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Old 19 March 2016, 04:24   #1
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The Retro Hour Episode 11 (Piracy on the Amiga with Galahad/Fairlight)

The Retro Hour Episode 11 (Piracy on the Amiga with Galahad/Fairlight)





Did piracy kill the Amiga? How did the big cracking groups operate, and who in the industry helped them? We chat to Galahad from legendary piracy groups LSD & Fairlight.


http://www.theretrohour.com/the-retr...ahadfairlight/
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Old 19 March 2016, 05:34   #2
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"When dreams came true" Those were the days. Golden.. Thanks for the link, looking forward to some reading.
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Old 19 March 2016, 11:11   #3
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Great interview. I remember from 91 onwards most of my "acquired games" had that Fairlight cracktro.
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Old 19 March 2016, 13:29   #4
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I think it's great that Galahad get's the same kick from working on something like Putty Squad as he did back in the day cracking.
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Old 19 March 2016, 15:15   #5
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looking forward to this one
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Old 19 March 2016, 21:02   #6
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Very good interview.
I have been pretty impressed with all The Retro Hour podcasts so far.
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Old 19 March 2016, 23:20   #7
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Yep good interview and brought some memories back

My one and only attempt at cracking back in the day (Hard'n'Heavy) failed badly... from (hazy)memory it loaded from bootblock but still had files on the disk, and even then I couldn't finish a final that worked...

A few months later I'd probably have no problem, but as it was it kind of told me where my interests were, which was demos and I got the loader graphic out of it for my first demo for Phenomena, so.
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Sounds awesome

But not that voice though.....he sounds weird
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Old 20 March 2016, 18:27   #9
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Sounds awesome

But not that voice though.....he sounds weird
Galahad, I got one question just of pure interest. At which point of time did you become a Fairlight member on the amiga and who let you into the group at the time?
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Old 20 March 2016, 18:31   #10
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I'm guessing 1993 http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/author.php?id=23540

When I was in the scene I never heard of him as a cracker but I did officially exit the scene in Dec 1993 and DCS didnt exist (it was just Dual Crew when I was in it!)
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Galahad, I got one question just of pure interest. At which point of time did you become a Fairlight member on the amiga and who let you into the group at the time?
Late 93 and it was Splatt, N.O.M.A.D, Skol and JBM that let me in
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I'm guessing 1993 http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/author.php?id=23540

When I was in the scene I never heard of him as a cracker but I did officially exit the scene in Dec 1993 and DCS didnt exist (it was just Dual Crew when I was in it!)
hahaha I just heard the reference to me (indirectly) in the video.. Nice one Galahad.. we both know the story (44m20s) LOL....

I would have loved to chat about the scene.. Pity Dan couldnt get a panel on piracy!! That would be funny and informative.
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Old 20 March 2016, 19:24   #13
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Was a good interview, especially the "I am the bringer of dreams" made me laugh I also liked how you didn't give the usual "Robin Hood" gloss to what went on back in the day...
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A refreshingly candid interview I thought and so surreal to actually hear a cracker talk about the scene. Thanks for getting onboard.

One thing that was really disappointing though; the line "we've come to the end of the show". It's a podcast, it ends when there's nothing left to say! I could have listened to this one all day. Was the producer giving the neck slash signal?
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Nice interview! I actually thought Galahad was a mythical creature in the Amiga scene whose presence is more spiritual than physical so its kinda weird to hear your voice!
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hahaha I just heard the reference to me (indirectly) in the video.. Nice one Galahad.. we both know the story (44m20s) LOL....

I would have loved to chat about the scene.. Pity Dan couldnt get a panel on piracy!! That would be funny and informative.
Unfortunately we do know, c'est la vie.

Surprised you didnt spot your mention sooner
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Was a good interview, especially the "I am the bringer of dreams" made me laugh I also liked how you didn't give the usual "Robin Hood" gloss to what went on back in the day...
Much as I didnt stitch anyone up, there were far too many quite happy to do so, and im sure you know who im talking about

The whole interview was off the cuff, was gutted afterwards i didnt say "i make dreams come true", meh
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Nice interview! I actually thought Galahad was a mythical creature in the Amiga scene whose presence is more spiritual than physical so its kinda weird to hear your voice!
It was weird to me, havent heard my voice for a while, both the hosts (Dan and Ravi) have proper radio sounding voices, me? Not so much.
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A refreshingly candid interview I thought and so surreal to actually hear a cracker talk about the scene. Thanks for getting onboard.

One thing that was really disappointing though; the line "we've come to the end of the show". It's a podcast, it ends when there's nothing left to say! I could have listened to this one all day. Was the producer giving the neck slash signal?
Original interview was much longer, had to be edited for their format, but hey, maybe if they get pestered enough they might do extra releases of all their podcasts with more stuff in, but its their show and most of what I wanted to say was in there, except the quip about US Gold, and id have preferred less of a focus on LSD as I made it quite clear they were "faintly ridiculous", but overall a fair edit
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Do you still keep looking over your shoulder or is that all done and dusted as far as the boys in blue are concerned?
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