Written by Adok
book #17 ansi pack and the diskmag beam by kyp and shine are coming soon.
general group info
black maiden is a german art group. members are:
avenger - ansi, ascii, vga osel - internet black weasel- ansi pandur - ansi celsius - ascii poti - internet dv8 - ansi seltorn - ascii jerusalem - ascii, ansi shine - ansi junk - ansi, vga shiva - code kyp - ansi tex - vga leonardo - ansi, vga toot - ansi lord chaos - ascii voice - vga
besides their ansi packs named book they released a diskmag called crescent.
rodex from finland joined the swiss democrew calodox. calodox is making a 64k-intro for wired'98, and are planning to share their resources with pointplue to make the winner demo of assembly'98.
makke, tatharina, and tonic joined, which produces the following memberlist:
Handle: Abomp eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jobs: Organizing, Network Administration On board: Captain Handle: Akabu eMail: email@example.com Jobs: Designer On board: Treasure Map Creator Handle: Danzig Jobs: C64 Coder On board: Canoneer and Cook Handle: Flim Flam eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jobs: Organizing, Network Administration, Designer On board: Captain Handle: Grobi eMail: email@example.com Jobs: Paper-Artist, Cartoonist On board: Sails and Outlook Handle: Harcoonan eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jobs: PC Coder On board: Treasure keeper and Canonneer Handle: Looza eMail: email@example.com Jobs: Musician, Designer On board: Outlook and Cannoneer Handle: Makke eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jobs: Musician On board: Rum distiller and Canonneer Handle: PJ Dynamix eMail: email@example.com Jobs: Organizing, Network Administration, WebMaster, Coder On board: Captain and Navigator Handle: Sid Blit eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jobs: PC Coder and Designer On board: Cannoneer and Punishment-Executor Handle: Tatharina eMail: email@example.com Jobs: Designer On board: Cook Handle: Tommy eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jobs: Atari Marketing and Spreader On board: Weapons Master Handle: Tonic eMail: email@example.com Jobs: C64/Amiga/PC Coder On board: Sails and Cannoneer Handle: Vincent eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jobs: Designer On board: Cannonballs Suplier Handle: Wolk eMail: email@example.com Jobs: Musician On board: Torturer and cannoneer
general group info
comic pirates is a large, old group that is active on several systems. their best known production is the network web magazine at www.scene-central.com.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org [pj dynamix] . http://www.scene-central.com/cp
patrik left, due to unknown reasons. java got employed at uds, one of the biggest game companies in sweden. the main 2d coder, vain, is doing his army services this summer, so cryonics will be quite inactive for a while. but they will be back this autumn! - dh/tp/tg .. some or a combination of these. they will release a demo and an intro.
jj is now working as a graphician.
dodger, ex-musician and poet, joined. toxo was made redundant because of inactivity. kaktus/hde gave up his connections with hugi diskmag. the hugi diskmag is now a production solely by the hugi crew. dodger left due to lack of time.
contact: email@example.com [adok/hugi] . http://home.pages.de/~adok/
when scorpe (now dreamdancer) declared kryst dead because he, the supposed-to-be-main-organizer, has lost contact to all group members, the group still existed for a while. at the mekka'98 however several kryst members met and decided to give up their group finally. mozaic, who was the true main-organizer of kryst at the end, joined sdi and suspect records.
q-fladen and scape joined. croco disk #11 was released. mail devil by black shadow is almost finished. it is a tool for mailswappers that helps them managing their contacts. maybe a bit too late?
