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Lone News 19
Title:Lone News 19
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Released by:Fantastic Italian Research Enterprise (FIRE)
Created by:C., Luca (Luca)
Uncredited (Additional Created by):C., István (Coby)
Uncredited (Additional Created by):H., Levente (TLC)
Notes:Contains an interview with TBH and party reports from "Árok 8" and "15 Years Oxyron Party".
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1 - INTRO......... 4 - WE ROCKED! DE.

2 - NEWS.......... 5 - WE ROCKED! HU.

3 - CHARTS........ 6 - INTERVIEW.....




- USE UP, DOWN AND SPACE -

- PRESS RUN/STOP TO SWAP TUNES -

- COPYRIGHT LUCA/FIRE 24.03.07 -
INTRO
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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! THIS ISSUE POPS
OUT ABOUT 3 MONTHS LATER,DUE TO A WEIRD
+4 FRUSTRATION TIME I NEVER HAD BEFORE.
THE FEBRUARY'S MAIN TOPIC ON THE SCENE
IS: "SCENECON" PARTY IN BUDAPEST,JUNE
16-17. DON'T MISS IT,AND TRY TO CODE +4
STUFF TO PRESENT THERE,BECAUSE IT HAS TO
BECOME THE ULTIMATE +4 MEETING,WHERE WE
SURPRISINGLY MUST ROCK THE AUDIENCE! I
HOPE I COULD BE THERE TOO,SEEYA SOON!
YOU GOT IT,READY MY DISKMAG NOW...
::CODE GFX ALL THE MUSIC BY: LUCA/FIRE::
::INTRO MUSIC IS: "TUNE31" BY ZARDAX::
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NEWS
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- "STARSHIP WARS" IS THE NEW ATI'S GAME
IN THE MAKING,A SHOOT'EM'UP THAT
FEATURES UP T 30 ENEMIES AT ONE TIME.
LOOK AT HTTP://WWW.ATI-HOME.TAR.HU
- TMR/C FIXED A LITTLE BUG IN "REAXION".
- MAURICE RANDALL,CURRENT COPYRIGHTS
HOLDER OF "GEOS" AND "JIFFYDOS",HAS
PLANS ABOUT CODING THE LATTER ON +4.
- EMULATORS LIKE RAINING!
VLADIMIR LIDOVSKI RELEASED V1.34 OF
"FOREVER PLUS/4" DOS BASED EMULATOR,
TEST SUITE INCLUDED TOO.
"ARTIFEX","MINUS4" AND "VICE" TOO HAD
SHOWN SIGNS OF LIFE.
"YAPE"...WELL,SHOULD I SAY MORE? GAIA
IMPROVED IT UP TO V0.69:TONS OF FIXES
AND FEATURES. BUT HE WENT FORWARD,AND
RELEASED A FANTASTIC POCKET PC PACKET,
AT THE CHEAPY PRICE OF 24.95 USD AND
UNDER OFFICIAL COMMODORE LICENSE!
- SVS/FIRE RELEASED THE UTILITY "REDUCER
2",LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FORTHCOMING
"BAL-SYS 3.0",FULL OF NEW FEATURES.
- BREAKPOINT'06 PARTY HAD A CUTE +4 TIME
THANKS TO EXIN/C,WHO'D TAKEN PART IN
THE GFX COMPO WITH A +4 PICTURE,
PRESENTED AS "PLUS4 SPIRITS".
- SEVERAL LOST GEMS HAD BEEN SAVED ON
+4WORLD DURING THESE MONTHS,MOST OF
THEM CAME FROM THEIR OWN AUTHORS. I
WOULD CITE ONE OF ALL THEM:"CINEMASTER
V1.0" BY TCFS!
- THE BIG ARCHIVE CONTAINING ALL THE
COMMERCIAL STUFF DONE FOR 264 MACHINES
HTTP://WWW.C16CHRIS.DE
- THE RUMORS ABOUT THE DEVELOPING OF A
NEW SIDCARD DEVICE SEEM TO GET REAL
DAY BY DAY. WE ALL HOPE IN JUREK AND
CHRIS. SOONER,GUYS,SOONER!
- A COOL COMEBACK TO THE SCENE BY OPTIKA
OF ALIENS! HE RELEASED ISSUE 10 OF HIS
DISKMAG "LAMER NEWS",AND A MEMORY GAME
CALLED "SIMPLE PUZZLE". STAY WITH US!
- 95! 95! GAMBARE ERICH GO GO GO! THE
ISSUE 100'S GOAL FOR YOUR "CLUB-INFO"
MAGAZINE IS VERY CLOSE NOW! TATAKAE!
- DATA-LAND/ULTD RELEASES "GENERAL VIEW
V1.1",ALSO AVAILABLE IN EXTENDED
VERSION SUITE. THIS VIEWER IS ABLE TO
DISPLAY EVERY OLD AND NEW BITMAP
FORMAT,AND IT'S POWERED WITH A NEAT
WINDOWS MENU SYSTEM.
- OH NO,NO MORE "LEMMINGS"! THIS KILLER
FACT HAS BEEN COMMUNICATED BY THE
AUTOR HIMSELF:TCFS INFORMED US THAT
"LEMMINGS" CAN'T BE FINISHED,DUE TO
SEVERE OBSTACLES HE MET. AT THIS POINT
WE CAN ONLY HOPE IN A COOL R.I.P. DEMO
TO SHOW THE BIG EFFORT TO ANYONE...
- DO YOU NEED TO MANAGE A TRACKMO DISK?
NO PROBLEM,GAIA RELEASED "TSDUMP V1.0"
THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!
- HARRY/GOTU AND SKORO/ASN RELEASED THE
6TH CHAPTER:"HARRY GFX BOX 6" IS OUT.
- BEFORE QUITTING,4MAT RELEASED A PRETTY
NICE MUSIC BOX IN 16K,SHOWING US ALL
THE RETRO POWER OF NATIVE TEDSOUND.
YOU WILL LIKE "TED STORM" SO MUCH,AS
IT HAS BEEN RELEASED TOGETHR WITH A
NEAT NOTEFILE AND A BIGGER GIFT:4MAT'S
SOURCE FOR TED MUSIC!
- "VOLKSFORTH",PRODUCED BY GERMAN FORTH
GESELLSCHAFT E.V.,TAKES A USEFUL FORTH
SYSTEM ON C16/+4 MACHINES. KEEP IT
FRESHED FROM HTTP://VOLKSFORTH.SF.NET
- WHAT DO YOU THING ABOUT PORTING .MID
FILES TO TED SOUND? ERN0 IS ON THE
QUESTION,COLLCTING IDEAS RIGHT NOW...
- THE WHOLE MAG ISN'T LARGE ENOUGH TO
TALK ABOUT THE RESURRECTION OF "XEO3"
PROJECT: PORTINGS ON SEVERAL MACHINES,
NEW HP AND DAILY BLOGS,A FREE TEASER,
IMPROVED CODE,REFRESHED GFX,NEW MUSIC
AND SO ON! I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU THIS:
HTTP://WWW.XEO3.ORG
- TMR/C PLANS TO CONVERT "VICOLUMNS" TO
C16,ALSO WITH A SPECIAL IMPROVED
VERSION FOR THE +4.
- YOU JUST KNOW, WE ROCKED THE SHOW!
"8 SHADES OF BLACK",THE ONE AND ONLY
16K COOPERATION TRACKMO,COMES 1ST IN
THE 8BIT DEMO CHARTS AT AROK PARTY 8!
THE OFFICIAL VERSION HAS ONE PART MORE
THAN THE PARTY ONE. PARTS FROM ATI,
SKORO,CSABO,MURPHY,DCD,HIFI,DEGAUSS,
OPTIKA,BUBIS,MERMAID,BRITELITE;WITH
SOME HELP FROM UNREAL,LUCA,CHRONOS AND
CSABO;MANAGEMNT BY LUCA AND DEGAUSS,
BUT ABSOLUTE DIVINE HAND AND HOLY
BLESSING BY CSABO!
ALSO,SKORO/ASN RELEASED HIS PART AS A
STANDALONE,AS "WE ARE BACK" 16K DEMO.
- SVS/FIRE RELEASED "COPY-REL V2",A
UTILITY THAT MANAGE REL FILES.
- "EXOMIZER 2.0" REACHES BETA5 STAGE.
- DCD/WLS SHOCKED THE AUDIENCE AT AROK
PARTY AND REACHES 2ND PLACE IN 8BIT
DEMO COMPO,WITH "MONOPSY 2" DEMO,
PROBABLY THE BEST ONEFILER ON THE +4!
- DEGAUSS/TEK WON 1K DEMO COMPO AT AROK
PARTY,WITH "ROEDDELROEMP". AND YOU
HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE YOU CAN DO
THAT IN 1K!
- SKORO/ASN FINALLY RELEASED "OLDSCHOOL"
A CLASSIC 'PRESS SPACE' MEGADEMO THAT
INTEND TO GIVE A PUSH ON TO ALL THE
OLDSCHOOL EFFECT YOU'D USED TO LOVE.
- CSIO AND CHRONOS RELEASED AT AROK'06
THEIR "SNAKE ATTACK" GAME,UNDER THE
WORTHY "ABSENCE" LABEL.
- WILDS AND ABSENCE MERGE THEIR POWER IN
ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE FULFILLMENT OF
THEIR STUNNING GAME "BOMBMANIA",
PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS "DYNABLASTA". YOU
CAN SEARCH ABOUT VIDEO TEASERS AND
ADVERT, SIMPLY CHECKING THE NEW HP:
HTTP://CHRONOS.SERVERS.HU/ACEWLS/
CURRENT STATUS:DCD/WLS ALMOST FINISHED
TO CODE GAME'S AI,AND FOR A 4 PLAYERS
GAME IT SHOULD TURN TO BE GREAT FUN!
CHRONOS/ACE HAS TO DRAW MENUS AND
SEVERAL OTHERS GAME'S BITS. GO AHEAD
PALS,WE WONNA DROP SOME BOMBZ AROUND!
- LAST MINUTE'S UPDATE:TMR/C CLARIFIES
THAT CURENTLY HE'S MOSTLY ON THE DEMO
SIDE,PUTTING GAME'S PROJECTS IN THE
BOX ROOM FOR A WHILE.
WELL,NOTHING FORBIDS TO EXPECT A C16
OR A +4 DEMO,RIGHT? :P


