Post by Englishmys » Sun, 14 Sep 2008 07:07:27

Hi Folks (yes, still alive!)
Does anyone know if the BBC computer game "Elite" was ever transferred to
the Oric?
I saw a program on TV about the game, and it looks interesting enough to
have a go.
Otherwise, would like to know if any financial games were ever written for
the Oric, like trading games, stock market etc.
Euphoric working really well on my old laptop running W98, but would like to
try new software.

Colin Cook


Post by Simo » Sun, 14 Sep 2008 14:46:40

Hi Colin,

No it wasn't. Strange how big classics that were released on many
platforms weren't for the Oric (see Mercenary !)

"Une affaire en or" springs to mind. But it's in French.
There's also Miner (in English), and I know there's a game called "le
businessman" but I never played it I think.
I bet I'm forgetting a few others...




Post by enguit » Tue, 16 Sep 2008 17:26:59

On Sep 13, 12:07m, "Englishmystic" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

As Simon stated there was not an Oric version. In fact, is there *any*
decent 3D game for the Oric?

However, maybe in a near future we could see an Elite-like game in the
Oric. Check the discussion at defence-force forums:

There is even a small demo for downloading.

It is quite a difficult task anyway.



Post by Englishmys » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 07:09:10

Thanks. I'll try to load the tap file.
Sorry, I did not catch your name, but it looks like there are new Oric fans
which is great!
Colin Cook


Post by enguit » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 18:04:07

On Sep 16, 12:09m, "Englishmystic" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Oops. I forgot to include in it my signature. I am Chema, one of the
guys working in the 3D, even if the credit should be given to Dbug and
his fantastic polygon routine.

Not new to the Oric scene, even if I normally use the forums and not
this list... I also worked in the isometric game Space:1999, which you
also would like to see...

There is a thread about that game and it can be downloaded from




Post by Steve Mars » Thu, 18 Sep 2008 05:55:41

"Englishmystic" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote

Hi Colin,

Nearest thing might be SAGA (?)
I seem to recall some kind of demo or something related to Elite. I'll try
and see if I can dig out what I'm thinking of, but I'm not sure what I mean
myself !!?

Steve M