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View Poll Results: Who was your favourite amiga cracker????
NOMAD of Fairlight / Classic / Quartex / Nemesis 33 23.57%
Robin Of Quartex 8 5.71%
Gaston Of Fairlight / Horizon 6 4.29%
The Surge Of Paradox / Quartex / Nemesis 0 0%
FFC Of Skid Row / Vision Factory 4 2.86%
KontraSoft Of Paranoimia / World Of Wonders 1 0.71%
Black Cat Of Hoodlum / Dynamix 1 0.71%
Ringo Starr Of Classic / Quartex 2 1.43%
I don't know ! 26 18.57%
Phil Douglas 9 6.43%
Galahad / Fairlight 35 25.00%
Codetapper / Action 6 4.29%
StingRay / Scarab 9 6.43%
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Old 13 August 2006, 12:59   #81
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Galahad in freax the art album cracker comic?
http://www.vesalia.de/pic/freaxartalbum1.jpg
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Old 14 August 2006, 22:34   #82
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That's one way of looking at it, Steve. But when I bought my Amiga, I picked up a handful of games several weeks after getting to know the machine. The disk-based copy protection was ripping my disk drive to shreds with it's erratic track stepping, among other issues (like the inconvenience of having to look up codes on dark burgundy handbills, or spending $50 and ending up with crap like Dragon's Lair, etc.)

I also have some theories about price and demand. Even when I was a hardcore pirate back then, when Software Etc. marked down games to under $20, I bought them. If the price was cheap enough, I would even buy clunkers just to have something new. I have always found game software to be far overpriced. It costs a hell of a lot more money to produce a new CD by a recording artist, yet they sell them for under $20, so how come the software industry never lowered their prices when computers became more common in the home? Live by the sword, die by the sword, I always say.

And the music industry is getting their bite of that now with the mp3 invasion. Record companies charge entirely too much money for music, but they knew they had the market over a barrel. But the consumers got thrown a bone and justice prevailed. People who collect mp3's will still buy CD's if they are reasonably priced. The only market that has adhered to this strategy proper has been the video industry.

In the early 80's when video arrived, tapes were selling for $80US each, so everybody was making copies and buying macrovision decoders. Once the industry got wise and created a sell-through market with reasonably priced videos, the general public started buying videos in record numbers.

Don't you think more people would buy Adobe Photoshop if the price were realistic? Well, it isn't and that is one of the most pirated pieces of software out there. That speaks in volumes.

the pompey pirates used to only crack expensive games they never touched the under 10 pound games
the reason they cracked was becuase
games were to expensive
piracy never killed the miggy off it was the pc
my miggy killed off my ST
my ST killed off my speccy

there are loads of pirates on the pc and the pc is still going
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Old 14 August 2006, 22:51   #83
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Arrow N.o.m.a.d.

My favourite cracker is N.O.M.A.D. , not only because of his cracks but also the fixing utils that he made for A1200.

BTW, whats happen to N.O.M.A.D. ????
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Old 15 August 2006, 00:44   #84
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Depite my poor showing in the 'fav cracker' poll, I thought I would throw my two cents in: Steve_b, you are entitled to your opinion, but here comes mine!
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i felt sorry for ya m8 only getting 8 i voted for ya
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Old 15 August 2006, 01:57   #85
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My favorite cracker was Skol because he was the only one I recall ever associating with us Canadians. The best I feel was Phil Douglas. He cracked lightwave if I'm not mistaken. Galahad, Mok and Nomad were excellent as well.
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Old 15 August 2006, 03:03   #86
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My favorite cracker. well the first game I loaded up on the Amiga.
I remeber every bit of it.
It was Stunt Car Racer cracked by The Man From Delmontie

I can`t remember the crackers but I always remeber Likeing

The cractro of Prince of Persia can`t remeber the group.
And I liked the nice simple Fairlight cractro screens.
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Old 15 August 2006, 03:24   #87
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My favorite cracker. well the first game I loaded up on the Amiga.
I remeber every bit of it.
It was Stunt Car Racer cracked by The Man From Delmontie

I can`t remember the crackers but I always remeber Likeing

The cractro of Prince of Persia can`t remeber the group.
And I liked the nice simple Fairlight cractro screens.
i played stunt car racer on my a600
and ST it was cool
i bought an a1200 a few years after
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Old 17 August 2006, 01:13   #88
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Interesting read, brings back some memories..