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CHARTS
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NEW STUFF ON THE SCENE ALSO MEANS NEW
STUFF ON THE CHARTS. IT'S TIME TO VERIFY
IF THE OLDER GOOD ONES ARE REALLY GOOD
ENOUGH TO KEEP THEIR OWN RANKING AGAINST
THE FRESH NEWCOMERS! YOU ONLY MUST KEEP
VOTING,BECAUSE VOTING IS CLINGING.

THEY VOTED:CHICKEN,CSABO,CSIO,DCD,LUCA,
DEGAUSS,JAKEC,LACOSTE,MIKE DAILLY,SVS,
MURPHY,ULYSSES777.
THE COMPLETE CHARTS CAN BE READ HERE:
HTTP://FIRE.PLUS4.NET/CHARTS.XLS
DOWNLOAD THE VOTESHEET HERE:
HTTP://FIRE.PLUS4.NET/LONENEWS.DOC
::BEST 5 TEAMS
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.1 WILD FEATURES SYNDICATE..........29
.2 LEGION OF DOOM...................22
.3 ASSASSINS........................12
.4 FIRE.............................11
.5 EVS//TEK.........................10

::BEST 5 CODERS
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.1 BUBIS/RSC........................30
.2 DA CORPE DESIGN/WLS..............24
.3 CSABO/LOD........................15
DEGAUSS/TEK......................15
.5 MURPHY/GS/EXD....................13
::BEST 5 GRAPHICIANS
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.1 LUCA/FIRE........................33
.2 UNREAL/MX........................31
.3 CHRONOS/ACE......................25
.4 JEVA/MB..........................13
.5 HARRY/GOTU//MERMAID/C//MOUSE.....08

::BEST 5 MUSICIANS
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.1 LUCA/FIRE........................45
.2 CSABO/LOD........................24
.3 SLD/GS...........................14
.4 4MAT/C...........................13
.5 ERN0/VANGUARD....................08

::BEST 5 MAGAZINES
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.1 LONENEWS/FIRE....................45
.2 TERROR NEWS/TIT..................13
.3 CLUB-INFO/ULTD...................11
.4 BYTE TIMES/MB....................07
MININEWS/ASN.....................07

::BEST 5 UTILITIES
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.1 MULTIBOTTICELLI..................20
.2 BOTTICELLI.......................11
.3 MCONV V1.6.......................09
.4 CRUEL CRUNCH//DISK DEMON//.......08
LOGO EDITOR V2.0//TURBO ASS.6....08

::BEST 10 DEMOS
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.1 MONOPSY 2/WLS....................65
.2 CHAOS/ACE+WLS....................52
.3 8 SHADES OF BLACK/COOP...........51
.4 CRACKERS'DEMO 4/COOP.............43
.5 HEARTFIXER 95%/RSC...............36
.6 INFINITY/EVS.....................35
.7 QUESTIONMARK/NST.................31
.8 OLDSCHOOL/ASN....................17
.9 WE ARE THE CURE/RSC..............15
10 SILCENCE/SCN+MX..................14




::BEST 10 GAMES
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.1 MERCENARY........................57
.2 TREASURE ISLAND..................31
.3 WINTER EVENTS....................26
.4 ELITE/PIGMY......................24
LASER SQUAD/TGMS.................24
.6 BARD'S TALE III/PIGMY............23
.7 JERRY'S QUEST/TCFS...............18
KIKSTART.........................18
.9 DIGITAL BALL/MAD.................17
ICICLE WORKS.....................17



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WE ROCKED! DE
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KEYBOARD TO DEGAUSS/TEK! THE DEMOCOMPO
ABSOLUTE WINNER AT "15 YEARS OXYRON"
PARTY TALKS REPORTS HIS OWN IMPRESSIONS
OF THE EVENT HELD IN FLENSBURG,GERMANY.

