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Update 01/02/17

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 31/12/16

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 02/12/16

Added information about the Acorn User Archimedes Elite coverdisc and article

Update 01/12/16

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/11/16

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/10/16

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/09/16

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 10/08/16

Added pictures and info relating to the French Amstrad Elite release to the Amstrad Elite page

Update 01/08/16

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 16/07/16

Added information about a European budget release of FFE to the Frontier Miscellaneous page

Update 01/07/16

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/06/16

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 06/05/16

Added a scan of another Elite advert to the Elite Miscellaneous page

Update 05/05/16

Added pictures and info relating to the Amstrad Action Elite cover tape on the Amstrad Elite page

Update 03/05/16

Added a scan of an Elite advert in the Revs manual to the Elite Miscellaneous page

Update 01/05/16

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/04/16

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 29/03/16

Updated a few things on the Mission Problems page

Update 01/03/16

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 16/02/16

Added another scan of an FE2 magazine advert to the Frontier Miscellaneous page

Update 01/02/16

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/01/16

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 10/12/15

New pictures added to the Frontier 3200-3250 page

Update 02/12/15

Added scans of the December 1984 A&B Computing magazine cover and review of Elite to the Elite Miscellaneous page and also transferred other Elite-related information there from the BBC Elite page

Update 01/12/15

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 20/11/15

Added a photo of my entire Elite and Frontier collection to the Elite Miscellaneous page

Update 02/11/15

Replaced the old FFE pictures on the Frontier Stars and Planets page with FFED3D versions

Update 01/11/15

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 29/10/15

Added more items to the Frontier Miscellaneous page

Update 13/10/15

Added new FFED3D pictures and more information to the Star Data page

Update 01/10/15

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 27/09/15

Added a scan of a 1984 Acorn News article about Elite to the BBC Elite page

Update 21/09/15

Added the Gametek budget re-release of Frontier to the Frontier Elite 2 page

Update 03/09/15

Updated the Frontier Gazetteer and Distant Star Systems pages with all new FFED3D pictures of each system

Update 01/09/15

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 30/08/15

Added the Acornsoft release of BBC Master Elite to the BBC Master Elite page

Update 28/08/15

Improved the scans of all the Firebird-branded Elite boxes

Update 07/08/15

Added a pdf of distant Frontier outdoor systems to the Distant Star Systems section

Update 01/08/15

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added details and pictures of the 1996 re-release of PC Elite Plus to the Elite Plus page

Update 01/07/15

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/06/15

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 27/05/15

Updated the BBC Master Elite page to include the Superior Software Master Compact version

Update 02/05/15

Updated the Military Guide page to correct some errors regarding the effect of working for both the Federation and the Empire at the same time

Update 01/05/15

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/04/15

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/03/15

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 13/02/15

Added new photos of the boxed Elite games to the Elite page

Update 01/02/15

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 25/01/15

Updated all the pictures of Frontier Ships with FFED3D versions

Update 07/01/15

Added photos and details of Superior Software's version of Electron Elite

Update 01/01/15

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/12/14

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 10/11/14

Added Atari ST FE2 to the Frontier Miscellaneous page and enlarged all the thumbnail pictures

Update 01/11/14

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/10/14

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added pictures of the Elite 30th Anniversary t-shirt to the Elite Miscellaneous page

Update 01/09/14

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 23/08/14

Numerous updates to pages, primarily in the Frontier section.

Update 19/08/14

Added an Elite advert to the Tatung Einstein Elite page.
Also numerous layout adjustments to all the Elite pages and a scaling down of the Elite Miscellaneous page, content being transferred to the appropriate Elite pages.

