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Complex (CLX)

Complex is an Amiga demo group.

Members

FIN 
  • Artifex (Henri Loikkanen, gfx, ex Stellar, 12/92-08/96)
  • Banzai (code, ex Advance)
  • Blade (06/92)
  • Breeze (ex Amaze, new ca 01-06/92)
  • Cable (code, 06/92)
  • Cockatrice (gfx, 06/92-95)
  • Delorean (Sakari Hannula, music, 06/92-95)
  • Der HM (Mika, music sysop 'THE WATCHTOWER', previously in Gate, 07/91-95)
  • Dweezil (code)
  • Fuzzy (trade, ex Dual Crew, 02/93-03/94)
  • Gremlin (gfx, 06-07/92)
  • Hotshot (Jarkko Sopanen, gfx, ex Stellar, 08/93-95)
  • Hyde (Harri Hytoenen, trade, 06/92-12/94)
  • JHL (code sysop 'ZENLANDIA', ex TRSI)
  • Jugi (Jukka Kaartinen, gfx music, 06/92-04/94)
  • Mic Dair (Aki Sihvonen, mainorg music trade sysop 'NAUSEA', 06/92-95)
  • Outlaw (Janne Kontkanen, code, 10/94)
  • Reward (Sami Vanhatalo, gfx, ex Scoopex, new 92-08/96)
  • Tai-Pan (Antti Toiviainen, code, 06/92-95)
  • Tom (code, ex Advance)
  • Zeque (code, ex Reflect, new mid93-95)
  • Zoltar (music, ex Advance)
GER 
SWE 
  • Damien (sysop 'PURPLE PLEXUS', ex Aurora)
  • Pace (Roger Andersson, swap, ex Insane, new late 94)
N-L 
  • Camelot (sysop 'ETERNAL CHAOS')
 ??? 
  • Blue (ex Offworld, 06/92)
  • Camelot (04/94)
  • Contra (ex Niagara [no entry], new late93)
  • Dalton (code)
  • King Cobra (sysop, new 06/95)
  • Mr.Spiv (fin? code, 04/94-95)
  • Nukeman (ex Anthrox)
  • Olwi (code, 04/95)
  • PHS (ex Offworld, 06/92)
  • Proton (code, 95)
  • Shade (ex Offworld)
  • TNM (04/94)

Group History

Complex is a legendary demo crew, based in Finland, where their leader Mic Dair lives. For a great many years they worked on the Amiga, though they now seem to have abandoned our platform completely in favour of the PC. Their PC section still has most of the original members, like Jugi. Mr.Spiv is the author of the packer program StoneCracker. German musician Virgill joined Complex according to PRP4, but Virgill made music for the TRSI demo "Twin Peaks" [12/96]... I believe the truth is closer to a double membership. They have released an unknown number of issues of their diskmag "Maggy". Artifex came 2nd at at ASM95 with "Mystery". When King Cobra rejoined 06/95, the news read '...is back with a new board'.

