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Lone News 14
Title:Lone News 14
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Released by:Fantastic Italian Research Enterprise (FIRE)
Created by:C., Luca (Luca)
Uncredited (Additional Coded by):C., István (Coby)
Uncredited (Additional Coded by):H., Levente (TLC)
Notes:Contains an interview with Maugli.
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1 - INTRO......... 4 - GAME REVIEWS..

2 - NEWS.......... 5 - DEATH OR GLORY

3 - DEMO REVIEWS.. 6 - INTERVIEW.....




- USE UP, DOWN AND SPACE -

- PRESS RUN/STOP TO SWAP TUNES -

- COPYRIGHT LUCA/FIRE 23.03.03 -
INTRO
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NO,INCREDIBLE,CAN'T BELIEVE IT:ALMOST 2
YEARS AGO I RELEASED ISSUE 13! 22 MONTHS
AGO! IN THIS TIME I CHANGED HOME,I'D
STARTED MY RESEARCH STUDIES AT MY
UNIVERSITY,GOT AND DROPPED SOME GIRLS,
COMPOSED SID MUSICS FOR JOINING MANY
COMPOS...AND NO LONENEWS INTO ALL THIS?
SCANDAL,MUST PLACE A PATCH.
HENCE,WELCOME TO THE 14TH ISSUE OF MY +4
DISKMAGAZINE!
BEWARE,SOMETHING HAS CHANGED:
1- NO CHARTS! IT'S SIMPLY RIDICULOUS,FEW
OF YOU SEND ME A VOTESHEET,AND I
REALLY LOVE THOSE DUDES! BUT IN THIS
WAY I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW MANY EYES
ARE PERIODICALLY DAMAGED BY THIS
CHARSET! WHAT A MESS, JUST KNOW WE
HAVE NEW GAMES AND DEMOS TO VOTE,BAH!
2- NO MORE REVIEW VALUES:I'LL TALK ABOUT
ALL THE STUFF THAT WILL SEE THE LIGHT
BUT NO JUDGEMENT,AT THIS POINT IT HAS
NO SENSE.

I WANT TO ASK FOR APOLOGIES TO WHOM SENT
ME THEIR STUFF WITHOUT RECEIVING ANSWER:
I'M HERE,I'M KICKING,I'M PRESENT;I HAVE
NEW COOL PROBLEMS IN MY LIFE BUT I AM.
PLEASE KEEP CONTACTING ME,THANX AGAIN.

OH,NOW YOU MUST KNOW MY NEW ADDRESS:
S-MAIL: LUCA CARRAFIELLO
VIA SAVONAROLA 109
50019 SESTO FIORENTINO - FI
I T A L Y

E-MAIL: LUCAOFFIRE@HOTMAIL.COM

YOU'RE LISTENING A COUPLE OF ITALIAN SID
MUSICS,THE 1ST IS ONE OR TWO YEARS OLD,
IS CALLED "BOYBAND" AND ORIGINALLY SUNG
BY THE VELVET;THE 2ND IS "PALESTINA",
YEAR '85,SUNG BY THE MATIA BAZAR. HOPE
YOU LIKE MY SID MUSICS,ASK THEM TO ME IF
YOU WANT TO USE FOR YOUR STUFF.

OK OK, I'LL BE POLITICALLY CORRECT AND
WON'T TALK ABOUT USA WAR IN IRAQ,THOUGH
IT'S THE CLASSIC BLOOD-FOR-OIL THEME,
THOUGH PEOPLE ARE DYING,THOUGH PACIFISM
OF RICH NATIONS IS ALWAYS THE MUCH EASY
STUPID PACIFISM YOU CAN SEE;THOUGH THIS
LITTLE +4 WORKS THANK TO SOME METALS I
CAN'T FOUND IN MINES HERE IN ITALY,HENCE
I MUST CAPITALISTICALLY,COMMERCIALLY
STEAL IT STRANGLEING POOR AFRICAN
NATIONS... ALTHOUGH ALL THIS AND MORE,I
WON'T TALK ABOUT WAR IN IRAQ.

INSTEAD OF,LET SAY SOMETHING FUNDAMENTAL
LIKE THIS:IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A BONANZA
BANZAI CD AT HOME,PLEASE DELETE ALL YOUR
LONENEWS ISSUES,BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT A +4
USER. BONANZA BANZAI IS THE OFFICIAL +4
BAND,EVERYWHERE,EVERYTIME,YOU CAN ESCAPE
FROM THIS ABSOLUTE RULE. IF YOU WANT TO
CONTINUE TO USE A +4 OR A SIMILAR LIKE
EMULATORS,YOU MUST PROVIDE TO GET ONE OF
THE BONANZA BANZAI CD,OTHERWISE BYE-BYE.