Update 01/08/14

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 06/07/14

Added screenshots from FFED3D(AJ) to the Elite Medals and Military Guide pages
The plan is to update further pages in the Frontier sections as time allows

Update 30/06/14

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 18/06/14

Added a scan of a C64 Elite advert to the Elite Miscellaneous page

Update 01/06/14

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added pictures of the US version of PC Elite Plus to the Elite Plus page

Update 01/05/14

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 02/04/14

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 07/03/14

Added a list of distant Frontier outdoor systems to the Frontier Star Systems section, as well as improving the layout of the other lists

Update 01/03/14

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 11/02/14

Updated the Elite: Dangerous page including Alpha screenshots

Update 03/02/14

Replaced the pack photo on the First Encounters US page with one that includes the CD

Update 01/02/14

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 17/01/14

Replaced the intro video on the FFED3D page with a new version

Update 01/01/14

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also improved the star maps to work across a greater range of internet-enabled devices

Update 02/12/13

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 02/11/13

Added the fifth and final part of the Frontier Elite Comic

Update 01/11/13

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 11/10/13

Uploaded the full contents of Part 1 of The Micro User's Guide To Playing Elite to the Elite Miscellaneous page

Update 01/10/13

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/09/13

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/08/13

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/07/13

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/06/13

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/05/13

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 15/04/13

A further update to the FFED3D page to include the latest build by AndyJ

Update 06/04/13

Updated the FFED3D page to include information on, and links to, the latest builds

Update 01/04/13

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/03/13

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 19/02/13

Added more Elite material to the Elite Miscellaneous page, this time from The Micro User magazine

Update 07/02/13

Uploaded scans of an advert and review of Elite in Acorn User magazine to the Elite Miscellaneous page

Update 03/02/13

Uploaded separate pictures of the Elite and Frontier boxed games on the Elite Miscellaneous and Frontier Miscellaneous pages

Update 02/02/13

Updated the Blue Earth in FFE page with new info concerning FFED3D

Update 01/02/13

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/01/13

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 22/12/12

Added a link on the index page direct to the Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter page

Update 01/12/12

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 10/11/12

Added a page all about the proposed new official game in the Elite series - Elite: Dangerous

Update 01/11/12

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/10/12

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 12/09/12

Added a scan of an FE2 advert to the Frontier Miscellaneous page

Update 01/09/12

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 21/08/12

A major update of the Frontier page, with expanded sections for FE2, FFE, FFE(US) and more

Update 11/08/12

Added pictures of some Elite t-shirts to the Elite Miscellaneous page

Update 01/08/12

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/07/12

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 22/06/12

Added a picture of the unadorned Frontier artwork to the Frontier Miscellaneous page

Update 16/06/12

Added a pdf of the Portuguese FE2 manual to the Frontier Miscellaneous page

Update 05/06/12

Added the complete 6-page review of FE2 from the November 1993 edition of The One Amiga magazine to the Frontier Miscellaneous page

Update 01/06/12

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also split the miscellaneous page into three, covering Elite Frontier and Astronomy separately
Added details of Portuguese FE2 to the Frontier miscellaneous page

Update 01/05/12

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 29/04/12

Added the fourth edition of the Frontier Elite Comic

Update 21/04/12

Set up a FrontierAstro Twitter feed and added it to the index page

Update 13/04/12

Added the third edition of the Frontier Elite Comic

Update 01/04/12

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 31/03/12

Added a picture of a poster promoting Commodore 64 Elite to the miscellaneous page

Update 16/03/12

Put up a page covering the new Frontier Elite Comic

Update 01/03/12

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 17/02/12

Added Kindle versions of The Dark Wheel and Imprint to the Elite Fiction page

Update 06/02/12

Added a Frontier mugshot to the miscellaneous page (about half-way down)

Update 01/02/12

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 25/01/12

Uploaded a more Kindle-friendly version to the Fan Fiction page

Update 20/01/12

Added one of the best FEU stories to the Fan Fiction page

Update 01/01/12

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/12/11

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 29/10/11

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 28/10/11

Updated the Hi-Res FFE page, in respect of glFFE

Update 01/10/11

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/09/11

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 29/08/11

Added the FFE(D3D) intro movie to the What Is Frontier? page

Update 23/08/11

Uploaded a re-designed Index page

Update 01/08/11

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 16/07/11

Refined the epub files on the FEU Fiction page, to improve viewing. Also re-arranged the web page

Update 08/07/11

Added epub versions of the stories on the FEU Fiction page, to allow easy viewing on mobile devices

Update 01/07/11

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/06/11

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/05/11

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/04/11

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 24/03/11

Added a scan of the Tatung Einstein User magazine review of Elite to the miscellaneous page

