View Full Version : ELITE 25 Years old!!!!

21st September 2009, 15:58
UK IP's only I'm afraid:


Where is Elite 4 David? WHERE IS IT DAMN YOU!!!!

Ok, I'm starting to feel old now. Loved this game on the BBC when I was in Infants/Junior school. Had a Spectrum and Vic-20 at home, but used to play this at school and round a frinds house.

Then a few years later I got an Atari ST.

Don't worry, I sold that and ended up with an Amiga Batman pack. :)

Demon Cleaner
21st September 2009, 16:15
I saw it this morning in another forum, and I also tried to play Frontier on the Dingoo, but the alpha version is still slow.

21st September 2009, 17:29
no probs for non-uk isp's

21st September 2009, 18:44
Fair enough demusse; sometimes BBC block their vids abroad.

21st September 2009, 19:49
I went to an exebition in manchesters urbis museum some weeks ago and noticed they had guest speakers every sunday your man david was one of them but he was canceled for some reason would have been good so close to elites aniversary.

21st September 2009, 20:07
Been playing C64 Elite the past few days. You can twitter David Braben on Wednesday. Go here (http://www.frontier.co.uk/news/latest/?artid=116&pageNum=0&blk=12) for more info or goto the 25th anniversary website here. (http://elite.frontier.co.uk/)

22nd September 2009, 04:03
I also used to play Elite on the school Beebs whenever I could. It is amazing to think the game is now 25 years old. Still just as playable and still amazing how huge the game is.

Do you think that Elite 4, however it is designed and whenever it is released will ever live up to the original? Frontier was a great sequel, but it still didn't have the huge impact of the original.

22nd September 2009, 08:55
Having been playing c64 Elite over the past few days I can safely say it's better on 8 bit. Improved graphics and speed seem to take some of the soul away.

22nd September 2009, 10:24
I think part of the charm of wire-frame graphics was that it suggested the objects but you had to use your imagination to fill in the rest.

24th September 2009, 18:53
For more information, head on over here (http://elite.frontier.co.uk/)

24th September 2009, 20:07
Thanks v85rawdeal. What a great time it would have been to push Elite IV in the news too. :(

The PS3 would be an ideal machine for a kind of real world space trade game, in the style of Elite of course. Instead of PShome, we'd have Elite Home, or world, or whatever. :D

24th September 2009, 21:29
And even more news... (albeit a bit old)


24th September 2009, 21:39
For more information, head on over here (http://elite.frontier.co.uk/)

I've seen that link somewhere before.;)