AT LAST: I ASK NO MORE FOR VOTES,BUT I
MUST HAVE FEEDBACK. HENCE,I'M WAITING
FOR,OK?
HOPE YOU LIKE THIS MAG,LOVE YOU ALL.




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NEWS
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- JAMES C. HAS FOUND AN ALTERNATIVE 3+1
SW,MAYBE AN UPDATE,WITH NEW COMMANDS;
SVS/FIRE FIXED IT. JAMES C. ALSO FOUND
"SPELLCHECKER",A PROGRAM THAT CHECK,
CORRECT,FASTREAD +4 WORDPROCESSOR
FILES,AND ADD A DICTIONARY TOO.

- SVS/FIRE MADE ANOTHER +4 ICON PACK FOR
PC;"ULTIMATE ROM MAP" AS .XLS FILE IS
ALSO READY,AND "DISK EXPLORER 0.91B"
JUST RELEASED,IN ORDER TO MANAGE .D64.
HE FOUND A +4 CANADIAN VERSION,WITH
DIFFERENT ROMS,AND IS TRYING TO DUMP
THEM.
- XEO3 SITE REFRESHED,AND SPRITES ADDED
TOO;NOW YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE MUSICS
IN .MP3 TOO;A XEO3 CHAT CHANNEL IS NOW
OPEN ON EFNET SERVERS. MIKE IS NOW
FINISHING THE PLAYABLE DEMO.

- EMUL'S NEWS:YAPE 0.43,WINEMU 0.50,
MINUS4 V2.5,ARTIFEX V0.29

- CLUB-INFO,THE FAMOUS GERMAN DISKMAG,
HAS REACHED ISSUE 73! WWW.C16DOC.DE

- THANKS TO JAMES C.,LUCA/FIRE RELEASED
"RUG RIDER" GAME IN PAL VERSION.

- NEW LAYOUT FOR WWW.C16.DE,VISIT IT!
- SKORO RETURNS!I'M VERY HAPPY TO SAY
THAT ASSASSINS LEADER RELEASED "HELP
TO GAMES 1-2",FULL OF GAME CHEATS,
"MININEWS 6-7","MEMORY","CROSS MOTOR",
AND VARIOUS TLC'S CONV. RELOCATORS.

- LOTTA NEW DIGIS FROM TLT IN ORDER TO
WARN YOUR SIDCARD! DOWNLOAD THEM OR
ASK VIA SNAILMAIL,AND ENJOY!

- LAVINA/GOTU VANISHES WITH HIS 16K DEMO
COMPO PROJECT...WHERE ARE YOU?*CRY*

- LANDO AND CSABO MERGED THEIR SITES,AND
CREATE THE MAIN +4 RESOURCE ON THE NET
AT:HTTP://PLUS4.EMUCAMP.COM
- NORTH AMERICAN +4 PAGE LOCATED AT:
WWW.STORMPAGES.COM/PLUS4/INDEX.HTML
IT OFFERS A US/CAN PERSPECTIVE ON +4
WITH US RELEASES.

- IMRE TABORI +4 COLLECTION AT:
FTP://195.184.178.82 U/P:PLUS4/PLUS4

- PC REMAKES OF "TOM THUMB" AND OTHER
C16 CLASSICS AT WWW.BBSOFTWARE.NET

- MINUS4 EMULATOR ON ARCHIMEDES TOO:
HTTP://WWW.ACORNEMUS.FREESERVE.CO.UK

- MAGERVALP RELEASED "BEGGARS AREN'T
CHOOSER" DEMO. DEMOS ARE COMING BACK!
- WILDS KEEP RETRO,OFFERING US A
FORGOTTEN DEMO:"NO SILENCE"!

- THE FAMOUS EDC GROUP HAS ITS OWN HP:
SS10.NUMED.SZOTE.U-SZEGED.HU/NESZT
/PLUS4.HTML

- AFTER A SAD HD CRASH,THE MONUMENTAL
ARCHIVE AT FTP://C64.RULEZ.ORG/PUB
COMES BACK WITH AN INCREDIBLE INCREASE
IN +4 STUFF,THANKS TO TOMHX,THAT SENT
TONS OF PROGRAMS TO +4 WORLD SITE!

