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oh hey guys i've become somewhat addicted to Frontier which is a bit sad as it's 15 years old and i have to fight dosbox to get it running and stuff BUT ANYWAY how good are these games?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? except first encounters which is rubbish

DG, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:02 (twelve years ago) link

mmm

http://atien.free.fr/jeux/1337/images/pic1.gif

DG, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:03 (twelve years ago) link

FEII was number 2 in my ballot in the videogames poll. It is incredible. I play it for a few weeks every couple of years. Wonderful MIDI classics. Terrible bugs in the retail version.

One of my favourite video games is playing this all night, every night for six or seven weeks of an Easter holiday in 2002 (lol oxbridge) and listening to nothing but Autubahn and Remain in Light on repeat.

caek, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:08 (twelve years ago) link

first encounters was gash though, yeah

caek, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:08 (twelve years ago) link

Escape Velocity!!!

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:18 (twelve years ago) link

hey you assholes i'm a now a millionaire! woooooooooooooo

i just wish i could be this dedicated to my 'real' life

DG, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:31 (twelve years ago) link

i hope i haven't lost my elite plus saves, i got up to DEADLY on that

DG, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:31 (twelve years ago) link

papercraft

DG, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:36 (twelve years ago) link

OOlite

DG, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:41 (twelve years ago) link

the first time i saw Elite running on my friends dads BBC was the first big gaming wtf moment for me. it looked so amazing, we took over his computer & played it for months. i never played any of the follow ups, although really enjoyed playing Oolite a few months ago. has anyone played Eve Online or Vega Strike or some other similiar MMORPG?

zappi, Thursday, 12 June 2008 14:07 (twelve years ago) link

Eve Online <---ends up talking about elite

DG, Thursday, 12 June 2008 14:20 (twelve years ago) link

I have never managed to dock the effing ship so I can't say I'm mad for these games.

Noodle Vague, Thursday, 12 June 2008 14:22 (twelve years ago) link

well Eve like most mmorpg's is free to trial, so check it out if you like Elite games. You may get into it, I found it a bit too menu based.

Ste, Thursday, 12 June 2008 14:26 (twelve years ago) link

I have never managed to dock the effing ship so I can't say I'm mad for these games.

n00b

DG, Thursday, 12 June 2008 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

I remember a competition in a comp mag years ago, where people could win a star/planet named after them in Frontier. Did that happen?

Ste, Thursday, 12 June 2008 14:28 (twelve years ago) link

i think you might have to narrow it down a bit

DG, Thursday, 12 June 2008 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

I remember Amiga Power giving it 98%. And I remember the boxed game came with a manual and a Gazetteer, which I thought was the coolest thing in the world at the time. And copy protection like "what is the first letter on the tenth line of page 45 of the manual". If you got that wrong you were attacked by a swarm of police as soon as you took off. I used to get it wrong deliberately to improve my "combat skills".

caek, Thursday, 12 June 2008 15:14 (twelve years ago) link

hardcore

Ste, Thursday, 12 June 2008 15:34 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, the girls loved it.

caek, Thursday, 12 June 2008 15:36 (twelve years ago) link

my combat skills were pretty pants though, maybe i should have trained that way. the battle would last for ages, and would end in a single missile taking me out. After all the fucking about with buying commodities and hyperspacing around to the right systems, dieing that quick would really ruin my day.

Ste, Thursday, 12 June 2008 15:39 (twelve years ago) link

And did anyone ever get to the centre of the galaxy?

Ste, Thursday, 12 June 2008 15:47 (twelve years ago) link

there's no black hole there! they made it up!

DG, Thursday, 12 June 2008 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

This is pretty cool: http://demand.five.tv/Episode.aspx?episodeBaseName=C5134750003

Peter Snow programming Basic, for a start.

James Mitchell, Friday, 22 August 2008 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

enjoyed that

Ste, Saturday, 23 August 2008 01:04 (twelve years ago) link

"Sorry this show is for UK audiences only"

DEMAND FIVE IS XENOPHOBIC!!!
I have never heard of Elite.

*ducks*

Z S, Saturday, 23 August 2008 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

Have you heard of Five?

snoball, Saturday, 23 August 2008 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

Nope. I've heard of 5ive though.

Z S, Saturday, 23 August 2008 19:14 (twelve years ago) link

I would watch this, but Five being the wanky channel they are, the on demand site requires Windows Media Player 11, which in turn requires XP SP2.
Anyway, does Snow type

10PRINT"PETER IS GREAT!!! ":GOTO10
and then forget the semi-colon so the text doesn't fill the screen?

snoball, Saturday, 23 August 2008 19:54 (twelve years ago) link

notice in interviews bell and braben were not in the same room heh heh

DG, Saturday, 23 August 2008 20:34 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ they're like the gaming equivalent of Deep Purple...

snoball, Saturday, 23 August 2008 20:44 (twelve years ago) link

never had a BBC :( spectrums were better anyway :)

DG, Saturday, 23 August 2008 20:53 (twelve years ago) link

Oh fuck off they were... UK 8-bit holy wars FITE!

snoball, Saturday, 23 August 2008 21:00 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ sorry, that came off as unintentionally offensive

snoball, Saturday, 23 August 2008 21:29 (twelve years ago) link

Anyway, does Snow type

10PRINT"PETER IS GREAT!!! ":GOTO10

and then forget the semi-colon so the text doesn't fill the screen?

Spot on. Who needs Windows Media Player, eh?

