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CONTENTS - Fourth Dimension issue #3¹

01........................Title Screen 58.........................Pet Sematary
02............................Contents 60................Interview with Rebels
03...........................Editorial 63..................Has Jesus Returned?
04...................Gossip - The Itch 64...............Interview with Supplex
06...........This issue's Page 6 model 66.............Why do Topswappers Stop?
08................................News 67........................Test Yourself
11................The Australian Scene 70.................THR - The Full Story
13.............Billy The Ballpoint Pen 72.....................Dungeons Of Dirt
17............Bloodsuckers Partyreport 74........................Coders Corner
18........The consequences of cracking 82....Fourth Dimension Music Exhibition
19..................Interview with DCS 85........................Who are we???
23......Red Sector/Silents partyreport 86........Blip-Blop Banana: Musicmaking
25...........Too Many Scene Diskmags?? 87.....Exclusive interview: SANTA CLAUS
26........................Emma The Tub 92.........................Demos Corner
28......................Fart is an art 97............................Demochart
29....Interview with Flash Productions 98..............................Credits
33.......................Advertisments 99...........................Final Word
44..........................Friendship
47.................The Icelandic Scene That was the contents of issue 3 of our
49...........................Newsflash diskmag! We hope you enjoy reading it,
50...................The Italian Scene it was hard work to conceive it!
53........Report from the Bergen party
56............Noisetracker V2.0 review Blackstar/Cryptoburners

EDITORIAL!

¹Welcome to ²FOURTH DIMENSION¹ issue 3. problem should be history. We hope you
This time it has been a true pleasure will excuse us for this bug.
being the managing editor, articles
have dumped into my p.o. box from all I believe I have bored you enough for
over the world. If this development now, so you may go on reading what I
continues, I will look more and more hope you'll think of as one of the best
forward to publishing every issue. if not THE best diskmags around. I
would appreciate if you would continue
This issue is perhaps a bit more with your excellent feedback, remember,
international than last, we have we are here for YOU! Our open letter
received articles from all over Europe column didn't receive anything this
We hope that'll be enjoyable to you! time but it is still possible for you
From last issue we also received some to use it in forthcoming issues.
critical notes conserning the fact
that we included ourselves in the With these words I will say goodbye.
charts. We realize that we, as the If you have news, articles, ads etc.,
producers, have a slight edge, so we please send them to us!
have taken the consequences of this
and excluded ourselves from ALL charts ²FOURTH DIMENSION¹
in this and in forthcoming issues. ªP.O. BOX 217¹
Furthermore, we apologise for all the ª6801 FØRDE¹
fuck-ups conserning the Kickstart V1.3 ªNORWAY¹
problem. We believe now, that this ð Next issue at 20.09.90

GOSSIP - THE ITCH pt. II
¹
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
From last issue we reported that some A local lamer in Germany has been sent
members of Visual Arts had escaped off to an asylum due to his fascination
from the kindergarten. After the of the Mental Hangover demo. After five
incident they received a heavy minutes of intense watching he got so
reprimande from the keepers. They got addicted to it, not even his playboy-
an ultimatum; Accept No Limits or die! mags could get him away. Word is that
They accepted..... the Finnish government has received
-------------------------------------- a plea from the German police saying
Concerning Fraxion's latest demo, the 'Slayer of Scoopex is wanted for his
Highway 1930 demo, the thug in the car new and powerful drug.... ' We have not
who was shot was actually the leader yet heard whether or not this applies
of the famous group Paranoimia! A to Uncle Tom and Reward.
special news bulletin from the ---------------------------------------
hospital tells us that he is now kept Network.. The closest thing to perfect!
on (for?) drugs!! Fraxion are We have discovered that this is NOT
expected to face a major trial in a true, they live to far away from
few weeks.... Cryptoburners.... (Hehe!)
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
Dr. Awesome (Crusaders) was caught Abandon - Every joke's deadly! We say:
with his trousers down at the local Abandon - The ONLY joke that's deadly!!
graveyard! He was busy ..... ---------------------------------------
-------------------------------------- More gossip on the following page(s)
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
STOP PRESS: The Coca Cola company has We in charge of Puke Productions inc.
made a new Coke - The Amiga Coke!!! hope none of the involved persons in
This Coke contains 4.3% coffein! In this article are offended by our weird
addition, new pin-ups are photographed sense of humour... We hope these pages
in all-nude positions and offer new, offer you a good laugh and nothing more
exciting positions for more enjoyable than that! We apologise very much if we
and fun-packed sex-lives! They also have failed.....
present a new slogan: Bottles for ---------------------------------------
nothing and chicks for free....
-------------------------------------- SSSSS OOOOO DDD
Commodore are currently working on a S O O D D
new mouse for the Amiga called 'The SSSSS O O D D
Pussy' It is said to have more than S O O D D
one function...... (Drool, drool) SSSSS OOOOO DDD
--------------------------------------
You get what you look like, Heatseeker OOOOO FFFFF FFFF ! ! !
said! Three days later the Swamp Thing O O F F ! !
was pregnant..... O O FFF FFF !
-------------------------------------- O O F F
Inside the group there's been rumours OOOOO F F !
about a new slogan; Find, fuck and
forget! Unfortunately certain persons
have the habit of just being forgotten
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------

4th dimension is real proud to have one their movies. ahhh... oooooohhh... so
of their own guys on the page 6 this big... oh,oh,oh,oh, i'm coming....
time. TRIXAL is/was his name. Nobody aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh.
know why he has got this name, or why These lines was taken from a film
he tries to make music. Well, my named 'Two girls and their Trixal'.
sources says tha he started his It is about the lusts of two pervert
musician career as a little boy. He girls. I'm not going to give any
tried to rape the girl next door, but details as you can imagine the rest
she was much bigger than him, so she yourself. Anyway ......
just kicked him in the ding-ding's Trixal is now 10 years and 5 months
(jingel bell, jingel bell, jingel all old, and he has just come into his
the way). But trixal isn't the guy who puberty age. As you can see he is a
give up because of such a little great producer of slime. Where did you
misunderstanding. He has now tried many think Steven Spielberg did get all his
things in his life. Like all the other slime from ?? This slime thing is just
page 6 peoples (Samantha Fox and so on) a little thing Trixal do to make some
He tried to get into the music money to live of. But, here in 4th dim
business. But he didn't stay for long. we are very kulturelle as we say in
He refused to go to bed with the record norwegian, so at last a poem :
producer. This was hard for him to come Trixals' slime is thick an green,
over, but at last he found a job that It is the thickest slime I've seen,
fitted him perfectly. But the thing that makes me sick,
He contacted MAX-films (They who Is that trixal makes it with his
produce x-rated movies), and there he dick.
got a job making background vocals for (RH-/CRB)

NEWS

¹This is the column where you can read ---------------------------------------
news/rumours etc. We cannot guarantee Fraxion will open a new BBS in Norway!
their truth but most of them are. If ---------------------------------------
you have some news/rumours, send them DCS left the co-operation with Tristar
to: and are now in co-operation with RED
ºFOURTH DIMENSION¹ SECTOR Inc.
ºP.O. BOX 217 ¹ ---------------------------------------
º6801 FØRDE ¹ Aerosmith left ANIMATE to join THR (THE
ºNORWAY ¹ HACKING RELATION!)
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
Rumours are that Cabe Iceland split up A new Norwegian group has been formed
-------------------------------------- called CINFEX DESIGN!
Acidforce got a new swapping division ---------------------------------------
on Iceland. They have 3 members. Dual Crew got a new graphics man; GIZMO
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
All members of Visual Arts joined NO The French group called YS is starting
LIMITS! their own Software-company!
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
HATTRICK left RAZOR 1911 to join NO MFI is dead! Instead of being a user-
LIMITS! group they will consentrate on their
-------------------------------------- diskmag which will be written in Danish
Theatre legal party at X-mas time! Swedish and Norwegian and it'll be sold
-------------------------------------- in various computer stores.
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
Rumours came from Germany that Violent Phobia are now dead!
Wave don't produce anything on their ---------------------------------------
own. They buy everything from Level 4, The Danish softwarepolice is DEAD!!!
e.g. the bobdemo. ---------------------------------------
-------------------------------------- The Norwegian softwarepolice is BORN!!!
Rats change their name to XITE! ---------------------------------------
-------------------------------------- Vision Norway are born. The old Vision
Paranoimia is dead! Rumours say that Norway was a FAKE!!!
their leader was caught for drugs. ---------------------------------------
Some ex.member are now operating under Vision/Aces/Active - party in Tilburg-
the name VINTEX! West/Holland Saturday 11th. of August!
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
NO LIMITS and IMP 666 party in Arendal Exodues dies and make IMAGE!!!
Norway this autumn. First prize in the ---------------------------------------
democompetition will probably be an Some Paranoimia DK members joined
AMIGA 3000! Contact No Limits or IMP PROLOGIC!
for more information! ---------------------------------------
-------------------------------------- IQ- is now NIGHTDAWN!!!
Tommyknockers Norway are now PROLIOGIC ---------------------------------------
Norway! The RAZOR 1911/ILLUSION party 08/90 has
-------------------------------------- been postponed.
Joker, ex. member of Phobia has joined ---------------------------------------
Network! Rumours say QUARTEX are DEAD!!!!
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
-------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------
Pirasoft/ACU had a visit from the Razor 1911 will not be arranging a
Federal Police. They took anything party in Norway this summer as earlier
remotely connected with computers. announced. The party will probably be
-------------------------------------- held in October instead.
Rebels now have an Australian division ---------------------------------------
They are just spreaders.. Skid-Row is formed incl. ex-Paranoimia
-------------------------------------- members and several others.
A new group called Thyrone is formed, ---------------------------------------
mostly ex-members from Supplex. That was the news for today. If you
-------------------------------------- have any news, send them to:
Another group called RISK is born, a
new fast get'em group with ex-members Fourth Dimension
from Supreme, Paranoimia and others. P. O. Box 217
-------------------------------------- 6801 Førde
Ex-Classic Ehq 'School crime' is now Norway
Razor 1911 German Hq. Call it today at
+49-511-2110635 (Sysop: Bounty Hunter)
--------------------------------------
Skyline and his board 'Little Amerika'
(+49-453-188354) goes to Thyrone.
--------------------------------------
Board Royal is now RISK ehq. Call it:
+49-82081442
--------------------------------------

THE AUSSIE SCENE

¹ What's to write about??? Well here Australia is so massive in size,
is a list of Australia's non-lame and copyparties are never held. The main
cool teams .... Australian Crackers reason is because there would not be
United (including Dawn-Tic-Omega 5), enough dudes turning up because of
Decay, The Hellraisers, The Force, the distance. So us freaks in oz are
Mystix (weak coders though), The quite enveyous of all you Euro freaks.
Predators, Zaphod.... All other teams Another disadvantage (besides being
are just too lame to mention. Since we too far away) is our high population
are so far from the shores of Europe/ of lamers. Most lamers are not enough
USA, most are forced to mail swap, but to even mention, but some are real
some teams modem trade. For instance cunts. Groups like...... Taipans,
acu have two boards in the USA, and I Knightmare, Fast, Ability specialize
think we now have one in Italy??? in the art of intro ripping. There are
AT&T is the most common way of calling a few cool demos coming from Australia
up the boards in the states, but the best demo writers in all of
calling cards are becoming very scarce Australia are (no order)... Dawn/ACU,
so most Aussie freaks are forced to Zaphod, The Predators & Decay. I liked
mail trade. Our postal fees, are quite a few of The Omega 5/ACU intros, but
high. I myself use to use glue on my I've seen nothing from them since
stamps, but Australia post has become Christmas. The Hellraisers have
aware of this, and are now taking written a cool utility called
legal action against anyone who is 'lightning text', and Ziggy/ACU has
caught using glued stamps. Since written a mega-tracker. Dawn/ACU, Jarre
Zaphod are working on mega-demos... Well I hope you enjoyed this report.
and Decay a coding a comic disk!!
well. also there is a disk-mag ¢Showbiz of Dawn/ACU¹
produced by Physic/Decay & Showbiz of
Dawn/ACU which is okay. Mystix are
doing a mad comic series along with a
(lame) porno disk series. Wiz of
Oz/Decay, is by far the best graphics
artist on Australia. His logos and
pictures are fucking cooooooooool.
Kreator/Decay is a mega-cool musician,
whose tunes are very good. The best
coder in Australia would be ...Zaphod!
His work has not been seen by all
freaks, but the majority (all cool
crews) reckon that Zaphod is the no.1!
Some may argue that The Predators are
the best, but Zaphod's demos, games
beat theres hands down. Well I hope
that you contact more of us Aussie
freaks, as we are not as lame as you
think. By mail trading, we usually get
stuff a week or two after the release
date. But by modem, the day after!!!

