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Fairlight (FLT, 1987-)

FLT is almost as old as the C64 scene is, and has always been one of the 'big' crews. They were formed in 1987 by Black Shadow, who for quite some time worked on both platforms. He was joined by the other original founder of FLT on the C64 in february 1988, Strider. They used to be a multipurpose group, with both cracking and demo activities. Now they have a demo division (Virtual Dreams) to take care of that part of the operation. Also, several of them have branched onto the PC. FLT is now basically a company, selling console copiers and the like, but with strong scene roots. Strider has since moved to Belgium, and then San Diego, California, USA, but I've still got him registered in Sweden, since that's where most of his scene activities occured.

SWE
Black Shadow (founder supply code crack exsysop 'SEVENTH HEAVEN' EHQ, 87-92)
Damage (sysop 'THE DUNGEON' EHQ, 05-12/91)
Danko (Tomas Danko, music, 09/89)
Exolon (code crack, 08/89-12/91)
Gaston (crack, ex Hyperion, +inactive+ but still a member, working on games, 05/91-97)
Hof (trade sysop 'FAR OUT', ex Scoopex)
Istvan (sysop 'MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE', ex Red Sector Inc., new mid '90-10/90)
JBM (trade, ex Dual Crew, new summer '91-'96)
Princip (sysop 'INTERCHANGE' EHQ, 09/96)
Rebel (sysop 'TRANCENTRAL' EHQ opened 91, 07/91-01/95)
Sandman (sysop 'SANCTUARY', 01/95)
Sauron (J. Lindahl, code, later Miracle, 12/89)
Shaggy (ex Dual Crew)
Strider (Tony Krvaric, founder crack, 02/88-12/91)
Xerxes (sysop 'GLOBAL EFFECT', doublememb Reflex, later Rage, 01/95)
GER
Bob Duncan (crack)
Luke and Chuck (supply sysops 'THE FUCK SHOP', 05/91-10/93)
Rudi (ex Dynamix)
Sagor (sysop 'TOTAL KAOS', ex Ministry)
Selim (ex Dynamix)
Siriax (swap, ex Interpol (old))
Smudo (ex Arise (old))
Sniffy (sysop 'SPIRITUAL HEALING')
ENG
Majic Mushroom (swap, ex Lemon. (old), new late '93)
N.O.M.A.D (crack, ex Scoopex, Genesis (old), Angels (old), Quartex (old), Skid Row (old), Ministry, Nemesis (old), Fairlight (amiga))
Rambo (sysop 'HARDCORE HEAVEN')
Reflex (sysop 'A KIND OF MAGIC')
Scrote (sysop 'THE KRYPT', 08/93)
Warlord (ex Dual Crew, 09/91, NOT 11-12/91)
ITA
Tiger (sysop 'ICC BBS', aka Tiger-9, 09-12/91)
HOL
Sleeping Bag (sysop 'CRYSTAL PALACE', 08-11/90)
FRA
Cypher and Mery (sysops 'HANG LOOSE', ex Analog, new early93-10/93)
DEN
Ramirez (sysop 'SUFFOCATION', ex Majic 12, 10/93)
Tarzan (sysop 'PLASTIC PASSION', 10/93)
FIN
Cosy (trade, doublememb Digital (old), 03/94)
Immortal (sysop 'CHILD IN TIME', 04/95)
JHH & Zodiac (sysops 'STONE HENGE', 04/95)
NOR
Wilfo (ex The Shadows [c64])
CAN
Big Balls (sysop 'ROBINS FIRST ORGASM', 04/95)
USA
Big Boss (sysop 'MIRAGE' WHQ, 05/92-10/93)
Ghetto Boyz (sysops 'THE GHETTO', 09/93-04/95)
Hosehead (sysop 'GREAT WHITE NORTH' distsite)
Pizzaman (sysop 'FLATLINERS' WHQ, ex Agile, 05-12/91)
Scorpian (sysop 'DIGITAL CIRCUS', 04/95)
???
6pack (trade, ex Equinox, new early 93)
Abaddon (ex Amaze (old), new pre 07/92)
Abandon (ex Rage, new RAW3)
Dave (crack, 10/90)
Dennis the Menace (supply, 05/92)
Drone No:5 (swe? supply, 05-09/91, NOT 11-12/91)
Eternal (sysop)
Fashion Light
Fauser (ex Rage)
Galahad (crack, 01/96-12/97)
Genius (music, 02-12/91)
Lecter (trade, ex Equinox, new early93)
Lord Zero (swap trade, ex Legend)
Mac (new late92)
Oliver (ex Mute 101, new late90)
Organic (music, ex Shining)
Plauze (ex Vanish, new mid91)
Problem Child (new early 92)
Ramius (new 12/91)
Rubicon (code gfx, ex Aurora)
Sarge (gfx, early90-12/91)
Semtex (supply, 01/96)
Silencer (11-12/91)
Supermann (gfx, ex Prime, new 06/91, NOT 11-12/91)

