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[ Demoparty.net ] Nightshift 2007, march, 2nd - 4th, TR

[ Demoparty.net ]
Nightshift 2007, march, 2nd - 4th, TR

date: march, 2nd - 4th
country: TR

�Party begins where the continents meet! More information will be provided soon.�

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[ Defacto2 - The Scene News with Site News ] New Defacto2 Tweaks and Features

[ Defacto2 - The Scene News with Site News ]
New Defacto2 Tweaks and Features

Well we have been doing a bit of work behind the scenes at Defacto2 in the past couple of months. Tweaking and featuring adding to the site and so we thought it was about time that we let all the readers know about our changes.

Firstly we have changed our site search function. Instead of results being redirecting to the Google homepage. Each query is now displayed from within the site. This gives you the familiar Defacto2 interface while still using the power of Google's engine on the back end.

Digg Icon The Scene News articles now incorporate Digg It buttons. This means Digg It members can now easily submit or vote on articles and news reports posted on Defacto2.

The Group Repository has received a number of cosmetic updates. We tried to make the repository group file listings easier to browse through and use. In fact if you haven't gone to the repository in the last few months you might by pleasantly surprised by the number of new groups that have since been added.

Another new feature added to the repository is the file timeline. This allows you to select a time period and display all the (dated) files hosted on our site, listed in a chronological order that matches the provided date range. Listed are artworks, nfo files, documents, magazines and other various files. Not only are file details displayed but we have also include entries of key scene events in the listings. So if you were looking for files released during a major event then this tool should be able to help out immensely.

Also located in the repository are some new archived web pages from the late 1990's. Of interest is the lost Fairlight flash website that never made it into service and a few mirrors of earlier Defacto2 sites going back to 1998.

You may have also noticed we now list the newest added files on the main page. This is linked to a full application that not only allows you to see the 500 most recent file additions. You can also list file revisions and site additions and changes. Of cause we have also incorporated some new web feeds for use with the new files function.

YouTubeThe cracktros section has received some minor tweaking. We are now also in the process of video recording selected DOS cracktros that will be hosted on YouTube! We currently have 20 cracktros recorded and the videos are linked directly from the cracktro web page.

Finally we have also updated the File Submission page. It has been renamed to Wanted Files & User Submissions and now contains a listing of some of our more needed requests.


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[ c64.sk ] Fancy music on your SEUCK games?

[ c64.sk ]
Fancy music on your SEUCK games?
Released on CSDB is an original utility that will allow you to add music and change raster bar colours on to games created with the Shoot Em Up Construction kit then save the game. It is called "SEUCK BUSTER", written by Richard Bayliss. Warning, Action Replay/Retro Replay will be required. It was coded for fun of course.

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[ c64.sk ] Mirage: I've got my eyes on you post-oldskool experimentalists

[ c64.sk ]

Mirage has got the drawing skills of extremely smashing strength, and he doesn’t hesitate to use them to kick some major ass! http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=40476 Respect!
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[ c64.sk ] New little Demo from Chronic

[ c64.sk ]
New little Demo from Chronic
Now The Newts You Need from the old known Group Chronic is a little one-filer demo with Code, Music, Graphic and Idea from Nadira. FLD with color background... looks guuuuuhhhd!
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[ C= Homestead ] Last Polish C64 only Party

[ C= Homestead ]
Last Polish C64 only Party
Feel invited to very last Polish C64 only party. It’s your only chance to meet the unique atmophere of Polish parties. Just visit Warsaw at 18th of August. All you should know is at http://masz.brudne.lapy.pl also you can download C64 executable invitation here: http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=36581


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[ C= Homestead ] Planet Retro Beta

[ C= Homestead ]
Planet Retro Beta
http://planetretro.org aims to smash retrocomputing related weblogs, news and podcasts scattered through the net into a single, easily trackable feed and website. Feedback is welcome to: < jim planetretro org >.


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[ C= Homestead ] New website interface

[ C= Homestead ]
New website interface
We’ve had a big update on our website. We work with a few frames and it’s more easy now to find all our pages.