- PAUL PANKS,ADVENTURE GAME PROGRAMMER,
CODED "WEST" FOR ALL THE COMMODORES;HE
IS FAMOUS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH NUMBER
OF ADVENTURES ON SEVERAL 8BIT,HENCE HE
ADDED ONE FOR THE C16,CALLED "MERLIN'S
QUEST",THAT RUNS INTO 12275 BYTES.

- CSABO RELEASED "+4 INTEGRATED
DEVELOPEMENT ENVIRONMENT" ON PC,A VERY
GREAT PROGRAMMING TOOL ON PC,IN ORDER
TO CODE +4 STUFF IN A COMFORTABLE GUI.

- THANKS TO CSABO,MAGNUS LIND RELEASED
A C16/+4 SUPPORTING VERSION OF HIS
CROSSPLATFORM CRUNCHER "EXOMIZER".

- BUBIS/RESOURCE IS NOW INTERESTED IN +4
CODING,AND RELEASED SOME FREE STUFF
AND FX,AND A BONANZA BANZAI DIGI.
- CSABO/LOD CODED 4 ENTRIES FOR THE 2ND
EDITION OF "MINIGAME COMPO":CSABO'S 1K
ADVENTURE,MEMORY,TETRIS,RACER.

- CHRISTIAN NOVAK OFFICIALLY RELEASED A
GP32 POCKET CONSOLE OF YAPE EMULATOR,
PLUSIV EMULATOR IS NOW ON DREAMCAST:
HTTP://WWW.ROARVGM.COM

- ANOTHER COOL +4 MSGBOARD ON MIKE'S:
HTTP://WWW.PLUS4.COM

- TMR/COSINE IS CODING A SHOOT'EM'UP +4
GAME,NOW IN A VERY PRELIMINARY STAGE.

- SCOTT'S ADAMS "ADVENTURELAND" HAS BEEN
CONVERTED AND COMPILED BY AN ANONYMOUS
USER.

- CSABO/LOD HAS FOUND A BROKEN COPY OF
THE FAMOUS "CRACKER DEMO 3";THERE'S NO
WORKING LOADER, AND THE TPSH'S PART IS
BROKEN TOO,BUT THE OTHER PARTS ARE
GOOD WHEN SINGLE LOADED.

- +4 WORLD HP OFFERS TO YOU SOME SPECIAL
VERSIONS OF "JERRY'S QUEST" AND
"BATTERY 2" IN ORDER TO PLAY THEM ON
YAPE EMULATOR.

- LUCA/FIRE HAS DISCOVERED,BOUGHT AND
DUMPED A C16 VERSION OF THE CRL'S GAME
"DEATH OR GLORY",A VERY RARE ONE!

- BUBIS/RSC,WITH LUCA/FIRE,RELEASED A
DEMO CALLED "HEARTFIXER 95%",BEFORE
CODED FOR 16K DEMOCOMPO,THEN RELEASED
AT FOREVER QUATTRO SLOVAK PARTY,WHERE
IT HAS WON THE WILDCOMPO;IT FITS IN
16K AND USES SIDCARD. THE '95%' SUFFIX
SIGNIFIES THAT BUBIS WILL IMPROVE IT
IN SYNCHRO AND SPEED ONLY.





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DEMO REVIEWS
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NAME : BEGGARS AREN'T CHOOSERS
AUTHOR: MAGERVALP,ZAPAC
TYPE : DEMO,ONEFILE

THIS DEMO HAD STOPPED A LONG PERIOD OF
SILENCE ON +4 DEMOSCENE. THE FIRST
THING YOU CAN SEE IS THE TEDMUSIC MADE
BY ZAPAC,THAT CODED A DEDICATED EDITOR
IN ORDER TO COMPOSE IT:REALLY VARIOUS,
BOTH IN THE DEMO AND IN THE NOTEFILE.
DEMO STARTS WITH A VERY NICE CHARPLASMA
SMOOTHED WITH FLI ON SIMPLE ASCII LOGO;
A CREDITS PAGE FOLLOWS,THEN THE REALLY
HEAVY PART COMES: THE TWIST SCROLLER.
IT'S THE 1ST TIME THIS FX REACHES +4,BUT
I REALLY HADN'T SEEN IT NOR ON C64. LET
TRY TO DESCRIBE IT:A COLOURED VERTICAL
BAR USED TO SCROLL BIG LETTERS SUDDENDLY
STARTS TO TWIST LIKE A CHEWINGUM AND TO
MOVE LEFT/RIGHT. MARVELLOUS,ASTONISHING!
PRESSING SPACEBAR,THE FINAL PART COMES:
A 3*2 SCROLLING TEXT CUT THE BIG LOGO,
AND RASTERS ARE EVERYWHERE.
MAGERVALP DID A GREAT STRIKE IN THE +4
HISTORY WITH THIS GEM,AND WE ONLY CAN
PRAY FOR A NEW "M AND M" DEMO CODED ON
OUR LITTLE BLACK BOX.
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NAME : HEARTFIXER 95%
AUTHOR: BUBIS/RSC,LUCA/FIRE
TYPE : DEMO,ONEFILE

