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Elite on the BBC Micro and NES

Keyboard: RDFIRE

[BBC Master version]

Name: RDFIRE [Show more] Type: Subroutine Category: Keyboard Summary: Read the fire button on either the analogue or digital joystick
Context: See this subroutine in context in the source code References: This subroutine is called as follows: * TITLE calls RDFIRE

Returns: C flag Set if the joystick fire button is being pressed, clear if it isn't
IF _COMPACT .RDFIRE LDA MOS \ If MOS = 0 then this is a Master Compact, so jump to BEQ DFIRE \ DFIRE to read the digital joystick rather than the \ analogue joystick, as the Compact doesn't have the \ latter CLC \ Clear the C flag LDA VIA+&40 \ Read 6522 System VIA input register IRB (SHEILA &40) AND #%00010000 \ Bit 4 of IRB (PB4) is clear if joystick 1's fire \ button is pressed, otherwise it is set, so AND'ing \ the value of IRB with %10000 extracts this bit BNE P%+3 \ If the joystick fire button is not being pressed, \ jump skip the following to leave the C flag clear SEC \ Set the C flag to indicate the joystick fire button \ is being pressed RTS \ Return from the subroutine .DFIRE LDA VIA+&60 \ Read the 6522 User VIA, which is where the Master \ Compact's digital joystick is mapped to. The pins go \ low when the joystick connection is made, and PB0 is \ connected to the joystick fire button, so when PB0 \ is low, fire is being pressed EOR #%00000001 \ Flip PB0 so that it's 1 if fire is being pressed and \ 0 if it isn't LSR A \ Shift PB0 into the C flag, so it's set if the fire \ button is being pressed RTS \ Return from the subroutine ENDIF