Elite: reverse cheating

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Elite: reverse cheating

Post by crj » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:48 pm

Back in the day, commander file editors became available for Elite, and many people used them to buff their ships, give themselves absurd amounts of money, see the magical "- - - E L I T E - - -" without killing hundreds of pirates and police every evening after homework, etc.

But it was pointed out that you could also use the commander editor to reverse cheat: start with no lasers at all, no missiles, no hyperspace fuel, no cargo, no money. Your only option would be to ram pirates until you'd accumulated enough bounty for a tiny amount of cargo and fuel, then carefully trade that up into enough money for a pulse laser. Eventually, your ship would be as shiny as Commander Jameson's. (-8

Question is, though: did anybody ever actually do that? Does anybody fancy a go now?

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Re: Elite: reverse cheating

Post by guardian1128 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:45 pm

I only have the "ssd" copy of the BBC Micro version of this, still looking for the Electron version. :oops:

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Post by CMcDougall » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:10 pm

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Re: Elite: reverse cheating

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:52 pm

If you fancy making it difficult then play Elite A. You start with a tiny ship (an Adder?) and very limited resouce / capacity. Similar concept I guess.
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