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Frontier: Elite II

DOS - 1993

Also available on: Amiga - Atari ST

Alt name FE2
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States (1993)
Germany (1994)
Genre Action, Simulation
Theme FPS, Managerial, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter, Space Flight, Trade
Publisher GameTek, Inc., Konami, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
4.59 / 5 - 64 votes

Description of Frontier: Elite II

This long-awaited sequel to Elite casts you as the grandchild of captain Jameson, the protagonist of Elite.

The goal is still to become Elite by killing as many other ships as possible, but you now also have an imperial and a federal military rank, which you can advance by doing missions. Among the best improvements is the immense amount of detail you see when landing on planets or docking. Unfortunately these strong points are marred by the confusing interface, weak computer AI, and repetitive worlds. It's not up to par with Elite, but still fun nonetheless.

Great news for fans! David Braben's website, The Elite Club, has released the game and First Encounters, the sequel, as shareware :) Now is your chance to legitimate experience what is one of the most underrated games ever made! Fully patched, of course :)

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Catgamer 2023-03-18 1 point

If you ever have problems with hyperdrive, you need to go in the galaxy map, navigate with arrow keys until the system you want to go in is highlighted in green. Then, go back in the pilot view and press F8. Make sure you are in range of the system by pressing F10 and activating the purple path thing.

admin 2021-08-23 3 points

@Mr MPTH it is now available

Mr MPTH 2021-08-20 2 points

Oh, It's actually called "Stories of Life on the Frontier", not "Tales from the Frontier"?

Mr MPTH 2021-08-20 2 points

Could anybody tell me where I can get "Tales From the Frontier"? It's a book that came with this game. I doubt, it was included with this download?

Piboy314 2021-03-28 2 points


Helpful Alex 2020-12-15 4 points

Police codes:

Basic Controls:
Z,A = Up, down
= Left, Right
Enter, (R)Shift = Speed Up, Speed Down

Hope this is helpful!
And remember, Fly Dangerously! (Oh, and play Elite Dangerous on Steam)

Chris 2020-06-29 1 point

The combat seems cheaty at first. I suggest watching some tutorial videos by Jim plays on youtube. They help a lot with grasping certain concepts and getting a feel for the UI. As for combat. Turn off your engines when fighting and you can use your thrusters more precisely.

RGHawk2000 2019-10-27 3 points DOS version

Great great time, bring back good memories :)

Greg 2019-05-02 0 point DOS version

I like this game so far, but I can't do combat, and sometimes the autopilot crashes during landing attempts.

Reluctant Hater 2019-02-27 -8 points

In concept I would for sure give this game a 10/10, especially for the year it was made when computer games were still very simple. I am afraid that because of the inexcusably cheaty hardness of this game (like being immediately attacked by 2 ships the very first time I leave the solar system I started in by ships I can't defeat) I have to give it a 0/10 because its so hard its not even playable for me.

blackslide 2018-07-05 6 points Amiga version

OMG! I totally completely and utterly lost a whole summer playing this game :D

Robbo 2018-02-23 0 point DOS version

Is there any way to save progress? I try the floppy disc icons but doesn't work.

VGold 2017-11-01 0 point

I was playing and I'm playing right now ;)
Amiga version is better in visual quality and music.
But the essence is the same in DosBox ver.
I played EVE for as much as Elite II but it's not the same.

RedBroga 2017-06-20 1 point Amiga version

Frontier Elite was the godfather of all space sim's. It's the game that could take you where no other games of the day could ever reach, got me hook line and sinker

Kuli 2017-04-19 1 point

Which one of the documents is the manual? The Gazetteer?

CMDR FINN 2017-01-05 1 point DOS version

Flyin' in space!

Chandoss 2016-07-27 1 point

What an epic epic game! I see the composer (Dave Lowe of Uncle Art Music for those who don't know) has just released an Orchestral Version played by Chamber Orchestra of London. Check it out here if you love this game!

FoNUS 2016-04-10 1 point Amiga version


fdisk 2015-09-13 0 point

Elite2 (french) download:
EDIT: thks fdisk ;)

Frank Fu 2015-09-11 0 point

I really love this game! Its graphic and realistic physical system are wonderful.

fdisk 2015-08-28 0 point

Star Map:
EDIT: Thx fdisk.

jari 2015-08-03 -1 point DOS version

It's Elite 2 version include all patches that repaired most of these errors?

Frontier Developments released a shareware version of the game to the legions of fans through the Elite Club website (dead site). This version includes all the post-release patches and removes the copy protection schema, although Frontier Developments have neglected to complete the alleged missing code and there remain a number of now well known bugs.

JayDee 2015-05-01 -3 points DOS version

its got a weird copy protection system,include headings etc in the line asked for

gudge78 2015-03-29 0 point DOS version

If i check the corresponding page, line and word on the documents the manual download sends to me, it still says iv got it wrong.

Gudge78 2015-03-22 1 point DOS version

How do I bypass the space police asking me for letters from a page in a 1980s manual that i don't have?

admin 2014-10-29 3 points DOS version

Manual added

JAY DEE 2014-10-28 -2 points DOS version

also replacement docs have a manual, its pdf too

JAY DEE 2014-10-22 0 point DOS version

heres a sound tip if the game crashes when you warp,change block size to 2048 and pre buffer to 20,in d-fends sound section.also remember to tick the activate sound box,mine was off when first installed

yomboprime 2013-05-02 0 point DOS version

Nomadski - Now it can be made reality: David Braben the creator of Elite and Frontier: Elite2 has made a Kickstarter project for Elite: Dangerous, the long awaited sequel. Contribute and pledge! :-)

The Winter Wolf 2012-10-01 -1 point DOS version

Yep. Copy protection... Good game though.

polish ed 2012-09-17 1 point DOS version

ah nostalgia...
anyways, installed D-fend, game works, hurrah!
copy protection. dammit. does anyone have page 48 of the manual, or know the first letter of word 3 on line 3?

MARCH 2012-04-11 0 point DOS version

check out open source Vega Strike :)

myabandonware 2011-12-14 1 point DOS version

frontier elite two is the sequel to elite whitch i playd on my c64 the idea was you were a space trader from a long line of traders and you had to trade with other planets but elit was not your ordinery simulation game a lot of the time you were tasked with destroying threats like pirates and thargoids no we get to the graphics this was a wireframe 3d game which blow peoples minds then it is still awsesome in 2011 then we see the sequel which takes place in the same universe with better graphics

Nomadski 2011-06-25 0 point DOS version

If theres ever a game that needs to be remade, its this one.

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DOS Version

DownloadEnglish version 489 KB DownloadDisc Image English version 2 MB DownloadFrench version 457 KB ManualEnglish version 5 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Frontier: Elite II, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

GuideEnglish version 12 MB NocdEnglish version 13 KB FixFix mining from asteroids English version 5 KB MapStar map English version 1 MB RefcardEnglish version 1 MB RefcardEnglish version 542 KB MiscCopy Protection Codes English version 3 KB MiscGazetteer English version 16 MB MiscStories of Life on the Frontier English version 30 MB ModShip Collection English version 209 KB

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