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Reformation issue 7
Editorial Issue #7
The 64 is no status... ...it´s an attitude!/Duke of Regina Welcome... ... to the next generation! You have entered the best magazine in the scene, feels good,eh?! O.K let´s start to talk about all changes in this magazine: Intro: Yes, what is a FLT product without our classic intros? Music: Changed to Red Devil winning tune from the Party,enjoy! Bugs: No bugs anymore in the pageswitchning,GREAT(right Walker) New Staff: Editor: ENDURO Co-Editors: Bacchus,Lexi,Watchman,Oxidy,Spirou Free-lansers: Surfer,Incubus,Nightshade... Spreaders: Bizarre,Calypso,NSD,Airwolf,Walker m.m. Chapter Reviews: Editorial Enduro Highlights Lexi,Enduro Board Corner Lexi,Enduro Megachart (sep-dec) Enduro Best of 1993 Enduro Party III Bacchus,Enduro Spotlights Lexi,Watchman Group Profile Lord Cruisifier Demo Hall of Fame 1993 Enduro The Reformation (C) FairLight
What can we present in this issue? Highlights This time we can present you infos about the following groups: Fairlight Genesis * Project Motiv8 Red Sector Inc. Talent Avantgarde Crest Triad +++ many more +++ Board Corner All happenings in Europe and the States... Mega chart (sep-dec) Top 20 overallgroups Who´s on top? Crest,Oxyron or Legend?? Best of 1993 charts All you need to know about the past year... Who´s on top?? Party III report The party in Herning was a success, all about it in this chapter!! Spotlights All about Count Zero/RSI and Cycleburner/Megastyle!! Group profile New idea by Enduro! Under the skin of Chromance... Demo Hall of Fame 1993 The completer list of all reviewed demos 1993!! The Reformation (C) FairLight
THE NEXT GENERATION
Why all this changes?? Editor´s Word: Yes,my first issue ever when I´m the boss and it feels great to be it! I´ve wrote text to 7 issues of World News and founder of Re- formation ofcourse... My goal with this magazine is to be the best one around which I personally allready think it is (beside the Pulse) I´ve sorted away boring chapters like Contact Corner and other unimportant chapters,but instead you can read all the cool happ- enings around every issue! To make this mag takes alot of time, so had to end my swapping some month ago, only 20 left now, but if you send disc to me I´ll return them again (disc to magazine) O.K now enjoy this mega piece of work and please, Do give critic if there are something you like or not... Enduro/FLT VOTING!!!: Red Devil will make a votesheet on paper, so til next issue we´ll have some "normal charts" also, as many of you readers miss such things... Send your sheet to someone in the staff before the 20th of each month and we will count it, but no cheating! You can also vote on ALL our boards, make a call now!! I WANT YOU TO SUPPLY US!: Yes, we need all kind of stuff to make this mag kicking, so do send reactions,news,articles or whatever to us and we´ll print it the next comming issue,grab a pen NOW! The Reformation (C) FairLight
How to reach us?
Hotlines... For any supply for this mag reach us on these ways: Through boards: THE REFORMATION HQ C Y B E R D O M E +XX / (X)XXX - XXXXXXX Sysop: Lexi/FairLight Euro biggest BBS! - 540 meggs! WARE´S AQUARIUM +XX / (X)XXX - XXXXX Sysop: Sledge/FairLight Fairlight WHQ! FUTURE ZONE +XX / (X)X - XXXXXX Sysop: Spirou/FairLight Fairlight EHQ! Through phone: SWE: +XX/(X)XXX-XXXXX (Enduro) GER: +XX/(X)XXX-XXXXXXX (Lexi) SWE: +XX/(X)XX-XXXXXX (Oxidy) SWE: +XX/(X)XXX-XXXXXX (Watchman) Through mail: THE REFORMATION HQ Enduro / FairLight X. XXXXXXXXX XXXXX. XX XXX XX X-XXXX XXXXXX Everything about Reformation!!! Lexi / FairLight XXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXX XX XX XXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX Oxidy / FairLight X.XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXX XXX XX XXXX XXXXXX (Demosection) Bacchus / FairLight XXXXXX XXXX XXXXX.XX, XXX XXX XX XXXXXXXXX XXXXXX (Need orginals...) The Reformation (C) FairLight
TIL THE NEXT TIME...
... Hold on and wait!! Next issue: It will be released at the end of february,so keep on supporting us like hell, all discs will be returner ofcourse!! It´ll include the biggest demoreview ever with 19 demos, 500 blocks of text, new spotlights and anything else you want to read in the #1 magazine... Enduro/FLT Credits: Code: Tron Music: Red Devil Graphics: Creeper Fixed: Demonix? Text by: Enduro Greetings to: All FairLight fans out there and to all our friends worldwide... Thank you all who made this issue come true! Enduro/FLT The Reformation (C) FairLight
Introduction... ...the hotspot! Yes,a lot has happened since last time,just push it and find it all out for yourself!! Page Introduction Page 2 Euro News (A-F) Page 3 Euro News (G-P) Page 4 Euro News (Q-Z) Page 5 Last words... The Reformation (C) FairLight
Euro News A-F
January 1994 Avantgarde * Icarus and Oxny left the new formed group, and will never enter the scene again! * Eddie/x-Epic tried to join,but was refused! * Jack Daniels is thinking of opening a board in Germany! Alpha Flight * According to a member, they are planning to leave the scene forever, but that´s probably just some rumours. Antic * Incubus/x-Triad rejoined his old group again after being in Triad for about one year. * Joe left the group at the Party 3 after seeing that the comp. demo made by Depeh was too lousy, he joined his twin- brother´s group Wrath Design. * Xor came home from the States again and are now active again as a swapper. Crest * Didn´t release their demo at the party, it´ll be released next month instead... * Deekay stopped to calling out,as he got a skyhigh bill and unlikes the rags on the boards... Censor * Alfatech followed HCL and joined up! * Their board 3rd Reich is down and burried forever, as Adolf left the scene... Epic * Is dead, Crossfire decided to leave the group after all struggle with Epic, (Hey Dishy) The most Epic-members weren´t informed but found out on the boards, not a nice move Kim! * The very same day X-Fire and Tricket/x-V.R formed Motiv8... FairLight * A foreign cleanup was made, as Aaron, Ayatollah and Black Priest got all fired, the reasons are that they didn´t kept the FLT-Status anylonger... * Avalon rejoined after being in Wrath for a while. * Will arrange: The Eastern Party (TCC) Date: 1-3 April Place:Gotheborg Arrangers: Horizon and FairLight Focus * Rumours said that Mirgae left for PC. --> The Reformation (C) FairLight
Euro News G-P
January 1994 Genesis Project * Lost their leader L.A Style, who left for the S-Nes scene together with Snacky! Impression * Crunchers new group have problem with 1st releases, as Alpha Flight is 6 hours faster! * Frank/LoA joined but is thinking about leaving again as Tonyx doesn´t like him... Ikari * This group was just a FAKE-ONE!It was made up by Hunter, the sceneclown himself! * Master S is now groupless again! Motiv8 * New group founded by X-Fire/Epic and Tricker/V.R. * Most Epic members followed their leader and also the Visioncrew joined and Vision died again!! * Dominic is EHQ now... Padua * Atlast they released their demo called "Torture 3", what an entrance, as it won the RadWar party! * Pommac/x-Hoaxers joined! The Reformation (C) FairLight
Euro News Q-Z
January 1994 Red Sector * Dense got fired for massive unactivity! * Rumours says that Psychobilly will leave the scene, and that Irata will overtake the leadership of the c64 section! But this is BIG rumours! Talent * Hain joined after being in both Success and Chromance for awhile, let´s see how long this polish dude will stay in here... Triad * Lost Incubus (Antic) and Alfatech (Censor). * Kicked Arcon and TwoFlower becourse of lameness! * Will soon release a new demo... Trance * Holy Moses left so Trance lost their EHQ BBS! * Also Mr.Mister left and is searching for a new group to join,eh Kai? Vision * Died for the 7th time now, as all members joined Motiv8... Wrath Design * Joe/Antic and X-Flash joined, X-Flash will soon open a board for them... * Got a WHQ called Fosie BBS,sysop Natas! 20cc * Edvin van Santed, the only remaining dude opened his board called Downtown, but seems to have great problems with it coz it´s always down. The Reformation (C) FairLight
The Last Words...
