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Elite The New Kind - PC version reverse engineered

Post 1

C Hawke

You all may want to check out

http://www.cjpinder.clara.co.uk/elite.html

The guy here took the publically available source code and has re-written the orginal BBC game for modern PCs - it plays exactly like the original and yo need no emulators.

He is working on a new version, but seems a long way off. But this version plays so much like the old one brought a tear to my eye as I blasted Vipers out of the sky.

C(ommander) Hawke (Elite)


Elite The New Kind - PC version reverse engineered

Post 2

C Hawke

Doh! must read other threads before posting - see someone has already plugged Elite TNK - but worth a 2nd plug no the less.

smiley - biggrin

CH


Elite The New Kind - PC version reverse engineered

Post 3

bulmer

Hi,

I've started playing Elite the New Kind but there's a few things I don't like, for instance the lack of Identify the ship you are about to destroy. Now I have to take an up close look at the ship to tell what it is. I remember the thrill of seeing I was about to take on a Wolf. Also when I've killed somebody the bounty money is totalled up with my account, I like to know how much there life was worth without using a calculator. Other than that its great I've been playing for a couple of days now (that's another thing where's the counter to show me how much of my life I've been wasting) I'm hooked again!


Elite The New Kind - PC version reverse engineered

Post 4

C Hawke

Ah, but you are talking about features on later versions of the original - Elite TNK is exactly as the original BBC B Disk version (more or less, he put back in asteroids which had been accidentally removed on the original version) - such ship identification, indeed ships like "Wolf" were never in the original.

Glad to see you managed to find a download site.

Chawke


Elite The New Kind - PC version reverse engineered

Post 5

Josef_Stalin

I am mostly harmless, but getting less so because the link to the emulator for PCs doesnt work. ANY BODY who can find me a way of reliving my wasted time with Elite but on my PC will be given a date with Gwyneth Paltrow, a Mercedes (with tinted windows) and a small Caribian Island to own.

OK OK, maybe I am lying, but I would be very grateful


Elite The New Kind - PC version reverse engineered

Post 6

C Hawke

the link on F85875?thread=264682&skip=0&show=20 is still valid, don't wqnt to repost it.

But get it whilst it is still there - Elite TNK should have been removed from all mirrors some time ago.

Commander Hawke


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