IBM PC

Elite Plus was an enhanced version of Elite available on the IBM PC. The original version used CGA graphics while Elite plus used EGA, VGA and MCGA. 

Chris Sawyer coded Elite Plus in assembly language.

Elite Plus had a ninth Galaxy and the player could attain the level of Archangel, the next level above Elite.

The following IBM PC versions of software are known to have been released:
- English IBM PC 5.25 inch floppy disk (Microplay release)
- English IBM PC 3.5 inch floppy disk (Microplay release)
- English IBM PC 5.25 inch floppy disk (Rainbird release)
- English IBM PC 3.5 inch floppy disk (Rainbird release)
- English IBM PC CD-ROM (Action Sixteen release)
- English IBM PC CD-ROM (Empire release)


Microplay Releases

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Rainbird Release

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Action Sixteen Release

The Action Sixteen CD-ROM version was released in 1993. This version is one of only a few that was released without 'big box' packaging, instead it came in a CD jewel case with an abbreviated manual that doubled as a front cover.

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The Action Sixteen release copy protection used blue words printed on a red card in such a way that they were barely readable. Today's image scanning technology makes such protection obsolete.

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Empire Release

The Empire version was released in 1996. Like the Action Sixteen release, this version is one of only a few that was released without 'big box' packaging, instead it came in a CD jewel case. It had loading instructions, along with an 'on-line' manual that was included on the CD-ROM. Along with English, the manual also included German, French, Italian and Spanish translations.

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Elite Plus for the IBM PC was developed to run on Windows 3.1 machines. By the time the Empire release became available, Windows 95 had become the standard operating system necessitating the creation of a boot disk to ensure that Elite Plus would run smoothly. Fortunately the CD-ROM included a program to make a boot disk with the correct settings.

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