Defjam

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Defjam (1987-)

Members

SWE
Antiaction (Stefan Boberg, code crack, ex D-Mob, +inactive+, 12/90)
Archmage (founder, 87-11/88)
Buntz (ex Amaze (old))
Conquest (crack, 06/90)
Gehenna (founder, 87-11/88)
Mr.Thompson (sysop 'EAST BBS', later Mystic, 10/90)
Ted (Ted Parnefors, code, ex The Silents, +inactive+, 90-06/92)
The Baron (sysop 'THE WEST BBS', 01/95)
Zonic (ex Amaze (old))
GER
Captain Midnight (sysop 'THE TWILIGHT ZONE', 09/91)
Ultra (Ingo, trade sysop 'ULTRA BOX', later Alpha Flight, 11/90-01/91)
BEL
Spike (sysop 'MONKEY ISLAND')
USA
Mr.Speeder (sysop 'THUNDERDOME')
 ???
Boomerang
Fenzie
George Two (ex Spreadpoint)
Jarre (crack)
Kazer (sysop, ex Noxious, new 92)
Lorien
Matthew (ex Spreadpoint)
Pennywise
Roach (train)
Slash (ger? trade, ex Spreadpoint, 01/91)
Tilt (ex Spreadpoint)


Group History

Defjam was born in Sweden towards the end of 1987, by Gehenna, Archmage and a third guy who quickly left the scene. They quickly became one of the REALLY big cracker groups in the dawn of the Amiga scene, but then just sort of fell apart, with no actual leaving occuring. Antiaction never really left or found a new group; today he is working as a computer game programmer. He was also the author of Defjam Packer 3.2 (and its forerunners Tetra-Pack, made while he was in Tetragon) and one of the Amiga's most used apps of all time, the archiver LhA.

In their time, Defjam also participated in a number of cooperations. The earliest was probably with Computerbrains Cracking Service (CCS), but there has also been coops with Red Sector Inc (late 88) and Angels (old).

1990 
Around the middle of the year, the German division left to become a group in their own right, Supreme (old). It seems Defjam got a new German division though, since there are German members registered long after that.


  • Swedish Crayone joined Strange (old).
  • Finnish coder Smircher joined Vectra.
  • Swedish coder T.Phraud/T.Phroud? joined Shining 8.
  • Swedish sysop Mogwai ('STREETS OF FIRE') joined Agile.
  • Australian trainer Caddy (03/91) joined the new Oracle.
  • Buntz took with him the board 'SERPENT SOCIETY' from Amaze (old), but it was later closed in Defjam (pre 07/92).
  • Swedish coder Il Scuro (Ron Birk, new 01/88) left the scene back in 1990. He is co-author of the PlaySID system, and he's been living in Boston, USA since 04/95.
  • Eckhead joined Voice.

Releases

Pixel Nation (ECS Demo)

Snurkel (ECS File)

David Whittaker Music Mix (1988, ECS Musicdisk)

Info 
Cooperation with The Young Ones.
Contains music from games like Bubble Bobble, Feud, Leviathan, Tetris and Xenon. Classics one and all...

Intro (1992, 18.06, ECS Intro)

Credits 
Code 
Ted
Gfx 
n/a
Music 
n/a
Info 
Cooperation with CCS.


BBS's

  • PLEASURE POINT (usa, 09/90)
  • THE M25 (eng, 11/90)
  • DIGITAL CRIME (ita, 09/90)
  • THE SENATORY (bel, 09/90)