Not only are we back, but we also have exciting news: HBH, a Norwegian C64 scener active in the late 1980s and early 1990s, sent us a full box of letters and flyers. The treasure trove is currently being scanned and will start appearing here very soon. Here’s a sneak peek: Brainstorm, a small C64/Amiga paper zine published in 1988 by the Dutch C64 group Fire-Eagle. Only an advert demo for it has survived, the mag itself was considered lost. You can download a high resolution PDF here or browse the pages in the gallery below.
Here we go again with some old C64 cracker magazines supplied by AVH/Radwar. Some of them have been missing in action, some other have been circulating in lower-quality scans before. You can browse the covers in the gallery below, and download the PDFs from our archive. The Demozoo links provide credits for the mags’ content.
• Cracking Comic #5 by Hobbit/Fairlight, 1988 [PDF] [Demozoo]
• News #1/89 [PDF] [Demozoo]
• News #4/89 [PDF] [Demozoo]
• Pirates #8 by F4CG, 1990 [PDF] [Demozoo]
• Smasher #2, 1988 [PDF] [Demozoo]
Once again, some unusual Atari stuff. Lotek Style gave us the complete run of The New Mutant, a photocopied paper zine by his (nowadays quite well-known) Atari ST demogroup The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation (tSCc). This very peculiar magazine, published between 1992 and 1994 in German language, features content somewhere between music news, cyberpunk themes, and general teenage sillyness. Not much scene content, though – but hey, it’s an early product of a demoscene group. Here you can download PDF scans of issues #1 (1992) to #8 (1994).
Our quest for lost issues of the legendary papermag “Illegal” continues – and we just got a big step closer towards “catching ’em all”. Thanks to AVH/Radwar, here are issues #28, #32, #34, #35, and #38 (the last one). Stemming from between 1988 and 1991, the magazine’s phase of highest influence in the C64 cracking scene, these issues feature graphics by Hobbit/Fairlight and, inbetween a lot of silly nonsense, a wealth of materials and information on the scene. Click on the links at the issue numbers to download the scan PDFs.