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ð the air. Everything went black...
¢ A BALLPOINT PEN ð
...Billy awoke several minutes later.
² A silly story by Firefly/THR ð He looked down at himself, and saw
ð that he was still in one piece. Then
Have you ever wondered why whenever Billy focused his attention to his
you put a pen down on your table, it surroundings. He seemed to be floating
vanishes? And it always turns up again in outer space, millions of stars
several hours later exactly where it shone brightly all around him. As he
should have been before? Well, this looked around, he saw that he was
silly story will explain just where floating over a large green planet. He
they go to... looked carefully, and realised with
horror that this was not planet earth!
It seemed like just another ordinary This was not a planet that made
day for Billy the ballpoint pen. He ballpoint pens! This was a planet that
woke up bright and early as Firefly brutally destroyed them.... a planet
started writing his contact letters, that knew no mercy towards pens of any
and sat patiently as he went to post shape or form... this was... THE PLANET
them. Suddenly, he had a strange of THE LOST BALLPOINT PENS!!!
tingling sensation in his ink-tube. He
got nervous, and his ball went all dry Billy was floating ever nearer the
and lost it's lubricating cover of planet. He could feel the force of the
ink. Even as he shivered on the desk, gravity pulling all the ink in him to
he could feel himself breaking into one side of his little ink tube.
little pieces and floating off into Slowly he picked up speed, floating
lifelessly towards that terrible pulling him along the ground, he saw a
planet where are blue, black and red great castle in front of him and he
ink was forbidden. He broke through was being pulled towards it. The shock
the atmosphere with a mind shattering was all to much for him and he fell
bang, and was suddenly falling at unconscious.
great speed to the planet surface
below. Billy screamed through the Much later, Billy awoke. He was
little hole in his side (yes, that's dripping green ink all over the floor,
what those little holes are for!) as but all around him was air, beautiful
he saw what was awaiting him below. He air like that on Earth.
saw beneath him a never ending sea of
ink with other pens floating "Hmm..." said a voice from behind
helplessly in it. This would not be him. "I think from that primitive
too bad except that the ink was not design you probably come from planet
blue, it was not black, it was not Earth in Quadrant C6 Sector 5, or do
even red.... It was GREEN! and you come from Casianicsus Quadrant A11
ballpoint pens HATE green ink! Sector 2b?" The ballpoint pen looked
around and saw in front of him a giant
Splosh! Billy landed in the ink and green creature, examining him with a
sank. He was not one of the lucky magnifying glass. Billy was terrified!
sealed pens that could float on the "Ah, I see you are impressed with my
surface. He went right to the bottom knowledge of the universe," said the
of the sea where he sat, straining to creature. "Well in that case I feel it
see anything through the thick green is my duty to introduce myself. I am
ink. Suddenly he felt something Remmus the second, lover of green ink,
and hater of blue, black or red pens. followed, and soon heard the voices of
And from experience I have found that other pens, shouting and cheering. As
pens from Quadrant C6 make a he turned the corner, Billy saw why
particularly good firework display they were shouting; a large rocket was
when you burn them, so step this way, standing in the middle of a large
and I will put an end to your room. It was painted with blue, black
miserable life." and red ink, and was preparing to lift
off from the planet. Billy hopped on,
At this point, Billy realised what was and sat patiently in a chair. Soon the
going on, and made a run (a hop?) for floor began to rumble, and the rocket
it. He went along at an amazing pace, lifted into the air. Billy was on his
faster than he had ever gone before, way home.
and soon he had lost the giant
creature that was threatening to burn Within minutes, the ship was in
him alive. He was now, however, lost hyperspace. Stars shot past on all
in a never-ending maze of identical sides like lines of light. Gradually
green tunnels. He wandered for what everything slowed down, and Billy saw
seemed like a long time. through one of the windows a great
sight: Planet Earth. The ship flew
Suddenly a droid came running through towards it and Billy felt himself
the tunnels, and stopped just in front being pushed out of the ship. He fell
of him. "Blue pen", said the droid. through the sky, went through an open
"Quadrant C6 Sector 5 Planet Earth window in one of the houses and landed
Follow" said the droid in it's on a desk. The same desk as where he
monotone computerised voice. The pen had started his journey exactly 4
hours before. Firefly's desk. ¢ SOME JOKES by Joker/Network¹
---------------------------------------
Now there is a moral to this story as Have you ever heard about the man who
there is to all the best stories. The was so shaky that he got an orgasm
moral is: If you want to keep your every time he pissed?
ballpoint pens, leave the window
open!! Do you know the easiest way to keep
black children at home??
ðFirefly/THR¹ - Just wet their lips and hang them on
the window!!

Thanx to Firefly/THR for this rather Hello Jesus. What are you going to do
odd story. We in the FOURTH DIMENSION this Easter vacation?
office took the liberty of checking if - Well, I'll just be hanging around...
this story was true or not. We tied a
videocamera to one of our ballpoint Have you read the phone directory?
pens and left the room so it could -No, I saw the movie....
leave in peace. 4 hours later nothing
had happened, so we are not quite sure
wheter this story is true or not. If Some laughs there from Joker/Network!!
Firefly would be so kind to ask Billy
if he wants to testify, it would be of
great help to us here at the office.

² The Editors¹

Bloodparty '90


¹
On Friday 8th. of June a copyparty which was organized by Bloodsuckers took
place in Kuopio.
When we arrived at about 5 pm we had to pay the entrance fee of 150 mk.
There were just a few freaks (Chrome+Silents) sitting there and being bored.
Later in the evening some cool dudes like Scoopex SF, D-MOB, Securitate, Vision,
Disknet came and the organizers told that RSI and Defjam would come later (they
didn't). During the night everybody was coding something and someone tried to
sleep but they failed.
On saturday a few guys from Wizzcat and Badnews arrived and we played pool and
copied some software and tried to have fun (we managed).
Securitate released their party-intro.
Chrome won the democompo with their nice demo. In the evening Securitate left
because they were bored (?)
On Sunday almost everybody left because there was nothing to do. When we packed
our Amiga we noticed something funny: somebody had stolen my friend's disk-
drive. Thanks!!!! (Funny? - Ed)
In fact the party was really boring because there were only about 40 people
and the organization wasn't good at all.
The best thing on party was those nice intros which were released.

ªsigned:Zodiak of Cult
THE CONSEQUENCES OF CRACKING....

ªThere have been a lot of articles in of money now and again on the best
the past about the damage that games released... using your access to
cracking is doing to the amiga`s games cracked and trained copies as a key to
industry, this can be seen from two choosing the best games. The same
sides... The software houses would thing applies to utilities which you
have us believe that because almost find useful. Now we need to realise
all commercial software is cracked and that it`s no longer cool to boast `I
spread widely that all this software have never bought an original in my
represents lost sales to them. But how life !' but that we should support our
many of the cracked games you`ve industry. For example English house
received in the last month would you Codemasters recently released Pub
have paid for if copies were not Trivia at the price of only 5 pounds
available?? Maybe 10%? Probably less (10 DM?),and there are three different
so we can see that this argument is cracks out of it. Often the coders of
almost complete bullshit, I say almost the games we are ripping off are also
complete bullshit because I`m sure the coders of our favourite demos, no
that not many of you did go and buy names of course, but why not follow
the original of the games which were the old Quartex message and if you
worth the money, supporting the like a game go out and buy it !!
development of future quality software
- if you can afford an expensive ²Signed... eko/THR
ªcomputer and accesories then I am sure
you could afford to spend a little bit

INTERVIEW WITH PARSON OF DCS!

¹4D : Group name.... ª PARSON: Look above (FRG)
DCS: DCS PATRICK: Code, crack, trainermaker
(ITALY)
¹4D : Your name (Computer and maybe if
you want your personal name!).... 4D : When did you join the scene?
ªDCS: Parson or The Master Of Sex (HA!) DCS: Last year at the CEBIT'89

¹4D : Your job(s) in this group? 4D : Is this your first group?
ªDCS: Organisation, Swap, Editor of DCS: Yes, DCS is my very first group.
Stolen Data, musix...
¹ 4D : Do you have any special friends in
4D : How long have you been in DCS? the business?
ªDCS: I think I'm a member of DCS since DCS: Oh yes, they are (in no order):
seven months! Blackstar of CRB, Irata of RSI,
Mark of Subway, Coke & Dark of RSI
¹4D : Who are the other members of DCS, ª Tony & Kent of Flash Prod., Espen
¹ and what are their jobs? ª of CRB, Andy of Tristar, Selem of
DCS: The members are: Quartex, Kreator of Anarchy Uk.
MIK: Swap, Originals, crack (UK)
HENDY: Swap, crack (UK) ¹ 4D : Have you any enemies or dudes youª
STEVE: Musix, body guard (FRG) ¹ don't like?
ª NOSAH: Ex. editor of S*D, Swap, DCS: Yes, I hate all SUPREME members,
organisation (UK) Thomas of Tarkus-Team!
4D : Which group would you like to favourites?
join if you could? ª DCS: PAPER MAG: Sys4/Subway, S*D/DCS
DCS: Hmm, I think DCS is very cool but DISKMAG: 4th. Dimension, S*D, CJ,
my dream groups are Red Sector, News On Tour!
Scoopex and Cryptoburners.
¹ 4D : Who is, in your opinion, the best
4D : What are your favourite drink, coder, and why?
food, movie and demo? ª DCS: I think the best coder is DELTA,
DCS: DRINK: Vodka, Cola, Apfelkorn. because he made very cool codes &
FOOD: Pizza, Hamburger, Døner, routines and he produced very cool
Pommes. demos.
MOVIE: Die Nackte Kanone (The
Naked Gun? - Ed) ¹4D : Who is the best or coolest dude in
ª DEMO: Mental Hangover (Scoopex) ¹ the scene?
ª DCS: The coolest persons are Blackstar
¹4D : Who is the best demo, cracker, ª Of CRB (Gee, thanx - Ed), Steve &
¹ spreader and importer group? ª Mosah of DCS, Coke & Dark of RSI..
DCS: DEMO GROUP: RSI, Scoopex, CRB,
Fairlight,Vision. ¹4D : What is the best copy party you'veª
CRACKER GROUP: Paradox, Defjam/ ¹ every visited, and why?
CCS/ACC, DCS, VF. DCS: The best and coolest party I ever
SPREADER: Top Swap, RSI, Flash P. visit was the big Bamiga party in
IMPORTER: Paradox, RSI, VF! Nistelrode /Holland because many
famous groups arrived there and we
¹4D : What paper and disk-mags are your ª all had lots of FUN!!!
¹4D : What is your opinion about copy ª DCS: Very cool to play with but they
¹ parties? ª destroy friendship!!!
DCS: I love them because I get stuff
there and I get to meet some of ¹4D : What is the best game on Amiga?
ª my friends! DCS: Well, I love to play TURRICAN and
DRAGONS LAIR!
¹4D : Describe a typical loser/lamer!
ªDCS: A typical lamer looks like a guy ¹4D : What do you think about the post?
ª from THE SPECIAL BROTHERS and he DCS: Bah, I hate these losers. They are
buys cracks from SUPREME and is so fucking LAME!
proud to know THOMAS/TARKUS TEAM!
¹ 4D : Who is your dream girl?
4D : How old are you? ª DCS: My dream girls are ANDREA HARMS &
DCS: I am 17 years old, 18 in November BRIGITTE NIELSEN!

¹4D : Do you like sex movies (pornos)? 4D : Do you have a personal slogan?
Why/Why not? ª DCS: Yes, my personal slogan is: TRY IT
DCS: Bah, I don't like pornos coz they & GET IT and DCS, We are not good,
are so lame.I love fucking German We are not fast, we are MIGHTY!!!
girls myself (Yeah!) Cool slogan, eh?

¹4D : Do you have a girlfriend? ¹ 4D : What do you think about the Amiga
ªDCS: Oh yes!! (Babsi, Andrea, Katja..) ¹ scene?
ª DCS: Very cool, but disk mags kill my
¹4D : What do you think about modems? ª brain and friendship will die!!?!
4D : If you wasn't a human being, what ª DCS: My hobbies are football, fucking
¹ would you prefer to be? ª girls, dancing in a disco and on
DCS: Well, I would want to be a dildo! copy parties, my Amiga, my paper
mag, writing long letters....
¹4D : If you were deserted on a lonely
island, which 3 items would you 4D : Do you want to greet anyone?
¹ like to have there? ª DCS: Yes, I want to greet my best
DCS: Hm, many girls, an Amiga and 1000 contacts and friends in no order:
condoms!!! RED SECTOR, CRB, FLASH PRODUCTIONS
TRISTAR, QUARTEX, ABAKUS, SUBWAY,
¹4D : What are your future plans? ª KNICKERS...
DCS: Well, I will make our STOLEN DATA
paper mag the number 1 paper mag, ¹ 4D : Any last words?ª
and maybe I will open a BBS! DCS: Thanx to NOSAH/DCS for his friend-
ship and to all who helped me with
¹4D : If you could have any piece of ª my paper mag. Oh, thanx for the
¹ hardware, what would you like? ª interview!!!
DCS: A 100 MB Hard disk and a 14400
US Robotics modem. ¹ 4D : Thanx for the interview.

