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Elite on the BBC Micro

Drawing circles: LL164 [Disc version, Docked]

Name: LL164 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing circles Summary: Make the hyperspace sound and draw the hyperspace tunnel
Context: See this subroutine in context in the source code Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: No direct references to this subroutine in this source file

See the IRQ1 routine for details on the multi-coloured effect that's used.
.LL164 LDA #56 \ Call the NOISE routine with A = 56 to make the sound JSR NOISE \ of the hyperspace drive being engaged LDA #1 \ Set HFX to 1, which switches the screen mode to a full STA HFX \ mode 5 screen, therefore making the hyperspace rings \ multi-coloured and all zig-zaggy (see the IRQ1 routine \ for details) LDA #4 \ Set the step size for the hyperspace rings to 4, so \ there are more sections in the rings and they are \ quite round (compared to the step size of 8 used in \ the much more polygonal launch rings) JSR HFS2 \ Call HFS2 to draw the hyperspace tunnel rings DEC HFX \ Set HFX back to 0, so we switch back to the normal \ split-screen mode RTS \ Return from the subroutine