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In September 1984 the revolutionary game Elite was released by Acornsoft for the Acorn BBC Micro computer. Here's the original promotional VHS video for the game ...

computinghistory.org.uk/det/41

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@peter Very cool - I hadn't seen that yet!

Frontier are giving away the BBC version of the game together with BeebEm to run it and I installed it earlier today.

frontierstore.net/elite1984.ht

I'm currently trying to figure out again how to not crash my ship when docking - I absolutely loved it back in the day on my C64 and got as far as deadly, but that's a little while ago...

@axwax I had noticed the download being available a couple of days ago - just downloaded that version.

Already got it though, on 5.25" disk with original & 6502 second processor versions on it.

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