PC Elite Information

Elite was written by Andy Onions and released by Real Time Games in 1987. This was the first Elite game released for PC owners and it ran in CGA graphics mode, restricted to a four-colour display.
The major improvement over the BBC versions was the introduction of solid-filled objects, replacing the wire-frame graphics of the 8-bit versions.

This version of Elite did not look particularly good, especially the cockpit, but it featured the full range of ships and a few secret missions. These included transporting some refugees from a system where the sun was about to go supernova, retrieving a masking device and destroying a Thargoid invasion base.

Click on the image to the right to view the complete IBM PC Elite package

Playing Elite on your PC

A complete guide to running the original Elite on your PC can be found here at FrontierAstro