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Lone News 15
Title:Lone News 15
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1 - INTRO......... 4 - 0-DAY.........

2 - -2............ 5 - +1............

3 - -1............ 6 - 4EVER.........




- USE UP, DOWN AND SPACE -

- PRESS RUN/STOP TO SWAP TUNES -

- COPYRIGHT LUCA/FIRE 27.11.03 -
...::INTRO::...
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IT'S ARRIVED,IT'S HERE!
HI AND WELCOME TO THE FIRST SPECIAL
ISSUE OF YOUR PREFER +4 DISKMAGAZINE,
TOTALLY DEDICATED TO THE GREAT PARTY
HELD IN SZEGED@HUNGARY THE 6/7 SEPT.'03!
YOU'LL READ ALL ABOUT WHO,WHERE,WHICH,
WHAT OF THE *4EVER03* PARTY, ORGANIZED
BY THESE TWO COOL GUYS NAMED MC/EDC AND
LAVINA/GOTU!
AFTER 9 YEARS OF SILENT UNDERLIVING,OUR
BELOVED BLACKBOX BECOMES ONCE AGAIN THE
GRAVITY CENTER FOR THE ANYTIME SCENE
STARS! ENJOY THIS VERY PERSONAL REPORT!
ISSUE 16 SHOVLD SEE THE LIGHT IN A SHORT
TIME,WITH LOTTA NEWS,REVIEWS,INTERVIEW
AND,ATTENTION PLEASE,CHARTS AGAIN! YES!
THE +4 STUFF PRODUCTION THIS YEAR IS
COMPARABLE WITH THE 1995 PRODUCTION,AND
THE EXISTENCE OF NEW RELEASES MAKES
COEREHENT A CHARTS CHAPTER.
IN THIS ISSUE YOU CAN LISTEN TO MUSICS
"SOULFIXER" AND "MINDFIXER",BOTH DONE BY
ME,YOU JUST KNOW WHERE THE THIRD IS...
MY COORDINATES:
LUCA CARRAFIELLO
VIA SAVONAROLA,109
50019 SESTO FIORENTINO /FI/
I T A L Y
LUCAOFFIRE@HOTMAIL.COM
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...::-2::...
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...AND DURING THE VERY LAST DAYS BEFORE
THE PARTY,I SAID "YES!". THOUGH I'M A
BIT LAZY IN THESE CASES,IT SOUNDS LIKE
A SCANDAL BEING NOT PRESENT IN THE REAL
+4 PARTY AFTER A DECADE. MANY OBSTACLES
HAD TRIED TO STOP THE ORGANIZATION OF
OUR EASTERN DIRECTIONED TRIP,FIRST OF
ALL THE NOT-SO-TYPICAL GENRE OF THE
DESTINATION. PLUS, AN UNLUCKY COMBO OF
AIRLINE'S TIMES HAD MOVED US TO A VERY
COMPLICATED TRIP LINE:CAR FROM FIRENZE
TO BOLOGNA IN THE EARLY MORNING,THEN THE
"MALEV" AIRPLANE TO BUDAPEST;THEN BUS,
METRO AND TRAIN TO SZEGED,THAT OFFERED
US THE WEIRD VIEW OF THE GREAT SOUTHERN
PLAIN;ONCE ARRIVED IN SZEGED,ONE OF THE
MANY BUSES HAD DRIVEN US ALONG THE
LARGER CITY RING IN ORDER TO REACH OUR
PENSION. I FEEL I HAVE TO THANK LAVINA
ONCE AGAIN,'COZ HE SPENT LOTTA TIME IN
ORDER TO SPOT A FREE ROOM,AND HE'D
FOUND A VERY CLEAN,CHEAP AND PRETTY
PENSION,FRANCESCA LOVED IT SINCE THE
FIRST MINUTE! VERY HARD TO DECIDE MY
BARGAGE,BUT,AFTER A WHILE,WE DECIDED FOR
AN EASY TRIP WITH BAGS ON THE SHOULDERS,
AND NEVER MIND. MY +4 HAD A LITTLE YOGA
SESSION IN MY BAG,BUT,INCREDIBLE TO SAY,
IT FITS! FEW SLEEPING HOURS,THEN GO!
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...::-1::...
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THE TRAVEL ITSELF! ONE OF THE MOST
AMUSING TRAVELS I'VE MADE EVER! MALEV
AIRLINES ARE QUITE COMFORTABLE,AND ONCE
YOU'RE ARRIVED TO THE FERIHEGY AIRPORT,A
BUS AND THEN THE METRO COVER THE 24KM TO
THE HEART OF HUNGARIAN CAPITAL CITY,JUST
UNDER THE TRAIN STATION. ELVIRA HAS MANY
TRAINS PER DAY CONNECTING SZEGED AND
BUDAPEST,HENCE ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS.
THIS RAILROAD DIVIDES HUNGARY IN TWO
HALVES FROM NORTH TO SOUTH,AND THE
SCENERY OUT OF THE WINDOWS COULD BE
DESCRIBED BETWEEN ROMANTIC AND
MELANCHOLIC ONE,UNTIL YOU SEE SOME
CHARACTERISTIC CULTIVATED FIELDS:WIDE
PLAINS OF PAPRIKA CULTIVATIONS ADVERT
THAT YOU'RE NEXT TO SZEGED.
