates in part 8 of the LL9 routine, and \ sticks them in the ship line heap pointed to by XX19, \ starting at byte #7 (so it leaves the first 6 bytes of \ the ship line heap alone) .EXL1 LDA XX3-7,Y \ Copy byte Y-7 from the XX3 heap, into the Y-th byte of STA (XX19),Y \ the ship line heap DEY \ Decrement the loop counter CPY #6 \ Keep copying vertex coordinates into the ship line BNE EXL1 \ heap until Y = 6 (which will copy n vertices, where n \ is the number of vertices we should be exploding) LDA INWK+31 \ Set bit 6 of the ship's byte #31 to denote that the ORA #%01000000 \ explosion has been drawn (as it's about to be) STA INWK+31 .PTCLS \ This part of the routine actually draws the explosion \ cloud LDY #0 \ Fetch byte #0 of the ship line heap, which contains LDA (XX19),Y \ the cloud size we stored above, and store it in Q STA Q INY \ Increment the index in Y to point to byte #1 LDA (XX19),Y \ Fetch byte #1 of the ship line heap, which contains \ the cloud counter. We are now going to process this \ into the number of particles in each vertex's cloud BPL P%+4 \ If the cloud counter < 128, then we are in the first \ half of the cloud's existence, so skip the next \ instruction EOR #&FF \ Flip the value of A so that in the second half of the \ cloud's existence, A counts down instead of up LSR A \ Divide A by 8 so that is has a maximum value of 15 LSR A LSR A ORA #1 \ Make sure A is at least 1 and store it in U, to STA U \ give us the number of particles in the explosion for \ each vertex INY \ Increment the index in Y to point to byte #2 LDA (XX19),Y \ Fetch byte #2 of the ship line heap, which contains STA TGT \ the explosion count for this ship (i.e. the number of \ vertices used as origins for explosion clouds) and \ store it in TGT LDA RAND+1 \ Fetch the current random number seed in RAND+1 and PHA \ store it on the stack, so we can re-randomise the \ seeds when we are done LDY #6 \ Set Y = 6 to point to the byte before the first vertex \ coordinate we stored on the ship line heap above (we \ increment it below so it points to the first vertex) .EXL5 LDX #3 \ We are about to fetch a pair of coordinates from the \ ship line heap, so set a counter in X for 4 bytes .EXL3 INY \ Increment the index in Y so it points to the next byte \ from the coordinate we are copying LDA (XX19),Y \ Copy the Y-th byte from the ship line heap to the X-th STA K3,X \ byte of K3 DEX \ Decrement the X index BPL EXL3 \ Loop back to EXL3 until we have copied all four bytes \ The above loop copies the vertex coordinates from the \ ship line heap to K3, reversing them as we go, so it \ sets the following: \ \ K3+3 = x_lo \ K3+2 = x_hi \ K3+1 = y_lo \ K3+0 = y_hi STY CNT \ Set CNT to the index that points to the next vertex on \ the ship line heap LDY #2 \ Set Y = 2, which we will use to point to bytes #3 to \ #6, after incrementing it \ This next loop copies bytes #3 to #6 from the ship \ line heap into the four random number seeds in RAND to \ RAND+3, EOR'ing them with the vertex index so they are \ different for every vertex. This enables us to \ generate random numbers for drawing each vertex that \ are random but repeatable, which we need when we \ redraw the cloud to remove it \ \ Note that we haven't actually set the values of bytes \ #3 to #6 in the ship line heap, so we have no idea \ what they are, we just use what's already there. But \ the fact that those bytes are stored for this ship \ means we can repeat the random generation of the \ cloud, which is the important bit .EXL2 INY \ Increment the index in Y so it points to the next \ random number seed to copy LDA (XX19),Y \ Fetch the Y-th byte from the ship line heap EOR CNT \ EOR with the vertex index, so the seeds are different \ for each vertex STA &FFFD,Y \ Y is going from 3 to 6, so this stores the four bytes \ in memory locations &00, &01, &02 and &03, which are \ the memory locations of RAND through RAND+3 CPY #6 \ Loop back to EXL2 until Y = 6, which means we have BNE EXL2 \ copied four bytes LDY U \ Set Y to the number of particles in the explosion for \ each vertex, which we stored in U above. We will now \ use this as a loop counter to iterate through all the \ particles in the explosion .EXL4 JSR DORND2 \ Set ZZ to a random number, making sure the C flag STA ZZ \ doesn't affect the outcome LDA K3+1 \ Set (A R) = (y_hi y_lo) STA R \ = y LDA K3 JSR EXS1 \ Set (A X) = (A R) +/- random * cloud size \ = y +/- random * cloud size BNE EX11 \ If A is non-zero, the particle is off-screen as the \ coordinate is bigger than 255), so jump to EX11 to do \ the next particle CPX #2*Y-1 \ If X > the y-coordinate of the bottom of the screen, BCS EX11 \ the particle is off the bottom of the screen, so jump \ to EX11 to do the next particle \ Otherwise X contains a random y-coordinate within the \ cloud STX Y1 \ Set Y1 = our random y-coordinate within the cloud LDA K3+3 \ Set (A R) = (x_hi x_lo) STA R LDA K3+2 JSR EXS1 \ Set (A X) = (A R) +/- random * cloud size \ = x +/- random * cloud size BNE EX4 \ If A is non-zero, the particle is off-screen as the \ coordinate is bigger than 255), so jump to EX11 to do \ the next particle \ Otherwise X contains a random x-coordinate within the \ cloud LDA Y1 \ Set A = our random y-coordinate within the cloud JSR PIXEL3 \ Draw a point at screen coordinate (X, A) with the \ point size determined by the distance in ZZ .EX4 DEY \ Decrement the loop counter for the next particle BPL EXL4 \ Loop back to EXL4 until we have done all the particles \ in the cloud LDY CNT \ Set Y to the index that points to the next vertex on \ the ship line heap CPY TGT \ If Y < TGT, which we set to the explosion count for BCC EXL5 \ this ship (i.e. the number of vertices used as origins \ for explosion clouds), loop back to EXL5 to do a cloud \ for the next vertex PLA \ Restore the current random number seed to RAND+1 that STA RAND+1 \ we stored at the start of the routine LDA K%+6 \ Store the z_lo coordinate for the planet (which will STA RAND+3 \ be pretty random) in the RAND+3 seed RTS \ Return from the subroutine .EX11 JSR DORND2 \ Set A and X to random numbers, making sure the C flag \ doesn't affect the outcome JMP EX4 \ We just skipped a particle, so jump up to EX4 to do \ the next one .EXS1 \ This routine calculates the following: \ \ (A X) = (A R) +/- random * cloud size \ \ returning with the flags set for the high byte in A STA S \ Store A in S so we can use it later JSR DORND2 \ Set A and X to random numbers, making sure the C flag \ doesn't affect the outcome ROL A \ Set A = A * 2 BCS EX5 \ If bit 7 of A was set (50% chance), jump to EX5 JSR FMLTU \ Set A = A * Q / 256 \ = random << 1 * projected cloud size / 256 ADC R \ Set (A X) = (S R) + A TAX \ = (S R) + random * projected cloud size \ \ where S contains the argument A, starting with the low \ bytes LDA S \ And then the high bytes ADC #0 RTS \ Return from the subroutine .EX5 JSR FMLTU \ Set T = A * Q / 256 STA T \ = random << 1 * projected cloud size / 256 LDA R \ Set (A X) = (S R) - T SBC T \ TAX \ where S contains the argument A, starting with the low \ bytes LDA S \ And then the high bytes SBC #0 RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: DOEXP [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing ships Summary: Draw an exploding ship Deep dive: Drawing explosion clouds Generating random numbersContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * LL9 (Part 1 of 12) calls DOEXP * LL9 (Part 9 of 12) calls DOEXP.SOS1 JSR msblob \ Reset the dashboard's missile indicators so none of \ them are targeted LDA #127 \ Set the pitch and roll counters to 127 (no damping STA INWK+29 \ so the planet's rotation doesn't slow down) STA INWK+30 LDA tek \ Set A = 128 or 130 depending on bit 1 of the system's AND #%00000010 \ tech level in tek ORA #%10000000 JMP NWSHP \ Add a new planet to our local bubble of universe, \ with the planet type defined by A (128 is a planet \ with an equator and meridian, 130 is a planet with \ a crater)Name: SOS1 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Universe Summary: Update the missile indicators, set up the planet data blockContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * SOLAR calls SOS1 * TT110 calls SOS1

Update the missile indicators, and set up a data block for the planet, but only setting the pitch and roll counters to 127 (no damping)..SOLAR LSR FIST \ Halve our legal status in FIST, making us less bad, \ and moving bit 0 into the C flag (so every time we \ arrive in a new system, our legal status improves a \ bit) JSR ZINF \ Call ZINF to reset the INWK ship workspace, which \ doesn't affect the C flag LDA QQ15+1 \ Fetch s0_hi AND #%00000011 \ Extract bits 0-1 (which also help to determine the \ economy), which will be between 0 and 3 ADC #3 \ Add 3 + C, to get a result between 3 and 7, clearing \ the C flag in the process STA INWK+8 \ Store the result in z_sign in byte #6 ROR A \ Halve A, rotating in the C flag (which is clear) and STA INWK+2 \ store in both x_sign and y_sign, moving the planet to STA INWK+5 \ the upper right JSR SOS1 \ Call SOS1 to set up the planet's data block and add it \ to FRIN, where it will get put in the first slot as \ it's the first one to be added to our local bubble of \ this new system's universe LDA QQ15+3 \ Fetch s1_hi, extract bits 0-2, set bits 0 and 7 and AND #%00000111 \ store in z_sign, so the sun is behind us at a distance ORA #%10000001 \ of 1 to 7 STA INWK+8 LDA QQ15+5 \ Fetch s2_hi, extract bits 0-1 and store in x_sign and AND #%00000011 \ y_sign, so the sun is either dead in our rear laser STA INWK+2 \ crosshairs, or off to the top left by a distance of 1 STA INWK+1 \ or 2 when we look out the back LDA #0 \ Set the pitch and roll counters to 0 (no rotation) STA INWK+29 STA INWK+30 LDA #129 \ Set A = 129, the ship type for the sun JSR NWSHP \ Call NWSHP to set up the sun's data block and add it \ to FRIN, where it will get put in the second slot as \ it's the second one to be added to our local bubble \ of this new system's universeName: SOLAR [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Universe Summary: Set up various aspects of arriving in a new systemContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TT18 calls SOLAR

Halve our legal status, update the missile indicators, and set up data blocks and slots for the planet and sun..NWSTARS LDA QQ11 \ If this is not a space view, jump to WPSHPS to skip BNE WPSHPS \ the initialisation of the SX, SY and SZ tablesName: NWSTARS [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Stardust Summary: Initialise the stardust fieldContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * LOOK1 calls NWSTARS

This routine is called when the space view is initialised in routine LOOK1..nWq LDY NOSTM \ Set Y to the current number of stardust particles, so \ we can use it as a counter through all the stardust .SAL4 JSR DORND \ Set A and X to random numbers ORA #8 \ Set A so that it's at least 8 STA SZ,Y \ Store A in the Y-th particle's z_hi coordinate at \ SZ+Y, so the particle appears in front of us STA ZZ \ Set ZZ to the particle's z_hi coordinate JSR DORND \ Set A and X to random numbers STA SX,Y \ Store A in the Y-th particle's x_hi coordinate at \ SX+Y, so the particle appears in front of us STA X1 \ Set X1 to the particle's x_hi coordinate JSR DORND \ Set A and X to random numbers STA SY,Y \ Store A in the Y-th particle's y_hi coordinate at \ SY+Y, so the particle appears in front of us STA Y1 \ Set Y1 to the particle's y_hi coordinate JSR PIXEL2 \ Draw a stardust particle at (X1,Y1) with distance ZZ DEY \ Decrement the counter to point to the next particle of \ stardust BNE SAL4 \ Loop back to SAL4 until we have randomised all the \ stardust particles JSR PBFL \ Call PBFL to send the contents of the pixel buffer to \ the I/O processor for plotting on-screen \ Fall through into WPSHPS to clear the scanner and \ reset the LSO blockName: nWq [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Stardust Summary: Create a random cloud of stardustContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * DEATH calls nWq * DEMON calls nWq

Create a random cloud of stardust containing the correct number of dust particles, i.e. NOSTM of them, which is 3 in witchspace and 18 (#NOST) in normal space. Also clears the scanner and initialises the LSO block. This is called by the DEATH routine when it displays our untimely demise..WPSHPS LDX #0 \ Set up a counter in X to work our way through all the \ ship slots in FRIN .WSL1 LDA FRIN,X \ Fetch the ship type in slot X BEQ WS2 \ If the slot contains 0 then it is empty and we have \ checked all the slots (as they are always shuffled \ down in the main loop to close up and gaps), so jump \ to WS2 as we are done BMI WS1 \ If the slot contains a ship type with bit 7 set, then \ it contains the planet or the sun, so jump down to WS1 \ to skip this slot, as the planet and sun don't appear \ on the scanner STA TYPE \ Store the ship type in TYPE JSR GINF \ Call GINF to get the address of the data block for \ ship slot X and store it in INF LDY #31 \ We now want to copy the first 32 bytes from the ship's \ data block into INWK, so set a counter in Y .WSL2 LDA (INF),Y \ Copy the Y-th byte from the data block pointed to by STA INWK,Y \ INF into the Y-th byte of INWK workspace DEY \ Decrement the counter to point at the next byte BPL WSL2 \ Loop back to WSL2 until we have copied all 32 bytes STX XSAV \ Store the ship slot number in XSAV while we call SCAN JSR SCAN \ Call SCAN to plot this ship on the scanner, which will \ remove it as it's plotted with EOR logic LDX XSAV \ Restore the ship slot number from XSAV into X LDY #31 \ Clear bits 3, 4 and 6 in the ship's byte #31, which LDA (INF),Y \ stops drawing the ship on-screen (bit 3), hides it AND #%10100111 \ from the scanner (bit 4) and stops any lasers firing STA (INF),Y \ (bit 6) .WS1 INX \ Increment X to point to the next ship slot BNE WSL1 \ Loop back up to process the next slot (this BNE is \ effectively a JMP as X will never be zero) .WS2 STZ LSP \ Reset the ball line heap by setting the ball line heap \ pointer to 0 LDX #&FF \ Set X = &FF (though this appears not to be used) \ Fall through into FLFLLS to reset the LSO blockName: WPSHPS [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Clear the scanner, reset the ball line and sun line heapsContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * LOOK1 calls WPSHPS * NWSTARS calls WPSHPS * RES2 calls WPSHPS

Remove all ships from the scanner, reset the sun line heap at LSO, and reset the ball line heap at LSX2 and LSY2..FLFLLS LDY #2*Y-1 \ #Y is the y-coordinate of the centre of the space \ view, so this sets Y as a counter for the number of \ lines in the space view (i.e. 191), which is also the \ number of lines in the LSO block LDA #0 \ Set A to 0 so we can zero-fill the LSO block .SAL6 STA LSO,Y \ Set the Y-th byte of the LSO block to 0 DEY \ Decrement the counter BNE SAL6 \ Loop back until we have filled all the way to LSO+1 DEY \ Decrement Y to value of &FF (as we exit the above loop \ with Y = 0) STY LSX \ Set the first byte of the LSO block, which has its own \ label LSX, to &FF, to indicate that the sun line heap \ is empty RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: FLFLLS [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing suns Summary: Reset the sun line heapContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * KS4 calls FLFLLS * TT23 calls FLFLLS * TTX66 calls FLFLLS

Reset the sun line heap at LSO by zero-filling it and setting the first byte to &FF. Returns: A A is set to 0.DET1 LDA #DODIALS \ Send the first part of a #DODIALS command to the I/O JSR OSWRCH \ processor TXA \ Send the new number of rows to the I/O processor, so JMP OSWRCH \ we've now sent a #DODIALSName: DET1 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Screen mode Summary: Show or hide the dashboard (for when we die) by sending a #DODIALS command to the I/O processorContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * DEATH calls DET1

Arguments: X The number of text rows to display on the screen (24 will hide the dashboard, 31 will make it reappear)command DEX \ Increment the shield value so that it doesn't go past \ a maximum of 255 RTS \ Return from the subroutine .SHD INX \ Increment the shield value BEQ SHD-2 \ If the shield value is 0 then this means it was 255 \ before, which is the maximum value, so jump to SHD-2 \ to bring it back down to 258 and return \ Otherwise fall through into DENGY to drain our energy \ to pay for all this shield chargingName: SHD [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Flight Summary: Charge a shield and drain some energy from the energy banksContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * Main flight loop (Part 13 of 16) calls SHD