4D : How is your music taste?
ªDCS: Stereo hifi-sky from AIWA (Better ² If there are anyone who think they are
ª than SONY) (??? - Ed) ² worth being interviewed, write to:

¹4D : Do you have any hobbies? º 4D, Box 217, 6801 Førde, Norway!


² A hard weekend in Denmark!¹

Some days before the Red Sector/Silents Furthermore you were able to meet some
party in Glostrup started, we decided good old friends and everyone who got a
to visit this great event. We (Koto/ (good) name in the scene. On Saturday
Mindkillers, Black Pearl/Rippmasters, there was action the whole day and in
Animal/Outlaws, Warhammer/Dukes and me) the evening some guyz captured our
left my hometown Bielefeld at 8 o clock Amiga to connect it with an amplifier.
on Friday evening. After some hours we On that they played some very cool
entered the ferry and went over to sounds e.g. from Romeo Knight (well
Denmark. At about 4 o clock in the done guy). But they told me that you
morning we arrived at the party place, are able to hear these tunes in the
a big sports hall. There were about 200 next Red Sector demo. Keep on that good
Amigas running with lots of people work... Another happening was that
behind them (of course I did not count Tristar is now in cooperation with Red
them). Everyone else was sleeping under Sector as Flynn/Tristar told me. In the
the tables or in the sleeping hall demo competition there were about 19
(good idea). After installing our Amiga demos and I think the Budbrain demo was
we were raided by a French fellow who the best but there were lots of good
just wanted to have any kind of demos (Venom, Flash Prod., Silents
software he was able to get. Sorry for Sweden, Swampions (cool Basic (!) demo)
him, but nobody wanted to have him Moses Team etc.). When we drove home on
around. This really was no pure copy Sunday at 4 p.m. there still was no
meeting, it was a real conference where result of the competition available but
you were able to get good and new ideas we had the good feeling of having
visited one of the best parties ever
seen. In the end I want to thank Black
Pearl for the cheap fuel he organized
from the army (one litre for 25 Cents)
Thanx Charly! Hope to see ya again in
my car next time... It was the only
way to get to Denmark by paying only 6
dollars for fuel (for the 1200
kilometres)... Thanx !!!

Guru/Mindkillers

² The democompetition results:
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ð1. Budbrain Megademo
ª2. Crionics Megademo
3. Blue House by Silents Sweden


TOO MANY SCENE MAGAZINES??¹

²I have lost count of the amount of my In Stolen Data # 3 Steve Knight
swapping partners who have written the of DCS warns that the disk mags on the
lines `We are going to make a diskmag, Amiga scene could end as on the C-64
write some articles if you like' in with a lot of lame mags acting only as
their letters over the past months. a boost to the ego of the makers. In
Now lets try to name some scene mags.. fact we are already at this point and
Cracker Journal, Tech Times, Zine, the quality of new diskmags is usually
D.I.S.C, Stolen Data, Sysa 4, Criminal low.
Complex Mag, Vision Mag, Fourth So what do we do about it? If you
Dimension, News on Tour and probably have some good ideas for a diskmag or
some more which I can`t think of now. you want to get involved with
Of course they can`t all have the producing diskmags then contact one of
same high quality but most have a the established mags rather than
strong point, for example CJ is the making your own. Remember... The higher
first on Amiga and with the best news the number of scene magazines the
but it`s German content is much too lower the overall quality of the mags.
high, Zine has great presentation,
Tech Times is good all round but the ¹Signed... eko/THR ²
releases are much too slow, Fourth
Dimension covers things other than the
scene with a nice (but strange) sense
of humour and of course the paper mags
are a great novelty.


Emma - the tub

¹It was a fortnight ago, the sun was When you go to the bathroom and think
bright in the sky, busy shining. Emma, you're all by yourself, you are
the bath-tub, was standing on her watched by the shower, the toilet etc.
usual place in front of the dull,grey You see, they are very much alive,
toilet,Frank.He was humming cheerfully indeed. Emma, for instance, is like a
on a tune called 'Down the drain' and big eye, she's able to see with her
now and then he looked at Emma and whole tub. And that's why we go back
a sigh would escape his lips. 'Why to the sleeping Emma because she's
don't you sing along with me, Emma?', just about to be wakened up by a young
he asked suspiciously. 'Asshole',Emma couple that has just married.
replied cooly. She was deadtired, for
almost two hours she had been Emma was dreaming of blue flowers on
travelling in one of those strange a green lawn when she heard the door
vehicles that humans use to drive. Now being opened. The sound created an
she only wanted to sleep, and Frank's eerie feeling inside her, a long,
monotonous humming almost drove her screeching noise which made her think
insane. But now she heard that the of a modern, urban city. But when she
toothbrushes on the shelf had woke up peered around and discovered the
and begun their rattledance in the couple about to undress, she sighed
cups. 'Just what I needed', she with relief. Humans were always kind
thought dizzily as she slumbered and to her and made her feel comfortable.
feel asleep. But animals were sinister creatures..By now, the couple had finished un- Anyway, when the act of love-making
dressing and were tapping water into was finished and Frank had received
Emma. This act was something that she a used condomn, Emma came back to
really longed for every minute of the this world of ours. But what Emma
day. You know, bath-tubs don't have thought when she opened her eyes and
sex the way we humans have, their saw a floating corpse, you'll just
climax occurs when someone, like you have to wait for until the next issue
and me, starts tapping water into the of Fourth Dimension. Because this
tub. And now Emma was so horny that writer is dead-tired after a night
she almost broke, the feeling was so at Exodus and is desperately wanting
delicious and the water so soothing. a bed to sleep in. So for this time
I say goodbye and thank you for
Emma relaxed and drifted into a spending some small minutes together
pleasure-realm not even she knew with me. I'm back in issue #4.
existed.Desire and lust were pulsating º Trixal ¹
through her in electrifying waves and
when the couple stepped into her -------------------------------------
hands linked together, Emma came like | Wanting to write a short-story |
a blast.Covered with sweat she watched | like this or something else? |
the two making love passionatly, but | Contact Fourth Dimension at once. |
these scenes are too intimate to | Addresses can be found all over |
describe in this humble short-story. | the mag. |
We leave it to your imagination and -------------------------------------
the young lovers.

FART IS AN ART ¹ a while you can fart anytime you want
-------------- to, and you can yourself decide wether
it is going to be a noisy one or a
Ok , This is Jackmix and Rhesus again. quiet one. I have done this for quite
This article is written from our own a while, and if you doubt on this
experiences. We are now going to technique you should just call
explain the structure of a fart. Blackstar at +47 57 23672 and ask for
First of all. A fart is just as normal my references as a TOTAL CONTROL
as a burp. In fact, a fart is an farter. (I am RH-)
inverted burp. We can divide the farts
into two categories. Well, the second category is the
Smell and sound. smell. This category can be controlled
too. What you eat is what you smell.
First we're going to examine the sound. At this point I think you should
The sound is just the mix between air- experiment a little bit yourself. I
pressure and muscles. These two don't have any personal favourites,
ingredients may be controlled by the but if you eat some hamburgers with
farter himself. Don't get me wrong LOTS of onion, I can guarantee you
when I write HIMSELF, because women success in the art of fart business.
farts too, But they (most of'em) do
it more discreet. Anyway, the only So, after this I hope everyone can
way to learn yourself to control say to thyself : 'I am a farter, and
these muscles is to fart as often as I'm proud of it.'. So before I leave
possible. This way you can gain you, remember the heading .......
TOTAL CONTROL, wich means that after FART IS AN ART. ¢ (RH- and zzzzmix/CRB)

INTERVIEW WITH FLASH PROD.

¹
Joker of Network has interviewed P: Our plans is to create good pro-
The Pride of Flash Production.... ducts with new ideas and to get
many friends, but first of all;
J: First of all;when was Flash Prod. have fun!
born,and how many members are you
at the moment? J: I guessed that. Ok. When did you
buy your first computer?
P: Flash Prod.was born about 4 years
ago on the 64.Our birth on Amiga P: I got my first computer at the
was about 2 years ago. At the mo- end of 1986. It was a 64 with
ment, we are 8 active members: tape and two games.(Blue Max and
Yamato...........(coder, swapper) Pit Stop!!)
Gonzo..............(music, coder)
Freagle..............(coder, gfx) J: When did you seriously enter the
Vixen................(coder, gfx) scene?
The Pride......(mainswapper, gfx)
A number one................(gfx) P: In late 88 when I got my Amiga
Commando...........(music, coder) and I joined TSE. But the REAL
Denon.......................(gfx) action started when I joined
Flash Prod. in Jan-89 at the BS1
J: What's your plans for the future? pardie here in Denmark.

J: What do you think of the Danish think about 35 good ones. My
scene at the moment? favourite???? That must be my
secret!
P: Well. I think the Danish scene is
pretty cool! The danish swappers J: Oh yes? But what's the point of
are quite fast. The are also some swapping (ofcoz your opinion!!)
great coders in Denmark.There are
not many groups who cracks.Infact P: To spread own productions and to
I can only count 2! get friends.

J: How long have you been swapping? J: Yes sure. What's your biggest
Who was your first real contact? mistake in your swaptime?

P: I have swapped for about 2,5 P: To use fake stamps!! And I will
years! My very first contact was tell all you guys; It's cheap in
The Supply Team and Gamebusters- the beginning, but 'they' WILL
1541.My first foreign contact was find it out! And then you are in
Prince of Phaze 101 on Malta. (Hi trouble. And that's expensive!
Mate!!)
J: Yep. I know some guys who should
J: Hi!! Hm.. Well. How many contacts read this.. How much do you use
do you really have? Who is your in stamps every week(do you beat
favourite? mine 40$?)

P: Well. I really don't know, but I P: For a while now,I have used fake
stamps so it has been preety been too long in the business
cheap,but I have just been caught still to play. I only try the
using fake stamps so it's gonna real good games. Yes. I use the
be expensive again. I think about games to swap with other freaks.
150-200 danish kr.
J: When did you make your first
J: Well well.Any good reason for not compact, and what did you call
having a modem? it?

P: It's too expensive and if I had P: Ohh. That's hard to say. I think
one, I bet I couldn't pay the my first compact was an utility-
phonebills. pack I did for TSE, and it was
called "TSE Utilities." My first
J: That's sure.But what is your fav- sequel of demo packs was called
ourite demo at the moment? "Mixed Emotions." I made 2 for
TSE,and I think 8 or 9 for Zaxs,
P: Hmm.. (thinking) It must be and then 1 or 2 for Flash Prod.
"Mental Hangover" by Scoopex!! Then I started the "Evolutions."

J: Agreed!! Are you a game-freak, or J: How do you like parties, and how
are you just swapping games to many have you been at?
get some hot stuff for your cont-
acts? P: I think that parties is a good
thing, because the guys you al-
P: No. I'm not a game-freak. I've ways talk to over the phone or
writing letters to, you have the P: Denmark ofcourse!! These blond
chance to meet them and know them vikings make me.. argh.. WILD!!
better. I have been at 5 - 6
parties, all in DK except one in J: If you say so.. (remember that
Holland (BS1). norwegians also are vikings....)
Who's the coolest guy in the
J: Enough computer-talk. Let's move world. (No need to think there?)
to some more personal stuff....
What kind of music are you list- P: Hmm.. Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode.
ening to??
J: WHAT?? Well. Anything you want to
P: I like house-music,some heavy and add at the end of this interview?
technopop. I especially like
Depeche Mode, Skagarak, Black- P: I will thank Joker of Network for
Sabbath, Corky Park, Def Leppard. interviewing me, and thanx to CRB
for making one of the best mags
J: What's your favourite food? in the big jungle of diskmags!!
If you for any reason wants to
P: I like french fries, french hot- get in touch with us,write to our
dogs and pizzas!! HQ: P.O.Box 77, 5800 Nyborg, DK.
Feel free to call: +45 65310295.
J: Talking about nice things; please Thanx for reading this interview,
tell me the best "girl-country" now continue reading....
here in Scandinavia.
J: Thanx to Pride from JOKER/NETWORK