DUNNO IF IT CAN BE A COMMON FEATURE IN
HUNGARY,BUT PEOPLE IN SZEGED ARE EVERY
TIME AVAILABLE IN ORDER TO HELP YOU,AND
SHOW INFINITE COURTESY:WE'D FOUND OUR
PENSION THANKS TO A DENTIST THAT OFFERED
HIS CAR FOR A PASSAGE,BUT I AM WRITING
JUST ONLY ONE OF THE CONTINUOUS
DEMONSTRATIONS OF GENTILITY. LAVINA HAD
RESERVED THE SARA PENSION FOR THE 1ST
DAY ONLY,BUT WE REMAINED THERE ALL THE
DAYS:GREAT BREAKFAST,SILENCE AT ANY HOUR
OF THE DAY,PLACED IN THE LARGER RING,AND
MOST OF ALL,ITALIAN TRANSLATOR!
WITH SOME DIFFICULTIES AT THE PHONE,
LAVINA INVITED US AT THE PRE-PARTY BEER
TIME SINCE WE WERE IN THE TRAIN,THEN HE
CALLED AGAIN IN THE EVENING. THOUGH IN
EMPTY-STOMACH SITUATION,WE'D ENTERPRISED
OUR FIRST WALK IN SZEGED,STUPIDLY TAKING
SOME LONGER TRACKS THAT MADE US LOOSE SO
MUCH TIME,UNTIL WE REACHED THE PUB.
INSTANTLY I RECOGNIZED LAVINA AND MC,
WAITING OUTSIDE THE PUB IN FRONT OF THE
ENTRANCE,AND I SHAKED THEIR HANDS IN
ORDER TO AVOID BEING PUNCHED CAUSE WE
WERE ABSOLUTELY LATE. IT'S POINTLESS TO
DESCRIBE ALL THE REST,A TABLE WITH BEER
AND COOL GUYS:THE WHOLE GOTU TEAM,GAIA
AKA ATTILA GROSZ,MC,LAVINA,LAVINA'S WIFE
THAT BY NOW I'LL CALL "HELENA" 'COZ NOT
BEING SURE ABOUT THE NAME,MAUGLI,CRAFTY,
NUKEMAN,NINJA,FALCO. AS THE BEER FLOWED,
WEIRD WORDS FILLED THE AIR:THE ALMOST
PERFECT ITALIAN LANGUAGE BY GAIA,DEADLY
SIGNS ON CIGARETTES WERE COMPARED AND
MY ITALIAN-MAGYAR DICTIONARY WAS USED TO
RAISE LAUGH. BUT MOST OF ALL,MEN-AT-WORK
STARTED TO ANTICIPATE THEIR TECHNICIAN
AIMS FOR THE PARTY,AND WE HAD SOME BIG
DEBATES ON VARIOUS SCENE-LINKED LEGENDS,
FIRST OF ALL THE PRESUMED "BIG MONEY"
GAINED BY NUKEMAN IN THE 90'S.
GREAT FUN AT CHILLOUT CAFE',BUT YOU KNOW
THAT ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS THINGS ON
THE EARTH'S SURFACE IS AN HUNGRY GIRL:AN
HUNGRY GIRL HOWEVER IS BETTER THAN TWO
OF THEM. BUT HELENA AND FRANCESCA IN
THAT MOMENT WERE BOTH GIRL AND HUNGRY,
HENCE ME,LAVINA AND THE GIRLS HAD LEFT
FOR AN HOUR THE CREW,IN ORDER TO EAT A
PIZZA. NOW,PLEASE,TRY TO IMAGINE AN
ITALIAN WHO'S GOING TO EAT AN HUNGARIAN
PIZZA! IN THIS WAY,WE'D UNDERSTOOD THAT
IN .HU THERE ARE SEVERAL QUALITY RANKS
FOR PIZZA PUBS,AND WE'D FOUND ONE OF THE
WORSE,BUT MY PAPRIKA PIZZA WAS A GOOD
COMPROMISE BETWEEN TWO TRADITIONS. POOR
LAVINA AND WIFE,I'D TALKED SO MUCH 'COZ
EXCITED BY THE TRAVEL,SEEMING SO MUCH
ITALIAN THIS WAY!
WE RETURNED TO THE CAFE',AND THE
ATMOSPHERE WAS MUCH MORE WARM THAN
BEFORE! ANOTHER COUPLE OF BEER FOR ME,
SOME GROUP PHOTOS,THUS PENSION FOR ME
AND FRANCESCA,QUITE TIRED FOR THE
THOUSAND KM WE MADE SINCE EARLY MORNING,
WHILE OTHERS HAD STARTED WALKING TO THE
"JATE" DANCE CLUB.
APROPO,LIKE FOR THE FINDING OF OUR
PENSION,ONCE WE ATE PIZZAS,LASZLO ASKED
THE RIGHT WAY FOR THE CHILLOUT CAFE' TO
A BIKERUNNING BOY,AND THE CSONGRADI
COURTESY POPPED OUT:THIS GUY COMES DOWN
PATIENTLY AND ACCOMPANIED US TO OUR
GOAL.
