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Post by scaseman » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:13 pm

Found this game by complete accident. Brings back memories of massive eighteen hour sessions on the C64 version of Elite in the early 80's. Made it all the way to Elite and got the gold badge from I think it was firebird software. Unfortunately I no longer have the badge in my possession. Once I got to Elite status I stopped playing as I felt that was the end of the game to me. Oolite looks to me to have a lot more to offer especially with all of the OXP's available. I tried playing the PC versions of Elite that are available over the years but they did not seem to offer anything new.

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Re: New Player

Post by JazHaz » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:13 pm

scaseman wrote:Made it all the way to Elite and got the gold badge from I think it was firebird software. Unfortunately I no longer have the badge in my possession.
That badge would be pretty rare! Wonder what it is worth today?

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Post by Svengali » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:02 pm

Yupp, welcome scaseman. Hope you'll be surprised then... .-)

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Post by scaseman » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:28 pm

I sold the badge on Ebay five years ago to my eternal regret. I remember emailing Ian Bell who was interested in how much it would sell for. All I can remember was that it sold for less than £10.00

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Post by DaddyHoggy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:24 pm

scaseman wrote:I sold the badge on Ebay five years ago to my eternal regret. I remember emailing Ian Bell who was interested in how much it would sell for. All I can remember was that it sold for less than £10.00
:shock: :cry:

I'd have given you twenty - I got to Elite but never got the badge (also on the C64 - also an 18hr session at a time man (boy!)
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Post by Greyman » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:07 pm

I wasn't aware you could have been rewarded a badge. So when researching the internet i found this page which I think might be of interest for some of you:

http://www.ianlawrencemodels.com/elitebadge.html

This guy even built a 1/48 scale model of a Cobra Mk III.


Well, good night then and have a good start into 2010!
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Post by JeffBTX » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:35 pm

Greyman wrote:I wasn't aware you could have been rewarded a badge. So when researching the internet i found this page which I think might be of interest for some of you:

http://www.ianlawrencemodels.com/elitebadge.html

This guy even built a 1/48 scale model of a Cobra Mk III.


Well, good night then and have a good start into 2010!
That guy also has a YouTube video of that Cobra III model (it's a little low-rez and blurry). Just search YouTube for "oolite" - there aren't that many pages (maybe 3 or 4) of videos.

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Post by ClymAngus » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:42 pm

DaddyHoggy wrote:
scaseman wrote:I sold the badge on Ebay five years ago to my eternal regret. I remember emailing Ian Bell who was interested in how much it would sell for. All I can remember was that it sold for less than £10.00
:shock: :cry:

I'd have given you twenty - I got to Elite but never got the badge (also on the C64 - also an 18hr session at a time man (boy!)
Do you mean these ones:

http://wouter.bbcmicro.net/pictures/software/

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Post by scaseman » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:10 am

I think mine was the one on the right in the picture containing three badges. I must admit I was hoping to get more than what it sold for. It came with a headed piece of paper congratulating me on my achievement. When you reached Elite a numeric code was generated which you sent in. I wonder how many badges were awarded?

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Post by ClymAngus » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:35 pm

Not sure, but the casting looks a little rough and ready. So replicating a mould probably wouldn't be that tricky. Sure you'd need a bit of kit. But resin casting, with a powdered metal finish shouldn't be that hard.

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Post by Cmd. Cheyd » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:08 pm

If someone starts making these, or an Oolite version.... Umm... Sign me up! :P

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Post by Kaks » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:56 pm

Well,

http://www.ianlawrencemodels.com/elitebadge.html

Seems fairly detailed, more so than the official ones, and he should still have the mould lying around. Maybe if we approach him with a bulk order?

I'm happy to get 5 - 10 of those myself (well, it depends on the actual price! :)). How many do we want?
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Post by DaddyHoggy » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:28 pm

Given the right price put me down for one (possibly 2)
Selezen wrote:Apparently I was having a DaddyHoggy moment.
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Post by Cmdr James » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:05 pm

me too

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Post by Cmd. Cheyd » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:24 am

So as we don't inundate this guy with 100 seperate requests - Does someone want to step up to make the initial contact? Be the liaison, as it were?

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