WE ARRIVED ON FRIDAY AT 22:00. THE PARTY
WAS ALREADY RUNNING AND MOST OF THE
ATTENDANS WERE ALREADY HERE. BIFAT AND
BLUE HAD THEIR PS2-CROSSDEV SETUP WITH
THEM,I HAD MY LAPTOP AND PLUS4+1541 WITH
ME. THE LOCATION WAS THE 'AULA' OF A BIG
SCHOOL. THERE WAS A BIG GRANDSTAND TO
SIT AND WATCH DEMOS,IN FRONT OF IT A BIG
DESK WITH LOTS OF OLD COMPUTERS AND A
BEAMER. BEHIND THE GRANDSTAND WERE THE
TABLES FOR PEOPLES HARDWARE. BENEATH THE
ENTRY THERE WAS THE "COFFEEDESK":THEY
LITERALLY DONATED 24H FREE COFFEE. YOU
COULD BUY DRINKS AND BEVERAGES FOR SMALL
MONEY AND THERE WAS SOME "ORDERING
SERVICE" FOR PIZZAS. THE PIZZA SERVICE
WAS NOTABLE:WHILE MOST OF THE FOOD WAS
TASTY,THE PIZZAS THEMSELVES WERE VERY
UNORTHODOX:YOU COULDN'T SIMPLY ORDER A
SALAMI-PIZZA,E.G. THE "CLASSICS" HAD ALL
SAUCE HOLLANDAISE ON IT,WEIRD! I THINK
IT WAS A DUTCH GREEK THAT MADE PIZZAS...
ONCE WE'D SAID "HELLO" TO EVERYBODY,I
DECIDED TO FIX MY DEMO - TIMING AND
MUSIC. AFTER A FINAL TEST ON REAL IRON,
WE STARTED BOOZING AND CHITCHATTING. PPL
I RECOGNIZED:MOSTLY OF THE OXY'S - BUT
TTS AND DANTE MISSING - ;AEG,DEEKAY,
BENSON AND STREETUFF FROM TRSI;ZED YAGO,
EXILE/ANUBIS,MAD/BAUKNECHT,SOME PPL FROM
FARBRAUSCH-CLIQUE - KB,CHAOS,RYG - . YOU
COULD EASILY SEE THAT THIS WAS AT FIRST
AN "OXYRON-MEMBER-MEETING" THAT HAS BEEN
EXTENDED TO A "NORTHERN-GERMANY-SCENE-
MEETING" UP TO A LITTLE SOMETHING THAT
CAN BE SEEN AS AN AROK-PENDANT. I HAD
SEVERAL NICE TALKS WITH GRAHAM,AEG AND
JENS SCHOENFELD. I TOLD JENS ABOUT THE
DESPERATE WHISHES FOR A SID/MMC/RR-NET
CARD FOR +4. HE SEEMED TO BE FASCINATED
IN A WAY,BUT DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT IS
HARDLY TO BE A PROFITABLE PROJECT I
THINK HE WON'T GET HIS HANDS ON THIS.
SATURDAY WAS QUITE COZY ASWELL. DEMOS,
DEMOS,DEMOS...VIA BEAMER. THIS DAY,THEY
SHOWED A LOT OF THE OLDER CLASSICS ON
C64 AND SOME EARLY OXYRON-DEMOS WHEN IT
WAS NAMED "GLOOM". FUNNY. I HAD ANOTHER
NICE TALK TO PEISELULLI,WHO IS THE
AUTHOR OF "FLASCHBIER" AND CURRENTLY
DOES A LOT OF WORK FOR HIS SUPERMODIFIED
DTV. HE SHOWED ME HIS DTV-KERNAL,FIXED
VERSIONS OF "IK+" AND "EIDOLON" - WHICH
HE SPEEDED UP BY A FACTOR OF 2 OR 3! -
AND HIS EXPERIMENTS WITH DTV-BLITTER. HE
IS A VERY FUNNY AND DECENT FELLOW,HAS A
DEEP KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ANY FORM OF CODING
AND...WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY DRUNK ALL
THE TIME.
BEFORE COMPOS,THERE WAS A PROTOVISION
GAME SHOW. THE PTV-GUYS SHOWED SOME
ALREADY RELEASED AND SOME TO-BE RELEASED
GAMES. TO BE HONEST,I DIDN'T LIKE MOST
OF THE GAMES AND THE AUDIENCE WASN'T
DIFFERENT. POOR PTV-GUYS HAD TO FIGHT
AGAINST PPL SHOUTING AT HIM. A NICE ONE
WAS "BOMBERMAN",SHOWED USING THE JENS'4
PLAYERS ADAPTER. THIS GAME WAS VERY WELL
DONE AND SEEMS TO BE BIG FUN - BUT I'VE
TO ADMIT THAT DCD+CHRONOS'PRV LOOKS MORE
LIKE THE ORIGINAL ONE.
COMPOS STARTED AROUND 23:00 WITH THE
STREAMING MUSIC COMPO - 4 OR 5 ENTRIES,
NOT REALLY GROUNDBREAKING STUFF - ,GFX
