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Old 06 February 2010, 12:56   #1
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Cool ahh so many awesome memories...

Hello!

I was a minor player in the UK demoscene from 89 to 92, joining groups like The Mighty Druids, Rare and finally Ecstasy.

So many treasured teenage memories from that era... endless streams of blue floppy disks in the post, copy parties in London, bitching with other groups (hello Slipstream!), putting out (really rubbish) demos and the rush of achievement

I don't have any Amiga gear now, so it's just WinUAE for me. I can't even remember how to use Amiga operating system, never mind assembly code. But like so many of us, it gave me a great start in the IT and web industry.

So I'm here mainly for nostalgia, I guess. And I'm determined to fill the gaps in my demo collection

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Old 06 February 2010, 13:29   #2
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Hi Jason and welcome to the forum.

I never got beyond the spectrum tape protection removal era, I used to enjoy that and it was a lifetime ago looking back now. I hope some of you memories revive from those days gone by and maybe see you buying a real Amiga to get the real feel and experience again.

All the best,
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Old 06 February 2010, 22:34   #3
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Hi Jason, and welcome to EAB!

Good luck in your quest to fill the gaps in your demo collection.

As an erstwhile demo coder yourself, maybe you could help some other members complete their collections.
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Old 06 February 2010, 22:49   #4
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Watcha Bilbo.

Whereabouts in London?

You and prowler made demos? Cool.

Which ones guys? I'd love to check out your work.
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Old 06 February 2010, 22:52   #5
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Hey, pmc, I didn't say I'd coded any demos!
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Old 06 February 2010, 22:54   #6
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LOL. Whooops... Sorry, saw demos and coding, had a rush of blood to the head and read too fast.
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Old 07 February 2010, 04:06   #7
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hey bilbo, welcome
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Old 08 February 2010, 11:14   #8
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Hey thanks all for the nice welcome!

pmc - my first demo is up on Bitworld, but it's embarrassingly lame (cool logo though!): http://bitworld.bitfellas.org/demo.php?id=5518

I can't find the couple of intros I did for Ecstasy, or the independent demos I made around 92. Still living in hope of finding them on the web someday...
 
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Hi and welcome to EAB Bilbo

Have you tried here for some of those Ecstasy demos http://www.pouet.net/groups.php?which=3189
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Old 08 February 2010, 16:39   #10
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Hi Jason and welcome to EAB!

Some more sources for you : http://arabuusimiehet.com/break/amig...up&groupid=416
http://arabuusimiehet.com/break/amig...up&groupid=842 (or maybe not )
Enjoy your stay
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Old 08 February 2010, 21:36   #11
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Hey thanks all for the nice welcome!

I can't find the couple of intros I did for Ecstasy, or the independent demos I made around 92. Still living in hope of finding them on the web someday...
Please, i need some more infos about the releases you have made. Propably we can find them.
Intros, demos, party releases, 1992? demogroup was Ecstasy?
let me know as much as you can remember about it.

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Old 09 February 2010, 14:15   #12
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@ Bilbo - I checked your intro out - nice and simple and elegant.

Where does that alien pic that's in the demo come from? I'm sure I've seen that before somewhere way back in the misty past - I just can't remember where...

Anyway, how about getting back into doing some coding and making a few new old skool intros? \o/
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Old 09 February 2010, 14:58   #13
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Old 11 February 2010, 16:02   #14
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Hey pmc - thanks for the nice compliment! I vaguely remember ripping the alien pic from some really old image compilation. Don't think it was demoscene art, more like a Photon Paint demonstration or something like that...

Start 68000 coding again? Would be interesting to see if my brain could still handle it
 
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I vaguely remember ripping the alien pic from some really old image compilation
Yeah, it's definitely from something like that cos I'm 100% certain that's not the first time I've seen that pic - it's gonna bug me now!

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Start 68000 coding again? Would be interesting to see if my brain could still handle it
Nice one. Drop me a PM if you need a hand getting kickstarted and I'll help you out.
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Old 11 February 2010, 18:07   #16
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Hi Bilbo

I have some of your early work from the Rare days (well i have the disks no idea if they still work 15 years in the attick can do that), I was a member of the Alex's Rare rebirth from all those years ago.
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Old 11 February 2010, 19:53   #17
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Old 12 February 2010, 00:27   #18
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That image you're on about, I've got it stored somewhere on my computer and I believe it's in a folder under the artists name. I've been searching through thousands of Amiga images and I still haven't found it

I'll keep looking even though I look a bit like this
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Old 13 February 2010, 20:52   #19
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I was a member of the Alex's Rare rebirth from all those years ago.
hi Deicidal

Ah that's interesting. I'd quit the scene by then, but I recently saw a Rare rebirth intro. Did anything else get released after that?
 
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The artist for that Alien Pic was someone called Mustafa and the piccie was called Pasazer. That's all the info I have I'm afraid... Told you I would find it in my collection of billions of Amiga piccies

And I've just found it here http://gfxzone.planet-d.net/personal...a-pasazer.html
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