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+ WELCOME TO + + THE PULSE MAGAZINE - THE APRIL EDITION + ______________________________________ Ladies and Gentlemen, once again we introduce to you the international distributed THE PULSE MAGAZINE - produced by REGINA in 1994. This month we present our 10th anniversary edition. Celebrate with us, as we introduce yet another marvelous and crammed edition with mindmoving entertainment and information. INSTRUCTIONS : Use JOYSTICK in PORT 2. Left and right to change PAGES and FIRE to reach the MENU! Dear Readers, 1st of April 1994 It is hard to believe it, but here we are again, this time able to introduce the 10th edition of THE PULSE MAGAZINE. With that we present our anniversary special, not that there is anything unusual about this edition - but as always we have a great show for you anyway. THE PULSE MAGAZINE was first released on JUNE 1st 1993. Back then it was not intended to become what it has turned into today, but by the will of some and the help of others, we have succeeded in taking the market by storm and put this creation in the history books. We may seem superficial, but honest to god we have the right intentions. This month the editorial change once again. SUN DANCER was kicked out, which means that PIXELS will never be a part of this magazine again. NEPTUNE of CAMELOT is welcomed to the staff as the new graphical critic for World Of Demos, taking over the job from SUN DANCER. Other changes in the staff was probably notable last month, with the latest addition from America MUTANT-X getting busted, and therefore automaticly being removed from the staff. We at THE PULSE MAGAZINE would like for all our readers to be aware of the fact, that all members added to the staff are presented with a number of rules which they have to go by, and should they breach any of them, it means immediate expulsion. We are fair, but resolute. Due to the celebrations of our 10th edition anniversary, we have receaved a bundle of congratulations from some of the sceners on the boards - be sure to check them out in GLOBAL REPORT. We present with this edition the opening of our brand new reaction chapter named MEET THE PRESS. You are therefore now able to write to us your opinions about this magazine. We will return in the beginning of MAY, be sure to get your hands of THE PULSE MAGAZINE when it is due. DUKE General Editor + THE PULSE MAGAZINE - THE EDITORIAL + ___________________________________ Executive Editor DUKE/REGINA Co-Editor CROSSFIRE/MOTIV 8 U.S Correspondant COUNT-ZERO/PSI/TALENT Euro Correspondant SPLATTERHEAD Euro Correspondant KBS/REGINA Programming Critic STEVE/CAMELOT Graphical Critic NEPTUNE/CAMELOT Music Critic DRAX/VIBRANTS Graveyard sysop EDDIE/MOTIV 8 THE PULSE MAGAZINE are looking to add certain talented sceners to the staff. Look in THE BLACKBOARD for details. + THE PULSE MAGAZINE - THE CREDITS + _________________________________ Intro Programming SHARK/REGINA Intro Graphics RRR/OXYRON/AFL Intro Sound (Made especially for us)DRAX/VIBRANTS Outfit Programming DR.ZIVAGO/REGINA Outfit Graphics SUN DANCER/MOTIV 8 Outfit Sound SHARK/REGINA THE GRAVEYARD : +XX-XXX-XXXXXXX THE PULSE MAGAZINE EHQ Leave E-MAIL to CROSSFIRE THE PULSE MAGAZINE can be reached at : THE PULSE MAGAZINE WHQ THEPULSE MAGAZINE SUPPORT DUKE/REGINA (N.O.E) SPLATTERHEAD (N.O.E) XXXX XXXXX XXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX.X XXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Telephone : +XX-XXXXXXXX These are the official addresses for our editorial. We accept News, Information, Reports, Stories, Statements or whatever that may be in our readers interest. PLEASE NOTE: addresses should be sent to our address posted in THE BLACKBOARD. + THE PROGRAM GUIDE - THE APRIL EDITION + _____________________________________ PREFACE Editorial/Introduction NEWS JOURNAL News/Facts MONTHLY RELEASES 1st-Release Charts SATIRICA Satiric Stories/Views GLOBAL REPORT Scene/Reports BOARD REPORT News/Reports PROFILE Interview/Portrait OVERALL CHARTS Voted Charts/Comments WORLD OF DEMOS Demo Reviews/Comments SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT Debate/Information THE BLACKBOARD Advertisements MEET THE PRESS Reactions/Comments
+ NEWS JOURNAL - THE HEADLINES + _____________________________ NEWS JOURNAL returns to bring you a detailed report about the happenings in the scene in March month. March proved to be quite a busy month, there are still a lot of things to report upon, and it even looks as if the scene is growing instead of falling apart. I could be wrong, but by the looks of the huge bundle of news, it sure could look like it. The news was collected by CROSSFIRE, SPLATTERHEAD and DUKE. Should there appear any news of a wrong nature, please inform us of this, so that we can correct it. As always, the NEWS JOURNAL is written General Editor DUKE. * AVANTGARDE was fortunate in their plans to bring back a strong American side to the group, but when everything looked to be going great, LUCIFER (the sysop of PHIBERCOM) was busted by the American secret service, and he now makes the third in a row to go down in Houston, with already GREGO and SUSIE UZI being busted. According to rumours, the secret service should have had his line tapped for about a year, and he is currently in jail facing charges from AT'n'T and possibly others. However, March month was not all bad news for the AVANTGARDE side, as they could announce the return of the former MAMBA editor PETER. Many people thought this would bring back MAMBA aswell, but according to DEFF/AVT- "MAMBA? Fuck no! Never again!". AVANTGARDE also managed to add TRICOM (cracker, supplier, coder, graphician) in March. * HAIN is once again actual in a new group, this one his 5th ? (I stopped counting) this year already. His new group is now F4CG, and according to HAIN himself, he joined up because- "Ohh.. Reason is so somple. I have never been in F4CG. Okay, just kidding. MAJESTY was out for a little while so hardly anyone was taking care of the organisation. So, no calling- cards around as such as..". MAJA/TALENT also joined up with F4CG along with two Polish swappers named SPARK and THE- RION. F4CG could also announce that the Italian party which was supposed to be arranged by PLAYBOY was cancelled due to the lack of attenders. Only ANTITRACK/F4CG had in mind to be there. THE STRANGER was kicked out due to his inacti- vity caused by his army-service along with LARRY, who was booted because of running a board "REVOLUTION" which apparently was not in the interests of F4CG. According to F4CG, LARRY also pretended to be a coder, but turned out not to be - he then attempted to join AVANTGARDE, but was turned down. The final F4CG report is a happy one though, it appears that F4CG will soon be on the market with a brand new demo, this one their 10-years-birthday demo (ed. Hmm?) which will be named "DECADE OF AGRESSION". * SPLATTERHEAD and LCF decided to rebuild SACRED, but when MENDRAKE was added to the group, he released 3 games, with a fake EMPIRE intro linked to two of them. It all caused a scandal, and SACRED died in shame. According to MENDRAKE, who joined up with FAIRLIGHT after the crash, the EMPIRE intros were added by a person claiming to be in EMPIRE. He was simply led to believe that EMPIRE actually released his games, and therefore was not to blame for the insident. Most of the members from SACRED are now groupless. * REGINA kicked out SUN DANCER for breaching several grap- hics deadlines, he later joined MOTIV 8. STEVE was dismissed, because he is not active on the 64 today anyway, except for the work he does for WORLD OF DEMOS in THE PULSE. STEVE is now in CAMELOT. The current memberstatus of REGINA is : DUKE, DR.ZIVAGO, SHARK and KBS. * A new American fixergroup was built up by MOLOCH! The memberstatus is not public yet though, but it appears that some promising names are said to be in. * VISION has had the longest drought since they returned last year. Because of that, HERCULES and FREDDIE decided to pack their bags and leave VISION. Right now it seems as if VISION is more dead than alive. * MOTIV 8 added a couple of members to their already quite long list of members. THE FRESH PRINCE and DANIEL/ex.EPIC aswell as SUN DANCER/REGINA joined up, with THE FRESH PRINCE starting to call out. * GOREFEST decided to leave THE RULING COMPANY and drop most of his contacts. He is still active though, but on a more relaxed level, and currently he is not involved with any group. * WILDSIDE died only one month after it was formed due to internal problems. Most of the members went on and joined X-RATED which returned to the scene after a long break. Also DR.ZZAP/BRONX and NEW DESIGN/CRYPT joined up, which makes the memberstatus look as follows : X-RAFFI, CHRISSIE, MIDFIT (ex.DR.JONES), PIGEON, DOOM, L.TRIMM, DR.ZZAP, NEW DESIGN, DEEKAY, O.B (ex.LAZINESS) and TRIBAL (sysop of DEAD ZONE). * BENSON left TRSI to join up with TALENT in order to release the game GENLOG under their label. Moments after that, BENSON left the scene, due to that he is going to become a dad (congratulations OLD man, we will miss you). * CHROMANCE added a couple of members to the strong squad, SZAB (known as the coder of the game "STAR BRAIN") joined up to operate as a NTSC-fixer. They also recruited X-RADI- CAL who left VISION in order to operate as the new original supplier in CHROMANCE. The currently memberstatus of CHROMANCE goes as follows : PAINKILLER, COP, GRIFF, HOMEBOY, SZAB, WILL, JAZZY D, ALEX, MR.WAX, ICARUS, X-RADICAL, JINX, BLOCKBUSTER, JOYRIDE and THERION. * The once mighty board THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE appears to be facing the Grim Reaper after 5 years in existance. According to SOLAR/F4CG, THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE has lost a lot of callers since it became LEGEND HQ, and unless it picks up, it will be closed down. Call it at : XXX-XXX-XXXX. * ROLE is back in the scene with their magazine ROCK'n'ROLE once again, which has 19 editions on its back. ROCK'n'ROLE has been away from the scene for about two years now, but according to ICE-T, he and COMMANDER would release the comeback edition at VENLO (16th of April). * COMIC PIRATES are still around although there has been a lot of hype going on in the most mags about them. Their mag NETWORK is not dead, but simply put on hold due to COMIC PIRATES being engaged with other projects at the time being. The memberstatus goes as follows : PJ DYNAMIX, FLIM FLAM, DENEER, BRIX, ECHO, T.ERROR and LEECH. * The English computer-magazine COMMODORE FORMAT is bankerupt, since their mail-section quit, and therefore their distribution went right out the window. COMMODORE FORMAT was one of the very last C64 paper-magazines still around, so lets hope someone else will take over the market soon. * ALPHA FLIGHT had a pretty silent month compared to other months, but they managed to add a couple of members anyhow. SPECTATOR/XENON (swapper) left SLASH DESIGNS and joined up with ALPHA FLIGHT as his 2nd group. RAMIREZ left SUCCESS to join up aswell. * FLASH INC. appears to be back in business, with BUMBOO leaving JAM to join up. Let's hope this means something!!
