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Elite on the BBC Micro

Flight: TT110 [Electron version]

Name: TT110 [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Flight Summary: Launch from a station or show the front space view
Context: See this subroutine in context in the source code Variations: See code variations for this subroutine in the different versions References: This subroutine is called as follows: * Ghy calls TT110 * TT102 calls TT110

Launch the ship (if we are docked), or show the front space view (if we are already in space). Called when FUNC-1 is pressed while docked (launch), after we arrive in a new galaxy, or after a hyperspace if the current view is a space view.
.TT110 LDX QQ12 \ If we are not docked (QQ12 = 0) then jump to NLUNCH BEQ NLUNCH \ to skip the launch tunnel and setup process JSR LAUN \ Show the space station launch tunnel JSR RES2 \ Reset a number of flight variables and workspaces JSR TT111 \ Select the system closest to galactic coordinates \ (QQ9, QQ10) INC INWK+8 \ Increment z_sign ready for the call to SOS, so the \ planet appears at a z_sign of 1 in front of us when \ we launch JSR SOS1 \ Call SOS1 to set up the planet's data block and add it \ to FRIN, where it will get put in the first slot as \ it's the first one to be added to our local bubble of \ universe following the call to RES2 above LDA #128 \ For the space station, set z_sign to &80, so it's STA INWK+8 \ behind us (&80 is negative) INC INWK+7 \ And increment z_hi, so it's only just behind us JSR NWSPS \ Add a new space station to our local bubble of \ universe LDA #12 \ Set our launch speed in DELTA to 12 STA DELTA JSR BAD \ Call BAD to work out how much illegal contraband we \ are carrying in our hold (A is up to 40 for a \ standard hold crammed with contraband, up to 70 for \ an extended cargo hold full of narcotics and slaves) ORA FIST \ OR the value in A with our legal status in FIST to \ get a new value that is at least as high as both \ values, to reflect the fact that launching with a \ hold full of contraband can only make matters worse STA FIST \ Update our legal status with the new value .NLUNCH LDX #0 \ Set QQ12 to 0 to indicate we are not docked STX QQ12 JMP LOOK1 \ Jump to LOOK1 to switch to the front view (X = 0), \ returning from the subroutine using a tail call