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software OS4   software OS4 : mElite ported to AmigaOS4!
   posted by spotUP on 9-Aug-2013 0:56:49 (3067 reads)
For years the AOS4 crowd has screamed and prayed for a port of Elite.
Today the Gods in Porting for Profit hears your prayers and gives you mElite!

A remake of Elite.

Read more ---->


Download from OS4depot: http://os4depot.net/?function=showfile&file=game/misc/melite.lha
Play. Cry tears of joy!


    

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Re: mElite ported to AmigaOS4!
Posted on 9-Aug-2013 4:22:25
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Smooth move spotUP!

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Finally! Thanks!


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Well done!

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Port!
Pimp!
Profit!

I love it!


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Porting for Profit, finally back in biz \o/


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varthall, shut up and finish that cave story deluxe game launcher! ;P


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Superb! Will have to try....


then, more of the family.... http://forum.classicamiga.com/forum/showthread.php/4501-Elite-remakes

update: nice summary video by Elite authors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jZun1f5Dfk8&t=0

in y 2014 might be the year when I buy my first game console... if it runs Elite Dangerous....

update2:
Interesting how many retro remake there is...
http://www.classic-retro-games.com/
http://www.google.com/search?q=retroremakes


and things to check:
http://www.iancgbell.clara.net/elite/

I wish Hyperion had time to work with these guys: http://elite.frontier.co.uk/

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Last edited by KimmoK on 10-Aug-2013 at 07:38 PM.
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so is it any good?, just asking as i don't want to fire it up and get really annoyed...


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Does it need a 400MB archive as well as the data files? Also, why does a game need a huge GUI system anyway? When it was rewritten in C or whatever they meant by that it certainly wasn't in the Amiga spirit needing huge dependants!

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Hypex, you might want to try this archive: http://pferrucci.perso.sfr.fr/Amig/qt-user.lha
It's 67 MB only.
There is no installation provided but I'm sure you can figure it out from the included script.


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Does iDoes it need a 400MB archive as well as the data files? Also, why does a game need a huge GUI system anyway? When it was rewritten in C or whatever they meant by that it certainly wasn't in the Amiga spirit needing huge dependants!


The basis for this - Elite: The New Kind - is tiny and very much in the spirit of the original (it is a very faithful reimplementation to the point that I believe Pinder even got Bell to provide feedback on the implementation of various algorithms, and other details were gleaned by reverse engineering the BBC version).

I don't know what features if any they've added to justify the bloat in this version... QT certainly seems totally unnecessary unless they've added lots of new functionality - TNK's graphics code is trivially simple (I hacked OpenGL support into it 10 years or so, so I spent quite a bit of time reading the source; others have as well; I also have a mod that does basic fractal planet textures somewhere - I should dig it up, though frankly OOLite etc. are miles and miles ahead).

Interestingly there's another open source Elite clone that's also named mElite, based on TextElite (a "text adventure" version of Elite by Ian Bell), but it looks like it's Windows only: http://page.math.tu-berlin.de/~kappmeie/melite/


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Thanks for the link. Much better. Though still will break my downloads volume so need to shift it elsewhere.

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great to see our porting pimps back in action


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Hi all!

Possible fullscreen on mElite OS4?
Change screenmodes?
Change videocard (dual GPU and monitor systems)?

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