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Elite on the BBC Micro

Loader: BEGIN [Master version]

Name: BEGIN [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Loader Summary: Initialise the configuration variables and start the game
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: * S% calls BEGIN
.BEGIN LDX #(DTAPE-COMC) \ We start by zeroing all the configuration variables \ between COMC and DTAPE, to set them to their default \ values, so set a counter in X for DTAPE - COMC bytes LDA #0 \ Set A = 0 so we can zero the variables .BEL1 STA COMC,X \ Zero the X-th configuration variable DEX \ Decrement the loop counter BPL BEL1 \ Loop back to BEL1 to zero the next byte, until we have \ zeroed them all LDA XX21+SST*2-2 \ Set spasto(1 0) to the Coriolis space station entry STA spasto \ from the ship blueprint lookup table at XX21 (so LDA XX21+SST*2-1 \ spasto(1 0) points to the Coriolis blueprint) STA spasto+1 JSR JAMESON \ Call JAMESON to set the last saved commander to the \ default "JAMESON" commander \ Fall through into TT170 to start the game