Propaganda 03 ch04
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THIS MONTH WE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH WE INTERVIEWED... ____________________________ ...WALTER KONRAD OF "DOUBLE DENSITY" Did you ever try to sell a game to MAGIC DISK,GAME ON or GOLDEN DISK? Did they refuse it? Then WALTER is the one you have to shoot! Hehe! He's the man in charge... ..."KOKOMO" VIDEO GAMES PRODUCTION Two girls built a coding group. (They made that "HISKADO" game!) ...We interviewed both of them on a conferrence. ...TYGER OF GENESIS*PROJECT SNACKY is the best cracker ever on the C64,but was quite lazy the last few months. TYGER is the new generation! ...OLIVER LINDAU ALIAS VETO OF G*P He made the graphics for ROLLING RONNIE. WALTER KONRAD OF DOUBLE DENSITY WALTER KONRAD OF DOUBLE DENSITY _______________________________ EVERYBODY KNOWS YOU WORK FOR "DOUBLE DENSITY". WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUR JOB? To get as much money as I can... Shit, to get some good games which will be released under that label. Notice that 2D is also active on Amiga,PC and ST. It is not really a full-time job, since I've got lots of other stuff to do for the company. If you've got a good game don't hesitate to send it to me. It doesn't matter if it's a low-budget game. I think lots of people got something wrong with the term "low-budget" because there are a lot of low-cost games which are better than any full-price. YOU HAVE NOT ALWAYS HAD THIS JOB. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE AND HOW DID YOU GET THE JOB? My first computer was a C64 in 1985. Later I was in a few groups (Mega,WOD and 711) when I got in touch with some nice people. In 1988 CP VERLAG asked me to join their team and so I did... IN HOW FAR ARE YOU STILL IN CONTACT WITH THE ILLEGAL SCENE? Sometimes you might see me at some parties. I'm still in touch with my best friends from back then (Mr.Cursor, Hobbit...). WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TODAY'S SCENE? I'm a bit disappointed about the scene as real friendship seems to be gone. What counts is to blame anyother and everybody claims to be the coolest. TRUE. WELL,WHAT DO YOU THINK,WHEN WILL THE C64 DIE? On 19th of August 1992! Hehe... No,it'll never die,if there are guys like you using it! ANY FUTURE PLANS? I'm on Amiga since 1989,I got a 386 in 199O and I'll keep with the company! WHAT DOES YOUR DAY LOOK LIKE? 8:OO - 8:3O reading newspaper 8:3O - 9:OO getting breakfast 9:OO - 1O:OO reading the mail 1O:OO - 12:OO misceleanous 12:OO - 12:3O out for lunch 12:3O - 14:OO checking some games 14:OO - 18:OO negotiate with programers WHAT OTHER THAN COMPUTING DO YOU DO? Having a good time with my girl,travel around the world,driving my car and having fun with good friends. DO YOU HAVE A STEADY GIRLFRIEND? Yes! Daniela lives with me for 3 years now. TELL US YOUR FAVOURITES,PLEASE... CAR.....: Porsche 928 S4 FOOD....: Italian,Chinese DRINK...: Coke,Wine,Orange Juice BOOKS...: everything of Tom Clancy GAMES...: Turrican II, Speedball II MUSIC...: Technotronic,Talk Talk... ACTOR...: Bruce Willis MOVIES..: Naked Gun 2 1/2 COUNTRY.: Australia COMPUTER: Amiga,PC WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT "PROPAGANDA"? Bullshit! Hehe! No,it looks like a very good disk-mag! THE THREE THINGS YOU'D NEED IF YOU'D BE BANNED ON A DESERT ISLAND? Three girls! No,but I'd by lucky to be there with Daniela,some gallons of Coke and a swimming belt! IF YOU COULD MEET A FAMOUS PERSON,DEAD OR ALIVE,WHO SHOULD IT BE AND WHY? Saddam Hussein... To drown him in a puddle of oil! THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEW! Any time. KOKOMO KOKOMO ______ HI! TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF! SYLVIA: I'm 19 years old and I'm an apprentice. ANDREA: I'm two years younger than her and I am an apprentice aswell. THAT WAS AN INCREDIBLY GOOD DESCRIBTION. AND HOW DID YOU EVER GET INTO COMPUTING? SYLVIA: We know each other for about 9 years now and used to play mega-hits like PAPERBOY together... Hummm... Quite a while ago now. ANDREA: But we starting doing things ourselves only about 2 years ago. Only trying and testing for about half a year until we figured out how to do things. SYLVIA started coding (starting with Basic of course) and I drew some graphics. DID YOU EVER HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE (ILLEGAL) SCENE? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE SCENE? SYLVIA: Not really. Then again,yes,I tried to crack 2 or 3 games,just for fun,only to learn a little more about coding... Well,I hate lamers like VERDICT,they stole our game HISKADO before it was completely finished! DO YOU TWO HAVE A BOYFRIEND? SYLVIA: Either one of us even has her own! DO THEY HAVE A COMPUTER? SYLVIA: No. Just playing (testing) our games ever once in a while. HOW MANY GAMES HAVE YOU MADE? All in all we made seven,but you can forget five of them right away. They were baaaaaaaaad... WHAT ABOUT THE TWO OTHER GAMES THEN? HISKADO and SHILLY SHALLY (Well,that one is not really finished yet). WHAT IS IT ABOUT? No comment! WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO? ANDREA: Charlatans,Chris Isaak,Ska,'5Os Oldies. ...well,anything but Hip Hop. SYLVIA: Bob Marley,Alice Cooper,Clash,Violent Femmes,ACDC,Oldies from the 5Os and'6Os, Joy Division,Hooters,Sisters of Mercy and all other Hip Hoppers... Hehehe! WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUUT "PROPAGANDA"? SYLVIA: The ANTI-MAMBA intro is quite nice!! ANDREA: Ahh,well... pffft... sure... nice... WHAT OTHER THAN COMPUTING DO YOU DO? ANDREA: Paaaaaarties! (No copypartiies anyway!), Body Shaping and Sqash. SYLVIA: Parties (Yes,yes...),Badminton,Squash, shopping,reading or simply nothing. WHY NOT COPY-PARTIES? ANDREA: Because most boys are too arrogant... SYLVIA: Pah! Crap! ANDREA: No,really! SYLVIA: These parties are simply boring. THREE THINGS YOU'D NEED ON A DESERTED ISLAND... SYLVIA: A straw,cigarettes and a hammock. ANDREA: A hammer (for the coconuts),Sylvia's Teddy,and hair-spray. ANY FUTURE PLANS? SYLVIA: Getting more professional in coding and meeting a lot oof new people. ANDREA: Dito. ANYTHING ELSE LEFT TO BE SAID? ANDREA: Hummm,yes,if anyone wants to contact us, write to PROPGANDA,they'll pass it over. (And send pictures! Hehehe!) TYGER OF GENESIS PROJECT TYGER OF GENESIS PROJECT ________________________ HI,MARC! DESCRIBE YOURSELF! I'm a 17 years old German student,about 185 cm tall and I got brown hair and blue/green eyes... I like going to parties whenever I have time and I live in a small city near Wuppertal/Germany. HOW,WHEN,WHERE AND WHY DID YOU GET A COMPUTER AND WHAT HAPPENED EVER SINCE? Hummm,sooooo long ago! I think I bought it in 1986. The groups I was in?! Uuugh, pretty embarresing... I have been in the "Crack Kings" together with a friend of mine,later I was alone for a while until I joined PARAMOUNT. They died,so I tried to build up an official 64-section of TRISTAR+RED SECTOR together with WILD- STYLE. Finally I joined GENESIS where I will remain. HOW DID YOU LEARN TO CRACK? My very first crack ever was "Wonder- boy". A friend of mine taught me how to code in Assembler,so I didn't have to start from scratch,but anything else I learned by myself. My hardest crack ever was "Turrican 1" but I improved a lot ever since. Well,the hardest protection I have ever seen was SNACKY's NEURO-PROTECT V1.O on the "Disk Magazine Creator". But even THAT one wasn't hard enough for me! Hehe! ANY OTHER HOBBIES? If I don't waste my time in front of the computer I either play Tennis,Billiard, and various other sports or I meet some (girl-)friends and we go downtown... Ohh,and I like MTV and California Clan! WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TODAY'S SCENE? Not too good anymore,the companies don't really release that many games anylonger on the C64 so it's getting a bit boring. There are only very few really good crackers nowadays,like: SNACKY,CRISP and ROCKSTAR... I hate lamers who think they are cool crackers just because they link so-called mini-intros in