Finally managed to get the counters appearing in the right place on the gate sequence. Basically there are a number of different counters spinning round at different speeds. Pressing a key freezes the numbers and these become your character stats within the game. It also determines how much silver you start the game with.
It didn’t take very long to fix once I managed to understand the code – that’s the problem with using my old code from a few years back. I also tweaked the random numbers for the stats as they seemed a bit low and added in the “You are now joined.” message. Added in the original sound effects for this sequence. I will come back to this part of the game in the future but now feel that I can move onto something else.