Classic Games – Frontier Elite II

Frontier Elite II Loading Title Screen
Frontier Elite II Loading Title Screen

THE STORY

Frontier Elite II was released in 1984 as a sequel to Elite. It was a massive step forward in gaming and the first realistic + enjoyable space simulator made. It was not just about shooting other spaceships, the main aim was to build up your wealth and status as a spaceship commander.

FRONTIER ELITE II INTRO SEQUENCE

Frontier Elite II Game Cover

The Music

One of the main things I remember from playing Frontier Elites II as a child is the music and how well it fitted in with space travel. It changed depending on what you were doing like when docking Blue Danube would play reminding you of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey while leaving hyperspace would play Grieg – Hall of the Mountain King making you feel a bit uneasy as you jetted away from your hyperspace cloud before pirates could track you down and open fire! Here is the full list:
-In The Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg
-Frontier Main Theme – David Lowe (original music)
-Baba Yaga – Modest Mussorgsky
-Night on Bare Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky
-Frontier Second Theme – David Lowe (original music)
-Ride of the Valkyries – Richard Wagner
-The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss II
-The Great Gates of Kiev – Modest Mussorgsky

FRONTIER ELITE II TIPS

At the beginning of the game sell everything on your ship including the drive, scanner, automatic pilot etc… Then fit a passenger cabin. Go to the bulletin board and take on the first job for transporting someone somewhere. When They are on board your ship, go to the new and reconditioned ships section and select to buy a ship that costs less then yours is worth (you’ll know this because the price will be a minus figure). Then click on buy and the message ‘You can not buy a new ship with passengers on board’ will appear. But they will give you the trade in price anyway. If you keep clicking on the buy button they will keep giving you the money for the ship and you can get really rich!

Frontier Elite II Game Cover

Frontier Elite II Game Cover

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Classic Games – Frontier First Encounters

Frontier First Encounters Loading Title Screen

Frontier First Encounters Loading Title Screen

THE STORY

Frontier: First Encounters (FFE) is the third in a science-fiction game series, all of them set in the same universe. This universe is shown to the player as a fully 3D virtual reality-view through the windows of a spacecraft of your choice. This universe contains other ships to interact with, space stations to dock with, planets to land on, etc.

Your ?rst vision of the Galaxy is the starport of Old Blackelk on the planet Hope, a terraformed planet with a jungle-based ecosystem in the solar system of Gateway (so called because it is the natural entry point to the group of systems banded together to make the Alliance of independent Systems).

FRONTIER ELITE II INTRO SEQUENCE



Frontier Elite II Game Cover

ELITE TIPS

No walkthroughs/tips submitted for this game yet – be the first to submit one on the junglebiscuit.com forums

Frontier First Encounters Game Cover

Frontier First Encounters Game Cover

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Introduction To Elite Dangerous

Elite: Dangerous is a game that is currently in production and shall be the fourth game in the Elite series. It is basically a space simulation game where the player is able to pick their own role be it a trader, explorer, miner, pirate, bounty hunter or combat pilot. Frontier have been trying to gather funds for this project for many years but were unable until they decided to do it through Kickstarter. Elite is due to be released in March 2014 on Windows.

The aim of the game is to “Take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally – trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy.”

Factions
There are three major factions, the Empire, the Federation, and the Alliance.  Players can also compete in galaxy-wide faction challenges and contribute by completing mission goals and earn rewards. The outcome determines faction powers, territorial control, and what each faction does next.

Player status and rank
There are four player status levels, for combat, CQC Championship, exploration and trading, depending on accomplishments. Certain status or rank can grant access to a number of systems which require a permit. Benefits of some systems include ship discount prices.

Screenshots:

Elite screenshot - Sun
Elite screenshot – Sun

Assassin’s Creed 2 solve puzzle glyph “The Fourth Day”

Select ever picture with the Sun in it.

More specifically;
~ sun sitting in between mountain things
~Aztec / mecca calendar (sorry i cant remember which one)
~the east gate
~black bird thing
~The Sistine Chapel

Names:
The book of the dead.
The Sistine Chapel
The Eastern gates
The Aztec Calendar
The Red Sun sitting between two mountains. (the second picture on the top).

Choose pictures 2,3,5,8 and 9

Playstation 3 Error Code 80710736

You get this error when trying to download updates, games or media. I got it when trying to update my trophy info after doing a system restore. It is to do with your network.

Some people as a temporary fix download the updates on their pc to a memory stick and transfer like that. I fixed the error on mine by doing this:

Go to network settings -> Media Server -> Off

That should work for most, others may require an update of firmware on the ps3 or router or both!

How To Split My Computer Display To TV Screen and New Monitor

I’ve recently been asked this question:
Just wanted a bit of advice really, looking to buy a new hd tv and have just noticed you can get a tv/monitor combo, i have had a little look into the split screen and how it works, but don’t know a lot about it. I’ve found a monitor i like, i want a tv with freeview, but something i can still plug my xbox into, any idea if i could run dual monitors through my pc while easily changing to a tv when need be….

Here is my response:
Hello, there are many ways to connect your pc to your tv and use it as a “dual monitor”. Probably the most common way is to use an s-video output from your pc to your tv. You need to see what video output your pc or graphics card has first of all. Probably has a VGA output (the blue one you plug your monitor into) and maybe a DVI output (the white weird looking one). S-video outputs are small roundish sockets.

The TV you linked has a few ways to interface:
Interfaces: 1 x VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x HDMI – 19 pin HDMI Type A ¦ 1 x component video input ¦ 2 x SCART – 21 pin SCART ¦ 1 x DVI-D – 24 pin digital DVI

Your job is to get a cable that will link that tv to your pc! I use ebay as it is nice and cheap. I see it has a DVI interface so you could use DVI to DVI cable if you pc also has a DVI port. You also have a VGA port on the TV so could use VGA to VGA cable or you can even get a DVI to VGA cable depending what your pc has.

I’m not sure what the xbox has port wise as i’m a ps3 guy but I assume it has a HDMI port, the HDMI port on the TV will probably be the best way to link your xbox up to it but means you will need to buy another cable from ebay if your xbox didn’t come with one.

Once your have the two machines connected in any of the ways above the actual process of making them work as a dual monitor is normally the easy bit. With newer versions of windows/graphics cards it may autodetect, Otherwise you just need to find your monitor options and switch it into dual monitor mode.

I have run many dual monitors using most of the above methods and it takes some messing about sometimes but its a good thing to do if your up to the job! Hope this helps and let me know if you need anymore info.

Update Your PC NOW!

Right you have all seen it, the little icon that appears in the right saying new updates are available. Do yourself a favour and download/install them as soon as u can, specially today:

Microsoft has released a fix for a hole in Internet Explorer that was the weak link in a “sophisticated and targeted” cyber attack on Google.

Microsoft recommends that customers install the update as soon as possible or update to the latest version of the web browser for “improved security”.

Microsoft normally issues patches monthly but the high-profile nature of the attacks led it to act more quickly.

I know a few people suffering a virus due to the fact they hate updating their pc. Trust me, a few minutes of downloading and a restart is nothing compared to dealing with a virus so make sure you all keep up to date. If you need more info or help then please give me a shout.