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Old 21 September 2009, 15:45   #1
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Elite has celebrates its 25th anniversary

One day late but hey

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Elite was released on 20 September 1984
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8261272.stm
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Old 21 September 2009, 16:02   #2
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Best.. game.. ever!
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Old 21 September 2009, 17:06   #3
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its what silicone was meant to do

all time classic/favorite game
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Old 21 September 2009, 17:07   #4
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I'm sure everyone who would want to know, already knows, but anyhow :

http://www.oolite.org/
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Old 21 September 2009, 17:09   #5
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its what silicone was meant to do
Silicon, not silcone.

Fake boobs are what silicone was meant to do
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Old 21 September 2009, 17:10   #6
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can`t argue with that

loved the radar in elite
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Old 21 September 2009, 18:32   #7
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Happy birthday Elite!
Will have a look at oolite, only knew the X games as Elite-like today
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Old 21 September 2009, 19:50   #8
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My all time favourite game - thanks alexh.

Oolite, oh yes! A must-have if you are any kind of Elite fan.
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Old 21 September 2009, 20:23   #9
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I've recently started playing this again.

Got to Elite status on the BBC, now going to do it on the Amiga
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I was never able to get to the missions on the BBC
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Old 22 September 2009, 10:40   #11
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Silicon, not silcone.

Fake boobs are what silicone was meant to do
LOL.

Elite really is a great game. Spent hours and hours and hours playing that as a kid. Should really have another look at it but I've got a feeling that it might take away all my time if I do.

Does anyone remember a (I think...) C64 magazine that had a really good "how to flawlessly dock" guide? I can't remember where it was from but it was step by step instructions for docking that I used to use. Would be nice to read that again wherever it is...
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@AlexH Did you have the tape version? I dont think there were any missions on the tape version, could be wrong though...

I remember playing Elite (the tape version), made it all the way to Dangerous, before my tape deck chewed up my save tape. Bah. Later on, bought ArcElite when it came out (still the best IMHO) and made it to Deadly. But never Elite. Never made it to Elite ;-(
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Did you have the tape version? I dont think there were any missions on the tape version, could be wrong though...
D'oh!
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Old 23 September 2009, 06:52   #14
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Elite is awesome, when is the remake coming out David Braben???????

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Mmm getting the itch to play this again heh. Must give Oolite a go. Managed Elite status on both BBC and Arc Eliite

Old games ftw!
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Elite has got to be one of the best games of all time. Loved it and still do . Shame they dont do a remake. Wasnt David Braben supposed to be working on Elite 4?
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Wasnt David Braben supposed to be working on Elite 4?
I believe what he has in mind will cost a fortune to set up, the servers alone will cost a fortune. He wants to implement something along the lines of Eve Online but on a grander scale. Including real trading and in-game advertising. A possible 1,000,000 a week earner if done tastefully.

However a recent interview had him talking down the MOSTG aspects and talking about 1-player experiences.

The longer he leaves it though, just like the Amiga name, the fewer people will remember Elite and the less money the Franchise will be worth.
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I remember getting to Elite on the Amstrad CPC version. Took ages! I had a lot more spare time then.

From memory, to progress faster we used to enter witch-space, destroy the 4 thargoids there, scoop up the tharglets(?), sell them, rinse & repeat.

There was also a cheat that enable you to expand the cargo bay beyond it's normal capacity. I can't quite remember how to do that but I'm pretty sure it was something to do with the tharglet collecting. Very useful.

I think the missions on that version were; destroy the cloaked Asp (which got you the cloaking device), rescue the refugees from the star going nova, and destroy the thargoid base.

Oh yeah, and mining lasers ruled - 4 shots for a thargoid!!

Was very cool, Right on Commander!
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Don't forget Elite: The New Kind, an exact copy of BBC Elite reverse engineered from the original 6502 code ported to modern machines.
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Do you need some cool Elite Origami models.

http://gamecity.org/elite25
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