BUBIS OF RESOURCE CODED THIS 16K DEMO AS
AN ENTRY FOR "16K DEMOCOMPO",BUT ONCE
THE COMPO MOVED TO A SORT OF 'GHOST'
SIDE,HE DECIDED TO RELEASE IT AT
"FOREVER QUATTRO" PARTY,WHERE IT HAS WON
THE WILD COMPO.
LUCA COMPOSED THE SID MUSIC THAT FOLLOWS
THE WHOLE DEMO,BUT YOU NEED A SIDCARD IN
ORDER TO LISTEN IT.
THERE ARE TWO MAIN EFFECTS IN THIS DEMO.
FIRST,YOU CAN WATCH A LONG 40X34 WIDE
CHARPLASMA THAT PLAYS TONS OF COLOUR
PATTERNS. THEN,BITSHADING LAND FOR THE
FIRST TIME ON AN 8BIT MACHINE:THIS IS A
VERY INNOVATIVE EFFECT,BASED ON BIT
PLASMA AS MOVED ON A SPHERE,AND BUBIS
USED IT AS A REAL MAESTRO! WHAT YOU SEE
IS A FACE THAT SHOWS DIFFERENT LIGHT
DIRECTIONS;AT A CERTAIN MOMENT,LIGHT
BEGINS TO MOVE,AND MOMENTS AFTER THERE
ARE TWO SOURCES THAT MOVE ON THE FACE;
IN THE END,A SMOOTH LIGHT FADEOUT
PRECEDES THE END CREDITS.
THIS DEMO REACHES THE OLYMPUS OF +4
DEMOS,CAUSE DESIGN AND EFFECTS. WE DON'T
KNOW IF BUBIS WILL CODE A FINAL VERSION,
WITH BETTER SYNCHRO AND MORE SPEED,BUT
IT'S A LUCKY SHOT TO HAVE THIS COOL DUDE
IN THE +4 SCENE NOWADAYS. THANKS BUBIS!
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GAME REVIEWS
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NAME : MERLIN'S QUEST
AUTHOR: PAUL PANKS
TYPE : ADVENTURE, MULTILOAD

"WEST" BY PAUL PANKS IS A COMMODORE
MULTIPLATFORM ADVENTURE GAME,AND WITH IT
ITS AUTHOR HAD JUST SHOWN HE'S A PRO IN
THIS FIELD. WITH "MERLIN'S QUEST" HE
INTENDED TO PRODUCE A COMPLEX ONE FOR
THE LITTLE C16,AND I CAN SAY IT'S A
QUITE GOOD JOB:THOUGH THE PARSER IS NOT
SO ELABORATE,THERE'S A NET DESCRIPTION
OF THE STORYLINE,AND A GOOD RANGE OF
GAME SITUATIONS. ALL THE PROGRAM RUNS
VERY CONVINCEING,WITH A SORT OF
PROFESSIONAL WAY. IN SUM,A VERY GOOD
ADVENTURE GAME THAT PERFORM A NEW
MEMORY FITTING WORLD RECORD ON C16/+4.
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NAME : CSABO'S 1K
ADVENTURE/RACER/MEMORY/TETRIS
AUTHOR: CSABO/LOD
TYPE : ADVENTURE/ARCADE/TABLE/ARCADE