CSONGRAD TOTALLY R0XX!
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...::0-DAY::...
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IT'S A WONDERFUL DAY IN SZEGED THE 6TH
OF SEPTEMBER,BUT,MOST IMPORTANT,IT'S
*THE* DAY!
ME AND FRANCESCA ARRIVE AT THE P-PLACE
AFTER OUR TRADITIONAL HALF HOUR DELAY.
THE PARTYPLACE LOOKS FRIENDLY,AND A
FANTASTIC TRABANT LIES IN FRONT OF THE
PORCH. ENTERING THE ROOM,ONE CAN SEE HOW
MUCH SPACE IS AVAILABLE,FLOODLIGHT VIDEO
ON THE LEFT WALL AND PUB-LIKE CORNER ON
THE RIGHT. PEOPLE START DROPPING THEIR
HARDWARE ON THE TABLES SINCE THE EARLY
MORNING,INCLUDING A PRETTY C116 THAT
BECAMES THE LAVINA'S SECOND LOVE.
HOW TO DESCRIBE THE PARTY TIME? SO MANY
THINGS CONTEMPORARY HAPPENED! I WON'T
FOLLOW A NEAT TIMELINE,READY TO GO!
BSZ/NST HAD SHOWN US ALL THE READY PARTS
OF HIS NEW MEGADEMO NAMED "QUESTIONMARK"
AND STILL FAR AWAY FROM BEING COMPLETE.
THE CROWD ALL AROUND THE BLACKBOX WAS
ABLSOLUTELY ASTONISHED:BSZ CODED IRQ
LOADER WITH NONSTOPPING DIGI SOUND,AN
INCREDIBLE POUTPOURRI OF EFFECTS AND,
AS CHERRY ON THE CAKE,THE VERY FIRST
INTERFERENCE EFFECT ON +4! AFTER I WOKE
UP FROM BSZ'S DREAM,I STRONGLY SUGGESTED
A PREVIEW TO RELEASE,AND MY SUGGESTION
HAS PROBABLY FOUND REASON IN BSZ'S MIND:
HE RELEASED HIS INCREDIBLE PREVIEW AS WE
HAD SEEN IT AT FUNCTION'03 PARTY,GAINING
THE 2ND PLACE IN THE RETRO DEMO COMPO!
AT THE MOMENT,THE DEMO IS 1ST IN THE +4
WORLD DEMO CHARTS ON THE NET,AND I GUESS
WILL BE VERY HARD TO UNSCREW IT FROM
THAT PLACE!
DCD/WLS WAS HERE,REPRESENTING WILD
FEATURES SYNDICATE CREW,AND HE'D SHOWN
US SOME VERY INTERESTING EFFECTS I'VE
SEEN IN THE LATEST C64 DEMOS,BUT NEVER
ON A +4. I REALLY HOPE HE WILL USE THAT
VERY GREAT STUFF IN A DEMO,AND THE FACT
THAT DCD ITSELF PARTICIPATED TO THE
COMPOS MAKES US HOPE POSITIVELY.
NINJA/GS TOO TALKED ABOUT A MEGADEMO,AND
I'D SEEN IT AT WORK:I LEND TO HIM MY +4
WITH SIDCARD,BUT HE WAS BUSY IN
DIGITIZING MUSIC,PROBABLY THE "LUNACY 9"
PARTY REPORT MUSIC,THUS WE'LL SEE IN THE
FUTURE. ALSO BECAUSE HE'D DRUNK LITERS
OF BEER,UNTIL HE LIED ON A SEAT ROW
DURING THE NIGHT AND SLEPT THE REST OF
PARTYTIME;ON HIS +4 SCREEN WAS PRINTED A
THREATENING MESSAGE FOR THOSE WHO TRIED
TO USE IT,LOL!
ALL THE SCENERS WERE AROUND ON THE
MACHINES,OR OUTSIDE TALKING TOGETHER,AND
THERE WERE MANY OCCASIONS OF EXCHANGE OF
INFORMATION,AND MANY FAMOUS DEMOS HAD
RUN ON THE MONITORS. ONE OF THESE WAS
"+4 MANIA FOREVER",PROBABLY BECAUSE
OLDER SCENERS MISSED IT,AND MOLDI,AUTHOR
OF THAT DEMO,WAS HERE. UNFORTUNATELY,
WEIRD TO SAY,I TALKED TO HIM SO LITTLE
TIME,ALSO BECAUSE HE SPEAKS JUST A BIT
OF ENGLISH;IF I'D UNDERSTOOD HE'S NOT
ACTIVE NOWADAYS,AND I'M SAD FOR IT COZ
MOLDI IS ONE OF CODERS I PREFER. HOWEVER
HE CODED BOTH FOR 128B AND 16K COMPOS,
THUS I DO NOT LOSE THE HOPES SEE HIM
AGAIN AT WORK. APROPO,I WANNA THANKS
MAUGLI/EDC:TIBOR HAD WORKED ALL THE TIME
AS ENGLISH TRANSLATOR,SHOWING A NON
COMMON PATIENCE AND A SUPERNATURAL
TRANQUILLITY IN ANY CASE. TNX ALOT DUDE.