Group History

1990
...was a year with cracks done by several guys, including veteran Exolon, Onyx and Dave. Some cracks were even done by 'Allah from Kuwait', but this was probably just one of the regular guys working under a pseudonym. Swedish coder Celebrandil (ex North Star, new 1989-12/89) joined Phenomena sometime this year.
1991
This would be the year Gaston did all the cracks. Exolon and The Black Shadow remained on the memberlist, but did not crack anything. Supplying was mostly handled by Splatt! and Drone No:5 (who by the end of the year was mysteriously not on the memberlist any longer...) with the occasional game from JBM, Luke & Chuck, Stik and Stone. Towards the end of the year (11 or 12/91) FLATLINERS lost its WHQ status, but Pizzaman remained on the memberlist (did he close?). The new WHQ was APOCALYPSE, sysopped by POW (new 10/91). Among the members that came and went were Stone (supply, 08/91) and Stik (supply, 08/91). Tiger's Italian BBS ICC BBS was listed 09-10/91, but only his name and not the board 11-12/91...
1992
The group's WHQ BBS 'APOCALYPSE' and its sysop POW (new 10/92) stepped down in may, to concentrate on the PC and console scenes. Shortly after, he left the group entirely and joined Ministry. The new WHQ became MIRAGE and its sysop Big Boss.
  • The board 'BRAINDEAD' left/was kicked.
  • The board 'DANSE MACABRE' joined Dynamix.
  • Coder and cracker Tom (09-12/91) left the scene.
  • Swedish sysop Zike ('PLEASURE ZONE', 03/90) left.
  • English supplier and legendary sysop Splatt! ('SPLATTER HOUSE', 05/91-09/93) left the scene Christmas 1993. During his time in FLT, he left and rejoined three times, among others to Ministry (RAW4) and TRSI!
  • German Chuck changed handle to Evil Death and joined Angels (new) (RAW5). I do not know if this is the same Chuck as the member of the 'Luke & Chuck' sysop team mentioned above.
  • Turkish Imperator joined Dynamix 93.
  • Deathbringer joined Zenith (RAW4).
  • Hotmilk (sysop) joined Panic (RAW4).
  • Norwegian sysop Phonebilly ('ELEGANT MACHINERY', ex The Silents, new RAW2) joined Crystal 09/92.
  • Italian sysop Highlander ('PARADISE DREAM', 05/92) joined Anthrox (RAW4).
  • Norwegian sysop Scratcher ('TOTAL PANIC', ex Palace, new RAW4, 10/93) soon joined Crusaders. This is slightly weird, since I have him verified 10/93, and RAW4 was published late '92...
  • English sysop Kitaro ('MILLENNIA', ex Alpha Flight, 05/92-09/93) joined 2000 AD, but later left for Skid Row (old) with a few others. It seems he later returned, since I have him verified in FLT 10/93...
  • German sysop E-605 ('BLACK SHADOW') joined United Forces.
  • Swedish musician Mantronix (ex Warfalcons, 10/90) was later in Razor 1911.
  • Swedes Judge and Pernod (gfx) joined Horizon early '90.
1993
Ministry UK members join Fairlight and help Fairlight dominate the amiga scene in 1993-1994

Releases

Exceller 8 #1 (1988, ECS Multifile Diskmag)

Info
Cooperation with North Star [details].

Exceller VIII #2 (1989, .02, ECS Multifile Diskmag)

Info
Cooperation with North Star [details].

BBS Intro (The Fuck Shop BBS) (1989?, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Tom
gfx
n/a
music
Melodee (= Mel O'Dee?)

Grodan Boll (1989, ECS File)

Credits
code
Exolon
gfx
n/a
music
Titan/North Star

Raytracing (1989, 29.12, Demo)

Credits
code
Sauron
gfx
Static/Rebels (flt logo), Vigilante (animated earth bobs), Mikael Balle/The Silents (fonts), Celebrandil (raytracing)
music
"Rage" by n/a (NoiseTracker MOD format)
Info
Released at the Christmas Party '89.

Invitation by Fairlight + Horizon + Miracle (1990, early, ECS File)

Credits
code
Sauron/Miracle
gfx
Sarge, Static/Rebels, Vigilante/Fairlight
music
Danko/Phenomena
Info
Invitation to the Swedish Elite Easter Conference '90.

Grunka (1990, 03.11, Demo)

Info
Released at the Amiga Halloween Conference '90.

Photocall (1991?, ECS File)

Credits
code
Exolon
gfx
n/a
music
The Wiz

BBS's

  • BEYOND REALITY WHQ (usa, 12/97)
  • IRON FORTRESS WHQ (usa, 03-11/90)
  • PROGRAMMER'S HEAVEN (usa, earlier SPAZTIC BBS, 03-10/90)
  • BAD RELIGION (usa)
  • CATASTROPHE (usa, 05/92)
  • MAFIA CRACK CREW (usa, sometimes without the 'CRACK' name, 05/92)
  • TRADE LINE BBS (usa)
  • THE EMPIRE (usa, 09-10/93)
  • CHAOTIC ENTITY (usa, 03-10/93)
  • SMALL HOURS (usa, 09-10/93)
  • ROAD TO NOWHERE (usa, 03/93)
  • TIGERS TALON (ger)
  • DOPE HOUSE (swe, 09-10/93)
  • NEUROBASHING (swe) (was closed 12/94, though it's uncertain whether it was in FLT at the time...)
  • OFFSHORE (eng, 09-10/93)
  • BUBBLE BOBBLE (eng)
  • CITY LIMITS (eng, 05-07/91)
  • LAST FRONTIER (ita, 05/92)
  • ARACHNOS (ita)
  • SPACE STATION (ita, 09-10/93)
  • MOONSTONE (fra)
  • TOTAL PANIC (nor, 10/93)
  • HALLOWED POINT (swi)
  • VIOLATOR'S PLACE (swi, 08-11/90)
  • OASIS


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