Charge up a shield, and if it needs charging, drain some energy from the energy banks. Arguments: X The value of the shield to recharge.DENGY DEC ENERGY \ Decrement the energy banks in ENERGY PHP \ Save the flags on the stack BNE P%+5 \ If the energy levels are not yet zero, skip the \ following instruction INC ENERGY \ The minimum allowed energy level is 1, and we just \ reached 0, so increment ENERGY back to 1 PLP \ Restore the flags from the stack, so we return with \ the Z flag from the DEC instruction above RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: DENGY [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Flight Summary: Drain some energy from the energy banksContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * LASLI calls DENGY * Main flight loop (Part 16 of 16) calls DENGY

Returns: Z flag Set if we have no energy left, clear otherwise.COMPAS JSR DOT \ Call DOT to redraw (i.e. remove) the current compass \ dot LDA SSPR \ If we are inside the space station safe zone, jump to BNE SP1 \ SP1 to draw the space station on the compass JSR SPS1 \ Otherwise we need to draw the planet on the compass, \ so first call SPS1 to calculate the vector to the \ planet and store it in XX15 BRA SP2 \ Jump to SP2 to draw XX15 on the compass, returning \ from the subroutine using a tail callName: COMPAS [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Update the compassContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * DIALS calls COMPAS.SPS2 ASL A \ Set X = |A| * 2, and set the C flag to the sign bit of TAX \ A LDA #0 \ Set Y to have the sign bit from A in bit 7, with the ROR A \ rest of its bits zeroed, so Y now contains the sign of TAY \ the original argument LDA #20 \ Set Q = 20 STA Q TXA \ Copy X into A, so A now contains the argument A * 2 JSR DVID4 \ Calculate the following: \ \ P = A / Q \ = |argument A| * 2 / 20 \ = |argument A| / 10 LDX P \ Set X to the result TYA \ If the sign of the original argument A is negative, BMI LL163 \ jump to LL163 to flip the sign of the result LDY #0 \ Set the high byte of the result to 0, as the result is \ positive RTS \ Return from the subroutine .LL163 LDY #&FF \ The result is negative, so set the high byte to &FF TXA \ Flip the low byte and add 1 to get the negated low EOR #&FF \ byte, using two's complement TAX INX RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: SPS2 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Maths (Arithmetic) Summary: Calculate (Y X) = A / 10Context: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * SP2 calls SPS2

Calculate the following, where A is a signed 8-bit integer and the result is a signed 16-bit integer: (Y X) = A / 10 Returns: C flag The C flag is cleared.SPS4 LDX #8 \ First we need to copy the space station's coordinates \ into K3, so set a counter to copy the first 9 bytes \ (the 3-byte x, y and z coordinates) from the station's \ data block at K% + NI% into K3 .SPL1 LDA K%+NI%,X \ Copy the X-th byte from the station's data block at STA K3,X \ K% + NI% to the X-th byte of K3 DEX \ Decrement the loop counter BPL SPL1 \ Loop back to SPL1 until we have copied all 9 bytes JMP TAS2 \ Call TAS2 to build XX15 from K3, returning from the \ subroutine using a tail callName: SPS4 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Maths (Geometry) Summary: Calculate the vector to the space stationContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * SP1 calls SPS4

Calculate the vector between our ship and the space station and store it in XX15..SP1 JSR SPS4 \ Call SPS4 to calculate the vector to the space station \ and store it in XX15 \ Fall through into SP2 to draw XX15 on the compassName: SP1 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Draw the space station on the compassContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * COMPAS calls SP1.SP2 LDA XX15 \ Set A to the x-coordinate of the planet or station to \ show on the compass, which will be in the range -96 to \ +96 as the vector has been normalised JSR SPS2 \ Set (Y X) = A / 10, so X will be from -9 to +9, which \ is the x-offset from the centre of the compass of the \ dot we want to draw. Returns with the C flag clear TXA \ Set COMX = 195 + X, as 186 is the pixel x-coordinate ADC #195 \ of the leftmost dot possible on the compass, and X can STA COMX \ be -9, which would be 195 - 9 = 186. This also means \ that the highest value for COMX is 195 + 9 = 204, \ which is the pixel x-coordinate of the rightmost dot \ in the compass... but the compass dot is actually two \ pixels wide, so the compass dot can overlap the right \ edge of the compass, but not the left edge LDA XX15+1 \ Set A to the y-coordinate of the planet or station to \ show on the compass, which will be in the range -96 to \ +96 as the vector has been normalised JSR SPS2 \ Set (Y X) = A / 10, so X will be from -9 to +9, which \ is the y-offset from the centre of the compass of the \ dot we want to draw. Returns with the C flag clear STX T \ Set COMY = 204 - X, as 203 is the pixel y-coordinate LDA #204 \ of the centre of the compass, the C flag is clear, SBC T \ and the y-axis needs to be flipped around (because STA COMY \ when the planet or station is above us, and the \ vector is therefore positive, we want to show the dot \ higher up on the compass, which has a smaller pixel \ y-coordinate). So this calculation does this: \ \ COMY = 204 - X - (1 - 0) = 203 - X LDA #WHITE2 \ Set A to white, the colour for when the planet or \ station in the compass is in front of us LDX XX15+2 \ If the z-coordinate of the XX15 vector is positive, BPL P%+4 \ skip the following instruction LDA #GREEN2 \ The z-coordinate of XX15 is negative, so the planet or \ station is behind us and the compass dot should be in \ green, so set A accordingly STA COMC \ Store the compass colour in COMC \ Fall through into DOT to draw the dot on the compassName: SP2 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Draw a dot on the compass, given the planet/station vectorContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * COMPAS calls SP2

Draw a dot on the compass to represent the planet or station, whose normalised vector is in XX15. XX15 to XX15+2 The normalised vector to the planet or space station, stored as x in XX15, y in XX15+1 and z in XX15+2.DOT LDA COMY \ Store the y-coordinate of the dash in byte #0 of the STA DOTY1 \ parameter block below LDA COMX \ Store the x-coordinate of the dash in byte #1 of the STA DOTX1 \ parameter block below LDA COMC \ Store the dash colour in byte #2 of the parameter STA DOTCOL \ block below LDX #LO(DOTpars) \ Set (Y X) to point to the parameter block below LDY #HI(DOTpars) LDA #DOdot \ Send a #DODKS4 command to the I/O processor to draw JMP OSWORD \ the dash on-screen, returning from the subroutine \ using a tail call .DOTpars EQUB 5 \ The number of bytes to transmit with this command EQUB 0 \ The number of bytes to receive with this command .DOTX1 EQUB 0 \ The x-coordinate of the dash .DOTY1 EQUB 0 \ The y-coordinate of the dash .DOTCOL EQUB 0 \ The colour of the dash RTS \ End of the parameter blockName: DOT [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Text Summary: Draw a dash on the compass by sending a #DOdot command to the I/O processorContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * COMPAS calls DOT

Draw a dash on the compass. Arguments: COMX The screen pixel x-coordinate of the dash COMY The screen pixel y-coordinate of the dash COMC The colour and thickness of the dash: * #WHITE2 = a double-height dash in white, for when the object in the compass is in front of us * #GREEN2 = a single-height dash in green, for when the object in the compass is behind us.OOPS STA T \ Store the amount of damage in T LDX #0 \ Fetch byte #8 (z_sign) for the ship attacking us, and LDY #8 \ set X = 0 LDA (INF),Y BMI OO1 \ If A is negative, then we got hit in the rear, so jump \ to OO1 to process damage to the aft shield LDA FSH \ Otherwise the forward shield was damaged, so fetch the SBC T \ shield strength from FSH and subtract the damage in T BCC OO2 \ If the C flag is clear then this amount of damage was \ too much for the shields, so jump to OO2 to set the \ shield level to 0 and start taking damage directly \ from the energy banks STA FSH \ Store the new value of the forward shield in FSH RTS \ Return from the subroutine .OO2 STZ FSH \ Set the forward shield to 0 BCC OO3 \ Jump to OO3 to start taking damage directly from the \ energy banks (this BCC is effectively a JMP as the C \ flag is clear, as we jumped to OO2 with a BCC) .OO1 LDA ASH \ The aft shield was damaged, so fetch the shield SBC T \ strength from ASH and subtract the damage in T BCC OO5 \ If the C flag is clear then this amount of damage was \ too much for the shields, so jump to OO5 to set the \ shield level to 0 and start taking damage directly \ from the energy banks STA ASH \ Store the new value of the aft shield in ASH RTS \ Return from the subroutine .OO5 STZ ASH \ Set the aft shield to 0 .OO3 ADC ENERGY \ A is negative and contains the amount by which the STA ENERGY \ damage overwhelmed the shields, so this drains the \ energy banks by that amount (and because the energy \ banks are shown over four indicators rather than one, \ but with the same value range of 0-255, energy will \ appear to drain away four times faster than the \ shields did) BEQ P%+4 \ If we have just run out of energy, skip the next \ instruction to jump straight to our death BCS P%+5 \ If the C flag is set, then subtracting the damage from \ the energy banks didn't underflow, so we had enough \ energy to survive, and we can skip the next \ instruction to make a sound and take some damage JMP DEATH \ Otherwise our energy levels are either 0 or negative, \ and in either case that means we jump to our DEATH, \ returning from the subroutine using a tail call JSR EXNO3 \ We didn't die, so call EXNO3 to make the sound of a \ collision JMP OUCH \ And jump to OUCH to take damage and return from the \ subroutine using a tail callName: OOPS [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Flight Summary: Take some damageContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * Main flight loop (Part 10 of 16) calls OOPS * TACTICS (Part 1 of 7) calls OOPS * TACTICS (Part 6 of 7) calls OOPS

We just took some damage, so reduce the shields if we have any, or reduce the energy levels and potentially take some damage to the cargo if we don't. Arguments: A The amount of damage to take INF The address of the ship block for the ship that attacked us, or the ship that we just ran into.SPS3 LDA K%+1,X \ Copy x_hi into K3+X STA K3,X LDA K%+2,X \ Set A = Y = x_sign TAY AND #%01111111 \ Set K3+1 = |x_sign| STA K3+1,X TYA \ Set K3+2 = the sign of x_sign AND #%10000000 STA K3+2,X RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: SPS3 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Maths (Geometry) Summary: Copy a space coordinate from the K% block into K3Context: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * SPS1 calls SPS3

Copy one of the planet's coordinates into the corresponding location in the temporary variable K3. The high byte and absolute value of the sign byte are copied into the first two K3 bytes, and the sign of the sign byte is copied into the highest K3 byte. The comments below are written for copying the planet's x-coordinate into K3(2 1 0). Arguments: X Determines which coordinate to copy, and to where: * X = 0 copies (x_sign, x_hi) into K3(2 1 0) * X = 3 copies (y_sign, y_hi) into K3(5 4 3) * X = 6 copies (z_sign, z_hi) into K3(8 7 6).GINF TXA \ Set Y = X * 2 ASL A TAY LDA UNIV,Y \ Get the high byte of the address of the X-th ship STA INF \ from UNIV and store it in INF LDA UNIV+1,Y \ Get the low byte of the address of the X-th ship STA INF+1 \ from UNIV and store it in INF RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: GINF [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Universe Summary: Fetch the address of a ship's data block into INFContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * DEMON calls GINF * FRMIS calls GINF * Main flight loop (Part 4 of 16) calls GINF * NWSHP calls GINF * WPSHPS calls GINF