Update 22/03/11

Added some new pictures of the Commodore 64/128 package to the Commodore 64/128 page

Update 01/03/11

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 07/02/11

Brought the FEU fiction page up-to-date, with all the latest chapters of the HPA Saga

Update 02/02/11

Added a scan of the box from the German version of First Encounters to the miscellaneous page

Update 01/02/11

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 10/01/11

Separated the links to Elite Fiction and Frontier Fiction and added links to the stories to those pages

Update 01/01/11

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also introduced a new menu system to the index page

Update 01/12/10

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 26/11/10

Added scans and information for the Superior Software release of BBC Master Elite

Update 11/11/10

Added scans of the Italian NES Elite game box to the miscellaneous page

Update 01/11/10

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/10/10

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/09/10

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 26/08/10

Added a improved video of FFED3D to the Hi-Res FFE page

Update 01/08/10

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/07/10

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 16/06/10

Added scans of the French and Italian FFE game boxes to the miscellaneous page

Update 01/06/10

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also made changes to the BBC Elite page, splitting it into cassette, disc and Master versions

Update 01/05/10

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/04/10

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added details of v2.0 of the BUFFET trainer program

Update 07/03/10

Added a video of FFED3D to the Hi-Res FFE page

Update 06/03/10

Added some pictures of the Commodore 64/128 package to the Commodore 64/128 page

Update 01/03/10

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added more items to the miscellaneous page

Update 01/02/10

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 05/01/10

A few small amendments to the Running Frontier page

Update 02/01/10

Added a new guide to running the original FFE to the FE2 & FFE page

Update 01/01/10

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/12/09

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added a guide to Gameboy Advance Elite

Update 27/11/09

Added some screenshots to the Tatung Einstein Elite page

Update 01/11/09

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 19/10/09

Made some updates and improvements to the Hi-Res FFE page

Update 10/10/09

Added a scan of Micro Mart's Elite article to the miscellaneous page, as it features a picture from this website

Update 01/10/09

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/09/09

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/08/09

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/07/09

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 28/06/09

Added an Easy Menu page to assist with navigating around the website in browsers incompatible with the drop-down menus (removed 19/03/14)

Update 26/06/09

Added a screenshot - showing a complete list of medals and permits - to the Military Medals page

Update 01/06/09

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/05/09

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 26/04/09

Embedded Elite documentary video in the What Is Elite? page

Update 24/04/09

Added a separate picture of BBC cassette Elite to the BBC Elite page

Update 02/04/09

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 15/03/09

Added three new skins based on FFE D3D to the Winamp skins page

Update 01/03/09

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/02/09

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/01/09

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 14/12/08

Added full details of FFE D3D to the Hi-Res FFE page

Update 03/12/08

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/11/08

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 12/10/08

Added genuine screenshots to the Tatung Einstein Elite page and added a picture of the machine to the miscellaneous page

Update 01/10/08

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 15/09/08

Added a alternate console graphic for Nic's Mod of GL-FFE - designed by Richard Valongo - to the Hi-Res FFE page

Update 01/09/08

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/08/08

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 12/07/08

Some more changes and improvements made to the Elite Intro and BBC Elite pages

Update 01/07/08

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/06/08

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added a guide to Commodore Plus/4 Elite

Update 01/05/08

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 12/04/08

Added photographs of the various packages from the Elite and Frontier series, plus new content and links from the Elite page

Update 11/04/08

Some changes and improvements made to the BBC Elite page

Update 04/04/08

Made a couple of changes to the Hubble Gallery page, improving the picture of the Antenna Galaxies and adding a new gallery item

Update 01/04/08

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/03/08

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 23/02/08

Downloads of the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST versions of Frontier Elite 2 are now available, both in English and other languages