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org [blacky] . http://home.pages.de/~nologic/
cream #4 (the resurrection) was released. available at sdi's webpage (http://sdi.demo.org). e2-e4 (former known as vfb hose) joined the cream-staff. cream #4 will be released at evoke'98.
general group info
obnoxious is the staff of the big german diskmag cream, existing since may'96. members are:
coctail - orga, edit, text, swap, design dtc - gfx e2-e4 - text fog - text, swap hawke - code jolly - text p++ - text raven - text refear - text root - code obnoxious (continued)
apart from cream, obnoxious (coc, m.O.d/tscc) made a demo in cooperation with sdi (hades, softy) called checkpoint which became 6th at mekka'98.
contact: email@example.com [coc/obn] . http://sdi.demo.org
the former checkpoint team founded a currently unnamed new group under the lead of hades, who left sdi. the current memberlist looks like the following:
coctail - orga, swap, design softy - music mod - gfx hades - code, design
they are working on a demo, a pixelgfx (both for evoke98) and a sidsoundemu. raiders of the lost empire
the current memberstatus of role looks like the following:
fido - swap [czech republic] g - gfx, swap [belgium] gaxar - swap [australia] rigel - swap [poland] starfighter - swap [belgium] blue - gfx [poland] dreamdancer - gfx, swap [germany]
gifted coders and composers are still needed. if you have one of these skills and are looking for an international crew, send some examples of your art to dmc^role. role will reply as fast as possible.
contact: Sebastian Poschmann, Surenburgstr. 50 B, D-48429 Rheine [dmc/role]
franky reached the second place at the mekka'98 4k intro competition with void. it was a cooperation with shiva/kolor. shiva did the graphic code, and franky took over sound coding. the intro was coded 100% in party time. there are rumours saying that riot is working on a big project.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org [franky/riot] . http://www.riot.org
general group info
riot is the fusion of the two austrian democrews smashed! and scream. it has been existing since 1997. members:
craw - code trickser - code doomsday - gfx viper - code franky - code, music viv - gfx nyl - gfx zap - code, music sip - gfx sub-zero - code the squat - code singularity
brewman joined (www). the singularity homepage has moved.
general group info
singularity is a small austrian group that specializes in direct-x stuff. members are:
brewman - internet entropy - orga, code dj da 4ceman- music
mozaic, wolf and dj toby joined.
contact: email@example.com . http://www.tande.com/sr
the black lotus
tbl released a new windows demo in cooperation with analogue called flush. flush got second place during the takeover 98 price ceremony. however the 2nd place comes from an error on counting the votes, after the party it turned out to be 7th.
sweeper, also member of excite, joined as graphician and party maniac. his priority will be still on the excite side, but this may change. genox of braindeath joined as musician.
general group info
vantage is a swiss group consisting of the following members:
acid angel - code bastel - code ccp - gfx genox - music gimli - music posh - code sweeper - gfx unlock - gfx
blumchen joined. mr.m!ke gave up coding because of lack of time. he stays with way-x as a 3d-artist. beta 13 of path of mankind was released. this project is getting to an end soon. peter is already working on the concept of the next one. it will be a game like railroad tycoon in full 3d, probable platform is windows 95.
256 byte game competition
the next compo will start right after the end of hugi size coding compo #2, that means at the 10th of july. the objective of the compo will be given free then, and after that there will be a 3 weeks till deadline. voting will then be open for a week. check out http://www.daimi.aau.dk/~u972780/
512 byte game competition
organized by swap/pupulauma^unreal voodoo. deadline is july 20. the infofile is in finnish. get it on http://www.sci.fi/~swap/512
mincus programming contests
mincus organizes contests every two weeks. the winner gets 25 US$. see http://www.cyberenet.net/~mincus/
hugi size coding competition
the deadline for entry submissions for compo #2 is june 2. a public judgement week will follow before the final results will be released. the start date for compo #3 isn't fixed yet. http://home.pages.de/~hugi-compo/
music contest 6
the annual music contest organized by snowman/hornet has begun. entry deadline is july 15, 1998. information on the rules, schedule, entering, prizes, and updates can be found at http://www.hornet.org/ha/pages/mc/mc6.html
dreams 2 [cdrom project]
"dreams 2 - the demoscene archive volume 2", produced by darkness/imphobia and containing all the very best from the scene from june 1996 until july 1998 will be officially released at wired'98 (17th july). it will be a double cd and will sell for (only!) 500 bfr. email darkness at firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering information.