LOTTA STUFF PASSED ON THE WIDE SCREEN
TOO, AS I'D TAKEN WITH ME A CD COPY OF
THE WHOLE C64.RULEZ.ORG/PUB/PLUS4/
ARCHIVE,AND I'M PARTICULARLY PROUD COZ
I'D SEEN MANY PEOPLE HAD DUPLICATED IT.
"HEARTFIXER 95%" DEMO PLEASURED THE EYES
THAT HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET,IN ORDER TO
MAKE MY PRIDE LEVEL HIGHER:THE BITSHADER
EFFECT SHOWN BY BUBIS IN THAT DEMO
DEMONSTRATES ITS VALUE ON A LARGER
SCREEN TOO. BUT MANY PEOPLE USED THAT
SCREEN IN ORDER TO PLAY WITH +4 CLASSIC
GAMES,THUS I CAN CONFIRM THAT TCFS PLAYS
TCFS'"WIZARD OF WOR"! BUT THE MOST
PLAYED ONE IS SURELY "ULTIMATE TRON":
JIMY/EDC,TGMS AND MANY OTHER FOUGHT FOR
LOTTA TIME. AND WHERE A LAVINA IS,THERE
WILL BE FOR SURE AN ACTIVE "LASER SQUAD"
MATCH,YOU CAN BET ON IT!
THE EXPERTS WERE AT WORK,AND WHAT ABOUT
INEXPERT? NUKEMAN HAS SHOWN US HIS OWN
TREASURE:PHOTOS TAKEN YEARS AGO, DURING
OTHER PARTIES IN THE GOLDEN TIMES;MANY
SCENERS HAD LOOKED THEMSELVES WHEN
YOUNGER,AND I HEARD MANY LAUGHS CAUSED
BY THIS! THE GIRLS HAD TO SUFFER:THEY
SAW THEIR MEN TO AMUSE WITH THINGS THAT
THEY UNDERSTOOD UNTIL TO A CERTAIN
POINT,THEY WERE HAPPY TO SEE THEIR OWN
MEN ENJOYING THE PARTY,BUT THE FATIGUE
ARRIVES. FRANCESCA AND HELENA WALKED IN
SZEGED;NIKOLETTE,MC'S GIRLFRIEND,DROPPED
AFTER SHE HAD PREPARED THE SNACKS,THEN
SHE SAVED HERSELF DISAPPEARING;THE
MISTERIOUS RED HAIRED GIRL APPEARED FOR
NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT ALL. CHARLIE,THE
AMIGA/+4 USER THAT HAD SHOWN OUR PREFER
BLACKBOX IN AN HUNGARIAN TV CHANNEL,
SEEMED QUITE INTERESTED IN REPRODUCING
MY SYNERGY SIDCARD:HE'D TAKEN FRONT/BACK
PICTURES OF IT,THEN ASKED SUGGESTION TO
BSZ TOO,AND BSZ SEEMED NOT WORRIED ABOUT
PROBABLE OBSTACLES IN CLONING IT. WELL,I
REALLY HOPE THAT SOMEONE STARTS TO SELL
AGAIN SIDCARDS,THOUGH HAVING ONE I'LL
BUY A COUPLE!
YEAH,MANY S00PAHC00L PPL WERE AT THAT
PARTY,BUT I FEEL I WON'T OFFEND ANYONE
IF I SAY THAT TAMAS SASVARI AKA TCFS WAS
SUCH A SUPER INVITED ONE. WHEN I WAS
YOUNGER,HE WAS A KIND OF MYTH IN MY MIND
HENCE I MUST CONFESS THAT MEETING TAMAS
FOR THE FIRST TIME WAS A BIT EMOTIONAL.
HE'S AN EVER CALM PERSON,A VERY GENTLE
ONE,AND HE NEVER STOPS SMILING FRIENDLY
TO EVERYONE. A NICE MOMENT CAMES WHEN
TAMAS AND KARSTEN MET AFTER YEARS,IT WAS
A GOOD TIME TO RESURRECT YE OLDE GHOST
OF NASTY TALKING WITH SYNERGY CREW ABOUT
THEIR SHAREWARE POLITICS;THERE'S NO ROOM
FOR THIS SHIT HERE,BUT IT WAS VERY
INTERESTING. FINALLY,TCFS CONGRATULATED
WITH ME ABOUT THE XEO3 PROJECT,AND MY
HEART SCREAMED OF PRIDE. TAMAS WASN'T
THERE AS EX +4 CODER,BUT AS A REAL
FULCRUM:TLC/CNS WAS READY TO ATTEMPT HIS
IMPOSSIBLE MISSION OF FIXING THE 3.5"
DISKETTE CONTAINING ALL THE ALMOST
FINISHED "BATTERY 3" STUFF WITH DAMN BAD
TRACKS. I KNOW THAT HE FAILED AFTER HAS
TRIED EVERY DIRTY TRICK,SO TAMAS GAVES
ONE OF THE COPY TO KARSTEN AND THE OTHER
TO ME AS 3RD MILLENIUM'S ARCHEOLOGICAL
GOODS. THEN,TAMAS DID THE PRESENTATION
THAT MADE THE ROOM REALLY FULL OF GUYS:
HE HAD SHOWN US HIS UNBELIEVABLE GAME
"LEMMINGS +4",AND DELITIUM CONQUERED THE
PARTY. HE SAID THAT THE GAME ITSELF IS
NOT DISTANT TO BE COMPLETED,BUT STILL
NEED SOME SECONDARY WORKS;INSTEAD OF IT,
HE SAID HE CODED SOMETHING EASY IN THE
SPARE TIME OF HIS JOB,EASY TO COMPLETE
ONCE GRAPHICS WILL BE DONE,THUS PROBABLY
THIS ONE WOULD BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE
FORMER. POINTLESS TO DESCRIBE HERE AND
NOW,YOU HAD TO BE HERE! ON +4 WORLD SITE
THERE ARE SOME PHOTOS TAKEN DURING THIS
SHOW:PLEASE LOOK MY STUPID SURPRISED
ASTONISHED FACE. DONE? GOOD. I WAS
WATCHING THOSE 40 AND MORE SOFTSPRITES
MOVING ALONG A BACKDROP WITH NO FLICKERS
AND NO SLOWDOWNS,MORE THAN 40 SPRITES
THAT MAKE YOUR 8501 VERY HOT,THAT USE
52K OF GRAPHICS IN ORDER TO EXIST HERE!!