CSABO CODED THESE 4 1K GAMES FOR
"MINIGAME" COMPO 2ND EDITION. THEY'RE
FOUR LITTLE MAGIC GEMS RUNNING ON C16/+4
AS YOU'LL BE SURPRISED ABOUT HOW MUCH
CSABO HAD SUCCESS TO FIT IN 1024 BYTES!
"CSABO'S 1K ADVENTURE" IS A REAL QUEST
TO BE SOLVED;LET IMAGINE:THERE'S A
PARSER,SOME LOCATIONS AND OBJECTS IN 1K!
"CSABO'S 1K RACER" IS AN ARCADE THAT
SHOWS SMOOTH SCROLLING,ALTHOUGH ONLY A
PART OF THE SCRREN IS USED AND THE GAME
HAS TOO SPEED SO BE HUMANLY PLAYABLE.
"CSABO'S 1K MEMORY" IS A SORT OF SIMON'S
GAMES,VERY NICE AND CLEAR. BUT WE
INSTANTLY LOVED "CSABO'S 1K TETRIS",A
PERFECT TETRIS GAME IN WHICH THERE ARE
LITTLE TOUCHES LIKE RASTER FOR COLORING
DROP PIECES.
FOUR LITTLE CAMEOS THAT BECOME SYMBOLS
OF THE CSABO'S CODING ABILITY,THE STUFF
WE LOVE.
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NAME : RUG RIDER
AUTHOR: TRI-MICRO
TYPE : ARCADE,ONESIDE

US SOFTWARE MARKET HIDE GEMS NEVER SEEN
HERE IN EUROPE,AND "RUG RIDER" IS ONE OF
THEM. ONCE PLAYED ON EMULATOR,I WISHED
TO RELEASE A PAL VERSION,AND JAMES C.
QUICKLY TOLD ME HOW TO DO;THANK TO HIM,
NOW WE CAN PLAY THIS NICE GAME THAT
REMINDS A CLASSIC LIKE "JOUST" IN ITS
INERTIAL MOVEMENTS. THOUGH IT'S A SIMPLE
AVOID-AND-COLLECT GAME,THERE ARE SEVERAL
SITUATIONS TO SOLVE,AND IT SEEMS TO BE
TECHNICALLY GOOD,WITH SOME CHARSPRITES.
THE LITTLE FRUSTATION THAT RAISES DURING
PLAYTIME IS A SOURCE OF MOTIVATION,
INSTEAD OF FRUSTATION,CAUSE THERE IS A
STRONG CURIOSITY IN 'WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
AFTER'. PLAY IT WITHOUT SCREAMING BAD
WORDS YOUR PARTNER/MOTHER WON'T FORGIVE
YOU.
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NAME : CROSS MOTOR
AUTHOR: SKORO/ASN,POI/ASN
TYPE : ARCADE, ONEFILE

THIS IS A GAME THAT SKORO HAD FROZEN
TIME AGO AND NEVER FINISHED. HE RESTARTS
HIS +4 CAREER EXACTLY WHERE HE DROPPED,
HENCE THIS GAME IS NOW FINISHED.
TAKE IT AS A NEW 'KIKSTART':A BIKE RUNS
THROUGH OBSTACLES,JUMPING PLATFORMS AND
SO ON. THE INTRO IS QUITE GOOD,WITH A
VERY NICE SCROLLTEXT VERTICAL ZOOMER,AND
WHERE YOU CAN SELECT SIDCARD DEVICE.
THE GAME ITSELF IS REALLY HARD TO PLAY,
BECAUSE THE SPRITE IS QUITE LARGE BUT
THERE IS COLLISION IF THE BIKE IS NOT
COMPLETELY UPON A PLATFORM;MOREOVER,THE
TIME OF FLY IS TOO SHQRT,AND YOU HAVE
ONE LIFE ONLY!
IT WAS SURELY RELEASED IN SHORT TIME,AND
WE SINCERELY LIKE OTHER SKORO'S GAMES,
BUT IS VERY COOL TO GET A NEW ASSASSINS
RELEASE NOWADAYS,AND I PERSONALLY HOPE
SKORO WILL NEVER STOP THIS.
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NAME : MEMORY
AUTHOR: SKORO/ASN
TYPE : TABLEGAME,ONEFILE

SKORO ENSURES A CONTINUOUS +4 SUPPORT
WITH THIS NEW GAME. AS EVER,YOU CAN
SELECT SIDCARD IN THE BEGINNING.
THE GAME IS QUITE SIMPLE:YOU MUST PLACE
SYMBOLS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AS SHOWN,
SWAPPING THEM. THUS,YOU MUST REMEMBER
THE PICTURE SHOWN WHEN LEVEL STARTS.
THOUGH SIMPLE AND SOMETIMES BORING,THE
PASSWORD SYSTEM CAN RAISE ITS
PLAYABILITY:YOU CAN STOP PLAYING,AND
CONTINUE DURING FUTURE SLICES OF SPARE
TIME. THE GRAPHICS ARE ELEMENTAR,AND
A RE-USED INTRO SIGNIFIES THAT SKORO
CODED THIS GAME AFTER LITTLE DEVELOPMENT
TIME.
ANOTHER SKORO'S GAME IN YOUR ASSASSIN'S
GAME COLLECTION.
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NAME : DEATH OR GLORY
AUTHOR: CRL GROUP PLC
TYPE : ARCADE,ONEFILE