contact: email@example.com [darkness/imphobia]
mr.boom [game release]
the great bomberman-clone mr.boom by remdy/ex-dentifrice can be downloaded at http://www.mygale.org/08/remdy/. version 1.9 has been released. eight players can fight against eachother via ipx.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org [remdy] . http://www.mygale.org/08/remdy/
exxos [os project]
an operating system coded by a group of people who want to learn something about system architecture and programming. mcbyte, organizer of the project, describes it on the exxos homepage (http://home.pages.de/~exxos/) like this: "our aim is to code a multitasking os with protection mechanisms that would be able to compete with other operating systems like windows 95 or linux. it should be driver based, so every kind of hardware or every protocol, file system or whatever can be implemented and easily loaded, even without rebooting the system. that makes the os development a bit easier. we first have to code the kernel. as soon as the kernel runs, we just have to add the device drivers, but don't have to mess up with any kernel modifications."
contact: email@example.com [mcbyte] . http://home.pages.de/~exxos/
the first scene newsserver has opened. it is located at news.scene.org. what will you find there? beside comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos, which is routed to this server although messages that are posted there using this server will not be routed to usenet, this server contains load of internal newsgroups, among others groups for specific countries, operating systems, graphicians, musicians, general forums like scene.flame or news.announce, binary groups and soon probably also a diskmag area.
redhound told us that he is "doing the newsserver as a personal project. so i'm the only one that is operator on the server right now. it's in a testphase now, so we're looking who is using the server and how the server is being used.
"news.scene.org started out as a joke. i was bored one evening and decided to play a little with inn (one of the main newsserver packages for unices). a few hours after i set everything up at scene.org people logged on and started posting. i was surprised by the reaction of the scene to the new newsserver. lots of people mailed me and thanked me for starting the news.scene.org [newsserver] (continued)
project. apparantly a lot of people had been waiting for such a service for a long time. nice to know that that evening was spent in a useful way :)
"there has been a discussion in the scene.org staff whether a nntp newsserver isn't obsolete anymore... a few people in the staff think that noone uses nntp anymore and that we should stop the news.scene.org and start working on a webforum thingy to replace it. i believed that still lots of people were using nntp and thought we should have a look at news.scene.org before condemning news.scene.org. luckily loads of people started using the server and my point was proven. but still a few people in the staff are sceptical about the news.scene.org idea and want to convert it to a webforum later on.
"i just want to thank all users of news.scene.org for using the service and thereby supporting the project."
news.scene.org [newsserver] (continued)
furthermore, the www-server of scene.org (www.scene.org) has reopened again. groups, projects and sceners can get free webspace there if they are talented enough. apply directly to the scene.org-staff.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org [redhound] . http://www.scene.org
tribute cd-rom / relapse audio [cd-rom release]
if you want to get tribute cd-rom ("the biggest music collection on cd-rom") and relapse audio cd (by sound-runner/sdi/sr?), check http://members.xoom.com/tributecd. sdi claims to offer two of the finest cds ever for really non profit prices.
contact: email@example.com [e605/sdi] . http://members.xoom.com/tributecd
dominei is working on a new issue of daskmig. "daskmig 2000" is planned to be released soon, approximately at wired'98, probably with music from mellow-d. the articles mostly deal with demoscene but also with a wide range of other topics, such as subculture, drugs and life in general.
it seems as if it's the time of revival for the demo-diskmag-scene. daskmig used to be one of the best and most popular diskmags in 1995. some people even preferred it to imphobia. actually, the first issue was released in october'94. then the name of the mag was daskmig illusions, it was published by a group called independants, its main-editors were mr. hockey and, later, lash. the magazine became popular among the norwegian scene, but due to the lack of quality it hardly gained any international attention. this changed when a new staff consisting of inferiors and proxima members took over daskmig in spring'95. daskmig #6 didn't have anything in common with the former daskmig illusions, it featured great, minimalistic svga-graphics, a new interface, interesting articles, its new main editor was dominei/inf, who led the supposed-to-be-released-monthly mag till issue #7. then calvin/proxima took over the editing job. however, the mag's success didn't daskmig (continued)
last for a long time. calvin left the scene (and returned in 1997), issue #8 remained the last.
look forward to the new daskmig generation, and, if you want to support it, don't hesitate to contact dominei. co-editors are needed as well as general support!