+ MONTHLY RELEASES - THE MARCH RELEASES + _______________________________________ Be welcome to the MONTHLY RELEASES of MARCH 1994, part of THE PULSE MAGAZINE april edition. More than 10 years ago Commodore started producing this lovely machine we are all addicted to. Now in 1994 still about 15-20 full games get released each month along with decent previews and well designed demos. Let's see what happened during March and follow me on a journey through the world of warez and boards. Just break on through to the other side ... Jim Morrison The US SCENE MARCH ________________ What everybody expected became reality. There is about nothing left of the once so glorious fixing business in the states. LEGEND managed to bring TSM back with a decent game, but rumours are saying that PWP had to do most of the fixing himself. No sign of life from DEMONIX and EMPIRE, although BOOZE of EMPIRE is said to be back for decent games. The AVANTGARDE fixing section with PUDWERX did very well this month, and finally PSI turned up with a real warezblast. Also a new group called BYRONIC turned up, members are : PEACEMAKER, CURLIN and VORTEX, all MOTIV 8 members. THE US SCENE MARCH ________________ As a conclusion it actually looks like there are only 2 (!) real native American (Canadian) fixers are still active. Namely PUDWERX and STEALTH are doing something from time to time. The GODFATHERS did not enter the warezworld with anything and since CODERZ' leader LUCIFER got busted, they seem to be out of business aswell. The roots are vanished from the US, and European fixers are taking over the leadership. A way into the future? Hopefully not! AVANTGARDE (Ger, UK, Swiss, USA, etc.) (2.Rank/13.3 Points) __________________________v__________________ Everybody expected it and it became reality. PUDWERX is back in full effect and gives his group the second spot this month. They started march month with a killer preview of a Bulgarian game called ARC DOORS (0.9) by NEW ENTRY, and continued with a fixed version of the COSMOS DESIGNS/Markt+Technik game CROSSFIRE (4.1). A cooperation crack with TALENT followed and the earlier RED SECTOR release BATTLE (3.9) from DOUBLE DENSITY got released on PAL/NTSC. Finally the stylers managed to put out the fixed version of another COSMOS DESIGNS game called SUPER NIBBLY (4.4), the follow-up to NIBBLY'92. AVANTGARDE USA also put out the earlier released puzzle DISC-O-VERY (3.5) with TALENT. ALPHAFLIGHT (Ger, USA) (7.Rank/0.4 Points) _____________________________________________ By the end of the month, they just managed to release a preview of a game called NODULE (0.4) EXCESS (Ger) (5.Rank/4.0 Points) _____________________________________________ At the very beginning of the count out, they released a rather bad game called SANTA CLAUS HELPER (1.6) by TMMB/CP VERLAG on PAL which nobody else bothered to touch. Later on MOVE (1.7) published by CP VERLAG found its way to the drives. A typical puzzle game, released with an intro slapped infront and untrained (-1). Finally they told us to be back soo with a nice preview of LATER (0.7), a Polish ware. LEGEND (Ger, Bel, UK, USA, AUS) (4.Rank/7.3 Points) _____________________________________________ LEGEND returned to the warez scene for the very first time this year, and put out the full version of the Australian full- price game HYPERSPACE WARRIOR (7.3) put out and fixed together with TSM. MOTIV 8 (Den, Ger, etc.) (6.Rank/3.8 Points) _____________________________________________ Left out last month due to strange happenings which are apparently my fault I got to list SPANISH TREASURE (-) for M8 in here. No points due to a CONSTRUCTION KIT. Following this was the perfect fixed, but not at all running version of EXPERIENCE (-) and another ADVENTURE CREATOR game, MOTIV 8 (Den, Ger, Etc.) (6.Rank/3.8 Points) _____________________________________________ THE CAIRO CONNECTION (-) by LOGYK SOFT. Finally they got into the charts with the fixed release of ACE (3.8) from ART PROJECT SOFT. TALENT (UK, Ger, Fin, USA) (1.Rank/22.1 Points) _____________________________________________ During their month of group changes, they managed to release a couple of games which made them the number one group of this month. DISC-O-VERY (3.5) by DOUBLE DENSITY fixed by ROCKSTAR and PUDWERX were just the start-sign. They came up with the co-op crack with AVANTGARDE featuring BATTLE (3.9) from DOUBLE DENSITY which was fixed by PSI. TALENT (UK, Ger, Fin, USA) (1.Rank/22.1 Points) _____________________________________________ Later on they hit the boards with PHANTASM PRV (0.6) and the fixed version of BLACK'N'WHITE (3.9) from KOKOMO/CP VERLAG. The game was fixed by PSI though. More warez came up, and MERCENARY 2 (4.5) from LABORATO- RIUM KOMPUTEROWE APM was put out together with PSI aswell. Finally a tool-release from COSMOS DESIGNS called MULTICOLOR BITMAP EDITOR (-) prepared the scene for the best quality game this month called GENLOC (5.7) from X-AMPLE ARCHITECTURES/BOEDER put out on PAL only. TRC+SCS (Hol, Ger, USA, etc.) (3.Rank/8.3 Points) _____________________________________________ They started their personal competition this month with a jolly good preview of SECRET OF ROBERT ROY (0.8) and another preview called LIGHTPHASER ARCHERY (0.6). Two more games, SOULS OF DARKON (3.5) running PAL/NTSC, a lame text-gfx adventure, and COMET (3.4) by LOVELY BYTES, fixed by MOREN were also put out by them. Actually it looks like the only thing everybody is expecting from them is LEMMINGS. Let's wait and see.. + CRACKERGROUPS RELEASECHARTS + ______________________________ Rank Groupname Releases Points _____________________________________________ 1. (4) TALENT 5 (1) 22.1 (5.4) 2. (1) AVANTGARDE 3 (5) 13.3 (22.2) 3. (5) TRC+SCS 2 (1) 8.3 (4.8) 4. (-) LEGEND 1 7.3 5. (-) EXCESS 2 4.0 6. (3) MOTIV8 3 3.8 (6.0) 7. (7) ALPHAFLIGHT 1 0.4 (0.6) _____________________________________________ Sad but true, just 17 full games released this month.. + CRACKERGROUPS QUALITYCHARTS + _____________________________ Rank Groupname Average Quality _____________________________________________ 1. (-) LEGEND 7.3 2. (1) TALENT 4.3 3. (2) AVANTGARDE 4.1 4. (5) TRC+SCS 3.5 5. (-) EXCESS 1.7 6. (6) MOTIV8 1.3 _____________________________________________ Here we go. The quality lowers from time to time. No problem to become number one with a single release, but isn't there anything decent left? + FIXERGROUPS RELEASECHARTS + ___________________________ Rank Groupname Releases Points _____________________________________________ 1. (-) PSI 3 12.3 2. (1) AVANTGARDE 3 12.0 (10.5) 3. (4) TSM 1 7.3 (2.9) 4. (-) BYRONIC 1 3.8 5. (-) TRC+SCS 1 3.4 _____________________________________________ AVANTGARDE in a steady warezrush. Surprisingly PSI has beaten them on the run. It really seems to become fashion fixing games by yourself. + FIXERGROUPS QUALITYCHARTS + ___________________________ Rank Groupname Average Quality _____________________________________________ 1. (4) TSM 7.3 2. (-) PSI 4.1 3. (1) AVANTGARDE 4.0 4. (-) BYRONIC 3.8 5. (-) TRC+SCS 3.4 _____________________________________________ Hmm. Let's rename this chapter to the 'Fastest Moving Charts Worldwide'. What do YOU think? Until next month... COUNT ZERO/TALENT
+ SATIRICA - THE AUTOPSY OF THE SCENE + ____________________________________ Welcome dear readers to the absolutely ravishing and original SATIRICA, about the ramshackled scene and its inhabitants. This month we have a HUGE anniversary special for you, with more NEWS and BACKGROUND than ever before. We also bring back the popular SUPREME-SKINHEAD among the usual edition of NATURES CORNER and THE BALLED AND UNSHAVED. But the true special for this month, is the ANNUAL ACCADEMY AWARDS - only in SATIRICA (who else would broadcast it?). * Please note. SATIRICA is pure fiction, and should therefore not be taken serious. All stories and reports written by DUKE. * PETER is back to save the unshaved whales in the scene, this time with AVANTGARDE. We spoke with PETER about his plans for the future, but he seemed more interested in giving me a hard time about what I just stepped on. But during the meeting we did encounter a fit for fight PETER, who declared- "Well!". * HAIN continues his tour around every group in existance, this time leaving TALENT to join up with F4CG. HAIN seemed pleased with the decision, revealing to us that the uncertainty of his next destination was what kept him going. * Meanwhile at the house of NEWSCOPY/GENESIS PROJECT "Writers-block? Never heard of it". * ENDURO/FAIRLIGHT has now arranged for his posts to be subtitled. It happend after popular demand, most people were having difficulties making sense out of his posts. We spoke with PARSON, who has helped ENDURO put subtitles on his posts - "Wel, I belief tat wit tis nev ting, pepol liek me and ENDURO sdand a mutch beter tjance geting atension on the bords". The whole concept seems brilliant, although there is a catch to it. It appears that the subtitles only come in SWAHILI, SUOMI-FINISH and RUSSIAN. However, most people seem to think, that SWAHILI would atleast give them an IDEA of what ENDURO is talking about. Meanwhile at the house of SECRET MAN/AFL "RELAX will KICK, we just need an editor!!". * The holidays brought upon the stores a brand new book from SOLAR. The book entitled- "My Easterbunny" is a tribute to his past as an Easterbunny. He explains through the book, that he got the money for his C64 and modem by appearing as an Easterbunny, and on top of that he got a lot of valuable ideas of how to have sex. I am sure we can all imagine how the bunny comes into the picture with the already crowded chicken phenomenon - but SOLAR feels comfertable with the idea, that atleast HE is getting his "weiner dipped". * JUCKE is back in the nation-wide cinemas with an excellent movie about his life-work as the astonishing and incredible "BATHROOM-FURNITURE-REPAIRMAN". The movie opens in LATVIA next month at 10 cents a ticket. * BOD explained to an Italian newspaper how he was hassled by the BOGEY-MAN in the early stages of his life. He blaims that for still having to settle with living at home, although others have accused him for being too hooked on his mother. However, BOD got angry when questioned this, and shouted "How dare you talk about my mommy this way you bogger!!!". According to the police, the Italian reporter was kicked and sexualy abused by BOD - who felt that it was "his duty to set an example" and "I wanted to teach the rude reporter a lesson". * ANCIENT MARINER was spotted at BROADWAY in NEW YORK last month, where he wanted to try out his artistic skills, thi time with SHAKESPEARE. He was dismissed early though, due to his "To be, or not to be. What can that be?". * The FAIRLIGHT godfather and mega-sex-god BACCHUS was finally given away, putting the most coveted bachelor away from the market. BACCHUS held a major party for his friends the night before the weeding, where the highlights was when he danced with the 3 hookers singing "That's me in the spot- light - losing my virginity". - HAPPY honeymoon PONTUS, we will be sure to cover every detail of it.. Heh! * Meanwhile at the house of MENDRAKE/FAIRLIGHT "If you can read, you are a brainless dickhead in my opinion". SATIRICA - QUITE SIMPLY RUDE STAY TUNED! Meanwhile at the house of BEAVIS, they are looking at the latest edition of REFORMATION. [A] = BEAVIS [B] = BUTT-HEAD [A] Hehe. Hey BUTT-HEAD, does this suck? [B] Ehh.. Ehh.. Well, it has got letters on the screen, that sucks. And look, there is not even any fire.. Ehheheh.. [A] Yeah, hehe.. Fire rules! [B] Yeah, I could set fire to your butt, ehh, heheheh.. [A] heh, heh, yeah, FIRE FIRE FIRE! A TRIBUTE TO OUR DEAR COLLEAGUES AT REFORMATION. THE SPERM-LIST spermed by SPERMFIRE for THE SPERM MAGAZINE