Also amazing to see that folks out of groups like hqc, unit a, bs1, sf havent been mentioned yet.
 
Old 17 August 2006, 14:25   #89
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It's because noone else here is as old as you are, Abra But how even later 'famous' guys like Blackhawk, Mok, etc. aren't on this list, I don't know...
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Old 17 August 2006, 15:20   #90
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Old pfff... need to rest now you mention it..
 
Old 17 August 2006, 17:41   #91
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It's because noone else here is as old as you are, Abra But how even later 'famous' guys like Blackhawk, Mok, etc. aren't on this list, I don't know...

...and Marco Polo, Mnemotron, IBM, Eurosoft, Mr. EE, Bob Duncan, Mok, Weetibix, etc, etc.
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Old 19 August 2006, 21:58   #92
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After bothering to read this mess of a thread it amazes me no one wrote a decent reply as to why C= died! sure they had a bad managament and didnt promote theyr stuff as they should but truth be when they introduced the CD32 it sold like no one would imagine but by then they were out of cash and could not afford more parts to build more of them to sell and the bank refused to loan them more and alas they whent belly up.
 
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C= couldn't market or sell snow in a desert, they had greedy bastards at the top, only C= UK and C= Germany was making any cash hence why they went belly-up

This is also off-topic there are plenty of threadsa about this already
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Old 19 August 2006, 22:17   #94
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I havn't voted as I don't have a fav cracker.

People, buy my vote!... $50 foo's.
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Old 20 August 2006, 14:42   #95
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Piracy was the demise of Amiga... lool

Incompetent Commodore
Overpriced hardware/software
Windoze 95/PC
Consoles
No future business strategy

more like...
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Old 21 August 2006, 06:12   #96
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There's more piracy on the PC than there ever was on the Amiga.

In fact, if it wasn't for piracy a lot of people I know would never have bought a computer and stuck with their gaming consoles.

Commodore went bankrupt. Plain and simple. They didn't make software so how did Piracy kill the company?
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Old 21 August 2006, 07:57   #97
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The Amiga is dead?

Do you have a link for this?

The Amiga is dead...?

Mommy!

No!

NOO!!

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"
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Old 13 October 2006, 14:10   #98
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Interesting thread.

I used to pirate too, but there were just certain games, simply on the strength of playable demos on the likes of Amiga Format and such that I just bought the second they landed: Worms, Alien Breed Tower Assault, Breathless, FOTAQ, loads of others. Others were OK, so I'd get em from that fat geezer at the car booty. At that age I had very little to no cash so buying an original was a BIG thing. Buying a copy was more fun! I remember one weekend coming home with both Cannon Fodders and Monkey Island and going forever - like hell was I going to pay £30 apiece for them though!

But the main thing is marketting is all wrong! I mean, I knew before I got my miggy that I could nice and easily copy games from friends, relatives and get a batch from the car boot every coupla weeks. I knew that my expensive £450 computer would be a main outlay of cash but then the games are nice n cheap.

I think if the same strategy was adopted today, companies would make a LOT more dollars. If Nintendo sold their system for a lot of cash and all the games were a tenner each - EVERYONE would want one and piracy would be LONG gone! At least on that system! People don't want to be fleeced for software. The company I work for just paid out just over £3.5 million for Adobe Site Licences! That's an obscene amount of cash for a product that Adobe won't really support (I know, I've had it before) and in addition we gotta pass that cost onto our customer which means that our solutions are more expensive!!!

Being a musician, I can tell you that the artist in any situation gets very little money when it comes to sales of CDs. With my promotion company, they sell our disks for £10.99 each on the shop floor. We get approximately 30-40 pence for every disk sold!

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Old 21 May 2009, 22:28   #99
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My late response...

I know this thread is old and noone will see this, but there's no doubt that
Rob/Quartex was the best cracker in the scene EVER.. Almost everything from the old Quartex worked 100%...

He would have dominated the scene further if he had remained active....
 
Old 21 May 2009, 22:29   #100
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I vote for adding StingRay here
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