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Elite

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Elite
Elite cover
Developers
David Braben
Ian Bell
Release dates
DOS 1987
Windows (emulator) September 20, 2014
macOS (OS X) (emulator) December 5, 2014[1]
Taxonomy
Series Elite
Elite on MobyGames
Elite on Wikipedia
Elite
Elite 1987
Elite Plus 1991
Frontier: Elite II 1993
Frontier: First Encounters 1995
Elite Dangerous 2014
Elite Dangerous: Arena 2016

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Official website
DRM-free
BBC Micro B version bundled with BeebEm.
Windows
Official website
DRM-free
BBC Micro B version bundled with BeebEm.
macOS (OS X)

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
DOS
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location

System Location
DOS
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 2.01
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 640k
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) EGA, VGA, MCGA

References