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Elite on the BBC Micro

Workspaces: UP (Master version)

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.COMC SKIP 1 \ The colour of the dot on the compass \ SKIP 18 \ These bytes appear to be unused .CATF SKIP 1 \ The disc catalogue flag \ \ Determines whether a disc catalogue is currently in \ progress, so the TT26 print routine can format the \ output correctly: \ \ * 0 = disc is not currently being catalogued \ \ * 1 = disc is currently being catalogued \ \ Specifically, when CATF is non-zero, TT26 will omit \ column 17 from the catalogue so that it will fit \ on-screen (column 17 is blank column in the middle \ of the catalogue, between the two lists of filenames, \ so it can be dropped without affecting the layout) SKIP 1 \ This byte appears to be unused .DNOIZ SKIP 1 \ Sound on/off configuration setting \ \ * 0 = sound is on (default) \ \ * Non-zero = sound is off \ \ Toggled by pressing "S" when paused, see the DK4 \ routine for details .DAMP SKIP 1 \ Keyboard damping configuration setting \ \ * 0 = damping is enabled (default) \ \ * &FF = damping is disabled \ \ Toggled by pressing CAPS LOCK when paused, see the \ DKS3 routine for details .DJD SKIP 1 \ Keyboard auto-recentre configuration setting \ \ * 0 = auto-recentre is enabled (default) \ \ * &FF = auto-recentre is disabled \ \ Toggled by pressing "A" when paused, see the DKS3 \ routine for details .PATG SKIP 1 \ Configuration setting to show the author names on the \ start-up screen and enable manual hyperspace mis-jumps \ \ * 0 = no author names or manual mis-jumps (default) \ \ * &FF = show author names and allow manual mis-jumps \ \ Toggled by pressing "X" when paused, see the DKS3 \ routine for details \ \ This needs to be turned on for manual mis-jumps to be \ possible. To do a manual mis-jump, first toggle the \ author display by pausing the game (COPY) and pressing \ "X", and during the next hyperspace, hold down CTRL to \ force a mis-jump. See routine ee5 for the "AND PATG" \ instruction that implements this logic .FLH SKIP 1 \ Flashing console bars configuration setting \ \ * 0 = static bars (default) \ \ * &FF = flashing bars \ \ Toggled by pressing "F" when paused, see the DKS3 \ routine for details .JSTGY SKIP 1 \ Reverse joystick Y-channel configuration setting \ \ * 0 = reversed Y-channel \ \ * &FF = standard Y-channel (default) \ \ Toggled by pressing "Y" when paused, see the DKS3 \ routine for details .JSTE SKIP 1 \ Reverse both joystick channels configuration setting \ \ * 0 = standard channels (default) \ \ * &FF = reversed channels \ \ Toggled by pressing "J" when paused, see the DKS3 \ routine for details .JSTK SKIP 1 \ Keyboard or joystick configuration setting \ \ * 0 = keyboard (default) \ \ * &FF = joystick \ \ Toggled by pressing "K" when paused, see the DKS3 \ routine for details .LCASE SKIP 1 \ The configuration setting for toggle key "U", which \ isn't actually used but is still updated by pressing \ "U" while the game is paused. This is a configuration \ option from some non-BBC versions of Elite that lets \ you switch between lower-case and upper-case text .DTAPE SKIP 1 \ The configuration setting for toggle key "T", which \ isn't actually used but is still updated by pressing \ "T" while the game is paused. This is a configuration \ option from some non-BBC versions of Elite that lets \ you switch between tape and disc .BSTK SKIP 1 \ Bitstik configuration setting \ \ * 0 = keyboard or joystick (default) \ \ * &FF = Bitstik \ \ Toggled by pressing "B" when paused, see the DKS3 \ routine for details SKIP 1 \ This byte appears to be unused .VOLUME EQUB 7 \ The volume level for the game's sound effects (0-7) \ \ This is controlled by the "<" and ">" keys while the \ game is paused, and the default level is 7