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X95. A SUCCESS. X96. A SUCCESS. X97. A SUCCESS. X98. CANCELLED. +------------------------------------+ | PROTEST! SEND YOUR MAILS | | TO THE X-ORGANISATION. | | | | BURGLAR@SCS-TRC.NET | +-----------------------------------** WE WANT OUR 64-PARTY! \/ +-----+ |NEWS | |NEWS.|RUMOURS. And a sense of irony. +-----+_____________________________Z +-----+ |ALPHA|FLIGHT ** |ALPHA|FLIGHT \/ +-----+ ________________________________________ It has been rather silent on the scene since autumn kicked off and what is ob- vious now more than ever is the lack of a forum. While the American boards are losing popularity (unfortunately) the netboards are becoming a decent subst- itute. Therefore it is today more silent around groups than we are used to. ALPHA FLIGHT have provided their share of software and maintained active desp- ite what was feared now that MARC, one of the leading profiles in the group, married the love of his life. ALPHA FLIGHT IN CURRENT LEAD ALPHA FLIGHT IN CURRENT LEAD. ________________________________________ With little competition from the other groups, ALPHA FLIGHT were decent enough to provide us with 2 rather good games. Thus ALPHA FLIGHT are number one re- leasers this month and continue their German crusade. PENNY+7FX from COMMODORE FEVER was a platform not as good as ICE GUYS but well worth an hour of playing or so. FLIPTRIS from ARTLAB was a very sexy creation, but is another one of those puzzles the market has been overfed with. The layout in itself (intro in- cluded) makes it worth a check. ONE OF THE CORNERSTONES SAYS FAREWELL ONE OF THE CORNERSTONES SAYS FAREWELL. ________________________________________ A quitter is always a quitter, listening to the laws in Scenetown but it is with a slight tear in our eyes we take fare- well to one of the members who helped taking ALPHA FLIGHT back to the top when they restarted their career some years ago. CALYPSO has decided to leave both his group and the scene behind. With him goes one of the most prominent swappers through the 9O's as well as a good swap- per and fixer. PROPAGANDA says thank you for the time and welcome back when you got to your senses. ______________________________________ MARC MARRIED MARC MARRIED. ________________________________________ MARC has married as of September 26th which led room for discussion that may- be ALPHA FLIGHT would not be prepared to meet the future at such intense level has before. With almost 2 months having passed we now know that is not the is- sue. ALPHA FLIGHT will continue in the same phase as before. Leadership will continue under MARC. PROPAGANDA has been told that MARC'S wife is 1OO% bugfixed so there is no need for others to ex- amine her in detail. (It is a joke RRR, try to move your lips, maybe you can smile too! Otherwise we look forward to 4 chapters about it in Relax!) +------------------+ | | | | | +------------+ | |ALPHA FLIGHT| | |ALPHA FLIGHT| | +------------+ | MEMBERSTATUS | | | | |ALG, ARCHANGEL, BALDHEAD, CALEDONIAN, | CHASH, CHRYSAGON, DANZIG, ECO, |GOLDHAND, HERETIC,|IGNORANCE, LYNCHBIT, | MADHATTER, MARC, NED, RAYDEN, |(RRR) - ANOTHER JOKE!, RUG RAT, STYX, |VIOLATOR, WIZARD, XENOX, ZAPOTEK & ZATT | | | | | WEB: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX +------------------+ +---------+ |CHROMANCE| .. |CHROMANCE| -- +---------+ ________________________________________ CHROMANCE keeps running and while writ- ing this MR.WAX is in fact one of the only people frequenting the American boards on a daily basis. CHROMANCE as a group furthermore taken a step away from being able to get points in the PROPAGANDA NETCHARTS by not mailing information about their releases to our staffmember COUNT ZERO. "No mails equals no points", says COUNT ZERO. If this is to send a message that CHROMANCE clearly don't bother about releasecharts on the net is unknown. FIXERS LEAVE FOR F CG FIXERS LEAVE FOR F4CG. ________________________________________ When recruiting fixers, CHROMANCE have been far from lucky this year. FUNGUS, the Seattle-based American decided to join F4CG. CHROMANCE responded by re- cruiting SKID ROW, a German fixer with a past in groups like HYSTERIC and ALPHA FLIGHT. It did however not take very long until SKID ROW decided to unite with his old partner SKINHEAD in F4CG. CHROMANCE