World News 14 Interviews
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WN = W O R L D N E W S WN = W O R L D N E W S BX = BX OF ORIGO DREAMLINE BX = BX OF ORIGO DREAMLINE -------------------------------------- WN. Give some personal facts about yourself. BX. Name:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Height:178cm Weight:70kg Age:20 years old Other:Glasses,Single and free. WN. How and When did you get into the Scene? BX. I got my C-64 in the year -87. The first year I was just playing. Then my neighbour started to program with MC,then I and my cousin CLF/Origo and Mixer tried it too! It was Fun! I and CLF joined Mixer's | Crony's group 'Division' as coders. After a few months we got new members(Zardax,Coax|Calaxy) and we changed our name to 'Albion'. Then Grendel asked us to join BYTERAPERS. After that short period I,CLF and Mixer started a new group called 'Brains'. We made one demo and changed the name into 'ORIGO DREAMLINE' and Crony and Zardax joined. WN. What do you do besides computing? BX. Last 10,5 months I've been in the military and I have 2 weeks left! I'm going to find some job after my military service. In Autumn I'm going to Study at the University. Hobbies besides computing are music, reading a little and having fun with friends. WN. We haven't seen so much Origo releases lately,so what are your Future plans? BX. We are going to release a demo here at this Light Party and 1 or 2 demos later on. It's hard b'coz the others are more or less on Amiga. WN. Which group/person in your opinion is the best nowdays? BX. I prefer real coding groups like Beyond Force and MDG. It's easy to make timing effects but those demos are all the same. Favourite codes is TNT of Beyond Force making the best demo(in Future). WN. Tell us the member list of your group. BX. The member(who have contributed on our demo) are myself,CLF,Mixer, Zardax,Crony and Slayer. WN. Say some last words. BX. I hope that you got some information of these few lines. Greets to all who makes/will make GOOD demos on the C-64. WN. Thanx for the Interview. ---------------------------------------- WN = WORLD NEWS WN = WORLD NEWS J = JERRY / TRIAD J = JERRY / TRIAD WN: Welcome Jerry! Probably we all know you but neverless give us some facts about you please. J: Bought my first CBM Compo in the spring of 86. Was a mega swapper and Demo collector at the summer of 87. Got my first offer to join a big crew not long after. Since I got my first demo in 1986, I have collected every thing I have found. I probably have the biggest collection there is. I wish I had more time to list and take care of it. If I ever buy an amiga, this will be only so I can better list all those demos. Some of you know allready that I am grown up with two grown kids. I am an engineer of electronics to my profession, but an illness forced me to an early retirement some years ago. I still have a hard time to get time enough for all things I like to do. Fixing the house, building military models and train models, walking the woods and.. . . WN: Well, with your age I can't belive that you are still so much fascina- ted in computering. Where did you get the motivation to copy tons of disks each week? And what do your wife and kids think about your hobby J: My wife moved out of me and the kids in 1979, so she has no say in this. the kids moved out a few years back. My daughter because she got her first job and my son because he wanted to live in the big city. My son - Sergeant Pepper was in TRIAD too a few years back. I don't swap that many disks any longer because I am slowly getting tired of it. Copying is easy, but there are other things to do. I don't see what my age has to do with anything. At least 3 of my contacts are grown men and I know of others. The important thing is that we are young at heart. WN: Nowadays many guys cry for the "Good old days", but none of the old guys are still in the 64 scene. Was it really such a big difference to now? J: Anyone crying for the good old days is a looser. He can't handle what he has in the present and so he hides in dreams of what was. The "Good old day" are all those days when you were into something new, had the time of your life and was exploring that new stuff with all your heart. The good old days are your memories of times when you were living it in full, there and then. When I found out about the world of Demos in 86, when someone greeted my first crew for the first time, when I took over TRIAD, the time when Buckaneer called from oz every week and so on. Those are all my good old days. Don't look back and don't worry about tomorrow. Live today and enjoy whatever you are doing and your life Will be the good old days every day. WN: Hmmm, the Gamers Guide died because you said that it was destroying the scene. Now we hear rumours that TRIAD wanna restart the work. What is the point of restarting? J: We never wanted to kill the Guide. if we can make it without supporting the bad things, then we will do it. In a special note file I have explained it in detail. by the time this issue of World News is out, the Guide may be alive again. WN: Did you know that David (ex-Tango and Cash)/CROSS was the first with the "Gamers Guide" idea? J: Injun/TRIAD came up with the idea in december of 1989 and he sent me a sort of test guide. This was a year before David released his version. Maybe he was thinking of it long