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BBC Micro Elite

Utility routines: Ze

Name: Ze [View in context] Type: Subroutine Category: Utility routines Summary: Initialise the INWK workspace to a hostile ship
Specifically: * Reset the INWK ship workspace * Set the ship to a fair distance away (32) in all axes, in front of us but randomly up or down, left or right * Give the ship a 4% chance of having E.C.M. * Set the ship to hostile, with AI enabled Also sets X and T1 to a random value, and A to a random value between 192 and 255,and the C flag randomly.
.Ze { JSR ZINF \ Call ZINF to reset the INWK ship workspace JSR DORND \ Set A and X to random numbers STA T1 \ Store A in T1 AND #%10000000 \ Extract the sign of A and store in x_sign STA INWK+2 TXA \ Extract the sign of X and store in y_sign AND #%10000000 STA INWK+5 LDA #32 \ Set x_hi = y_hi = z_hi = 32, a fair distance away STA INWK+1 STA INWK+4 STA INWK+7 TXA \ Set the C flag if X >= 245 (4% chance) CMP #245 ROL A \ Set bit 0 of A to the C flag (i.e. there's a 4% \ chance of this ship having E.C.M.) ORA #%11000000 \ Set bits 6 and 7 of A, so the ship is hostile (bit 6 \ and has AI (bit 7) STA INWK+32 \ Store A in the AI flag of this ship }