I backed Elite: Dangerous on Day 1
I ... errr ... meant to. I forgot. Sorry.
But given what's happened, I'm quite pleased about that - I've no intention of playing multiplayer, and whilst I could cope with having an open Internet connection to do so, I'd rather not, for all the reasons stated elsewhere.
But I downloaded the full Elite game from the link posted elsewhere in this thread, and threw it at beebem. And now I can play Elite.
Is it modern? No. Is it sexy? No. Does it dazzle the viewer with awesome graphics? No. Is it Elite? Fuck, yeah.
So I am transported back to 19<coughty><cough>. I'm having a really good day today.
 Installed through my distrbution repo, and it works just fine...
 I did my first 4 night-time landings tonight. And whilst that has nothing whatsoever to do with the thread, I'm still chuffed :-)