The adventures of a small town doctor working in the Arizona territory during the early 1900s.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Frontier Doctor - Frontier: First Encounters - Netflix
Frontier: First Encounters is a space trading and combat simulator video game developed by Frontier Developments and published by GameTek in 1995 for DOS. The player pilots a spaceship through a universe pursuing trading, combat and other missions. Frontier: First Encounters had a number of firsts to its name. The detailed modelling of the geography of the planets was impressive given the relative lack of power of the PCs it would have been played on, typically Intel 386 machines. First Encounters was the first game to use procedural texturing to generate the vegetation, snow and other features on the planet surfaces. Mountain ranges, cliffs and alien landscapes and visual effects all contributed to the atmosphere of the game, and the coloured lighting from the redder stars gave some planets an eerie look. This third game in the Elite series, it is the direct sequel to Frontier: Elite II and was followed by Elite: Dangerous in 2014.
Frontier Doctor - History - Netflix
First Encounters was the sequel to Frontier: Elite II. It was released by the financially struggling publisher, GameTek in Easter 1995. Due apparently to being published in an incomplete state, the game was significantly flawed in a number of respects on release. As FFE was originally ridden with many bugs, the game was extensively patched, later reissued as shareware (like Elite II) but finally withdrawn from sale. This was followed by a lawsuit brought by GameTek against David Braben. As the official support has ended and the game being a DOS game, First Encounters has difficulty running with post-DOS operating systems such as Windows 95, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Only with DOS-emulators like DOSBox the game was playable. In 2000 Frontier Developments announced that FFE would be open-sourced under a GPL-similar license allowing ports, but this never happened. In response the community took up the support of the game, which was successfully reverse engineered by John Jordan and ported for modern operating systems in October 2005. JJFFE was updated until December 2009 and was later, due to the source code availability, taken up by other community developers with improved ports like FFED3D or GLFFE.
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