1990 
Hyde left the group to join up with rising star Image around the middle of the year, but left after a not too short time, and eventually found his way back to Complex.
1991 
The Finnish board 'COMPLEX SOFTBANK' (pc section) was busted late 91, and this was the first real Finnish bust. Mr.Nice Guy moved to France, and joined Delight under the handle Mr.NGY late in the year.
1992 
The group was strengthened when Finnish coder Epidemic joined from Addonic around january. Finnish Breeze/Amaze also joined around january. A German section was formed around january by Mike D./Anarchy, Tomcat/Awesome, Fade One, Cannon and Darkstar from Company. Celat joined Supplex, while finnish graphician Morpheus left for Chrome in september. The three Germans Crash (code), Argon (code) and Mincer (trade) joined from Adept around october.
1993 
Coder Epidemic (ex Addonic, 06/92-93) joined Banal Projects some time during 1993; He did NOT join Virtual Dreams, as claimed in Spaceballs' "R.A.W #6" [12/93]. During his time in Complex he worked on some intros [92 and 93] as well as the musicdisk "Book of Songs" [93].
1994 
After releasing their last demo for Complex, "Real" [04/94], musician Clawz and coder Gengis (both ex Digital, new ca 11-12/93) decided to leave to form their own group called Bomb Software in August 1994. They left behind a few great demos for Complex, most notably "Origin" [12/93], which won The Party 93 demo competition!
1995 
Swedish sysop Ozone ('FAR OUT', 04/94) joined Classic (new) 06/95. Ozone was the modem organizer. German board 'SKARA BRAE' was busted 06/95. French graphician Eloy (ex Digital, 12/93-04/94) left for Scoopex late 95.
  • German graphician Noogman (08/93-04/94) joined Artwork.
  • Coder Stelios (mid 94) was kicked out, but joined Scoopex only to move on to CNCD in a matter of days!.
  • Peace has been kicked out.
  • Finnish coder Fraction got kicked.
  • Python (ex Byterapers) and Zoltar were kicked.
  • Swedes Lando and Xstaz (sysop 'THE ICE PALACE', ex Legend) both joined Global Overdose.
  • German trader Mincer (ex Adept, 03/93) left the scene.
  • Fabulous german musician Bit Arts (ex Sanity) left Complex, and later also the scene. One of the greatest losses the scene has ever suffered, IMHO...
  • German ex-Anarchy graphician E.Toball was kicked.
  • French graphician Titan (Sebire Laurent, ex Digital, 04/94) left. He was later in Bomb Software. Titan drew a great fullscreen picture for the demo "Real" [04/94].
  • German Speed (ex Mexx, new RAW6) was kicked out mid 93. He changed his handle to Rakiem and joined Dreamdealers.
  • Finnish coder Saviour (06/92-95) left to join Damones. R.A.W #6 also mentions Drifter, but look below for more on THAT confusion... Saviour worked on his commercial game "Elfmania" for about a year, before it was released in the summer of 1994.
  • Finns Guru and Stratos (both ex Decept, 07/92) left to form their own group; Sahara Surfers. This happened sometime between 07/92 and mid 93... They also seem to have joined Parallax at the same time!
  • German swapper Mike D. (ex Anarchy, 06/92) left the scene.
  • American Freddy Krueger, sysop 'BOILER ROOM' (ex Scoopex) left to join Global Overdose.
  • French coder Schmoovy Schmoov left to form Universal Soldiers with his friend Monty/Paradox.
  • Finns Zany, Open Eyes (both ex Offworld) and Papa Smurf joined Virtual Dreams). Due to the fact that they left, some credits in "Book of Songs" were omitted by Complex! See the review for more.
  • Four german coders; Crazy Crack (ex Mexx), Crash & Argon (both ex Adept, 12/92-04/94) and Raw Style (code, ex Jetset, 08/94) all left to join Polka Brothers 12/94. Crazy Crack made the intro "A500 HOMAGE" as a sort of farewell to Complex before he left. Upstream #10 carried the news, but misspellt Crazy Crack as Crazy Jack!
  • Finnish musician Stargazer (07/92) decided to rejoin Sonic after just a brief period in Complex.
  • Finnish graphician Drifter (ex Cyberiad, 12/92-93) left the scene. However, R.A.W #6 says he rejoined Accession, and in another place that he joined Damones with Saviour!! Confusion status: Total.
  • German graphician Tomcat (ex Awesome, new ca 01/92-04/94), who drew the great logo in "GOSPEL KARAOKE", joined Shining 8.

Releases

See Complex/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Skid Row Cracktro (ECS Intro)

Credits 
  • code: Dalton
  • gfx: n/a
  • music: Jugi

The Ultimate Sinus (1989)

PU-240 (1990?, ECS File)

Credits 
  • code: Tai-Pan
  • gfx: Frank/Anonyms
  • music: Walkman/IT

Maggy #9 (1991, ECS Multifile Diskmag)

INT Credits 
  • code: Tom
  • gfx: n/a
  • music: n/a
MAG Credits 
  • code: Python
  • gfx: n/a
  • music: n/a
  • editor: Hyde

Stateline (1992, ECS Demo)

Credits 
  • code: Zany
  • gfx: Open Eyes
  • music: Stargazer
Info 
By the subgroup Inner Universe.

Vector Preview (1992, 09.06, ECS File)

Credits 
  • code: Tai-Pan
  • gfx/music: Jugi
Info 
Winner of the Society Summer Conference 92 demo competition!

Universal Intensity (1992, 09.06, ECS Disk)

Info 
3rd in the Society Summer Conference 92 demo competition.

Gospel Karaoke (1992, late .06, ECS File)

Credits 
  • code: Saviour
  • gfx:
    • Tomcat (logo)
    • Cockatrice (cross)
    • Jugi (fonts)
  • music: Der HM

Delirium (1992, 26.07, ECS Trackmo)

Credits 
  • code: Saviour,
  • gfx:
    • Jugi
    • Stratos (chesslogo)
    • Gremlin (frog logo)
  • music:
    • DeLorean
    • Jugi
Info 
2nd in the Assembly 92 demo competition.