COMPO - 3 ENTRIES,KOALA STUFF,NOT THAT
INTERESTING ASWELL -. THE 1ST HIGHLIGHT
FOR ME WAS THE SID COMPO. THERE WERE
SEVERAL COOL ENTRIES HERE THAT GAVE ME
HARD DECISIONS DURING THE VOTING. DEMO
COMPO STARTED WITH THE 4K-PC-DEMO FROM
MAD/BAUKNECHT,PRETTY SOLID WITH GOOD
DESIGN,IT EARNED GOOD APPLAUSE. AFTER
THAT,THEY SHOWED THE C64 ONES:MOSTLY
SMALL STUFF,LOGO+RASTERBARS+SCROLLER - I
THINK IT'S SAD BUT MOST C64 SCENERS SAVE
THEIR AMMO FOR BIGGER PARTIES -. TO ME,
THE BEST C64 ENTRY WAS THE BASIC DEMO,
'COZ IT HAD A DEMO-LIKE-FEELING BUT MUST
HAVE COST SOME WORK TO GET THIS DONE.
NEXT ONE WAS "KNOCHENTANZ" BY ZED YAGO,
WHICH WAS A FUNNY ONE:IT WAS A SMALL ONE
ONLY BUT IT MADE USE OF THE SPEAKEASY
CARD. IT WAS MAINLY CODED AT THE PARTY!
AFTER,THEY SHOWED MY ENTRY AND I WAS
PROUD TO SEE THE AUDIENCE LIKE IT - MOST
APPLAUSE CAME FROM HARALD JUHNKE AND THE
BEER GLASS,I THINK 'COZ MOST PPL WERE IN
A BOOZING-MOD. THE LAST ENTRY WAS A DEMO
FOR 68060-AGA AMIGA,IT WASN'T SUPER,
NEITHER GOOD,BUT HAD A LOT OF PARTS,AND
IT WAS CODED IN "BLITZBASIC" - WHICH I
ALWAYS LIKED. SINCE THIS WAS A NO-NET
PARTY AND A RATHER STRANGE LAN-PARTY,
THERE WAS A VOTING BOOTH. NEVER SAW THAT
AT A PARTY. BIFAT AND ME PERSUADED YAZOO
TO SELL US THESE OXYRON'S COFFEE MUGS,WE
ARE NOW THE ONLY PERSONS NOT IN OXYRON
TO HAVE THESE COFFEE MUGS. AFTER THE
COMPOS THEY ALSO HELD AN IK+-FUN-COMPO.
MISSED IT,I THINK I WAS ASLEPT THEN.
SUNDAY WAS SHORT. THERE WAS THE PRICE
GIVING. I WON THE DEMO COMPO AND GOT A
"FREAX" ART ALBUM,A "COMPETITION PRO",A
"CATWEASEL MK-SOMETHING". AFTER THAT,
GOODBYE EVERYBODY! I HAD A SHORT TALK TO
DEEKAY ABOUT INTERLACED GFX,BUT SADLY I
HAD TO INTERRUPT BECAUSE WE'D TO LEAVE.
A VERY VERY NICE PARTY:NICE PPL,VERY PRO
ORGANIZATION AND JUST THE RIGHT SPIRIT.
I HOPE FOR A FOLLOW UP.
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WE ROCKED! HU
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8 MONTHS PASSED SINCE "AROK 8" PARTY WAS
HELD IN AJKA,BUT NOW THERE'S THE CHANGE
TO TALK ABOUT A DAY OF TOTAL UNSTOPPABLE
+4 DOMINATION.
AFTER THE GOOD TIME WE HAD DURING THE
PREVIOUS EDITION,ME AND INGO - DEGAUSS -
TESTED OUR RUNNING YOUTHNESS ONCE AGAIN
FACING THE 16H LONG TRIP BY TRAIN TO
REACH THE PARTYPLACE,WITH SLEEPBAGS AND
ASSORTED HARDWARE. AS TRADITION,WE MET
AFTER SEVERAL MISADVENTURES AND WRONG
TRAINS,THAT USUALLY BRING US TO VISIT
SEVERAL USELESS LOCATIONS. ANYWAY,WE
FINALLY REACHED AJKARENDEK,AND POISON
WAS THERE TO WELCOME US WHILE TRUSTING
BLACK SHEETS UPON ALL THE GYM'S WINDOWS,
TO PROTECT THE BEAMER'S SCREENING FROM
SUNLIGHT. HE'S A VERY KIND AND HELPFUL
PERSON,HOLDING PATIENCE EVEN WHEN I PUT
HIM THROUGH HARDWARE CONCERNING WORRIES.
LEON,CARGO AND THE REST OF SINGULAR AND
CHORUS CREW BEGAN TO OCCUPY THEIR CHAIRS
IN THE FIRST AFTERNOON. WE EXPECTED TO
MEET +4ERS THE DAY AFTER,BUT LACOSTE/WLS
REACHED THE GYM IN FRIDAY TO PRESENT HIS
DVD PRODUCTIONS AND SELL SOME FOR A
CHEAPER PRICE. NO WASTED TIME FOR ME AND
INGO:"8 SHADES OF BLACK" NEEDED THE LAST