... and Reformation HQ´s ... Last Words: Yes, not so much news this time, but the reason is simple, most of the happening will you find in the Party Report instead... Don´t forget to post news at: Warez Aquarium SWE +XX-(X)XXX-XXXXX WHQ CyberDome GER +XX-(X)XXX-XXXXXXX EHQ Future Zone SWE +XX-(X)X-XXXXXX SHQ O.K see you all in another chapter... Enduro/FLT The Reformation (C) FairLight
' Some spotlights... ...on the boards!! And again its time to Inform you about the News in the BBS Scene There have been some Changes in Hardware and Numbers for the Boards in Europe and the USA. Gateway: The Epic Headquarter has gone Down for some Personal Problems of Crossfire/Epic. Idon´t know if he will put it back Online, but i´m sure he will Inform the Reformation Staff as soon as Possible. Twilight World: Eric/Laser got a 40 Megabyte Harddisk and added it to the System He is still running Deathlok Modded C*Base. Cyberdome: Finally also Running on a Harddisk again. At the Moment only 40 Megs but soon it will run 540 Megs when I get my Adaptor working. Sanitarium: Well, The Sysop, Holy Moses still didn´t find out that from his 38 Users, 20 are Fake Accounts from ERIC/LASER, CAVRON/TRC and LEXI/FLT. He Pretends to be the only Sysop who is running a Backdoor Free Board with his own C*Base Mod (ed.which is buggin´ a lot). He also stated that everybody who is running a C*Base Version which is written by another Dude is absolutely Lame. So i think he Offended the whole Scene he ?! State of the Art: Is the BBS with the Most Callers for Sure. Cavron counted about 38 Calls a Day. A Hard Concurrence to all the other Boards in Germany. Power Engine: Is a BBS which is not known by the most People. That´s because it´s running in SWISS. The ATLANTIS Headquarter features a lot of kewl Graphics and also a 85 MB Harddisk connected to a RamLink. Due to the Fact that i don´t have the Number Right now, you have to get it Yourself. Try to contact some oof the ATL Dudes. The Sysop is AVALANCHE, who is an Excellent Graphician also. Kingdoms Hall: Might be the Laugh of the Year 1993. The Sysop named "Mister Softcream" is one of the absolutely Lamest people ever. He can´t speak a single Word in English and his IQ seems to be below 10 (ed. you need 11 to open a Banana) The so Called "Board" is running on UCBBS (ed. Ahem) and is Connected to a Stockpile of 1541´s. Non Speeded and filled up with very BAD Graphics it´s the lamest Bulletin Board System ever Recognized in the Computer Scene. Dark Star: Well, this is a MAILBOX, Legal running on C*Base 3.o with 2 1581 Floppys and Jiffy Dos. The GFX doesn´t look that nice and the biggest Part of the BBS is mostly in German and with 99 percent LEGAL Users Only. The Sysop, Stevie Magic had some Problems with the typical Read/Write Errors of a 1581 Drive but finally got some Update Roms for his System. Don´t dare to Upload Pirate Wares there. Datascapes: Well, not Tested yet, but rumours say that it´s Online 24 Hrs Now The Systm is running an older version of "Deathlok Modded". The Sysop is Chrissie/Rebels who also names himself Cool Coder Chrissie.... We´ll see if his BBS is also that Cool. EsCapade: Well, I haven´t checked out this BBS but it shall run on CyborgModded (ed.not another one!!) C*Base with a Harddisk. The Sysop is Frank/Impression. The Decadence: Well, for sure one of the oldest Boards in Germany. The Sysop named "Deathstralker" is still the BIGGEST Board in Europe, His BBS is running on 320 Megs with Jiffy Dos. There is not much Action since about 1 Year but i think that this Depends to the Fact that the BBS is LEGAL Only. You aren´t able to Upload any Pirate Wares there. The BBS is running on TSS/SCS old Modification of C*Base. Graveyard: The New Number of the Motiv8 EHQ is +XX.XXX.XXXXXXX The BBS is still fast as Hell due to the Ramlink and the 170 Meg hd --> The Reformation (c)FairLight
Dominic: Is back Online under the old Number. Finally Tricket decided to put the BBS Online again running CyborgModded C*Base (ed.as far as i know) But now the BBS is running under the Flag of the new Group named "Motiv 8" founded by Crossfire/Epic and Tricket/VR New nr.: +XX.XXXX.XXXX Chaotic Factor: Avantgarde will move their USHQ away from this board,coz it crashes nearly everyday now! Single news: * Jack Daniels/Avantgarde is thinking about opening a board in Germany! * L.A Style/G*P opened his Amiga BBS running Amiexpress 3.9 with an Amiga 500/450 Mb/Zyxel E+ modem. The board is only open for Amiga and S-Nes users but connects with 2400 Bps is still allowed. * 3rd Reich/Censor WHQ is down and will maybe not appear any- more as Adolf left the scene! * There´s a new board in Sweden called: Fosie BBS! It´s the most funniest board ever made so give it a call and have a good laughter! The number is: +XX-(X)XX-XXXXXX Make sure to post news at the Reformation subs at our boards!! The Reformation (c)FairLight
