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Elite on the BBC Micro

Text: MT27 (6502SP version)

Name: MT27 [View in context] Type: Subroutine [Compare versions] Category: Text Summary: Print the captain's name during mission briefings Deep dive: Extended text tokens
This routine prints the following tokens, depending on the galaxy number: * Token 217 ("CURRUTHERS") in galaxy 0 * Token 218 ("FOSDYKE SMYTHE") in galaxy 1 * Token 219 ("FORTESQUE") in galaxy 2 This is used when printing extended token 213 as part of the mission briefings, which looks like this when printed: Commander {commander name}, I am Captain {mission captain's name} of Her Majesty's Space Navy where {mission captain's name} is replaced by one of the names above.
.MT27 LDA #217 \ Set A = 217, so when we fall through into MT28, the \ 217 gets added to the current galaxy number, so the \ extended token that is printed is 217-219 (as this is \ only called in galaxies 0 through 2) EQUB &2C \ Skip the next instruction by turning it into \ &2C &A9 &DC, or BIT &DCA9, which does nothing apart \ from affect the flags