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Retro, Commander …

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:58 am
by Disembodied
Erstwhile forum member-turned-author Drew Wagar takes a tour of Elite through the ages, loading up all the previous versions of the game right back to the original. See the original BBC Elite from 1984; Frontier: Elite 2; Frontier: First Encounters; and of course some of the notable fan-made versions, including Oolite.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/547833763

Re: Retro, Commander …

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:15 am
by Griff
Thanks for posting about this Disembodied it's always great hearing Drew talk about Elite, those 'First Encounters' games looked a lot better than i remembered at the time, maybe they just run a lot faster emulated on modern computers or something. I hadn't realised that they'd programed lighting bouncing off planets and space stations onto the nearby ships - that's pretty amazing, i think at the time i thought that that was just glitchy graphics :D

Re: Retro, Commander …

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:21 pm
by Commander_X
Hah, old dinosaurs up, and alive!

Drew, DaddyHoggy, and they also mentioned Selezen, but didn't see his name in the chat.
I guess we can now be sure, if there ever was any doubt, that Drew betrayed Oolite for E:D :twisted: Quite candid to see him not recalling most "elementary" keys, and the fact that Oolite actually has yaw (by default mapped on "," and "." -- for keyboarders this is a first "must" override).

Re: Retro, Commander …

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 10:42 am
by Griff
I'm really enjoying Drew's 'Elite Dangerous' Lore Tour, been following along a day or two later when Drew posts the videos up to his YouTube channel, last weeks episode featured and interview with Selezen (Dave Hughes) and there was some Oolite chat and even an in-game appearance!