Elit or Freespace type-of-game

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Jan 1, 2008
  1. Slipurson
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    As the Title say, are there are Elite/Freespace type of games for the DS, where you fight, fly, trade etc etc for the DS (or maybe the GBA) ?

    Did a search on the forum and didnt really find anything about this, but there must be someone else that would enjoy a game like this [​IMG]
     
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    GBA had elite ported (same guy now does bungaloo on the DS):
    http://www.geocities.com/quirky_2k1/index.html

    Also can I suggest the PC version of Frontier: First encounters it is the closest thing I have found to a modern Elite (X3 is not worth my contempt as far as I am concerned)
    A version for newer PCs by Nic (one of the main people behind some of the xvid stuff):
    http://nic.dnsalias.com/FFE.html


    Also on the GBA is sea trader: rise of taipan which you might also want to have a go at.

    DS wise there was a startrek game but it was not brilliant otherwise you are out of luck.
     
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    GBA also had a Wing Commander game. That's pretty close to Freespace in terms of gameplay.

    For DS......about the closest you can get to a Freespace-like game at this point:

    Starfox
    Time Ace
    Jet Impulse (J)
    DScent (homebrew) You know, as in Descent Freespace? [​IMG]

    As for a game like Elite on DS......I can't think of any.....maybe a homebrew somewhere.....
     
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    Thanks for the nice replies, gotta have me a look at these games, actually havnt tried any of them before [​IMG]

    Thanx again [​IMG]
     
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    This is great! Elite is one of my all time favourite games, now I can play it again. Which is the better port, the AGB or TNK version?

    Also, it says that you need to add a header to it, can someone explain the easiest way to do it? It says to use the software from your flashcard but I use a 3-in-1 so that option's not available to me.
     
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    Don't hand out rom links on GBATemp, it's not that kind of forum. The C64 version hasn't been made PD as far as I know.
     
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    This one is posted by the original creator of C-64 Elite, so I assumed it was PD. I apologize if it's not.

    -Bri
     
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    I just had a look and you're right, sorry about that.
     
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    Not a problem. Any way to restore the post?

    Anyway...the Commodore 64 version of Elite can apparently be run on the NDS using the Frodo C-64 emulator. Do a search and you'll find information about it.

    -Bri
     
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    I like this topic. I might add to that PC list, Freelancer is an MMO space sim thats free and awesome.

    EDIT: I mean free as in you don't have to pay monthly, its made by microsoft.
     
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    Can not believe I missed this one. Quirky has ported Elite to the DS, no release as far as I can tell but it does not seem too far off.
    http://quirkygba.blogspot.com/
     
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    Freelancer is NOT a MMO, it's a single player game.
    MS launch a dogfight online game called Allegiance.
     
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