Annotated source code for the BBC Micro game Elite is now online #VintageComputing @markmoxon

Source code with annotations is now available for the original vintage game Elite on the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron. Every single line is documented and (for the most part) explained. Mark Moxon has put up a marvelous web site with all the information.

It covers the original BBC Micro cassette version, the enhanced BBC Micro disc version, the super-fast 6502 Second Processor version, the flicker-free BBC Master version and the cut-down Acorn Electron version, all of which were written by Ian Bell and David Braben and published by Acornsoft. It also includes Elite-A, Angus Duggan’s extended version of the original game.

My hope is that this site will be useful for those who want to learn more about Elite and what makes it tick. It is provided on an educational and non-profit basis, with the aim of helping people appreciate one of the most iconic games of the 8-bit era.

You can see detailed information at bbcelite.com 


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