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Elite on the BBC Micro

Keyboard: DKS3 [6502SP version]

Name: DKS3 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Keyboard Summary: Toggle a configuration setting and emit a beep
Context: See this subroutine in context in the source code Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * DK4 calls DKS3

This is called when the game is paused and a key is pressed that changes the game's configuration. Specifically, this routine toggles the configuration settings for the following keys: * CAPS LOCK toggles keyboard flight damping (&40) * A toggles keyboard auto-recentre (&41) * X toggles author names on start-up screen (&42) * F toggles flashing console bars (&43) * Y toggles reverse joystick Y channel (&44) * J toggles reverse both joystick channels (&45) * K toggles keyboard and joystick (&46) The Executive version supports two additional configuration options: * @ toggles infinite jump range and fuel (&47) * : toggles speech (&48) The numbers in brackets are the internal key numbers (see p.142 of the Advanced User Guide for a list of internal key numbers). We pass the key that has been pressed in X, and the configuration option to check it against in Y, so this routine is typically called in a loop that loops through the various configuration options. Arguments: X The internal number of the key that's been pressed Y The internal number of the configuration key to check against, from the list above (i.e. Y must be from &40 to &46)
.DKS3 STY T \ Store the configuration key argument in T CPX T \ If X <> Y, jump to Dk3 to return from the subroutine BNE Dk3 \ We have a match between X and Y, so now to toggle \ the relevant configuration byte. CAPS LOCK has a key \ value of &40 and has its configuration byte at \ location DAMP, A has a value of &41 and has its byte \ at location DJD, which is DAMP+1, and so on. So we \ can toggle the configuration byte by changing the \ byte at DAMP + (X - &40), or to put it in indexing \ terms, DAMP-&40,X. It's no coincidence that the \ game's configuration bytes are set up in this order \ and with these keys (and this is also why the sound \ on/off keys are dealt with elsewhere, as the internal \ key for S and Q are &51 and &10, which don't fit \ nicely into this approach) LDA DAMP-&40,X \ Fetch the byte from DAMP + (X - &40), invert it and EOR #&FF \ put it back (0 means no and &FF means yes in the STA DAMP-&40,X \ configuration bytes, so this toggles the setting) JSR BELL \ Make a beep sound so we know something has happened JSR DELAY \ Wait for Y vertical syncs (Y is between 64 and 70, so \ this is always a bit longer than a second) LDY T \ Restore the configuration key argument into Y .Dk3 RTS \ Return from the subroutine