Get the address of the data block for ship slot X and store it in INF. This address is fetched from the UNIV table, which stores the addresses of the 13 ship data blocks in workspace K%. Arguments: X The ship slot number for which we want the data block address.NWSPS JSR SPBLB \ Light up the space station bulb on the dashboard LDX #%10000001 \ Set the AI flag in byte #32 to %10000001 (hostile, STX INWK+32 \ no AI, has an E.C.M.) LDX #0 \ Set pitch counter to 0 (no pitch, roll only) STX INWK+30 STX NEWB \ Set NEWB to %00000000, though this gets overridden by \ the default flags from E% in NWSHP below STX FRIN+1 \ Set the second slot in the FRIN table to 0, so when we \ fall through into NWSHP below, the new station that \ gets created will go into slot FRIN+1, as this will be \ the first empty slot that the routine finds DEX \ Set roll counter to 255 (maximum roll with no STX INWK+29 \ damping) LDX #10 \ Call NwS1 to flip the sign of nosev_x_hi (byte #10) JSR NwS1 JSR NwS1 \ And again to flip the sign of nosev_y_hi (byte #12) JSR NwS1 \ And again to flip the sign of nosev_z_hi (byte #14) LDA spasto \ Copy the address of the Coriolis space station's ship STA XX21+2*SST-2 \ blueprint from spasto to the #SST entry in the LDA spasto+1 \ blueprint lookup table at XX21, so when we spawn a STA XX21+2*SST-1 \ ship of type #SST, it will be a Coriolis station LDA tek \ If the system's tech level in tek is less than 10, CMP #10 \ jump to notadodo, so tech levels 0 to 9 have Coriolis BCC notadodo \ stations, while 10 and above will have Dodo stations LDA XX21+2*DOD-2 \ Copy the address of the Dodo space station's ship STA XX21+2*SST-2 \ blueprint from spasto to the #SST entry in the LDA XX21+2*DOD-1 \ blueprint lookup table at XX21, so when we spawn a STA XX21+2*SST-1 \ ship of type #SST, it will be a Dodo station .notadodo LDA #LO(LSO) \ Set bytes #33 and #34 to point to LSO for the ship STA INWK+33 \ line heap for the space station LDA #HI(LSO) STA INWK+34 LDA #SST \ Set A to the space station type, and fall through \ into NWSHP to finish adding the space station to the \ universeName: NWSPS [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Universe Summary: Add a new space station to our local bubble of universeContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * Main flight loop (Part 14 of 16) calls NWSPS * TT110 calls NWSPS.NWSHP STA T \ Store the ship type in location T LDX #0 \ Before we can add a new ship, we need to check \ whether we have an empty slot we can put it in. To do \ this, we need to loop through all the slots to look \ for an empty one, so set a counter in X that starts \ from the first slot at 0. When ships are killed, then \ the slots are shuffled down by the KILLSHP routine, so \ the first empty slot will always come after the last \ filled slot. This allows us to tack the new ship's \ data block and ship line heap onto the end of the \ existing ship data and heap, as shown in the memory \ map below .NWL1 LDA FRIN,X \ Load the ship type for the X-th slot BEQ NW1 \ If it is zero, then this slot is empty and we can use \ it for our new ship, so jump down to NW1 INX \ Otherwise increment X to point to the next slot CPX #NOSH \ If we haven't reached the last slot yet, loop back up BCC NWL1 \ to NWL1 to check the next slot (note that this means \ only slots from 0 to #NOSH - 1 are populated by this \ routine, but there is one more slot reserved in FRIN, \ which is used to identify the end of the slot list \ when shuffling the slots down in the KILLSHP routine) .NW3 CLC \ Otherwise we don't have an empty slot, so we can't RTS \ add a new ship, so clear the C flag to indicate that \ we have not managed to create the new ship, and return \ from the subroutine .NW1 \ If we get here, then we have found an empty slot at \ index X, so we can go ahead and create our new ship. \ We do that by creating a ship data block at INWK and, \ when we are done, copying the block from INWK into \ the K% workspace (specifically, to INF) JSR GINF \ Get the address of the data block for ship slot X \ (which is in workspace K%) and store it in INF LDA T \ If the type of ship that we want to create is BMI NW2 \ negative, then this indicates a planet or sun, so \ jump down to NW2, as the next section sets up a ship \ data block, which doesn't apply to planets and suns, \ as they don't have things like shields, missiles, \ vertices and edges \ This is a ship, so first we need to set up various \ pointers to the ship blueprint we will need. The \ blueprints for each ship type in Elite are stored \ in a table at location XX21, so refer to the comments \ on that variable for more details on the data we're \ about to access ASL A \ Set Y = ship type * 2 TAY LDA XX21-1,Y \ The ship blueprints at XX21 start with a lookup \ table that points to the individual ship blueprints, \ so this fetches the high byte of this particular ship \ type's blueprint BEQ NW3 \ If the high byte is 0 then this is not a valid ship \ type, so jump to NW3 to clear the C flag and return \ from the subroutine STA XX0+1 \ This is a valid ship type, so store the high byte in \ XX0+1 LDA XX21-2,Y \ Fetch the low byte of this particular ship type's STA XX0 \ blueprint and store it in XX0, so XX0(1 0) now \ contains the address of this ship's blueprint CPY #2*SST \ If the ship type is a space station (SST), then jump BEQ NW6 \ to NW6, skipping the heap space steps below, as the \ space station has its own line heap at LSO (which it \ shares with the sun) \ We now want to allocate space for a heap that we can \ use to store the lines we draw for our new ship (so it \ can easily be erased from the screen again). SLSP \ points to the start of the current heap space, and we \ can extend it downwards with the heap for our new ship \ (as the heap space always ends just before the ship \ blueprints at D%) LDY #5 \ Fetch ship blueprint byte #5, which contains the LDA (XX0),Y \ maximum heap size required for plotting the new ship, STA T1 \ and store it in T1 LDA SLSP \ Take the 16-bit address in SLSP and subtract T1, SEC \ storing the 16-bit result in INWK(34 33), so this now SBC T1 \ points to the start of the line heap for our new ship STA INWK+33 LDA SLSP+1 SBC #0 STA INWK+34 \ We now need to check that there is enough free space \ for both this new line heap and the new data block \ for our ship. In memory, this is the layout of the \ ship data blocks and ship line heaps: \ \ +-----------------------------------+ \ | | \ | Ship blueprints | \ | | \ +-----------------------------------+ &D000 = D% \ | | \ | Current ship line heap | \ | | \ +-----------------------------------+ SLSP \ | | \ | Proposed heap for new ship | \ | | \ +-----------------------------------+ INWK(34 33) \ | | \ . . \ . . \ . . \ . . \ . . \ | | \ +-----------------------------------+ INF + NI% \ | | \ | Proposed data block for new ship | \ | | \ +-----------------------------------+ INF \ | | \ | Existing ship data blocks | \ | | \ +-----------------------------------+ &8200 = K% \ \ So, to work out if we have enough space, we have to \ make sure there is room between the end of our new \ ship data block at INF + NI%, and the start of the \ proposed heap for our new ship at the address we \ stored in INWK(34 33). Or, to put it another way, we \ and to make sure that: \ \ INWK(34 33) > INF + NI% \ \ which is the same as saying: \ \ INWK+33 - INF > NI% \ \ because INWK is in zero page, so INWK+34 = 0 LDA INWK+33 \ Calculate INWK+33 - INF, again using 16-bit SBC INF \ arithmetic, and put the result in (A Y), so the high TAY \ byte is in A and the low byte in Y. The subtraction LDA INWK+34 \ works because the previous subtraction will never SBC INF+1 \ underflow, so we know the C flag is set BCC NW3+1 \ If we have an underflow from the subtraction, then \ INF > INWK+33 and we definitely don't have enough \ room for this ship, so jump to NW3+1, which returns \ from the subroutine (with the C flag already cleared) BNE NW4 \ If the subtraction of the high bytes in A is not \ zero, and we don't have underflow, then we definitely \ have enough space, so jump to NW4 to continue setting \ up the new ship CPY #NI% \ Otherwise the high bytes are the same in our BCC NW3+1 \ subtraction, so now we compare the low byte of the \ result (which is in Y) with NI%. This is the same as \ doing INWK+33 - INF > NI% (see above). If this isn't \ true, the C flag will be clear and we don't have \ enough space, so we jump to NW3+1, which returns \ from the subroutine (with the C flag already cleared) .NW4 LDA INWK+33 \ If we get here then we do have enough space for our STA SLSP \ new ship, so store the new bottom of the ship line LDA INWK+34 \ heap (i.e. INWK+33) in SLSP, doing both the high and STA SLSP+1 \ low bytes .NW6 LDY #14 \ Fetch ship blueprint byte #14, which contains the LDA (XX0),Y \ ship's energy, and store it in byte #35 STA INWK+35 LDY #19 \ Fetch ship blueprint byte #19, which contains the LDA (XX0),Y \ number of missiles and laser power, and AND with %111 AND #%00000111 \ to extract the number of missiles before storing in STA INWK+31 \ byte #31 LDA T \ Restore the ship type we stored above .NW2 STA FRIN,X \ Store the ship type in the X-th byte of FRIN, so the \ this slot is now shown as occupied in the index table TAX \ Copy the ship type into X BMI NW8 \ If the ship type is negative (planet or sun), then \ jump to NW8 to skip the following instructions CPX #HER \ If the ship type is a rock hermit, jump to gangbang BEQ gangbang \ to increase the junk count CPX #JL \ If JL <= X < JH, i.e. the type of ship we killed in X BCC NW7 \ is junk (escape pod, alloy plate, cargo canister, CPX #JH \ asteroid, splinter, Shuttle or Transporter), then keep BCS NW7 \ going, otherwise jump to NW7 .gangbang INC JUNK \ We're adding junk, so increase the junk counter .NW7 INC MANY,X \ Increment the total number of ships of type X .NW8 LDY T \ Restore the ship type we stored above LDA E%-1,Y \ Fetch the E% byte for this ship to get the default \ settings for the ship's NEWB flags AND #%01101111 \ Zero bits 4 and 7 (so the new ship is not docking, has \ has not been scooped, and has not just docked) ORA NEWB \ Apply the result to the ship's NEWB flags, which sets STA NEWB \ bits 0-3 and 5-6 in NEWB if they are set in the E% \ byte LDY #(NI%-1) \ The final step is to copy the new ship's data block \ from INWK to INF, so set up a counter for NI% bytes \ in Y .NWL3 LDA INWK,Y \ Load the Y-th byte of INWK and store in the Y-th byte STA (INF),Y \ of the workspace pointed to by INF DEY \ Decrement the loop counter BPL NWL3 \ Loop back for the next byte until we have copied them \ all over SEC \ We have successfully created our new ship, so set the \ C flag to indicate success RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: NWSHP [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Universe Summary: Add a new ship to our local bubble of universeContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * BRIEF calls NWSHP * DEMON calls NWSHP * FRS1 calls NWSHP * GTHG calls NWSHP * KS4 calls NWSHP * Main game loop (Part 1 of 6) calls NWSHP * Main game loop (Part 2 of 6) calls NWSHP * Main game loop (Part 3 of 6) calls NWSHP * Main game loop (Part 4 of 6) calls NWSHP * SFS1 calls NWSHP * SOLAR calls NWSHP * SOS1 calls NWSHP * TITLE calls NWSHP

This creates a new block of ship data in the K% workspace, allocates a new block in the ship line heap at WP, adds the new ship's type into the first empty slot in FRIN, and adds a pointer to the ship data into UNIV. If there isn't enough free memory for the new ship, it isn't added. Arguments: A The type of the ship to add (see variable XX21 for a list of ship types) Returns: C flag Set if the ship was successfully added, clear if it wasn't (as there wasn't enough free memory) INF Points to the new ship's data block in K%.NwS1 LDA INWK,X \ Load the X-th byte of INWK into A and flip bit 7, EOR #%10000000 \ storing the result back in the X-th byte of INWK STA INWK,X INX \ Add 2 to X INX RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: NwS1 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Universe Summary: Flip the sign and double an INWK byteContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * NWSPS calls NwS1

Flip the sign of the INWK byte at offset X, and increment X by 2. This is used by the space station creation routine at NWSPS. Arguments: X The offset of the INWK byte to be flipped Returns: X X is incremented by 2.ABORT LDX #&FF \ Set X to &FF, which is the value of MSTG when we have \ no target lock for our missile \ Fall through into ABORT2 to set the missile lock to \ the value in X, which effectively disarms the missileName: ABORT [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Disarm missiles and update the dashboard indicatorsContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * FRMIS calls ABORT * KILLSHP calls ABORT * Main flight loop (Part 3 of 16) calls ABORT

Arguments: Y The new status of the leftmost missile indicator.ABORT2 STX MSTG \ Store the target of our missile lock in MSTG LDX NOMSL \ Call MSBAR to update the leftmost indicator in the JSR MSBAR \ dashboard's missile bar, which returns with Y = 0 STY MSAR \ Set MSAR = 0 to indicate that the leftmost missile \ is no longer seeking a target lock RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: ABORT2 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Set/unset the lock target for a missile and update the dashboardContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * Main flight loop (Part 11 of 16) calls ABORT2

Set the lock target for the leftmost missile and update the dashboard. Arguments: X The slot number of the ship to lock our missile onto, or &FF to remove missile lock Y The new colour of the missile indicator: * &00 = black (no missile) * #RED2 = red (armed and locked) * #YELLOW2 = yellow/white (armed) * #GREEN2 = green (disarmed).ECBLB2 LDA #32 \ Set the E.C.M. countdown timer in ECMA to 32 STA ECMA ASL A \ Call the NOISE routine with A = 64 to make the sound JSR NOISE \ of the E.C.M. being switched on \ Fall through into ECBLB to light up the E.C.M. bulbName: ECBLB2 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Start up the E.C.M. (indicator, start countdown and make sound)Context: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * Main flight loop (Part 3 of 16) calls ECBLB2 * TACTICS (Part 1 of 7) calls ECBLB2

Light up the E.C.M. indicator bulb on the dashboard, set the E.C.M. countdown timer to 32, and start making the E.C.M. sound..ECBLB LDA #DOBULB \ Send a #DOBULB 255 command to the I/O processor to JSR OSWRCH \ tell it to draw the E.C.M. indicator bulb on the LDA #255 \ dashboard, and return from the subroutine using a tail JMP OSWRCH \ callName: ECBLB [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Light up the E.C.M. indicator bulb ("E") on the dashboard by sending a #DOBULB 255 command to the I/O processorContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * ECMOF calls ECBLB

This draws (or erases) the E.C.M. indicator bulb ("E") on the dashboard..SPBLB LDA #DOBULB \ Send a #DOBULB 0 command to the I/O processor to JSR OSWRCH \ tell it to draw the E.C.M. indicator bulb on the LDA #0 \ dashboard, and return from the subroutine using a tail JMP OSWRCH \ callName: SPBLB [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Light up the space station indicator ("S") on the dashboard by sending a #DOBULB 0 command to the I/O processorContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * KS4 calls SPBLB * NWSPS calls SPBLB * RES2 calls SPBLB

This draws (or erases) the space station indicator bulb ("S") on the dashboard..msbpars EQUB 4 \ The number of bytes to transmit with this command EQUB 0 \ The number of bytes to receive with this command EQUB 0 \ The number of the missile indicator to update EQUB 0 \ The colour of the missile indicator EQUB 0 \ End of the parameter block .MSBAR PHX \ Store the indicator number on the stack so we can \ retrieve it later STX msbpars+2 \ Store the indicator number in byte #2 of the parameter \ block above STY msbpars+3 \ Store the indicator colour in byte #3 of the parameter \ block above PHY \ Store the indicator colour on the stack so we can \ retrieve it later LDX #LO(msbpars) \ Set (Y X) to point to the parameter block above LDY #HI(msbpars) LDA #DOmsbar \ Send a #DOmsbar command to the I/O processor to update JSR OSWORD \ the missile indicator on the dashboard LDY #0 \ Set Y = 0 PLA \ Restore the indicator colour from the stack into A PLX \ Restore the indicator number from the stack into X RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: MSBAR [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Draw a specific indicator in the dashboard's missile bar by sending a #DOmsbar command to the I/O processorContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * ABORT2 calls MSBAR * Main flight loop (Part 3 of 16) calls MSBAR * msblob calls MSBAR

Each indicator is a rectangle that's 3 pixels wide and 5 pixels high. If the indicator is set to black, this effectively removes a missile. Arguments: X The number of the missile indicator to update (counting from right to left, so indicator NOMSL is the leftmost indicator) Y The colour of the missile indicator: * &00 = black (no missile) * &0E = red (armed and locked) * &E0 = yellow/white (armed) * &EE = green/cyan (disarmed) Returns: X X is preserved Y Y is set to 0.PROJ LDA INWK \ Set P(1 0) = (x_hi x_lo) STA P \ = x LDA INWK+1 STA P+1 LDA INWK+2 \ Set A = x_sign JSR PLS6 \ Call PLS6 to calculate: \ \ (X K) = (A P) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo) \ = (x_sign x_hi x_lo) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo) \ = x / z BCS PL2-1 \ If the C flag is set then the result overflowed and \ the coordinate doesn't fit on the screen, so return \ from the subroutine with the C flag set (as PL2-1 \ contains an RTS) LDA K \ Set K3(1 0) = (X K) + #X ADC #X \ = #X + x / z STA K3 \ \ first doing the low bytes TXA \ And then the high bytes. #X is the x-coordinate of ADC #0 \ the centre of the space view, so this converts the STA K3+1 \ space x-coordinate into a screen x-coordinate LDA INWK+3 \ Set P(1 0) = (y_hi y_lo) STA P LDA INWK+4 STA P+1 LDA INWK+5 \ Set A = -y_sign EOR #%10000000 JSR PLS6 \ Call PLS6 to calculate: \ \ (X K) = (A P) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo) \ = -(y_sign y_hi y_lo) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo) \ = -y / z BCS PL2-1 \ If the C flag is set then the result overflowed and \ the coordinate doesn't fit on the screen, so return \ from the subroutine with the C flag set (as PL2-1 \ contains an RTS) LDA K \ Set K4(1 0) = (X K) + #Y ADC #Y \ = #Y - y / z STA K4 \ \ first doing the low bytes TXA \ And then the high bytes. #Y is the y-coordinate of ADC #0 \ the centre of the space view, so this converts the STA K4+1 \ space x-coordinate into a screen y-coordinate CLC \ Clear the C flag to indicate success RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: PROJ [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing ships Summary: Project the current ship onto the screen Deep dive: Extended screen coordinatesContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PLANET calls PROJ * SHPPT calls PROJ * SLIDE calls PROJ

Project the current ship's location onto the screen, either returning the screen coordinates of the projection (if it's on-screen), or returning an error via the C flag. In this context, "on-screen" means that the point is projected into the following range: centre of screen - 1024 < x < centre of screen + 1024 centre of screen - 1024 < y < centre of screen + 1024 This is to cater for ships (and, more likely, planets and suns) whose centres are off-screen but whose edges may still be visible. The projection calculation is: K3(1 0) = #X + x / z K4(1 0) = #Y + y / z where #X and #Y are the pixel x-coordinate and y-coordinate of the centre of the screen. Arguments: INWK The ship data block for the ship to project on-screen Returns: K3(1 0) The x-coordinate of the ship's projection on-screen K4(1 0) The y-coordinate of the ship's projection on-screen C flag Set if the ship's projection doesn't fit on the screen, clear if it does project onto the screen A Contains K4+1, the high byte of the y-coordinate.PL2 LDA TYPE \ Shift bit 0 of the planet/sun's type into the C flag LSR A BCS PL57 \ If the planet/sun's type has bit 0 clear, then it's \ either 128 or 130, which is a planet; meanwhile, the \ sun has type 129, which has bit 0 set. So if this is \ the sun, jump to PL57 to skip the following \ instructions JSR LS2FL \ Call LS2FL to send the ball line heap to the I/O \ processor for drawing on-screen, which redraws the \ planet and this removes it from the screen STZ LSP \ Reset the ball line heap by setting the ball line heap \ pointer to 0 RTS \ Return from the subroutine .PL57 JMP WPLS \ This is the sun, so jump to WPLS to remove it from \ screen, returning from the subroutine using a tail \ callName: PL2 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Remove the planet or sun from the screenContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PLANET calls PL2 * PROJ calls entry point PL2-1