TOUCHES AND A PART MORE TO BE INCLUDED!
BECAUSE OF THIS,TIME RUN AWAY VERY FAST,
AND,DESPITE OF A DANGEROUSLY SILENT
WEARINESS,WE DRAGGED OUT DRINKING SINCE
3:20AM WITH POISON AND FEW OTHER BEER
HEROES. LOTTA LAUGHING OVERALL,WE HAD
REALLY BIG FUN,INGO BEATED ALL THE WORLD
RECORDS MENTIONING AN HUNGARIAN MUSICIAN
27 TIMES IN ABOUT 14',BELIEVE ME,LOL!
BEING AWAKENED AT 8:10AM BY LOUD TECHNO
HAD BEEN TERRIFIC,AND I NEEDED AN EXTRA
SLEEPING. INGO PROVED HIS RELIABILITY:HE
PROMISED - WHEN DRUNK - TO BE GOALKEEPER
IN THE MORNING SOCCER MATCH,AND PPL HAD
FOUND HIM THERE! MUMMIFIED INTO HIS
SLEEPING BAG,BUT BETWEEN THE GOAL POSTS!
AFTER SOME TURNS AROUND THE CITY - FOOD,
BEER AND SOCKETS TO BUY - WE COME BACK
TO MEET WITH +4ERS:DCD,LARRY,MURPHY,ATI,
W-MAN,RACHY,BSZ,BUBIS,CHRONOS AND A HYPE
ENTHUSIAST CSIO! MANY OTHERS FILLED THE
GYM THAT DAY,JAILBIRD,CLARENCE,OSWALD,I
COUNTED UP TO 80-90 VISITORS OVERALL.
THE CHALLENGE AGAINST TIME AND BUGS HAD
BEEN TERRIBLE! WHILE INGO WAS FIXING THE
LAST DETAILS IN "8SOB",ATI FOUGHT BAD
RASTERS INTO HIS PART. MURPHY TRIED TO
FIX HIS OWN SPENDING HOURS ON IT,BUT HE
GOT NO RESULT AND UNFORTUNATELY MISSED
THE PARTY RELEASE AND THE BEAMER GLORY.
I HAD A LITTLE PAUSE IN THE AFTERNOON,
WITH MY "XEO3" PRESENTATION:THOUGH THE
USE OF ENGLISH AS COMMON LANGUAGE,I GOT
GRATIFICATION,ESPECIALLY WHEN,IN THE END
SOMEONE PEEKED AT MY TABE AND EXCLAIMED:
"HEY BUT THAT'S NOT FOR C64,WOW A +4!".
ERR...THAT WAS THE PREAMBLE...LOL!
ANYWAY,AFTER A FIX SESSION AT THE SOCCER
FIELD AND THANK TO THE FRIENDLY HELP OF
CHARLIE'S TRANSFER CABLE,WE WERE READY.
DEMOCOMPO STARTED AT NIGHT,WITH THE C64
DEMO "DEEP",FULL OF FANTASTIC LEON'S
ARTWORK! AFTER THAT,+4 RULED THE PARTY:
"8SOB",RUNNING ON INGO'S C116! AND THE
ASTOUNDING "MONOPSY 2" BY DCD WRENCHED
CLAPS FROM AUDIENCE! IN THE END,THE 1K
WONDER "ROEDDELROEMP" BY DEGAUSS DAZED
THE WATCHERS! "8SOB" WON BY FOUR POINTS
ONLY,BEARING PRIZES FOR ALL,INCLUDING A
COMMODORE DTV! AND A CASCADE OF PRIDE!
IN THE END,GFX AND MZX COMPOS,WITH SOME
IMPRESSIVE ENTRIES BY JAILBIRD AND A
COUPLE OF TUNES BY SIDDER AND RANDALL I
REALLY LOVED, VERY COOL STUFF INDEED.
YEAH,THE LOUD CSIO'S BAGLES DURING THE
DEMOSHOW DID THE MIRACLE,I'M PERSUADED.
A GLORIOUS SUNDAY FOR THE +4 GUYS! JUST
THE TIME TO THANK AGAIN POISON CARGO AND
ALL THE ORGANIZERS FOR THIS COOL PARTY
THAT WE ENJOYED SO MUCH,PACK THE STUFF
AND HAVE A SOPRON BEER AT THE STATION'S
PUB IN ORDER TO RELAX AND RETRACE THE
EVENTS,BEFORE THE USUAL TERRIBLE TRIP TO
HOME. HERE IN ITALY WE USE TO SAY:"THERE
IS NO 2 WITHOUT...3"!
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INTERVIEW
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MARCUS HOHNEMANN,FROM HANNOVER,CHANGES
SO MANY NICKNAMES DURING HIS +4 CARRIER:
TBH,ACE,NUKEM AND SO ON. NOWADAYS,IT
DEFINITELY TURNED AS MARCUS,AND I WAS
VERY HAPPY WHEN HE DECIDED TO TAKE PART
OF "CRACKERS'DEMO 4",EVEN THOUGH SIMPLY
RE-USING MOSTLY OF HIS "XMAS'93" DEMO'S
INTRO.