BOARD NAME NAME OF SYSOP Tunnel of Sperm Stormsperm Down by Sperm Morissey In Living Sperm Grego * The Sperm Island The Ancient Spermer Spermed Inn Cambodia Sperm Pot Spermplay Spermrider The Sperm Temple Aycee Phibersperm Lucifer * * Momentarily Spermed. + SUPREME-SKINHEAD RETURNS - EPISODE # 1 + _____________________________________ SATIRICA welcomes back the beloved and self-casted story, about the unemployed (ed. and unshaved!!) SKINHEAD that one day wakes up and realises that there is more to life than just beating up old ladies and knocking up seriously deformed drug-addicts on the street-corners. Being tired of it all, he turns into SUPREME-SKINHEAD, and together with his partner HARTMUT (the one in the pink underwear) he will fight to rid the world of all living scum and people with a strange desire for using the PC and the AMIGA for other things than playing games! BUT, one man stands in his way. The evil and cunning RAY COKES, whom we will learn more about as the story pro- ceeds no doubt. "Hey JOCHEN" cried HARTMUT, "Do you think I look a bit like SENEAD O'CONNOR?". "Oh shut up you dumb unemployed fool, I already told you that you remind me more of RIGHT SAID FRED so stop giving me a hard time!" shouted JOCHEN while beating HARTMUT on his balled spot. Yes, it was one of those great mornings, that could give every skinhead an itch. The 90's has no room for skinheads, that was what JOCHEN always said- "People like us, not even the jews appreciate us anymore!!?!". But JOCHEN and HARTMUT were very optimistic about their future, they believed the NAZI's would get a second chance, and maybe someone they knew could become the new leader. HARTMUT knew, that if that happend, he was set for life with what shaving-gello was concerned. It was a nice morning, the sun was shining bright, it had all the ingredients every NAZI hates. But it did not matter anyway though, JOCHEN had made plans to stay at the SINGLE MEN OF THE 90's bar all day anyway. HARTMUT followed, and they went out the door. THE SINGLE MEN OF THE 90's bar was especially crowded this day, which was quite remarkable considering it only had 4-5 regular visitors, and an occasional newcomer now and then. "Oye, what's up with all these people" JOCHEN cried towards the owner of the bar PARSON. PARSON explained that he had bought the rights to the annual skinhead awards, which was ready to be launched this very day in his bar. "GREAT" said HARTMUT, I cannot wait to see the list of the nominees in the "most shinny spot" catagory. The atmosphere was great, and the show was about to begin. - TO BE CONTINUED. + NATURES CORNER - WATCHING THE LEAVES DROP + _________________________________________ Welcome to another edition of NATURES CORNER with your host POWERPLANT of LEGEND (Scattered applause). Howdy. This month we will speak with the newly assigned member to AVANTGARDE, the former MAMBA-editor PETER, who is back with a brand new book - THE WAY OF THE WHALES. PWP : Tell me, what inspired you to write such a book? (Grin) PTR : During my break, I spent a lot of time with the Hungarian whales in Northern Norway. I met one whale, whom I fell in love with later. This book is a tribute to her! Sigh.. + The BALLED and UNSHAVED - a SATIRICA special + ________________________________________ Welcome back to another mindblasting and hilarious number of the most Balled and Unshaved dudes in the scene, selected by the SATIRICA monsters. For those of you, who may not have seen the last edition, and therefore missed out on the first edition of The BALLED and UNSHAVED, here follows a discription of what it is about.. The BALLED and UNSHAVED takes place in the SATIRICA villa in Iceland, where a couple of totally different sceners gets the chance to spend an intire month together. When the month is over, we invite them to tell us what the visit was like. This month we invited MOREN/SCS+TRC, ENDURO/FAIRLIGHT, DERBYSHIRE RAM/AVANTGARDE and MAJESTY/TALENT. Here we go with the comments/complaints about the stay from all the participants. MOREN says, Welp, the other Balled people were okay, and I liked the place allright - eventhough I think spending a month on a cemetery was pretty lame, but who cares? What can I say, except from the other dudes being okay, I think they were pretty stupid. Take this: I was sitting there all alone enjoying a beer, and all of a sudden a great wind came on- and the beer was gone. Quite strange, because now MAJESTY was holding a beer!???! ENDURO says, (Translated by the SATIRICA staff) I thought the month was really cool, I especially enjoyed the times I had with MAJESTY kicking me because I refused to look at his wiener. Anyway, I am really proud to have been selected among the top elite of the scene to do this report, and I just feel sad that I have to go back to doing REFORMATION now. Anyway, before I go, I would just like to remind you that my name is ENDURO, EEENNNDDUUURROO. Now I am famous, yeah! DERBYSHIRE RAM says, Jolly good month I'd say. I liked meeting young responsible men like MAJESTY, whom I do believe will make it in the business industry when he grows up. I also liked speaking with ENDURO and his interpreter, it was an experience. MAJESTY says, The month SUCKED major. I was told that I could drink all the beers I wanted, but how was I supposed to know that I had to pay for them myself? Anyway, I beat up the barkeeper, and then it became a good month afterall. The other people were great, but who is ENDURO anyway? MOREN kept on nagging me because I stole one of his beers, and DERBYSHIRE RAM (eheh, I said RAM!) was a jolly person aswell. That concludes this months get together of the BALLED and UNSHAVED. We will return next month with a bunch of just as interesting sceners. But if you REALLY want to be among the next pack, simply send us your address, and we will send the swat-team to your house. APRIL-FOOLS.. (NOT) -WIGGLE JOY! + THE ANNUAL ACCADEMY AWARDS 1994 + ________________________________ SATIRICA presents our special of the Annual Accademy Awards brought to you live from HOLLYWOOD. Tonight we will present some of the very best movies released in 1993, being rewarded with the most prestigous award in the history of movie-making, the CHICKEN SALAD CAKE. This year we present to you the host of the Annual Accademy Awards 1994, better known from his marvelous comedy "RICHIE GOES AVANTGARDE" which won an incredible 10 chicken salad cakes, an astonishing world-record (I still think he should have let RICHIE eat his own award!". Please welcome, the host of the Annual Accademy Awards 1994 - SOLAR of F4CG. (Unbelievable applause) Thank you very much. It is a great honour for me to be the presenter of the Annual Accademy Awards. It is the kind of thing that people only dream about, but because of my succes with "Richie goes Avantgarde" last year, I was the only sound choice from the Accademy. Anyway, I would have asked the host from last year to come up and join me, but when SKATER told me to pull his finger, I turned away in disgust. (Scattered mumbling) Tonight we present BEST PICTURE and BEST ACTOR. We would have included a whole bunch of other catagories, but I was hungry and accidently ate all the awards. Sorry about that. (Buuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh) But before we start with the first catagory, The BEST ACTOR, here is a few words from our sponsors. - Two hours later. Welcome back - WAAAKKEEE UUUPPP. Thank you. The year of 1993 brought to us a lot of decent movies. Well, not really but some of them proved to be somewhat entertaining. Here is the list of the nominees for BEST ACTOR of 1993. In between we will show clips from the movie in question. PSYCHOBILLY for "RED SECTOR's LIST" "Damn you fools. The only reason why you guys are on my back about our 200 members is because that you are jealous. And as long as we have a great group-spirit, it suits me fine". POWERPLANT for "THE REMAINS OF THE GROUP" "LEGEND is still alive, the only reason why we haven't put out anything serious for ages, is the lack of games from the English stores. And I'll be damned if I have to lower myself to cracking German or Polish games". RADAR for "THE FUGITIVE" "Everyone is on my back, there is no board where I can feel safe. Therefore I have to go the distance, and try to find satisfaction with my real life. Ohhh gooood I am so miserable". BOD for "IN THE NAME OF THE TOASTER" "You wouldn't be so tough if I had brought along my toaster would you? Don't get smart with me old bogger". JAZZCAT for "DINGO PARK" "Damn those filthy dingos. I better get my laser-gun and blow them to pieces. They are a threat to civilised people like me- BAAAANG... Burn baby burn". Those were the nominees for BEST ACTOR 1993. To present the award, please welcome PUDWERX. (Superb atmosphere, applause) Thank you. The CHICKEN SALAD CAKE for BEST ACTOR 1993 goes to : RADAR for "THE FUGITIVE" Unfortunately RADAR was unable to meet up, he was afraid that someone - or more precisely all of you, would beat him up! SOLAR RETURNS TO THE STAGE, THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO GIVE HIM A HAND. (Frustrated applause). Thank you very much. We succeeded fairly well in giving away the BEST ACTOR award, so let's move on to the highlight of this show - which by the way is sponsored by ANTICHRIST and SORCERESS, the BEST MOVIE 1993 presentation. Along with every movie follows a description of what the movie is about. RED SECTOR's LIST - directed by MISTER PRESIDENT "Red Sector's List is a brilliant movie, which is about a group in great need of cleaning. In the beginning it holds over 200 members, but later many are thrown overboard and it all ends with most of the members quitting, while some joined TALENT". PHILADELPHIA - directed by SUPREME "Philadelphia is a very sentimental movie about a gay-skinhead with AIDS. The ironic part of this movie however, is that the main-character HARTMUT (hmm!?) gains hair instead of loosing it. Philadelphia ends with HARTMUT turning into a heavy-metal freak that moves to Philadelphia to help hairy old black men through their pregnancy?". IN THE NAME OF THE TOASTER - directed by BOD "In the name of the toaster is the only movie this year staring and directed by the very same person. The movie is about a young Englishman who builds a close friendship with his family toaster. The toaster falls in love with BOD, and protects him through the movie from being slain by city-vilans". THE REMAINS OF THE GROUP - directed by WESTBAM "The remains of the group is a movie about a cracking-group that was put on earth by god. Time passed by, and the will of its maker slowly faded away. The movie is quite sad, and it is almost like looking at a person with AIDS who slowly is loosing grip of life". THE FUGITIVE - directed by MAJESTY "The final nominee is a real action-packed adventure about a very disliked person, who is being haunted by everyone on the boards he calls. One day he decides to quit it all, and enter real-life (something he has but only heard about). But as it turns out, he is more haunted in real-life, so he packs his bag and enters a circus as a black sheep clown". Those were the 5 nominees for BEST MOVIE 1993. To present the winner, please welcome NEWSCOPY. (Superb atmosphere, applause) Thank you. The CHICKEN SALAD CAKE for BEST MOVIE 1993 goes to : IN THE NAME OF THE TOASTER - directed by BOD. (Crowd goes wild, applause) Thank you very much indeed. I cannot wait to put my teath in this chicken salad cake, yum. Anyway, I would like to send my thanks to my mom for buying a toaster, which gave me inspira- tion to write this movie. I would also like to thank JAZZCAT for helping me with advertising for it on the boards, and just basically to all the people that saw the movie. THANKS!