USELESS TO SAY THAT HANDCLAPS HAD BEEN
WASTED AT THE END OF TAMAS SHOW.
WHILE ESCAPING WITH FRANCESCA TO THE
CITY,PETER AKA MC HAD CAPTURED ME ASKING
FOR MY PARTICIPATION TO THE 1-HOUR LOGO
COMPETITION,AND I QUICKLY ACCEPTED,BUT I
KNOW MYSELF,AND I KNOW I MUST BE ALONE
AND INSPIRED WHEN COMPOSING MUSIC OR
DRAWING GRAPHICS...BUT I JOIN,AND
AND AGAINST ME THERE WERE JIMY/EDC,
MURPHY/GS,HARRY/GOTU AND COYOTE/CNS.
READY,SET,GO! THE GRAPHICS GOTHA IN THE
+4 SCENE STARTED TO COMPETE,APART OF
COYOTE,THAT,BELIEVE ME,WASN'T DRAW!
DUNNO... BTW,I STARTED TO DRAW SOMETHING
SIMPLE,EASY AND NORDICPOP-ISH,AND I WAS
REALLY PROUD OF WHAT I WAS LOOKING IN
THE MONITOR,BUT 17 MINUTES TO THE END,
HAVING TO DRAW PATTERNS IN LETTERS,I
SUSTAINED A TOTAL LACK OF IDEAS,THOUGH
COYOTE HAD TRIED TO HELP ME SUGGESTING
ABOUT SOME KIND OF ANISOTROPIC PATTERNS
I WASN'T ABLE TO UNDERSTOOD. END OF THE
STORY:MY OPPONENTS HAD DRAWN VERY PRETTY
LOGOS AND I'D DRAWN AN UNFINISHED ONE!
YEAH,YOU GOT ME:I'M TALKING ABOUT THIS
UPPER LOGO, NOW FINISHED FOR THIS
SPECIAL ISSUE! BUT WHAT A SHAME! I WAS
IN ANGER WITH MYSELF AND I MAY BE WRONG,
BUT I REMEMBER THAT HARRY WONS.
NO 1-HOUR CODE COMPO AT THE PARTY,WEIRD,
IT WOULD BE QUITE INTERESTING...
AS THE NIGHT HAD FALLEN,THE MAIN EVENT
OF THE PARTY CAMES CLOSER AND CLOSER:WE
WERE READY TO VOTE FOR THE TWO DEMOCOMPO
CATEGORIES,128 BYTES AND 16 KBYTES. WHEN
MC HAS GIVEN US THE TWO VOTESHEET,WE ALL
WERE PLEASURELY SURPRISED BY THE HIGH
NUMBER OF ENTRIES IN BOTH COMPETITIONS:
COUNTING THE LAST MINUTE ADDED TOO, THE
16K COMPO HAD 13 DEMOS,AND THE 128B
COMPO HAD 30 DEMOS! I LEAVE TO YOUR
IMAGINATION TO PICTURE HOW COOL,TIRING,
DIFFICULT AND FUN HAD BEEN THE SHOWING
AND VOTING SESSIONS:WE'D SEEN LOTSA NEW
AND INNOVATIVE EFFECTS,LIKE THE NICE USE
OF CHARPLASMAS IN THE RACHY'S ENTRY,THE
FANTASTIC TEDSOUND BY 4MAT IN TMR/COS
DEMO,THE PERFECT DESIGN IN DCD'S,ALL
THOSE 128B MATRIX-LIKE FX AND SO ON...
...THOUGH THE MATRIX-LIKE SCROLLTEXT BY
MC/EDC WAS REALLY GOOD...
IT'S QUITE POINTLESS TO DESCRIBE THE
DEMOS,YOU'LL JUDGE THEM WHEN YOU'LL SEE
THEM. ANYWAY,THESE ARE THE RESULTS:

...::/128B DEMO/::...
