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Downloading Teletext Elite

How to download and play Teletext Elite

Teletext Elite Short-range Chart

The Elite Compendium is a great way to enjoy Teletext Elite in combination with my other hacks - see the download page for details. Or you can play Teletext Elite by choosing one of the following:

To load Teletext Elite on a BBC, simply insert the disc image and press SHIFT-BREAK (or SHIFT-F12 on most emulators).

The controls in Teletext Elite are identical to standard BBC Micro Elite. For details, you can read the original game manual on Ian Bell's website. You can also check out the instructions for information on some of the subtle differences between the teletext version and the original.

Release history

Teletext Elite has had the following releases:

  • 2022-12-03 - Initial release
  • 2022-12-09 - Fixed a bug where the bottom two lines of the mission briefing were showing as graphics rather than text
  • 2022-12-13 - Added circle-drawing optimisations from Michael Fairbank (thanks Michael!)
  • 2022-12-16 - Fixed a bug where the flight code would sometimes fail to load with a "Bad command" error
  • 2023-02-23 - Added flicker-free planets (to go along with the existing flicker-free ships)

You can check the release for a given disc image by loading the disc and typing *TYPE README to display the credits. The build date is at the end.