James Mitchell, Saturday, 23 August 2008 22:49 (twelve years ago) link

BBCs obviously for those with anger management problems

DG, Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:59 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

for the fcking thrill of it, i downloaded frontier elite II last night.

after figuring out how to take off and not fall back down to the ground again, i entered air space. and then spent ages with the galactic maps unsuccessfully trying to find the hyperspace option. i never found it. so i flew around one solar system for a while, it was nice.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 13:39 (ten years ago) link

press H iirc

tomofthenest, Thursday, 24 June 2010 13:41 (ten years ago) link

oh lol. i'm sure an icon would pop up at the bottom tho, if hyperspace was available (due to fuel etc)

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 13:43 (ten years ago) link

I think it did . its a looong time since I played it tbh. and I can't quite shake a vague memory of pressing F8.

tomofthenest, Thursday, 24 June 2010 13:55 (ten years ago) link

a toast to vague memories! http://cap.vapor.com/Frontier/sharoma.com/frontierverse/tutorial.htm#hyperauto oh my lord those screenshots are making me nostalgic.

tomofthenest, Thursday, 24 June 2010 13:56 (ten years ago) link

brilliant!

Guru Meditation (Ste), Thursday, 24 June 2010 14:04 (ten years ago) link

urgh i still suck at combat in this, goes on forever. and this game would be a beaut if it didn't have so many bugs. my speed gets frozen if i'm on autopilot and it interupts me to do battle.

Guru Meditation (Ste), Friday, 25 June 2010 09:12 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

DON'T GO TO RIEDQUAT

Once Were Moderators (DG), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:54 (nine years ago) link

AND WASTE ANOTHER YEAR

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 13:56 (nine years ago) link

tbf in frontier it would probably take that long to work out how many times you have to jump to get there :(

Once Were Moderators (DG), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:00 (nine years ago) link

2 billion Harmless Rodents can't be wrong.

PoMo with a shotgun (snoball), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:02 (nine years ago) link

three years pass...

Anyone playing Dangerous?

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Friday, 19 December 2014 12:01 (six years ago) link

I just had a look at the main web site. It's £40 for the game, but they also seem to want people to buy additional paint jobs for the ships, at £10 a pack!

Well that's me out.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Friday, 19 December 2014 21:29 (six years ago) link

Tempted, but in these days of steam winter sales, £40 for one game isn't happening.

thomasintrouble, Friday, 19 December 2014 22:34 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

Great game, pops up in Steam sales these days for you cheapskates

DG, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 17:13 (five years ago) link

how robust a computer would one need to run this, DG?

Credit: howtokeepapositiveattitudedotcom (stevie), Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:16 (five years ago) link

Why, Stevie, not a particularly hefty one. Quad-core CPU/4GB RAM/3D card with min 1GB RAM. I might as well whack some links in here

Official site

Player gallery

Ship builder

Trade tool (for cheats booooooooooo)

DG, Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:44 (five years ago) link

Thanks DG - I shall def consider it

Credit: howtokeepapositiveattitudedotcom (stevie), Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:59 (five years ago) link

bought in the steam sale, ticks all the old first encounters/ original elite boxes, really enjoying it.
Stevie, my cpu is not fast, 4GB ram and only a Radeon 6670 1Gb, and it keeps a steady 31/32 FPS.

thomasintrouble, Saturday, 18 July 2015 14:47 (five years ago) link

it is £40 today! yikes! do you have to join steam to get the discounts?

Credit: howtokeepapositiveattitudedotcom (stevie), Saturday, 18 July 2015 19:03 (five years ago) link

but no planet landings?

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Saturday, 18 July 2015 21:18 (five years ago) link

It drops down to £25 fairly regularly - I'd expect another sale at the start of August to coincide with Gamescom

Talking of which they have a "big" announcement to make abt Elite there, smart money being on planetary landings which they've been hinting at for a while now

DG, Sunday, 19 July 2015 16:19 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Yep

https://www.elitedangerous.com/en/horizons

DG, Monday, 24 August 2015 19:01 (five years ago) link

cool, but pricey ?

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Monday, 24 August 2015 22:10 (five years ago) link

ie, this game with planetary landings would now cost me £70 ?

I'll wait for reviews and such, at the moment this game is beyond my reach

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Monday, 24 August 2015 22:13 (five years ago) link

If you buy the game now and the expansion later yeah but if you wait till it comes out £40 gets you the expansion and 'base game' (I agree this is a little confusing)

DG, Monday, 24 August 2015 23:08 (five years ago) link

ah right, but won't original buyers be a little pissed at that?

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Tuesday, 25 August 2015 17:57 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OVPOV-aSsg

👁 (am0n), Thursday, 31 August 2017 19:30 (three years ago) link

my memory of this was trying to play it on my Dad's BBC Micro computer as a kid. Everything was white lines on a black background. Every key on the keyboard had a function. I was very good at crashing the thing into the ground.

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 1 September 2017 08:13 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

^^^Elite Plus was the best version, tasty 256 colour MCGA graphics

Still not met a (new) Thargoid

DG, Monday, 4 December 2017 12:55 (three years ago) link

^^^Elite Plus was the best version, tasty 256 colour MCGA graphics

Still not met a (new) Thargoid

DG, Monday, 4 December 2017 12:55 (three years ago) link

:O

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-T6VFGzdK4

am0n, Friday, 15 December 2017 14:36 (three years ago) link

that vid makes the game seem fun, is it fun?

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Friday, 15 December 2017 15:24 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

Not managed to get into Dangerous because my attention is way too short these days. But I fired it up the other night, sat there listening to my podcasts whilst watching ships flying around the spaceport. In vr it was quite nice.

Eventually bothered to try and learn some stuff, combat trained, figured out all the menus and space navigation. Almost gave up after my first mission to hyper-jump to another system was scuppered because a bloody big moon was in the way of my jump.

All in all, think I'm going to revisit as my interest was tickled.

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Monday, 21 December 2020 23:56 (three weeks ago) link


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