is currently getting their games fixed mostly by their member JAYDEE. He will not be joining F4CG. _____________________________ SCENETOWN WILL NOT CEASE. CUBEHEAD GOES BACK TO ONSLAUGHT CUBEHEAD GOES BACK TO ONSLAUGHT. ________________________________________ CUBEHEAD, nonstop smoking musician re- joined his friends in ONSLAUGHT. He is also active under the OXSID PLANETARY- label. Their latest collection OXSID BOOK can be heard and leeched at all popular outlets. HARDDRIVE CRASH AT THE PARADISE HARDDRIVE CRASH AT THE PARADISE. ________________________________________ GANGSTA'S PARADISE is up and running safely again after the Harddrivecrash on the Hungarian server. GANGSTA'S PAR- ADISE is by far the fastest FTP for the C64 and PROPAGANDA is glad that the sys- tem is in good hands again. +------------------+ | | | | | +---------+ | |CHROMANCE| | |CHROMANCE| | +---------+ | MEMBERSTATUS | | | | | | | DEVIANT, DRUID, GARTH, JAYDEE, JINX, | JOYRIDE, LION, MACX, MRWAX, NATAS, |PETE, ROUGH, SCRATCHER, SKUD, SPHERE, | SPERMBIRD, STASH, SYCO, ZAKK, ZAR | | | | | THE BASS PLANET XXXXXXXXXXXX | GANGSTA'S PARADISE XXXXXXXXXXXX +------------------+ F+-+CG .. F|4|CG \/ +-+ ________________________________________ According to F4CG they have gone through their first personal crisis. "With a group meeting daily on the net it was evident it would happen to us sooner or later. We laugh, we smile and we argue just like the family we are. Over the time there have been several people that did not quite match. Personal che- mistry is everything for a group and we are finally back to what we once were. Some people were removed while others chose to leave themselves.", say F4CG when meeting with PROPAGANDA. THE CRACKPOINT DEBUTS IN GIRLTRIS THE CRACKPOINT DEBUTS IN GIRLTRIS. ________________________________________ The entire reorganization took place over only a couple of hours. SKID ROW was recruited as was an old cracker re- turning to the scene under the name CRACKPOINT. SKINHEAD who was earlier the primary reason for bytes being re- leased under F4CG has chosen to take a step out of the spotlight as his job doesn't quite offer as much spare time as earlier. THE CRACKPOINT'S first re- lease was GIRLTRIS, a PAL-only release which was one of the stronger titles this autumn. REAL LIFE IS ONLY AN ILLUSION. ANTITRACK THREATENS TO DESTROY F CG ANTITRACK THREATENS TO DESTROY F4CG. ________________________________________ It also became clear that several people had to be removed from the family. Old veteran ANTITRACK was complaining about the group in public and it was "obvious he had to go. What kind of inspiration is he to the rest of us complaing like that?", say F4CG. ANTITRACK was outraged by the decision and promised bitter re- venge. His first attempt was to make sure all F4CG-members were deleted from the now famous SECOND TO NONE on the Internet but WESTBAM refused the re- quest. He also promised to "destroy all of F4CG-PC and its counterparts", which means also DIVINE a successful outgrowth of F4CG PC. WESTBAM, wellknown member of LEGEND on the C64 is also a member of DIVINE on the PC, which makes ANTI- TRACK'S statement rather interesting ing considering the fact ANTITRACK is only in LEGEND these days. Apart for declaring that his old group was nothing but crap as was PROPAGANDA-magazine, he did not explain why he remained in F4CG for almost 4 years. DIVISIONS ON BRITTISH ISLANDS CLOSED DIVISIONS ON BRITTISH ISLANDS CLOSED ________________________________________ DMC, an Irish bloke who returned to the scene finally left on his decision when it was clear he was not clearly coping with SKINHEAD in the group. He is howev- er not on bad terms with the group and will also be celebrating new year's eve with many members of the group in Lon- don this year. DERBYSHIRE RAM left be- cause of not being clearly happy with the chemistry between certain members. He is today working at a somewhat slow- er pace in the nostalgiagroup REMEMBER and keeps in contact with some of the people in his old group. Hopefully he will also be contributing with a piece of work for an upcoming issue of PRO- PAGANDA. TOTAL CHAOS HEADS THE LEGAL DIVISION TOTAL CHAOS HEADS THE LEGAL DIVISION. ________________________________________ TOTAL CHAOS will be heading the entire legal division of F4CG. Several projects