Update 21/02/08

Added info and links to a Polish FFE download from Polish Elite Federation HQ

Update 15/02/08

Added scans of a US advert sheet for FFE to the miscellaneous page

Update 13/02/08

Added a brief guide to the Gameboy Elite Demo

Update 06/02/08

Added some pictures to the Atari ST Elite page

Update 01/02/08

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/01/08

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 22/12/07

Added some pictures and re-wrote the information on the Apple II Elite page

Update 18/12/07

Improved the pictures and corrected some factual errors on the MSX Elite page

Update 02/12/07

Late update due to ftp problems with the server
Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added Italian FFE content to the Other Languages and Downloads pages

Update 01/11/07

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added videos to the What Is Elite? and What Is Frontier? pages

Update 30/10/07

Added a page about Tatung Einstein Elite

Update 06/10/07

Updated the pages on how to run Elite, Elite Plus and FE2 with DOSBox

Update 01/10/07

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 24/09/07

Added more pictures to the PC Elite page

Update 17/09/07

A number of small revisions, including details of a further mod to hi-res FFE
Also a new page dedicated to Buffet - a First Encounters trainer program

Update 01/09/07

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 29/08/07

Added more pictures to the MSX Elite page

Update 01/08/07

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/07/07

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 23/06/07

Added some new, better finder maps on the Star Data page

Update 06/06/07

Added a page covering Atari ST Elite, a 16-bit version of classic Elite

Update 01/06/07

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/05/07

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/04/07

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/03/07

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 17/02/07

Added a Frontier Fiction page for the HPA Part 2 to help out with updating the story

Update 01/02/07

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Uploaded a page covering Apple II Elite, a little-known version of classic Elite
Added a Zip file of the Complete Star List for people whose browsers don't display the list correctly in html

Update 01/01/07

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also added pages covering MSX Elite and Electron Elite including how to play them on your PC

Update 01/12/06

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 09/11/06

Added a page dedicated to High-Resolution FE2

Update 01/11/06

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 04/10/06

Made alterations to the Planetary Guide page to reflect the change in status of Pluto and others

Update 01/10/06

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 04/09/06

Added a section to the High-Resolution FFE page to fix some missing icons in glFFE

Update 01/09/06

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 15/08/06

Expanded the High-Resolution FFE page to include the new glFFE

Update 01/08/06

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/07/06

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/06/06

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 21/05/06

Expanded this page to include all updates since coming online in April 2001

Update 01/05/06

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 16/04/06

A page all about the great new High-Resolution FFE

Update 01/04/06

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 08/03/06

Added new images to some of the Elite pages

Update 01/03/06

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 23/02/06

Added a page covering Amstrad Elite, yet another version of classic Elite

Update 05/02/06

Added new images and finder maps to the Star Data page

Update 03/02/06

Added three new images to the Hubble Gallery page and improved most of the others

Update 01/02/06

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Plus another alteration to the menu system on the index page and some new material on the Frontier page

Update 23/01/06

Uploaded new pictures of all the regular ships in Frontier at the Frontier Ships page

Update 20/01/06

Added a page covering Oolite, a new version of classic Elite

Update 01/01/06

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 05/12/05

Late update due to honeymoon in the Caribbean
Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 14/11/05

Corrected some errors and omissions in the Hand-Coded Systems page

Update 01/11/05

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 23/10/05

Changed menu system on index page to slide-in menu from left side of screen

Update 03/10/05

Added a scrolling information bar to the front page

Update 01/10/05

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also made some amendments to the Nintendo Elite page

Update 24/09/05

Added an alphabetical listing of every ship in Frontier at the Frontier Ships page, with savegames of every ship as well!

Update 02/09/05

Added French, German and Spanish language versions of FE2 to the downloads page

Update 01/09/05

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 13/08/05

Added a page covering Nintendo Elite, one of the best versions of classic Elite

Update 01/08/05

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/07/05

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/06/05

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/05/05

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
Also brought the new look online

Update 01/04/05

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/03/05

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 20/02/05

Added two great map programs written by Theunis de Jong, which can be downloaded from the Frontier Maps page

Update 10/02/05

Added Commodore Amiga Elite grabs and artwork to the What Is Frontier? page

Update 01/02/05

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/01/05

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Also added a status section to the About page

Update 01/12/04

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 27/11/04

Corrected some rather obvious mistakes on the Frontier Hand-Coded Systems page

Update 23/11/04

The official shareware versions of FE2 and FFE are now available for download at the Frontier Downloads page