+ GLOBAL REPORT - ANNOUNCEMENTS/REPORTS + _______________________________________ Welcome to the 10th edition anniversary special of GLOBAL REPORT. This month we have got a true special for you, with more text than ever before. We accept party-reports and invitations, aswell as stories that concerns the scene in GLOBAL REPORT. Here follows this months program : * THE PULSE MAGAZINE 10th edition anniversary comments. * TRSI/SMASH DESIGNS party report. * 1994's CEBIT MEETING report. * SCS+TRS+SCL party invitation. + THE PULSE MAGAZINE - ANNIVERSARY COMMENTS + _________________________________________ Due to this special occasion, CROSSFIRE met up with some of the known sceners on the European and American boards, to record their view on THE PULSE MAGAZINE celebrating its 10th edition anniversary. Here is what they said. * TRICKET/MOTIV 8 Thanks for a "NICE" mag, one of the only mags showing up regulary these days! * COUNT-ZERO/TALENT Keep up the excellent work done sofar to save the scene from dying at all. Especially the good work on the list :) * DEFF/AVANTGARDE I personally call THE PULSE the # 1 magazine these days. Only PROPAGANDA could beat it if they only would release it once a year! :) I always wondered what that big "T" stands for in the menu. So what? * JAZZCAT/LEGEND Well, the scene is slowly fading, but will be around for a while. A magazine such as The PULSE gives groups inspiration. Thanks for the arguments, laughs and mooded emotions over the last 10 issues. * STORMRIDER/F4CG Congrats!!! Long Live The PULSE!!! * CBA/TRC+SCS I guess the magazine has all in it to give a fair view of the C64 cracking scene as it is happening on the boards. Since SHOCK had been gone and PROPAGANDA slowed down, The PULSE kept on going with really active editors. First outfit made it slightly boring to read it, but as soon as the new outfit arrived, it became for me THE magazine. Hopefully you guys keep on doing the good work, because who else would be doing it. * L.A.STYLE/GENESIS PROJECT The PULSE is one of the mags that are released frequantly, that makes a good impression. * ANCIENT MARINER/ALPHA FLIGHT I never respect the PAL only magazines for the simple reason that they spread them on American boards, but the Americans are unable to read them, and at one time The PULSE was such a mag. But now that The PULSE is PAL/NTSC and I have had a chance to read through the magazine, I instantly enoyed it. The format is nice, and I like the text it contains. It is definately one of my favorite magazines, if not my favorite. It's also nice that it comes out monthly, and usually almost on time every month. Keep up the great work! * MAX/ALPHA FLIGHT COOL! I really like The PULSE. Even when PB was mainly res- ponsible for the charts. Anyway, nice mag although. * JAYCE/GENESIS PROJECT The mag's kewl, but I enjoyed the older issues better, but that might be because I was swapping more then. Anywayz, The PULSE is probably the ruling mag. Keep up the kewl work! That was all the Anniversary congratulations we managed to get in time for our deadline, we send our most humble thanks to everyone that showed their appreciation for the work we have put in the last 10 editions/months. We will return on our 20th edition anniversary with a lot more comments from the sceners, but I guess you will have to wait another 11 months for that (THE PULSE MAGAZINE has its summer-break in JULY). + TRSI/SMASH DESIGNS PARTY-REPORT + ________________________________ Written By CURLIN/MOTIV8/BYRONIC! ____________________________ Saturday March 12th (3 PM) JIHAD, ZIPPER, PEACEMAKER and I met in Neuss to drive to Cologne where the party was held. - --- - After half an hour of driving, and having fun, we had to search another half hour for the hall, when we finally arrived at the party place at 4 PM. The first known dudes we met there was AIRWOLF/GENESIS PROJECT and ASLIVE/ex.AVANTGARDE, they were both already boozing. Now it was time to enter the party-place and what did we see? Just THREE lovely C64'ers and only PC's and Amiga's. -Next Page! ANONYM/PADUA was working on his demo for the competition, and CHOTAIRE/ex.PANDORA was composing some music. Nobody really took care of doing something REAL on the computers, all dudes were instead drinking all that cheap beer, maybe not so much for the beer itself, but for the nice chicks behind the bar, let me say they were both 16 years old, not bad AT ALL!!! - --- - At 6 PM the four of us were already very drunk and didn't re- cognize that much, but I remember meeting DEFF, DARKLORD, THORN, NEVIS, JACK ALIEN/AVT, IRATA/TRSI, ANO+LEO/ PADUA, DR.JONES/X-RATED and MR.MISTER/PLAYER. - --- - Time went on and the people became more and more drunk, and the more they drank, the more aggressive they got. IRATA/TRSI was attacked with some CS-GAS, and I had a little "discussion" with that guy named MR.MISTER. - --- - The funniest thing was the fact that I met a girl I also met at RADWAR V7, she is a friend of IRATA's. Later on I went into my car without her, but I don't remember anything about that now. - --- - AVANTGARDE and PADUA took part in the C64-INTRO-COMPE- TITION, where AVANTGARDE won both the 1st and the 3rd place with PADUA running with the 2nd place. PADUA then avenged by running off with the 1st place in the DEMO-COMPETITION instead. - --- - -Next Page!- Nobody went sleeping and the party went on till the early mor- ning and some kind of breakfast was arranged by the organiz- ers. PEACEMAKER nearly talked to CROSSFIRE the whole night, using the ONLY telephone in the hall (NOT very consid- ered of him! .ED). - --- - The funniest thing was also, that some people from MARKT'N' TECHNIK (the ones who makes the magazine 64'ER!) showed up and also GRAVENREUTH GUENNI was present, he said that he has specialized on PC and Amiga-people, so there was no dan- ger of being caught by him. - --- - The VERY best thing was that the beer was FOR FREE in the late evening. -Next Page!- Let me say, the party was FUNNY, but FAR BELOW AVERAGE anyway!!! - --- - Nearly forgot to mention, that MARKUS WIEDERSTEIN himself also visited the party place, sadly though only for a very short while. - --- - Finally I have to tell you, that the party could have been bet- ter if more C64-dudes would have been present. At 12 PM the party ended, and JIHAD, PEACEMAKER, ZIPPER and I went back home to our daily duties - But with HUGE hangovers!!! - --- - THE END! - --- - + CEBIT - PARTY ALL THE TIME + __________________________ Exclusively for THE PULSE MAGAZINE I was assigned to do a report about 1994's CEBIT meeting. Better take this warning and skip it if you're not in the mood to follow the unbelievable stories I am going to tell you on the next couple of pages. But let's start with the ordinary part which must be more or less standard for every party report. Who was there ? CEBIT 1994 ________ Actually this is a good question and I will hardly try to tell you, but as I didn't return to normality since then, I may miss some people. MAJESTY/TALENT, PB+TERMO/retired (new group), ERIC/ LASER, CRISP/TRSI (not sure), KREATOR/EB, TBB/TALENT, FATMAN/DYTEC, THORN+NEVIS/AVT, COMMUNIST/TALENT, ANO+some others/PADUA/PHONEDATION, OB/LAZINESS, SECRET MAN/AFL and some other AFL'ers, a few nice girls and no GRAFFITY WALL. Oops. Well, also EDDIE/MOTIV 8, TOXYC/???, STREET TUFF, TRIGGER, PARSON, TNM and some others showed up. CEBIT 1994 ________ Missing: HOK, JACK ALIEN, DEFF + some more AVT bastards, SILVER, BREGO, SCAT, DARKLORD (didn't see, but was there), IRATA, SUPREME(?), ROUGH, CHRYSAGON, FREESTYLE (j/k), STONE, PEACEMAKER and a lot of fun with LEGEND, as none of them showed up. Anyway, let's start where the party began. MAJESTY left the house early in the morning ... ehrm, stop ... REWIND ... Yep, well arrival was kinda late at eleven in the morning and finding the goddamn Commodore Stand was even harder for a couple of people, as it moved to hall 7 ... CEBIT 1994 ________ But when GREENFROG/LASER and me managed to get through to it, we found MAJESTY along with a couple of other people, already making the hall a place to stay the rest of the day. Boozing around and laughing at Amiga and Game Boy users was among kicking rather undead crawling creatures around the biggest fun we all had. COMMUNIST promised his butt to PARSON, and MAJESTY tried to shoot SECRET MAN. So far a usual meeting I guess. Anyway, the funniest thing was a rather old lady from Commo- dore supporting the TALENT crew with some money for a box of beer (and to get rid of us?). CEBIT 1994 ________ Due to the Graffity Wall being removed, most of the neighbour stands of Commodore got a new outfit and the place was filled all over the place with empty beer cans. What actually proves, that MARCO never leaves the house without a bag filled with Karlsquell or something similar. When the official party was over around 17:00 PM we managed to get to EDDIE's place and kill the rest of our stock. Namely a bottle of applejuice. Nah, the real stuff, not just juice. Around 23:00 PM most of the coolies like MAJESTY, PB, TERMO, TNM, COMMUNIST, TRIGGER and some others met in the IRISH PUB. CEBIT 1994 ________ Make sure on your next trip to Hannover to rest THERE. Best Ciders you can get around! One or two hours later we moved our asses to, ehrm. SOME kind of disco called INDEX. NEVER, NEVER enter it! Unless you are not PB. Fucking 'Grufties' all over the place. (exp.: Those people who like to sleep in cascades...) After a couple of beers GREENFROG and me managed to get two chicks moved, and were vanished until 8 or 9 o'clock next morning, when two half-dead alcoholics took some sleep at EDDIE's place. GRIN! Anyway, returned to Bremen at 17:00 PM and took the rest of the sleep we hardly exceeded. CEBIT 1994 ________ Finally I would like to say : MEET YA NEXT YEAR. Same place and time, and another one... For all of you calling out. PB posted a list of 'COOL' discos a while back on FORPLAY. DON'T FOLLOW HIS ADVICES! Never again you'll meet me in that disco or whatever it is called. Hmm, not that good sofar, won't get any better :) Gotta run ... for more Tequila and Jack Daniels ... COUNT ZERO/TALENT+GREENFROG/LASER + THE BIGGEST MONTHLY C64/AMIGA/PC PARTY + _______________________________________ This is an invitation to the coolest party around, certainly for the C64! All the famous elite groups are present at this cool meeting, with an entrance fee of ONLY f 7.50. The parties are held on every SECOND SUNDAY of each month. Forget the historical venlo-meetings and contribute to the ultimate C64, AMIGA and PC party held by TRC+SCS (on C64), SUCCESS (on PC) and SILICON LTD. (on Amiga). Take your lame ass to UTRECHT where it all happens. We've got a capacity for 200-300 people to party. Further accommodations like a snackbar, drinks/beer, videoroom and two computerrooms are waiting to be used. At the moment we are trying to accomplish a telephoneline for modemtrading. NEXT PARTY INFO: Date : Sunday, 10 April 1994 Time : 12.00-17.00 PM Place : Buurthuis "EINSTEIN" - Einsteindreef - Utrecht - Holland. IF YOU COME BY TRAIN: Take at Utrecht central station BUS 7, direction 'Zuilen'. Get out at 'Humberdreef'. From there walk north/left to the party. IF YOU COME BY CAR: Drive towards Utrecht-Overvecht. Take the A2, direction Amsterdam-Maarssen. Turn off at direction Maarssen. (N230) Drive on the N230, Zuilense ring to Karl Marxdreef. Turn left at the Henru Dunant plein and you are at the party. If you got a map from us, you will see that the party is at the number 6 spot. Next party dates: 10 APRIL, 8 MAY, 12 JUNE, 10 JULY - 1994. Signed, THE RULING COMPANY - SUCCESS - SILICON LTD.