01.RAINDROPS:::BUBIS/RSC..............38
02.DIRECT MODE:CSABO/LOD..............33
03.HARMONY:::::BUBIS/RSC..............29
04.SPIRALS:::::BUBIS/RSC..............23
05.DIGI 12:::::CSABO/LOD..............17
.128B2:::::::DCD/WLS................17
07.BAD SIGNAL::LAVINA/GOTU............06
.MANDELBROT::BUBIS/RSC..............06
09.DISCOLITE:::MC/EDC.................05
.DRAGON::::::BUBIS/RSC..............05

...//......//....CUTTED....//......//...
...::/16KB DEMO/::...
01.IKARUGA:::::::TMR/COS..............75
02.LOD IS BACK!::CSABO/LOD............67
03.MONOPSY:::::::DCD/WLS..............30
04.HOT SIXTEEN:::RACHY/MX.............15
05.AUTUMN COLORS:MC/EDC...............14
06.PERKELE:::::::BRITELITE/DKD........10
07.LAMENESS::::::LUCA/FIRE............02
08.EXPECTATION:::SKORO/ASN+HARRY/GOTU.01
.UNKNOWN:::::::MOLDI/ACE............01
10.16K COMPO:::::HIFI/TLT.............00
.RISE!:::::::::SVS/FIRE+NIGHTBIRD...00
.16K COMPO:::::HIFI/TLT.............00
.UNKNOWN:::::::JIMY/EDC.............00


APPLAUSES,FAT LAUGHS,LOUD COMMENTS HAD
CHARACTERIZED THE COMPOS VOTING SESSION,
AND ONCE FINISHED IT WAS FULLY NIGHT,
PAST MIDNITE. AT THIS POINT PEOPLE HAD
BEGUN TO MOVE HOME,WHILE THE NIGHT AT
THE PARTY PASSED WITH SOME AMIGA AND PC
DEMOS PROJECTED WIDESCREEN. PERSONALLY,I
HAD PREFERRED THE FUNNY VISION OF THE
GREAT BOYBAND-ISH VIDEO MADE BY THE
"PRESS PLAY ON TAPE" GUYS AND PLAYED IN
THE EVENING,AND NOT THE NON 8BIT DEMOS;
JUST WATCHING AT THOSE DEMOS,I HAD A
NICE CHAT WITH LEVENTE AKA TLC/CNS ABOUT
HOW THIS STUFF SUCKS LIKE HELL,AND ABOUT
ON HOW MANY SYSTEMS VINCENZO OF SINGULAR
CREW AND MOLECOOLA COMPOSE HIS MUSICS.
THE PARTY SLOWLY FADED OUT,AND ONLY 4
HEROES ARRIVED AT 08:00 O'CLOCK OF
SUNDAY 7TH:ME,MC,MOLDI,BUBIS,TOTALLY
FRIED LIKE PEPPERONIS AND STILL DRINKING
THE REST OF COYOTE'S VODKA,THANKS DUDE!
IT APPEARS VERY CLEAR THAT LASZLO AND
PETER CARRIED ON THEIR SHOULDERS A BIG
LOAD ORGANIZING THIS PARTY,MANAGEING
TIMES AND SPACES AVOIDING TO LOOSE THEIR
MINDS. THE 7TH OF SEPTEMBER IN THE
MORNING PETER SAID:"NO MORE PARTIES,TOO
MUCH WORK!",BUT HE'D OVERWRITED THOSE
WORDS IN FEW DAYS WITH THE PHRASE":PARTY
AGAAAIIIN!". BOTH LASZLO AND MC WISHED
TO KEEP OCCUPIED PEOPLE WITH MUCH MORE
THINGS TO DO,BUT I GUESS THAT THE 50/60
VISITORS WE HAD,SEEMED TO BE PRETTY BUSY
IN TALKING ABOUT ANCIENT TIMES OR FUTURE
PROJECTS. THE SCENE WAS SO MUCH FROZEN
THAT PEOPLE HAD FELT THE NEED OF
RECOGNIZE ITSELF AS A 'SCENE'. 24 HOURS
DISAPPEAR QUITE QUICKLY IF YOU WANNA
TALK WITH ALL THE PEOPLE,CODE OR DRAW
SOME STUFF,VOTE IN 2 COMPOS AND DRINK
BEER;I MISSED TO CHAT WITH STINKY AND
RACHY,I WOULD CHAT WITH TGMS MUCH MORE
TIME,AND INTERVIEW IMPY,AND ASK PAUL
ABOUT HIS NEXT CONVERSION PROJECT,AND,
INCREDIBLE TO SAY,I HAVEN'T SEEN ATI!!
AS I SAID,THE PARTY HAS NUMERICALLY BEEN
A SUCCESS;BUT I CAN'T BE SAD FOR PEOPLE
THAT WEREN'T IN SZEGED:APART OF WHO WAS
TRULY BLOCKED,LIKE CSABO/LOD IN CANADA,I
WAITED FOR CROWN IN ORDER TO FINISH THE
MUSIC HE ASKED FOR LIVE AT THE PARTY,BUT
HE MISSED. THE SAME FOR THE WHOLE
SANTA'S FAMILY AKA TRON LAMER TEAM.