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Friendship

¹Perhaps ya have still heard something the spirit of friendship, teamwork and
about FRIENDSHIP. But nevertheles I'll fun.
explain a little bit about this new
movement. Some of these groups are old groups,
they still remember the first years on
If ya look at the scene today you see Amiga when only a few groups existed,
a few groups which are organized when all have known each other, when
professionally and make a lot of money they went to (coder-) meetings and had
in this business. You also see a lot a lot of fun together.
of groups and persons buying from
these groups. You see a lot of fights Some groups are younger ones, they are
and struggles in the scene, you see fed up with the spirit of business and
groups on TV telling secrets that competition, they wonna work in a
shouldn't be said officially, you see creative way, they wonna exchange
guys telling private addresses to the their experiences at this great
police, you see a lot of groups and machine and improve their knowledges
guys suffering from inferiority in coding, music and GFX.
complexes who maintain that they are
the number one. And some only wonna have fun and cool
chats, they wonna have nice contacts
But you also see a couple of groups TOGETHER with other freaks, not
who don't like this situation and AGAINST them.
decided to found a movement based on

Considering this bad development of contacted by all other member-groups
the scene in the last years some of of FRIENDSHIP. The groups in this
the best-known groups decided to found movement help each other in all cases,
a new label: e.g. they exchange sources, GFX and
sounds, they visit and call each other
FRIENDSHIP and they all can only laugh about
groups who claim to be the number one
The aim of this movement is to build and wonna be sooo coooooool. That's
up a new scene based on friendship, really childish, it's perhaps an aim
teamwork, cool chats, exchanging for little kids, but not for mature
knowldge and information, helping each computer-specialists.
other and making cool visits and
partys instead of always trying to be OK, i hope you understand now the aims
the number one (really silly), and intentions of FRIENDSHIP. Now lets
fighting against each other and as say a little about the organisation
consequence of these bad activities itself.
making the officials treating simple
freaks as real criminals. At the beginning of 1990 I was really
fed up with the situation in the scene
All the groups which join this and wanted to change something. So I
movement called FRIENDSHIP spread this searched for persons who thought in
idea in all their productions. They the same way. Beneave all SPREADPOINT
also know all other members of members Cocaine of APEX agreed with me
FRIENDSHIP coz there are contact- Together we tried to spread this idea
persons in each group who can be all over the scene, and something
wonderful happened. We met a lot of PLK 185996 E
guys of RED SECTOR at Cebit 90 and 3000 Hannover 1
some partys and they all agreed!! W.-Germany

And when I visited Hannover in the If ya have a modem call our FRIENDSHIP
holidays, I met Cocaine, Mr. Soundwave board (with 'coder-corner'), it goes
and Dr. Beat. In this evening we down to 2400 Baud, coz we wonna give
founded FRIENDSHIP officially, RED coders and other interested persons
SECTOR, APEX and SPREADPOINT. And we the chance to call this board (I think
joined some other groups to this most people do NOT have a 14.4
movement because I knew that they US-robotics)
surely will work in FRIENDSHIP. Now,
FRIENDSHIP has the following members: Here's the number: +32 87866808 in
Belgium.
Rebels, Subway, Fraxion, Venom, Vision
Red Sector, Apex and Spreadpoint. So that's all for today, if you are
interested, feel free to contact
And a lot of groups want to join this FRIENDSHIP.
idea. For all these guys who have the
same aim like us I give ya now our Yours,
FRIENDSHIP contact address for more
info. Also write to this address if ya ²Munster / Spreadpoint¹
want to join FRIENDSHIP:
PS: Of course ya can do only legal
FRIENDSHIP activities by these addresses.


ICELAND

¹Howdy! beginning of June. Cabe has got a
section on Iceland but I don't know
Here's Dr. No of Blockbusters with a what their activities are. Sunriders
little scene report from the land of (Iceland) were well-known but they died
vikings and ºgorgeous girls -> ²ICELAND!¹ a while ago. Some of their members
formed Abyss but I haven't heard
Here on Iceland there ain't so many anything of them. Some big, world-wide
groups. Most people buy their Amiga groups have got members on Iceland.
only for playing games (Rainbow A.O.F.C.F, Cult and IBB have one member
Islands... hehe...) The biggest group each. Then there are a lot of solos who
on Iceland is probably Armada which are mostly lamers and swap with 10
also have sections in Norway and West- other lamers that are only interested
Germany. They released some cool demos in getting some games to play.
and a musicdisk and do a lot of
swapping. Then there are two new but Since the first Amiga was sold here on
great groups: Blockbusters and Opus Iceland in the years 1984-1985 there
Magnum. Blockbusters are only a has been sold nearly 3000 Amigas in
swapping group now and we release our this rather small country. Nowadays an
world-famous (?) compact-disx Three Amiga 500 costs ª1050¹ dollars and the
Feet High and Rising once in a while. price is always rising.
Opus Magnum also do some swapping but
they've released a couple of song-disx I think the scene here on Iceland
and a demo is expected in the should be more active since the police
don't act against the pirates in any NOTE FROM THE EDITORS!
way. Cracking is quite impossible ---------------------------------------
wnless getting originals somewhere Thanks to everyone sending us articles.
else from because the importers only If you write articles, please do NOT
have wares that are older than a month write your address for swapping etc. in
the article. This you can do in the
Now I've told you the most important advertisment pages. (Remember: Ads are
things about the Icelandic scene (Hey, for free!). We will not censor anything
the sun is shining!!!) so just go on but we appreciate if you follow these
reading this great maggy. Just a small instructions. To all our contributors
messy to the freaks on Iceland that we wish to say: THANX FOR HELPING US IN
I'm not in contact with. If you think MAKING THIS MAG WHAT IT IS.
you are cool you can contact us for
trading or joining because we need On behalf of Fourth Dimension,
more members especially coders, GFX-
and musicians. Bye from Iceland b'coz Blackstar/Cryptoburners
I'm going out to let the sun shine on
me (?).

HQ (Dr. No)
P.O. Box 9144 Signed Dr.No of
129 Reykjavik Blockbusters!
Iceland

PS. Stay ICE-cool


NEWSFLASH!! A new virus has been The machine is also capable of
discovered at an annual cracker- whistling 'God shave the queen' when
mmeeting arranged by BJ Electronics in formatting the cd opto-system. This
Kirkenes,Norway. The virus is capable feature was made in order to make
of destroying your monitor, disk-drive formatting a decent experience....
joystick , 68000 processor and sense But there's more! On top of the Amiga
of humour. It's spread by such means a micro-wave oven is situated, this
as the mere touch of the diskette, oven can come in handy when having
sexual intercourse , kissing and the guests. In addition to this feature
most dangerous way of them all, by a home-brewing device is placed right
weanking during a porn-slideshow. behind the parallellport thus making
Beware! This virus was last seen on copy-parties more enjoyable. The
issue 2 of Fourth Dimension when one necessary ingredients have to be
of the editors, in fact Blackstar, got inserted into the expansion-port and
so excited about one of the ads that remeber to be careful with the sugar!
he came and splashed all his disks. Many programmers have to often enjoyed
the pleasures this device can offer,
NEWSFLASH #2!! The long awaited Amiga alcoholism is a serious disease!
3.14159265 is here with a 2.7182818GHz The blitter has been improved, now
mega-multi-dishwashing-system (MMDS). it's fast enough to handle real-time
It uses an optic cd recorder to store conversation between two Swedes.
all the data from the dishes. It's got (That shouldn't be too difficult)
an internal 330Mb hard-toilet with up
to eight 12-45kHz flush-down channels. Trixal and Heatseeker


² ITALIAN SCENE REPORT¹

WELL ITALY IS A NICE PLACE TO LIVE, AND IT'S ALSO THE PLACE WHERE MOST OF THE
NORTH EUROPEAN PEOPLE DREAM TO SPEND THEIR HOLIDAYS.
THE MENTALITY OF AN ITALIAN COMPUTER BUYER IS MUCH DIFFERENT FROM THE
MENTALITY OF ANOTHER EUROPEAN BUYER, BECAUSE THEY BUY COMPUTERS ONLY TO
GAMBLE, LIKE YOU CAN SIMPLY DO WITH A SHIT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM.
IN ITALY, ILLEGAL SOFTWARE SELLING IS VERY ACTIVE, BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT
OF LAMERS WHO BUY GAMES FROM FOREIGN GROUPS AND SELL THEM ALL OVER
THE COUNTRY GAINING SO MUCH MONEY, THAT ONE OF THESE LOSERS HAS OPENED A
REAL COMPUTER SHOP WITH THESE MONEY.
RECENTLY THIS BIG LOOSER USED TO PAY BIG AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO BIG CREWS TO JOIN
THEM IN ORDER TO USE THEIR GLORIOUS NAMES FOR SELLING.
SOME OF THESE GUYZ PAY UP TO $4000 DOLLARS EVERY MONTH.
NATURALLY NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD SUCH AN EXPENSE SO OTHER SMALL LOSERS
BUY MODEMS JUST TO DLOAD THE LATEST WAREZ FOR SELLING.
THE POST IS NOT SO BAD FOR INTERNAL USE, BUT IF YOU SEND TO ANOTHER COUNTRY
WITH THE EXPRESS POSTAGE, YOUR PACKAGE WILL TAKE UP TO 7 DAYS!!
ABOUT THE BBS SCENE HERE IN ITALY, THERE ARE A LOT OF COOL BBS'S AND FROM DAY
TO DAY THIS NUMBER INCREASE, AND NOW WE HAVE ABOUT 20 BBS'S SUPPORTING THE
USR 14400HST.
HERE ALMOST ALL OF THE PEOPLE ARE ONLY ABLE TO RIP ROUTINES AND TO CHANGE
STARTUP-SEQUENCES AND ASCII TEXT.
WELL UP TO NOW I'VE TALKED ABOUT 'THE DARK SIDE OE ITALY',NOW I`LL TELL YOU
ABOUT THE GOOD ITALY.
WELL, THE GROUP THAT HAS TO BE MENTIONED FIRST IS `ITALIAN BAD BOYS`, A GROUP
ON THE SCENE SINCE THE BEGINNING, FORMED FROM COOL GUYZ WHO JUST WANT TO HAVE
FUN WITH THEIR COMPUTERS.
THEY HAVE A HELL OF CONTACTS, ABOUT 3-400, AND THEY CAN COUNT ON 2 OLDIES OF
THE AMIGA SCENE, E$G AND FRANZ, HAVING ABOUT 1-150 CONTACTS EACH.
THEY HAVE JUST RECEIVED FROM THE U.S.A. THE FAST MODEMS AND THEY HAVE STARTED
COOL MODEM-TRADING AND SOME BBS, TIEY RUN A COOL DISK MAG CALLED `THE BAD
TANGUE`, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO APPEAR, THEY MAKE COOL COMPACTS, TRAINERS
AND HAVE JUST STARTED A COOPERATION WITH `PIRANHAS`.
HERE WE HAVE ALSO GOT SOME DIVISIONS OF STRANGE FOREIGN CREWS.
PHAZE 101 ITALY CONSISTS OF 1 CODER CALLED PARANOID, WHO HAS RELEASED SOME
COOL DEMOS, UTILITIES, SOME TRAINERS, AND IS ALSO RELEASING A COOL DISK-MAG
CALLED 'ITALIAN FUNZINE' TOGETHER WITH SOME SMALL CREWS.
SAVAGE IS ALSO PRESENT IN ITALY WITH 2 GUYZ, A COOL CODER AND A COOL
TRAINER-MAKER AND CRACKER, THEY ARE NAMED: FILIPPETTO AND WIZ.
THEY RELEASE COOL COMPACTS, TRAINERS, DEMOS, SWAP BY MAIL, CRACK WHEN THEY GET
THE OPPORTUNITY AND A COOL DISK MAG CALLED 'FREEDOM CRACK' WHICH IN THE FUTURE
WILL PROBABLY BE RUN IN COOPERATION WITH SUPPLEX.
A.O.F.C.F. ITALY HAS ABOUT 5 COOL MEMBERS WHO SWAP AND TRADE BY MODEM,
BUT LATELY THEY HAVE ALSO GOT A 14400HST BBS.
LATELY I`VE ALSO GOTTEN IN TOUCH WITH A MEMBER OF ABAKUS, A COOL GERMAN GUY
CALLED PATRICK, WHO LIVE IN ITALY AND MAKES ADVANCED CODING, RELEASES A
BIG AMOUNT OF TRAINERS AND SWAPS BY MAIL.
LET`S TALK A BIT ABOUT MY CREW, `SUPPLEX` ITALY CONSISTING OF 2 GUYZ, CODING,
TRAINING GAMES, MAIL AND MODEM SWAPPING, AND RUNNING A COOL 14400HST BBS.
WE HAVE ALSO GOT SOME LAMER-CREWS LIKE `AGGRESSORS` WHO HAVE A LOT OF FUN
BY CHANGING ASCII CODE, RIPPING ROUTINES AND SPREADING SHIT ABOUT COOL CREWS.
THERE IS ALSO A GROUP CALLED 'ZERO DIFECTS' WHO HAVE COOL CODING, BUT THEY
ARE IN ANY WAY TYPICAL ARSEHOLES WHO HAS JUST ENTERED IN THE UNDERGROUND
SCENE AND PERMIT THEMSELVES TO CALL COOL GUYZ LIKE US AND I.B.B. LAMERS.
WELL, I`LL END THIS SCENE REPORT BY ENCOURAGING ALL COOL GUYZ TO STOP
SWAPPING WITH ZERO DEFECTS(BETTER KNOWN AS ZERO DEFECATION OR ZERO DEMENTS)AND
AGGRESSORS BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO PROVOCATE WAR BY SPREADING BULLSHIT HASN`T
GOT THE RIGHT TO ENTER IN THE SCENE.