Compo Intro (1992, 28.12, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits 
  • code: Epidemic
  • gfx: Drifter
  • music: Stargazer
Info 
12th in The Party 92 40k intro competition.

Puuro (1992, 27.12, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits 
  • code: Crash
  • gfx:
    • Open Eyes
    • Artifex
  • music: "(c)hip-2" by Stargazer
Info 
20th in The Party 92 40k intro competition.

An Old...Intro! (1993, .01, ECS Intro)

Credits 
  • code: Epidemic
  • gfx: Drifter
  • music: "(c)hip-2" by Stargazer

Book of Songs (1993, ECS Musicdisk, 2 disks)

Credits 
  • code: Epidemic
  • gfx:
    • Jugi
    • Artifex
    • Drifter
    • Hotshot
  • music:
    • Jugi
    • DeLorean
Info 
Since Zany and Open Eyes left, the rest of Complex decided to leave out the credit for their work on this! In fact, Open Eyes did all the fonts and one small picture, and Zany coded the hardware loader! The disk got its name since each song is represented as a page in a book. EuroChart #30 says Saviour was the coder... [glenn]

Equipoise (1993, 10.04, Demo)

Info 
Released at The Gathering 93.

Paradigma (1993, 02.08, ECS File)

Credits 
  • code:
    • Crash
    • Argon
  • gfx:
    • Hotshot
    • Artifex
    • Noogman (uncredited)
  • music: "Nagual_Dance2" by Jugi and Delorean
Info 
Winner of the 680xx Convention 1993 demo competition!

Origin (1993, 28.12, AGA Trackmo, 2 disks)

Credits 
  • code: Gengis
  • gfx:
    • Titan
    • Hof
    • Mack
    • Alex (raytrace)
  • music: "Fx4" and "Supreme In Black" by Clawz (ProRunner 1.0 format)
Info 
Winner of The Party 93 demo competition!

Real (1994, 24.04, AGA File)

Credits 
  • code: Gengis
  • gfx: Titan, Eloy (additional), Hof (additional)
  • music: "Cyberotica" and "Help Tha Fool" by Clawz (ProRunner 1.0 format)
Info 
Winner of the Saturne Party 2 demo competition!

Resolution (1994, mid, ECS File)

Credits 
  • code: Stelios
  • gfx: Reward
  • music: Jugi

Seduction (1994, .07, Musicdisk)

Credits 
  • code: Gengis
  • gfx:
    • Hof (load pic)
    • Alex
  • music:
    • Clawz
    • Delorean (Tracker Packer 3 format)
Info 
Modules from Clawz are Mixed Up, Refreshing, Sunk In Ink and Post Modern. Gengis and Clawz' last production for Complex, before leaving to form [[[Bomb Software (group)|Bomb Software]] in August. I want this one!!

Dive (1994, 06.08, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits 
  • production:
    • Crash
    • Sire
Info 
10th in the Assembly 94 40k intro competition.

Pee Wee (1994, 06.08, Intro?)

Credits 
  • code: RawStyle
  • gfx: Noogman
  • music: Audiomonster
Info 
Released at Assembly 94, but not in the competitions. In fact I have no idea what this is! :)

A500 Homage (1994, 28.12, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits 
  • code: Crazy Crack
  • gfx: Artifex
  • music: Einstein/Mexx
Info 
11th in The Party 4 40k intro competition.

Wormhole (1995, 14.04, ECS 020+ 64k Intro)

Credits 
Info 
3rd in The Gathering 95 64k intro competition.

Tequila Chart #11 (1995, 01.07, Chartmag)

Credits 
  • code: Rioter/Equinox
  • gfx: Artifex
  • music: "Fluffy_Fassion" by Loxley/Equinox (Tracker Packer 3 format)
  • editors:
    • Excalibur
    • Blizzard/TDS
Info 
Cooperation with The Doodles^Shock (TDS).

Dive (1995, 13.08, Demo)

Info 
6th in the Assembly 95 demo competition.
Same name as their previous 40k intro...

BBS's

  • CELTIC PATH (ger)
  • TOTAL CHAOS (ger)

External Links

http://www.komplex.org/

Music in the UnExoticA collection

The following demos in the UnExoticA collection were created by Complex.

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Real 1994 Saturne Party 2
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