State of the Art: Sysop:Cavron/TRC Tel. :+XX.XXXXXXXXX Ramlinked/No Harddisk CyborgModded C*Base Twilight World: Sysop:Eric/Laser Tel. :+XX.XXXXXXXXX 40 Megs/Jiffy Dos Deathlok Cursor Modded C*Base Ice Cream Castle: Sysop:Cruncher/Impression Tel. :+XX.XX.XXXXXXX 2*1581/No Jiffy Dos CyborgModded C*Base Graveyard: Sysop:Eddie/Epic Tel. :+XX.XXX.XXXXXXX 40 Megabytes/Ramlinked CyborgModded C*base Kingdoms Hall: Sysop:Mr.Softcream/Metallica Tel. :+XX.XXX.XXXXXX 2*1541/No Speeder UCBBS Zaldron Mod Datascapes: Sysop:Chrissie/Rebels Tel. :+XX.XXXX.XXXX Unknown ammount of 1541´s Old Deathlok Modded C*Base DownTown: Sysop:Edwin Van Santen/20CC Tel. :+XX.XXXX.XXXXX Unknown Drives CyborgModded C*Base Power Engine: Sysop:Avalanche/Atlantis Tel. :+41.Please give us the # C*Base 3.o 85 Megabytes/Ramlinked The Decadence: Sysop:Deathstralker/Antic Tel. :+XX.XXXX.XXXXX TSS Modded C*Base 3.o 320 Megabyte Harddisk/Jiffy Dos Sanitarium: Sysop:HXXX XXXXX/XXXXXX XXX. :+XX.XXX.XXXXXX Moses Modded C*Base FD 4ooo/Jiffy Dos Power Surge: Sysop:Dutchman/Epic Tel. :+X-XXX-XXX-XXXX CyborgModded C*Base CMD 20 Meg HD/Jiffy Dos Wares Aquarium: Sysop:Sledge/Fairlight Tel. :+XX.XXX.XXXXX RadarModded C*Base 120 Megs/Jiffy Dos ¨Make sure to post in the Reformation sub!¨ Cyberdome: Sysop:Lexi/FairLight Tel. :+XX.XXX.XXXXXXX CyborgModded C*Base 4o Megabytes/Jiffy Dos ¨Make sure to post in the Reformation sub!¨ The Studio: Sysop:Jerry/Triad Tel. :+XX.XXX.XXXXX Dreamline: Sysop:Mac/Jam Tel. :+XX.XXX.XXXXX Highway: Sysop:Joyride/Chromance Tel. :+XX.XXXXX Future Zone: Sysop:Spirou/FairLight Tel. :+XX.X.XXXXXX ¨Make sure to post in the Reformation sub!¨ Illusion of Reality: Sysop: Midnight Mover Tel. :+XX.XX.XXXXXX Fosie BBS: Sysop:Natas/Ikari Tel. :+XX.XXXXXX -------------------------------------------------- If you want to take Part in this BBS List then leave Mail on the Reformation Headquarter: The Cyberdome +49.2o2.716o781 FLT HQ -------------------------------------------------- O.K that´s all, may the force be with you til next time,eh? Lexi and Enduro/FLT The Reformation (c)FairLight
M E G A C H A R T S SEP - DEC 1993 Some facts: All types of groups have the change to enter the charts, not only demo- or crackergroups! All members in the groups on the charts are at least registrated in one counted magazine. I count each point a member or a mag receives in the selected disc-magz! Mags released this period were: ' Earthquake #19 Explorer #20 Internal #18 Ing. Brain #03 Miracle #09 Skyhigh #07 (As you can see there´s some changes of the selection, but don´t blame me, blame the editors which haven´t released their mags under this period like: Accuracy, Trance... But the charts gives you a 100% fair view of the 20 strongest allround groups in the scene at the moment! What´s happend? Many changes this time, unactive groups starts to fall like they already should have done months ago! Also many changes inside the groups are important for their place now. O.K let´s see what´s happend... --> The Reformation FairLight
World Top 1-9 (Sep-Dec´93)
1.(2) OXYRON (Germany) Total: 10613 Demogroup 3545 Addybook 1611 Skyhigh 321 TTS 3256 Axis 375 Graham 100 RRR 133 Bizkid 225 PRI 823 Peace 39 Machine 105 Amarok 80 Comments: * Oxyron made it, grabbed the #1 spot from Legend which had it for SIX issues (mar-aug). * Status: Active (ComaLight 11+Mags) * Future: Keep the thrown for a while now,eh? 2.(3) CREST (Germany) Total: 10278 Demogroup 3122 Crossbow 3156 Maduplec 265 Vision 154 Drax 1406 Syndrom 1717 Deek 230 MSK 133 Xayne 95 Comments: * Crest climb one place, will maybe be a threat to Oxyron next time,eh? * Status: MidActive (Syndrom+Deekay at Party´93) * Future: Release a new demo= #1... 3.(1) LEGEND (Europe) Total: 9573 Crackergroup 3101 Powerplant 2577 DOC 1560 XXX 1534 Fletch 61 Antitrack 740 Comments: * After being #1 for six issues, they fall down to place 3. The reason is quite simple; they lost both A-Man and Sh0ck magazine,which both were very successful with scoring! Legend will have a ruff time now! * Status: Inactive (nothing released for months now!) * Future: This fall can be the begining of the end,uhh!! 4.(8) FAIRLIGHT (Sweden) Total: 7745 Crackergroup 825 Demogroup 1017 Reformation 909 Tron 985 Oxidy 42 Bacchus 321 Bappalander 292 Red Devil 188 Avalon 10 Ogami 3156 Comments: * What a climb, from 8 to 4. Ogami was the man who fixed that with his Visual Orgasm show! Even if Aaron,Ayatollah and Black Priest is kicked so will FLT be a threat for place 3! * Status: Superactive (Legoland 3,Red Devil and Oxidy won at Party´93, magz+utilities!!) Future: Heading for place 3! 5.(6) SUCCESS (Europe) Total: 6693 Crackergroup 3462 Burglar 2178 TSS 143 Steel 51 Nightshade 859 Comments: * For the sixth time they´re still moving forward!!Even if Dannie and Guzzler didnt score this time. * Status: Active (many 1st releases) * Future: Take a rest at place 5! 6.(9) CENSOR (Sweden) Total: 6561 Crackergroup 11 Demogroup 1704 BOB 932 HCL 121 Alfatech 234 Danko 1730 Dragon 1622 Sensei 207 Comments: * 4!places up again, thanks to Wonderland X! * Status: PeriodActive (releases only on partys!) * Future: Maybe a bit higher b´coz of Spasmolytich! 7.(7) TRIAD (Sweden) Total: 6368 Crackergroup 1203 Demogroup 2190 Gamers Guide 396 Arise 387 King Fisher 1230 JFK 172 TDM 530 Thunder 101 Dane 89 Wingo 70 Comments: *They lost some people like Incubus,but they new recruited guys from TWL are doing well! *Status: Active (Dane, Magz) *Future: Rest on place 7,eh? 8.(4) FLASH INC. (Sweden) Total: 5960 Demogroup 2441 HotShot 514 Zodiac 2099 Moon 806 Crept 100 Comments: * The way down has started for this allmost dead group, nothing really left in it... * Status: Inactive (nothing since nov.92!) * Future: Falling... 9.(5) +ILLUSION+ (Europe) Total: 5494 Crackergroup 3055 Imm.Flash 602 Sauron 792 D.Ram 1045 Comments: * Dead and gone next issue, * Status: DEAD * Future: Gone... --> The Reformation FairLight