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org [dominei/inf^dolphin]
great news! darkness MIGHT start working on imphobia #13 after wired'98, ie fall. that would be the first imphobia issue after a break of more than two years. the legend can continue. but nothing is sure yet.
contact: email@example.com [darkness/imphobia]
unlike planned, insight #3 was not released at takeover'98. the actual release date is not fixed yet. an online version of insight #2 can be found at http://overflow.concepts.nl/insight/.
quicksilver wants me to correct some misprinted information in the mags.faq, hugi #9 and hugi #10. insight is not created by quad - in fact image! has a bigger share of crafting than quad - but by the insight group itself. i want to apologize for this mistake.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org [quicksilver/image!/insight staff]
pain 6/98 was released at june 13. furball and zpider are working on a new interface that supports dos, windows and linux. it will be ready to use with the next pain issue, pain 8/98.
contact: email@example.com [fred/cdx] . http://www.space.ch/scene/pain/
new world order
according to orange juice, the new world order magazine will have a comeback as a web zine. the staff is looking for a couple of regular writers to join their writers team.
the e-mag network
the e-mag network was founded by programmer/universe in may 1998. its aim is to link diskmags from all over the world together, build up an article exchange base and later merge the member diskmags into one big mag. more information can be found in the e-mag network infofile. coders f/x bbs publication joined ten. as a consequence, a new ftp site is now available for uploading / downloading scene diskmags or newsletters as a part of the ten project. it's ran by civax/moon hunters.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org [programmer/unv] . ftp.beit-eli.gov.il/incoming/ten
showtime amiga is going to die. surfing/ramjam is working on a pc version of showtime. people involved are orome, basehead, lizardking, louie, codec, rodney. they want to talk about pc scene, c64 scene, charts, "cool articles", tutorials of tracking, coding, painting. the first issue is planned for tp8.
takeover'98 - the netherlands, 15th-17th of may, 1998
one week before the start the dutch demoscene event of the year was nearly cancelled because three of its main organizers were arrested at the german border for having been caught trying to smuggle a car packed with cans of an illegal beverage to eindoven. luckily they got away by paying a fine. the party was held like planned. party releases can be found at ftp://skynet.stack.nl/pub/demos/takeover98/.
wired'98 - belgium, 17th-19th of july, 1998
the wired'98, organised by imphobia, melting pot and pulpe will be held from the 17th to the 19th of july 98 in wasmes, belgium. announced as the last of the wired series, this is an event you ought not to miss! check out for more information in this magazine. haujobb has done an invitation intro for wired that became 3rd at the juhla demo compo, featuring code by droid, graphics by bay tremore, dice, visualize and acryl and music by muffler.
contact: email@example.com [darkness/imphobia] . http://nl.scene.org/wired98/
the metal grave bbs went offline for ever at june 20, 1998.
a new version of the former cubic player was released at june 24. it's called opencp and was coded by pascal and kb. available at hornet.
thanks go out to all the news suppliers!
black shadow/nologic civax/moon hunters coctail/obnoxious darkness/imphobia dominei/inf/dolphin e605/sdi/sr?/tojs!.x gnome/sulnudu mr.m!ke/way-x pj dynamix/comic pirates programmer/universe redhound/scene.org remdy rodex/taat/pointblue/static/cdx shine/black maiden steffo/cryonics submissive/cubic/$een surfing/ramjam