OFTEN,WE CONTACTED PIGMY VIA IRC BUT
WITH NO SUCCESS,AND WE HAD SAME PROBLEMS
OR WE WEREN'T ABLE TO CONTACT SO MANY
SCENERS:COBY,SENSOR,LARRY,SVS,DALE,
UNREAL,EDHELLON AKA SJP,PROKY,SKORO...
I HOPE THERE WILL BE ANOTHER +4 PARTY IN
THE NEAR FUTURE:THE 4EVER03 PARTY HAD
THE INSANE EFFECT OF STIMULATING OUR
SILENT SCENE,SO MUCH THIRSTY BEFORE IT,
AND SO STRONGLY ASKING FOR STABLE POINTS
IN ORDER TO RESTART SPARKLER THAN
BEFORE. I FEEL MYSELF OBLIGATED TO MARK
THE FACT THAT THE CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION
OF EMULATORS HAS THE BIGGER SLICE IN
KEEPING THE SCENE ALIVE,THOUGH,PLEASE
READ CLEAR AND CORRECT,MY OBJECTIVE AND
DESIRE IS SUPPORTING THE REAL MACHINE.
HENCE,THANKS GAIA FOR YOUR CONSTANT
EFFORT DIRECTIONED IN MAKING YAPE CLOSER
AND CLOSER TO A REAL +4,YOUR EFFORTS ARE
TRULY APPRECIATED.
ONE GREAT PARTY TESTIFY A GLORIOUS PAST,
ONCE AGAIN PREPARES THE FUTURE SCREAMING
THE EXISTENCE OF A 'SCENE'.

NEXT PARTY,PLEASE.
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I'D CRAWLED TOWARD THE BED AFTER THE
PARTY ENDED,AND BEFORE FALL ASLEEP I'D
EXPLAINED BY GESTURES TO FRANCESCA NOT
TO REMAINED GLUED TO ME BUT EXIT TO
VISIT THE CITY. I WOKE UP AT NOON,AND
FRANCESCA HAD JUST COME BACK,HAPPY AND
EXCITED COZ SHE LIKED SZEGED VERY MUCH.
THUS I VISITED THE CITY WITH HER,THOUGH
I HAD A FIRST LOOK GAINING SOME PAUSES
DURING THE PARTY.
SZEGED IS NOT THE CLASSIC TOURISTS GOAL,
AS CONFIRMED BY ALL THE TRAVEL
DIFFICULTIES WE HAVE FACED,BUT I LOVED
CSONGRAD REGION SINCE THE FIRST SIGHT,
PROBABLY ALSO BECAUSE 'SUN CITY' SZEGED
SHOWS A ROMAN-LIKE URBAN PLANNING. IN
FACT IT HAS AN ITALIAN OWN NAME,THAT IS
SEGHEDINO,AND THE TISZA RIVER IN ITALY
IS KNOWN AS TIBISCO,CAUSE THAT RIVER WAS
THE EASTERN LIMIT OF ROMAN EMPIRE FOR A
LONG TIME;UNFORTUNATELY,VERY FEW SIGNS
OF ITS PAST STILL EXIST,BECAUSE THE CITY
SUSTAINED THE TISZA'S WRATH TOO MANY
TIMES. THE FOGADALMI TEMPLOM IS SIMPLY A
WONDERFUL NEOROMANIC SPECIMEN,AND THE
ORGAN IS IMPRESSIVE! THIS IS NOT THE
PLACE FOR A TOURISTIC DESCRIPTION OF A
SO LARGE NUMBER OF THINGS TO VISIT,BUT I
WANNA CITE AT LEAST THE LIBERTY STYLE OF
THE CITY HALL IN SZECHENYI SQUARE, THE
NEW SYNAGOGUE,THE THERMAL WATER OF
ANNA'S WELL... I PICKED MY PHOTO WITH
ALBERT SZENT-GYORGYI'S PLATE,NOBEL PRIZE
FOR HAVING DISCOVERED HIGH AMOUNT OF
VITAMINE C IN...PAPRIKA,OF COURSE! YOU
KNOW I'M GRADUATED IN CHEMISTRY,DO YOU?
AND FRANCESCA DISCOVERED HER EASTERN
ROOTS WHEN SHE READ HER OWN SURNAME,
'STEFANIA'. DURING THAT WEEKEND,SZEGED
OFFERED THE TISZA'S FISH SOUP FESTIVAL,
HENCE I PERSONALLY HAD TO TEST THE ITTIC
STUFF,SITTING ON THE RIVERSIDE WITH MY
HANDS IN THE TOMATO+PAPRIKA MIXTURE. LET
IMAGINE WHICH HORRIBLE MONSTER WAS
PRODUCED IN MY STOMACH WITH THE PICK
SPICED SALAMI! BUT THE REAL C00L STUFF
WE ATE IN SZEGED IS THE KURTOSKALACS, A
SORT OF MMMM...TUBE-SHAPED BREAD WITH
SUGAR COOKED ON A SEAM. I LOVE THE
KURTOSKALACS, OR PASTRY HORNS,AND I'D
FOUND A RECIPE ON INTERNET,TRY COOKING:
HTTP://GROUPS.YAHOO.COM/GROUP
/HUNGARIANCOOKING/MESSAGE/15
WHEN WALKING INTO THE HEART OF SZEGED,
WE USUALLY HAD FOUND LOTTA STUPID
EXCUSE IN ORDER TO MOVE CLOSER TOWARD
THE RIVERSIDE WHERE THE HORNS WERE SOLD.