World Top 10-20 (Sep-Dec´93)
10.(10) CAMELOT (Denmark) Total: 4858 Demogroup 1371 Glasnost 1050 Cruzer 184 Slammer 13 Raz 46 Jeff 907 Metal 386 Rob(Wave) 901 Comments: * Still on place 10, the new ones are doing very well(Jeff, Rob,Slammer) * Status: Active (Towerpower won at Party´93,mag) * Future: Will rise for sure, worth to be at top 5 now! 11.(11) ANTIC (Sweden) Total: 4693 Demogroup 667 Explorer 156 Depeh 99 Creeper 2990 Zyron 462 Incubus 316 Comments: * Kept the place 11, lost Joe but Incubus rejoined! * Status: Active (Beyond Im.2, magz+music) * Future: Be around place 10. 12.(17) TALENT (Europe) Total: 4541 Crackergroup 1665 BOD 1267 Chrysagon 1360 Rockstar 249 Comments: * Going up 5 places, active again after being allmost dead for 2 years! * Status: Active (many 1st-releases) * Future: Rest right here! 13.(12) RSI (Germany) Total: 4054 Crackergroup 2350 Benson 580 Double-T 653 Count Zero 276 Mr. President 41 TBB 154 Comments: * TBB joined, otherwise nothing new! * Status: VeryActive (lots of 1st´ies) * Future: Climb or fall one place! 14.(new) FOCUS (Holland) Total: 3417 Demogrouup 442 Hein Holt 2085 Mirage 774 Compyx 22 Sander 33 JVD 61 Comments: * What a blaster, BlackMail left and Focus did enter, all b´coz of Hein Holt ofcoz! * Status: Active (Visual Delight,3 at Party´93,gfx) * Future: A sure climber! 15.(new) TRANCE (Germany) Total: 3156 Crackergroup 533 A-Head 835 MG 226 Twist 22 Luka 412 Bizzare 1128 Comments: * Bang in at place 15, much thanks to A-Head... * Status: Active (mag+cracks,good swappers) * Future: Unknown 16.(14) TOPAZ (Finland) Total: 3121 Demogroup 1228 Fresh´n´Sticky 141 D´Arc 1496 Scapegoat 102 AMJ 90 HTD 59 Amarok 5 Comments: * A little fall, the reason is that Death left with Calypso. * Status: Active * Future: Stick around place 15 17.(19) +EPIC+ (Denmark) Total: 2896 Crackergroup 1456 Crossfire 1168 SMD 122 Merlin 150 Comments: * Dead, X-fire left for grounding Motiv 8!! * Status: Dead * Future: None 18.(new) ELYSIUM (Poland) Total: 2878 Crackergroup 214 Demogroup 438 Inquiry 387 Brush 140 Longhair 49 Carrion 975 Cruise 618 Scow 57 Comments: * First time ever a group from Poland enter this chart, WELL DONE! * Status: Active (Carrion´s gfx) * Future: With the gfx=forward!! 19.(20) PSYCICS (Belgium) Total: 2849 Jeroen Tel 2849 Comments: * He was near out last time,but made a stay! * Status: Unactive (nothing for years now!!) * Future: Must go DOWN!! 20.(16) COMIC PIRATES (Germany) Total: 2686 Network 2197 T.Error 200 Leech 148 Venice 141 Comments: * Falling down, near to leave now,eh? * Status: Active (mag+good swappers) * Future: Everything can happen!! --> The Reformation FairLight
Facts about charts
* Out of the charts: * Near the charts: LIGHT (2312) EXTEND (2442) BML (1275) SPIRIT (1772) ACCURACY (1933) TABOO (1618) Yes, LIGHT and BLACKMAIL left the charts after being there since the beginning, both groups are allmost dead, so a reenter is out of the question, GOOD BYE! Next time will maybe groups like Avantgarde and Extend join, it´s up to the voters,not me... World Top 20 Chart (Sep-Dec´93) (p) (l) (group) (points) --- --- ------- ------ 01 02 OXYRON 10613 02 03 CREST 10278 03 01 LEGEND 9573 04 08 FairLight 7745 05 06 Success 6693 06 09 Censor 6561 07 07 Triad 6368 08 04 Flash Inc. 5960 09 05 +Illusion+ 5494 10 10 Camelot 4858 11 11 Antic 4693 12 17 Talent 4541 13 12 RSI 4054 14 -- Focus 3417 15 -- Trance 3156 16 14 Topaz 3121 17 19 +Epic+ 2896 18 -- Elysium 2878 19 20 Psycics 2849 20 16 Comic Pirates 2686 21 -- Extend 2442 22 15 Light 2312 23 18 Accuracy 1933 24 -- Spirit 1772 25 -- Taboo 1618 26 13 BlackMail 1275 Yes, that´s it, I really hope you liked this 9 hours piece of work!! Don´t forget to read Best of 1993 chapter, there will you find all you need to know about 1993!! /Enduro The Reformation FairLight
Best of 1993!
1993 Hall of Fame... ...all you need to know Yes, it´s time to make a sumary of the past year,in this chapter I´ll give you all the things worth to know about 1993! My own opinion about this year is that it was alot better than anyone could imagine, some said that the C-64 would die, but it survived and got stronger!! Well done all sceners! Page Instruction: Top 20 Worldchart page2 Top 5 Crackergroups page3 Top 5 Demogroups page3 Top 7 Crackers page3 Top 7 Coders page3 Top 7 Graficans page3 Top 7 Musicans page3 Top 5 Magazines page3 Top 3 Swappers page3 Top 30 Individual page3 Dreamteam page4 --> Fairlight - Prepares you for reality!
