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# 257277 23-Sep-2019 20:29
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The original Elite is now free :D

 

http://www.ggmania.com/?smsid=the-original-elite-1984-available-for-free-49065

 

 





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  # 2323548 23-Sep-2019 20:31
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I loved that game.

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  # 2323681 24-Sep-2019 08:28
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Does it still hold up to being playable & fun still today?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2323691 24-Sep-2019 08:49
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Compared to Elite Dangerous ? Prob not ;)

 

In saying that, I still love playing the original Police Quest / Kings Quest games rather than the remakes.

 

 





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  # 2323697 24-Sep-2019 08:56
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Note that the Archimedes version is also free, and is generally regarded as being the best version of the game. No bias here; I've never actually played it!


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  # 2323698 24-Sep-2019 08:56
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We had this on the BBC Master Compact. Still have the original user manual somewhere.

 

On a related note, Superior Software still exists and sells Windows versions of some of their old games. I wish I still had time to play Repton 3.


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  # 2323705 24-Sep-2019 09:20
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I've got Frontier (Elite II) boxed for the Amiga.  Was a fantastic game, an entire universe on a single 880k floppy :D

 

 





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  # 2323724 24-Sep-2019 09:59
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Behodar:

 

Note that the Archimedes version is also free, and is generally regarded as being the best version of the game. No bias here; I've never actually played it!

 

 

It always amuses me that the Acorn RISC Machine didn't take take off in the way that they likely envisaged and yet is probably the most commonly used chip in computing devices today.






 
 
 
 


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  # 2323758 24-Sep-2019 10:47
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xpd:

 

I've got Frontier (Elite II) boxed for the Amiga.  Was a fantastic game, an entire universe on a single 880k floppy :D

 

 

 

 

I brought Frontier for the PC back in the day, but never really got into it. I found the learning curve was very steep.


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  # 2323833 24-Sep-2019 11:59
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I've got Elite in its original tape box with all the manuals for my Acorn Electron which is in storage. Never got further than Deadly though.

At some stage I'll get the computer down from attic give it a good wash and replace the capacitors as I saw on YouTube retro man cave.

A few years ago I delved into Oolite which was interesting.

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