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Elite on the BBC Micro

Version analysis of ECBT

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

Code variations between these versions are shown below.

Name: ECBT Type: Variable Category: Dashboard Summary: The character bitmap for the E.C.M. indicator bulb
The character bitmap for the E.C.M. indicator's "E" bulb that gets displayed on the dashboard.

Code variation 1 of 2A variation in the comments only

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Cassette, Flight

6502SP, Master

Electron

The E.C.M. indicator uses the first 5 rows of the space station's "S" bulb below, as the bottom 5 rows of the "E" match the top 5 rows of the "S". Each pixel is in mode 5 colour 2 (%10), which is yellow/white.
The bulb is four pixels wide, so it covers two mode 2 character blocks, one containing the left half of the "E", and the other the right half, which are displayed next to each other. Each pixel is in mode 2 colour 7 (%1111), which is white.
The E.C.M. indicator uses the first 5 rows of the space station's "S" bulb below, as the bottom 5 rows of the "E" match the top 5 rows of the "S". Each pixel is a white mode 4 pixel.
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Code variation 2 of 2Related to an advanced feature

The "E" indicator bulb on the dashboard is four pixels wide in the advanced versions, while it is only three pixels wide in the cassette and disc versions. It is seven pixels wide in the Electron version, though the latter is in monochrome mode 4, so this is equivalent to 3.5 pixels in the colour versions.

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Cassette, Flight

6502SP, Master

Electron

EQUB %11100000 \ x x x . EQUB %11100000 \ x x x . EQUB %10000000 \ x . . . \ x x x . \ x x x . \ x . . . \ x x x . \ x x x .
\ Left half of the "E" bulb \ EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %10101010 \ x . EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %10101010 \ x . EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %11111111 \ x x \ Right half of the "E" bulb \ EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %00000000 \ . . EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %00000000 \ . . EQUB %11111111 \ x x EQUB %11111111 \ x x \ Combined "E" bulb \ \ x x x x \ x x x x \ x . . . \ x x x x \ x x x x \ x . . . \ x x x x \ x x x x
EQUB %11111110 \ x x x x x x x x . EQUB %11111110 \ x x x x x x x x . EQUB %11100000 \ x x x . . . . . . \ x x x x x x x x . \ x x x x x x x x . \ x x x . . . . . . \ x x x x x x x x . \ x x x x x x x x .
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