Top 20 WorldGroups´93
Facts: * The chart is fixed with all points each group have earned in the past year (issue 1-7) * If a group died in july, it only got counted points til then, even if it appeared on charts after that,right! Now enter the camber of supergroups... (h.y.) - half year place (#) - what issue of T.R (+) - dead! (p) (h.y.) Group Score #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #7 01 01 LEGEND 85992 01 01 01 01 01 03 02 02 CREST 63105 03 03 02 02 03 02 03 03 FLASH INC. 58027 02 02 03 03 04 08 04 04 Oxyron 51489 06 04 04 04 02 01 05 07 FairLight 38997 09 06 06 05 08 04 06 05 Censor 38424 05 05 05 09 09 06 07 06 +Illusion+ 37021 07 08 07 06 05 09 08 09 Triad 33309 13 09 09 07 07 07 09 08 Light 32393 04 07 08 13 15 -- 10 10 Success 30956 17 11 10 08 06 05 11 12 Camelot 27433 16 12 11 10 10 10 12 13 Talent 26544 12 14 12 11 17 12 13 11 +BlackMail+ 24017 11 13 14 12 13 -- 14 14 +Clique+ 18089 10 10 13 -- -- -- 15 15 Psycics 16909 18 18 19 17 20 19 16 17 R.S.I 15669 -- 19 16 16 12 13 17 18 Antic 15210 -- -- 15 14 11 11 18 16 +Brutal+ 13026 08 15 -- -- -- -- 19 20 Topaz 12152 -- -- 17 15 14 16 20 19 Offence 10241 20 17 18 -- -- -- Comments: LEGEND MADE IT!!Inbelivable! They are the world #1 group of 1993!! Congratulations! There´re four dead groups on the chart, all I can say to them is that they did well in 1993 and good luck to the new groups the former members are in now, please make 1994 as good as 1993 was,eh? I can for sure tell you all that there´s absolutley NO cheating in this chart, coz i really don´t understand why people do that, what´s the fun to see yourself high placed but with no good spirit? No, this chart is compiled with many,many hours of work,argh!! Now, enter the pages with the best individual scorers the past year, maybe there´re some suprises? Go ahead,now! Fairlight - 8th Year of Glory (c) FLT
Now I´ll present the best of each cathegory, prepare yourself coz here they come... Top 5 Demogroups 1.CREST (Germany) 63105p. 2.OXYRON (Germany) 51489p. 3.FAIRLIGHT (Sweden) 38997p. 4.CENSOR (Sweden) 38424p. 5.TRIAD (Sweden) 33309p. Well, only German and Swedish groups here, but is Crest worth being at number one, shouldn´t Oxyron be that?? Top 5 Crackergroups 1.LEGEND (Europe) 85992p. 2.+ILLUSION+ (Europe) 37021p. 3.SUCCESS (Europe) 30956p. 4.TALENT (Europe) 26544p. 5.RSI (Europe) 15669p. Legend is ofcourse the best crackergroup, they scored more points than ILS and SCS together!!! Why haven´t RSI got more points?? Top 7 Coders 1.ZODIAC/FLASH INC. 15265p. 2.Crossbow/Crest 15213p. 3.TTS/Oxyron 13586p. 4.Flamingo/Light 11280p. 5.Glasnost/Camelot 8069p. 6.Tron/FairLight 5643p. 7.Bob/Censor 4360p. Zodiac made it with 52p., but I think there´re atleast 4 persons who don´t should be here but at the worldchart of 1991, guess which persons I mean... Top 7 Crackers 1.POWERPLANT/LEGEND 15980p. 2.Bod/Talent 9359p. 3.XXX/Legend 7963p. 4.Doc/Legend 7658p. 5.Burglar/Success 7245p. 6.Chrysagon/Talent 6857p. 7.Sauron/x-Illusion 5636p. Same here as in the coderchart, too many unactive people here, vote better 1994... Top 7 Graficans 1.HEIN HOLT/FOCUS 16362p. 2.Ogami/FairLight 16308p. 3.Creeper/Antic 13541p. 4.Dragon/Censor 9636p. 5.Eletric/Extend 9312p. 6.D´Arc/Topaz 6180p. 7.Joe/Wrath 4890p. What a struggle for the topspot, Hein grabbed it and joined Focus too. Nice active chart too. Top 7 Musicans 1.JEROEN TEL/PSYCICS 17806p. 2.Drax/Crest 12066p. 3.A-Man/x-Legend 11993p. 4.Danko/Censor 10949p. 5.+Guy Shavitt/SCS+ 9967p. 6.Syndrom/Crest 9869p. 7.Moon/Flash Inc. 6880p. Jeroen took it this year too, only JCH can show a better music- career on the C-64, incredible!! Top 5 Magazines 1.+SCRIPT/CLIQUE+ 17249p. 2.+Sh0ck/Legend+ 16892p. 3.AddyBook/Oxyron 11239p. 4.+Brutal Recall/Brutal+ 10120p. 5.Internal/WoW 8419p. Crazy chart this, guess it´ll be different 1994,eh? Top 3 Swappers 1.BIZARRE/TRANCE 5412p. 5.Nightshade/Success 4414p. 5.Incubus/Antic 2838p. Welldone Jose, atlast you grabbed the 1.st spot, 1993 was the year when all megaswappers disappeared!! If all individual sceners should compete against each other,how does a top 30 look then? Top 30 Individual´93 01. Jeroen Tel/Psycics (music) 17806p. 02. Hein Holt/Focus (grafic) 16362p. 03. Ogami/FairLight (grafic) 16362p. 04. Powerplant/Legend (cracker) 15980p. 05. Zodiac/Flash Inc (coder) 15265p. 06. Crossbow/Crest (coder) 15213p. 07. TTS/Oxyron (coder) 13586p. 08. Creeper/Antic (grafic) 13541p. 09. Drax/Crest (music) 12066p. 10. A-Man/x-Legend (music) 11993p. 11. Flamingo/Light (coder) 11280p. 12. Danko/Censor (music) 10949p. 13. Guy Shavitt/SCS (music) 9962p. 14. Syndrom/Crest (music) 9869p. 15. Dragon/Censor (grafic) 9636p. 16. Bod/Talent (cracker) 9359p. 17. Eletric/Extend (grafic) 9312p. 18. Glasnost/Camelot (coder) 8069p. 19. XXX/Legend (cracker) 7963p. 20. Doc/Legend (cracker) 7658p. 21. Burglar/Success (cracker) 7245p. 22. Moon/Flash Inc. (music) 6880p. 23. Chrysagon/Talent (cracker) 6857p. 24. D´Arc/Topaz (grafic) 6180p. 25. Tron/FairLight (coder) 5643p. --> Fairlight - 8th Year of Glory (c) FLT
' 26. Sauron/x-Illusion (cracker) 5636p. 27. Bizzare/Trance (swapper) 5412p. 28. Joe/Wrath (grafic) 4890p. 29. Nightshade/Success (swapper) 4415p. 30. Bob/Censor (coder) 4360p. DREAMTEAM 1993 Powerplant (cracker) Zodiac (coder) Jeroen Tel (musican) Hein Holt (grafican) Bizzare (swapper) Script (magazine) Wow, if this team would have excisted they would scored: 88074 points!!! Try to beat that,eh? Last words: O.K guess that you are satisfied with all this data and are informed about the past year heroes... To all of you can I just say: WELL DONE!!! Enduro/FLT The Reformation (C) FairLight
Party III Report
' The P A R T Y I I I Report Page Instruction: The Party´93 report page 2 Funny things at the party page 3 Compo results page 4 Who was that damn redbearded man?
The Party III Report by Bacchus/FLT
Howdy hackers! This time I´ll bring you sum of the happenings at THE party of the passed year. The Party III, with 2682 paying visitors, was the biggest party EVER held. So hold on for more: Time: The party was held from 10:00 on the 27/12 to 15:00 the 29/12 1993 Entrance cost: 150Dkr. The Party Place: Last years Danish party was held in Aars, in a huge conferess center. As the arrangers estimated that this wouldn´t room all the guys this time, they moved the show to Herning, which holds Denmark´s biggest "Messecenter". All the guys who reserved pla- ces , got a spot for their own in the main hall, which was BIG! The other poor fellows got stuck in a smaller hall. Both contained the screens we now expect from all decent parties. (The one in the big hall was a bit unsharp, so all plotter shown got lost in the blurr.) You were allowed to sleep anywhere you could, but there were sleeping halls available. They contained white screens (kind of chinese walls) so you could easily find your own corner to sneak into. But who wants to sleep on parties? (I still remember the squares Tron got in his forehead, after sleeping on the keyboard in Gotheborg...) Facilities: For once, there were showers to be used. The hot water run out the first hour, but you could get water out of the system, and that´s what counts! (Too bad, I didn´t bring a towel. You learn to live with the smell!) A 24 hour cafeteria and a resturant was open when you needed it, provided good food for decent prices. (30 Dkr for a plate of half a chicken and a massive bunch of fries is OK pricing to me!) I heard people complaining at the prices, but I assume they expected free food for the entrance cost! (Irony) The toilets tend to be OK the first hours, but then turn into places you rather shit in your pants than enter. The cleaning staff did an excellent job, to prevent this from happening at this party. For the ones who didn´t have anything to do, there was a major hall on the second floor which was used as a moviehall. Some of the latest movies on laserdisc were shown. Commodore held their symposiums in between the moviesessions. Voting: While registrating at the entrance, you got a pink bracelet to indicate that you had paid, and also a votedisk. This was an Amiga formatted disk with a voting program on. Voting could be done on any Amiga, and then you just left the disk to the arr- angers. Really kewl system. You voted for the number that corresponded to the contribution you voted for. This became a mess in the graphicscompetition, as they managed to provide two different screens telling which number each person had. If you find a person considerably lower or higher than expected, then this might be one of the reasons! At the democompetition Focus had our votes course the mistake with numbers at votings. Well Focus: Congratulations for a place on the stands. You got it, but the only reason was that you were number three, and we number four. We would easily have passed you, and would even be close to Censor, if the votes had been put on the INTENDED demo! Also cheating appeared as Scat/RSI traded with a lot of dudes to win the gfx-compo, but the arrangers found it all out and he got "only" a 10th place with a UGLY-piccy! So people, don´t take this compo too serious,please! --> Who was unshaved at the party???