I'D JUST TALKED IN A PREVIOUS CHAPTER
ABOUT HOW NICE SZEGED'S INHABITANS ARE,
BUT WHEN ON FOOT! INNER AND OUTER ROAD
RINGS ACT LIKE MONTECARLO OR DETROIT:A
REAL CITY HI-SPEED CIRCUIT,KEEP EYES
EVERYWHERE WHEN CROSSING ROADS!
OK,NOW LIKE A STANDARD WESTERN EUROPEAN
CITIZEN,I CAN SAY THE USUAL PHRASE:YES,
IT LOOKS QUITE WEIRD TO SEE ON THE ROADS
BOTH THE OLD AND MODERN HUNGARY,CAUSE
YOU SEE EITHER OLD TRABANT AND NEW
WORLDWIDE DIFFUSED CARS,NO MIDDLE
COMPROMISE.
FINALLY,I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THAT
SZEGED IS SO OUTSIDE OF THE USUAL
TRAVELS GOALS:I'D FOUND IT CALM, RICH OF
THINGS TO SEE,ENDOWED OF GOOD KITCHEN,
LUMINOUS,DIPPED IN A GENEROUS NATURE.
I'LL CREATE AN OCCASION FOR RETURN HERE.
SURE.
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WHY ANYONE OF US HAD STARTED TO USE THE
+4? VARIOUS ANSWERS,OK...SIT DOWN...
WHY IN 2003 THE SAME PEOPLE,AFTER SO
MUCH WATER PASSED UNDER THE BRIDGES,HAD
ENTERPRISED A TRAVEL IN ORDER TO MEET
TOGETHER IN THE NAME OF AN ANACHRONISTIC
COMPUTING MACHINE? FOR FUN...SIT DOWN
AGAIN...
WHY HOPING THAT EXACTLY THE SAME PEOPLE
WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON THIS TOY-LIKE
BLACK BOX,FIGHTING AGAINST UNFOUNDABLE
HARDWARE SUPPORT,STEALING SPARE TIME
AGAINST FAMILY,JOB AND ALL THE REST OF
THE SERIOUS STUFF? FOR MUCH MORE FUN!!
DUNNO HOW MUCH FAR AWAY THIS TREND WILL
GO,WHILE ASKING TO MYSELF,I'LL PRODUCE
ON THE +4:TANGIBLE FACTS INSTEAD OF
STERILE THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FLOWING OF
TIME. I DID THE SAME WHEN I WAS ALONE
TOO,AND PRACTICALLY A BIG SLICE OF THE
'SCENE PRODUCTION' RELEASE WAS MINE ONLY
AND VERY FEW OTHERS,LIKE TLT DIGIDEMOS,
ERICH'S "CLUB-INFO" ISSUES AND SVS'
UTILITIES. IN MIDDLE 90'S I FOUND THE
FTP ARCHIVE CONTAINING ALL THE DELTA
SYSTEM STUFF;I WAS SURPRISED BY THE
POTENTIAL HIDDEN IN THAT SHARING SYSTEM,
HENCE I BEGAN TO USE INTERNET FOR STUFF
SPREADING:I'D CLEARLY FELT,THAT WAS THE
RIGHT WAY FOR SUPPORT MY PASSION!
NOWADAYS,I SEE I WAS RIGHT,AND THE COOL
PARTY ORGANIZED BY TWO REAL VIP IN THIS
SCENE CONFIRM IT. NOW WE HAVE A FIXED
POINT OF RESTARTING. WE CAN CHOICE
BETWEEN TWO OPTION WITH NO INTERMEDIATE
SOLUTION:WE MAY DROP THE WHOLE THING,
AFTER WE HAD A NICE REUNION TALKING OF
THE PAST,OTHERWISE WE MAY READ THIS
PARTY AS THE ULTIMATE WILL TO KEEP OUR
FLAME OF PASSION PERMANENTLY LIGHTED ON.
MANY SCENERS SEEMS TO WANNA MARRYING THE
LATTER OPTION,AND I'M SURELY HAPPY OF IT
BUT I HOPE MORE WILL BE ADDED IN THIS +4
SCENE REBORN:MY THOUGHT FLIES TO MOLDI,
TGMS,JIMY AND SO MANY OTHERS!

LUCA OF FIRE FEELS PLEASURE IN GREET:
MAUGLI+JIMY+ENIGMA+FRED/EDC;ATI;TCFS;
HARRY+PAUL/GOTU;COYOTE+TLC/CNS;IMPY/UTG;
W-MAN+NINJA+MURPHY/GS;BUBIS/RSC;DCD/WLS;
BSZ+STINKY/NST;CHARLIE/INQ;RACHY/MX;
GAIA/???;NUKEMAN;MOLDI/ACE;TGMS

SPECIAL GREETING FLY TO
MC/EDC;LAVINA/GOTU AND HIS SWEET HELENA.





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