"DEATH OR GLORY" GOT A VERY LOW PERCENT
VOTE ON DEDICATED MAGS IN 1987,COMPARED
WITH THOSE YEARS'STANDARDS. THIS NEVER
SEEN BEFORE C16 VERSION IS A TARGETED
ONE,NO CONVERSIONS WERE PERFORMED,AND IT
IS A PERFECT REDUCTION OF THE C64 ONE.
ONCE ONE COLOR WAS DELETED FROM THE MAIN
SHIP,THE PROGRAMMER, WHOEVER HE WAS,
EASILY IMPLEMENTED SOFTSPRITES,
MULTIDIRECTIONAL SCROLLING AND THE SAME
BOTTOM PANEL ON C64,APART OF SOME
MISSING ANIMATIONS.
OBJECT IS TO DESTROY ALL THE BASRELIEF
BACKGROUNDS BOMB THEM AT A CERTAIN
NAVIGATION SPEED,AVOIDING POSSIBLE ENEMY
SHOTS AND REFUELLING WHEN IT NEEDS;SOME
PARTS OF THE BASES ARE A SORT OF
EXPLOSION LINKS'S KEYS.
PERSONALLY,I LIKED ATOMIZING THE BIG
IN-SPACE METAL SLICES,THOUGH THE SCREEN
IS A LITTLE BIT THIN. THE VERY BAD THING
ABOUT THIS GAME IS THE ABSOLUTE LACK OF
VALID OPPONENTS AND OBSTACLES THAT CAN
STOP YOUR DESTRUCTIVE JOB.
IT'S REALLY INCREDIBLE THAT THIS GOOD
PIECE OF C16 CODE HAS BEEN HIDDEN FOR 16
YEARS,EXACTLY LIKE "ROOM10" FROM THE
SAME SOFTWARE HOUSE. DUNNO WHERE AND
WHEN,BUT I REMEMBER A VOICE TALKING
ABOUT THE +4 VERSION OF CRL'S CLASSIC
"TAU CETI". AT THE MOMENT,CAN'T BELIEVE
IT,BUT,AS I'D SEEN,DOESN'T EXIST THE
WORD 'IMPOSSIBLE' TALKING ABOUT C16/+4
HIDDEN SOFTWARE!
ENJOY "DEATH OR GLORY" THEN,LET PRODUCE
SOME STEEL DUST IN THE SPACE!

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DEATH OR GLORY
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ONCE UPON A TIME...
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE WEIRD STORIES THAT
SOMETIMES GET A REAL SHAPE;THIS IS THAT
KIND OF CASES THAT CAN DISSOLVE A WHOLE
FACE OF A SEALED BOX,REVEALING A NEW
FRONTIER TOWARD PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN
DIRECTIONS...
OK, YOU SEE I LIKE EXAGGERATING...