Personally I did arive at 15:00, some five hours after the actual start of the party, but I´ve been told they had a Kyd&Balle show and also a "rope pulling contest" during this time. What I saw was the "diskthrowing contest" and the "karoke contest". The latter took so long than the arrangers time list blew up, fucking the shedule for the rest of the party. It was a pathetic sight, seeing the yelling nerds on stage. I can´t imagine how one can make such a fool of oneself for the change of winning a CD32. Also on the party were some danish dealers with stands selling accessories for the Amiga and PC. You could buy lots of decently priced 3.5" discs, but no sight of 5.25" ones! Commodore was sponsoring the party. This hasn´t happened before, as I recall. They held symposiums in the moviehall, as said before. Subjects were CD32 (with the Full Motion Video (FMV) module to it), system programming and more. The audience could ask the scandinavian direction any question they liked. It,s rather new that CBM staff are this open to their buyers! Funny things at the party: * Legoland 3 was released, but how it´s way to Herning was is a knowledge! Tron wasn´t at the party so we had to DL the demo to the party, but how? Later on we got in contact with a dude call- ed Helloween/Bronx, he said that he could borrow his home with full c-64 equipment to us. We went to his home and DL the demo, but when we left him again, Bacchus had his C-64 withhim too!! Opps! But later at the party again, Helloween got his comp- uter back again, he didn´t knew that he lost it... * At night Spirou/Flt and Creeper/Antic were tired and wanted to rest for a while, but their sleep were short, coz suddenly there flew massess of 3.5" disks against them, when Spirou asked what´s going on, he got the answer: Diskthrowingcompo!! Ouch! * The was a fight between Crossfire and Dishy, it all ended with X-fire leaving the party and Dishy as a champion! * Creeper/Antic suprised us all, becourse he wasn´t ill at the party as he usually is,yum! * Did someone see that car which drove 1.5m up on a little snow- mountain? Get the picture! * Who´s that red bearded man? --> When will I be famous? Fosie BBS...
The arranging groups (Silents,Lemon and Spaceballs) are all on the Amiga. So for this reason the C64 and the PC compos were second interest. We all know the prices for the C64 compo sucked major dokey dick, but the set two hours for the compo were re- duced to one. One of the reasons was the "awesome" (NOT!) karokeshow. For this reason, Camelot (arranging the compo on the C64) took out a jury to select the 10 best demos of the 19 available. This could easily be done as there were the mature pic- tures screaming "Fuck PC and Amiga" (Hi Regina) and other junk products to be directed to the garbage can instantly... The Results: DEMO (10 choosen competiors of 19 available) 1.TOWER POWER/CAMELOT 1640p. 2.Spasmolytic/Censor 1328p. 3.Visual Delight/Focus 1044p. 4.Legoland 3/FairLight 704p. 5.ComaLight 11/Oxyron 400p. 6.Arla/Dual Crew 224p. 7.Point Zero/Silicon 168p. 8.Tales of Myster/Spirit 96p. 9.Beyond Imagination/Antic 96p. 10.WoW Story 3/WoW 48p. Comments: All demos had high-standard except the WoWone! MUSIC (23 competitors) 1.RED DEVIL/FLT 1000p. 2.K.Roesten/BM 488p. 3.Zyron/Antic 384p. 4.Odysseus/Eastgang 320p. 5.Amadeus/MekaDesign 308p. Comments: The tune you are now listening is the one which one!!! Flops: Syndrom/Crest 20p., P.R.I/Oxyron 0p.!, Danko/Censor 56p. GRAPHICS (34 competitors) 1.OXIDY/FAIRLIGHT 740p. 2.Dane/Triad 604p. 3.Deekay/Crest 320p. 4.Mad/Padua 288p. 5.Creeper/Antic 224p. ' Comments: Lots of supergrafics here, again FLT rules,hehe! Flops: Mirage/Focus 140p., Hein Holt/Focus 52p.!, Wave/Camelot 40p., Eletric/Extend 76p. Last words: Yup, that´s it, I hope all groups which visited the party had fun and see again at: THE EASTERN PARTY (TCC) 1-3 of April at GOTHEBORG Arrangers: FAIRLIGHT and HORIZON Bacchus and Enduro/FLT Solution: The beardman was Bacchus!
' Spotlights on: Count Zero and Cycleburner First out is Count 0 of Red Sector: [L]=Lexi [C]=Count 0/TRSI [L]:Ok, well what is your Status in TRSI ? [C]:Cracker, Modemtrader, Fixer, Organizer, Cosysop [L]:When did you start in the C64 Scene and what was your 1st Group you ever joined ? [C]:I started in 1986, and my 1st Group was named Bloedisoft. We translated "Destroyer" to German and made it full of Shit....Man that was a fuckin´ kewl Time. Our slogan was : The Time of beeing Proud, of beeing a Bloedy, has just begun.... The Group died as i got Busted for the 1st Time. [L]:Hahah yeah o remember the 1st Times, my Group was named Fuck for Copyright....Haha Well, According to the actual things that happen in your Group Ishould ask you what do you think about the new things in TSRI for you ? [C]:Well 1st of all we are just keeping the Group alive to show People like Alpha Flight their Limits and to kick some Major Ass like ever. We don´t release any Low Budget Games. Therefor we Killed "Ultimate". We allow AFL to release that kinda Ultimate Stuff. [L]:Errmm, Well yeah...ahem...You know that i´m not good in doing Interviews , especially when i have you on the Line right now Asking Spontanous Questions...Hehe Typing and Asking questions isn´t my thing ... Let´s have some Braainstroming questions to ya to test if your IQ is that big like your Mouth hehe.. Here we go: Alpha Flight : Australians feeling Lame = AFL Aids for Live All fuckin´ Lame C64 : Rulez !!! Amiga 1200 : Sucks....but i didn´t pay it so.... Euro Boards : Mostly Lame Chaotic Factor : Cyborg Sucks Radar/Lagerfeld : Nazi Power Cavron/TRC : No Comment Yoguslavian War : Let Croatia Rule Cable TV : ARD Radwar Party : Drunken Irata [L]:What will you take with you to an lonesome Island ? [C]:Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, D1 Telephone, The Pill (for Women) for 25 Years, and Communist. [L]:What is your Favourite: Food :Pizza, Kebab, Pita Gyros Drink :Cola Whiskey, Beer, Coca Cola Movie :Spaceballs Board :Forplay Friend :Check the Greetinx Computer:C64, Amiga, SNES, PC Joystick :Competition Pro Girl :Majesty´s Maren Music:Depends on my Mood, Extreme Leftwinged German Punk, Normal Punk, Heavy Metal, Rock´n Roll Group:Cyberpunx, next to TRSI it is TALENT. [L]:What is the highest Phonebill you ever got: [C]:About DM 700.- and i´m proud of it. [L]:Pah, Lamer, mine was about DM 1059.- Ahem... and mostly i waste this Money to call People like you. [C]:Looks like i´m really worth something to you. [L]:Smack Smack.....(Stop kissing my Feets Jutta) [L]:Seems that we (finally) reached the end of this anoiing Interview....Well What about some last Words ?! [C]:1st of all i want to thank AFL and Coderz for their excellent Lame behaviour which made me continuing the Scene and Cracking and i hope they will go on like this So i can have some more Fun. --> This is a shorted version,sorry Lexi!
