I just managed to Dock on Elite :-) (Oolite)

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  • I just managed to Dock on Elite :-) (Oolite)
  • richcc
    Member

    You bad man – I used to love Elite

    steelfan
    Member

    I had Elite on my ZX Spectrum or was it my Amstrad CPC464.

    geetee1972
    Member

    There was a cheat on Elite. You need enough credits to buy military lasers but if you buy them once and then buy them again repeatedly, every time you buy them, you get the price credited to your account.
    Of course, once you’ve racked up enough credits for military lasers, then you’ve more or less home anyway.
    As a kid, I had to have my used of the computer rationed because of Elite.

    Kuco
    Member

    Easiest way to dock if you never had enough credits for a docking computer was hyper jump to said system move up to space station save the game then crash into it. Then reload the save and you be in that current station.

    bikemonkey
    Member

    I have Elite 2 on a CD, but can’t get it to run. Just as well really as I’d waste another couple of years of my life.

    Settlers is on the same CD. Maybe I should burn it in case it falls into the wrong hands?

    redthunder
    Member

    Now I’m addicted again πŸ™

    1500 credits for a docking computer. Back to Lave πŸ˜‰

    Waste your life again here:
    Elite

    steelfan
    Member

    What other games can you remember from your youth?

    Manic Miner
    Jet set willy
    Jetpac.
    Outrun.
    Chuckie Egg

    halfbee
    Member

    Elite on a BBC B, thems were the days.

    bikemonkey
    Member

    A few Oolite questions:

    Can you speed up time?
    What cargo where for first mission?
    Can you go somewhere early on to sell your ship and have a smaller but better equipped one?

    I’m hooked already!

    IanMunro
    Member

    Aye. My method for success was to fly flat out with a rearward facing laser and reverse the controls. Nothing could get you πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon richmars
    Subscriber

    Frak! on the Beeb

    SlowJohn
    Member

    i used to love monty mole and jack the nipper

    RudeBoy
    Member

    What’s the point of this game? Tried it, but din’t get it. What have to do?

    druidh
    Member

    I had a BBC B with the 6502 2nd processor, so had Elite in colour!

    mudshark
    Member

    I played Elite on the Spectrum and then when I got a PC played Elite Plus and Frontiers. I thought they were all great but in Frontiers you could choose between a variety of ships from nippy fighters to lumbering cruisers which were hard to control but could carry huge lazers and tons of shields – or just make a fortune in trading. There were also a variety of military missions you could choose to take up so move away from the normal trading theme.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elite_(computer_game)

    Pauly
    Member

    The thin cardboard overlay for the rubbery Spectrum 48K keyboard…

    I’m getting all misty eyed here.

    samuri
    Member

    elite rocked.

    orbitor
    arcadia
    wheelie
    populous 1 (if they could make this again but with decent graphics I’d be hooked for life.)

    sq225917
    Member

    c64
    Strangeloop
    impossible mission
    boulder dash

    fbk
    Member

    Oh god – Elite on the BBC B+128k….. how many hours did I spend on that?

    And I love that Frak video. How can something that was so good way back when, look soooo rubbish now !!!

    Geek heaven πŸ™‚

    meehaja
    Member

    Was there an ELite 4? I think i remember playingthis? If so, If you’re being attacked by something small, wait unitl it crosses your screen then hit pause. you can then lock onto the little bugger and unpause, fire at will!

    redthunder
    Member

    Elite 4. Is nothing more than a rumour.

    yossarian
    Member

    top tip for elite on the speccy:

    exit space station
    turn ship 180 deg to face entrance of space station
    hit hyperspace button

    you will end up at your destination without having to do anything else

    breatheeasy
    Member

    I was lucky enough to have a floppy disk drive on my BBC Model B, my mates didn’t – they used to look in awe at the military lasers I had fitted.

    I even managed to complete that strange mission where you have to shoot up all those dodgy aliens. Or did I just dream that bit up on the game.

    Always liked kitting the old ship out and cruising off to a sun to blast away the crims and pirates.

    Sigh.

    waihiboy
    Member

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY DID YOU POST THAT LINK!!!!!!!!

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

    redthunder
    Member

    I Apologise Unreservedly. For posting that link πŸ˜‰

    mudshark
    Member

    …you will end up at your destination without having to do anything else

    Seems a bit of a waste of time the developer building so much more to the game really!

    ski
    Member

    I remember playing it on a friends BBC and the excitement when it came out for my Spectrum.

    Plus the unbelievably frustrating gadget you had to use before you could start the darn game!

    nearly as hard to use as playing the game!

    fbk
    Member

    I even managed to complete that strange mission where you have to shoot up all those dodgy aliens. Or did I just dream that bit up on the game.

    Oh yeah – was that the one where you got interrupted half way through hyperspace and immediately attacked. Oooh, it’s all coming back…..where’s that link…

    fbk
    Member

    Uh oh – just downloaded it……. I may be some time!

    llama
    Member

    oolite is harder than the original imo I kept getting stuck too weak in a difficult area (or maybe those reaction times have slowed)

    docking is easy just get properly lined up before even thinking about it

    a software great too – all the galaxies were generated by algorithm rather than explicit data or else it would not have fit.

    I showed the little llamas and they just didn’t get it

    llama
    Member

    oh and my house is made of oolite

    Docking was easy on elite. Fly at space station, come past it slow then turn so that you have planet on right and space station on left, fly at the space in between then look out of right view speed up a little till you are level with space station, slow, back to the front view, turn so space station is in front and then fly in slowly, piece of pish!!

    nbt
    Member

    Right On, Commander

    redthunder
    Member

    169cr …. saving up for a Beam Laser after a docking computer of course.

    PS For easier docking on Oolite use the station nav beacon πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
    Subscriber

    Nooooooooo.

    I wasted a year of my life playing this back in 80s. Sat in a darkened room infront of the Spectrum… wearing a puffa jacket for that extra spaceman feeling.

    Premier Icon stuartlangwilson
    Subscriber

    I downloaded it a while back. Now have a nice Python with naval energy unit, military lasers, etc. That took a while, can’t face the long slog to Elite. Never made it past Deadly on the BBC, tape version.

    ski
    Member

    Well my brother sent me the link to tell you how to increase your credit by editing your save file, simple stuff.

    Warning clicking on this link will make you a elite cheat πŸ˜‰

    http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3550

    TenMen
    Member

    Noooo!!! I already lost a summer to this when I was 13! If I click on that link I’ll be wearing Walker tracksuits and Pringle trousers and w@nking over Belinda Carlisle all over again…

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
    Subscriber

    Wow! You knew Belinda Carlisle?

    Incoming missile. Aft view. Game over. 32 Cr.

    …. …. and relax.

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