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Elite on the BBC Micro

Keyboard: KYTB [BBC Micro cassette version]

Name: KYTB [Show more] Type: Variable Category: Keyboard Summary: Lookup table for in-flight keyboard controls Deep dive: The key logger
Context: See this variable in context in the source code Variations: See code variations for this variable in the different versions References: This variable is used as follows: * DK4 calls KYTB * DKS1 calls KYTB

Keyboard table for in-flight controls. This table contains the internal key codes for the flight keys (see p.142 of the Advanced User Guide for a list of internal key numbers). The pitch, roll, speed and laser keys (i.e. the seven primary flight control keys) have bit 7 set, so they have 128 added to their internal values. This doesn't appear to be used anywhere.
KYTB = P% - 1 \ Point KYTB to the byte before the start of the table \ These are the primary flight controls (pitch, roll, \ speed and lasers): EQUB &68 + 128 \ ? KYTB+1 Slow down EQUB &62 + 128 \ Space KYTB+2 Speed up EQUB &66 + 128 \ < KYTB+3 Roll left EQUB &67 + 128 \ > KYTB+4 Roll right EQUB &42 + 128 \ X KYTB+5 Pitch up EQUB &51 + 128 \ S KYTB+6 Pitch down EQUB &41 + 128 \ A KYTB+7 Fire lasers \ These are the secondary flight controls: EQUB &60 \ TAB KYTB+8 Energy bomb EQUB &70 \ ESCAPE KYTB+9 Launch escape pod EQUB &23 \ T KYTB+10 Arm missile EQUB &35 \ U KYTB+11 Unarm missile EQUB &65 \ M KYTB+12 Fire missile EQUB &22 \ E KYTB+13 E.C.M. EQUB &45 \ J KYTB+14 In-system jump EQUB &52 \ C KYTB+15 Docking computer