SOMETIMES, IT'S A RIGHT MOVE TO SEARCH
VIA GOOGLE POSSIBLE NEW C16/+4 SITES.
DURING ONE OF THESE RAIDS,I FOUND AN
ITALIAN STORE HOMEPAGE. "AMERICAN'S
GAMES" STORE IS LOCATED IN TURIN,ITALY,
AND ITS VERY VERY LAME NAME TELLS ME IT
HAS TO BE BORN IN THE EARLY 80'S. THEIR
SITE CONTAINS SOME INTERESTING LISTS OF
GAMES FOR VARIOUS OLD SYSTEMS,AND THEY
SELL THOSE TAPES AND DISCS AT A VERY
SCANDALOUSLY HIGH PRICE! INDEED,ALL THE
MATTER SMELLS LIKE A LAST TIME SOLDOUT.
A C16 LIST WAS HERE,WITH CLASSICS TAPES,
APART OF ONE OF THEM:"DEATH OR GLORY",BY
CRL SOFTWARE!
"DEATH OR GLORY" IS AN UGLY GAME ON C64,
ZX SPECTRUM AND AMSTRAD CPC464,WITH A
NICE OLDSK00L SIDMUSIC COMPOSED BY JAY
DERRETT;NO C16 VERSION HAD BEEN
ANNOUNCED ON THE DEDICATED MAGAZINES AT
THE TIME. HENCE,IT SHOULD BE A STUPID
MISTAKE.
BUT IN THESE DAYS,ITALIANS WHO WATCHED
"BIG BROTHER" 3RD EDITION ON TV HAD JUST
LEARNT THAT A LITTLE MAN EXISTS IN ANY
BRAIN,AND MY BRAIN'S LITTLE MAN HAS
SUGGESTED ME TO PHONE TURIN'S STORE IN
ORDER TO ASK ABOUT THEIR WEIRD C16 GAMES
LIST:THEY CONFIRMED THE EXISTENCE OF
"DEATH OR GLORY" IN ITS C16 SIDE,AND AT
THE END I'VE GOT A NEW BIG DOUBT TO PLAY
WITH.
SOME WEEKS PASSED...
ONE OF MY CHAT PALS HAD TOLD ME HE WAS
JUST RETURNING IN TURIN 'CAUSE HIS JOB
CHANGED. THUS,I ASKED TO HIM IF HE COULD
WALKING TOWARD THAT STORE IN ORDER TO
REVEAL THIS MISTERY. FEDERICO SAID "YES"
AND IN VERY FEW DAYS HE CONTACTED ME,
CONFIRMING THAT HE WAS ABLE TO BUY FOR
ME THE C16 VERSION OF "DEATH OR GLORY"!
AFTER SOME LONG LIFELESS BALLEYED
MINUTES,I REALIZED I WAS ON EARTH IN THE
YEAR 2003,AND TOLD HIM:"GO AHEAD!".
MY HEART BRAKES WHEN I SAW THE PRICE:20
HOLY BLOODY DAMNED F*CKED EUROS! THIEF!

BUT I CAN'T BELIEVE IT YET:CRL RELEASED
VARIOUS C16 AND +4 GAMES,LIKE "ROOM10",
"SUN STAR",THE "BERKS" SERIES...BUT I
CAN FIND TRACES OF THESE RELEASES, NOT
THE SAME I CAN SAY ABOUT THIS! AND WHAT
KIND OF CODE I MUST WAIT FOR? A BAD C64
CONVERSION? A SPECTRUM ONE? A DEDICATED
CODING? THINKING ABOUT THESE,I REALIZED
A VERY SAD REALITY:HAVE NO TAPE READER!
OK, THERE THE SHAME STARTS:LAST EX
GIRLFRIEND OF MINE HAD A 1531 SOMEWHERE,
AND I ASKED IT TO HER,WITH A DAMN STONED
HEART AND WITHOUT APPARENT SHAME ON MY
FACE..OK OK, I KNOW IT'S A VERY BAD MOVE
BUT I'M A GENTLEMAN,YOU KNOW,DON'T CARE?

REVELATION AT THE END:I WAS VERY HAPPY
WHEN "DEATH OR GLORY" WAS RUNNING ON MY
+4. IT HAS BEEN VERY EASY TO HACK,AND
UPLOAD ON THE USUAL NET ARCHIVES BOTH IN
.D64 AND .TAP FORMAT. I'D SPREADT THE
ULTIMATE C16/+4 RARITY!
YOU CAN READ A REVIEW IN THIS ISSUE.

AT THIS POINT,IT SEEMS GOOD TO REFLECT
ABOUT THIS:HOW MANY RARITIES THERE ARE
OUTTA HERE FOR C16/+4? WE KNOW ANNOUNCES
OF ELITE'S "1942" AND "SPACE HARRIER",
AND GREMLIN'S "AVENGER" AND "THING ON A
SPRING", BUT RESEARCH IS LATENT AT THE
MOMENT.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU KNOW? CITEING MOTOKO
KUSANAGI IN THE "GHOST IN THE SHELL"
MOVIE,I WOULD SAY:"THE NET IS VAST AND
INFINITE".


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INTERVIEW
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AS YOU SURELY HAD READ IN THE NEWS,EDC
DUDES HAVE COME BACK ON INTERNET WITH
THEIR HOMEPAGE. I CAN'T MISS SUCH A
CHANCE OF STEALING SOME PRECIOUS WORDS
TO ONE OF THE VERY BEST CODERS IN THE
WHOLE +4 SCENE EVER:MAUGLI!

