Elk Elite Keyboard Strip

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Elk Elite Keyboard Strip

Post by Elk2019 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:43 pm

Hi all. I wish to introduce a friend to the wonderful game Elite. Can someone please upload a scan of the keyboard strip and controls from the manual. Also is it possible to toggle the Y-axis and use a joystick like the Beeb version ?

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Post by rmbrowngr » Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 pm

Try here http://www.8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/games.shtml there are scans of many games.
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Post by Elk2019 » Wed May 15, 2019 6:14 pm

Thanx. I have already looked here. The manual scan is from the C64 version of ELITE. What I am looking for is a scan of the Acornsoft/Superior Software Ltd Electron ELITE Space Flight Traders Manual AND keyboard strip. Strangely, it is not available to download anywhere on the net?

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Post by CMcDougall » Wed May 15, 2019 9:26 pm

don't think the elk had a keystrip for 'Fkeys' as it does not have them... well not 100% true, as need CTRL #0-9

plus no keystrip holder!

have the original box etc from BITD, no keystrip, just shown in the booklet if I mind rightly.... :-k
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Post by xzanfr » Wed May 15, 2019 9:41 pm

Elk2019 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Thanx. I have already looked here. The manual scan is from the C64 version of ELITE. What I am looking for is a scan of the Acornsoft/Superior Software Ltd Electron ELITE Space Flight Traders Manual AND keyboard strip. Strangely, it is not available to download anywhere on the net?
Hi Elk2019.
I couldn't find the keystrip from the elk version (I can't remember if it had one or not) but the manual and novella etc are available on the Ian Bell website along with quite a few other bits : http://www.elitehomepage.org/archive/index.htm

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Post by Elk2019 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:43 pm

Take a look here....

https://www.frontierastro.co.uk/Elite/electron.html

This is what came with the original Acornsoft release. Below that you can see what came with the Superior Software re-release.

@ CMcDougall, can you can kindly scan & upload your booklet?
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Re: Elk Elite Keyboard Strip

Post by rmbrowngr » Thu May 16, 2019 5:28 am

xzanfr wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Elk2019 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Thanx. I have already looked here. The manual scan is from the C64 version of ELITE. What I am looking for is a scan of the Acornsoft/Superior Software Ltd Electron ELITE Space Flight Traders Manual AND keyboard strip. Strangely, it is not available to download anywhere on the net?
Hi Elk2019.
I couldn't find the keystrip from the elk version (I can't remember if it had one or not) but the manual and novella etc are available on the Ian Bell website along with quite a few other bits : http://www.elitehomepage.org/archive/index.htm
Of course there was a keystrip for the function keys. You needed to press “function” with the number key. I spent many hours, days, months playing it on the Electron. The packaging was the best of all the software I had for the Electron. Unfortunately I sold all my original Electron stuff for a 286 PC. What a mistake! #-o
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Re: Elk Elite Keyboard Strip

Post by rmbrowngr » Thu May 16, 2019 5:31 am

xzanfr wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Elk2019 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Thanx. I have already looked here. The manual scan is from the C64 version of ELITE. What I am looking for is a scan of the Acornsoft/Superior Software Ltd Electron ELITE Space Flight Traders Manual AND keyboard strip. Strangely, it is not available to download anywhere on the net?
Hi Elk2019.
I couldn't find the keystrip from the elk version (I can't remember if it had one or not) but the manual and novella etc are available on the Ian Bell website along with quite a few other bits : http://www.elitehomepage.org/archive/index.htm
The function keys are the same between the BBC and Electron versions of Elite. Either keystripe will do. http://8bs.com/othrdnld/manuals/fkey/EliteFKstrip.zip
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