Featuring fast real time 3D, action, simulation, resource management,
full support for your Microdisc (loading and saving of your game sessions),
and even a complete tutorial to allow you to discover the game progressively
without even having to read the exhaustive manual.
1337 won the 2010 Oldschool Gaming Game Of The Year Award despite a very strong competition. Thanks to everybody for your support!
"When it comes to the award everybody lusts after, (...) there was quite a few titles that really distinguished themselves during 2010 (...), but the game that was mentioned by twice as many of the people "polled" for this round-up than any other was wireframed space trader 1337 for the Oric, a truly mammoth project that took over two years to reach fruition for developer Jose Maria Enguita (aka Chema) and the team of dedicated Oric lovers who stepped up to help him create something exceptional."
To play this game, you need an Oric system1 with a microdisc unit, or an emulator2
providing the equivalent feature set.
You can download the current version of the game here:
If you like the game, if you have questions, if you want to post encouragement messages or suggestions, feel free to register on the Defence-Force forums and post your message in the official
1337 feedback and review thread
Corrected a bug which makes keyboard inactive on real machines.
The game is now Telestrat compatible (at least in the emulators) with the stratoric cartridge.
Corrected a typo in the string "Message Ends" (was "Mesage ends").
Corrected the tables in manuals where the key to launch a missile was said to be 'M' instead of 'F'.
Thanks to Fabrice Frances for spotting the keyboard bug and helping me to solve it. Also for his aid in supporting the Telestrat. Thanks to Maximus and Syntax Error for spotting the typos.
Several bugs have been corrected in version 1.10 (versions 1.0x were all intermediate working versions sent only to testers,
so if you have any of these, upgrade to 1.10). The README.TXT file contains instructions on how to import your saved games
from the version 1.0x.
Here is the list:
Under certain circumstances, buying equipment resulted in your cash increasing erratically. Related to a ship not having lasers listed in equipment.
Mission of Stolen Hi-Tech might become impossible to solve.
Zantor's mission could end up with success, even when he is killed.
Wrong data in mission event table after loading a slot where you have finished the mission pack caused the game to hang up.
Impossible to buy fuel or missiles at planets with techlevel 0.
Cargo seems to increase by 10 tons randomly.
Pressing A or ENTER at the load/save screen with no slot selected, uses the last one.
Thanks to Shaun Bebbington and Maximus for spotting these bugs and helping me in making this new version.
Copyright, price and similar things
This game has been written by fans, for the fans. The game is entirely free.
If you wish to give some feedback, you can post messages on the official forum.
1) This includes the Oric 1, Oric Atmos, and Oric Telestrat.
OSDK is not compatible with the first, original, machine in the Oric range (the Microtan 65).
If you never heard of Oric before, you can read about it on Wikipedia 2) This game should be compatible with the following emulators: Oricutron, Euphoric (and derived versions like Caloric or XEuphoric), Mess, Atoric, Amoric,
and probably some more.