have been planned over the year and we will be seeing the first results short- ly. STASI'S and SLIVER'S graphic-coll- ections are finished, intros are being written and a script for the 15-year demo is written due to be coded during 1998. ZYRON is also in the process of releasing his complete works done in VOICETRACKER-format. It is finished and bound to hit the shelves soon. DRAZ who was working with the legal division earlier has completely left the C64 behind. A THIRD FIXER RECRUITED A THIRD FIXER RECRUITED. ________________________________________ F4CG also recruited a new fixer from the American group DEMONIX. DESPAIR is the 3rd NTSC-fixer in the group and will be helping FUNGUS and SKID ROW out. He does currently not have a C64 but will be su- pplied with a machine in a few month's time. +------------------+ | | | | | | | +----+ | |F CG| | |F4CG| | +----+ | MEMBERS | | | | | SOLAR, NEWSCOPY, WALKER, MOTLEY, | INTRUDER, SLIVER, ZESMASHER, GOZ, | ZYRON, DEVIL, SKINHEAD, NEOTEC, | TOTAL CHAOS, STASI, THE CRACKPOINT, | SKID ROW, FUNGUS, DESPAIR, | MR.ALPHA, SNEAPER, PLAYBOY, MAJA | | | INTERPARK XXXXXXXXXXXX +------------------+ +------+ |HITMEN| .. |HITMEN| -- +------+ ________________________________________ HITMEN finished of the summer with one of the strongest phases ever through their career and flooed the boards and FTP's with releases. As summer faded in- to autumn HITMEN took a step out of the spotlight and stopped their boost of energy in the scene. Motivation is not to be mistaken however - ups and downs are only natural for a group. Currently HITMEN is rocketing the charts in most of the magazines and can most definately live on their previous success all throughout this year. A THIRD DEMO IN THE WORKS A THIRD DEMO IN THE WORKS. ________________________________________ HITMEN is right now working day and night to finish their 3rd demo due to be released at THE PARTY 7 in Denmark if everything works out as planned. In fact almost the entire German operation is working with the project. It is ad- mirable and makes them the only crack- inggroup that actively takes part in the legal sphere. Both TRC*SCS and F4CG have promised to be back on the shelves with their productions but that still remains to be seen. In the meantime PROPAGANDA is looking forward to see a new demo from a group that is truly expanding new horizons. MOONCHILD BACK BEHIND THE BOOKS MOONCHILD BACK BEHIND THE BOOKS. ________________________________________ According to TRANZIIE, one of HITMEN'S spokesmen, MOONCHILD has started stu- dying again. MOONCHILD has been one of the favoritecrackers in the charts over the past year and will probably remain so even though activities will decrease. JACK ALIEN is working with REMEMBER on the side but still has time to work for HITMEN when needed. A SOURCE FOR ORIGINALS A SOURCE FOR ORIGINALS? ________________________________________ With the member RACOON entering the demogroup LEPSI as a second member, HIT- MEN have a foot inside a gameproducing squad giving competition to other groups who would normally be releasing games by LEPSI. GROEPAZ COLLECTION BIGGER THAN BOD'S GROEPAZ COLLECTION BIGGER THAN BOD S ________________________________________ GROEPAZ is currently gathering C64- software from the net. It is one of his many, many projects. According to TRANZIIE he now has more than enough for two full CDs and will probably start to burn these on request. +------------------+ | +------+ | |HITMEN| | |HITMEN| | +------+ | MEMBERS | | | | | | | ALCHEMIST, BURN, CHAOTIC, CURLIN, | DEFF, DIVERSE, EROL, GROEPAZ, | JACK ALIEN, JIHAD, JINX, | KRISTIAN ROSTOEN, LUKE, MAGIC MAN, |MOONCHILD, MOTION, PEACEMAKER, RACOON, |RAMMY, SABOTAGE, SEVEN, SKUD, SLEDGE, |STAN, TRANZIIE, TYRON, VORTEX, WEASEL. | | | THE DUNGEON|XXXXXXXXXXXX | WEB://XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX +------------------+ +------+ |MOTIV | .. |MOTIV8| /\ +------+ ________________________________________ There is not much heard from MOTIV8 in public these days. Ocassionally they drop by in their public-relations-pre- sentation spread over the net, but there is very little noise being made in gene- ral. According to CROSSFIRE, MOTIV8 is not on decline and regardless what is noticed, MOTIV8 still belongs to one of the most active groups, PROPAGANDA adds. Unfortunately