link thumbnail Ian Bell's Elite pages cool
"Elite" was originally written in 1984 by myself (Ian Bell) and David Braben for the BBC Microcomputer. It has since been converted to many platforms. The best conversions were for the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Acorn Archimedes.
Provides all published versions of Elite known to man for download, plus the flight training manual, a trade engine in C, an FAQ, u ...
(Added 2003-11-12, 833 hits, more)
link thumbnail Acorn Elite Pages, The
The Archimedes version of Elite is widely regarded by experts (and myself) as the best installment of the classic game. This site features hints and tips, troubleshooting help, pictures, info on the Thargoids, many, many downloads, magazine articles and interviews, fan fiction, and links to related sites.
(Added 2003-11-12, 614 hits, more)
link thumbnail Commodore 16
The humble Commodore 16 was one of the most under rated 8 bit computers of it time according to the press, but for those who actually owned one it was a completely different story to them.
(Added 2012-10-08, 313 hits, more)
link thumbnail Elite 25 Year Anniversary
Join us to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Elite with a series of events, competitions and media. We have brand-new wallpapers, Elite midi music and screenshots in the Anniversary Media section. During the anniversary we’re inviting you to chat to David Braben in a Twitter and Forums Q&A session, take part in contests and read others’ fond memories of the Elite universe - and we ...
(Added 2012-10-08, 329 hits, more)
link thumbnail Elite Club, The
Offers the PC and Amiga versions of "Frontier: Elite II" including manuals for download.
[The site has been archived with downloads intact.]
(Added 2005-12-20, 392 hits, more)
link thumbnail Elite for EMACS
I won't even try to comment on that.
(Added 2007-12-13, 353 hits, more)
link thumbnail Elite The New Kind GP32 port
Mostly interesting for offering the New Kind source code for download, which was bombed off the original author's web site thanks to a friendly threat by one David Braben. Classy move, Dave.
(Added 2004-05-21, 755 hits, more)
link thumbnail Elite-A
This document describes a version of the popular Elite game for the BBC Microcomputer, extended by Angus J. C. Duggan. Elite was originally written by David Braben and Ian Bell. This version has several major enhancements over the original game, as found on the BBC micro.
This is pretty impressive, it even support multi-processing.
(Added 2006-02-25, 429 hits, more)
link thumbnail Gameboy Advance Remakes
Ports and remakes of several classic games, including Elite, for the GBA. Source code available.
[This entry links to the archived site at geocities.ws; there is a "live" version of the site at Google Sites, the most prominent feature of which is that "at the request of the original author(s), some of the downloads have b ...
(Added 2003-11-12, 487 hits, more)
link thumbnail History of Elite, The: Space, the Endless Frontier (Gamasutra Feature)
In the latest in a series of Gamasutra-exclusive bonus material originally to be included in Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton's new book [...], the authors look at one of the most influential games of the '80s -- one that hasn't perhaps had as much press as it deserves, in recent years, as Americans, and consoles, have been ascendant.
(Added 2012-10-08, 543 hits, more)
link thumbnail Masters of their universe
An edited extract from the book Backroom Boys by Francis Spufford that describes the genesis and release of the computer game Elite.
Computer games weren't very good in 1982. There was Space Invaders and there was PacMan - but you didn't get much more for your money than the basic zapping and munching experience. Which was what prompted two teenage mathematicians to create the ...
(Added 2007-12-10, 830 hits, more)
link thumbnail Micro User Guide To Playing Elite, The
Includes instructions and tips on instrumentation, flight, docking, strategy, provisions, and combat.
(Added 2007-12-24, 483 hits, more)
link thumbnail Oolite
Oolite is a space sim game, inspired by Elite, powered by Objective-C and OpenGL, and designed as a small game that is easy for users to pick up, modify and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be changed by using simple, free graphics packages and text editors.
If you ever felt that Elite should have this or that feature, there's a pretty good chance that the ...
(Added 2006-02-10, 446 hits, more)
link thumbnail The Elite Project
The failed sister of Oolite:
The goal of the Elite Project is to produce a game similar to in style to the classic Elite by David Braben and Ian Bell. The player controls a space vessel in a turbulant galaxy and travels between the stars making a living via trading or combat as he or she sees fit. We aim for powerful and highly configurable game albeit with an inituitive interface all ...
(Added 2012-10-08, 314 hits, more)
link thumbnail Your Spectrum: Elitism
Feature by David Bishop from the November 1985 issue of "Your Spectrum", including tips on launching, combat, ranks, and trading for Sinclair Spectrum Elite.
Are you ready to face the final frontier? Space is a dangerous place so stay at home if you're faint-hearted. But the rest of you should join Commander David Bishop as he battles his way through the infinite variety of Firebird's ...
(Added 2008-03-03, 342 hits, more)


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