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Aviator on the BBC Micro

Aviator source code

Fully documented source code for Aviator on the BBC Micro

BBC Micro Aviator screenshot

This site contains reconstructed source code for Aviator, Geoff Crammond's epic flight simulator for the BBC Micro, with every single line documented and (for the most part) explained.

My hope is that this site will be useful for those who want to learn more about Aviator and what makes it tick. It is provided on an educational and non-profit basis, with the aim of helping people appreciate the very first sim from this legend of gaming simulations.

Note that the code on this site is not Geoff Crammond's original source code, as that hasn't been released. Instead, it is a fully buildable source that's been lovingly reconstructed from a disassembly of the original game binaries, and which produces exactly identical game files. All the variable and routine names are my own invention, but the code itself matches the original source.

Suggestions for your visit

To start your journey into the secrets of Aviator, you might like to try the following:

If you prefer a darker theme for your Aviator explorations, you can change the site's colour scheme by clicking the icons in the top-right corner.

And finally, you may also be interested in my other digital archaeology projects:

If you want to play with the code

If you are interested in building a working copy of Aviator from the source, then there is an accompanying GitHub repository:

This repository can be assembled on modern computers to produce a working game disc that can be loaded into a BBC Micro or an emulator. If you want to experiment with the code, this is the place to go.

Chocks away!

Mark Moxon