front of un- protecteted onefilers! ...And then some of them even recrack!! TELL US YOUR FAVOURITE... CAR.....: Peugeot 2O5 GTI FOOD....: Pizza,French Fries,Gyros etc. DRINK...: Beer,Longdrinks,Coke BOOKS...: Neuromancer,Cyberspace GAMES...: Neuromancer,and any Lucas Film Games adventures MUSIC...: Scorpions,Genesis (Phil Collins),KLF,Simple Minds and many,many more! ACTOR...: Sylvester Stallone,Arnold Schwarzenegger,Bruce Willis, Freddy Krueger,Jason Morris, Michael Myers MOVIE...: Die Hard 1+2,Rambo 1-3, Terminator 1+2,Flatliners, Iron Eagle 1+2,Evil Dead 1+2 COUNTRY.: Germany COMPUTER: C128 WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT "PROPAGANDA"? LAAAAAME!! (Hehe! Will I get kicked out now?! No,seriously it's DA BEEEZZZZT!!) THE THREE THINGS YOU'D NEED ON A DESERT ISLAND? A submarine,a map and a compass. IF YOU COULD MEET ANY PERSON DEAD OR ALIVE,WHO SHOULD IT BE AND WHY? Nobody in particular,maybe some of my favourite actors... ANY FUTURE PLANS? Earning loads of money and maybe getting Hightech-hardware like HOLOSTORE! VETO OF GENESIS PROJECT VETO OF GENESIS PROJECT _______________________ HI,OLIVER! PLEASE TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF! I'm 19 years old,I'm 174 cm,the colour of my hair changes about every second day,right now they are natural and light blond,but about a year ago they were purple. I live in Wattenscheid/Germany. WHAT GAMES DID YOU WORK ON? I made the graphics for SECOND WORLD (on C64,Amiga and PC),INVEST (PC) and MINDBENDER,TRANSWORLD,ROLLING RONNIE, RETURN OF MEDUSA,CORX,REBEL RACERS, CROWN,TURN IT 2,THINK CROSS,and MONSTER BUSINESS (all of these on the C64). HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU EARN? It differs from project to project. Usually the price for one of my pictures is between 1OO,- and 5OO,- DM. Nowadays I would charge 7OOO-8OOO DM to do all the graphics for a game like ROLLING RONNIE. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDOLS? AND WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THESE SO-CALLED GRAPHIC ARTISTS IN THE SCENE? I adore Michael Kosaka,he made the graphics for SUMMER and WINTER GAMES! The other one I like is Jim Sachs,he made the graphics for DEFENDER OF THE CROWN and the introduction-screen for CD TV. Scene artists are important for the survival of the C64,as they are the ones who can still concentrate on graphics without submitting to the pressure of a software company that dictates them what to draw. Too bad their reputation depends on how much and how fast they draw and not how good they draw... WHAT OTHER HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE? ...WHAT ABOUT A STEADY GIRLFRIEND? I like watching videos,reading books and listening to music. No sports! (Not even on TV)! And,no,I'm solo. TELL US YOUR FAVOURITE... CAR.....: Toyota Carina FOOD....: Canelloni DRINK...: Wodka,coffee BOOKS...: Neuromancer (Read it 3 times!) GAMES...: Susweet (64),Simulcra (Amiga), Sonic Hedgehog (Megadrive) and Rockman World (Gameboy) MUSIC...: Skid Row,Iron Maiden,Judas Priest,Jean Michel Jarre ACTOR...: Bette Midler,Catherine Deneuve MOVIE...: Aliens COUNTRY.: USA COMPUTER: PC WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT "PROPAGANDA"? I was amazed! Still it could have more text! I know,it has more text than any other 64 mag,but have a look at any Amiga-magazine,they are much longer... Well,MAMBA has a boring outfit and it is amusing to read all their wrong news. PROPAGANDA rules!!! IN HOW FAR ARE YOU STILL IN CONTACT WITH THE ILLEGAL SCENE? Hardly anything. Ever once in a while I look around to see what's new. I'm only interested in demos though.. On Amiga I am in the a demogroup called DESIGN and on the C64 I'm in G*P. Well,I don't have much time for the scene as I'm busy doin graphics for a game called LETHAL XCESS. ANY FUTURE PLANS? Maybe an own software house with own marketing etc. And maybe I can help other artists to improve and make money with their abilities. OK. THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEW! You're welcome!