+ Welcome To The Monthly Board-Report + _______________________________ Yeah!!! Another month has passed and we in the staff of THE PULSE MAGAZINE has once more chosen a board to give you a closer insight on.. --- This month we decided our victim to be: ____________________________ THE EVIL ISLAND _____________ ..and as always, we bribed the sysop with candy to talk to us, cause that seemed to be the only way! No seriously, the sysop BRIAN, better known as ANCIENT MARINER of ALPHA FLIGHT was kind enough to answer our questions (FOR FREE!).. TP = THE PULSE MAGAZINE AM = ANCIENT MARINER/AFL _____________________ TP: Hi BRIAN! Your board has been online for how long? Only a little over half a year ago your board was totally unknown, (..around summer-time '93, that was!), and now, only a littl more than half a year later, it has reached elite-standard. How does it feel to be one of the leading sysop's in the 64- scene today? AM: I used to run a board a long time ago in the early to mid' 1980's, when the American scene still existed, it was a rat- her small board, but at the time I was considered elite. Then when I turned 16 I wanted to drive and to get out of.. (..continued!) _________ ..the house. So I sold all my equipment and quit the scene. Then recently about 5-6 years later I was over at my wife's house and her brother had a C128. That's when I decided to get another computer, and once I got my equipment, it was only natural to run another board. I started EVIL ISLAND on March 27, 1993, and by June'93 or so MARC/AFL called from the advertising I had done on FORPLAY, which is local to me, and things went from there, me and MARC became in- stant friends and one thing led to another. By the end of the summer ALPHA FLIGHT had done a great job building the board up. As far as being satisfied, I'd say I AM, to an extent, I don't think any sysop is ever COMPLETELY.. (..continued!) __________ ..satisfied with his board, there is always something you wish you had equipment-wise or something you want to do, but just don't have the time. But for the most part I'm very happy running the board. I just hope SOMEDAY it will be as popular as some of the other major boards, then I might be TOTALLY satisfied.. Maybe! Hehe!... TP: Recently there was a scandal with some lamer formatting various boards. Your board was formatted once like the rest, but 3 (!!!) times. Please let us in on the COMPLETE story! -Next Page!- AM: FORMATTING. I don't really like talking about the format- ting because that is exactly what the lamer likes us to do, but basically someone knew the backdoor to C*Base, and since I wasn't too familar with C*Base at the time, I had taken NO precautions to safeguard the board from those sort of attacks, so it was quite easy for the lamer to get in and format the whole system-drive. But the funny thing was the last time the lamer formatted the system I had just taken a backup, so when I got home from work I just dumped my backup on the ramlink and everything was running again in about 5 minutes. The only word of advice I have for other C*Base operators, ELITE or not, is to make backups of your whole system-disk ATLEAST once a week. I usually backup TEI about twice or three times a week since it (..Continued!) __________ ..takes about 4-5 minutes with the ramlink. TP: Please give us the story of your board from the day you opened it, till these days. AM: The day I opened it was not much of a board, I started out running the board to local lamers with a handfull of semi- elites on UCBBS 1.3. At that time it was slow, since there was no ramlink or other good hardware online. Then I got my CMD HD, started calling some elite-boards and got more and more people calling it. Finally when ALPHA FLIGHT over we weeded all lamers and started over. (..Continued!) __________ We sticked with UCBBS for a few months and then we all voted to give C*Base a shot. Anyone who sets up C*Base for the first time knows that it's a task for sure to get everything correct and not have crashes. We are finally to the point now, where the board rarely crashes, which is real nice knowing when you come home it still runs. It has had its low points though, when bluebox died, it went from 30-34 calls a day down to about 15-20, and even at the moment its not doing as well as it did when everyone used to call out, it seems as though we have lost more than a few people in the scene lately, all boards seem to be slow at the moment. Just recently has it been picked up. (..Continued!) __________ Right now, equipment-wise it's doing better than EVER be- fore, and it's faster than ever before. TP: Could you please give us some informations about the set- up of the board, such as software used, facilities online, etc. AM: Right now it's running on CYBORG Mod'd C*Base, it has 7 sub-boards, of which 2 are private for higher access. It has 9 UD-dir's, 2 of which are reserved for higher access aswell. It has an original sub, and an originals-drive on- line for people to trade their originals. (..Continued!) __________ Lately we have been trying to concentrate on requests, we are trying to build a large request-base for users. We want our users to know, if they need something from the past, we'll do anything we can to get it online. I have MORE than a FEW users who has a very extensive library, myself included, and can get just about anything. I am really ex- cited about that, since I am a collector of all old wares. TP: What equipment do you use? AM: Equipment.. At the moment the ISLAND runs on a Commodore 128, a 5 MegaByte ramlink w/battery backup, .. (..Continued!) __________ ..a CMD HardDrive, an Aprotek Mini 24oo, 2 1581 drives. I have had almost "0"-equipment-failure, and the ramlink is like a god in my eyes. If I ever had to give up my ramlink, I would stop running the board. It makes my life so much easier and the board so much faster, that I could NEVER go without one again!!! TP: Thank you for this nice little chat we've had. We in the staff of THE PULSE Magazine wishes you the best for the future, although looking at your board, I doubt you'll need such "best wishes", since it all seems to be running very smoothly. RIGHT after the book! AM: Welpz!!! It's been a pleasure chatting with THE PULSE, greets go out to my groupmates in ALPHA FLIGHT, and all the groups out there supporting this great machine. I defi- nately want to thank Marc and the other AFL-members for making T.E.I what it is today. To the rest: Get connected and I will see you there! Peace, later!! AM/ALPHA FLIGHT + THE EVIL ISLAND + + ALPHA FLIGHT HQ! + + XXX - XXX - XXXX + THE PULSE - Hard, But ALWAYS Fair!
+ PROFILE - THE APRIL PORTRAIT + ____________________________ This month we planned an interview with PROPAGANDA editor and GENESIS PROJECT boss NEWSCOPY, but eventhough he promised to do it for DUKE, he did not come through. Therefore I (COUNT-ZERO) was assigned to do an interview with a person who has really done something for the scene in the past. On the other hand this dude is still active (in a way) and also joined Tp with AVANTGARDE lately. Please welcome, FREESTYLE of AVANTGARDE.. TP: Yo Thomas. Nice to have you on the line finally. Let us begin with the usual question, please tell us something about yourself. FS: The most fitting adjectives would be some kinda insane, crazy, totally addicted, tending to drink too much alcohol when I'm out, open for new things. I'm actually 22 yrs old, blond hair, 1.83 metres and my big toe is about 3 cms (ed: which actually tells us something about your phallus). TP: I guess quite a lot of the lately coming up people would like to know which groups you already saw dying with being a part of them for some time. FS: I started in 1987 with a Swiss group called FUTURE VISION. After about 2 yrs the group died and on the CRAZY STAR- DOM party we all joined a new group: FRESH. At that point I started learning some ML and did my first steps on doing intros and demos. In 1990 FRESH fell apart 'coz our main cracker FELIX joined up with CRAZY, and me and a friend had the oppor- tunity to join one of my all time favourite groups: The ruling CO-OP between IKARI and TALENT. We were taken in as the main coders, but due to my lazy- ness and military service I got booted after about half a year and re-joined after a couple of months, then got kicked again because of personal disagreements with BOD. FS:.. At that point of time the atmosphere in the CO-OP was really bad. The consequence was the split up and IKARI died. Some months later RICHIE called me up out of a sudden and asked me if I'd be interested in rebuilding ILLUSION together with him, FIST, HERO, PUDWERX, SAURON and PRODIGY. Looking back at that period I'd say that it was the funniest time I ever had in the scene. The group went down after PUDWERX and PRODIGY quit and after letting lamers like GREG, SUSI UZI, BRETT and SERPENT join in. The rest of the story fairly everybody should know, as ILS died and I lately joined up with AVANTGARDE. When we brought FORUM and TO back we briefly thought about restarting ILS, but we dropped those intentions FS:.. due to different reasons. TP: After this rather long story about your awesome and boring journey through half of the scene, let's do something decent again and start a little BRAINSTORMING. FS[ Okay, let it roll.. GREG - Reason for ILS dying. MOTIV8 - Hard ... Crappy games.. AVANTGARDE - (Silence) Manyfriends. GAMES - Ehrm.. Fun to play 'em. THE FORUM - My favourite BBS ever. EMPIRE - (More silence) BOOZE is a good fixer. ... Cont ... AFL - Nice to see their return. HOK - I regard him as one of my best friends in the scene (debby-story...) RADAR - Missing his rags. Fav.FOOD - Chinese (ed: different). BOARDS - Entering the REAL SCENE. NEWCOMERS -Too late. PARTIES - Always hard to remember after a hang-over. CIGARETTES - Hard to quit. DOPE - Legalize it. EURO-FIXERS - Sadthing. Not many US-guys left. YOURSELF - Lazy dude. TP: Hm, lotsa time for a Brainstorm, but as soon as we get Virtual Reality nothing can be hidden anymore. Alright, let's continue with your REAL life. Tell the readers some stories about YOU AND THE GIRLS. FS: Ehrm. I haven't been very successful lately, 'coz my last girl friend turned lesbian (ed: gives us an objective view about your abilities .. in bed with a lesbian .. grin). But things seem to become better and I lately had a comeback on the market. TP: Alright, fine with me so far ... What hardware config are you actually using and what do you want to get rid off or still own. FS: Boring ... a C64d, 2 41's, a Final Cart (wanna replace it for ages by an AR, but guess why I didn't so far ... lazy) 1 Sanyo Monitor, Datasette, Joyboard II, 700 Sony 2DD Discs ... and so on ... My relationship is close enough to keep it forever. Lately the 64 got a bigger bro', a HIGHSCREEN 386/25. (Ed: Lame) ... I want to get rid of it again to get 486/60. TP: Hm, even my hardware is by far better than that, but if ya're satisfied... Another hot spot would be your relationship towards the scene nowadays and what you think about the fashions coming up lately (SEUCKs, Creator stuff, etc.). FS: I'm pretty disappointed about the developments of the scene, mainly of the warez getting released. There's nearly no decent full-price company left, which is still producing games. Further the American scene is more or less dead. I miss all the fun I had with the Americans on the boards and conferences. With their disappearance I lost a lot of motivation in calling out. If Terminal Obsession and The Forum wouldn't have been taken up again lately, I'd have already quit. TP: Well, actually I'm running out of questions, so let's speed this up a little bit and continue with the usual stuff which has to be placed at the end of nearly every interview. Whom are your best friends in the scen, past and today? FS: Ehrm ... This question is pretty unfair. I'm sure I'd forge a lot of guys I like so I just answer on this question with the statement that most of my good scene-friends nowadays are in AVT. TP: This finally leads us to the question: Who has given you the most reason in the past to do some decent ragging on them? FS: Suzi, Greg, Brett and some Legend guys walking on my nerves. (Ed: That's all?) TP: OK, any final comments towards some people? (Hint: People like it aggressive.) FS: Greetings to LEGEND ... It's always fun to be in war with you guys. And a little 'KISS MY ASS' to CROSSFIRE who wanted to teach me what the word friendship means ... TP: Allright, nothing original coming to either your or my mind so I guess I have to add that this interview was done under extreme time-pressure due to NEWSCOPY not pulling him- self together to do the interview he promised. COUNT ZERO/TALENT and FREESTYLE/AVANTGARDE Signin' off ...