2nd, Iwant to greet some of the best Crackers around namely : Bacchus of Fairlight, Antitrack of Legend & F4CG, Crisp of TRSI, HOK of TRSI, Mr.President Ex-Red Sector Inc. (Hi and thanx for your Help Michael). Following with i would like to send some special overseas to Unholy and Side Sector of Demonix, Massive Onslaught, Night Writer, Swan Song/DMX, Rich/Empire, Vizz & Booze/Empire, Villain/TRC (gimme a Call), Tristan/Empire, and a big Fuck you to Carc-ass, Now let´s continue with some Euro Stuff and Greets Including all RSI Members i forgot so far, especially Image (who i even forgot to mention on Forplay...SOOOORY) Majesty & Bod/Talent, Solar/F4CG, whole SCS and TRC, Lexi of Fairlight (Ed. Eh that´s me!!), all my Group mates in the Group Laser, fuckin´ Padua Wankers (smile...hi Anno...Warm Ketchup), Toxyc/IMP. [L]:Ok, well thanks for yer time, see ya!! [C]:No problem! Lexi/FLT Sorry Gerrit, but I really had to cut your interview down a bit, I hope you´ll survive... Next out is the famous coder called Cycleburner/Megastyle who was very famous in the c-64 scene some years ago! [Q] Watchman/FLT [A] Cycleburner/MegaStyle [Q]Hi and welcome to the "Hot Terminal" Mr Cycleburner! [A]Thank U!My pleasure. [Q]When did you start out, and when did you join your first group? [A]I got my first computer in 1983,and in 1987 I joined the first real demo group. [Q]What groups have you been in during the years? [A]Groups I´ve been a member are The Black Knights, which be- came Weird Science, and then I joined Contex when Weird split up, and finally I joined Megastyle when Contex split up! [Q]How did you start on the scene? [A]I joined "The Black Knights" after seeing their adress in a demo. We then changed name a few times, before we and some famous group I can´t remember the name of (The Flash- boys??Not quite, but something like that;) formed Weird Science 2662.(By the way, this part of Weird formed later Tridon which was prehaps rather unknown, but they were very good.) [Q]What aliases have you been using? [A]In my first demos I used the name "NOP" (No Ordinary Prog- grammer), and when I joined Contex, I changed to Cycleburner. [Q]When did you start making demos, and when did you start com- peting in demo competitions with them? [A]I guess I started making demos 1987 or so, and I think it was my second demo that won the first prize at a party in Askim. (I even beat Rawhead and Omega Supreme wasn´t too happy about not winning...) [Q]What is your most famous oroduction so far? [A]The most successful demo I made in Weird Science, was prob- ably "Sign´o´the Times (won in Askim). But I guess I´m best known for,are the ones I made in Contex. Everyone keeps saying "Look Sharp" was so great, but I can´t understand why... Besides, it only got a fifth place at the party it was released. I was more satisfied with "Youthquake", but it was "only" third. "Top priority" is probably the one I put most work into(and it has the most parts too.) We could have done a lot of great work in MegaStyle, but school took too much time for all of us. They actually asked me to join already when I was in Contex, but I chose to stay in Con- tex. Who knows, maybe we would have done something even greater if I had joined Megastyle earlier. Rune "Sparkler" Spans is an outstanding artist, and I´m glad he´s doing the graphics for my game now. --> FairLight FairLight
[Q]What is your coding philosopphy,i.e what do you find im- portant? [A]My"coding pilosophy" is that I don´t care much about tricks that are hard to code. Design is everything. But if you can incor- porate some clever coding tricks into a great looking demo, then that´s ideal. Futhermore, I don´t like effects that aren´t updated 50 times per second (or 60 times per second on NTSC). [Q]Do you try to find a use for a new routine, or do you make up the "story" first and then figure out which routines to use? [A]In most of the demos I´ve made on the C64, I´ve sampled some music, and then I´ve let the music inspire the rest of the demo. Sometimes I have made a routine first, but that´s not usually how I work. It tends to get boring that way... [Q]Do you like just technial demos, or do you think that people should work on more design? [A]I hate technial demos, unless they contain something amazing. The first demos with sprites on the border were pretty shock- ing to me, although the design could have been better. I´m amazed by effects tht previously were thought of as imp- ossible, but 4000 dots or 500 scrollers is too boring. [Q]What are your tools of the trade? [A]The assembler I use was infact made by my father! [Q]What are your views on the different scenes? You told us that you are working on a game for the Amiga,is that your new turf? [A]Yes,I´ll be working on my own game for Amiga for some while,and if it turns out like I hope it will,I´ll continue making games for the Amiga too. [Q]Can you tell us about any weird experience you have had when attending a party? [A]Now,about weird or funny things that have happened at part- ies,I only seems to remember the bad parts,like my power supply failing to work,my screen not surviving the transport, cop.prices being withdrawn or cops cancelling the whole party! Maybe I´M just very unlucky,or maybe I´M suffering from amnesia... But atleast I´ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of interesting people at the parties! [Q]Thanks for the chat, live long and prosper! [A]And may the force be with you. Watchman/FLT In the next issue we´ll have spotlights on: Radar and Bob This is The End, press the button!
