What was the first version of Elite you ever played?

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What was the first version of Elite you ever played?

BBC Micro - Tape or Disk version
20
26%
Acorn Electron
6
8%
Acorn Archimedes
0
No votes
Apple ][
3
4%
Commodore 64
20
26%
Amiga
1
1%
PC
2
3%
Spectrum
13
17%
Other
7
9%
Oolite itself!
5
6%
 
Total votes: 77

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What was the first version of Elite you ever played?

Post by marianne » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:52 pm

just curious to see where everyone got their Elite addictions from! :) personally i was given an old BBC Model B (older than i was) when i was a little girl, learnt programming on it, played many games including the cassette version of Elite, i loved that machine. now i want a keyboard with red/orange function keys and brown arrow keys because of it :)

and now i know i'm too addicted to oolite when i was walking along the street one night, got stuck behind some people walking really slowly, and instinctively thought "mass locked"...hehehe

also, just a quick note on the rewrite of the manual i'm doing - may be a little delayed because i'm currently rather ill, i should get better soon though, and then i will finish what i've started!

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Post by Uncle Reno » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:59 pm

BBC B for me, thankfully with a disk drive! 8)
I can remember that my Dad and I made up a team for a while, I would handle the combat and he would handle the docking, that was up until we earned enough to buy docking computers, after that the Father-Son bonding sessions stopped (hmm, now that's starting to sound rather dodgy isn't it!! :? ).
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Post by Roberto » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:06 pm

The BBC for me too - initially in black and white, and later in glorious colour!

Btw, bonding is fine, but bondage... :)

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Post by ramon » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:35 pm

BBC for me too (I think it might have been the BBC Master though).

ArcElite was my fave though until Oolite came out......if I ever get time I might do an ArcElite.oxp (same colours, cockpit)

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Post by reills » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:06 am

C=64 in college.

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Post by marianne » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:30 am

best thing about being british - bbc micros :) completely unintentional alliteration there, i promise! even my girlfriend first played on a bbc micro, she apparently couldn't get the game working on her electron though...i *so* have to find out if she still has her electron, i've always wanted to see one of those :)

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Post by dajt » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:32 am

C=64 when I was about 15. Saw it in a shop and thought it looked really cool. It was :)

I read The Dark Wheel on the train on the way home and couldn't wait to get the game fired up and used to play it before and after school every day.
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Post by marianne » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:35 am

*gasps* terribleness!! i just found out her dad sold it and then bought..a 286..*shudders then sulks*

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Post by Wolfwood » Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:53 am

C-64 for me as well. Sometime in '85 methinks... I was hooked the moment I saw the game and nothing was the same for me ever again. Jump to Amiga gave me colours... Then I had to wait for several years before I found Oolite. (though I played FFE in-between)
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Post by Commander McLane » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:54 am

C64 for me, and I also would guess it was in 85, perhaps 86.

Later I moved on to Atari ST (why isn't that on the voting list, we ST-users are not just "other"s :? ! For me it was the best computer before I could afford a Mac, which still took a while back then...).

And then there was this biiiiiiiiiiiiiig gap until I discovered Oolite.

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Post by TGHC » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:56 am

Amstrad CPC128, followed by Elite plus for pc, TNK and Xelite. Oolite is by far the best!

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Post by Captain Hesperus » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:15 am

Apple ][ was my first time...

Hope you are feeling better soon, Marianne.

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Post by TGHC » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:18 am

Captain Hesperus wrote:Hope you are feeling better soon, Marianne.
Oops, Ditto I meant to say that too.
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Post by Lycanthrope » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:40 am

BBC master for me, and until I got a disc drive the game took ages to load up from tape :lol:

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Post by Cos » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:40 am

HI, I played Atari St elite first. Still have the St and the original game on 3 1/2" floppy from 1986 (I think). I remember buying it one night at Wh Smiths abd thinking the flight manual looks good. Thereafter I was up till at least 3 am every night playing. Played Frontier II a few years ago on the St, and then eventually discovered Oolite for my Pc.

Get well soon :D :D :D

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