before that and maybe someone had the idea in 1983! I don't care. What is important to us is that we can prove that we already were working on the Guide before David released his thing. We didn't steal the idea and that is final. We also produced 15 issues of the guide. David produced one preview and one issue, so who did the best job? Have you noticed how often you can read in demos these days that the routine or part really was made one year ago or two years ago? So what? If that was so important why the hell didn't they release it then? WN: Some time ago FAIRLIGHT and CENSOR fighted for the nr.1 in Sweden but isn't TRIAD the nr.1? J: Have you noticed how the lamers keep saying they are the best? Beeing nr.1 is when people really think you are the best. Let others say it or it has no value at all. WN: What are your music favourites? J: I relly like a whole bundle of different sorts of music including some classical. Right now I listen to an older Lena PH, a swedish singer i really dig. I have an old one with Nena that I play very often too. Front 242, Midnight Oil, Heart, ZZ-Top, Alice Cooper, Bryan Adams, Dire Straits, Sheena Easton, Pink Floyd and every sort of music that is good. I also have a bundle of 60-TH music that I still dig. WN: What is in your opinion the best count system for charts? And what do you say about mags? J: The best counting system must be the one which gives everyone a fair chance, whatever that is! A lot of people put a lot of hard work into making the mags. I think that many of them had not been here without the mags. It has broaden the scene. However, some guys forget the idea of a mag. It is supposed to be read and it should be easy to do it. some mags are a pain to read. WN: Do you think that TRIAD will get even stronger? J: The strength of TRIAD is our basic atitude, quality in every aspect of what we do. We could of course get more stuff on the road with more members and better suppliers, but that is for the chrystal ball. WN: What are the future plans for TRIAD? I heard of a new demo - Red Storm! J: The next demo from King Fisher and Alfatech is comming closer. There is a great chance that it will be released at the 1992 easter party. The new Guide will come soon. For the rest we don't bother about plans we just enjoy doing what we do. Come to think of it, I plan to work harder to find some good coders who can fit in with the crew. So many good artists of different kinds want to join us, but without coders to use the stuff, we've had to say no. WN: That's it Jerry. bye and have fun with your family! J: Yeah, thanx. I think you deserve an extra thank you for not asking all those stupid standard things. I really enjoyed to answer your questions. continue that sort of thinking and you will really make it WN: O.K..... ---------------------------------------- WN = W O R L D N E W S WN = W O R L D N E W S SM = SAM OF BEYOND FORCE SM = SAM OF BEYOND FORCE -------------------------------------- WN. Give some personal facts about yourself. SM. Name:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Height:185cm Weight:78kg Born:24.5.73 in Helsinki,Finland and that's when my life started going downhill WN. How and When did you get into the Scene? SM. Little history. Played Atari-video game in the early 80's and wanted a computer. I got a 64 at the end of '84(before that I had a Sinclair Spectrum for a half year). Me and one friend of mine(Jake of Beyond Force) saw a few demos and after coding a few basic programs we wanted to do some of our own. Hard work paid off(?!?) and it was the end of '86(I think) when we released a demo for out group called 'SWAP'. After 2 years I moved to another town and the interest towards coding got a hit down. I went to 'Browbeat', but I was in BOT only about 2 or 3 years. Then I went to Beyond Force b'coz Hazor and Axeman were very good friends of mine. I've been in Beyond Force for about 3.5 years as more or less active. WN. What do you do besides computing? SM. Actually not much. I just finished HighSchool,so recently I've been studying. Now I'm working and studying for University. Hobbies are very few:reading a bit,listening to music,partying with my friends. WN. We haven't seen so much Beyond Force releases lately,so what are your Future plans? SM. I would like to be active enough to code all the ideas I have, but I'm just so lazy... If I have time I'll start coding now as my school is over, but in January '93 it's the army. WN. Which group/person do you personally think is the best? SM. This is not an objective opinion but I think that one of the best coding groups in the scene is Origo(Lazy!),but brilliant ideas and marvellous code, others coder groups are Horizon,MDG etc. I don't like raster timings like 1 billion sprites with 3 trillion splits. WN. Tell us the member list of your group. SM. A bit of the member status : On 64: Me(sam),TNT,Gremlin,Napalm, Max and the bit(?) less active ones like Xentrix,Hazor,Axeman,leviathan (maybe more...) on Amiga we have about the same amount of dudes, no list here,sorry... WN. Say some last words. SM. Sorry for these booring answers, but as the interviewer is living in Sweden I couldn't tell here those very "Funny""Swedes are Homosexuals" jokes... Prefer ideas before grafix and sounds, but prefer grafix and sounds over rasterbars. Take Life easy, But take Living Seriously... WN. Thanx for the Interview.