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Post 1

Bright Blue Shorts

Downloaded a version of Elite (probably the disk version) for an emulator last night, but can't find the key to launch out of the space station!!

Reading Braben or Bell's homepage there is a copy of the Elite manual, but the keys don't quite match up.

It suggests F1 to launch, F2 to buy, F3 to sell.
My layout has F1 buying, F2 selling!

So where is the launch key?


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Post 2

Bright Blue Shorts

I have found the promised land ... (but not the launch key)


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Post 3

Mark Moxon

F1 was definitely launch...

I guess you could try pressing every key on the keyboard until the stars appear... smiley - smiley


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Post 4

Peregrin

Didn't the BBC have an F0 key?

You could try F10?thread=Didn't the BBC have an F0 key?

You could try
You could try
F10?thread=Didn't the BBC have an F0 key?

You could try F10?thread=Didn't the BBC have an F0 key?

You could try F10?thread=Didn't the BBC have an F0 key?

You could try F12. Alternatively, does your emulator have a key mapper? The one I use does, you could map something to F0, which I think was the launch key... or there might not have been an F0, my memory is known to be less than perfect


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Post 5

Mark Moxon

Yeah, I think you're right, Peregrin. F0 - I forgot about that one.

What a thought! smiley - biggrin


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Post 6

Bright Blue Shorts

Well unfort I've sort of been down those routes ...

the emulator maps F0 to F10?thread=Well unfort I've sort of been down those routes ...

the emulator maps F0 to F11. However these just seemed to freeze things up. Or was it impossible to launch until you'd bought some stuff. That ring any bells?


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Post 7

Peregrin

Not that I recall... you might need to set a destination for hyperspacing or something, but I don't remember anything being mandatory.

You could try downloading one of the PC conversions instead, like Elite Plus or Newkind. I've even got one for my Handspring Visor (a Palm platform), called Void.


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Post 8

CurtinParloe

BBC Keys (after lots of fun exploding. I may have missed the odd one!)

F0 - Fore View/Launch
F1 - Aft View/Buy Goods
F2 - Left View/Sell Goods
F3 - Right View/Equip Ship
F4 - Galactic Chart
F5 - Local Chart
F6 - System Info
F7 - Market Prices
F8 - Commander Info
F9 - Inventory
Arrow Keys - Move Chart Cursor
ESC - Escape Pod
TAB - Energy Bomb
COPY - Pause
DEL - Resume
@ - Save/Load
A - Fire
S - Dive
X - Climb
, - Left Roll
. - Right Roll
SPACE - Increase Speed
/ - Decrease Speed
G - Galactic Hyperspace
H - Hyperspace
J - Jump Drive
T - Target Missile
M - Fire Missile
U - Disarm Missile
E - ECM
C - Docking Computer
F - Find System
O - Home Cursor
D - Distance to System

If you use an emulator, you'll probably need to check the keyboard mappings.


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