The Elite series

Elite, and its two sequels Frontier: Elite II and Frontier: First Encounters, collectively occupy position 2 in my mythical "top 10 games of all time" list. One day, I intend to put some kind of small fan site here. In the meantime, you could visit my old Frontier site from years ago, Anti-Matter Frontier Resources. It's horrendously, embarassingly poor, and outdated (last updated in 1998!), but it does actually have some content, which is more than can be said for this place. Ignore the stuff at the top about the site having moved - the site that it moved to no longer exists! However, I'd recommend checking out some of the links at the bottom of this page instead.


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Frontier: Elite 2 on Windows XP - Having trouble getting Fronter: Elite II to run on Windows XP? It's a frequently raised issue on the newsgroup, and this file is a post of mine with instructions to success. It's also relevant to Windows 2000, I believe.


JJFFE Central - Download John Jordan's JJFFE and play an improved FFE on DOS, Windows (all versions), Linux or OS2.

Frontierverse - Robin Sharrock's comprehensive resource on Frontier: Elite 2.

GLFrontier - Tom Morton's superb OpenGL port of Frontier: Elite 2, for Windows, Linux, and anything else you can compile it on.

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Screenshots from GLFrontier

Open Directory - Elite Series - Lists over 100 Elite-related sites with vastly more content than this one.

Ian Bell's homepage - Ian Bell cowrote the original Elite with David Braben. More recently he's been working on Darkness Falls with Christian Pinder.

Frontier Developments - David Braben's company, creators of Frontier: Elite 2 and Frontier: First Encounters. Elite 4 is (claimed to be) in the pipeline ;-)

Elite/Frontier tribute games

Millennium 3: Future's End - my own game, it's been under development for years, and real-life interference means progress seems to get slower and slower... but it wouldn't be right not to advertise it here :)

Entropy - a Frontier-like game under development by Binary Star Games, sporting full planetary terrains (with great craters ;-)

Dark Kind: Darkness Falls - Elite-like game developed by Christian Pinder of Elite: The New Kind fame, with assistance from Ian Bell himself.

EdzUp - home of Elite - Multiplayer.

Posted by pwr (site) at January 26, 2004, 2:31pm. Category: content. semipermalink Tags: games, retro, elite, frontier


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Try using Dosbox to run it, should solve the memory problems

Posted by anon at June 11, 2008, 7:32am. Category: content.

Downloadable versions for Amiga, Atari ST and PC in several versions and languages.
Also some Frontier related material is available.

Posted by anonymous at May 2, 2006, 10:00am. Category: content.

Why is it so complicated just to get elite. Then to get it to run, no chance. Ive managed to download and unzip a version(frontier 2) but only got 400k executable program size. so it doesnt work!Ive fiddled with config.sys still not enough mem. I just need a copy of the origanal ELITE game that i can play through windows 98. Does one exist? Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanx. Clive

Posted by clive bryant at May 26, 2005, 6:09pm. Category: content.

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