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Elite on the BBC Micro

Version analysis of SUN (Part 4 of 4)

This code appears in the following versions (click to see it in the source code):

Code variations between these versions are shown below.

Name: SUN (Part 4 of 4) Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing suns Summary: Draw the sun: Continue to the top of the screen, erasing old sun Deep dive: Drawing the sun
This part erases any remaining traces of the old sun, now that we have drawn all the way to the top of the new sun. Other entry points: RTS2 Contains an RTS
LDA SUNX \ Set YY(1 0) = SUNX(1 0), the x-coordinate of the STA YY \ vertical centre axis of the old sun that's currently LDA SUNX+1 \ on-screen STA YY+1 .PLFL3 LDA LSO,Y \ Fetch the Y-th point from the sun line heap, which \ gives us the half-width of the old sun's line on this \ line of the screen BEQ PLF9 \ If A = 0, skip the following call to HLOIN2 as there \ is no sun line on this line of the screen JSR HLOIN2 \ Call HLOIN2 to draw a horizontal line on pixel line Y, \ with centre point YY(1 0) and half-width A, and remove \ the line from the sun line heap once done .PLF9 DEY \ Decrement the line number in Y to move to the line \ above BNE PLFL3 \ Jump up to PLFL3 to redraw the next line up, until we \ have reached the top of the screen .PLF8 \ If we get here, we have successfully made it from the \ bottom line of the screen to the top, and the old sun \ has been replaced by the new one CLC \ Clear the C flag to indicate success in drawing the \ sun LDA K3 \ Set SUNX(1 0) = K3(1 0) STA SUNX LDA K3+1 STA SUNX+1

Code variation 1 of 1Related to Elite's use of the Tube

This variation is blank in the Cassette, Disc (flight), Disc (docked) and Master versions.


JSR HBFL \ Call HBFL to send the contents of the horizontal line \ buffer to the I/O processor for drawing on-screen

 RTS                    \ Return from the subroutine

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