Wikinews Archive 2

From Elite Wiki

1/48th-ish Cobra Model shaping up

Raytheon's Cobra Model - in this case, the pictures say what a mere Frontier News article can't!

Winston 11:33, 27 March 2007 (BST)

Frontier involved in another legal battle

...except, this time Frontier wasn't the instigator. According to The Register, they've been dragged into the dispute between Chris Sawyer and Atari over the rights to 'Sawyer's Rollercoaster Tycoon', and Atari have been allowed to appeal to the House of Lords for a ruling. Story at The Register is here. Thanks to Frantic on for this tip.

Winston 14:58, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Elite knocked off top spot

For quite a long time (years, perhaps) Elite has ranked as #1 as the Best ZX Spectrum game, over at World of Spectrum. However... this weekend it finally has been knocked off the top perch by the game "Hero Quest, Return of the Witch Lord", a 3D isometric game for the 128K Spectrum. Of course, purists will say it doesn't entirely count because unlike Elite, it won't run on a rubber key 48K, only the later 'toastrack' machines and the Spectrums that Amstrad produced. Also, it only has a few high rated votes, unlike Elite's many, many high rated votes - so this might not last long...

Winston 15:56, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Oolite moves to GPL license

Oolite, the extensible multiplatform Elite tribute, is changing from the Creative Commons license to the GNU General Public License version 2. This won't affect most users, however, it will allow Oolite to be bundled with Linux distributions such as Debian which require packages in the main repositories to have GPL-compatible licenses. The stock data (i.e. ship models, textures etc.) will be made available in a dual license - either GPL v2, or Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike, so that OXP authors can still use the Creative Commons license if they derive their expansions from existing materials. Oolite website.

Additionally, Oosat 2 is pretty much back to its former glory, with a lot of new material available for download.

Winston 16:30, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Deepspace: Another Elite remake

'John Blythe' on the EBBS has told us that he's making another Elite remake called 'Deepspace'. It looks like a 'classic Elite' remake (i.e. not an FE:2 or FFE remake). The project is at an early stage at the moment, but in-progress screen shots are available. Deepspace website

Winston 16:23, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Starlance: Online Elite tribute game

'Smith' on the EBBS writes to tell us about a new massively multiplayer online tribute game at Called Starlance, it's a Web 2.0 online game - just play it with your browser, and it works with any connection of 28.8K or better. It looks a bit different in emphasis to Ulite ( whose emphasis is more on alliance and station building - and more aimed at one-on-one kinds of encounters.

Winston 17:25, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

2006: The Year In Review

Happy new year!

As is traditional, the Frontier News has 2006 In Review, along with some predictions for 2007. Read it to recap on the last year's happenings.

Winston 16:50, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Cambridge Evening News talks to The Breadbin

David Braben's local newspaper recently interviewed the man himself. The article of course mentions Elite (in the very first paragraph) - but there's no news about Elite 4 - just a little about "The Outsider", and Braben's ambitions for future gaming. You can read the article at the following link: [1]

Winston 14:23, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Elite 5 Rumours

Yeah, so it's satire. But Timski posted a link to a site he made about Elite 5, satarising the current Elite 4 speculation... you can read it on his website:

Winston 17:44, 16 December 2006 (UTC)