ð MR.IRQ/SUPPLEX


T H E B E R G E N - P A R T Y

¹I don't know whether or not you no- people. A seperate hall for sleeping
ticed, but - in the shadows of the was located just few metres away.
RSI party in Denmark, another par- A 24hr snack-bar in the hall was not
ty was arranged in Bergen, Norway. a bad idea. A projector for showing
The party was planned several the demos on a 50" screen was set
months in advance, but since the up. (More about the projector later.)
party was to be arranged in a mu-
nicipal hall, the final date to The price you had to pay for this,
arrange the party was cleared too was NKr. 150,- (Not too much, real-
late to avoid a collision between ly...) The party was a combined C64,
the parties. The arranging groups AMIGA and ARCHIMEDES party. The 64's
were FULL FORCE (as the main arrang- were yet dominating the party.
er), SHADOWS, MEGASTYLE, CONTEX,
BROTHERS IN ARM, SCIENCE 451 and Well, over to the story...
CRYPTOBURNERS. That is, a lot of In the beginning CRB had planned to
arrangers! Another thing that has go to the party in Denmark. But -
to be said, is that FULL FORCE has unfortunate circumstances forced us
done a hell of a job by arranging to stay home in Norway. On the 25th
this party. E.g. the party-locals - of June, the participating members
Bergenshallen to be more exact - is of Cryptoburners arrived in Bergen.
a hall that could easily room 1000 Tec, Jackmix and Vectorman were to

stay at Heatseekers place until Cryptoburners/Razor arranged a music-
party-time. Poor guys......(???) competition at the party. We recieved
Blackstar, Trixal and Windwalker quite a few contributions. The jury
stayed at my place. The days were had no problems choosing the winner.
mostly nights and the nights were
almost also nights. (??!) That is, 1. The Castle by Shorty/Giants
we watched videos at night and slept 2. Skisport by Alf/Gyrosoft
most of the day. Most of us did. 3. A song by Lars Hoff
(No comments??) (I am now expres-
sing myself on behalf of the gang The demo-competition was arranged by
who lived at my place.) Full Force, BUT - Here came the pro-
jector problems. During the C64 demo-
After quite a funny vorspiel in compo, some quite intelligent people
the city centre on Thursday, we found out that the red colour tone
were ready to go to the party on had disappeared. It hadn't really
Friday. We got a separate room been there at all! So the Amiga-compo
in the hall, which was to be shared was handed to a jury (CRB/RAZOR), who
between Razor 1911 and us. From CRB worked out this:
were the following persons present:
Bimbex, Blackstar, Jackmix, Heat- 1. The Giants - Megademo
seeker, Tec, Trixal, Vectorman and 2. Network
Windwalker. From Razor 1911: Dr. No, 3. Armada
Insane and Sector 9.
We did have great problems by cho-

Noisetracker V2.0 Report

¹I've taken a closer look at the new and see the waveforms at the screen.
version of Mahoney and Kaktus' well- Then you can do almost whatever you
known Noisetracker. They have just want with them. You can run the whole
released Noisetracker V2.0 and I am instrument backwards, you can cut away
surprised. It is greater than ever and parts of the instruments, fade it in or
all the things we missed in V1.1 are out, put on filter and you can even mix
of course fixed up in this version. two different instruments into one.
Well, we have lost that nice color- Other goodies like changing the octave
change (Pressing Caps Lock), but etc. are also available. And ofcoz you
instead it is replaced by a more can sample your own sounds. The setup
useful thing: Key-repeat. It was just isn't too changed. The new version has
what we needed. But this is nothing got a timer as we remember from the
compared to the other things. First of last Soundtracker versions. Of course
all, this new version has got it's own there are more things on the control
pset-editor. You are able to add disks panel now when we've got a sampler,
delete disks, insert and delete midi, pset-ed etc. You can also print
instruments etc. We really needed that the tune by pressing 'print'. There is
too. Midi is ofcoz included in this another brand new detail on this
new version and we've got a sampler version: Now you can decide yourself
too. By pressing DEL, you are entering how many lines the pattern shall jump
a miniature Audiomaster. While you are after you've played a tone. An example:
looking at the sampler, you may also Type '4' and the pattern will jump to
change instruments at the numberpad line 04 once you've played the tone on
line 00. If you then play another tone cutting patterns and tracks etc. I
it will again jump 4 more lines down think Noisetracker V2.0 is just great.
the pattern. Really cool but not You've got all you need just inside
necesseary. Now you can also use that small program. Of course you'll
'record' in two ways. The old way: need Audiomaster if you really are
Only inside the current pattern, and going to edit an instrument profession-
the new way: Record while the whole ally but with Noisetracker V2.0 you can
song is playing. If you want to clear do almost everything you need. Well, I
something, you can now change between can only say: I am really looking
clearing the whole song, clearing only forward to Noisetracker V3.0!!!!
the patterns or clearing instrumens
only. You may also clear seperate ªJoker/Network
¹instruments from your song. There are
also a few more commands on the key- Editor's comment:
board. TAB makes the cursor jump from -----------------
track to track. That is much faster I have compared NT2.0 to NT1.2C (UFO)
than the normal cursor keys. CAPS LOCK and in my comparison, NT2.0 lose out!
activates, as mentioned earlier, the NT2.0 lacked the Pattern-Editor and the
key reapeat mode. And another thing block functions. The only real interes-
which is really nice, pressing the '.' ting new thing in NT2.0 is the song-
on the numeric keypad plays the record-mode. This is a function I've
instruments while changing between been waiting a looong time for. Well, I
them. This is sometimes disturbing think you'd better try for yourself, my
while composing though. At last we've choise will be UFO's Noisetracker 1.2 C
got all the commands from V1.1 like Try again Kaktus & Mahoney!!!!


BOOK REPORT: PET SEMATARY


¹Let's take a look at a really cool paperback from Stephen King called:
PET SEMATARY. This is a book he wrote in 1983, and the movie is seen by lots
of people around the world. But I prefer to read the book anyway. Stephen
King is one of the world most wellknown writer, and this book is one of his
bestsellers. The book is about Louis Creed and his family (his wife Rachel,
his daughter Ellie and his son Gage) moving to a small town in Maine called
Ludlow. Behind their house is the "Pet Sematary", where children have buried
their pets since last century. Louis' daughter has got a cat named Church,
and one day Louis' wife, daughter and son is on vacation, the cat gets run
down in the highway outside their house by a truck. Louis must do something
before his daughter comes home and gets crazy because of her cat's death.
Louis and his neighbour Jud(an old man who has lived in Ludlow all his life)
decide to bury the cat in the Pet Sematary, but when they reach the place,
Jud just continue walking into the woods. At last they reach an old indian
burying-ground called the Micmac burying-ground. Few people knows about it.
They bury the cat, and the next day the cat returns. It walks like a drunk
man and it moves slow. Scared,Louis asks Jud what had happened.Jud says that
everything buried up there comes back to life. Some of the animals buried up
there comes back evil, but fortunately Church didn't. He was just a bit slow
and he stinked like shit. Louis don't think about it anymore untill his son,
Gage also gets killed in the highway. The family can't CONTINUE NEXT PAGE=>stand the death of their son, so Louis decides to bury his son up in the
Micmac ground. One night, he digs up his son, and carries him all the way to
the burying-ground far in the scary woods of Maine. He knows there may
be a chance that Gage returns evil,but he also knows that these chances
are pretty small. But there are chances. Something Louis will feel the day
after when his son comes back with a scalpel and a horrible grin at his face
ready to kill everything that face him....
Let's stop here. You better read it yourself. Stephen King really makes you
chill while reading this books. That's one thing for sure,and the way it is
written makes you read on without stopping. Better get yourself a copy!!
You can buy it everywhere in all bookstores and it's NOT expensive.
The book is also available in norwegian under the title of "De levende dode"
but I prefer the english version. (The translated norwegian version is so
much shortened). You may order the book at this address:
Hodder & Stoughton Paperbacks, PoBox 11, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Or write to me (Joker of Network) and I can get it for you.
At last a note to all of you who read Miraculix/Alive's great article about
Stephen King in Tech Times Issue 3:
The Stephen King newsletter are no more longer available.
º JOKER/NETWORK

INTERVIEW WITH BOZO OF REBELS!

¹J: When was Rebels founded and how hasn't written back for a long time.
many members are you at the moment?
B: REBELS was founded about 2 years J: Who's your favourite contact?
ago. At the moment we have 12 B: I have more than one but it's the
members in Denmark, 2 in Australia real freaks. Long letters and cool
and some in Yougoslavia. stuff included!

J: When did ya buy your first computer J: What do you, most of all, like to
and which computer was it? get from your contacts?
B: I bought my first killer-machine 6 B: Games like Kick Off 2 (Don't send
years ago and it was a cool VIC20. that anymore but games just as cool
(The best in the scene!) as that!) and demos like Mental
Hangover.
J: Well, when did you seriously enter
the scene? J: Ok. I know you like to swap other
B: When my mother got an airplane coz things like beer, condoms, candy etc
then I could fly with her to the What's the most crazy thing you've
states. Then I bought a C64 and I got from your contacts until now?
began to swap. That was in 1986. B: You know that very well. I hate
'Geitost'
J: How many contacts do you have now?
B: I have 50 who write back all the Geitost: Norwegian cheese made of milk
time and about 20 lame ones who from goats.
J: Hehe.. How much money do you use on B: Too many lame & unproductive groups!
stamps every day?
B: At the moment I don't use anything, J: How do you like parties, and how
coz a guy (Unholy/Tritech) buys many have you been at??
stuff from me and pays the stamps. B: On a party there have to be some
cool groups, else it'll be fucking
J: Smart! Are you doing anything else lame! I think parties are one of the
than swapping? coolest things about computers. I've
B: Yeah! I try to make music. I have been at 3 parties with my Amiga and
never released anything, coz I'm 3 parties with my C64.
the only one who like it.
J: How much time do you spend with your
J: Are there any bad things about machine every day?
swapping? If so, what? B: 6 to 8 hours...
B: Yes, one thing: LAMERS!!!
J: What do you do except sitting in
J: What's the plans for the future? front of your Amiga (If there's any
B: Make the biggest grass-factory in time left..)?
the world. Our slogans will be: B: Going totally acid, boozing around,
When all other fails, smoke Rebels- girls and stuff like that!
grass!! and: Go higher with Rebels-
grass!! (I'm the only one who knows J: Sounds nice. Do you have a job?
about this project until now!) B: Yes, in a factory where they produce
plastic things.
J: How do you like the Danish scene? CONTINUES>>>J: What's your favourite demo, diskmag J: Anything else you wanna say at the
and beer at the moment? end?
B: Mental Hangover, Zine and a Danish B: Most people always write their
beer called 'Havskum' address and I'll do the same but it
is to our new swapper called:
J: What do you prefer: Burger-King or Cruncher. He and I have made some
McDonalds? kind of swap duo, so contact:
B: Burger-Donald! I really don't care.
I never eat in such places! CRUNCHER/REBELS
STADFELDTSVEJ 34
J: What kind of music do you like? 2500 VALBY
B: Jingle Bells and Disneyland After DENMARK
Dark (Better known as DAD), Short TEL: DK-31177644
Talk. Music with a cool played
guitar. (Not Trash!!). J: That's ok. Thanx to you for the
interview!
J: Rank the best girl-countries in
Scandinavia (1-4)
B: 1) Sweden (At place where you can Bozo/Rebels was interviewed for us by
kill yourself on slalom) ² ---- Joker/Network ----¹
2) Denamrk (At discos!!)
3) Norway (The same as Sweden)
4) Finland (I don't know where, coz
I've never been there.
That's why they are 4)


HAS JESUS RETURNED??



