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ferrara
13th September 2010, 13:19
Looking for a version of the legendary space-trading game Elite for the
rare(ish) Einstein Tatung -series of computers.

Also interested in other versions of Elite, if they're in better
condition than what I already have in my collection.

Would be compensating for your possible losses through Paypal. :)

Merlin
13th September 2010, 13:26
Wow!! :wooha: Another Elite collector - I thought that I was alone in my quest....

I currently have Elite for the PC, Spectrum 48K, Commodore 64, Amiga and Acorn Electron and I'm on the lookout for a copy of the Acorn Archimedes version.

What versions do you currently have?

If I come across the Einstein version I'll let you know.

ferrara
13th September 2010, 15:03
What versions do you currently have?

If I come across the Einstein version I'll let you know.

IIRC, at the moment I have Elite for Atari ST (Firebird release), Atari ST (Rainbird release), Amiga, Apple II, MSX, Commodore64, Spectrum 48k, Amstrad CPC, NES and two Acornsoft releases, but I don't remember for which machines they are.

I also have Elite Plus, Frontier Elite II and First Encounters on my shelf, but don't remember for which machines.

I'll make a list at some point :) Thank you for keeping me informed in case you come across an Einstein version.

ferrara
15th September 2010, 15:31
Here's the list I have so far on the Elite -series of games.
Looking for the Einstein Tatung version and a more complete IBM/PC floppy version, at least.
If you have any other Elite -related items I'm interested in them also. ;)

- Elite [BBC Microcomputer] ACORNSOFT cassette version, worn&tatty box
- Elite [Acorn Electron] ACORNSOFT cassette version, worn box
- Elite [Acorn Electron] ACORNSOFT/SUPERIOR SOFTWARE a hardplastic box w/ white(!) inlay background, not the traditional black.
- Elite [Apple II/IIc/IIe] FIREBIRD 5.25" floppy version, worn box
- Elite [Commodore 64] FIREBIRD cassette version
- Elite [Spectrum 48k with a 48k/128k sticker added] FIREBIRD cassette version, with lenslock
- Elite [Spectrum 48k] FIREBIRD cassette version, with lenslock
- Elite [Amstrad CPC] FIREBIRD cassette version
- Elite [MSX] FIREBIRD cassette version, worn box otherwise 110% mint
- Elite [NES] FIREBIRD cartridge version, german box & manual
- Elite [IBM Tandy & compatibles] FIREBIRD 5.25" floppy version, only the floppy & a worn manual
- Elite [Amiga] FIREBIRD 3.5" floppy version, tatty box
- Elite [Atari ST] FIREBIRD 3.5" floppy version
- Elite [Atari ST] RAINBIRD 3.5" floppy version
- Elite Plus [IBM] MICROPLAY 3.5" floppy version, unopened in shrinkwrapping - medium sized box
- Elite Plus [IBM] MICROPLAY 3.5" floppy version, big box with a huge manual
- Elite Plus [IBM] RAINBIRD 3.5" floppy version, big box with a huge german manual
- Elite Plus [PC] EMPIRE INTERACTIVE CD-ROM version, CD in a jewel case with inlay
- Frontier Elite II [CD32] GAMETEK/KONAMI CD-ROM version, big box
- Frontier Elite II [Atari ST] GAMETEK/KONAMI 3.5" floppy version, big box
- Frontier Elite II [Amiga] GAMETEK/KONAMI 3.5" floppy version, big box
- Frontier Elite II [PC] GAMETEK/KONAMI CD-ROM version, big box
- Frontier: First Encounters [PC] GAMETEK/KONAMI 3.5" floppy version, big box

Also in the collection: The Secrets of Frontier Elite -book by Bruce Smith Books
and an "Elite has landed here" -sticker ad for a game shop window, unused of course :)

Megatron-UK
24th September 2010, 16:17
How about the BBC Micro 'Executive Edition'? That's the one that runs on the 6502 + 6502 multi-processor BBC B/Master setup.

I've not seen it myself - I only have a disk image from the Stairway to Hell BBC collection.

ferrara
8th October 2010, 09:30
Elite for Tatung Einstein found outside of Amibay! This thread can now be closed.
A big thank you goes to "stokecityfan" for his tip in finding one :thumbsup:

Megatron-UK: I've never heard about one. If that's a genuine boxed release, then that must be "ultra rare", as they say in feebay. Except in this case that would be true :)

stokecityfan
8th October 2010, 12:01
A big thank you goes to "stokecityfan" for his tip in finding one :thumbsup:

:cool:No problem,, glad you have been able to acquire it!!