Update 02/11/04

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/10/04

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/09/04

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/08/04

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Added Spectrum Elite and Commodore Elite grabs to the What Is Frontier? page

Update 01/07/04

Uploaded July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 11/06/04

French and German language versions of FFE are now available for download at the Frontier Downloads page

Update 01/06/04

Uploaded June's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/05/04

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 29/04/04

Minor alterations, including changes to the DOSBox page

Update 01/04/04

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/03/04

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 25/02/04

Added a page explaining how to run FE2 under DOSBox, for those systems which have difficulty in running the game

Update 01/02/04

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 26/01/04

Added another list to the Frontier Star Systems section, this one showing all 115 "Hand-Coded" systems

Update 21/01/04

Made a small addition to the How To Play Frontier section, with further advice on running FE2 on Windows XP machines

Update 01/01/04

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/12/03

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 27/11/03

Added a new item, compiled by Theunis de Jong, which gives a complete list of all 3,847 Frontier Star Systems which have a population

Update 11/11/03

Replaced the X-BTF skin with a new Frontier Winamp skin based on the Cobra Mk III

Update 01/11/03

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Fixed all the links that were broken after the reorganisation

Update 25/10/03

Added two more Files language versions of FE2 to the Other Languages section.

Update 23/10/03

Expanded and improved the Official Fiction section, with new scans and info included

Also implemented a re-organisation of entire site

Update 01/10/03

Uploaded October's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/09/03

Uploaded September's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 06/08/03

Added a page detailing How To Get Frontier, with pictures of the game items included

Update 01/08/03

Uploaded August's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 15/07/03

Added EBBS access through alioth.net (removed 19/03/14)

Update 01/06/03

Uploaded June and July's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month
This bumper helping is due to my extended holiday in June and July

Update 12/05/03

The Hexed editing program is now hosted here at FrontierAstro. Many thanks to its author, Martin Nohr, for granting permission.

Update 10/05/03

Included a link to a Hexed site in the Earth in FFE page, to facilitate editing of the main FFE file

Update 09/05/03

Added Arc Elite pictures to the What Is Frontier page

Update 05/05/03

Minor alterations made to background colour and scrolling

Update 01/05/03

Uploaded May's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Also updated the Winamp Skins to work with Winamp Version 3

Update 01/04/03

Uploaded April's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 19/03/03

Added a useful guide on how to change Earth in FFE into the blue planet it should have been

Update 02/03/03

Uploaded March's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 01/02/03

Uploaded February's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 17/01/03

A small addition to the What Is Frontier? section, with a new picture of BBC Elite

Update 15/01/03

A big new Frontier section added, the Frontier Gazetteer which was included with the original game, only now it has been expanded with system info and pictures

Update 01/01/03

Uploaded January's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Updated some of the distances and information in the Star Data section

Made a few adjustments to the html code on various pages

Update 01/12/02

Uploaded December's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 25/11/02

A new Frontier section added, listing the various types of Stars & Planets encountered in the game

Update 01/11/02

Uploaded November's star maps , astronomy highlights and Picture Of The Month

Update 22/10/02

The astronomy section now has a Picture Of The Month section, showing a favourite astronomical image each month

Update 17/10/02

Another small addition, this time a page about the Military Medals describing when they are awarded and how to get them all

Update 12/10/02

Added a brief description of the various languages Frontier Elite 2 and Frontier First Encounters were released in, on the Files Languages page

Update 04/10/02

Incorporated all the HST Archive images into one big HST Gallery with a new intro page

Update 01/10/02

Uploaded October's star maps and astronomy highlights

Update 04/09/02

At last, FrontierAstro is fully compatible with the Opera browser, with all pages now displaying correctly

Update 01/09/02

Hmm..... removed the translation facility (it was only online for a day so you'd be lucky if you saw it) because it looked rubbish and didn't work properly

Update 01/09/02

Uploaded September's star maps and astronomy highlights Modifications have been made to most pages to improve browser compatibility

Added a facility to translate FrontierAstro into 8 other languages, courtesy of Babelfish at Altavista