- PRESENT YOURSELF:NAME,SURNAME,NICK'S
EXPLICATION,FACTS ABOUT YOUR LIFE
NOWADAYS.
- MY NAME IS NESZT TIBOR. I CHOSE
"MAUGLI" AS NICKNAME,AND WHY? HMM..I
DON'T KNOW..*SMILE* PERHAPS TARZAN'S
NAME INSPIRED ME.
AFTER LEAVING THE +4,I BEGAN TO WORK
ON AMIGA. NEARLY,ALL OUR EDC MEMBERS
CHANGED TO AMIGA. IT WAS THE NEAREST
COMPUTER TO +4,AND I HOPED,I COULD
MAKE MORE BETTER PROGRAMS THAN ON +4.
THE AMIGA WAS A NEW MAGIC WORLD: ITS
ASSEMBLY WAS REALLY CLOSE TO +4'S,I
NEEDN'T TO LEARN SO MUCH TO MAKE NEW
FANTASTIC PROGRAMS!
I MADE MANY PROGRAMS ON AMIGA:GAMES
AND UTILITIES. NOWADAYS,I BELIEVE IN
AMIGA,BUT AFTER COMMODORE'S DEATH,THE
DEVELOPMENT NEARLY STOPPED.
NOW,I'M SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR,AND IT'S
MY LAST YEAR OF SZTE PROGRAMMING
MATHEMATICS.
- YOUR WHOLE +4 CAREER,PEOPLE YOU KNEW,
STUFF YOU PRODUCED:BEGINNINGS,GOLDEN
AGE,END.
- HMM.. IT'S VERY HARD TO TELL
EVERYTHING. HOW MANY PEOPLE I KNEW! I
COULD NOT LIST EVEN THE TEAM,NOT THE
MEMBERS.. YOU CAN SEE THEM IN OUR
GREETINGS LIST. ALL OF OUR STUFF WAS
UPLOADED TO PLUS4.HOMEPAGE.COM,BUT AS
I SEE,THIS ISN'T WORKING YET.
WHEN I BEGAN TO CODE ON +4,I DIDN'T
KNOW ANYTHING. WORTY HAD SHOWN TO ME
EVERYTHING FIRST.
THE GOLDEN AGE IN MY OPINION WAS
DURING THE "IMAGINE" MEGADEMO'S
CREATING TIME. IN THAT TIME,THE EDC
CREW WORKED AS A TEAM.*SMILE*
I THINK JIMY WAS THE MOST ACTIVE
MEMBER IN THE CREW. WE SHOULD THANK
HIM A LOT.
AND THE END? SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE EDC
MOVED TO AMIGA. I KNOW MANY PEOPLE ON
AMIGA WHO WAS +4 GROUP MEMBERS BEFORE?

- WHICH ARE THE BEST DEMO,GAME,DUDE ON
+4?
- HUHH,ANOTHER CRITICAL QUESTION.. BUT
OF COURSE,THE DUDE ON +4 I THINK,
EVERYBODY SAY:TCFS. AND HIS GAMES AND
CONVERSIONS WERE THE BEST. NOT SO LONG
AGO,I FOUND HIS HOMEPAGE ON INTERNET!
THE BEST DEMO,AS I REMEMBER,WAS THE
"EVS MEGADEMO",AND IF I REMEMBER,THE
"COBY AND TCL" MEGADEMO.

- WOULD YOU LIKE TO CODE AGAIN ON THE
+4? HAS YOU GET UNFINISHED STUFF?
- HEHE..*BIGSMILE* YES! I'D LIKE TO GET
BACK AGAIN,AND I HAVE MANY UNFINISHED
PROGRAMS.. FOR EXAMPLE,"EGG MAN",THE
NEW ANIMATION EDITOR WITH NEW FEATURES
I NEVER RELEASED,A NEW WALL WRECKER
GAME,AND THE NEW DESIGN OF "EDC NEWS".
I HOPE,ONCE AGAIN,I CAN FINISH THESE.?

- BLANK SPACE:SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO OUR
READERS.
- I'M CURIOUS:ALWAYS WE SAID "IT IS THE
BEST CODE ON THIS MACHINE",OR "IT IS
THE MAXIMUM OF +4 ABILITY",THEN WE
COULD DO A BIT BETTER. WHAT IS THE
BETTER NOW? I REMEMBER THAT ME AND MC
MADE A NEW ROUTINE:121 COLOURS FLI,
WAVEING ETC.. YOU CAN SEE IT IN
"IMAGINE".
IS THERE AN EFFECT MAKE ME
SURPRISEING? I HOPE,AFTER OUR LEAVING,
THAT MEMBERS CODED SOME NEW EFFECTS,
AND I LIKE TO SEE THESE.




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