Just been playing around with the 'Enhanced' version of Elite on BeebEm, and
have noticed that apart from the fact that it seems much faster (thanks
emulated co-pro!) than it did back in the day, there's a few points that I'm
Firstly, on the scanner at the bottom of the screen, different "objects"
appear in different colours. Can anyone point me to a point of reference as
to what the colours mean? It seems to me that red indicates an asteroid,
but I can't figure out what the others mean (if the colours actually denote
Also, looking through the manual, it seems that pressing "I" after arming a
missile would bring up a description of the target ship. Back in the old
days, I could never get this to work (I assumed that this was an "enhanced"
feature that wasn't available on the humble BBC B) - can anyone out there
confirm that this works, or was it something that Braben/Bell intended to
include, but was eventually overlooked.
Thanks for any help!
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