Update 23/08/02

Put new Hubble Space Telescope pictures in the HST Gallery

Update 10/08/02

FrontierAstro now has its own domain name at www.frontierastro.co.uk

The old index page now re-directs to the new domain

Update 05/08/02

Slight alterations to the Mission Problems page

Update 01/08/02

Uploaded August's star maps and astronomy highlights Also made small alterations to layout on some pages

Update 22/07/02

There is now an HST Gallery with a few of the great pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope over the last few years. Pictures in the gallery will change periodically

Update 01/07/02

Uploaded July's star maps and astronomy highlights

Update 19/06/02

Added a Frontier ships guide

Update 01/06/02

Uploaded June's star maps and astronomy highlights

Update 15/05/02

Decided that it was a waste of time and server space keeping astronomy highlights for times of the year when the objects mentioned are not visible. As a result, the highlights for the current month plus the previous three months only are available from now on.

Update 03/05/02

Added scans of Spectrum artwork to the What Is Frontier and Frontier Fiction pages. Tidied up some of the code as well

Update 01/05/02

Uploaded May's star maps and astronomy highlights

Update 23/04/02

Added some Elite Plus pictures to the What Is Frontier page

Update 11/04/02

FrontierAstro is now a member of the FEU Web Ring and has a link on the title page.

Update 04/04/02

Revamped the star data page with new finder charts and Frontier references where applicable. All the stars on both lists now have data pages associated with them

Update 02/04/02

Converted all the jpg files on the star data page to gif files as part of an ongoing effort to optimise loading times and save on server space. FrontierAstro now occupies 12 Mb, less than 25% of allocation!!

Update 01/04/02

Uploaded April's star maps and astronomy highlights

Update 25/03/02

Added a Planetary Guide page in the astronomy section

Update 09/03/02

Changed the source URL for the Moreover web feeds so that the stories concentrated more on astronomy, without the weird results the previous source was sometimes generating

Update 08/03/02

Added Elite elements to the What Is Frontier page

Update 01/03/02

Uploaded March's star maps and astronomy highlights

Update 26/02/02

Changed the pictures on the military info, mission problems and mission guide pages to smaller gif files and re-wrote some of the accompanying text

Update 24/02/02

Added one more FFE skin to the Winamp skins page

Update 21/02/02

Added scans of First Encounters box to the Frontier Fiction pages. Also adjusted scans which resulted in large files and reduced them with JPEG techniques. No graphic file now on this site is bigger than 200k, and most are under 50k :-)

Update 14/02/02

Adjusted the code on several pages, including the monthly star maps, so that they now display better at resolutions higher than 800x600

Update 13/02/02

Animated images added to main page

Update 12/02/02

The moreover web feeds have been restored to the main page, as they are not being withdrawn as I had previously thought. The Universe Today service is no longer featured. A few parts of the main page tidied up as a result.

Introduced a Frontier Changes page, showing how certain elements of Frontier have changed between the years 3200 and 3250. Two new screen shots on title page

Update 01/02/02

Uploaded February's star maps and astronomy highlights

Update 09/01/02

A new logo for the new year provided, once again, by flamingtext.com

Update 08/01/02

Oh no! Another Winamp skin added, this time based on Sirocco Station in Ross 154

Update 06/01/02

Small change to colour scheme on index page. Also added a couple of screen shots from FFE

Update 01/01/02

Uploaded January's star maps and astronomy highlights

Update 22/12/01

As a result of Moreover's impending withdrawal of free webfeeds, a new astronomy news source has been placed on the index page, courtesy of Universe Today. FE2 and FFE screengrabs removed to accommodate

Update 16/12/01

Introduced a distant systems page, giving details on a few remote star systems where the jaded commander can get away from it all for a while

Update 01/12/01

Uploaded December's star maps and astronomy highlights which now include items from more than one month. Also added finder maps for the highlights from December onwards

Update 25/11/01

Added an Elite skin to the Winamp skins page

Update 19/11/01

Two more problems solved on the mission problems page

Update 09/11/01

Added another skin to the Winamp skins page. Updated the links page

Update 01/11/01

Uploaded November's star maps
Introduced a new page in the astronomy section - a choice of four highlights from the night sky in the current month. The plan is to pick four new subjects of interest each month, uploaded at the same time as the monthly star maps
Went through the website's code and *attempted* to standardise it. This may result in a few broken links so please e-mail me if you spot any....

