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Elite on the BBC Micro

Copy protection: Authors' names [Cassette version]

Name: Authors' names [Show more] Type: Variable Category: Copy protection Summary: The authors' names and a copyright notice, buried in the code
Context: See this variable in context in the source code Variations: See code variations for this variable in the different versions References: No direct references to this variable in this source file

This copyright notice is not used anywhere and it is obfuscated by EOR'ing each character with 164, but presumably the authors wanted their names buried in the code somewhere. Though they do also have recursive token 94, which reads "BY D.BRABEN & I.BELL" and can be displayed on the title screen using the "X" configuration option, so this isn't the only author name easter egg in the game. It contains the following text: (C)Bell/Braben1984
EQUB '(' EOR 164 EQUB 'C' EOR 164 EQUB ')' EOR 164 EQUB 'B' EOR 164 EQUB 'e' EOR 164 EQUB 'l' EOR 164 EQUB 'l' EOR 164 EQUB '/' EOR 164 EQUB 'B' EOR 164 EQUB 'r' EOR 164 EQUB 'a' EOR 164 EQUB 'b' EOR 164 EQUB 'e' EOR 164 EQUB 'n' EOR 164 EQUB '1' EOR 164 EQUB '9' EOR 164 EQUB '8' EOR 164 EQUB '4' EOR 164