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Elite on the BBC Micro

Dashboard: DOT [Elite-A, Parasite]

Name: DOT [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Dashboard Summary: Draw a dash on the compass
Context: See this subroutine in context in the source code References: This subroutine is called as follows: * COMPAS calls DOT

Arguments: COMX The screen pixel x-coordinate of the dash COMY The screen pixel y-coordinate of the dash COMC The colour and thickness of the dash: * &F0 = a double-height dash in yellow/white, for when the object in the compass is in front of us * &FF = a single-height dash in green/cyan, for when the object in the compass is behind us
.DOT LDA COMY \ Set Y1 = COMY, the y-coordinate of the dash STA Y1 LDA COMX \ Set X1 = COMX, the x-coordinate of the dash STA X1 LDA COMC \ Set COL = COMC, the mode 5 colour byte for the dash STA COL CMP #&F0 \ If COL is &F0 then the planet/station is in front of BNE CPIX2 \ us and we want to draw a double-height dash, so if it \ isn't &F0 jump to CPIX2 to draw a single-height dash \ Otherwise fall through into CPIX4 to draw a double- \ height dash