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Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« on: 06 November, 2012, 07:33:22 am »
I used to love playing this on the Spectrum. Now there is going to be a Kickstarter project to bring it back for the PC and possibly other platforms.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20187897

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #1 on: 06 November, 2012, 07:44:13 am »
Bah. All versions were inferior to the mighty BBC Micro original! Very nearly caused me to fail my O-levels, that did…

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #2 on: 06 November, 2012, 08:40:28 am »
I find the kickstarter for this to be utterly baffling - a million and a quarter to get the thing kickstarted? Seriously, they could write a neat little ipad version for a fraction of a fraction of that, make a million and a quarter and then pour the money into a PC version.

OR, they could do the minecraft model - start small and expand. (Which, according to their website has now sold something like 8million at £16 each!)

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #3 on: 06 November, 2012, 08:49:20 am »
For that kind of money they should be selling equity and giving shares.

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #4 on: 06 November, 2012, 08:51:58 am »
The (vastly superior) Spectrum version did the same for me too Jim :)

I would love a new Elite game, it's amazing how those guys crammed a complete universe into less memory that a .Jpeg uses these days. I thought David Braben was supposed to have been working on Elite 4 for some years now (in between being a bit of a dick about second hand games)?

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #5 on: 06 November, 2012, 11:23:13 am »
If you want to relive the oringal Elite experience, albeit with much improved graphics and tons of (optional) extra contact in the form of community mods, look no further than http://www.oolite.org/

I love it.

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #6 on: 06 November, 2012, 11:38:16 am »
Yes, I was about to suggest that too Mark.   What exactly is wrong with Oolite? 

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #7 on: 06 November, 2012, 11:48:06 am »
My brother played this for hours... I on the other hand struggled to learnt to dock my ship... I've never been very good at computer games but this one burnt. It looked so bloody good but I was so rubbish at it.

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #8 on: 06 November, 2012, 12:01:27 pm »
Yeah, right up until you get a docking computer, it's hard work!

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #9 on: 06 November, 2012, 12:09:14 pm »
Yeah, right up until you get a docking computer, it's hard work!

There is no more horrible moment in gaming than when that precious Docking Computer gets blown up on some Tech Level 1 Anarchy like Riedquat, and you realise that in order to deliver those 40 tonnes of Computers you're going to have to remember how to dock the bloody ship yourself.

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #10 on: 06 November, 2012, 12:12:35 pm »
Being pish at Elite formed the intrinsic distrust of free markets and the arms industry that dwell within me to this day. Lousy rubber keyboard.

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #11 on: 06 November, 2012, 12:17:06 pm »
I find the kickstarter for this to be utterly baffling - a million and a quarter to get the thing kickstarted? Seriously, they could write a neat little ipad version for a fraction of a fraction of that

There is an iPad game that I play called Galaxy on Fire and very similar to Elite.

Can anyone remember Elite - Frontier? I used to play this on the Amiga 500, it was David Brabham's sequel to Elite. Also there are plenty of great online space trading games. Eve online is bloody awesome and addictive.


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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #12 on: 06 November, 2012, 12:20:04 pm »
Can anyone remember Elite - Frontier? I used to play this on the Amiga 500, it was David Brabham's sequel to Elite.

That was the one where you could land on multicoloured polygons planets, yeah?  I played that one for ages, but never seemed to get anywhere.

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #13 on: 06 November, 2012, 12:58:07 pm »
Once you have your docking computer try to get in the habit of docking manually from time to time just to stay in practice. If you follow the manual docking procedure correctly with a bit of practice there is (almost) no chance of screwing it up. Just don't get impatient and try to go in too fast...

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Re: Elite could be returning to a PC near you.
« Reply #14 on: 06 November, 2012, 01:09:57 pm »
I never could dock the damn ship worth a damn back in the day. Any time I did it was clearly more blind luck than actual skill.  :lol:

Ah, the days of wireframe graphics...



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