¹What a question you think. You probably think I am one of these supermegagiga
christian guys going around and praying the day in and out. NOPE. You're
quite wrong.But I just wonder if the old stories about Jesus' return is true.
Where do I get these thoughts?? I got them here in Oslo today and yesterday
when I saw two guys who looked just the way Jesus looks at the old paint-
ings. But was it really him. One of them could have been him, but not both of
them I guess. The first one was coming out of Oslo City ( Norway's biggest
shoppingcentre ) with a violin in his hand. His clothes were not the kind you
usually wear unless you are on a carnival. He had long hair and round glasses
on his nose, and of course he had beard. Just like Jesus. But I don't think
they had glasses 2000 years ago. But he may have bought them at Oslo City, or
he had maybe found them somewhere. But Jesus didn't play violin.... so now I
am sure that guy couldn't be Jesus. But what about the other one I saw today?
That may have been Jesus. He was traveling on a bike up the main-street in
Oslo. He had a robe-like dress which looked like a curtain or something like
that. It was blowing in the wind like clean sheets in the summerwind. But....
Could he have been Jesus?? He had the kind of face the other man had too; a
short beard and a Jesus-face (that's the kind you see on every Jesus-painting
in churchs, etc.) Well. I thought Jesus were dead, so this is a bit scary, so
I don't know what to belive. Hm.. If Jesus had returned, it would probably
have been written in the papers. No. It couldn't been him.. JOKER/NETWORK

INTERVIEW WITH SUPPLEX


¹Here is an interview with Logo 7 of called "ZX 200" from Spectra-
Supplex done by Joker of Network. video (?) in 1986. 1 year later
I got a C64.
J: When was Supplex founded and how
many members are you today? J: When did you seriously enter the
scene?
L: Supplex was founded 31st of July
1989 and we are about 22 members!! L: 1988..

J: How many contacts do you (Logo 7) J: Are you spending lots of time in
have? front of your Amiga?

L: I have about 18 contacts. L: That depends..Sometimes I'm sit-
ting until late night infront of
J: Who is your favourite contact????? my Amiga just to get a coding-
problem solved. Other times I
L: I like them all (very diplomatic!) can't stand the view of Seka or
Xcopy. I'm not playing games
J: When did you get your first com- very often.
puter, and what kind was it?
J: Do you run any BBS in Grermany??
L: The first computer I got was a so-
L: Yes.. "Breaking the Wall!" J: What do you most of all put in
your mouth?(NO perverse answer!)
J: Have you ever been in touch with
the police? L: "NO perverse answer"? It is a
perverse question, eh! Pizzas,
L: No, never! bananas, toys, cunts.... Well,
everything you can put into your
J: What do you think of parties, and mouth!? Little kids like me
how many have you been at? enjoys that!!!!

L: I've only been at 2 parties up to J: Well well.But what are you doing
now (copy-parties ofcoz!). These when you are not at school/job??
parties weren't especially great.
Other parties may be great fun L: I'm simply enjoying every free
with alot of booze!! moment! Well, and sometimes it
even happens I am motivated
J: What's your favourite beer? enough to code something for
Supplex (as U know!)
L: German beer!!
J: Anything you want to add??
J: What kind of music do you prefer?
L: A lota greetings to my contacts
L: I like Rapmusic as well as heavy- and to all Supplex-members!!
metal.
J: Thanx pal! JOKER/NETWORK


WHY TOPSWAPPERS STOP!

¹There are many reasons. The first and THE EDITORS COMMENT ON THIS ARTCLE!
biggest is, in my opinion, the police. ---------------------------------------
If you get caught by the cops, your I think this is an interesting topic!
business as a swapper is history. The Me, myself and I used to be a swapper
second reason is perhaps the money. too, at my peek I had 80-90 contacts.
Topswappers haven't got enough money I quit because of several reason, Jack
to swap with all their contacts. Take mentioned a few of them but I think
me for an example. I have about 40-50 there are more reasons, especially for
contacts and I'm a 14 year-old child. older people. I'm 18 and have much work
I now have to stop swapping with some at school, time-consuming work, and
of my cool contacts coz of no money. swapping is, without doubt, a time-
I spend all the money I get each week consuming hobby. When people "grow up"
to pay these fuckin' stamps. And the they discover that life has more to
3rd reason but not the last is (maybe) offer than playing games on the Amiga!
that everybody in your group wants (Talking about girls, parties, school,
you to have all games!!! Games which work etc.) In my case, time, money and
are 1 year old, games coming in 10 above all, respect for other people's
10 years and so on. I hope you now can work did it! I was also incredibly fed
understand why all these poooooooor up with the same, short, boring letters
swappers STOP! Perhaps the modem is I got from most of my contacts. Most of
the 4th reason. you readers are perhaps of a different
opinion. Why not share your opinions
Article by Jack of Vision. with us??

TEST YOURSELF!



¹Here's a short test that shows you what kind of computerfreak you really are.
Just answer the following questions with YES or NO.
Give yourself one point for each YES and two points for each NO
Then add your numbers and look in the end of this article where you can read
about how you are. Here we go:

1: Are you afraid of the police?
2: Are you mad every time you get lots of old stuff from your contacts?
3: Would you mind boycotting T-Data and BJ-electronics?
4: Do you think your group is the best group?
5: Do you spend much time playing games on your Amiga?
6: Is Xenon a new kind of a diskdrive?
7: Did you get your Amiga after April 1989?
8: Had you any problems to load this magazine?
9: Do you hate your school?
10: Do you like this article?

Well. That was simple, or what?? Hope you've got som points. Now, turn the
page and look at the results.
CONTINUES====>Here are the results:

Less than 10 Points:
--------------------
Just one thing to say: You'll fail the maths-exam (if you haven't already..)

10-13 points:
-------------
You are a beginner. Actually we can call you both loser and lamer just to
be extra kind. (But you don't know what that is??) Probably you think you are
big and one of the best, but you don't know much. Well. I do not think
the Amiga is something for you, so you better start with something else.
For example you can start collecting goldfish. That's pretty cool to sit
and watch. (I think you would understand more then, than you do if you watch
your monitor.)

14-16 points:
-------------
You are good. But there are something that haven't caught your mind yet.
You haven't been in the scene for a long time, and if you have, you think
you are very good. But you are not good enough. You are no lamer, but you're
not far from there. Try to work harder and consentrate more on what is going
on in the scene. Relax!! You need more info and knowledge to reach the top!!
You are fighting to reach the top, but you are fighting in wrong ways. You
better do what YOU want, and not what other want you to do. CONTINUES==>17-20 points
------------
Yeah. You know what the words "cool" and "good" means, and that's not
strange, coz that's what you are. You know you're good, but you don't go
around telling it to everybody. You're a relaxed person who knows what you
are doing and you are good at it. Well. Nothing special to say, except that
YOU have understood the point of everything. Be proud.

JOKER/NETWORK

Editor's comment to this test!
------------------------------

I don't think you should take this test too seriously. I tested myself and got
20 points! As I said, you shouldn't take this test too seriously!
Anyway, thanx to Joker/Network for his nice articles!

Remember.... DON'T TAKE THIS TEST TOO SERIOUSLY!!!!


THE HACKING RELATION Firefly/THR HQ
Article by FIREFLY/THR 47 Friar Road
Brighton
The Hacking Relation is an all English BN1 6NH
demo crew. We have been around for England
several years now, and some of our
more major releases include: 4 vector PLEASE write your address clearly!
demos (including the first solid
vector demo from the UK, it was Forthcoming productions include a
written about last august!!!), VOBS (a stencil vector demo, Astral Spirits (a
new idea in the demo world!), Pump Up whole disk big demo!) a music disk
The Jam (nearly all the music sampled with QUALITY music, and much much
in one demo), Sidewayscopper (our more! Write to us now at the above
latest) and also lots of demodisks and address!
intros. Throughout the UK, we are a
very well known group. However, Here is a little history of our group:
outside the UK in Europe, we are not It was formed 2 years ago by Studio
so famous, and so we badly need good Master and Dragonflight. soon after,
contacts from the big groups to swap Legend, Lazarus and a few others
own productions, demos and hot games joined. I joined the group in about
and stuff. If you write, you will not October 1989, and since then many
be disapointed, so take the plunge and people have joined: Turbo Slug,
give us a go! Bandasnatch, Aerosmith etc. Here's
our current memberlist: (next page)
Send DISKS now to the THR Headquarters

THE FIREFLY CODING
TURBO SLUG CODING
BANDASNATCH CODING
LEGEND CODING
LAZARUS CODING
STUDIO MASTER MUSIC
DRAGONFLIGHT GRAPHICS
MORPH MUSIC
ZARCHY GRAPHICS
MAGIC INC. MUSIC
AEROSMITH SWAPPING
SLICK SWAPPING
FENDER SWAPPING
THE SAINT SWAPPING

Anyway, I must go now! Look out for
many more productions in the future
from the UK's #1... T.H.R!

Firefly/THR

DUNGEONS OF DIRT

¹This is, as most of you know, the best long legs as ya may know... I tried to
place for you to write some 'shit' to manage it in a friendly way but that
your enemies. We won't censor anything does not matter to ya. So better try to
unless you write unreasonable things avoid the war by doing something
like 'You are lame because you are serious. A special message to ya new
lame!'. Any pleas not reasoned will members of former Avoid: I have seen
end up unprinted! nothing from ya since ya joined Celtic
Here we go with this issue's dirt! That means ya the best spreaders I can
====================================== imagine. Maybe ya should better swap
²From.........Guru and Koto/Mindkillers¹ girlfriends....
³To.....................Conan/Celtic HQ¹ =======================================
-------------------------------------- ²From....9009*AD & Mr. IRQ/Supplex Italy
¹Yop Conan ! ³ To...........................Aggressors
¹What about ya demo to tell the truth ---------------------------------------
about Highlander? You promised me on Hey guyz, I think you're lamers because
the phone to name the non guilties but releasing a diskmag with stolen routine
nothing happened. If ya do not care is lame!!!
about this I will care about it.Coding You should better stop telling shit
is not our profession but we will about us or we'll beat you!!!
manage a better demo than your so =======================================
called Anti Demo. So kick your coder
into the ass and let him make a demo More shit on the coming pages!!!
which tells the truth.Lies do not have

From.......Mr. IRQ/Supplex & E$G/I.B.B
³To......Terminator & Irax/Zero Defects
¹--------------------------------------
Hey! You're just members of a small
crew which just has entered the under-
ground scene of the Amiga but you
already permit yourself to talk shit
about cool crews, provocating wars.
People like you destroy the scene by
acting so, because you go against one
of the main ideals of the scene:
FRIENDSHIP!! You say you're able to
code cool vector-gfx yourself but we
think that isn't a good reason to talk
shit! Anyway, we don't believe you
have coded the filled vector by your-
selves. Hey Terminator, a shit intro
coded by yourself is better than a
mega intro with stolen routines!! When
will the other members of Z.D kick you
out???
======================================


CODERS CORNER

¹Hi fellas! To start with I wanna thank you guys out there who have written to me
with tips and tricks to this article! Special thanks to Elf of Vision Factory
for the hint about the Kick 1.3 bug in the paperroutine! ('jmp $fc0cd8' instead
of 'rte'= a fucking lame bug) Also thanks to Panther of Active for the article
about the Action Replay Cartrigde (try your boxes with future proggys! (hehe)).
In this issue I will reveal the secrets of 'Hidden Lines'. And, ofcourse,
I have not forgotten the 3D-2D converter for those of you still struggling
with your vector routines. And if this wasn't enough, I have included some tips
at the end of these pages. Ok no more blacktalk... over to the hard facts...

(ps: these articles are dedicated to the crew of Monty Phyton!! Hill! Hill!!)

¡²3D TO 2D CONVERSION

¹This is really easy! Take a very big number and divide it by Z then MULS it with
the X and Y coordinates! By varying the number you can adjust the perspective.
You may also just DIVS the X and Y with Z. Easy huh?
HIDDEN LINES

¹In order to achieve convex objects (Vectorobjects with hidden surfaces) we must
find a method to remove the surfaces which are covered completely by other sur-
faces. This method is populary called 'Hidden Lines'. If you consider eg. a
solid box you discover that you can only see max 3 surfaces at the time but on a
normal vector routine the box is transparent. The method to decide which
surfaces who are to disappear one must have good knowledge to vectormaths!
I have that (?? - ED) so I will in small steps explain how to do that, ending
with a small little formula.

