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Elixir Information
Current released version: 1.00 - 15th May, 2002
Current release expires: never
Feedback to: Ray Seys (
Game Info:
Recent update headlines: first release

Copyright (c) 2002 Gameplate, Astraware Ltd.
All rights reserved.


Collect valuable Elixir from a stack of capsules without upsetting the balance in this ultra addictive game from GamePlate.

Replenish your stocks of elixir from a carefully stacked pile of capsules. You can only harvest elixir from capsules that do not directly support others. Like a frantic version of Jenga, you'll need speed and concentration. Just make sure to keep the elixir flowing.

Elixir features

How To Install

Use an extractor program such as WinZip on the PC or Stuffit Expander on the Mac to get at the Elixir files. Install the game by double-clicking the prc file.

Use the HotSync button as usual to install the game onto your handheld.

Now run Elixir and tap the screen to play the game!

If you've got any queries about Elixir or the registration process, first check out our frequently asked questions page on our website (you must be connected to the internet to access this). If this doesn't help, get in touch with us at If you've got any questions (or suggestions, we love those) about the game itself, please get in touch with us at the email address at the top of this page.

Game Objective

Break the neatly stacked capsules to collect the elixir before your time runs out.

How to Play

Easy and Hard Modes
You have a diminishing stock of elixir and it is up to you to replenish it before it all dries up. You collect it by breaking open capsules containing the liquid. You can break any capsule so long as it is not the only capsule supporting another. Each time you break a capsule the elixir it contained will be added to your stock. If your stock of elixir reaches the top then you advance to the next level and the speed increases. If it reaches the bottom then you are out of the game. Hard mode has the speed set to that of level 30 in Easy mode.

Timed Mode
Each level presents you with a certain number of capsules to collect. Your stock of elixir decreases over time and you have until it reaches the bottom to collect the required number of capsules. If you succeed then you will advance to the next level where your elixir stock will diminish faster. If you fail then its game over and you’ll have to try again.

Bonus Capsules
If you smash the bonus capsules they explode, taking out capsules that are close by. All capsules that no longer have any support will descend until they come to rest. If you are playing in Timed mode then the required number of capsules will decrease by the amount of capsules that have exploded. If in Easy or Hard mode your elixir will be stocked with the amount of liquid contained in all the exploded capsules.



The options menu gives you various options

All or Minimal, Set to ‘All’ if you wish to see the fragments fly after you smash each capsule.

Normal or Negative, Set to Negative if you want to be penalized for trying to remove a capsule that is supporting another. If you are playing in ‘Easy’ or ‘Hard’ mode then your stock of elixir will be reduced by a small amount each time you try to make an illegal move. If you are in ‘Timed’ mode then the number of capsules required is slightly increased instead.

Here you can choose the style of capsules. ‘Round’ for the default tubular capsules, ‘Flat’ for a more simplified brighter set of capsules. Lastly ‘Square’ for a more translucent squarer set.

Hidden Features

There's just one hidden feature built in! If you write a grafitti ‘G’ during the game then the gravity is reversed, exploded fragments of glass will fall upwards. This hidden feature allows you to turn your handheld upside down and play the game upside down.


If you downloaded the game straight from the internet, from Astraware's web pages, or from one of the popular Palm download sites, then your copy is in 'Demo' form. Demo means that you can play 10 games for free, and then decide whether to register it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message before each game. 

In Demo form, you can play 10 games of Elixir for free, as you decide whether you like it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message asking you to register or purchase a full version from a shop!

If you beam a demo to someone else, and they also like the game, then they can register it either by purchasing a copy from a local store, or by purchasing online.

Registering Online:

For those that like the speed and convenience of buying of the internet, when you register for the game, you'll get a key which will unlock the game and remain valid for future 1.x upgrades. Go to the web page at
for more details.

You'll need to know your HotSync ID which you can find by running Elixir, and going into the menu, and selecting the 'register' option. Your HotSync ID (or username) will be filled in for you below.

When you register, Astraware will generate a key based on your ID, which will normally be sent out by email within 48 hours of you registering. When you receive your key, go to the same register option, and enter the key into the space provided.

Submit your High Scores!

Registered users of the game are entitled to submit their high scores to our Internet High Score table.

Just visit the Elixir web pages at and select the link to view high scores.

To submit your own score, you need to go to the menu in the game, and select 'export high score'. This will provide you with a code which you can then type into our site:

You can only submit high scores once you've beaten the scores built into the game!

(Astraware reserves the right to remove this board or facility without any notice, or to remove individual names if necessary)

Astraware Products

You can find out about Astraware and the product range we have for the Palm-powered platform by visiting our website at
Here are our top products at time of writing:

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Release Revision History!

Release 1.00 : 15th May, 2002

  • First Public Release!


If you've got suggestions about how to improve Astraware Elixir - or with reports of any problems you've had, then please contact us!

Elixir enquiries/feedback:
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General Astraware enquiries:



  • Palm Game Programming: Ray Seys
  • Original Trixiam Game Design: Sylvain Dufour
  • Game Graphics: Stephen Thorley.

Thanks also to the help of our dedicated beta testers during April and May 2002!


Astraware Ltd takes no responsibility for any adverse effect that this software could cause to your machine or the data on it: backup important data before using Elixir. Elixir is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Elixir is licensed, not sold.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software.

Astraware’s and its suppliers’ entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Astraware’s option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) replacement of the product that does not meet the warranty and which is returned to Astraware with a copy of your receipt. This warranty is void if failure of the product has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement software product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. These remedies are not available without proof of purchase from an authorized source.

Written permission must be obtained before distribution of this game, either in demo form or full form, through any online or offline methods. 

Copyright (c) 2002 Gameplate, Astraware Ltd..

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