Ok, wierd how this works but the P JOY ON Routines from the missing link work a treat!
Seems like the old J=Joy routines from STOS are just not going to work properly once you start using trackers but the Missing Link's joystick routines work fine without a hitch. Don't know why and there is probably some technical reason but hey, life's too short
Aside from some dumb stupidity things like misaligned sprites and a lack of space, the intro/menu system is almost finished, one day this project might be finished but seeing as I dont actually own an STE, most of the menu system has to be coded on STEEM and rehashed to allow me to code on my ST without the STE extra bits...
Anyway, all is well and coding should begin on large sections of the game fairly soon... all the pieces are there and i just need to marry it all up