After all this time I finally picked up the X Superbox in the Steam summer sale this weekend. I got it downloaded just spent 4hrs so far playing the Humble Merchant and watching Intro videos... very beautiful and addicting.
I feel the same sense of wonder and possibilities that I felt the first time I played Elite.
Looking forward to trying some of these mods, hopefully they work with the Steam version which added some steam achievements.
Definately checked those out. I wouldn't have given the game more than 10 minutes if it werent for those vids. But unfortunately they don't cover the wings, system from what I've perused. Makes me think I aught to give up combat and just go trading.