Other entry points: PL2-1 Contains an RTS.PLANET LDA #GREEN \ Send a #SETCOL GREEN command to the I/O processor to JSR DOCOL \ switch to stripe 3-1-3-1, which is cyan/yellow in the \ space view LDA INWK+8 \ Set A = z_sign (the highest byte in the planet/sun's \ coordinates) \BMI PL2 \ This instruction is commented out in the original \ source. It would remove the planet from the screen \ when it's behind us CMP #48 \ If A >= 48 then the planet/sun is too far away to be BCS PL2 \ seen, so jump to PL2 to remove it from the screen, \ returning from the subroutine using a tail call ORA INWK+7 \ Set A to 0 if both z_sign and z_hi are 0 BEQ PL2 \ If both z_sign and z_hi are 0, then the planet/sun is \ too close to be shown, so jump to PL2 to remove it \ from the screen, returning from the subroutine using a \ tail call JSR PROJ \ Project the planet/sun onto the screen, returning the \ centre's coordinates in K3(1 0) and K4(1 0) BCS PL2 \ If the C flag is set by PROJ then the planet/sun is \ not visible on-screen, so jump to PL2 to remove it \ from the screen, returning from the subroutine using \ a tail call LDA #96 \ Set (A P+1 P) = (0 96 0) = 24576 STA P+1 \ LDA #0 \ This represents the planet/sun's radius at a distance STA P \ of z = 1 JSR DVID3B2 \ Call DVID3B2 to calculate: \ \ K(3 2 1 0) = (A P+1 P) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo) \ = (0 96 0) / z \ = 24576 / z \ \ so K now contains the planet/sun's radius, reduced by \ the actual distance to the planet/sun. We know that \ K+3 and K+2 will be 0, as the number we are dividing, \ (0 96 0), fits into the two bottom bytes, so the \ result is actually in K(1 0) LDA K+1 \ If the high byte of the reduced radius is zero, jump BEQ PL82 \ to PL82, as K contains the radius on its own LDA #248 \ Otherwise set K = 248, to round up the radius in STA K \ K(1 0) to the nearest integer (if we consider the low \ byte to be the fractional part) .PL82 LDA TYPE \ If the planet/sun's type has bit 0 clear, then it's LSR A \ either 128 or 130, which is a planet (the sun has type BCC PL9 \ 129, which has bit 0 set). So jump to PL9 to draw the \ planet with radius K, returning from the subroutine \ using a tail call JMP SUN \ Otherwise jump to SUN to draw the sun with radius K, \ returning from the subroutine using a tail callName: PLANET [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Draw the planet or sunContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * LL9 (Part 1 of 12) calls PLANET

Arguments: INWK The planet or sun's ship data block.PL9 JSR LS2FL \ Call LS2FL to send the ball line heap to the I/O \ processor for drawing on-screen, which will erase the \ planet from the screen STZ LSP \ Reset the ball line heap by setting the ball line heap \ pointer to 0 JSR CIRCLE \ Call CIRCLE to draw the planet's new circle BCS PL20 \ If the call to CIRCLE returned with the C flag set, \ then the circle does not fit on-screen, so jump to \ PL20 to return from the subroutine LDA K+1 \ If K+1 is zero, jump to PL25 as K(1 0) < 256, so the BEQ PL25 \ planet fits on the screen and we can draw meridians or \ craters .PL20 JMP LS2FL \ The planet doesn't fit on-screen, so jump to LS2FL to \ send the ball line heap to the I/O processor for \ drawing on-screen, returning from the subroutine using \ a tail call .PL25 LDA TYPE \ If the planet type is 128 then it has an equator and CMP #128 \ a meridian, so this jumps to PL26 if this is not a BNE PL26 \ planet with an equator - in other words, if it is a \ planet with a crater \ Otherwise this is a planet with an equator and \ meridian, so fall through into the following to draw \ themName: PL9 (Part 1 of 3) [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Draw the planet, with either an equator and meridian, or a craterContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PLANET calls PL9

Draw the planet with radius K at pixel coordinate (K3, K4), and with either an equator and meridian, or a crater. Arguments: K(1 0) The planet's radius K3(1 0) Pixel x-coordinate of the centre of the planet K4(1 0) Pixel y-coordinate of the centre of the planet INWK The planet's ship data blockLDA K \ If the planet's radius is less than 6, the planet is CMP #6 \ too small to show a meridian, so jump to PL20 to BCC PL20 \ return from the subroutine LDA INWK+14 \ Set P = -nosev_z_hi EOR #%10000000 STA P LDA INWK+20 \ Set A = roofv_z_hi JSR PLS4 \ Call PLS4 to calculate the following: \ \ CNT2 = arctan(P / A) / 4 \ = arctan(-nosev_z_hi / roofv_z_hi) / 4 \ \ and do the following if nosev_z_hi >= 0: \ \ CNT2 = CNT2 + PI LDX #9 \ Set X to 9 so the call to PLS1 divides nosev_x JSR PLS1 \ Call PLS1 to calculate the following: STA K2 \ STY XX16 \ (XX16 K2) = nosev_x / z \ \ and increment X to point to nosev_y for the next call JSR PLS1 \ Call PLS1 to calculate the following: STA K2+1 \ STY XX16+1 \ (XX16+1 K2+1) = nosev_y / z LDX #15 \ Set X to 15 so the call to PLS5 divides roofv_x JSR PLS5 \ Call PLS5 to calculate the following: \ \ (XX16+2 K2+2) = roofv_x / z \ \ (XX16+3 K2+3) = roofv_y / z JSR PLS2 \ Call PLS2 to draw the first meridian LDA INWK+14 \ Set P = -nosev_z_hi EOR #%10000000 STA P LDA INWK+26 \ Set A = sidev_z_hi, so the second meridian will be at \ 90 degrees to the first JSR PLS4 \ Call PLS4 to calculate the following: \ \ CNT2 = arctan(P / A) / 4 \ = arctan(-nosev_z_hi / sidev_z_hi) / 4 \ \ and do the following if nosev_z_hi >= 0: \ \ CNT2 = CNT2 + PI LDX #21 \ Set X to 21 so the call to PLS5 divides sidev_x JSR PLS5 \ Call PLS5 to calculate the following: \ \ (XX16+2 K2+2) = sidev_x / z \ \ (XX16+3 K2+3) = sidev_y / z JSR PLS2 \ Call PLS2 to draw the second meridian JMP LS2FL \ Jump to LS2FL to send the ball line heap to the I/O \ processor for drawing on-screen, returning from the \ subroutine using a tail callName: PL9 (Part 2 of 3) [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Draw the planet's equator and meridian Deep dive: Drawing meridians and equatorsContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: No direct references to this subroutine in this source file

Draw the planet's equator and meridian. Arguments: K(1 0) The planet's radius K3(1 0) Pixel x-coordinate of the centre of the planet K4(1 0) Pixel y-coordinate of the centre of the planet INWK The planet's ship data block.PL26 LDA INWK+20 \ Set A = roofv_z_hi BMI PL20 \ If A is negative, the crater is on the far side of the \ planet, so return from the subroutine (as PL2 \ contains an RTS) LDX #15 \ Set X = 15, so the following call to PLS3 operates on \ roofv JSR PLS3 \ Call PLS3 to calculate: \ \ (Y A P) = 222 * roofv_x / z \ \ to give the x-coordinate of the crater offset and \ increment X to point to roofv_y for the next call CLC \ Calculate: ADC K3 \ STA K3 \ K3(1 0) = (Y A) + K3(1 0) \ = 222 * roofv_x / z + x-coordinate of planet \ centre \ \ starting with the high bytes TYA \ And then doing the low bytes, so now K3(1 0) contains ADC K3+1 \ the x-coordinate of the crater offset plus the planet STA K3+1 \ centre to give the x-coordinate of the crater's centre JSR PLS3 \ Call PLS3 to calculate: \ \ (Y A P) = 222 * roofv_y / z \ \ to give the y-coordinate of the crater offset STA P \ Calculate: LDA K4 \ SEC \ K4(1 0) = K4(1 0) - (Y A) SBC P \ = 222 * roofv_y / z - y-coordinate of planet STA K4 \ centre \ \ starting with the low bytes STY P \ And then doing the low bytes, so now K4(1 0) contains LDA K4+1 \ the y-coordinate of the crater offset plus the planet SBC P \ centre to give the y-coordinate of the crater's centre STA K4+1 LDX #9 \ Set X = 9, so the following call to PLS1 operates on \ nosev JSR PLS1 \ Call PLS1 to calculate the following: \ \ (Y A) = nosev_x / z \ \ and increment X to point to nosev_y for the next call LSR A \ Set (XX16 K2) = (Y A) / 2 STA K2 STY XX16 JSR PLS1 \ Call PLS1 to calculate the following: \ \ (Y A) = nosev_y / z \ \ and increment X to point to nosev_z for the next call LSR A \ Set (XX16+1 K2+1) = (Y A) / 2 STA K2+1 STY XX16+1 LDX #21 \ Set X = 21, so the following call to PLS1 operates on \ sidev JSR PLS1 \ Call PLS1 to calculate the following: \ \ (Y A) = sidev_x / z \ \ and increment X to point to sidev_y for the next call LSR A \ Set (XX16+2 K2+2) = (Y A) / 2 STA K2+2 STY XX16+2 JSR PLS1 \ Call PLS1 to calculate the following: \ \ (Y A) = sidev_y / z \ \ and increment X to point to sidev_z for the next call LSR A \ Set (XX16+3 K2+3) = (Y A) / 2 STA K2+3 STY XX16+3 LDA #64 \ Set TGT = 64, so we draw a full circle in the call to STA TGT \ PLS22 below STZ CNT2 \ Set CNT2 = 0 as we are drawing a full circle, so we \ don't need to apply an offset JSR PLS22 \ Call PLS22 to draw the crater JMP LS2FL \ Jump to LS2FL to send the ball line heap to the I/O \ processor for drawing on-screen, returning from the \ subroutine using a tail callName: PL9 (Part 3 of 3) [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Draw the planet's crater Deep dive: Drawing cratersContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: No direct references to this subroutine in this source file

Draw the planet's crater. Arguments: K(1 0) The planet's radius K3(1 0) Pixel x-coordinate of the centre of the planet K4(1 0) Pixel y-coordinate of the centre of the planet INWK The planet's ship data block.PLS1 LDA INWK,X \ Set P = nosev_x_lo STA P LDA INWK+1,X \ Set P+1 = |nosev_x_hi| AND #%01111111 STA P+1 LDA INWK+1,X \ Set A = sign bit of nosev_x_lo AND #%10000000 JSR DVID3B2 \ Call DVID3B2 to calculate: \ \ K(3 2 1 0) = (A P+1 P) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo) LDA K \ Fetch the lowest byte of the result into A LDY K+1 \ Fetch the second byte of the result into Y BEQ P%+4 \ If the second byte is 0, skip the next instruction LDA #254 \ The second byte is non-zero, so the result won't fit \ into one byte, so set A = 254 as our maximum one-byte \ value to return LDY K+3 \ Fetch the sign of the result from K+3 into Y INX \ Add 2 to X so the index points to the next coordinate INX \ in this orientation vector (so consecutive calls to \ the routine will start with x, then move onto y and z) RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: PLS1 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Calculate (Y A) = nosev_x / zContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PL9 (Part 2 of 3) calls PLS1 * PL9 (Part 3 of 3) calls PLS1 * PLS3 calls PLS1 * PLS5 calls PLS1

Calculate the following division of a specified value from one of the orientation vectors (in this example, nosev_x): (Y A) = nosev_x / z where z is the z-coordinate of the planet from INWK. The result is an 8-bit magnitude in A, with maximum value 254, and just a sign bit (bit 7) in Y. Arguments: X Determines which of the INWK orientation vectors to divide: * X = 9, 11, 13: divides nosev_x, nosev_y, nosev_z * X = 15, 17, 19: divides roofv_x, roofv_y, roofv_z * X = 21, 23, 25: divides sidev_x, sidev_y, sidev_z INWK The planet's ship data block Returns: A The result as an 8-bit magnitude with maximum value 254 Y The sign of the result in bit 7 K+3 Also the sign of the result in bit 7 X X gets incremented by 2 so it points to the next coordinate in this orientation vector (so consecutive calls to the routine will start with x, then move onto y and then z).PLS2 LDA #31 \ Set TGT = 31, so we only draw half an ellipse STA TGT \ Fall through into PLS22 to draw the half-ellipseName: PLS2 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Draw a half-ellipse Deep dive: Drawing ellipses Drawing meridians and equatorsContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PL9 (Part 2 of 3) calls PLS2

Draw a half-ellipse, used for the planet's equator and meridian..PLS22 LDX #0 \ Set CNT = 0 STX CNT DEX \ Set FLAG = &FF to reset the ball line heap in the call STX FLAG \ to the BLINE routine below .PLL4 LDA CNT2 \ Set X = CNT2 mod 32 AND #31 \ TAX \ So X is the starting segment, reduced to the range 0 \ to 32, so as there are 64 segments in the circle, this \ reduces the starting angle to 0 to 180 degrees, so we \ can use X as an index into the sine table (which only \ contains values for segments 0 to 31) \ \ Also, because CNT2 mod 32 is in the range 0 to 180 \ degrees, we know that sin(CNT2 mod 32) is always \ positive, or to put it another way: \ \ sin(CNT2 mod 32) = |sin(CNT2)| LDA SNE,X \ Set Q = sin(X) STA Q \ = sin(CNT2 mod 32) \ = |sin(CNT2)| LDA K2+2 \ Set A = K2+2 \ = |v_x| JSR FMLTU \ Set R = A * Q / 256 STA R \ = |v_x| * |sin(CNT2)| LDA K2+3 \ Set A = K2+3 \ = |v_y| JSR FMLTU \ Set K = A * Q / 256 STA K \ = |v_y| * |sin(CNT2)| LDX CNT2 \ If CNT2 >= 33 then this sets the C flag, otherwise CPX #33 \ it's clear, so this means that: \ \ * C is clear if the segment starts in the first half \ of the circle, 0 to 180 degrees \ \ * C is set if the segment starts in the second half \ of the circle, 180 to 360 degrees \ \ In other words, the C flag contains the sign bit for \ sin(CNT2), which is positive for 0 to 180 degrees \ and negative for 180 to 360 degrees LDA #0 \ Shift the C flag into the sign bit of XX16+5, so ROR A \ XX16+5 has the correct sign for sin(CNT2) STA XX16+5 \ \ Because we set the following above: \ \ K = |v_y| * |sin(CNT2)| \ R = |v_x| * |sin(CNT2)| \ \ we can add XX16+5 as the high byte to give us the \ following: \ \ (XX16+5 K) = |v_y| * sin(CNT2) \ (XX16+5 R) = |v_x| * sin(CNT2) LDA CNT2 \ Set X = (CNT2 + 16) mod 32 CLC \ ADC #16 \ So we can use X as a lookup index into the SNE table AND #31 \ to get the cosine (as there are 16 segments in a TAX \ quarter-circle) \ \ Also, because the sine table only contains positive \ values, we know that sin((CNT2 + 16) mod 32) will \ always be positive, or to put it another way: \ \ sin((CNT2 + 16) mod 32) = |cos(CNT2)| LDA SNE,X \ Set Q = sin(X) STA Q \ = sin((CNT2 + 16) mod 32) \ = |cos(CNT2)| LDA K2+1 \ Set A = K2+1 \ = |u_y| JSR FMLTU \ Set K+2 = A * Q / 256 STA K+2 \ = |u_y| * |cos(CNT2)| LDA K2 \ Set A = K2 \ = |u_x| JSR FMLTU \ Set P = A * Q / 256 STA P \ = |u_x| * |cos(CNT2)| \ \ The call to FMLTU also sets the C flag, so in the \ following, ADC #15 adds 16 rather than 15 LDA CNT2 \ If (CNT2 + 16) mod 64 >= 33 then this sets the C flag, ADC #15 \ otherwise it's clear, so this means that: AND #63 \ CMP #33 \ * C is clear if the segment starts in the first or \ last quarter of the circle, 0 to 90 degrees or 270 \ to 360 degrees \ \ * C is set if the segment starts in the second or \ third quarter of the circle, 90 to 270 degrees \ \ In other words, the C flag contains the sign bit for \ cos(CNT2), which is positive for 0 to 90 degrees or \ 270 to 360 degrees, and negative for 90 to 270 degrees LDA #0 \ Shift the C flag into the sign bit of XX16+4, so: ROR A \ XX16+4 has the correct sign for cos(CNT2) STA XX16+4 \ \ Because we set the following above: \ \ K+2 = |u_y| * |cos(CNT2)| \ P = |u_x| * |cos(CNT2)| \ \ we can add XX16+4 as the high byte to give us the \ following: \ \ (XX16+4 K+2) = |u_y| * cos(CNT2) \ (XX16+4 P) = |u_x| * cos(CNT2) LDA XX16+5 \ Set S = the sign of XX16+2 * XX16+5 EOR XX16+2 \ = the sign of v_x * XX16+5 STA S \ \ So because we set this above: \ \ (XX16+5 R) = |v_x| * sin(CNT2) \ \ we now have this: \ \ (S R) = v_x * sin(CNT2) LDA XX16+4 \ Set A = the sign of XX16 * XX16+4 EOR XX16 \ = the sign of u_x * XX16+4 \ \ So because we set this above: \ \ (XX16+4 P) = |u_x| * cos(CNT2) \ \ we now have this: \ \ (A P) = u_x * cos(CNT2) JSR ADD \ Set (A X) = (A P) + (S R) \ = u_x * cos(CNT2) + v_x * sin(CNT2) STA T \ Store the high byte in T, so the result is now: \ \ (T X) = u_x * cos(CNT2) + v_x * sin(CNT2) BPL PL42 \ If the result is positive, jump down to PL42 TXA \ The result is negative, so we need to negate the EOR #%11111111 \ magnitude using two's complement, first doing the low CLC \ byte in X ADC #1 TAX LDA T \ And then the high byte in T, making sure to leave the EOR #%01111111 \ sign bit alone ADC #0 STA T .PL42 TXA \ Set K6(1 0) = K3(1 0) + (T X) ADC K3 \ STA K6 \ starting with the low bytes LDA T \ And then doing the high bytes, so we now get: ADC K3+1 \ STA K6+1 \ K6(1 0) = K3(1 0) + (T X) \ = K3(1 0) + u_x * cos(CNT2) \ + v_x * sin(CNT2) \ \ K3(1 0) is the x-coordinate of the centre of the \ ellipse, so we now have the correct x-coordinate for \ our ellipse segment that we can pass to BLINE below LDA K \ Set R = K = |v_y| * sin(CNT2) STA R LDA XX16+5 \ Set S = the sign of XX16+3 * XX16+5 EOR XX16+3 \ = the sign of v_y * XX16+5 STA S \ \ So because we set this above: \ \ (XX16+5 K) = |v_y| * sin(CNT2) \ \ and we just set R = K, we now have this: \ \ (S R) = v_y * sin(CNT2) LDA K+2 \ Set P = K+2 = |u_y| * cos(CNT2) STA P LDA XX16+4 \ Set A = the sign of XX16+1 * XX16+4 EOR XX16+1 \ = the sign of u_y * XX16+4 \ \ So because we set this above: \ \ (XX16+4 K+2) = |u_y| * cos(CNT2) \ \ and we just set P = K+2, we now have this: \ \ (A P) = u_y * cos(CNT2) JSR ADD \ Set (A X) = (A P) + (S R) \ = u_y * cos(CNT2) + v_y * sin(CNT2) EOR #%10000000 \ Store the negated high byte in T, so the result is STA T \ now: \ \ (T X) = - u_y * cos(CNT2) - v_y * sin(CNT2) \ \ This negation is necessary because BLINE expects us \ to pass pixel coordinates, where y-coordinates get \ larger as we go down the screen; u_y and v_y, on the \ other hand, are extracted from the orientation \ vectors, where y-coordinates get larger as we go up \ in space, so to rectify this we need to negate the \ result in (T X) before we can add it to the \ y-coordinate of the ellipse's centre in BLINE BPL PL43 \ If the result is positive, jump down to PL43 TXA \ The result is negative, so we need to negate the EOR #%11111111 \ magnitude using two's complement, first doing the low CLC \ byte in X ADC #1 TAX LDA T \ And then the high byte in T, making sure to leave the EOR #%01111111 \ sign bit alone ADC #0 STA T .PL43 \ We now call BLINE to draw the ellipse line segment \ \ The first few instructions of BLINE do the following: \ \ K6(3 2) = K4(1 0) + (T X) \ \ which gives: \ \ K6(3 2) = K4(1 0) - u_y * cos(CNT2) \ - v_y * sin(CNT2) \ \ K4(1 0) is the pixel y-coordinate of the centre of the \ ellipse, so this gives us the correct y-coordinate for \ our ellipse segment (we already calculated the \ x-coordinate in K3(1 0) above) JSR BLINE \ Call BLINE to draw this segment, which also returns \ the updated value of CNT in A CMP TGT \ If CNT > TGT then jump to PL40 to stop drawing the BEQ P%+4 \ ellipse (which is how we draw half-ellipses) BCS PL40 LDA CNT2 \ Set CNT2 = (CNT2 + STP) mod 64 CLC ADC STP AND #63 STA CNT2 JMP PLL4 \ Jump back to PLL4 to draw the next segment .PL40 RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: PLS22 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Draw an ellipse or half-ellipse Deep dive: Drawing ellipses Drawing meridians and equators Drawing cratersContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PL9 (Part 3 of 3) calls PLS22

