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Old 24 August 2008, 20:16   #41
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The Acorn Archimedes plus version is the best of the retro versions.
Agreed! I remember when it came out, I bought it for my A3000 and spent eight hours straight playing it.

Anyone remember the version for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)?
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Old 24 August 2008, 20:43   #42
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The Acorn Archimedes plus version is the best of the retro versions.
Wholeheartedly agree.

'Best' official 8-Bit version = Tube-Elite for Acorns with a 2nd processor.
'Best' 8-Bit version = Elite-A.
'Best' Version full-stop = Arc-Elite.
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'Best' Modern version = Oolite, by miles...
...d*mn I've been away for the Oolite forum & development for far too long.
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Old 25 August 2008, 11:57   #43
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Elite on Amiga was good, I used to play it to death on the BBC B, and the transition to Amiga was a big one.

Sound effects helped make the game as well, really sounded nice as you destroyed a Thargoid booming out of my HiFi speakers.
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Old 25 August 2008, 12:12   #44
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this private bittorrent tracker with lots of british TV has the program if anyone is interested:

http://www.thebox.bz

i think you only need to pop into their chatroom to get a registration. (just prove you arent an idiot)


btw, speccy Elite was the best but i still prefer Frontier anyway.
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Old 25 August 2008, 12:15   #45
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this private bittorrent tracker with lots of british TV has the program if anyone is interested
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i think you only need to pop into their chatroom to get a registration.
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(just prove you arent an idiot)
d'oh!
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Old 25 August 2008, 12:17   #46
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d'oh!
if i can manage it, everyone else should be fine!
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Old 25 August 2008, 12:25   #47
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just registered and didn't had to chat with anyone (phew!).
i'm glad it's got the standard looks (u-g/bitgamer alike) but how's the show suppose to be named?

---=== EDITED ===---
Nevermind, found it under document, S01E06

Thanks again HH!

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strangely enough i searched "Brits Who Made The Modern World" and looked for the episode transmitted on the night Angus said (22.08.08)
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oh, so that's how the search function works...

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Old 25 August 2008, 13:15   #50
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Yeah, got it from TheBox (DRM did a stellar job there, then). Thought the program was OK, but really only contained about 10 minutes worth of content. The rest of it seemed to be constant re-iteration of the same facts for Channel 5's braindead audience.
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OH GOD! @ the "reconstruction scenes" where the young Braben & Bell actors pretend to know what's going on with the screen and doing the tappetty-tap-tap on the keyboard...

aside that, cool show!

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I was wondering where they got the scribbles on the notepads and if they were supplied by Braben and Bell or if the researchers created them?
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All I can play on the 5od sdervice is a Dell advert after that it just stops

anyone got any ideas?
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Scratch that - I needed the five crapware
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Nope - I just installed said crapware - still won't work
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just download the torrent, only about 170mb
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I can't help but laugh at how programmers are portrayed in the movies and on TV like here. Programming is fast paced and interactive in a challenging way much like a computer game, a race against the clock, pressing the keys in the right order as fast as you can While Bell is tapping away, Braben is standing at his side coaching him; that's right! you got it! almost there! almost!!. Only thing missing is a victory scene where they break out in cheers while the screen flashes in bright colors. Success!

It was a nice documentary nevertheless, though a bit short.
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I can't help but laugh at how programmers are portrayed in the movies and on TV like here. Programming is fast paced and interactive in a challenging way much like a computer game, a race against the clock, pressing the keys in the right order as fast as you can While Bell is tapping away, Braben is standing at his side coaching him; that's right! you got it! almost there! almost!!. Only thing missing is a victory scene where they break out in cheers while the screen flashes in bright colors. Success!

It was a nice documentary nevertheless, though a bit short.
Never forget the montage!
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btw, speccy Elite was the best but i still prefer Frontier anyway.
Poo the original was the best on the beeb. Still play in now and then on my real BBC B, but i guess your too young to remember


well, i did also play Frontier, that was ok.
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btw, speccy Elite was the best

C64 Elite kicked its butt!
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