they have failed to mail us on their releases as our releaserules imply. For being one of the big pioneers on the Internet, it is highly remarkable. MOTIV LAUNCHES QUALITYLABEL MOTIV8 LAUNCHES QUALITYLABEL ________________________________________ While the trend is speaking of nostalgia and we see tons of people return to the net and active people organize in groups honouring the past MOTIV8 jump on and launch their qualitylabel MOTIV8QUALITY. The purpose of the group is simple - to release old software but better cracked than before. The games released so far have not been as impressive as the idea with only UK budget-titles from the early 9O's seeing light of day. Surely there must be better classics than that. VISIT SCENETOWN. QUITTERS NOT WELCOME. ______________________________________ DASH LA STYLE AND COMEBACK RECORDS DASH, LA STYLE AND COMEBACK-RECORDS ________________________________________ DASH, the mysterious Swedish member who came out of nowhere was really a member of MOTIV8. Various sources implied that he was not. He was recently busted by the Swedish telecom and fled to Germany. Nasty voices further imply that there never was a DASH but just the old member LA STYLE making his way back to the scene. Whatever the story turns out to be, the real LA STYLE is coming back to the scene and might be putting his old board THE HIDDEN back online. As far as PROPAGANDA knows, LA STYLE might very well hold the world record in comebacks to the scene. RAVEOLUTION TAKEN DOWN RAVEOLUTION TAKEN DOWN ________________________________________ Both NUKE and LARRY have quit their group and the scene. LARRY took his board RAVEOLUTION with him while DRAGON'S TOWER now functions as their European headquarter along with THE GRAVEYARD. Their American board IN LIVING COLOR, once under the ILLUSION- flag is down for good. +-------------------------+ |"IT IS GREAT - IN MOTIV8"| +-------------------------+ FAMOUS SLOGAN FROM TRIBUTE 1994 +------------------+ | | | | | +------+ | |MOTIV | | |MOTIV8| | +------+ | MEMBERS | | | | | BIRD, CLIVE, CROSSFIRE, DASH, | EDDIE, GERRY, GOAT, GREENFROG, | IBANEZ, ICEBALL, LA STYLE, | MASON, MENDRAKE, MERLIN. | | | | |XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX | XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX | | +------------------+ +---------+ |ONSLAUGHT| .. |ONSLAUGHT| -- +---------+ ________________________________________ ONSLAUGHT, like HITMEN have somewhat slowed down their activities after a summer very well represented on the American boards. What is great however is the comeback of both VANDALISM and DOMINATION to our screens. While DOM- INATION is experiencing immense success in charts over the world VANDALISM has began to slowly become the great maga- zine it once was. The latest issue was far better than the rushed comeback is- sue and with our fingers crossed at PROPAGANDA you will most be definately be voting for VANDALISM next year again. ONSLAUGHT AGAINST THE WALL ONSLAUGHT AGAINST THE WALL. ________________________________________ One of the biggest and most talked about debates of 1997 has been 1OO%-versions of games. What started out over a few releases on the American boards later on burst out into several fights between several groups. ONSLAUGHT have been ba- ttling both ALPHA FLIGHT and TRC*SCS on the boards and on the Internet, but most recently the rags have been directed by LEGEND who are reliving their heydays of glory but on the net. Whatever the story behind LEGEND vs. ONSLAUGHT may be, ONSLAUGHT is being rather unfairly treated. Many people from smaller groups are trying to take the chance to yell at ONSLAUGHT, following LEGEND'S examp- le. It is obvious that LEGEND is a group that many people still look up to. How- ever, none of the ONSLAUGHT spokesmen are present on any of the Internetboards on a regular basis which sets the battle in only one direction. And a boring direction it is. It is also a bit of a shame that a group like LEGEND should waste all their capacity on whatever hostility and old memories there may be between the two, while they could instead focus on a comeback made from bits and bytes of data. Most definately we have not seen the last battle between the two taking place on SECOND TO NONE and SPANKERS HEAVEN. +------------------+ | | | +---------+ | |ONSLAUGHT| | |ONSLAUGHT| | +---------+ | MEMBERS | | | B-WYZE, CARLOS, DEEKAY, DIGAHOLE, | DJKAT, DOOM, DONAR, GRAFEE, HOMEBOY, |INSANE, JAZZCAT, JASON, JOLZ, MCBYTE, |MANIAC, MEFF, MORBID, MOSES, SHOCKER, | STING, TBH, TEKTRONICS, TROUBLE, | VENGEANCE | | | DEAD ZONE XXXXXXXXXXXX | GANGSTA'S PARADISE XXXXXXXXXXXX | WEB: XXXXXXXXXXXX | WEB: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX +------------------+ +-------+ |TRC SCS| .. |TRC*SCS| -- +-------+ ________________________________________ It dropped down as a bomb on the scene, and on the PROPAGANDA magazine in part- icular - it is not likely that the old- est cooperation ever in the scene will arrange an X98. The X-parties have been natural gatherings for the remains of the C64-scene every easter and have al- ways been highly appreciated. Unfort- unately the organizers were not clearly satisfied with the amount of C64-sceners at X97 and announced the bad news of the coming year some week back. PROPAGANDA is clearly disappointed! We always en- joyed a good party and never turned one down. Therefore we strongly urge you to protest. Bomb the organization with E- mail and tell them you will come. Isn't 3O-1OO 64-sceners enough for a party? We never gave a flying shit about those PC- retards playing QUAKE at parties anyway. Send your protests to +-------------------+ |firstname.lastname@example.org| | (sorry Enno!) | +-----------------**+ \/ If there won't be an X98 you are welcome on a tour with PROPAGANDA and F4CG as both of them will be represented in Amsterdam around easter next year any- way. That's 64-spirit! A RENDEZ VOUS FOR ACTIVE SCENERS A RENDEZ-VOUS FOR ACTIVE SCENERS. ________________________________________ SPANKERZ HEAVEN is the natural meeting- point for active sceners on the Inter- net. Even though SECOND TO NONE may have been the first, SPANKERZ HEAVEN quickly gained ground as a rendez-vous for tod- ay's scene. The system is based on a program developed by BURGLAR running under the name BURGBBS. The name suits their digital headquarter perfectly, rooted in the many bizarre outbursts CBA once started with a long time ago and now classic trademark of the co- operation. And what a trademark! SCENETOWN WILL NOT CEASE. AN AMERICAN IN EUROPE AN AMERICAN IN EUROPE. ________________________________________ ALCHEMIST, sysop of THE DUNGEON finally showed up in Europe after many years of planning. It was told that he appreci- ated Europe a great deal and TRC*SCS did their best in showing their splend- id Dutch hospitality. Originally, scen- ers from several groups were planning to show up and meet the American but never did in the end. Maybe better for ALCHE- MIST. Most probably TRC*SCS were far more than he could handle! ** ALCHEMIST .. \/ BEFORE EUROPE AND AFTER >< THE DUNGEON BATTLES THE NET THE DUNGEON BATTLES THE NET. ________________________________________ While the American boards still are struggling to survive, TRC*SCS are doing everything at their hands to save their headquarters. The blacklisting from all the major American phonecompanies de- creased action to an all-time low. With a newly installed tollfree, TRC*SCS are hoping to turn the trend. The word and public opinion is still that boards are what we really want. However, almost everybody agrees today that the net is the future. No matter how terrible it may seem for some of us. +------------------+ | +-------+ | |SCS TRC| | |SCS*TRC| | +-------+ | MEMBERS | | |ACTION JACKSON, ALCHEMIST, ALLITAICE, | BACILLUS, BURGLAR, COOLHAND, |COUNT ZERO, CREDO, EL BANDITOS, GAZZA, | FUNXILLA, L'TRIMM, MICRON, MOREN, | MR.AMMO, NIGHTSHADE, SPECTATOR, | SPLATTERHEAD, STAKE, SUPERSTITION, | TRAX, TRISTAN. | | | THE DUNGEON XXXXXXXXXXXX | DIGITAL DUNGEON XXXXXXXXXXXX |MOUNT TOKAY XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX | SPANKERZ HEAVEN XXXXXXXXXXXX +------------------+ SMALLER NEWS SMALLER NEWS ____________ LEGEND is on the prowl. GENE finally decided to join his old competitors and several of the old faces have started to show on the first netboard, 2ND TO NONE. WESTBAM has announced a company is still paying good money for 64-software. If this is true, it may not be long until we see the first LEGEND-titles being released - whosever pocket is paying. ANTIDOTE is finally up and running on a new number, in a new town. The TRIAD- era continues at XXXXXXXXXXXX.