Draw an ellipse or half-ellipse, to be used for the planet's equator and meridian (in which case we draw half an ellipse), or crater (in which case we draw a full ellipse). The ellipse is defined by a centre point, plus two conjugate radius vectors, u and v, where: u = [ u_x ] v = [ v_x ] [ u_y ] [ v_y ] The individual components of these 2D vectors (i.e. u_x, u_y etc.) are 16-bit sign-magnitude numbers, where the high bytes contain only the sign bit (in bit 7), with bits 0 to 6 being clear. This means that as we store u_x as (XX16 K2), for example, we know that |u_x| = K2. This routine calls BLINE to draw each line segment in the ellipse, passing the coordinates as follows: K6(1 0) = K3(1 0) + u_x * cos(CNT2) + v_x * sin(CNT2) K6(3 2) = K4(1 0) - u_y * cos(CNT2) - v_y * sin(CNT2) The y-coordinates are negated because BLINE expects pixel coordinates but the u and v vectors are extracted from the orientation vector. The y-axis runs in the opposite direction in 3D space to that on the screen, so we need to negate the 3D space coordinates before we can combine them with the ellipse's centre coordinates. Arguments: K(1 0) The planet's radius K3(1 0) The pixel x-coordinate of the centre of the ellipse K4(1 0) The pixel y-coordinate of the centre of the ellipse (XX16 K2) The x-component of u (i.e. u_x), where XX16 contains just the sign of the sign-magnitude number (XX16+1 K2+1) The y-component of u (i.e. u_y), where XX16+1 contains just the sign of the sign-magnitude number (XX16+2 K2+2) The x-component of v (i.e. v_x), where XX16+2 contains just the sign of the sign-magnitude number (XX16+3 K2+3) The y-component of v (i.e. v_y), where XX16+3 contains just the sign of the sign-magnitude number TGT The number of segments to draw: * 32 for a half ellipse (a meridian) * 64 for a full ellipse (a crater) CNT2 The starting segment for drawing the half-ellipseJMP WPLS \ Jump to WPLS to remove the old sun from the screen. We \ only get here via the BCS just after the SUN entry \ point below, when there is no new sun to draw .PLF3 \ This is called from below to negate X and set A to \ &FF, for when the new sun's centre is off the bottom \ of the screen (so we don't need to draw its bottom \ half) TXA \ Negate X using two's complement, so X = ~X + 1 EOR #%11111111 \ CLC \ We do this because X is negative at this point, as it ADC #1 \ is calculated as 191 - the y-coordinate of the sun's TAX \ centre, and the centre is off the bottom of the \ screen, past 191. So we negate it to make it positive .PLF17 \ This is called from below to set A to &FF, for when \ the new sun's centre is right on the bottom of the \ screen (so we don't need to draw its bottom half) LDA #&FF \ Set A = &FF BNE PLF5 \ Jump to PLF5 (this BNE is effectively a JMP as A is \ never zero) .SUN LDA #1 \ Set LSX = 1 to indicate the sun line heap is about to STA LSX \ be filled up JSR CHKON \ Call CHKON to check whether any part of the new sun's \ circle appears on-screen, and if it does, set P(2 1) \ to the maximum y-coordinate of the new sun on-screen BCS PLF3-3 \ If CHKON set the C flag then the new sun's circle does \ not appear on-screen, so jump to WPLS (via the JMP at \ the top of this routine) to remove the sun from the \ screen, returning from the subroutine using a tail \ call LDA #0 \ Set A = 0 LDX K \ Set X = K = radius of the new sun CPX #96 \ If X >= 96, set the C flag and rotate it into bit 0 ROL A \ of A, otherwise rotate a 0 into bit 0 CPX #40 \ If X >= 40, set the C flag and rotate it into bit 0 ROL A \ of A, otherwise rotate a 0 into bit 0 CPX #16 \ If X >= 16, set the C flag and rotate it into bit 0 ROL A \ of A, otherwise rotate a 0 into bit 0 \ By now, A contains the following: \ \ * If radius is 96-255 then A = %111 = 7 \ \ * If radius is 40-95 then A = %11 = 3 \ \ * If radius is 16-39 then A = %1 = 1 \ \ * If radius is 0-15 then A = %0 = 0 \ \ The value of A determines the size of the new sun's \ ragged fringes - the bigger the sun, the bigger the \ fringes .PLF18 STA CNT \ Store the fringe size in CNT \ We now calculate the highest pixel y-coordinate of the \ new sun, given that P(2 1) contains the 16-bit maximum \ y-coordinate of the new sun on-screen LDA #2*Y-1 \ #Y is the y-coordinate of the centre of the space \ view, so this sets Y to the y-coordinate of the bottom \ of the space view, i.e. 191 LDX P+2 \ If P+2 is non-zero, the maximum y-coordinate is off BNE PLF2 \ the bottom of the screen, so skip to PLF2 with A = 191 CMP P+1 \ If A < P+1, the maximum y-coordinate is underneath the BCC PLF2 \ the dashboard, so skip to PLF2 with A = 191 LDA P+1 \ Set A = P+1, the low byte of the maximum y-coordinate \ of the sun on-screen BNE PLF2 \ If A is non-zero, skip to PLF2 as it contains the \ value we are after LDA #1 \ Otherwise set A = 1, the top line of the screen .PLF2 STA TGT \ Set TGT to A, the maximum y-coordinate of the sun on \ screen \ We now calculate the number of lines we need to draw \ and the direction in which we need to draw them, both \ from the centre of the new sun LDA #2*Y-1 \ Set (A X) = y-coordinate of bottom of screen - K4(1 0) SEC \ SBC K4 \ Starting with the low bytes TAX LDA #0 \ And then doing the high bytes, so (A X) now contains SBC K4+1 \ the number of lines between the centre of the sun and \ the bottom of the screen. If it is positive then the \ centre of the sun is above the bottom of the screen, \ if it is negative then the centre of the sun is below \ the bottom of the screen BMI PLF3 \ If A < 0, then this means the new sun's centre is off \ the bottom of the screen, so jump up to PLF3 to negate \ the height in X (so it becomes positive), set A to &FF \ and jump down to PLF5 BNE PLF4 \ If A > 0, then the new sun's centre is at least a full \ screen above the bottom of the space view, so jump \ down to PLF4 to set X = radius and A = 0 INX \ Set the flags depending on the value of X DEX BEQ PLF17 \ If X = 0 (we already know A = 0 by this point) then \ jump up to PLF17 to set A to &FF before jumping down \ to PLF5 CPX K \ If X < the radius in K, jump down to PLF5, so if BCC PLF5 \ X >= the radius in K, we set X = radius and A = 0 .PLF4 LDX K \ Set X to the radius LDA #0 \ Set A = 0 .PLF5 STX V \ Store the height in V STA V+1 \ Store the direction in V+1 LDA K \ Set (A P) = K * K JSR SQUA2 STA K2+1 \ Set K2(1 0) = (A P) = K * K LDA P STA K2 \ By the time we get here, the variables should be set \ up as shown in the header for part 3 belowName: SUN (Part 1 of 4) [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing suns Summary: Draw the sun: Set up all the variables needed Deep dive: Drawing the sunContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PLANET calls SUN * TT23 calls SUN

Draw a new sun with radius K at pixel coordinate (K3, K4), removing the old sun if there is one. This routine is used to draw the sun, as well as the star systems on the Short-range Chart. The first part sets up all the variables needed to draw the new sun. Arguments: K The new sun's radius K3(1 0) Pixel x-coordinate of the centre of the new sun K4(1 0) Pixel y-coordinate of the centre of the new sun SUNX(1 0) The x-coordinate of the vertical centre axis of the old sun (the one currently on-screen)LDY #2*Y-1 \ Set Y = y-coordinate of the bottom of the screen, \ which we use as a counter in the following routine to \ redraw the old sun LDA SUNX \ Set YY(1 0) = SUNX(1 0), the x-coordinate of the STA YY \ vertical centre axis of the old sun that's currently LDA SUNX+1 \ on-screen STA YY+1 .PLFL2 CPY TGT \ If Y = TGT, we have reached the line where we will BEQ PLFL \ start drawing the new sun, so there is no need to \ keep erasing the old one, so jump down to PLFL LDA LSO,Y \ Fetch the Y-th point from the sun line heap, which \ gives us the half-width of the old sun's line on this \ line of the screen BEQ PLF13 \ If A = 0, skip the following call to HLOIN2 as there \ is no sun line on this line of the screen JSR HLOIN2 \ Call HLOIN2 to draw a horizontal line on pixel line Y, \ with centre point YY(1 0) and half-width A, and remove \ the line from the sun line heap once done .PLF13 DEY \ Decrement the loop counter BNE PLFL2 \ Loop back for the next line in the line heap until \ we have either gone through the entire heap, or \ reached the bottom row of the new sunName: SUN (Part 2 of 4) [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing suns Summary: Draw the sun: Start from bottom of screen and erase the old sun Deep dive: Drawing the sunContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: No direct references to this subroutine in this source file

This part erases the old sun, starting at the bottom of the screen and working upwards until we reach the bottom of the new sun..PLFL LDA V \ Set (T P) = V * V JSR SQUA2 \ = V^2 STA T LDA K2 \ Set (R Q) = K^2 - V^2 SEC \ SBC P \ First calculating the low bytes STA Q LDA K2+1 \ And then doing the high bytes SBC T STA R STY Y1 \ Store Y in Y1, so we can restore it after the call to \ LL5 JSR LL5 \ Set Q = SQRT(R Q) \ = SQRT(K^2 - V^2) \ \ So Q contains the half-width of the new sun's line at \ height V from the sun's centre - in other words, it \ contains the half-width of the sun's line on the \ current pixel row Y LDY Y1 \ Restore Y from Y1 JSR DORND \ Set A and X to random numbers AND CNT \ Reduce A to a random number in the range 0 to CNT, \ where CNT is the fringe size of the new sun CLC \ Set A = A + Q ADC Q \ \ So A now contains the half-width of the sun on row \ V, plus a random variation based on the fringe size BCC PLF44 \ If the above addition did not overflow, skip the \ following instruction LDA #255 \ The above overflowed, so set the value of A to 255 \ So A contains the half-width of the new sun on pixel \ line Y, changed by a random amount within the size of \ the sun's fringe .PLF44 LDX LSO,Y \ Set X to the line heap value for the old sun's line \ at row Y STA LSO,Y \ Store the half-width of the new row Y line in the line \ heap BEQ PLF11 \ If X = 0 then there was no sun line on pixel row Y, so \ jump to PLF11 LDA SUNX \ Set YY(1 0) = SUNX(1 0), the x-coordinate of the STA YY \ vertical centre axis of the old sun that's currently LDA SUNX+1 \ on-screen STA YY+1 TXA \ Transfer the line heap value for the old sun's line \ from X into A JSR EDGES \ Call EDGES to calculate X1 and X2 for the horizontal \ line centred on YY(1 0) and with half-width A, i.e. \ the line for the old sun LDA X1 \ Store X1 and X2, the ends of the line for the old sun, STA XX \ in XX and XX+1 LDA X2 STA XX+1 LDA K3 \ Set YY(1 0) = K3(1 0), the x-coordinate of the centre STA YY \ of the new sun LDA K3+1 STA YY+1 LDA LSO,Y \ Fetch the half-width of the new row Y line from the \ line heap (which we stored above) JSR EDGES \ Call EDGES to calculate X1 and X2 for the horizontal \ line centred on YY(1 0) and with half-width A, i.e. \ the line for the new sun BCS PLF23 \ If the C flag is set, the new line doesn't fit on the \ screen, so jump to PLF23 to just draw the old line \ without drawing the new one \ At this point the old line is from XX to XX+1 and the \ new line is from X1 to X2, and both fit on-screen. We \ now want to remove the old line and draw the new one. \ We could do this by simply drawing the old one then \ drawing the new one, but instead Elite does this by \ drawing first from X1 to XX and then from X2 to XX+1, \ which you can see in action by looking at all the \ permutations below of the four points on the line and \ imagining what happens if you draw from X1 to XX and \ X2 to XX+1 using EOR logic. The six possible \ permutations are as follows, along with the result of \ drawing X1 to XX and then X2 to XX+1: \ \ X1 X2 XX____XX+1 -> +__+ + + \ \ X1 XX____X2____XX+1 -> +__+__+ + \ \ X1 XX____XX+1 X2 -> +__+__+__+ \ \ XX____X1____XX+1 X2 -> + +__+__+ \ \ XX____XX+1 X1 X2 -> + + +__+ \ \ XX____X1____X2____XX+1 -> + +__+ + \ \ They all end up with a line between X1 and X2, which \ is what we want. There's probably a mathematical proof \ of why this works somewhere, but the above is probably \ easier to follow. \ \ We can draw from X1 to XX and X2 to XX+1 by swapping \ XX and X2 and drawing from X1 to X2, and then drawing \ from XX to XX+1, so let's do this now LDA X2 \ Swap XX and X2 LDX XX STX X2 STA XX JSR HLOIN \ Draw a horizontal line from (X1, Y1) to (X2, Y1) .PLF23 \ If we jump here from the BCS above when there is no \ new line this will just draw the old line LDA XX \ Set X1 = XX STA X1 LDA XX+1 \ Set X2 = XX+1 STA X2 .PLF16 JSR HLOIN \ Draw a horizontal line from (X1, Y1) to (X2, Y1) .PLF6 DEY \ Decrement the line number in Y to move to the line \ above BEQ PLF8 \ If we have reached the top of the screen, jump to PLF8 \ as we are done drawing (the top line of the screen is \ the border, so we don't draw there) LDA V+1 \ If V+1 is non-zero then we are doing the top half of BNE PLF10 \ the new sun, so jump down to PLF10 to increment V and \ decrease the width of the line we draw DEC V \ Decrement V, the height of the sun that we use to work \ out the width, so this makes the line get wider, as we \ move up towards the sun's centre BNE PLFL \ If V is non-zero, jump back up to PLFL to do the next \ screen line up DEC V+1 \ Otherwise V is 0 and we have reached the centre of the \ sun, so decrement V+1 to -1 so we start incrementing V \ each time, thus doing the top half of the new sun .PLFLS JMP PLFL \ Jump back up to PLFL to do the next screen line up .PLF11 \ If we get here then there is no old sun line on this \ line, so we can just draw the new sun's line LDX K3 \ Set YY(1 0) = K3(1 0), the x-coordinate of the centre STX YY \ of the new sun's line LDX K3+1 STX YY+1 JSR EDGES \ Call EDGES to calculate X1 and X2 for the horizontal \ line centred on YY(1 0) and with half-width A, i.e. \ the line for the new sun BCC PLF16 \ If the line is on-screen, jump up to PLF16 to draw the \ line and loop round for the next line up LDA #0 \ The line is not on-screen, so set the line heap for STA LSO,Y \ line Y to 0, which means there is no sun line here BEQ PLF6 \ Jump up to PLF6 to loop round for the next line up \ (this BEQ is effectively a JMP as A is always zero) .PLF10 LDX V \ Increment V, the height of the sun that we use to work INX \ out the width, so this makes the line get narrower, as STX V \ we move up and away from the sun's centre CPX K \ If V <= the radius of the sun, we still have lines to BCC PLFLS \ draw, so jump up to PLFL (via PLFLS) to do the next BEQ PLFLS \ screen line upName: SUN (Part 3 of 4) [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing suns Summary: Draw the sun: Continue to move up the screen, drawing the new sun Deep dive: Drawing the sunContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: No direct references to this subroutine in this source file