¡²STEPS
¹
All surfaces have a direction of which they point. This direction is called the
(yes.. you are right) direction vector, DV! The direction vector to the
viewpoint (the XY-plane) is the Ez vector: Ez=[0,0,1], which always makes an
angle of 90° with the XY-plane. (imagine that it points directly agains you).
By calculating the direction vector to the surfaces in the object and then
calculating the angle between the Ez vector and the surface direction vector S,
we know something about the placement of the surface vs the viewpoint. The
angle we use for this consideration is the CoSinus. If you mess around a bit
with the box and the imaginary XY-plane, you (should) discover that the surface
is viewing its inside when the angle between the Ez and S vectors is between 90°
and 270°! Accidentially the CoSinus to that degree range is always negative...
this will be useful to us later! In order to do these calculations we must have
a method to find the direction vector of the surfaces. A surface must at least
have 3 points A(x1,y1,z1), B(x2,y2,z2) and C(x3,y3,z3).
The AB vector is found this way: AB=[x2-x1,y2-y1,z2-z1]=[X1,Y1,Z1]
and... AC=[x3-x1,y3-y1,z3-z1]=[X2,Y2,Z2]
By using a vectormethod called cross-multiplication we can find a vector that
stands 90° on all vectors in the surface; in other words the surface direction
vector! The formula goes like this: S=[AB × AC]... no place on this line...
S=[(Y1*Z2)-(Z1*Y2),(Z1*X2)-(X1*Z2),(X1*Y2)-(Y1*X2)]

Phew... we already know the viewpoint vector, Ez=[0,0,1]. Now we can find the
angle between the XY-plane and the surface:

Cos <(Ez,S)=Ez*S/|Ez|*|S| (|x|=absolute value (no sign))

Since the divisor is always positive, we have only to study the sign of the
expression Ez*S! Remember the criteria of the surfacedisaperance? No?.. (jerk)
If yes, read on...if no then turn off your machine!... Ok, we found that the
surface should not be visible when the CoSinus of the surfaceangle was negative
that is when the Ez*S < 0!! Juhuuuu!! Voila! The formula is:

Ez*S=[0,0,1]*[(Y1*Z2)-(Z1*Y2),(Z1*X2)-(X1*Z2),(X1*Y2)-(Y1*X2)]
Ez*S=0*(Y1*Z2)-(Z1*Y2)+0*(Z1*X2)-(X1*Z2)+1*(X1*Y2)-(Y1*X2)
Ez*S=0+0+(X1*Y2)-(Y1*X2)
Ez*S=[(x2-x1)(y3-y1)-(y2-y1)(x3-x1)]
Surface disappears when: [(x2-x1)(y3-y1)-(y2-y1)(x3-x1)] < 0

Remember that you must calculate all the surfacedirectionvectors (phew) when
the object is in its basic position, so that the surface is to disappear when
the sign of the expression above is different from the original! (This is
because the direction vectors can point to either sides of the surfaces
depending on the choice of A, B and C! (somewhat complicated, hope you under-
stood! (if not read it again)).

²Now I'm tired so please.... SOD OFF!¹

Next time: Filled Vectors, surface shading and clipping (filled clip too)!
As I promised, here are some tips for you out there:

³*¹ Ever tried pressing the CTRL, Left Commodore and right amiga keys??
Try it when having loaded in Deluxe Paint III and having used it a
while!! Great fun!

³*¹ Stop making demos letting the motor of the disk drive still run!
It makes me pissed off! : motor off: move.b #$fd,$bfd100
nop
nop
move.b #$f5,$bfd100

CU! º VCM/CRB: ðTom Bech/Eikebakken 1/N-5032 Bergen-Sandviken



How to stop the Action Replay
Panther of Active

Hi there!!
Am I the only one to dislike the usage of freezers when making trainers,
cracks etc etc? I guess not!! Still, I have an Action Replay at home.
Why, you ask?! Ofcourse because I wanna STOP it!! And I came to the
conclusion that that was NO problem. Njema problema.
OK, here's how to do it:

* This check's if Action Replay is installed, if not, I don't try to kill it!!

move.l #$10,a0
move.l $6c(a0),d0
cmp.l #$c5f00006,d0
beq.s kill
rts

* Here's the nice part. I point the coolcapture-vector at my own program,
and fix the checksum!
kill:
move.l $4.w,a6
move.l #zilch,$2e(a6)
lea $22(a6),a0
clr.w d0
moveq #$17,d1
add:
add.w (a0)+,d0
dbf d1,add
not.w d0
move.w d0,(a0)

* Just entering supervisor mode

lea prog(pc),a0
move.l a0,$80.w
trap #0
rts

* Do I need to explain this?!

prog:
move.l $fc0004,a0
jmp -2(a0)

* Just as it looks, ZILCH!!

zilch:
rts

So, if an Action Replay IS installed, this is what the user will note:
The game or whatever will start loading, but will very soon reset!!
After the reset the Action Replay is out of action. So, this program
will let the user through!

That's all. Not very much, but VERY effective indeed!! So, I hope
all of you will use this little protection?! A little note to all of you
who have been thinking of purchasing an Action Replay: DON'T!!
It's to 99% worthless! Why?! Look here:

* The Action Replay is so easily stopped, that in a couple of months no
games will be freezable!

* And even if freezing is possible, Action Replay uses some RAM, and there
for often fucks up the program being freezed!!

* The monitor screen is slow, I mean REALLY slow, like in SEKA 1.5 (almost!).
So DON'T buy it!! Learn the real art of trainier making/cracking instead!!
That's all from me I guess!!! If you want to get in touch with me, a poor
little programmer, feel free to write to me:
KARL BROSTROM, KOPPARVAGEN 45 C, S-902 43 UMEA, SWEDEN!!
For any reasons!! Especially if you're into the bits'n bytes stuff!!!
OK, bye!!

Fourth Dimension Music Exhibition

¹On these couple of pages, We'll try to really Ok when having a lady at your
review a few CDs. It must be said that side, if you get my point. But it
these are my personal opinions and lacked the certain Propaganda sound
will probably differ from person to from the last album. Only track 7,
person. But I hope you'll enjoy the "Ministry of Fear" could be compared to
stuff and take a closer look at the older standards.
music which is reviewed. Each CD will
receive a number of stars from 1 to 6! One thing you discover the moment you
glimpse at the back of the CD, is that
²PROPAGANDA - 1234 ¹ only one member from the original group
remains. Susanne Freytag with her
I reckon a lot of you out there has special voice has disappeared and Betsi
heard about this synth-group in the Miller has taken her place. The change
past. Their last album was Secret Wish is definitely not for the better. The
and was what you call a non-commercial only remaining member is M. Mertens.
release. When I went to the store to
have a closer examination at the CD, I Conclusion: ð* * *¹
have to admit that I was a bit worried If you like a nice commercial sound and
The single called Heaven give me words think songs about love and betrayal are
was not what I would classify as great, this CD is a great buy. The song
Propaganda. It was too commercial. "Heaven give me words" is really nice
Well,I bought the CD and was of course and there's more on the CD. But on the
disappointed. The music was nice and other hand... ªTrixal/CRB

SNAP - WORLD POWER
¹
This CD has created quite a fuzz at Only Human, it is quite true what the
discos, clubs etc. I'd characterize title says, the entire song consists of
this album as 'Techno-House', coz they different drum-patterns made by humans,
don't use the heavy baselines used in that is, without any drums. It's just
acid, rapping etc. Some people would great!
maybe say 'Hip-House' but that's not
important. The important thing here is Conclusion: ð* * * * *¹
that we've finally come across an This must be the best album released so
album worthy the title as 1990's best far in the nineties, at least it should
so far. The first track, The Power, is be a smash for house-freaks etc. I'd
a smashing hip-hop tune which is advise everyone, from heavy-freaks to
instantly enjoyable and this was also opera-freaks, to listen to this album,
the first single released from that I really think you would like it! If
album. It became a chart topper.... you buy only one album this year - let
it be this one.....
Other songs worth mentioning are: Mary
Had A Little Boy, Ooops Up.... All of ³Blackstar/Cryptoburners¹
them actually. I would advise you to
buy the CD version if you have a CD
player, coz on the CD there are CONTINUES ON THE NEXT PAGE.......
two bonus-tracks, one song called
Only Human, the other one being a very
good remix of The Power. Talking about

DIGITAL UNDERGROUND - SEX PACKETS¹

As some of you perhaps are familiar particular type of music, I would be in
with, astronauts have a quite boring deep trouble. There's so much different
sex-life whilst in space. You probably and highly original on this album. I
also know that everything astronauts can try to call it 'Soul-inspired
consume during their period in space rapping' but some of you would probably
is put on 'packets'. This CD tells you disagree. Anyway, that's not essential!
more about the so-called Sex-Packets What is essential though, is the fact
which are essential to any astronaut! that we have one of the best albums in
(Of course it's only made up jerks!!!) a loooong time for people who tend to
be rapping-fans etc.
This CD consists of 14 trackes. Some
of you may have heard songs like 'The CONCLUSION: ð* * * * *¹
Humpty Dance' and 'Doowutchalike' they This is a really great CD! Everything
are both from Digital Underground. If you want is on this album. I feel I
you decide to go for this record, pay must warn you though: If you DON'T like
close attention to their lyrics; They Rapping, Soul, Funk etc. you WON'T like
are sooooo cool! My favourite tracks this one! My advice is: Run to your
on this album are 'The Humpty Dance', nearest record store, listen and BUY!!!
'Underwater Rimes'(Pay close attention
to MC Blowfish in that song!), 'Sex ºBlackstar/Cryptoburners¹
Packets' and 'Doowutchalike'.
That was it for this issue! We will be
If I were to classify this CD as any back next issue! Until then.....


Blip Blop Banana investigates on:

º The philsophy behind our music-making

¢Everybody knows that a demo consists I'm not asking for people to adjust
of music and visual effects. The music their musictaste to mine, but to a
plays an important role in the certain degree have a understanding of
combination between sound and picture. how and why our music is made the way
Each group has its own composers who it is. In my opinion it's no necessity
contribute with their music and in to have a lead-voice going through the
that way adding atmosphere and whole song thus linking it together as
vitality to the demo. Imagination is one piece. Nor do I find it necesseary
an important factor when asking for to have a song that consists of a mere
a good and catchy tune. Therefore it's one part.
,in my opinion, disappointing to find
out that there are people who don't Some critics say that our songs are out
accept controversial and experimental of tune and out of rhythm but I wish to
music. Personally I want the music to say that it's on purpose! Why not make
be a piece of art that can be heard music which create eerie feelings among
without having a dozen of bobs racing the listeners? Our personal slogan is -
across one's screen. Some composers 'The unpredictable duo' and that's what
make so boring basslines, drumtracks sums it all up, being unpredictable.
that a comparison with Stock,Aitken & When you know what's around the corner,
Waterman is imminent. everything becomes grey and dull. So we
can only say: LET'S TUNE!

SelfInterview with

Santa Claus *=:-)##

-exclusively for Fourth Dimension

Preface:
At last he opens his mouth, this old guru in Norwegian programming history.
Who is this wizard, this mysterious shadow whose works are almost invisible?
Where does he live? How does he live? Is he a human being? Is he being human?
We have all asked ourselves these questions once or twice. (Just admit it!)
Now is the time for the revelation we have all waited for: Santa SPEAKS!
To guide you all through the wood of words coming from Santa, we have been so
fortunate to get the No.1 interviewer available today: Santa! (eh...what?)

How old are you, MySelf?
-I (You) am (are) approx 19,7068 years old (6.6.90)
Where do I usually live?
-Up the stairs, 180 deg. left, forward, 90 deg. left, in the door. (You know
that!)
What is your present machinery?
-That is a VERY [diffi]cult question to answer, in fact, I do not really
know myself... -Maybe you can help?
Well, among the things we can see around here, are: A500v1.2, Sanyo 14"CTV,
DM100 Printer, Kawai K1-II, Roland D-110, Selfmade Sampler, Selfmade (haha,
look at that mess!!!! hahahahaaaa..hhhrrmm!) 6 ch. Sep.Stereo Mixer, PowAmp
equipment (NAD, JBL, Denon).
How can people reach us?
-Regular fans can write you a letter, and they often do. I would however like
to send a message to Mr.Dum. Stein Dum; Why did you only send a picture of
your sister's face, I WANT THE WHOLE BODY! (follow this guideline, and you'll
get a LOT of presents for Christmas! (I'll see to that!))
Tell me how it all started:
-Both you (I) and I (you) know very well how we got hooked, but OK, as I wish..
To tell me how, I have to go six years back in time. Once in 1984 I saw
an ad on the cover of "Fantomet". The ad showed Guran and Fantomet gaming
on a neat games console. I was immediately caught by the thought of having
a games machine. Some months later, you were on an exhibition, where they had
just that console. Well, you ended up buying a '64 on that same exhibition,
cause the games console was [a: too expensive, b:too cheap, c:too enter-
taining, or d:somewhat too little challenging for a mind like mine.]

