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Old 26 April 2020, 15:50   #1
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Atari ST cracking scene book on Indiegogo

Might be of interest to some on here :

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/t...3/x/17489653#/

there won't be much Amiga/C64 content but the rest may be of interest from a nostalgia point of view.

As an ST guy I'm still interested in the Amiga cracking scene and have been reading a lot of the old threads on here , loved the "Games that were tough to crack" thread, many similarities to my experience on the ST.
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Old 26 April 2020, 17:34   #2
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I'm the opposite way around. I'm an amiga guy with a passing interest in the ST cracking scene. I've purchased all of the microzeit Atari ST demo scene books so far. Its a shame the Amiga scene doesn't have something similar.
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Old 26 April 2020, 17:41   #3
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i've see this news myself and it's a quite attractif book for all people which have owned an atari st in the past and for others people that want to know a bit more information about the computer history.

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I'm the opposite way around. I'm an amiga guy with a passing interest in the ST cracking scene. I've purchased all of the microzeit Atari ST demo scene books so far. Its a shame the Amiga scene doesn't have something similar.
A possible conversation with a publisher has been had about something on the Amiga side of things might have occurred several months ago

Maybe.
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A possible conversation with a publisher has been had about something on the Amiga side of things might have occurred several months ago

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Old 27 April 2020, 13:11   #7
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Might be of interest to some on here :

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/t...3/x/17489653#/

there won't be much Amiga/C64 content but the rest may be of interest from a nostalgia point of view.

As an ST guy I'm still interested in the Amiga cracking scene and have been reading a lot of the old threads on here , loved the "Games that were tough to crack" thread, many similarities to my experience on the ST.

Its 1988 again, the Atari boys are getting the First release!!
I never knew such books existed, many thanks Cynix for letting us know!
Could you direct us in any similar "Games that were tough to crack" threads for the ST please, I would love a read


I have wondered about the mid 90`s with Amiga crews dominating the new console scene, also was there a PC `scene` before the Amiga crews turned up and started doing donuts on thier front lawn?
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Great news on a possible Amiga cracking scene book, I'd definitely buy that.

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Could you direct us in any similar "Games that were tough to crack" threads for the ST please, I would love a read
A fair bit of info covered on that stuff over here:
https://codetapper.com/atari-st/st-interviews/zippy/

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I have wondered about the mid 90`s with Amiga crews dominating the new console scene, also was there a PC `scene` before the Amiga crews turned up and started doing donuts on thier front lawn?
As Cynix we released the very first SNES demos (or intros they were really, but that was before any docs were available for the system at all so was pretty amazing to achieve anything really) and created the IPS patching format for ROM hacks. But that was one of the other guys doing that stuff and I don't know what he got up to after that, I just ripped the music that was used in some of those early SNES demos from games.
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A possible conversation with a publisher has been had about something on the Amiga side of things might have occurred several months ago

Maybe.
I hope real names are not mentioned, I remember reading the articles about Strider/Fairlight when he ran for office in California
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Great news on a possible Amiga cracking scene book, I'd definitely buy that.


A fair bit of info covered on that stuff over here:
https://codetapper.com/atari-st/st-interviews/zippy/


As Cynix we released the very first SNES demos (or intros they were really, but that was before any docs were available for the system at all so was pretty amazing to achieve anything really) and created the IPS patching format for ROM hacks. But that was one of the other guys doing that stuff and I don't know what he got up to after that, I just ripped the music that was used in some of those early SNES demos from games.

I remember the Cynix SNES stuff, it was pretty decent at the time. Although people *did* indeed have docs (I had a copy, and I couldn't even code at this point) but there was a lot of innovation in terms of people making their own assemblers/toolchains. IPS was a very cool innovation, still used today!


If you ever feel like revisiting ST cracking, feel free to head over to www.flashtro.com and write a couple of ST tutorials I made one (bad) attempt, but it would be better to hear how a pro did it...


On another note, did you ever meet up with the other Scottish ST sceners like the Fingerbobs guys in Aberdeen? For a while I lived in a flat above the computer shop a couple of them worked in, wondered if we'd ever crossed paths "back in the day"!
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There won't be much Amiga/C64 content but the rest may be of interest from a nostalgia point of view. [..]

The Atari ST scene will be the heart of the story, but we also take the journey back to the 8-bit era on the C64 and deliver sidekicks to Apple II, Atari XL, Amstrad CPC and Sinclair Spectrum. Also Amiga insiders joined in.

Interviews/Informer
  • Spy // Quartex (Amiga)
  • TFT // Skid Row (Amiga)
  • Fairlight (C64, Amiga) // Group interview
  • Triad (C64) // inquired
  • C64 nostalgia tour written by David Almer
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