This part draws the new sun. By the time we get to this point, the following variables should have been set up by parts 1 and 2: V As we draw lines for the new sun, V contains the vertical distance between the line we're drawing and the centre of the new sun. As we draw lines and move up the screen, we either decrement (bottom half) or increment (top half) this value. See the deep dive on "Drawing the sun" to see a diagram that shows V in action V+1 This determines which half of the new sun we are drawing as we work our way up the screen, line by line: * 0 means we are drawing the bottom half, so the lines get wider as we work our way up towards the centre, at which point we will move into the top half, and V+1 will switch to &FF * &FF means we are drawing the top half, so the lines get smaller as we work our way up, away from the centre TGT The maximum y-coordinate of the new sun on-screen (i.e. the screen y-coordinate of the bottom row of the new sun) CNT The fringe size of the new sun K2(1 0) The new sun's radius squared, i.e. K^2 Y The y-coordinate of the bottom row of the new sunLDA SUNX \ Set YY(1 0) = SUNX(1 0), the x-coordinate of the STA YY \ vertical centre axis of the old sun that's currently LDA SUNX+1 \ on-screen STA YY+1 .PLFL3 LDA LSO,Y \ Fetch the Y-th point from the sun line heap, which \ gives us the half-width of the old sun's line on this \ line of the screen BEQ PLF9 \ If A = 0, skip the following call to HLOIN2 as there \ is no sun line on this line of the screen JSR HLOIN2 \ Call HLOIN2 to draw a horizontal line on pixel line Y, \ with centre point YY(1 0) and half-width A, and remove \ the line from the sun line heap once done .PLF9 DEY \ Decrement the line number in Y to move to the line \ above BNE PLFL3 \ Jump up to PLFL3 to redraw the next line up, until we \ have reached the top of the screen .PLF8 \ If we get here, we have successfully made it from the \ bottom line of the screen to the top, and the old sun \ has been replaced by the new one CLC \ Clear the C flag to indicate success in drawing the \ sun LDA K3 \ Set SUNX(1 0) = K3(1 0) STA SUNX LDA K3+1 STA SUNX+1 JSR HBFL \ Call HBFL to send the contents of the horizontal line \ buffer to the I/O processor for drawing on-screen .RTS2 RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: SUN (Part 4 of 4) [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing suns Summary: Draw the sun: Continue to the top of the screen, erasing old sun Deep dive: Drawing the sunContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * CIRCLE calls entry point RTS2

This part erases any remaining traces of the old sun, now that we have drawn all the way to the top of the new sun. Other entry points: RTS2 Contains an RTS.CIRCLE JSR CHKON \ Call CHKON to check whether the circle fits on-screen BCS RTS2 \ If CHKON set the C flag then the circle does not fit \ on-screen, so return from the subroutine (as RTS2 \ contains an RTS) LDX K \ Set X = K = radius LDA #8 \ Set A = 8 CPX #4 \ If the radius < 4, skip to PL89 BCC PL89 LSR A \ Halve A so A = 4 CPX #50 \ If the radius < 50, skip to PL89 BCC PL89 LSR A \ Halve A so A = 2 .PL89 STA STP \ Set STP = A. STP is the step size for the circle, so \ the above sets a smaller step size for bigger circles \ Fall through into CIRCLE3 to draw the circle with the \ correct step sizeName: CIRCLE [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing circles Summary: Draw a circle for the planet Deep dive: Drawing circlesContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PL9 (Part 1 of 3) calls CIRCLE

Draw a circle with the centre at (K3, K4) and radius K. Used to draw the planet's main outline. Arguments: K The planet's radius K3(1 0) Pixel x-coordinate of the centre of the planet K4(1 0) Pixel y-coordinate of the centre of the planet.CIRCLE3 \ This gets called from CIRCLE2 below to calculate the \ line segments, which CIRCLE2 then sends to the I/O \ processor for drawing LDX #&FF \ Set FLAG = &FF to reset the ball line heap in the call STX FLAG \ to the BLINE routine below INX \ Set CNT = 0, our counter that goes up to 64, counting STX CNT \ segments in our circle .PLL3 LDA CNT \ Set A = CNT JSR FMLTU2 \ Call FMLTU2 to calculate: \ \ A = K * sin(A) \ = K * sin(CNT) LDX #0 \ Set T = 0, so we have the following: STX T \ \ (T A) = K * sin(CNT) \ \ which is the x-coordinate of the circle for this count LDX CNT \ If CNT < 33 then jump to PL37, as this is the right CPX #33 \ half of the circle and the sign of the x-coordinate is BCC PL37 \ correct EOR #%11111111 \ This is the left half of the circle, so we want to ADC #0 \ flip the sign of the x-coordinate in (T A) using two's TAX \ complement, so we start with the low byte and store it \ in X (the ADC adds 1 as we know the C flag is set) LDA #&FF \ And then we flip the high byte in T ADC #0 STA T TXA \ Finally, we restore the low byte from X, so we have \ now negated the x-coordinate in (T A) CLC \ Clear the C flag so we can do some more addition below .PL37 ADC K3 \ We now calculate the following: STA K6 \ \ K6(1 0) = (T A) + K3(1 0) \ \ to add the coordinates of the centre to our circle \ point, starting with the low bytes LDA K3+1 \ And then doing the high bytes, so we now have: ADC T \ STA K6+1 \ K6(1 0) = K * sin(CNT) + K3(1 0) \ \ which is the result we want for the x-coordinate LDA CNT \ Set A = CNT + 16 CLC ADC #16 JSR FMLTU2 \ Call FMLTU2 to calculate: \ \ A = K * sin(A) \ = K * sin(CNT + 16) \ = K * cos(CNT) TAX \ Set X = A \ = K * cos(CNT) LDA #0 \ Set T = 0, so we have the following: STA T \ \ (T X) = K * cos(CNT) \ \ which is the y-coordinate of the circle for this count LDA CNT \ Set A = (CNT + 15) mod 64 ADC #15 AND #63 CMP #33 \ If A < 33 (i.e. CNT is 0-16 or 48-64) then jump to BCC PL38 \ PL38, as this is the bottom half of the circle and the \ sign of the y-coordinate is correct TXA \ This is the top half of the circle, so we want to EOR #%11111111 \ flip the sign of the y-coordinate in (T X) using two's ADC #0 \ complement, so we start with the low byte in X (the TAX \ ADC adds 1 as we know the C flag is set) LDA #&FF \ And then we flip the high byte in T, so we have ADC #0 \ now negated the y-coordinate in (T X) STA T CLC \ Clear the C flag so we can do some more addition below .PL38 JSR BLINE \ Call BLINE to draw this segment, which also increases \ CNT by STP, the step size CMP #65 \ If CNT >= 65 then skip the next instruction BCS P%+5 JMP PLL3 \ Jump back for the next segment CLC \ Clear the C flag to indicate success RTS \ Return from the subroutine .CIRCLE2 \ This is the entry point for this subroutine STZ LSP \ Reset the ball line heap by setting the ball line heap \ pointer to 0 JSR CIRCLE3 \ Call CIRCLE3 to populate the ball line heap \ Fall through into LS2FL to send the ball line heap to \ the I/O processor for drawing on-screenName: CIRCLE2 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing circles Summary: Draw a circle (for the planet or chart) Deep dive: Drawing circlesContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * HFS2 calls CIRCLE2 * TT128 calls CIRCLE2

Draw a circle with the centre at (K3, K4) and radius K. Used to draw the planet and the chart circles. Arguments: STP The step size for the circle K The circle's radius K3(1 0) Pixel x-coordinate of the centre of the circle K4(1 0) Pixel y-coordinate of the centre of the circle Returns: C flag The C flag is cleared Other entry points: CIRCLE3 Just add the circle segments to the existing ball line heap - do not send the send the ball line heap to the I/O processor for drawing on-screen.LS2FL LDY LSP \ Set Y to the ball line heap pointer, which contains \ the number of the first free byte after the end of the \ LSX2 and LSY2 heaps - in other words, the number of \ points in the ball line heap \ We now loop through the ball line heap using Y as a \ pointer .WP3 STY T \ Set T = the number of points in the heap BEQ WP1 \ If there are no points in the heap, jump down to WP1 \ to return from the subroutine LDA #129 \ Send an OSWRCH 129 command to the I/O processor to JSR OSWRCH \ tell it to start receiving a new line to draw. The \ parameter to this call needs to contain the number of \ bytes we are going to send for the line's coordinates, \ so let's calculate that now TYA \ Transfer the Y counter into A, so A now contains the \ number of coordinates to send to the I/O processor BMI WP2 \ If the counter in A > 127, then jump to WP2, as we \ need to send the points in two batches (as the line \ buffer in the I/O processor can hold 256 bytes, and \ each coordinate occupies two bytes) SEC \ Set A = (A * 2) + 1 ROL A \ \ so A now contains the number of bytes we are going to \ send, plus 1 (the extra 1 is required as the value \ sent needs to point to the first free byte after the \ end of the byte list) JSR OSWRCH \ Send A to the I/O processor as the argument to the \ OSWRCH 129 command, so the I/O processor can set the \ LINMAX variable in the BEGINLIN routine \ We now want to send the points themselves to the I/O \ processor LDY #0 \ Set Y = 0 to act as a loop through the first T points .WPL1 LDA LSX2,Y \ Send the x-coordinate of the start of the line segment JSR OSWRCH LDA LSY2,Y \ Send the y-coordinate of the start of the line segment JSR OSWRCH INY \ Increment the pointer to point to the next coordinate LDA LSX2,Y \ Send the x-coordinate of the end of the line segment JSR OSWRCH LDA LSY2,Y \ Send the y-coordinate of the end of the line segment JSR OSWRCH INY \ Increment the pointer to point to the next coordinate CPY T \ If Y < T then loop back to send the next coordinate, BCC WPL1 \ until we have sent them all. The I/O processor will \ now draw the line .WP1 RTS \ Return from the subroutine .WP2 \ If we get here then there are more than 127 points in \ the line heap to send to the I/O processor, so we need \ to send them in two batches. We start by sending the \ second half of the coordinates, making sure we include \ the last coordinate from the first batch to make sure \ the circles drawn by each batch join up ASL A \ Shift A left, shifting bit 7 (which we know is set) \ into the C flag, so this sets: \ \ A = (A * 2) mod 256 \ \ So A contains the number of bytes left over in the \ second batch if we send a full first batch ADC #4 \ Set A = A + 4 + C \ = A + 4 + 1 \ \ so A now contains the number of bytes we are going to \ send in each batch, plus 4 (because we need to send \ the extra coordinate at the start of the second \ batch), plus 1 (the extra 1 is required as the value \ sent needs to point to the first free byte after the \ end of the byte list) JSR OSWRCH \ Send A to the I/O processor as the argument to the \ OSWRCH 129 command, so the I/O processor can set the \ LINMAX variable in the BEGINLIN routine LDY #126 \ Call WPL1 above with Y = 126 to send the second batch JSR WPL1 \ of points from the ball line heap to the I/O \ processor, starting from the last coordinate of the \ first batch, so that gets sent in both batches (this \ is why Y = 126 rather than 127) LDY #126 \ Jump to WP3 above to send a whole new OSWRCH 129 JMP WP3 \ command to draw the first batch of pointsName: LS2FL [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing circles Summary: Draw the contents of the ball line heap by sending an OSWRCH 129 command to the I/O processorContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PL2 calls LS2FL * PL9 (Part 1 of 3) calls LS2FL * PL9 (Part 2 of 3) calls LS2FL * PL9 (Part 3 of 3) calls LS2FL * WPLS calls entry point WP1

If there are too many points for one batch of OSWRCH 129 calls, the line is split into two batches, with the last coordinate of the first batch being duplicated as the first coordinate of the second batch, so the two lines join up to make a complete circle. Other entry points: WP1 Contains an RTS.WPLS LDA LSX \ If LSX < 0, the sun line heap is empty, so return from BMI WP1 \ the subroutine (as WP1 contains an RTS) LDA SUNX \ Set YY(1 0) = SUNX(1 0), the x-coordinate of the STA YY \ vertical centre axis of the sun that's currently on LDA SUNX+1 \ screen STA YY+1 LDY #2*Y-1 \ #Y is the y-coordinate of the centre of the space \ view, so this sets Y as a counter for the number of \ lines in the space view (i.e. 191), which is also the \ number of lines in the LSO block .WPL2 LDA LSO,Y \ Fetch the Y-th point from the sun line heap, which \ gives us the half-width of the sun's line on this line \ of the screen BEQ P%+5 \ If A = 0, skip the following call to HLOIN2 as there \ is no sun line on this line of the screen JSR HLOIN2 \ Call HLOIN2 to draw a horizontal line on pixel line Y, \ with centre point YY(1 0) and half-width A, and remove \ the line from the sun line heap once done DEY \ Decrement the loop counter BNE WPL2 \ Loop back for the next line in the line heap until \ we have gone through the entire heap DEY \ This sets Y to &FF, as we end the loop with Y = 0 STY LSX \ Set LSX to &FF to indicate the sun line heap is empty JMP HBFL \ Call HBFL to send the contents of the horizontal line \ buffer to the I/O processor for drawing on-screen, \ returning from the subroutine using a tail callName: WPLS [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing suns Summary: Remove the sun from the screen Deep dive: Drawing the sunContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * Main flight loop (Part 14 of 16) calls WPLS * PL2 calls WPLS * SUN (Part 1 of 4) calls WPLS