*****User interrupt $C312F2, poem section:
Det er høst, det blåser. (It's harwest, it's blowing.)
Eller er det vår, (Or is it ours,)
det driter jeg i. (I shit to that.)
Lemmen som stod der, (The thing that was erected dear)
var stor og glad. (was big and horny.)
Et gufs gjennom natten, (A wind through the net,)
gir mat på bordet. (gives mates on the table)
Flytt L straks, (move.l #,)
ellers smeller det høyt. (Or it smells high.)
*****User interrupt interrupted. Session closed. ****

What did you do with the '64?
-I used it as (Idiot! (.....eh...No, sorry, I take it back...)) a gaming
machine at first, but then you started to 'unprotect' Interceptor's
SpriteMan (remember?). The Christmas present (which my father handed me
while he was wearing a Santa-suit (Sure, he didn't fool me, oh no!))
was HesMon. Well, that was my enTRANCE to the world of bits, bytes, sprites,
pokes, peeks, borders, etc. (In (an)other word(s): Programming)
-I must say, in this time of seriousness, that some of the very best playable
games were made on the '64.
What about the Amiga, then?
-What do I mean; "What about the Amiga then?"
What do I mean?
-You mean what do you mean.
What?
-Yes.
What about the Amiga, then?
-The Amiga is a dangerously interesting machine. I mean, if you (I? (no,
the reader (Oh! You mean I can't read (OFCOURSE NOT (I knew it, I KNEW it..
(If I wanna sit there whimpering, OK! (Buzz off! (THE SAME TO U!))))))))
loose control, (and that's no problem!) you're is stuck in the world of
logic, digits, bits'n'bytes.
What about the Amiga, then?
-You did a big demo three years ago, called "The Drolt Demo". A Drolt is
something we all have been. A Drolt is a word that is used in BERGEN, NORWAY
(-47-5-) to characterize a small kid that want to be with the big guys and do
what they do. (In other words, a lamer! @$#%^#*)
What about the Amiga, then?
-SHIT! HOW MUCH SHIT DO I HAVE TO LISTEN TO??? CALL THE POLICE!
Let me rephrase the question:
Then what, Amiga about the?
-Yes, you and I (I, we) agree on that point, that's fer sure!
Why do you sit on all this music equipment?
-How stupid can a person become? TO MAKE MUSIC! NeXT question, please!
OK. (?)
-Well, I (you) know the answer to that: (Sin(v)*Y+Cos(v)*X)*San(24)
Right! (?!?!!) Well, thank me for letting you interview you, it sure wasn't
easy, but we made it somehow!
-Before we go, I MUST send another message to the people:
Due to an extreme cut in the 1990 ChristmasPresent Budget on the North Pole,
I must ask each and everyone to contribute with a Christmas present. I've
already received a homemade bomb from FMI, and a few terrorists from the
Police. Remember, it doesn't have to be big or glittering, it's the THOUGHT
that counts. Thank you!

**LATEST:Santa's journalists are on strike. That means this years christmas-
presents may not have names on the stickers. Santa regrets this, but
as there is nothing he can do about it, it seems impossible to aviod
a mass confusion on 24th of December.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
We in FOURTH DIMENSION are very sorry for this rather weird interview. We
apologise to all of you having lost all faith in Santa Claus on behalf of this
interview! We think, however, that the truth should come out once and for all!

So, all you lamers out there...... Santa is for real but there's no use in
waiting for any presents.....


* * * DEMOS CORNER * * *

¹Our ratings are as follows: On demos corner this time we've taken
======================================= a closer look at some very interesting
0%-15% : UGLY. This just isn't good demos. We've seen the (in my opinion)
enough. (the LAMER-category) most revolutionary demo in a loooong
--------------------------------------- time in Kefrens' Keftales, we've taken
16%-30% : This is too bad. Looks like a look at some megademos and some other
rush-work! quite interesting demos! To our next
--------------------------------------- issue we will be making a Golden Top 10
31%-45% : Below average, should defin- with the highest rated demos ever in
itely be better! Fourth Dimension. Be sure not to miss
--------------------------------------- that one! Now, it is pretty unfair to
46%-60% : Can be accepted, average. new demos that the 'good old' demos are
(Nothing exceptional) in the charts for sooo long, so we will
--------------------------------------- make it fair: For each issue, the demos
61%-75% : Good work, above average. rating will be decreased with 5 percent
--------------------------------------- to make it more fair for new demos!
76%-85% : Very good work! Well thought
out and worked though! Well, if you have a demo you want us to
--------------------------------------- review, send it to us! Remember, we can
85%-90% : Excellent, this really is NOT review what we haven't seen!!!
something to admire!
--------------------------------------- ² Blackstar/Cryptoburners
¹90%-100%: Simply the best! Marvellous!

DELICATE SOUNDS by Razor 1911 ¹ ¢ LABYRINTH by Uncle Tom 75%
¹-------------------------------------- Original and well performed. Advanced.
This musicdisk contains music from all
the composers of Razor 1911. There are ¢MASTURBATOR by Codex 76%
¹9 songs present on the disk and Razor Simple drums, nice leadvoice.
made 3 demoparts plus the menu which
give you something to look at when ¢MEMORYDUST by Codex 85%
¹playing the tunes! The coding isn't Really funky music! Codex's best!
quite the best I've seen but bearing Check this one out!
in mind that most of it was done over
a year ago it's really respectable! ¢POSEIDON by Uncle Tom 93%
¹Graphics are spares, just some logos One of the best there is. Great lead
and fonts. Some words about each song: and atmosphere make this one a winner.

¢DIZKOR by Ziphoid 61%¹ ¢SAVANNAH by Uncle Tom 82%
¹Nothing new in this song from Ziphoid. Sounds like 'Monty in Space' gamemusic.
Nice drumtrack, heard the rest before. Nice tune.

¢INSANITY by Ziphoid 70% ¹ ¢ TECHNOLIFE by Codex 74%
¹Weak start, but improving throughout Futuristic sound. Perhaps a too loose
the song, a weird tune altogether. sonic-picture.

¢INTRUDER by Hattrick 67%¹ In general this is one of the better
Simple drumtrack, but effective. Nice musicdisks available. The music is very
main voice, quite catchy. varied and there should be something

for every taste here. ² NEW DEMO By NO LIMITS¹
---------------------------------------
The coding was not so good and whilst This demo started up a bit like RSI's
reviewing this disk it crashed several Cebit demo, with a great-lookin' No
times. The menu system was awkwardly Limits-logo and a text generator. Then
made and proved to be a hazzle. It there was (surprise, surprise!) some...
should have been improved. Apart from Filed Vectors.... How original! It soon
the things mentioned there aren't too became obvious to me that this demo had
much to complain about. very few original ideas. However, the
The ratings are: coding was good and the filled vector-
-------------------------------------- routine looked pretty fast to me! They
Coding: ³62%¹ also had a few objects with 'shading'
Graphics: ³61% ¹ and (my favourite object) a pair of
Music:³ 75% ¹ sunglasses which you (unfortunately)
Originality:³ 59% ¹ couldn't see through. The objects had
Overall:³ 70% ¹ the normal appear/disappear pattern e.g
-------------------------------------- the appear, swirl around in the middle
Reviewer's comment to the group: of the screen and disappears. Quite
- Razor 1911 is one of the few living boring actually. The music was just
legends and the only one still alive above average and the graphics were on
in Norway. Musically this is a good the whole pretty ok. The textgenerator-
release. The other effects should be font had, however, a similarity to Red
better though. Come on Razor, show us Sector's font in the before mentioned
some masterpieces of coding.... Cebit demo. To sum up this demo I would
²---- Blackstar and Trixal ----¹ say that it has too many similarities
to the Cebit demo to reah the top. The ºCOPPER DEMO II by The Hacking Relation!
¹lack of ideas seemed to be the major ---------------------------------------
drawback in this demo. Copper demos seem to be back as the new
The ratings: fashion. Recently I've seen several of
-------------------------------------- these, some good and some not so good.
Coding: ³74%¹ This is one of the better. Since I'm no
Graphics: ³74%¹ coder, all I can do is to be amazed at
Music: ³68%¹ these demos, surely the copper can only
Originality:³ 22% ¹ be splitted in 8 pixels? My guess is
Overall:³ 73% ¹ that they do the same with the coppers
-------------------------------------- as with sinescrollers..... Then again,
Reviewer's comment to the group: it's only a guess! Well, this demo did
- No Limits seem to be on the way to not contain any action apart from some
the top, there aren't too many groups beautiful colour-patterns. The graphics
who can produce demos like this yet... were very sparse and the music was very
I think, however, they should spend nice. When I heard it I couldn't help
just a little more time developing a thinking of a song called 'Blue Stars'
few ideas before releasing a demo, if which was made by Time Traveller and
they had showed some cleverness in myself and released at the invitation
that area on this demo, it would have demo for our easterparty in Drammen in
been a sure winner. No Limits seem to March this year. Anyway, the sound was
be able to establish themselves as one catchy and instantly enjoyable. This
of the Elite groups in Norway! Keep up demo was also said to be the first demo
your good work dudes! splitting the copper in 1 pixel. It is
²---- Blackstar Of Cryptoburners ----¹ obvious that a few tricks have been
pulled to make such effects. Still, it ² KEFTALES by Kefrens¹
is jolly nice to watch. In my opinion, ---------------------------------------
this demo is one of the best copper- Wow! That's the way I wanna open this
demos I've seen. review! It's amazing how that Metallion
-------------------------------------- keeps finding his ideas! This demo can
Coding: ³78% ¹ simply just be called 'Ideas Galore'! I
Graphics: ³32% ¹ have certainly not seen so many ideas
Music: ³81% ¹ packed up in one place before. Well, to
Originality: ³52% ¹ get to the point: This demo starts with
Overall:³ 77% ¹ some very nice effects, I dunno how he
-------------------------------------- made them but they're definitely cool!
Reviewer's comment to the group: To take all of this demo in one biiiig
bite, it contains some very new and
- THR seem to be quite a new name in effective routines, like the great bob-
the UK scene, at least they're quite text-generator where the names explode
new to me. Anyway, they've got good into a burst of balls, he's got some
coders and good musicians and they very good bobsizing, loadsa different
could quickly establish themselves as copper effects and much, much more! The
one of the top UK demogroups. They music is a chapter for itself! In this
seem to have the correct attitude tune, Nightlight shows us that he isn't
towards the scene. I would like to see afraid to experiment, he uses a sax (To
some demos from them containg other bad it doesn't sound like a sax) and
things than copper though. That would the only critisism to the music is that
make it easier to judge their quality. it perhaps gets a little bit boring as
º---- Blackstar Of Cryptoburners ----¹ time goes by! Anyway, Nightlight did an
excellent job on this one! One thing I ð DEMOCHART¹
just can't understand: Why didn't this ---------------------------------------
demo get among the 3 best demos at the ²1. Keftales by Kefrens..............(-)
¹Red Sector/Silents conference? I mean, 2. Crionics Megademo................(-)
this was the best demo I've seen from 3. New Dimension by Rebels..........(-)
that party, and I've seen most of 'em 4. Red Sector Musicdisk.............(-)
except the winner, Budbrain Megademo! 5. Mental Hangover by Scoopex.......(2)
The ratings: 6. Cebit Demo '90 by Red Sector.....(1)
-------------------------------------- 7. Megademo IV by Alcatraz..........(-)
Coding: º88%¹ 8. Psychedelia by Razor 1911........(-)
Graphics: º66% ¹ 9. Blue House by Silents Sweden.....(-)
Music: º79% ¹ 10.Aldri I Bergen by Network........(-)
Originality:º 93% ¹ ---------------------------------------
Overall:º 90%¹
--------------------------------------
Reviewer's comment to the group!
- Kefrens are, in my opinion, the best
demogroup in Denmark! They've also got
some of the best coders on Amiga. I
think Metallion and the rest of the
group should continue making demos!
How we would miss them if they stopped
producing these great demos!!!!

ª--------Blackstar/Cryptoburners--------


CREDITS!¹

ºManaging Editor..........Blackstar/CRBª Coding....................Vectorman/CRB
ðEditor......................Trixal/CRBª Music....................Othello/Armada
Graphics.................Windwalker/CRB
ªContributors.............Joker/Network ........................Santa Claus/TAC
.......................Mr. IRQ/Supplex ............................Firefly/THR
...........................Jack/Vision .............Rhesus Minus/Cryptoburners
..........Firefly/The Hacking Relation
...........................Zodiak/Cult
...................Munster/Spreadpoint
........................Panther/Active
...................Dr. No/Blockbusters
...................Showbiz of Dawn/ACU
...............................Eko/THR
..............Heatseeker/Cryptoburners
..................Bimbex/Cryptoburners
............Rhesus Minus/Cryptoburners
.................Jackmix/Cryptoburners
...............Vectorman/Cryptoburners

FINAL WORD
¹
Well, another issue of 4th. Dimension previous issues! We hope this develop-
safe and sound behind us! As you might ment will continue!
have discovered, some things are gone!
We removed the Country Charts because Thank you for having read our diskmag!
it is now almost impossible to rank We hope you have had a good time while
anyone above others! Protests would reading it!
flow all over us.... Secondly, we
removed the Chart-Attack due to two ð Blackstar, managing editor!
¹reasons. The first and most important
reason is that Crusaders' Eurochart
probably is the best place to look ¢ Next issue: 20.09.1990¹
when wondering what's in and what's
out! Secondly, we didn't get enough
votes to make some fair charts! I know
many people are chart-freaks but we
cannot make charts just to make them,
they've got to have a certain degree
of truth!
Well, I found this issue the best one
so far to work with! First of all, we
nearly reached 100 pages and that's
good! Secondly, many people wrote this
time, something we've missed in the

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