How to avoid being blown up
There are now separate hints pages for three versions of Elite:
A different Version 1.14 cheat - by Keith McKillop, with some amazingly powerful weaponry that can take out the space station in a few shots.
All of these need to be filetyped as "Module" to work. The Extra Strong Shields option in the module for Version 1.05 crashes the game. I've no idea how well the Version 1.02 module works. Try "Add a bit of cargo" (Versions 1.02 and 1.14) and killing yourself for some idea of what you should see when an Anaconda explodes!
Christopher Smith for finding the cheat module for version 1.14.
Richard Goodwin for the cheats for versions 1.02 and 1.14.
Keith McKillop for his version 1.14 cheat.