nice article and I stand corrected, it was the authors of thrust (another favourite game) not elite that were behind it.
There was a retrospective article about Exile and the BBC Micro a while ago on Eurogamer. In praise of a BBC Micro classic: Forever playing in Exile
thanks. No I've still got my old bbc and it works fine. I never got that much into this game it was quite difficult but technically impressive. Preferred exile which I believe one of the elite co authors was responsible for.
Maybe I'm just being too cheap, but it annoys me that Horizons expansion is £11.99 (40% off) on a sale, but earlier on it used to go down to £9.99 (50% off) Isthereanydeal.com always ends up ruining decreased discounts for me.
If you have fond memories of the original Elite, you can download this for free: ELITE (1984) (Mac Edition) And quoting their web page: "Package includes a disk image of the original Elite for BBC Micro B; BeebEm, a BBC Micro and Master 128 emulator that enables you to run BBC Micro software on your PC; and instructions for getting started with both BeebEm and Elite."