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Elite on the BBC Micro

Loader: Elite loader (Part 3 of 3) (Disc version)

Name: Elite loader (Part 3 of 3) [View in context] Type: Subroutine Category: Loader Summary: Include binaries for the loading screen images
The loader bundles a number of binary files in with the loader code, and moves them to their correct memory locations in part 1 above. This section is encrypted by EOR'ing with &A5. The encryption is done by the elite-checksum.py script, and decryption is done in part 1 above, at the same time as each block is moved to its correct location. This part includes three files containing images, which are all moved into screen memory by the loader: * P.A-SOFT.bin contains the "ACORNSOFT" title across the top of the loading screen, which gets moved to screen address &6100, on the second character row of the monochrome mode 4 screen * P.ELITE.bin contains the "ELITE" title across the top of the loading screen, which gets moved to screen address &6300, on the fourth character row of the monochrome mode 4 screen * P.(C)ASFT.bin contains the "(C) Acornsoft 1984" title across the bottom of the loading screen, which gets moved to screen address &7600, the penultimate character row of the monochrome mode 4 screen, just above the dashboard There are three other binaries bundled into the loader, which are described in part 2 above.
.ELITE INCBIN "binaries/P.ELITE.bin" .ASOFT INCBIN "binaries/P.A-SOFT.bin" .CpASOFT INCBIN "binaries/P.(C)ASFT.bin" SKIP 158 \ These bytes appear to be unused