- HI MARCUS! PRESENT YOURSELF,EXPLAIN
YOUR NICK,TALK ABOUT YOUR ACTUAL LIFE.
- YO,LUCA! AT FIRST,EXCUSE MY VERY
F*CKING BAD ENGLISH,I DIDN'T USE THIS
LANGUAGE IN MANY YEARS. LET'S GO FOR
IT:MY NAME IS MARCUS HOHNEMANN,
FORMERLY KNOWN AS M.LIES. IN MARCH
2003 MY WIFE AND I GOT MARRIAGE,SO I
GOT RID OF MY OLD NAME. OUR SON HAD
BORN IN NOV.2004. NOW I'M 30 YEARS OLD
BUT WITHOUT GRAY HAIRS!
ACTUAL LIFE:I WORK AS MALE-NURSE IN A
HOSPITAL,THAT'S WHY IT SO HARD TO ME
FINDING TIME TO CODE. MY HOBBIES ARE
THE +4 AND OTHER OLD COMPUTERS,LIKE
C64 AND AMIGA! I ALSO LIKE TO SCREW
CARS AND CAR-ELECTRIXX,AS YOU CAN SEE
ON MY HOMEPAGE.
WHAT ABOUT MY NICK? THE FIRST ONE,
"TBH-THE BIONIC HACKER" HAD BEEN USED
IN THE EARLY 90S. AFTER A FEW YEARS I
IMPROVED MY CODING SKILLS,AND I WANTED
TO CHANGE MY IMAGE,SO I CALLED MYSELF
"ACE-ADVANCED CODING ENTERTAINMENT".
YES,I'VE BEEN YOUNG... MY CURRENT AND
DEFINITIVE NICK IS "NUKEM",SHORT FORM
FOR "MAC-NUKEM",'COZ I LIKE "DUKE
NUKEM",HARRHARRHARR,AND MY PALS SAY
"MAC" INSTEAD OF "MARCUS". EASY,OR...?