We do this by redrawing it using the lines stored in the sun line heap when the sun was originally drawn by the SUN routine. Arguments: SUNX(1 0) The x-coordinate of the vertical centre axis of the sun.EDGES STA T \ Set T to the line's half-length in argument A CLC \ We now calculate: ADC YY \ STA X2 \ (A X2) = YY(1 0) + A \ \ to set X2 to the x-coordinate of the right end of the \ line, starting with the low bytes LDA YY+1 \ And then adding the high bytes ADC #0 BMI ED1 \ If the addition is negative then the calculation has \ overflowed, so jump to ED1 to return a failure BEQ P%+6 \ If the high byte A from the result is 0, skip the \ next two instructions, as the result already fits on \ the screen LDA #254 \ The high byte is positive and non-zero, so we went STA X2 \ past the right edge of the screen, so clip X2 to the \ x-coordinate of the right edge of the screen LDA YY \ We now calculate: SEC \ SBC T \ (A X1) = YY(1 0) - argument A STA X1 \ \ to set X1 to the x-coordinate of the left end of the \ line, starting with the low bytes LDA YY+1 \ And then subtracting the high bytes SBC #0 BNE ED3 \ If the high byte subtraction is non-zero, then skip \ to ED3 CLC \ Otherwise the high byte of the subtraction was zero, \ so the line fits on-screen and we clear the C flag to \ indicate success RTS \ Return from the subroutine .ED3 BPL ED1 \ If the addition is positive then the calculation has \ underflowed, so jump to ED1 to return a failure LDA #2 \ The high byte is negative and non-zero, so we went STA X1 \ past the left edge of the screen, so clip X1 to the \ x-coordinate of the left edge of the screen CLC \ The line does fit on-screen, so clear the C flag to \ indicate success RTS \ Return from the subroutine .ED1 LDA #0 \ Set the Y-th byte of the LSO block to 0 STA LSO,Y SEC \ The line does not fit on the screen, so set the C flag \ to indicate this result RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: EDGES [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing lines Summary: Draw a horizontal line given a centre and a half-widthContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * HLOIN2 calls EDGES * SUN (Part 3 of 4) calls EDGES

Set X1 and X2 to the x-coordinates of the ends of the horizontal line with centre x-coordinate YY(1 0), and length A in either direction from the centre (so a total line length of 2 * A). In other words, this line: X1 YY(1 0) X2 +-----------------+-----------------+ <- A -> <- A -> The resulting line gets clipped to the edges of the screen, if needed. If the calculation doesn't overflow, we return with the C flag clear, otherwise the C flag gets set to indicate failure and the Y-th LSO entry gets set to 0. Arguments: A The half-length of the line YY(1 0) The centre x-coordinate Returns: C flag Clear if the line fits on-screen, set if it doesn't X1, X2 The x-coordinates of the clipped line LSO+Y If the line doesn't fit, LSO+Y is set to 0 Y Y is preserved.CHKON LDA K3 \ Set A = K3 + K CLC ADC K LDA K3+1 \ Set A = K3+1 + 0 + any carry from above, so this ADC #0 \ effectively sets A to the high byte of K3(1 0) + K: \ \ (A ?) = K3(1 0) + K \ \ so A is the high byte of the x-coordinate of the right \ edge of the circle BMI PL21 \ If A is negative then the right edge of the circle is \ to the left of the screen, so jump to PL21 to set the \ C flag and return from the subroutine, as the whole \ circle is off-screen to the left LDA K3 \ Set A = K3 - K SEC SBC K LDA K3+1 \ Set A = K3+1 - 0 - any carry from above, so this SBC #0 \ effectively sets A to the high byte of K3(1 0) - K: \ \ (A ?) = K3(1 0) - K \ \ so A is the high byte of the x-coordinate of the left \ edge of the circle BMI PL31 \ If A is negative then the left edge of the circle is \ to the left of the screen, and we already know the \ right edge is either on-screen or off-screen to the \ right, so skip to PL31 to move on to the y-coordinate \ checks, as at least part of the circle is on-screen in \ terms of the x-axis BNE PL21 \ If A is non-zero, then the left edge of the circle is \ to the right of the screen, so jump to PL21 to set the \ C flag and return from the subroutine, as the whole \ circle is off-screen to the right .PL31 LDA K4 \ Set P+1 = K4 + K CLC ADC K STA P+1 LDA K4+1 \ Set A = K4+1 + 0 + any carry from above, so this ADC #0 \ does the following: \ \ (A P+1) = K4(1 0) + K \ \ so A is the high byte of the y-coordinate of the \ bottom edge of the circle BMI PL21 \ If A is negative then the bottom edge of the circle is \ above the top of the screen, so jump to PL21 to set \ the C flag and return from the subroutine, as the \ whole circle is off-screen to the top STA P+2 \ Store the high byte in P+2, so now we have: \ \ P(2 1) = K4(1 0) + K \ \ i.e. the maximum y-coordinate of the circle on-screen \ (which we return) LDA K4 \ Set X = K4 - K SEC SBC K TAX LDA K4+1 \ Set A = K4+1 - 0 - any carry from above, so this SBC #0 \ does the following: \ \ (A X) = K4(1 0) - K \ \ so A is the high byte of the y-coordinate of the top \ edge of the circle BMI PL44 \ If A is negative then the top edge of the circle is \ above the top of the screen, and we already know the \ bottom edge is either on-screen or below the bottom \ of the screen, so skip to PL44 to clear the C flag and \ return from the subroutine using a tail call, as part \ of the circle definitely appears on-screen BNE PL21 \ If A is non-zero, then the top edge of the circle is \ below the bottom of the screen, so jump to PL21 to set \ the C flag and return from the subroutine, as the \ whole circle is off-screen to the bottom CPX #2*Y-1 \ If we get here then A is zero, which means the top \ edge of the circle is within the screen boundary, so \ now we need to check whether it is in the space view \ (in which case it is on-screen) or the dashboard (in \ which case the top of the circle is hidden by the \ dashboard, so the circle isn't on-screen). We do this \ by checking the low byte of the result in X against \ 2 * #Y - 1, and returning the C flag from this \ comparison. The constant #Y is the y-coordinate of the \ mid-point of the space view, so 2 * #Y - 1 is 191, the \ y-coordinate of the bottom pixel row of the space \ view. So this does the following: \ \ * The C flag is set if coordinate (A X) is below the \ bottom row of the space view, i.e. the top edge of \ the circle is hidden by the dashboard \ \ * The C flag is clear if coordinate (A X) is above \ the bottom row of the space view, i.e. the top \ edge of the circle is on-screen RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: CHKON [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing circles Summary: Check whether any part of a circle appears on the extended screenContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * CIRCLE calls CHKON * SUN (Part 1 of 4) calls CHKON

Arguments: K The circle's radius K3(1 0) Pixel x-coordinate of the centre of the circle K4(1 0) Pixel y-coordinate of the centre of the circle Returns: C flag Clear if any part of the circle appears on-screen, set if none of the circle appears on-screen (A X) Minimum y-coordinate of the circle on-screen (i.e. the y-coordinate of the top edge of the circle) P(2 1) Maximum y-coordinate of the circle on-screen (i.e. the y-coordinate of the bottom edge of the circle).PL21 SEC \ Set the C flag to indicate an overflow RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: PL21 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Return from a planet/sun-drawing routine with a failure flagContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * CHKON calls PL21 * PLS6 calls PL21

Set the C flag and return from the subroutine. This is used to return from a planet- or sun-drawing routine with the C flag indicating an overflow in the calculation..PLS3 JSR PLS1 \ Call PLS1 to calculate the following: STA P \ \ P = |roofv_x / z| \ K+3 = sign of roofv_x / z \ \ and increment X to point to roofv_y for the next call LDA #222 \ Set Q = 222, the offset to the crater STA Q STX U \ Store the vector index X in U for retrieval after the \ call to MULTU JSR MULTU \ Call MULTU to calculate \ \ (A P) = P * Q \ = 222 * |roofv_x / z| LDX U \ Restore the vector index from U into X LDY K+3 \ If the sign of the result in K+3 is positive, skip to BPL PL12 \ PL12 to return with Y = 0 EOR #&FF \ Otherwise the result should be negative, so negate the CLC \ high byte of the result using two's complement with ADC #1 \ A = ~A + 1 BEQ PL12 \ If A = 0, jump to PL12 to return with (Y A) = 0 LDY #&FF \ Set Y = &FF to be a negative high byte RTS \ Return from the subroutine .PL12 LDY #0 \ Set Y = 0 to be a positive high byte RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: PLS3 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Calculate (Y A P) = 222 * roofv_x / zContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PL9 (Part 3 of 3) calls PLS3

Calculate the following, with X determining the vector to use: (Y A P) = 222 * roofv_x / z though in reality only (Y A) is used. Although the code below supports a range of values of X, in practice the routine is only called with X = 15, and then again after X has been incremented to 17. So the values calculated by PLS1 use roofv_x first, then roofv_y. The comments below refer to roofv_x, for the first call. Arguments: X Determines which of the INWK orientation vectors to divide: * X = 15: divides roofv_x * X = 17: divides roofv_y Returns: X X gets incremented by 2 so it points to the next coordinate in this orientation vector (so consecutive calls to the routine will start with x, then move onto y and then z).PLS4 STA Q \ Set Q = A JSR ARCTAN \ Call ARCTAN to calculate: \ \ A = arctan(P / Q) \ arctan(P / A) \ \ The result in A will be in the range 0 to 128, which \ represents an angle of 0 to 180 degrees (or 0 to PI \ radians) LDX INWK+14 \ If nosev_z_hi is negative, skip the following BMI P%+4 \ instruction to leave the angle in A as a positive \ integer in the range 0 to 128 (so when we calculate \ CNT2 below, it will be in the right half of the \ anti-clockwise that we describe when drawing circles, \ i.e. from 6 o'clock, through 3 o'clock and on to 12 \ o'clock) EOR #%10000000 \ If we get here then nosev_z_hi is positive, so flip \ bit 7 of the angle in A, which is the same as adding \ 128 to give a result in the range 129 to 256 (i.e. 129 \ to 0), or 180 to 360 degrees (so when we calculate \ CNT2 below, it will be in the left half of the \ anti-clockwise that we describe when drawing circles, \ i.e. from 12 o'clock, through 9 o'clock and on to 6 \ o'clock) LSR A \ Set CNT2 = A / 4 LSR A STA CNT2 RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: PLS4 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Calculate CNT2 = arctan(P / A) / 4Context: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PL9 (Part 2 of 3) calls PLS4

Calculate the following: CNT2 = arctan(P / A) / 4 and do the following if nosev_z_hi >= 0: CNT2 = CNT2 + 32 which is the equivalent of adding 180 degrees to the result (or PI radians), as there are 64 segments in a full circle. This routine is called with the following arguments when calculating the equator and meridian for planets: * A = roofv_z_hi, P = -nosev_z_hi * A = sidev_z_hi, P = -nosev_z_hi So it calculates the angle between the planet's orientation vectors, in the z-axis..PLS5 JSR PLS1 \ Call PLS1 to calculate the following: STA K2+2 \ STY XX16+2 \ K+2 = |roofv_x / z| \ XX16+2 = sign of roofv_x / z \ \ i.e. (XX16+2 K2+2) = roofv_x / z \ \ and increment X to point to roofv_y for the next call JSR PLS1 \ Call PLS1 to calculate the following: STA K2+3 \ STY XX16+3 \ K+3 = |roofv_y / z| \ XX16+3 = sign of roofv_y / z \ \ i.e. (XX16+3 K2+3) = roofv_y / z \ \ and increment X to point to roofv_z for the next call RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: PLS5 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Calculate roofv_x / z and roofv_y / zContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PL9 (Part 2 of 3) calls PLS5

Calculate the following divisions of a specified value from one of the orientation vectors (in this example, roofv): (XX16+2 K2+2) = roofv_x / z (XX16+3 K2+3) = roofv_y / z Arguments: X Determines which of the INWK orientation vectors to divide: * X = 15: divides roofv_x and roofv_y * X = 21: divides sidev_x and sidev_y INWK The planet's ship data block.PLS6 JSR DVID3B2 \ Call DVID3B2 to calculate: \ \ K(3 2 1 0) = (A P+1 P) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo) LDA K+3 \ Set A = |K+3| OR K+2 AND #%01111111 ORA K+2 BNE PL21 \ If A is non-zero then the two high bytes of K(3 2 1 0) \ are non-zero, so jump to PL21 to set the C flag and \ return from the subroutine \ We can now just consider K(1 0), as we know the top \ two bytes of K(3 2 1 0) are both 0 LDX K+1 \ Set X = K+1, so now (X K) contains the result in \ K(1 0), which is the format we want to return the \ result in CPX #4 \ If the high byte of K(1 0) >= 4 then the result is BCS PL6 \ >= 1024, so return from the subroutine with the C flag \ set to indicate an overflow (as PL6 contains an RTS) LDA K+3 \ Fetch the sign of the result from K+3 (which we know \ has zeroes in bits 0-6, so this just fetches the sign) BPL PL6 \ If the sign bit is clear and the result is positive, \ then the result is already correct, so return from \ the subroutine with the C flag clear to indicate \ success (as PL6 contains an RTS) LDA K \ Otherwise we need to negate the result, which we do EOR #%11111111 \ using two's complement, starting with the low byte: ADC #1 \ STA K \ K = ~K + 1 TXA \ And then the high byte: EOR #%11111111 \ ADC #0 \ X = ~X TAX .PL44 CLC \ Clear the C flag to indicate success .PL6 RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: PLS6 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing planets Summary: Calculate (X K) = (A P) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo)Context: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * PROJ calls PLS6 * CHKON calls entry point PL44

Calculate the following: (X K) = (A P) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo) returning an overflow in the C flag if the result is >= 1024. Arguments: INWK The planet or sun's ship data block Returns: C flag Set if the result >= 1024, clear otherwise Other entry points: PL44 Clear the C flag and return from the subroutine.TT17 JSR DOKEY \ Scan the keyboard for flight controls and pause keys, \ (or the equivalent on joystick) and update the key \ logger, setting KL to the key pressed LDX #0 \ Call DKS4 to check whether the SHIFT key is being JSR DKS4 \ pressed STA newlocn \ Store the result (which will have bit 7 set if SHIFT \ is being pressed) in newlocn LDA JSTK \ If the joystick is not configured, jump down to TJ1, BEQ TJ1 \ otherwise we move the cursor with the joystick LDA JSTX \ Fetch the joystick roll, ranging from 1 to 255 with \ 128 as the centre point EOR #&FF \ Flip the sign so A = -JSTX, because the joystick roll \ works in the opposite way to moving a cursor on-screen \ in terms of left and right JSR TJS1 \ Call TJS1 just below to set A to a value between -2 \ and +2 depending on the joystick roll value (moving \ the stick sideways) TYA \ Copy Y to A BIT newlocn \ If bit 7 of newlocn is clear - in other words, if BPL P%+3 \ SHIFT is not being pressed - then skip the following \ instruction ASL A \ SHIFT is being held down, so double the value of A \ (i.e. SHIFT moves the cursor at double the speed \ when using the joystick) TAX \ Copy A to X, so X contains the joystick roll value LDA JSTY \ Fetch the joystick pitch, ranging from 1 to 255 with \ 128 as the centre point, and fall through into TJS1 to \ set Y to the joystick pitch value (moving the stick up \ and down) .TJS1 TAY \ Store A in Y LDA #0 \ Set the result, A = 0 CPY #16 \ If Y >= 16 set the C flag, so A = A - 1 SBC #0 CPY #64 \ If Y >= 64 set the C flag, so A = A - 1 SBC #0 CPY #192 \ If Y >= 192 set the C flag, so A = A + 1 ADC #0 CPY #224 \ If Y >= 224 set the C flag, so A = A + 1 ADC #0 BIT newlocn \ If bit 7 of newlocn is clear - in other words, if BPL P%+3 \ SHIFT is not being pressed - then skip the following \ instruction ASL A \ SHIFT is being held down, so double the value of A \ (i.e. SHIFT moves the cursor at double the speed \ when using the joystick TAY \ Copy the value of A into Y LDA KL \ Set A to the value of KL (the key pressed) RTS \ Return from the subroutine .newlocn EQUB 0 \ The current key press is stored here in the above code \ when we check whether SHIFT is being held down .TJ1 LDA KL \ Set A to the value of KL (the key pressed) LDX #0 \ Set the initial values for the results, X = Y = 0, LDY #0 \ which we now increase or decrease appropriately CMP #&19 \ If left arrow was pressed, set X = X - 1 BNE P%+3 DEX CMP #&79 \ If right arrow was pressed, set X = X + 1 BNE P%+3 INX CMP #&39 \ If up arrow was pressed, set Y = Y + 1 BNE P%+3 INY CMP #&29 \ If down arrow was pressed, set Y = Y - 1 BNE P%+3 DEY TXA \ Transfer the value of X into A BIT newlocn \ If bit 7 of newlocn is clear - in other words, if BPL P%+4 \ SHIFT is not being pressed - then skip the following \ two instructions ASL A \ SHIFT is being held down, so quadruple the value of A ASL A \ (i.e. SHIFT moves the cursor at four times the speed \ when using the keyboard) TAX \ Transfer the amended value of A back into X TYA \ Transfer the value of Y into A BIT newlocn \ If bit 7 of newlocn is clear - in other words, if BPL P%+4 \ SHIFT is not being pressed - then skip the following \ two instructions ASL A \ SHIFT is being held down, so quadruple the value of A ASL A \ (i.e. SHIFT moves the cursor at four times the speed \ when using the keyboard) TAY \ Transfer the amended value of A back into Y LDA KL \ Set A to the value of KL (the key pressed) RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: TT17 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Keyboard Summary: Scan the keyboard for cursor key or joystick movementContext: See this subroutine on its own page Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * Main game loop (Part 5 of 6) calls TT17