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[ raww.org ] Vortex Tracker II v1.0 b14 released

[ raww.org ]
Vortex Tracker II v1.0 b14 released
For all you so-called "musicians" there's a new version of Sergey Bulba's excellent Vortex Tracker II out. Aside from some changes related to "Turbo-AY" mode, v1.0 b14 is mostly a small bugfix, so you'll want to get it and keep up-to-date.
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[ raww.org ] Sundown 2006 Finished

[ raww.org ]
Sundown 2006 Finished
So, I'm back from Sundown. I now need a lot of sleep, but alas I'm back at work. Only 5 days to the weekend. The party was good - some great productions which you can grab over at Pouet.net. Of note there were 3 ZX releases which is a high number for a multi-format party. "<3 krunk" was the latest release by Ate Bit. I don't recall where this came in the results, tho' I do know that the winner was "Koopaville" by Gasman and Equinox. It deserved to win if only for the fantastic raster effect. It has to be seen, but make sure you use a 128k/+2 as it was timed specifically for my ZX.
A "new group" hit the scene also - Ate Arse consisted of me & evilpaul with Gasman on the AY. The first release is "<3 smash", which is... well you probably had to be at the party to "get" it. I also released an "unfinished" screen$ into the oldschool graphics compo, and came a staggering last place. Maybe I'll finish it some day. Maybe.
So that's it. It's all good. More news when I wake up.

Edit - first few photos have popped up over on ukDemoScene.org.
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[ xplsv.tv // vodcast ] Oeffinger Demo Reel 2006

[ xplsv.tv // vodcast ]
Oeffinger Demo Reel 2006
Posted by: Daniel Oeffinger
Daniel Oeffinger Demo Reel Sept. 2006
Available for Freelance - NYC

http://xplsv.tv/movie.php?id=913
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[ Slengpung ] function:06

[ Slengpung ]
function:06
The first batch of photos from Function 2006 have arrived, including photos from Gargay, TrX and Zoom. Enjoy!
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[ Demoparty.net ] Breeze 2007, february, 23rd - 25th, PT

[ Demoparty.net ]
Breeze 2007, february, 23rd - 25th, PT

date: february, 23rd - 25th
country: PT

�Nearby airport, train station, subway, large mall, casino, food, tourist attractions...
The date is still temporary, but it's in a February weekend.
It should be free for foreigns, if not it will be less than €10.
It will be a small party, it's our first try, but we hope it'll be fun.�

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[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ] 1 MHz: September 2006

[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ]
1 MHz: September 2006

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[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ] 1 MHz: August 2006

[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ]
1 MHz: August 2006

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[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ] 1 MHz: July 2006

[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ]
1 MHz: July 2006

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[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ] 1 MHz: June 2006

[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ]
1 MHz: June 2006

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[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ] 1 MHz: May 2006

[ 1 MHz Apple II Podcast ]
1 MHz: May 2006

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[ Defacto2 - The Scene News with Site News ] Steal This Film Part 1

[ Defacto2 - The Scene News with Site News ]
Steal This Film Part 1
A new video documentary on the rise of the social and political impact of illegal file sharing is now floating around the various Torrent sites near you. But unlike most films found there, this one is legal to redistribute and uses the P2P Torrent network to their advantage.

Titled Steal This Film and running for just over 32 minutes. This wide screen DVD quality documentary is the first part of a greater series that intends to focus on piracy in general.

Part one covers the raid on the Swedish based web site, The Pirate Bay. The US governments involvement in the raid and the eventually political backlash that arose including the formation of a new Swedish political party, The Pirate Party.

Steal This Film

While I personally found at times the film dragged on for a little bit. And there were problems some with the various audio levels and synching. I did find it a worth while download and an interesting watch.

Though I do find it ironic that the more underground the pirate scene been forced into, the more mainstream the notion of digital piracy has become.
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[ The Retrobits Podcast ] Show 060: Zork - The Great Underground Empire

[ The Retrobits Podcast ]
Show 060: Zork - The Great Underground Empire

You are standing in a thick forest. There is a podcast playing.

Welcome to Show 060! This week's Topic: Zork - The Great Underground Empire!

Topics and links discussed in the podcast:

Wikipedia link list - Zork, Infocom, and Interactive Fiction.Check it out!
The American Radio Relay League - find out about hamfests (where you might find some cool retro computers), and the ham radio hobby in general...
An Apple I, for only $666.66?Not any more. But have a look at the vintage ad, it's great!
"Shall we play a game?" No scarier words were ever spoken by a sentient computer system - and you could hook up to it with an IMSAI. Check out the IMSAI page dedicated to the movie Wargames (in which an IMSAI system is used quite prominently...)
Be sure to download and enjoy the debut edition of the Classic Computing Podcast by David Greelish!
And while you are podcast surfing, do not miss the September edition of 1 MHz, the Apple II Podcast - Carrington Vanston covers Ballyhoo, an Infocom game. (And yes, it inspired me for this week's show...and to start playing Zork I once again! Thanks Carrington!)

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl


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