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Elite on the BBC Micro

Drawing pixels: PIX [Master version, Loader]

Name: PIX [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Drawing pixels Summary: Draw a single pixel at a specific coordinate
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: * PLL1 calls PIX

Draw a pixel at screen coordinate (X, -A). The sign bit of A gets flipped before drawing, and then the routine uses the same approach as the PIXEL routine in the main game code, except it plots a single pixel from TWOS instead of a two pixel dash from TWOS2. This applies to the top part of the screen (the four-colour mode 1 space view). See the PIXEL routine in the main game code for more details. Arguments: X The screen x-coordinate of the pixel to draw A The screen y-coordinate of the pixel to draw, negated
.PIX TAY \ Copy A into Y, for use later EOR #%10000000 \ Flip the sign of A LSR A \ Set ZP+1 = &40 + 2 * (A >> 3) LSR A LSR A ASL A ORA #&40 STA ZP+1 TXA \ Set (C ZP) = (X >> 2) * 8 EOR #%10000000 \ AND #%11111100 \ i.e. the C flag contains bit 8 of the calculation ASL A STA ZP BCC P%+4 \ If the C flag is set, i.e. bit 8 of the above INC ZP+1 \ calculation was a 1, increment ZP+1 so that ZP(1 0) \ points to the second page in this character row (i.e. \ the right half of the row) TYA \ Set Y = Y AND %111 AND #%00000111 TAY TXA \ Set X = X AND %111 AND #%00000111 TAX LDA TWOS,X \ Fetch a pixel from TWOS and poke it into ZP+Y STA (ZP),Y RTS \ Return from the subroutine