Introduction... ...the group profile chapter Yes, this is a new chapter in Reformation which will contain some very interresting reading about famous groups profile and history... First out is: Chromance Chromance is, in my opinion,a group which everyone likes one way or another. They are entitled as one of the few groups who made it to the top, but who not really look down on others. They have friends ranging from members from top groups ´til group- less people who just entered the scene. The first time I really got in touch with Chromance, was when I helped my friend Atomicro to get in the scene. He coded a couple of intros and send them to Chromance, with the question if the liked them, and prehaps he could join. And they accepted him. That was when I decided for myself that Chromance was special. They don´t look at your back- ground first, and then you prehaps could do for the group. I think it wouldn´t mattared if Atomicro came straight from Legend to Chromance or just like then, new in the scene, because they would have taken him on his abilities, and not his background. How goes the Chromace-story? Chromance began life as a root of the F.B.I Crew in summer 1990. Mr.Wax, at that time leader of F.B.I, was fed up with the chaos in the group, and decided to start a new one. From the F.B.I members, they picked the best and most active members, to form a group with a name comming from the ´Gridpoint Observer´ editor. (Guess who?,ed anm) Also some other members from diff- erent groups and countries joined, but they are already out or left the scene by now. To promote Chromance a bit, the went to the Transcom party. "The biggest flop ever" says Mr.Wax about this party. Their big breakthrough was when they started to crack seriously, and when they origanized their own party,the Chromance Party V2 in Budapest, back in 1991. --) The Reformation (C) FairLight
Who rule among the rulers?
Instead of leaders as in the F.B.I Crew, they took organizers, which are Mr.Wax and Jinx. Chromance never died and is never rebuild becoz of that, they have never been in co-op, although there have been a few little co-op contact demo´s. Besides their cracks, among them, several first releases from Hungarian soft- ware teams, they also release a small demo once in a while (like Bad Habbit) and their "Gamers Guide"-clone "Are We The Best?". They have stopped their activities for this magazine, and are waiting for another person to continue its release. Chromance future plans are just some improvments of what they are doing now. They do still concentrate on cracking, and tries to get more involved in the modemscene (with Armageddon for example). They do also have a party once in a while (last one was a month ago with Faces: the X-mas Paddy!) Quality leads to the top! There are only a few "elite" groups, and the struggle for the number one place by releasing the best cracks is hard. Chromance see themselves striking with quality-cracks and many first releases. But this is also where some people have critics on Chromance. Some say that most first releases are budgetgames from Hungarian teams, and most games arren´t worth playing. But, this slight minor is covered up by some nice "normal" cracks, and sometimes they even made a real masterpiece. I think that that´s also a very important factor which helped them to the top. After all, the WANTS quality instead of speed... (Hmm,start voting for Bacchus/FLT when...ed.com) Some thoughts about charts! Mr.Wax has a very good opinion here and the position of some groups. He says "In my opinion, most charts are bullshit. No off- ence of groups, but how comes it that inactive groups are placed so high in charts? Think before voting! And also stop voting for dead groups, give the chance for the real active people instead!!" Some finalwords from Mr.Wax "Most of us are friendly people, don´t like to rag and so on. We´re trying to have some fun in this scene and we always look on the bright side of life. Peace to everybody and remember: You´re liv- ing only once, don´t take computing to seriously. If you do, you´ll surely regret it a few years later!". --) The Reformation (C) FairLight
Finally, here is the most current list of the Chromance members: Name: Jobs: Age,Job: ---- ---- ------- Mr.Wax Swap, Crack, Org.,Modem 20, studying Jinx Code, Crack, Modemtrade 19, civil service Painkiller Code, Crack, Swap 19, studying Griff Code, Music 19, working Alex Code, Crack, Swap 19, studying Jazzy D Code, Crack, Swap,Modem 19, studying Redax Code, Phonephreak 20, working in a phonecomp.! Cryptodanc. Swap, a bit graphics 18, studying Blockbuster Swap, Crack, Modem 19, studying Mike D Graphics, Modem 20, army (married) Joyride Sysop EHQ "Highway" 17, studying Alagami Editor "Imagination" 18, studying Mac 2 Music ??, studying Hain Crack, Modem, Swap ??, studying? Floris Graphics ??, army? Yup, 16 at total, if I missed someone or wrote a deadone, please let me know til the next issue! Lord Crucifier/Sacred The Reformation (C) FairLight
Demo Hall of Fame 1993
The Demo Hall of Fame 1 9 9 3 It´s time to show you the list of all reviewed demos here in the Reformation the past year and which was the best one? Facts: * 53 demos was tested and that´s all the wellknow ones,that´s 13 lesser than 1992 but the average % is higher this year! Let´s start with a recall from 1992... The Demo Hall of Fame 1992: (p) Name: Group: (%) --- ----- ------ --- 01 WonderLand 9 Censor 100 02 Elysium Origo 99 03 3rd SFTH Triad 99 04 ComaLight 8 Oxyron 99 05 Last Traktor 3 Horizon 98 06 Lunacy 5 Antic 97 07 Legoland 2 FairLight 97 08 Pod.k.Her Camelot 97 09 Dutch Breeze BlackMail 97 10 Brutality Light 97 Will Censor grab it 1993 too with WonderLand X?? Let´s entet the cambers: The Demo Hall of Fame: (p) Name: Group: (%) --- ----- ------ --- 01 TowerPower Camelot 95 02 WonderLand X Censor 93 03 Legoland 3 FairLight 93 04 ComaLight 10 Oxyron 93 05 Spasmolytic Censor 92 06 Wild Crest 92 07 Visuality 3 V.R 92 08 Totally Stooned Booze Des. 91 09 Lunacy 7 Antic 90 10 Imse Vimse Get Noice 90 11 Visual Delight Focus 89 12 Blaze of Glory House 88 13 ComaLight 9 Oxyron 87 14 ComaLight SQR Oxyron 86 15 ComaLight 11 Oxyron 86 16 GraveYard Blues3Topaz 86 17 Beer Factory Trinomic 84 18 Problem Child Topaz 83 19 ATFTH Topaz 82 20 Beyond Reality Focus 81 21 Obornik Elysium 80 22 Fantasia 3 Oxyron 80 23 Mind Control Triad 79 24 Point Zero Silicon 79 25 Genesis TwiLight 78 26 PartyDemo Col+EB 77 27 AOTS 2 Beyond Force 77 28 D´n´D Vision 75 29 Beyond Im. 2 Antic 74 30 Tales of MysterySpirit 74 31 Arla Dual Crew 73 32 SLC Partydemo Silicon 72 33 Four Years Origo 71 34 Delicious 3 Trias 71 35 Hard Target Paradize 69 36 The Awakening Wrath 68 37 Fuel Equinox 68 38 Cosine Lethargy 68 39 Get a Life Focus 66 40 Sex Slitro Faces 65 41 Forbidden Fruit WoW 64 42 The Culture Cult 60 43 Jerkland D.D 55 44 The LongWay TEG 55 45 Unlimited Power Silicon 52 46 Inner Satisf. Focus 49 47 WoWstory 3 Wow 45 48 Human Machine Jam 36 49 Milestone Damage 30 50 Fruit o.t.Loom Paralyze 20 51 Skychart 4 LCT 12 52 Zonk LoA 10 Camelot MADE IT!!! Yes, with two days left of the year,Camelot shocked us all at their own party and released the best demo of the year,congratultaions The Demo called "Europe"/Tough was disqulified coz all the rips from Crest... O.K let´s hope that 1994 will be as good as 1993 were,right?! SORRY! Here should a 200 block long review by Oxidy started but the textfile is broken so you´ll have to wait til issue #8!! Enduro/FLT The Reformation (C) FairLight