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Useful POKEs

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:29 am
by RWAP
I came across a list of useful POKEs and calls to teh ROM for the ZX81 in Sinclair Programs last night (not tested), and thought it may be worthwhile sharing the list with everyone, as not all have 20+ years experience of using the ZX81...

RAND USR 963 - clears the program area
RAND USR 3086 - scrolls the screen up one line
RAND USR 681 - in FAST mode, prevents the report code from being displayed at the end of a program
RAND USR 0 - clears the program area and RAMTOP
RAND USR 836 - loads a program and stops it if it is self-starting!
RAND USR 757 - In FAST mode, saves a program without a name
RAND USR 3292 - equivalent to STOP
RAND USR 3875 - equivalent to FAST
RAND USR 1476 - equivalent to EDIT
RAND USR 930 - equivalent to BREAK
RAND USR 2955 - equivalent to the , (comma) in a PRINT statement

POKE 16510,0 - makes the first program line uneditable
POKE 16389,68 - sets up a minimal display file for 16K users

Re: Useful POKEs

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:17 am
by makeit2day
Thanks for the useful pokes.

Re: Useful POKEs

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:14 pm
by Paul
If I remember this right,
for a RAND USR 836 you need to be in Fast mode

Re: Useful POKEs

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:42 pm
by angus
POKE 16510,0

I remember using that one to prevent people from removing REM statements proclaming my copyright to a listing :)

Re: Useful POKEs

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:02 am
by siggi
angus wrote:POKE 16510,0

I remember using that one to prevent people from removing REM statements proclaming my copyright to a listing :)
Yes, but by poking 1 the line number can easily be reset to 1 and the line can be deleted.

Ab better way is to start editing a new program with line 1 and a copyright note:
1 REM COPYRIGHT ...

Then do a POKE 16509, 40

That will change the line number to "A280", which can neither be edited nor deleted.
And because that is a big line number, all further BASIC lines will be inserted before that line, so the lines moves up in memory and cannot be found easily (to POKE it back to a valid line number).

Siggi

Re: Useful POKEs

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:08 pm
by siggi
POKE 16418,0

from within a program gives to 2 more lines at the bottom of the screen to be PRINTed AT (so the full screen 24x32 may be used by the program).
But set it back to the normal value 2, if you want to INPUT data (needs that 2 lines).

Siggi

Re: Useful POKEs

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:11 pm
by Shaun_B
Is there anyway I can remove lines of BASIC whilst the BASIC program is running?

Thanks,

Shaun.

Re: Useful POKEs

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:33 am
by PokeMon
Yes but not that easy. You have to switch to FAST mode and delete part of memory and move a memory block. Can be done in assembly only.

Re: Useful POKEs

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:29 pm
by Shaun_B
Could this thread be a sticky please so I don't have to keep searching for it ;-)

Thanks,

Shaun.