- WHY DID YOU START CODING ON A +4?
- GOOD QUESTION. MY MOTHER BOUGHT THIS
COOL MACHINE IN THE END OF 80IES,'COZ
AT THAT TIME MY FATHER HAS BEEN
UNEMPLOYED AND NERVED MY MOTHER. SO I
HAD NO OTHER OPPORTUNITY TO CODE ON
OTHER MACHINES. FEW YEARS LATER,I GOT
A C64 TOO,WITH AN ACTION REPLAY CARD,
THE BEST TOOL TO RIP ZAXX,CHARSETS AND
FX! EVEN IF TH OTHR MACHINES HAD BEEN
'BETTER',IN SPRITES AND ZAXX,I LIKED
THE +4 MORE AND I WANTED TO SHOW THAT
THE +4 IS AS COOL AS THE REST!!

- WE WANNA KNOW YOUR MEMORIES ABOUT ALL
YOUR +4 CAREER:STUFF YO CODED,PPL YOU
KNEW...
- OH SHIT,I DON'T KNOW IT ALL. MY FIRST
STEPS I DID WITH TH GREAT HELP OF
MR.L/TEK!! HE PRINTED A COMMENTED
LISTING THAT SHOWS A SCROLLER AND
RASTERBARS. HE WAS MY MASTER! MY FIRST
DEMO WAS "FIRST DIGI",COMPLETELY C64
CONVERTED,F*CK THAT HAS BEEN COOL! MY
FIRST RELEASE!! LATER I HAD MUCH
CONTACT WITH CEEKAY. HE ALSO GAVE ME
MANY COOL TIPO! AFTER A WHILE MY CHAP
AND ME FOUNDED "TBD-THE BIONIC DUO",
AND RELEASED A LAME DEMO CALLED WITH
SOME WAVECONVERTED ZAXX. LATER,MY
WHOLE FAMILY RELEASED THE "SOFTY"
DISKMAG. FOR MY FATHR AND OTHER
REPORTERS I CODED A REAL,SMALL EDITOR.
"SOFTY" WORKED A FEW YEARS,UNTIL MY
PARENTS GOT DIVORCED,THEN IT ENDED.
I CODED A FEW TOOLS:"CRAP-TALK" V1,V2
V2.1,NICE MESSY-MAKER;A CHARSET HACK
ROUTINE. MY "SURPRISE!" DEMO IN 1990
OR 1991 CONTAINED MY FIRST 24X24PX
SPRITE ROUTINE,BUT AT FIRST YOU MUST
READ 10 MINUTES OF F*CKING BORING
SCROLLTEXT... DURING "SOFTY" ERA,I
JOINED "TDC-THE DREAM CORP." WITH
CREAM AND SOEREN. WE DID "CRIME TIME"
IN 1990 OR 1991. I THINK I MADE AN
"EASTER DEMO" TOO,BUT I DON'T REMIND
WHEN. IN 1992 THE RELEASE OF A X-MAS
MEGADEMO,AND THE SAME IN 1993 WHEN I
RELEASED IT UNDER THE LABEL "ACE".
THAT MAY BE ALL,POSSIBLY I FORGOT SOME
OTHER PROGRAMS.

