April 22, 2006 at 19:16 #8602
1985 Achrex (C64)
1989 Pussy (Amiga)
1990-1993 Destiny – Energy – Fusion – Vision Factory – Agile (Sysop with Maddy of a BBS called ‘Metal Impact’)
1994 Founded G.O.D. (Global OverDose)
1996 Hoodlum – Quartex (Took over ‘Metal Impact’)
Late 1996 : busted for the BBS and cards of different nature…
1997 Founded Bad Karma as a hobby
Based in that very small country called Belgium, where a lot of the scene nutcases came from. (The Red Baron/BS1 – Phil Douglas – Junior/Fusion – Wildcard/Skid Row – Misfit/Nemesis – Freud – Duncan/The Band – …)
Ask me anything and if I remember, I will gladly elaborate!
April 23, 2006 at 04:18 #8633
Can you tell us more about Phil Douglas and also Bob Duncan ??
April 24, 2006 at 02:04 #8634
I met Phil Douglas twice. The first time was at the TRSI Eastern Conference in Louvain/Belgium. Not sure what group he was in at that moment ; I had just joined Vision Factory. Instead of hanging around for the techno party, a small group of people decided to hit the town. Phil, myself and I believe Metallica along with some other Skid Row-guys ended up in some african club and spent one hell of a night.
The second time was 18 months later at his house together with Freud. Phil was a great help cracking/training games for a group we had founded called G.O.D. (Global OverDose). Phil was in TKK then (Thrill Kill Kult ; a group he was in with Mok and some ex-Fusion members). He helped us with advice on patching/training games, even supplied us with an original (!) and sent us his cracks before they were released to the boards, so that GOD could put out a trainer before the competition (Anthrox) could
After that, contact frequency dropped and we never spoke/met again. To add to the legend: I can confirm that Phil succesfully cracked Pc and AGA games on his A500+, releasing them without ever being able to test the game. Pretty impressive
Bob Duncan I believe was German and has nothing to do with (Belgian) Duncan who was involved with The Band and who later founded Angels. I never met him in person. Had numerous chats with him on Flying Saucer BBS (Spreadpoint BHQ)
April 24, 2006 at 02:04 #8635
when i think of TCB, The Colonel immediatly springs to mind..
can’t really remember why tho’.. cosops maybe?
April 24, 2006 at 02:10 #8636
Colonel was a co-sysop on Metal Impact and a very good friend. He and I lost contact when I got busted which is about 10 years ago. What I’d give to have a talk with him!
April 24, 2006 at 02:20 #8637
yea now i remember.. i think we talked alot to on #amielite round that time..
nice to see you back tcb
And Colonel is probably hanging round some site like us on a nostlagia trip.. =)
July 12, 2007 at 23:34 #8638
hey TCB, what was the scene like around 1996, i would be assuming the amiga was almost dead around that time. were you you shifting to trading console or was there still much going on for the amiga?
July 13, 2007 at 09:30 #8639
Well, I have a double feeling about that period. There were still quite a few releases, but everyone knew the Amiga was dying. This meant there was hardly anyone interested in "investing" into this scene ; the result was a sort of monopoly by a few selected groups. Prestige is the best example of that and their Consoles-section Cream had a similar impact. (Especially for JAP-releases) Prestige had the resources and hardly any (real) competition. In the rare event they did have some competition, the talent of their members (Mok!) made the difference.
But 1996 was also the year when all BBS started to hit their all-time records ; especially in Europe. This was thanks to Telnet-access and the fact that with a relative low investment, you could run a lot of nodes. All of a sudden, it no longer mattered where a BBS was located and speeds up to 2000 or 3000 CPS were an incredible thing. Quite a few BBS’s ran Amiga / Consoles / PC (Games only) sections.
Next, 4 things happened:
1. Nobody wanted calling cards anymore, as they became scarce, unreliable and expensive. The downside was that the scene became global and was no longer a closed user group.
2. The ‘normal’ BBS-nodes were hardly ever used and sysops started decomissioning them to the point BBS were "Telnet-only"
3. The Amiga section started cluttering up with Aminet and PD-stuff and the rare ‘real’ release.
4. Since people had to be on the internet anyway to get access to BBS, they started looking at different ways of getting their stuff. (Webpages, IRC, FTP’s)
In the end, BBS were only used by die-hard fans & nostalgia-freaks. And a new type of scene emerged: FTP-sites ; and we all know how the story went from there.
Come to think of it, even the scene is a cycle
July 14, 2007 at 00:44 #8640
Oye TCB, why were you never a member from The Band ? Gonthar/The Band
July 16, 2007 at 10:44 #8641
What became of dirk (mad shitbrain) ?
July 16, 2007 at 13:13 #8642
Dirk (Mad Shitbrain aka Maddy) sold his Amiga in 1994 if memory serves me. He got a Pc and has turned into a ‘re-creative’ computer-user You can look him up on Google and you’ll find his personal website if you knew him well enough!
July 25, 2007 at 00:35 #8643
Found his site, it’s all in belgian language but i guess i can understand it roughly.
March 3, 2010 at 16:29 #8645
Next, 4 things happened: 1. Nobody wanted calling cards anymore, as they became scarce, unreliable and expensive. The downside was that the scene became global and was no longer a closed user group.
and boxing became harder as well
December 25, 2010 at 00:40 #8646
Hola TCB.. its Junior from FUSION….
What’s up man, long time no see you…
i have been chatting with maddy but lost contact with you…
what are you doing now… ???
As you can see i am back for some Nostalgy…
Greets to all of you…
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