Scan the keyboard and joystick for cursor key or stick movement, and return the result as deltas (changes) in x- and y-coordinates as follows: * For joystick, X and Y are integers between -2 and +2 depending on how far the stick has moved * For keyboard, X and Y are integers between -1 and +1 depending on which keys are pressed Returns: A The key pressed, if the arrow keys were used X Change in the x-coordinate according to the cursor keys being pressed or joystick movement, as an integer (see above) Y Change in the y-coordinate according to the cursor keys being pressed or joystick movement, as an integer (see above).ping LDX #1 \ We want to copy the X- and Y-coordinates of the \ current system in (QQ0, QQ1) to the selected system's \ coordinates in (QQ9, QQ10), so set up a counter to \ copy two bytes .pl1 LDA QQ0,X \ Load byte X from the current system in QQ0/QQ1 STA QQ9,X \ Store byte X in the selected system in QQ9/QQ10 DEX \ Decrement the loop counter BPL pl1 \ Loop back for the next byte to copy RTS \ Return from the subroutineName: ping [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Universe Summary: Set the selected system to the current systemContext: See this subroutine on its own page References: This subroutine is called as follows: * BR1 (Part 2 of 2) calls ping * TT102 calls pingPRINT "ELITE E" PRINT "Assembled at ", ~CODE_E% PRINT "Ends at ", ~P% PRINT "Code size is ", ~(P% - CODE_E%) PRINT "Execute at ", ~LOAD% PRINT "Reload at ", ~LOAD_E% PRINT "S.ELTE ", ~CODE_E%, " ", ~P%, " ", ~LOAD%, " ", ~LOAD_E% SAVE "3-assembled-output/ELTE.bin", CODE_E%, P%, LOAD%Save ELTE.bin

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Subroutine ADD (category: Maths (Arithmetic))

Calculate (A X) = (A P) + (S R)

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Subroutine ARCTAN (category: Maths (Geometry))

Calculate A = arctan(P / Q)

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Subroutine BLINE (category: Drawing circles)

Draw a circle segment and add it to the ball line heap

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Subroutine BPRNT (category: Text)

Print a 32-bit number, left-padded to a specific number of digits, with an optional decimal point

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Subroutine CHKON (category: Drawing circles)

Check whether any part of a circle appears on the extended screen

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Subroutine CIRCLE (category: Drawing circles)

Draw a circle for the planet

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Entry point CIRCLE3 in subroutine CIRCLE2 (category: Drawing circles)

Just add the circle segments to the existing ball line heap - do not send the send the ball line heap to the I/O processor for drawing on-screen

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Variable COMC in workspace Parasite variables

The colour of the dot on the compass

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Subroutine DEATH (category: Start and end)

Display the death screen

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Subroutine DKS4 (category: Keyboard)

Scan for a particular key press by sending a #DODKS4 command to the I/O processor

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Configuration variable: DOBULB = 140

The OSWRCH number for the #DOBULB command

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Subroutine DOCOL (category: Text)

Set the text colour by sending a #SETCOL command to the I/O processor

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Configuration variable: DOD = 34

Ship type for a Dodecahedron ("Dodo") space station

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Configuration variable: DODIALS = 138

The OSWRCH number for the #DODIALS command

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Subroutine DOKEY (category: Keyboard)

Scan for the seven primary flight controls

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Subroutine DORND (category: Utility routines)

Generate random numbers

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Entry point DORND2 in subroutine DORND (category: Utility routines)

Make sure the C flag doesn't affect the outcome

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Subroutine DOT (category: Text)

Draw a dash on the compass by sending a #DOdot command to the I/O processor

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Subroutine DOXC (category: Text)

Move the text cursor to a specified column by sending a #SETXC command to the I/O processor

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Configuration variable: DOdot = 245

The OSWORD number for the #DOdot command

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Configuration variable: DOmsbar = 242

The OSWORD number for the #DOmsbar command

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Subroutine DVID3B2 (category: Maths (Arithmetic))

Calculate K(3 2 1 0) = (A P+1 P) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo)

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Subroutine DVID4 (category: Maths (Arithmetic))

Calculate (P R) = 256 * A / Q

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Variable E% (category: Drawing ships)

Ship blueprints default NEWB flags

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Subroutine EDGES (category: Drawing lines)

Draw a horizontal line given a centre and a half-width

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Subroutine EXNO3 (category: Sound)

Make an explosion sound

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Subroutine FMLTU (category: Maths (Arithmetic))

Calculate A = A * Q / 256

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Subroutine FMLTU2 (category: Maths (Arithmetic))

Calculate A = K * sin(A)

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Subroutine GINF (category: Universe)

Fetch the address of a ship's data block into INF

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Configuration variable: GREEN = %10101111

Four mode 1 pixels of colour 3, 1, 3, 1 (cyan/yellow)

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Configuration variable: GREEN2 = %00001100

Two mode 2 pixels of colour 2 (green)

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Subroutine HBFL (category: Drawing lines)

Draw the sun lines in the horizontal line buffer in orange by sending an OSWORD 247 command to the I/O processor

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Configuration variable: HER = 15

Ship type for a rock hermit (asteroid)

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Subroutine HLOIN (category: Drawing lines)

Add a sun line to the horizontal line buffer

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Subroutine HLOIN2 (category: Drawing lines)

Remove a line from the sun line heap and draw it on-screen

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Configuration variable: JH = SHU+2

Junk is defined as ending before the Cobra Mk III

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Configuration variable: JL = ESC

Junk is defined as starting from the escape pod

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Variable JSTK in workspace Parasite variables

Keyboard or joystick configuration setting

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Workspace K% (category: Workspaces)

Ship data blocks

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Subroutine LL5 (category: Maths (Arithmetic))

Calculate Q = SQRT(R Q)

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Subroutine LS2FL (category: Drawing circles)

Draw the contents of the ball line heap by sending an OSWRCH 129 command to the I/O processor

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The ball line heap pointer, which contains the number of the first free byte after the end of the LSX2 and LSY2 heaps (see the deep dive on The ball line heap for details)

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Variable LSX2 (category: Drawing lines)

The ball line heap for storing x-coordinates

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Variable LSY2 (category: Drawing lines)

The ball line heap for storing y-coordinates

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Subroutine MSBAR (category: Dashboard)

Draw a specific indicator in the dashboard's missile bar by sending a #DOmsbar command to the I/O processor

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Subroutine MULTU (category: Maths (Arithmetic))

Calculate (A P) = P * Q

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Configuration variable: NI% = 37

The number of bytes in each ship's data block (as stored in INWK and K%)

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Subroutine NOISE (category: Sound)

Make the sound whose number is in A

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Configuration variable: NOSH = 20

The maximum number of ships in our local bubble of universe

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Subroutine NWSHP (category: Universe)

Add a new ship to our local bubble of universe

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Subroutine NwS1 (category: Universe)

Flip the sign and double an INWK byte

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Configuration variable: OSWORD = &FFF1

The address for the OSWORD routine

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Configuration variable: OSWRCH = &FFEE

The address for the OSWRCH routine

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Subroutine OUCH (category: Flight)

Potentially lose cargo or equipment following damage

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Subroutine PBFL (category: Drawing pixels)

Draw the pixel in the pixel buffer by sending an OSWORD 241 command to the I/O processor

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Subroutine PIXEL2 (category: Drawing pixels)

Draw a stardust particle relative to the screen centre

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Subroutine PIXEL3 (category: Drawing pixels)

Add a coloured dot at a specific distance to the pixel buffer (1-pixel dot, 2-pixel dash or 4-pixel square)

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Subroutine PL2 (category: Drawing planets)

Remove the planet or sun from the screen

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Entry point PL2-1 in subroutine PL2 (category: Drawing planets)

Contains an RTS

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Label PL20 in subroutine PL9 (Part 1 of 3)

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Subroutine PL21 (category: Drawing planets)

Return from a planet/sun-drawing routine with a failure flag

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Label PL25 in subroutine PL9 (Part 1 of 3)

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Label PL26 in subroutine PL9 (Part 3 of 3)

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Entry point PL44 in subroutine PLS6 (category: Drawing planets)

Clear the C flag and return from the subroutine

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Subroutine PL9 (Part 1 of 3) (category: Drawing planets)

Draw the planet, with either an equator and meridian, or a crater

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Label PLF10 in subroutine SUN (Part 3 of 4)

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Label PLF11 in subroutine SUN (Part 3 of 4)

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Label PLF13 in subroutine SUN (Part 2 of 4)

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Label PLF16 in subroutine SUN (Part 3 of 4)

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Label PLF17 in subroutine SUN (Part 1 of 4)

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Label PLF2 in subroutine SUN (Part 1 of 4)

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Label PLF23 in subroutine SUN (Part 3 of 4)

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Label PLF3 in subroutine SUN (Part 1 of 4)

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Label PLF4 in subroutine SUN (Part 1 of 4)

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Label PLF44 in subroutine SUN (Part 3 of 4)

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Label PLF5 in subroutine SUN (Part 1 of 4)

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Label PLF6 in subroutine SUN (Part 3 of 4)

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Label PLF8 in subroutine SUN (Part 4 of 4)

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Label PLF9 in subroutine SUN (Part 4 of 4)

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Label PLFL in subroutine SUN (Part 3 of 4)

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Label PLFL2 in subroutine SUN (Part 2 of 4)

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Label PLFL3 in subroutine SUN (Part 4 of 4)

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Label PLFLS in subroutine SUN (Part 3 of 4)

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Subroutine PLS1 (category: Drawing planets)

Calculate (Y A) = nosev_x / z

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Subroutine PLS2 (category: Drawing planets)

Draw a half-ellipse

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Subroutine PLS22 (category: Drawing planets)

Draw an ellipse or half-ellipse

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Subroutine PLS3 (category: Drawing planets)

Calculate (Y A P) = 222 * roofv_x / z

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Subroutine PLS4 (category: Drawing planets)

Calculate CNT2 = arctan(P / A) / 4

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Subroutine PLS5 (category: Drawing planets)

Calculate roofv_x / z and roofv_y / z

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Subroutine PLS6 (category: Drawing planets)

Calculate (X K) = (A P) / (z_sign z_hi z_lo)

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Subroutine PROJ (category: Drawing ships)

Project the current ship onto the screen

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Variable QQ16 (category: Text)

The two-letter token lookup table

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Variable QQ18 (category: Text)

The recursive token table for tokens 0-148

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Entry point RTS2 in subroutine SUN (Part 4 of 4) (category: Drawing suns)

Contains an RTS

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Subroutine SCAN (category: Dashboard)

Display the current ship on the scanner

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Subroutine SHD (category: Flight)

Charge a shield and drain some energy from the energy banks

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Variable SNE (category: Maths (Geometry))

Sine/cosine table

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Subroutine SOS1 (category: Universe)

Update the missile indicators, set up the planet data block

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Subroutine SP1 (category: Dashboard)

Draw the space station on the compass

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Subroutine SP2 (category: Dashboard)

Draw a dot on the compass, given the planet/station vector

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Subroutine SPBLB (category: Dashboard)

Light up the space station indicator ("S") on the dashboard by sending a #DOBULB 0 command to the I/O processor

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Subroutine SPS1 (category: Maths (Geometry))

Calculate the vector to the planet and store it in XX15

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Subroutine SPS2 (category: Maths (Arithmetic))

Calculate (Y X) = A / 10

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Subroutine SPS4 (category: Maths (Geometry))

Calculate the vector to the space station

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Subroutine SQUA2 (category: Maths (Arithmetic))

Calculate (A P) = A * A

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Configuration variable: SST = 2

Ship type for a Coriolis space station

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Subroutine SUN (Part 1 of 4) (category: Drawing suns)

Draw the sun: Set up all the variables needed

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Subroutine TAS2 (category: Maths (Geometry))

Normalise the three-coordinate vector in K3

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Subroutine TT26 (category: Text)

Print a character at the text cursor, with support for verified text in extended tokens

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Subroutine TT27 (category: Text)

Print a text token

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Subroutine TT41 (category: Text)

Print a letter according to Sentence Case

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Subroutine TT42 (category: Text)

Print a letter in lower case

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Subroutine TT43 (category: Text)

Print a two-letter token or recursive token 0-95

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Entry point TT44 in subroutine TT42 (category: Text)

Jumps to TT26 to print the character in A (used to enable us to use a branch instruction to jump to TT26)

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Subroutine TT45 (category: Text)

Print a letter in lower case

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Subroutine TT46 (category: Text)

Print a character and switch to capitals

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Entry point TT48 in subroutine ex (category: Text)

Contains an RTS

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Subroutine TT54 (category: Universe)

Twist the selected system's seeds

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Subroutine TT67 (category: Text)

Print a newline

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Subroutine TT68 (category: Text)

Print a text token followed by a colon

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Subroutine TT73 (category: Text)

Print a colon

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Subroutine TT74 (category: Text)

Print a character

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Variable UNIV (category: Universe)

Table of pointers to the local universe's ship data blocks

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Configuration variable: WHITE2 = %00111111

Two mode 2 pixels of colour 7 (white)

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Entry point WP1 in subroutine LS2FL (category: Drawing circles)

Contains an RTS

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Subroutine WPLS (category: Drawing suns)

Remove the sun from the screen

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Subroutine WPSHPS (category: Dashboard)

Clear the scanner, reset the ball line and sun line heaps

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Configuration variable: X = 128

The centre x-coordinate of the 256 x 192 space view

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Temporary storage, used to store the address of a ship blueprint. For example, it is used when we add a new ship to the local bubble in routine NWSHP, and it contains the address of the current ship's blueprint as we loop through all the nearby ships in the main flight loop

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Variable XX21 (category: Drawing ships)

Ship blueprints lookup table

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Workspace XX3 (category: Workspaces)

Temporary storage space for complex calculations

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Configuration variable: Y = 96

The centre y-coordinate of the 256 x 192 space view

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Subroutine ZINF (category: Utility routines)

Reset the INWK workspace and orientation vectors

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Subroutine cmn (category: Text)

Print the commander's name

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Subroutine cpl (category: Text)

Print the selected system name

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Subroutine crlf (category: Text)

Tab to column 21 and print a colon

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Subroutine csh (category: Text)

Print the current amount of cash

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Subroutine ex (category: Text)

Print a recursive token

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Subroutine fwl (category: Text)

Print fuel and cash levels

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Subroutine msblob (category: Dashboard)

Display the dashboard's missile indicators in green

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Subroutine plf (category: Text)

Print a text token followed by a newline

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Subroutine pr2 (category: Text)

Print an 8-bit number, left-padded to 3 digits, and optional point

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Subroutine qw (category: Text)

Print a recursive token in the range 128-145

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Variable spasto (category: Universe)

Contains the address Coriolis space station's ship blueprint

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Subroutine tal (category: Text)

Print the current galaxy number

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Subroutine ypl (category: Text)

Print the current system name

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Entry point ypl-1 in subroutine ypl (category: Text)

Contains an RTS