Update 27/10/01

Brought online a page of Winamp skins with a Frontier theme which can be downloaded here. More skins to be added as time allows

Update 26/10/01

Another small change, adding a scan of the back of the Dark Wheel novella to the official fiction page

Update 16/10/01

Just a small change to the front page, with some Frontier Elite 2 pictures added

Update 05/10/01

Added mission problems page, offering help to commanders when a mission appears to be failing

Update 01/10/01

Uploaded October's star maps

Update 19/09/01

Added Frontier star systems list, which contains information on all systems within Frontier Elite 2 and Frontier First Encounters which contain at least one starport. This list was originally compiled by Sven-Erik Lindkvist aka Schwempa but despite my best efforts I have been unable to contact him. Therefore this list will be removed promptly if he registers any objection to its use within this site. (Does this get me off the hook??)
Also, a slight re-design of the front page so that I can add links to new pages more easily within each section

Update 13/09/01

Re-wrote large sections of the site to make it more compatible with screen resolutions higher than 800x600. Some pages work better than others, and I can't be bothered fixing all the star maps at the moment, but it should look Ok now at 1024x768 and maybe higher

Update 03/09/01

Ahem. The star maps page works fine unfortunately my explanation of how they are accurate for various times during the month was well...erm..completely wrong! As any competent astronomer will tell you, stars rise 4 minutes earlier each night, not later. Duh!
Accordingly, a new explanation for this has been written. Apologies to anyone who was confused by this. I need (another) holiday......

Update 01/09/01

Uploaded September's star maps

Update 28/08/01

Changed the text font on all pages to the same one - Verdana. Re-arranged some pages as a result

Update 22/08/01

Added star maps page, featuring monthly star charts for a selection of latitudes. Also rewrote some HTML code to provide more compatibility with Netscape browsers

Update 05/08/01

Added military mission info page, explaining how best to go about getting promoted. Moved items around on main page to accommodate

Update 18/07/01

Index page re-designed. New items in each category ie. Frontier or astronomy can now be added more easily

Update 13/07/01

Small alteration to make dynamic date display more compatible with Netscape browsers. HTML code provided by www.dynamicdrive.com

Update 09/07/01

Uploaded a page explaining what Frontier is all about. Added Frontier downloads to links page

Update 28/06/01

Minor changes really. Cleaned up the pictures in all the mission pages to make them more readable. Two new pictures on the index page. Fixed a couple of broken links

Update 26/06/01

Added a couple of sites to the links page, placed the site links on this page and introduced a slightly different colour scheme

Update 23/06/01

Added detailed information and star charts for all 12 brightest stars plus some of the nearest stars.
Uploaded pronunciation guide to all 88 constellations and 12 brightest stars. Introduced MouseOver effects for all links on website. Also cleaned up all HTML code - removing unnecessary sections and re-writing others.

Update 03/06/01

Brought official fiction review page on line

Update 29/05/01

Uploaded page about site with e-mail contact address

Update 27/05/01

Added star data page. Also altered index page to fit in links to new sections

Update 26/05/01

Added links page to site. Also added information on landmarks and re-wrote HTML code for updates page

Update 16/05/01

Brought mission information section on line

Update 13/05/01

Changed two front page pictures to more terrestrial subjects

Update 01/05/01

Change of colour scheme for website. Change of background image for clearer reading. Reworking of HTML code to centralise dynamic date display for any value

Update 30/04/01

Changed pictures on index page to show scenes from First Encounters which can be clicked on to enlarge. Removed unnecessary second page of screen shots to free up space on server

Update 24/04/01

Added date to index page to emphasise daily update of astronomy headlines. HTML code provided by www.dynamicdrive.com

Update 22/04/01

Added a new, more stylish main logo to the site. This facility provided by www.flamingtext.com
Also some minor layout changes made to accommodate future expansion

Update 19/04/01

FrontierAstro is online !

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