- THE SAD END:WHY DID YOU QUIT?
- THE END WAS IN 1994. SCHOOL WAS OVER,
AND I STARTED TO WORK HAVING LESS TIME
SO I QUITTED TH SCENE. BUT I HAD SOME
PARTS WHICH WERE NEARLY FINISHED,E.G.
3 SPRITES OVER A HUGE DYCP SCROLLER. I
SENT THEM TO ELDER/SYN,MAYBE A SYNERGY
MEMBER WOULD FINISH THEM. BUT I NEVER
HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT.

- WHICH ARE THE BEST GAME,DEMO,USER ON
THE WHOLE +4 SCENE?
- THERE ARE SO MANY! GAME:"MERCENARY",
"ACE","GRAND PRIX CIRCUITS". DEMO:MOST
OF HUNGARIAN DEMOS! USER:"SCRIPT/PLUS"
IS A VERY COOL TEXT PROGRAM.

- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CURRENT SCENE?
- I FIND IT VERY COOL THAT STILL THERE
ARE SOME FOLKS THAT KEEP THIS OLD
MACHINE ALIVE. BUT THERE IS NO ONE I
KNOW FROM 'GOOD OLD TIMES'. THE STYLE
OF CODING IS BETTER THAN EVER!!
CONGRATULATIONS AND RESPECT!!

- EMULATION IS NOW CLOSER TO PERFECTION.
COULD IT BE A MOTIVATION TO COME BACK
ON +4?
- HARD TO SAY! IN MY EYES THERE WILL BE
ONLY A COMEBACK FOR THE 'OLD GUYS' WHO
CODED IN THE PAST ON +4,SO I ALSO
REFLECT ABOUT MAKING A NEW PROGRAM OR
DEMO. BUT MOST OF THE PPL I KNOW NEVER
HEARD ABOUT +4,THEY PREFER THEIR PC.
MOREOVER,TODAY 8BIT CODING IS OUT,
EXCEPT ABOUT CODING DISPLAY CONTROLERS
:-/

- I TRIED FOR MONTHS TO RUN "XMAS DEMO
'93" INTO MY 1541,HOPELESS! WHAT ABOUT
RELEASING A WORKING 1541 VERSION
- HOPPA,I THINK I USED TWO SPEEDERS FROM
PIGMY,THAT SUPPORT BOTH TYPES OF
FLOPPY. MAYBE I'L GIVE IT A TRY. BUT I
MEAN,DOES IT WORK UNDER YAPE'S 1541
EMULATION? DID YA LIKE THE DIRECTORTY?

- BLANK SPACE:TELL US ANYTHING YOU WANT.
- WELL,I DID MUCH OF BLABLA IN DA HOUSE,
CHECK IT OUT,YO... IN 2002 OR 2003 I
TRIED TO SEARCH ANYTHING ABOUT +4, I
WANTED TO KNOW IF IT WAS REALLY DEAD.
SO I FOUND THE PLUS4.EMUCAMP.COM SITE
VIA GOOGLE.DE,AND BY SEARCHING AND
READING I FOUND SOME OF MY NEARLY 10
YEARS OLD PROGRAMS. THAT WAS A REALLY
GOOD FEELING! I HOPE,THE SOUL OF THIS
SMALL BUT GREAT NACHINE WILL EVER
SURVIVE!! THANK YA FOR CHOOSING ME FOR
AN INTERVIEW!! STAY COOL AND CONTACT
ME!! MY HOMEPAGE,GERMAN TEXT ONLY:
HTTP://MAC-NUKEM.DE

- APROPOS,"LONE NEWS 17" IS OUT NOW!
- READ IT! COOL MAG. HOPE THAT MANY WILL
FOLLOW!
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