Electron Elite Editor

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Electron Elite Editor

Post by Elk2019 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:50 pm

Hi all. I remember BITD an Elite game editor appeared in one of the BBC magazines. IIRC it was a type-in listing that allowed you to edit/create a save file with various upgrades e.g docking computers, bigger cargo bay etc. Is there something similar for Electron Elite ?

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Post by danielj » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:56 pm

The bbc tape editor worked for the elk too. http://elite.acornarcade.com/res.htm

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Re: Electron Elite Editor

Post by Elk2019 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:01 pm

I'm a bit lost here. Is there a .ssd disk with the Elite Editor or the BASIC program as a text file which I can import into Electrem(ulator)? Thanks.

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Post by topcat96 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:49 pm

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Post by Elk2019 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:46 pm

Thank u topcat96. Now, here is another small problem. I know that Elite was only released on TAPE for the Elk. But, I've begun playing Electron Elite and saving my commander to tape all the time is beoming a bit of a chore. Is it possible to modify the game code to direct the SAVEing of your progress to DISC rather than TAPE ? (I remember the Beeb version had a nifty disc menu within the game that even allowed you to catalogue the disc!)

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Re: Electron Elite Editor

Post by minwah » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:43 am

Elk2019 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Is it possible to modify the game code to direct the SAVEing of your progress to DISC rather than TAPE ? (I remember the Beeb version had a nifty disc menu within the game that even allowed you to catalogue the disc!)
If you could get hold of the source code it may be possible, if there is space to add it.

I am not sure whether the Electron UEF images at Ian Bells site contain the source, but probably a good place to start: http://www.elitehomepage.org/archive/index.htm
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Re: Electron Elite Editor

Post by jgharston » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:05 pm

ZX Spectrum version here. :)

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$ bbcbasic
PDP11 BBC BASIC IV Version 0.25
(C) Copyright J.G.Harston 1989,2005-2015
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