+ THE MAGAZINE OVERALL CHARTS + _____________________________ Now we take a look at the overall charts from 9 magazines released the previous month. As always we give 10 points to the number one, down to 1 point for the 10th place. Due to the succes of THE MAGAZINE OVERALL CHARTS, we have decided to make it on a monthly basis along with the other chapters. We give 10 points for the number one, down to 1 point for the number 10 in the magazines. Simple as that! The votes was counted by KBS and me (DUKE). Feel free to send in your magazine, if you want us to include your voted charts aswell. Find our address in PREFACE. Thank you. The following magazines deserves the credits as the ones we used making the most precise overall charts world-wide... ANARCHY # 1/COUPLE EXPLORER # 21/ANTIC VANDALISM NEWS # 13/SHAZAM NITRO# 15 / EXCESS CONTRIVERSIAL # 2/ACCEPT JAMAICA # 8/JAM SKYHIGH # 10/OXYRON EARTHSHAKE # 21/BRONX MAGNESS # 6/GROOVE D-SIGNS The best DEMO GROUPS, CODERS, GRAPHICIANS, MUSICIANS, CRACKING GROUPS, CRACKERS, MAGAZINES, SWAPPERS and the brand new OVERALL CHART are coming up on the following pages. There will also be a lot of important remarks about the charts in every catagory, be sure to read those aswell.. + BEST DEMO GROUPS - APRIL 1994 + [Legal charts] POS. L.POS. GROUP NAME... POINTS _____________________________________________ 1 (1) CREST 67 2 (4) CENSOR DESIGNS 58 3 (2) OXYRON 57 4 (3) TRIAD 47 5 (7) CAMELOT 44 6 (8) TABOO 26 7 (5) TOPAZ BEERLINE 23 - (-) FAIRLIGHT 23 9 (6) FLASH INC. 22 10 (8) ANTIC PRODUCTIONS 13 * CREST succeeds in holding the number one spot without having to trade it with OXYRON this month - they have had it for months now. Meanwhile OXYRON drops down to third place, but I predict they will be back next month. * CENSOR DESIGNS moves up two places to the 2nd place. It has been a while since they were located in such a confertable position in any chart, but to be honest, they do not deserve it as much as others would do. * FAIRLIGHT enters the chart and lands on position 7. With the latest SKAANELAND and their party-demo, they are sure to stay in the charts for a couple of months. Meanwhile FHI moves down and NOICE says goodbye to the top 10. + BEST CODERS - APRIL 1994 + [Legal charts] POS. L.POS. SCENERS NAME... POINTS _____________________________________________ 1 (1) CROSSBOW/CREST 56 2 (2) TTS/OXYRON 49 3 (3) ZODIAC/FLASH INC. 42 4 (4) BOB/CENSOR DESIGN 35 5 (5) D'ARC/TOPAZ BEERLINE 33 6 (6) MMS/TABOO 27 - (8) TRON/FAIRLIGHT 27 8 (7) FLAMINGO/LIGHT 18 - (10) GLASNOST/CAMELOT 18 10 (-) AXIS/OXYRON 14 * CROSSBOW remains the number one for the second month in a row. Not much changed this month anyway, as the TOP 6 remains unchanged. * ZODIAC/FLASH INC. is still to be seen in the charts in most of the magazines. I do hope that the voters will wake up and realise that he has done nothing worth voting for in ages, so please disclude him when voting in the future. * SLAMMER showed up in most of the charts, and could be expected to break the charts in a couple of months. * AXIS re-enters the charts for the second time, while KING FISHER is pushed out for the second time aswell. Oh dear! + BEST GRAPHICIANS - APRIL 1994 + [Legal charts] POS. L.POS. SCENERS NAME... POINTS _____________________________________________ 1 (2) ELECTRIC/EXTEND 62 2 (3) OGAMI/FAIRLIGHT 55 3 (1) CREEPER/ANTIC 52 4 (5) JOE/WRATH DESIGNS 45 5 (4) HEIN HOLT/FOCUS 39 6 (10) CRUISE/ELYSIUM 32 7 (6) DRAGON/CENSOR DESIGNS 28 8 (8) MIRAGE/FOCUS 14 9 (6) ROB/CAMELOT 13 - (-) CARRION/ELYSIUM 13 * ELECTRIC collected enough votes to budge CREEPER who were sent off to the third place after having been the # 1 for a couple of months. * OGAMI moves up to the second place, and with his latest work in SKAANELAND he could very well become the new number one very soon - it was quite astonishing. * CRUISE moves up the charts like a rocket, but it seems but only a one time trip - we will see next month. Meanwhile ROB moves down three places, and can now be found on 9th place. * BIZ KID is sent out of the charts, while CARRION is welcomed by the voters and shares the 9th place with ROB/CAMELOT. + BEST MUSICIANS - APRIL 1994 + [Legal charts] POS. L.POS. SCENERS NAME... POINTS _____________________________________________ 1 (2) SYNDROM/TIA/CREST 68 2 (1) JEROEN TEL/PHYZICS 65 3 (3) DRAX/VIBRANTS/CREST 52 4 (4) DANKO/CENSOR DESIGN 46 5 (5) +A-MAN 35 6 (7) PRI/TIA/OXYRON 34 7 (6) +GUY SHAVITT 19 8 (8) ZYRON/ANTIC 17 9 (-) COMPOD 9 10 (-) RED DEVIL/FAIRLIGHT 7 * You know the drill. Once again SYNDROM and JEROEN TEL switch places, and this time with the advantage for SYNDROM who is in control in April month. * DRAX, DANKO and A-MAN keeps their position, although I would have liked to see other musicians instead of DANKO and A-MAN on these places. DRAX is quite active again, and most people have taken note of this, and votes are raining in on him like in the old days. * COMPOD has made a lot of great music lately, for that he is rewarded with a place in the top 10. Also RED DEVIL enters the charts, possibly due to his great music-collections. MOON is finally discharged, while JEFF had to leave early. A shame! OVERALL COMMENT from the editor.. [Legal charts] The charts are really beginning to shape up, considering all the new names that keeps coming up. I understand the dispair of the voters, it is not always that easy to keep track of who is doing what, and who is still around. But make sure to pay attention to the releases, and reward them after your appreciation. That is what voting should be all about anyway. CREST still seems to have a spell on the voters, without releasing one single demo for ages, they have achieved to stay in the top of the charts, this month figuring as the best demo group, with CROSSBOW still in the voters opinion the most favourable coder. But hey, sooner or later it is pay-time. + CRACKING GROUPS - APRIL 1994 + [Illegal charts] POS. L.POS. GROUP NAME... POINTS _____________________________________________ 1 (1) SCS+TRC 75 2 (2) TRSI 64 3 (7) CHROMANCE 41 4 (10) ALPHA FLIGHT '1970 40 - (3) +ILLUSION 40 6 (4) LEGEND 35 7 (5) TALENT 27 8 (6) TRIAD 25 9 (8) TRANCE 12 10 (9) MOTIV 8 11 * As if we predicted anything else. SUCCESS and THE RULING COMPANY the unbeatable co-operation, without doubt the best cracking group around in the voters opinion. + ILLUSION is dead, so please stop voting for them. How many times do you guys need to hear this? * AVANTGARDE is the big surprise of 1994, but still they have not got any remarkable votes in any of the magazines. They belong in the top 5 for sure. Also TALENT is being denied the votes they deserve, so get a grip of yourselves voters. * CHROMANCE moves up four places to the 3rd place, while TRANCE are on the way out after a weak period. + BEST CRACKERS - APRIL 1994 + [Illegal charts] POS. L.POS. SCENERS NAME... POINTS _____________________________________________ 1 (2) BURGLAR/SCS+TRC 60 2 (1) POWERPLANT/LEGEND 51 3 (-) JACK ALIEN/AVANTGARDE 33 4 (-) HAIN/F4CG 31 5 (-) COUNT-ZERO/TALENT/PSI 29 6 (3) XXX/LEGEND 23 - (6) BENSON/TRSI 23 8 (10) CROSSFIRE/MOTIV 8 19 9 (-) TSS/SILICON LTD. 15 10 (7) DERBYSHIRE RAM/AVT 9 * BURGLAR/SUCCESS takes over the number one spot from POWERPLANT, who has held the prestigous position for quite a while. Nice to have a deserving person back on the thrown. * JACK ALIEN/AVANTGARDE re-enters the charts in great style, as he takes the 3rd position and could put pressure on POWERPLANT in the coming months. Also HAIN (now a member of F4CG) and COUNT-ZERO/TALENT/PSI jumped high into the charts, landing a comfertable position. Great to have some new faces in here for a change. * CROSSFIRE moves up the table, with DERBYSHIRE RAM has to move a few places down probably due to his break. SAURON, CHRYSAGON, BOD and DOC were sent out and replaced. OVERALL COMMENT from the editor.. [Illegal charts] Ahh.. Finally we saw some new faces in the cracker charts, it was about time aswell. Regulars like BOD, DOC and SAURON were punished for letting down the scene with no cracks for ages, which is good - finally the voters react on laziness. Another good news is that it appears that eventhough it is limited with what the game-productions are concerned, there still seems to be enough competition, so that we can see a couple of groups in action fighting for the title. As long as there is tough competition, the scene is sure to stay alive. But hey, just like that song- "Things can only get better", there is room for being optimistic. + BEST MAGAZINES - APRIL 1994 + [Overall charts] POS. L.POS. NAME... POINTS _____________________________________________ 1 (2) SPLASH 71 2 (1) NETWORK 62 3 (3) NITRO 56 4 (7) SKYHIGH 46 5 (4) THE PULSE MAGAZINE 44 - (7) A-HEAD 44 7 (-) MIRACLE 22 8 (-) INGENIOUS BRAIN 21 9 (-) JAMAICA/JAM 17 10 (5) +ADDY-BOOK/OXYRON 16 * SPLASH by ACCURACY the new number one, although I really find the magazine charts to be the most corrupt charts in the scene today. Here it really is obvious, that magazines are voted for because of the text-capacity, and not the quality of the text. Any idiot can put together 10 chapters about music, football, jokes, etc. but only a real editor can write about the scene - just a remark to the mags out there that includes real-life chapters. To me it is just a bad excuse for not having any knowledge about the scene, and therefore being forced to include chapters that has no relevans what so ever to the scene. Pardon my direct opinion, but it really makes me sick to read a magazine, where the editor claims they are for a better scene, and then he fires off bull about the latest music-albums, as if anybody cared. + BEST SWAPPERS - APRIL 1994 + [Overall charts] POS. L.POS. SCENERS NAME... POINTS _____________________________________________ 1 (1) CALYPSO/AMNESIA 84 2 (1) NIGHTSHADE/SCS+TRC 68 3 (4) DERBYSHIRE RAM/AVT 56 4 (3) BIZARRE/TRANCE 42 5 (5) ACIDCHILD/TABOO 36 6 (-) SPLATTERHEAD 27 7 (7) SYNDROM/TIA/CREST 26 - (-) LEECH/COMIC PIRATES 26 9 (-) LUKA/EXCESS 24 10 (6) STARLIGHT/EXTACY 16 * CALYPSO still the most liked mail-trader in the scene. There seems to be noone capable of challeging CALYPSO, who sent off NIGHTSHADE after sharing the # 1 spot last month. Now we introduce a brand new chart to the OVERALL CHARTS. This one is called OVERALL CHART, simple as that. It holds all the points given to groups/persons in the many charts the overall charts represents. Points given to a person would go to the group that he is a member of, the same goes with the points given for a magazine or a swapper for example. We will include the OVERALL CHART every month, always loca- ted in the end of the chapter. If you have any questions or complaints about this decision, be sure to let us know. + OVERALL CHART - APRIL 1994 + [Overall charts] POS. L.POS. GROUP NAME... POINTS _____________________________________________ 1 (-) CREST 269 2 (-) OXYRON 216 3 (-) SCS+TRC 203 4 (-) CENSOR DESIGNS 167 5 (-) FAIRLIGHT 112 6 (-) LEGEND 109 7 (-) AVANTGARDE 98 - (-) TRANCE 98 9 (-) TABOO 89 10 (-) COMIC PIRATES 88 * CREST leading the path as the best overall group in the scene with a convincing number of points. OXYRON comes in second and seems to be the only group capable of taking on CREST for the number one spot. And that about does it for April month. We sure hope that you have enjoyed reading through the charts, and hopefully it has given you a bit of inspiration aswell as advice for who to vote for the next time. Signed, DUKE
World of demos
+ WORLD OF DEMOS - THE DEMO REVIEWS + ___________________________________ Welcome demo-lovers to another edition of the popular demo chapter WORLD OF DEMOS, your guide to what is HOT- and what is NOT on the demo-market. This month we introduce NEPTUNE of CAMELOT to the staff as the new graphical critic, reason being that SUN DANCER was kicked out of the staff. General Editor DUKE/REGINA Programming Critic STEVE/CAMELOT Graphical Critic NEPTUNE/CAMELOT Musical Critic DRAX/VIBRANTS WORLD OF DEMOS welcome VIC of CAMELOT as guest graphical reviewer this month, he will work with us at times, making the reviews the more colourful. You may know him best from his excellent graphics performed in winner demo at the CAMELOT party TOWER POWER. This month we decided to take on the following demos : SKAANELAND FAIRLIGHT TRIAL OF STRENGHT PADUA DELAME LETHARGY KREDKI AGONY ROTATED SHIT ATLANTIC SKAANELAND by FAIRLIGHT (REVIEWS) ______________________________ STEVE, about the coding: Again there's not much to say, as this is more of a graphical slideshow than a demo. The graphics are awesome though. Skaaneland is a part of Sweden that smelly, disgusting vikings stole in godwhoknowswhen. And that is why I would like to officially declare war to Sweden. Why? Well, when you stole Skaaneland in wheneveritwas, you stole it from Denmark. Now, I know I wasn't born then, but I still remember how I laughed when you stuffed little green things with funny doorknobs into our sheep!! I can never forget that nor forgive you. So, give Skaaneland back to Denmark immidiately, or you will find yourself at war with me, a shoemaker, and 28 cameldrivers with names that have K in it. Rating : 70% NEPTUNE and VIC, about the graphics: This allgraphicsandnocode demo contains (as usual) some very nice graphics by OGAMI and OXIDY. The design is quite stylish, and both logos and pics are of very high standard. Rating : 90% DRAX, about the music: Most of the musics in this demo are average except for the intro-tune, which is made by AVALON it's a little short, but AVALON proves that he able to do funky music very well. Especially the bassline shows, that he can do quite proper music indeed. Other tunes worth mentioning is the "turn-disc- tune". It's made by RED DEVIL, and by listening to the chords- how they are put, you can hear that he has got potential. Unfortunately the other tunes pull down the general impres- sion a bit. Therefore I give it 69%. SKAANELAND by FAIRLIGHT (RATINGS) ______________________________ Programming : 70% Graphics : 90% Music : 69% TRIAL OF STRENGHT by PADUA (REVIEW) _______________________________ STEVE, about the coding: Well.. Hmm.. Erhh.. Ahr.. Hrkr.. Mpfhr.. (-These are small sounds to tell the readers, you, that I'm not sure what to think of this demo). I could say that it has nice design, effects that, eventhough you have seen them before, look great, and that it is great to see a new demo from good-old PADUA. I could also say that I HATE lame quality (hip-hop) samples and that I HAAATE simple line-vector objects that rotate around XYZ ('Worth waiting for'?!?! I think NOT!) for no purpose (especially when there aren't any filled surfaces or hidden lines!). I could also feel tempted to ask myself WHAT in the world makes someone do a thispartlastshalfanhourandyoucant- pressspace black-or-white part (with childmolester-music), where the only thing happening is a couple of lines inverting the 2-coloured image displayed on screen. And why a 4-frame animation of Z-rotating squares is stored on disk as a precalculation?!? Either I missed something vital, or this demo would have a brighter future watching sheep in North Wisconsin (Ehr?). And it kills me, cause I respect ANONYM as a coder and as a friend. But it's my job. And we journalists sometimes have to sacrifice friends and family to get to the bottom of a story. I remember when I was just a young reporter on the loca.. +++ KLIK - And we interrupt 'the excitement of having no life', by STEVE, for some commercials.. Rating : 45% NEPTUNE and VIC, about the graphics: - Which there isn't a whole lot of. You'll find a PADUA bitmap- logo (Very NIKAJ EIJK-stylish, we believe). The graphics are OK though. Rating : 55%. DRAX, about the music: The only thing worth mentioning in this demo is the conversion of MICHAEL JACKSON's "BLACK OR WHITE". It's almost con- verted perfectly by THE SYNDROM (MATTHIAS HARTUNG). keep on voting for him - he deserves it. But overall the other tunes make me give TRIAL OF STRENGHT a 71% for the music. TRIAL OF STRENGHT by PADUA (RATINGS) ________________________________ Programming : 45% Graphics : 55% Music : 71% DELAME by LETHARGY (REVIEW) _________________________ STEVE, about the coding: We worked half an hour on getting this demo to work, when finally we realized that it was the Action Replay that caused all the fuzz. That's why we got even more frustrated when the demo started up, but after the intro, more bugs turned up. After reading the scroll we discovered that the bugs were supposed to be there. Interesting. Anyway, what you can't see for bugs (?! Well.. Atleast you can hardly see the bugs) is a zooming chessboard. Hoorayhooray and cheerios. Next on the line is a part with one dotimage transforming into another dotimage. And then this dotimage transforms into a new dotimage, only to be transf.. Yeah, it's as boring as it sounds. Last part is another C64 version of the famous anal-dot- rides. (Some circles of dots, creating an effect that looks like flying through a tube). I have a tip here. Pretend you borrowed your dad's jet, and that you're on your way up some lamer's ass (Don't forget to roll, but be carefull with stal- ling). Demos are always much better when adding a bit to them mentally. A 50% rating for the coding. NEPTUNE and VIC, about the graphics: Most graphics in this demo are pretty mediocre, only one pic helps this demo to a graphic rating above mid. EGON has done a very nice conversion of BORIS VALLEJOS "Happyfishwith- legswalkingarounddestroyngvioletcyclopsonplanettertianglow" which pulls up this demo to a rating at 69%. DRAX, about the music: The intro music is okay, but next time don't use so much filter on your lead. I would like to give you some advice. Don't ever use a blues-scale, like you're doing in the tune in second part, it sounds very amateurishly. The turn disk tune is the best one in this demo. The bassline sounds much like the old tune called "Pump up the jam". BTW: All music by DOS - 53%. DELAME by LETHARGY (RATINGS) __________________________ Programming : 50% Graphics : 69% Music : 53% KREDKI by AGONY (REVIEW) _____________________ STEVE, about the coding: Finally something new! 1-file demos might not be very original, but it sort of brings new life to them to name them dentros. There's not much I can say, as nearly everything in this dentro is graphical animations. But to mention some effects, there's small dot-globes, a rotating cross, some guy kicking whatever and much more. I give it 55% for the coding. The reason why I like it is that it's a dentro. The word comes from Amiga (And has already been converted to the PC) and means demo/intro. A combination resulting in a short demo, limited by one file in a specific size (On PC, your file must only take up 80k (crunched) in order to be called a dentro). I'm sure dentros could be a source to new life on the C64, so it's time for us to decide what limits there are to 64 dentros, and that's easy. I therefore suggest that a C64 deentro is a 1-file demo taking up no more than 202 blocks of diskspace. Hopefully you can all agree on that, and perhaps we'll even have a C64 dentro-competition at the next major party, just as they have on Amiga and PC. Here in WORLD OF DEMOS, we will split up demoreviews and dentroreviews, so the dentros won't have to be compared to mega-demos. NEPTUNE and VIC, about the graphics: In spite of its lack of graphical talent, this dentro still makes a rather nice impression. Most ideas are Amiga ripoffs (KEFRENS and MELON DESIGN), but as the design is set very nice, the overall graph rating is 68%. DRAX, about the music: The music is made by SHOOGON, and there isn't that much positive to say about this music; well the sounds are quite okay, but good sounds don't necessarily make a good tune and this is really an example of that. The music sounds much Amiga inspired somehow, that's maybe why I don't like it that much. By the way, the demo is great. 39% for the music. KREDKI by AGONY (RATINGS) ______________________ Programming : 55% Graphics : 68% Music : 39% ROTATED SHIT by ATLANTIC (REVIEW) _____________________________ NEPTUNE and VIC, about the coding: As this demo contains about 87% of graphics and 2.4% code (CODE?) it looks like STEVE could take a break. STEVE, about the coding: Well, I AM going to say something. (I never let a chance pass me by.. hehe!). And where did the last 10.6% go off to, VIC and NEPTUNE?! Is that their rating for camelriding with 2 cups of hash-tea in each ear?? (No. I don't expect you to understand that.. Just read on!). This demo is more of the trend I explained in my burglary- review. The demo has 2 intros linked in front of it (or was I just drunk?), and then there is some shit. The shit is rota- ting. That's why it's called rotated shit. Or mayve it should have been called rotated shit? Which reminds me, I have ano- ther story: There I were, the poor young reporter, with only a humble bread and a cup of water. It was freezing, but the good old typewriter kept me warm, for I would let nothing stop my revealling article about the black ardwaark's sexual devi- ances in Cana.. +++klik - And we interupt 'More exciting than having a life' by STEVE, to tell you that he has been shot, and that we will return same time, same place, same week). Rating : 30%. NEPTUNE and VIC, about the graphics: Nothing new here, just a few logos and some animations from giga-cad. There are a couple of nice logos, but nothing outstanding. Rating : 32%. DRAX, about the music: The first tune is made by HTD. I wonder why so many people keep on using this tune - is it really that sweet? The sounds are aweful. The second tune is made by PERNET of SACRED. The tune itself sounds a bit boring, but the instruments are quite okay, I'm looking forward to hear more from you in the near future. And the mainpart music is composed by JCH/VIBRANTS, it's quite okay, nice sounds, but certainly not the best, JENS. Sorry, but I mean it. You better start composing a bit on PC very soon, otherwise I'll... Rating : 61%. ROTATED SHIT by ATLANTIC (RATINGS) ______________________________ Programming : 30% Graphics : 32% Music : 61% NAME OF DEMO / PRODUCER CODE GFX MUSIC OVERALL _____________________________________________ SKAANELAND / FAIRLIGHT 70 90 69 76 TRIAL OF STRENGTH / PADUA 45 55 71 57 DELAME / LETHARGY 50 69 53 57 KREDKI / AGONY 55 68 39 54 ROTATED SHIT / ATLANTIC 30 32 61 41 And that concludes the April edition of WORLD OF DEMOS. By the ratings given to each demo, it is clear to us all that the best demo of the month is SKAANELAND by FAIRLIGHT. We will return next month with another full program. Be sure to send in your demo before the 25th if you want it reviewed.
+ SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT - DEBATE AND INFORMATION + ____________________________________________ SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT returns to bring you another edition of healthy debate and information. We are also celebrating the 10th edition anniversary of THE PULSE MAGAZINE, and therefore we have a special discussion saved for this special occasion. We also have the usual INTERNET article, this one the third in the series written by MASON/MOTIV 8. If you have any great ideas for what we should debate in this chapter, write to us at the address displayed in PREFACE. We do also gladly accept letters with YOUR opinion on the topics we debate every month, we are for a better scene, so show your interest and write NOW. + SCENE-RELATED WARS - BENEFICIAL OR DISTRUCTIVE + ____________________________________________ The scene is an inferno of discussions, perhaps better known as wars. I am looking at the many boards, mostly the ones in the USA, where the phreakers has taken quite a fancy to this new sport - the slaying of another scener or group. Wars have been here since the beginning of the scene, and whether we want it or not, they are here to stay. The majority of the sceners takes distance from this phenomenon, wanting everlasting peace all o er the world. However, competition promotes discussions and thereby wars. That is common knowledge to everyone. The American and European boards are everyday vitness to a number of wars between different groups and sceners. This has turned into a sport, and therefore when calling the boards you need to be good at English, and able to discuss in order to protect yourself from being humiliated infront of the top sceners represented there. Many people are of the idea that the wars that takes place on the boards are childish, and even distructive to the scene. I propose that it is the exact opposite. Wars are stimulating and sometimes quite entertaining and interesting, which can only be regarded as positive to the scene, also when looking at the huge crowd always following the crossfire between the groups or sceners in their conflict. It is without doubt the wars that has caused the serious competition when it comes to being 1st with a game. Releasing a good game or getting a high position in the monthly releases is a wild-card to the groups, one which is used in most of the wars taking place today - and in the future. Also that can only be regarded as positive, afterall, competition is what keeps the 64 scene from fading away. Wars are + stimulating, entertaining and interesting. - a plague for the pacifists. I therefore conclude that wars are positive for the scene, and should therefore be taken serious when discussed. YOU are ofcourse intitled to your own opinion - send it to us. I have taken the liberty of putting down the ground rules for wars. Being experienced at wars against tough opponents aswell as those of a weak nature, I have developed a list which in my opinion should be consulted when having difficulties trying to find a winner in a conflict. It happens in just about every war, that eventhough the winner appears to be obvious, the loser denies having lost, eventhough he has breached every possible unwritten law that concerns wars. Before presenting the first version of the war-rules, I urge everyone of you to send in your opinion on what should be added to the rules or perhaps should be removed accompanied by a reason of why you want it removed. We will list the rules every month in SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT - always a step ahead. + THE SCENE WAR-RULES - VERSION 1.0 + ________________________________ ARTICLE 1 - POINT 1 A war is won when the opponent admits to being less qualified at ragging and therefore requests for an end to the conflict. ARTICLE 1 - POINT 2 A war is NOT won when the opponent requests for a truce with- out admitting to being less qualified at ragging. ARTICLE 1 - POINT 3 The definition of ragging is how the content of the discussion is being handled by the persons involved with the conflict. It should therefore be regarded as being ambiguous. ARTICLE 2 - POINT 1 A war is won if the opponent begins to contradict himself in such a way that it is possible to prove by facts. ARTICLE 2 - POINT 2 A war is won if the opponent lie about certain things, but only if it is possible to disprove the lies of the opponent by facts of such a nature that others can agree upon it. ARTICLE 2 - POINT 3 Omiting information important or in any way relevant to a war is NOT considered as lieing. However, this only includes the information that has not been requested by any opponent or observer of the war. ARTICLE 3 - POINT 1 A war is won when the opponent fails to respond to any type of questions placed by you. ARTICLE 3 - POINT 2 All questions should be marked or numbered unless there is only one. This is to ensure that the opponent has a chance to understand the contents of every question. ARTICLE 3 - POINT 3 When questions are not marked or numbered, they cannot be considered as worth being answered. Therefore the opponent has the opportunity of ignoring your questions without being regarded as failing to respond. ARTICLE 4 - POINT 1 A war is won when being threatened with physical violance by the opponent. ARTICLE 4 - POINT 2 A war is won when the opponent lowers himself to performing terror on your phone at any hour. This also includes terror against any of your family members, group members or friends. However, this requires evidence to work against the one performing the terror. ARTICLE 5 - POINT 1 A person cannot be held responsible of breaching any of the scene war-rules if he has not read them. (Give him a copy). This concludes the sketch of the SCENE WAR-RULES. I have only entered a few, to leave room for a bunch of new ones to come from everyone of YOU. Be sure to send in your ideas of what should be added to the rules accompanied by a written comment of WHY it should be added. You can also hand it all over to CROSSFIRE/MOTIV 8 in E-MAIL, it will then be mailed to me and added if considered worthy. But if you do not have a modem, simply mail it to the following address. THANK YOU! XXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XX XXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Telephone at +XX-XXXXXXXX Welcome to another chapter about the internet. This time we start where we stopped last time. We have to talk about send- ing way or files from internet to fidonet and the other way. --- We have got questions about how to do it and which organisa- tion I use. So this time we write about this: Address-list: _________ We are working to finish the list and we have to make some chances in the code to show all the adresses! It because we have to use some special sign to split up the name and address. --- -Next Page!- Sending mail from internet to fidonet: ___________________________ The fidonet is splitted up in a different way than internet. So first a short explanation about it! On the fidonet you have a fidonet and that's the address! Before that you have the name of the person who's on the fidonet-point!!! That comes after the sign. Here's an example: First you have to turn the address around. If the address is 234.48.65 you have change it to: 65.48.234 and put a letter infront of each number. Like this: testperson  p65.f48.n234.z2.fidonet.org _______________________________ You have to change the sign  to an alfo-zero sign! Now it will be sent to the fidonet.org addy and that's a fidonet or- ganisation. It will take up to 7 days! The example doesn't work so don't waste your time trying the example out! --- Sending from Fidonet to Internet: ________________________ Here it comes and you have to write a little bit more. We have to send to my address: t44  aarhues.dk! --- Remember that you have to change the  sign to an alfazero! --- Now you have to send the letter and the letter-head to: UUCP on 1:105/42 _____________ This is the address to the organisation that sends mail from fidonet to internet! --- In the letter-head you have to write this: to : m2xenix!aarhues.dk!t44 to: t44  aarhues.dk --- You have to change the  sign to an alfo-zero sign! --- Now you send a letter to my internet-address! Remember it will take up to 7 days! That's all for this time and you can look forward to our list! Next time it will be here! Any questions or your address: Send your letter to: --- t44  aarhues.dk _____________ Remember to change the  sign to an alfazero sign! --- Signing off, on behalf of Special Assignment: MASON/MOTIV8! That's about it for SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT this anniversary special. Remember to react on the things we write about, we need response to write about what YOU want to read. Find our address in PREFACE or elsewhere.
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Meet the press
+ MEET THE PRESS - REACTIONS + ___________________________ Welcome to the new reaction chapter in THE PULSE MAGAZINE. As stated last month, we decided that it was necessary for us to open such a chapter, simply due to all the letters and reactions we get every month. We realise that there is a high demand for readerinteraction these days, and we have always been open for positive aswell as negative response and suggestions. But MEET THE PRESS will mainly concern the letters regarded as important to our many readers - therefore we urge you to put down your res- ponse in a form, so that everyone will have a chance to under- stand what you are concerned or thrilled about. THE PULSE MAGAZINE has a very wide staff of editors, and our editorial consists of sceners from various groups in the scene. Therefore we urge you to mark your letters ATT. to those you want to get your response from in here. Write your reactions to the following address: THE PULSE MAGAZINE XXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XX XXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX You can also use our hotline at +XX-XXXXXXXX (DUKE). READERS COMMENT ON WORLD OF DEMOS _______________________________ During the months WORLD OF DEMOS has been a part of this magazine we have receaved all kinds of reactions. Most of the reactions we got were positive, simply because people found the editors colourful and honest in their criticism. Others have complained about the aggresive comments to some of the demos we have had on our programs, which in some cases could be regarded as understandable. WORLD OF DEMOS consists of three very fine editors, one of them new to you however, due to SUN DANCER being replaced by NEPTUNE of CAMELOT as our new graphics critic. But still the method of critizicing demos remains unchanged. We at WORLD OF DEMOS are of the firm opinion, that most of the magazines offering demo reviews these days, are either too boring in their comments or simply too scared to tell the truth about the demos - especially when it concerns demos put out by major groups. We wanted to serve the puplic with our honest opinion, in other words, we call them like we see them. Sometimes we can get too aggresive in our reviews, but bair in mind that the truth sometimes hurts, and if a demo is a complete disgrace to either the scene or the group that released it, we are definately not too weak from letting them know about it. That is our ambition, to make sure that the demo-scene becomes sharper, and stop releasing crap when it can be done better. A COLLEAGUE SPEAKS OUT ____________________ I think your magazine is quite cool. One of the great things about it, is that it's released regulary. As a (main-) editor myself, I know that it can be hard to release a mag monthly (MAGNESS is released monthly since issue # 01!). I enjoy reading every issue of THE PULSE MAGAZINE. Those two "speakers" in the mainmenu; are they taken from the KLF album THE WHITE ROOM? I do not have the album, but somehow the picture looks like something I saw before. Hey, this is not an attack, I like it! It looks.. Well.. COOL! But I am not such a great fan of the so-called "page-swap- system" as I always call it. I would rather have an upscroller. But hey, I cannot have everything, right? At least it is read- able. (But also a bit slow). I also like the fact that you pre-NTSC-fixed your magazine. We are planning to do the same, but we haven't got a NTSC- fixer. Do you know anyone who would fix our mag, telling how to do it, so that MAGNESS also will be pre-fixed? Anyway, I wish you all the luck in the world with producing a mag like yours. (It gets quite some votes on our sheets..) Thanks for listening (READING that is!), XXX XXXXXXXX Dear XXX XXXXXXXX, Thanks for your letter and interest in THE PULSE MAGAZINE. It is always nice to be appreciated by the competition, instead of giving eacthother the cold shoulder. About the two SPEAKERS in the mainmenu. They are converted from THE WHITE ROOM (album by KLF) by SUN DANCER. I agree with you that it looks quite cool, so you were right about your hunch. About the "page-swap-system". We prefer this system due to the fact that more letters are allowed on the screen at a time, and we believe you grow less tired of them contra the regular 1 by 1 charsets. About the speed of the page-swapping, I can tell you that we are currently working with a brand new outfit with a much quicker page-swap-system, infact it might even surprise you due to its incredible speed. About pre-fixing magazines. We never put any time into fixing THE PULSE MAGAZINE - we did not need to. We were fortunate enough with our outfit already working on NTSC, so we need not ask any fixer to do it for us. However, this issue is not 100% for the Americans, due to the new music we included last month by SHARK. But as far as I have heard, it only flickers a bit when changing pages, therefore nothing worth spending time on fixing. But if you want your magazine to get fixed, simply call up any American fixing group, and introduce you and your magazine - with luck they might fix it, but do not get too disappointed if they turn you down, they have a ten- dency of doing that these days. Thanks for your letter, and feel free to send the latest edition of MAGNESS, so that I can have a good look at it. DUKE General editor This was the only letter written in such a way that it could be included in here. Make sure to write YOUR reactions so that the readers can follow it, thereby meaning disclude personal comments to any of the editors.