Hitmen started mainly as German cracking group on the C64, founded as a one man group by Jihad/Action (crack) in may of 1990, which it stayed until the entire German section of Vision joined around december the same year. It later turned into a Demo- and reverseengineering Group which is active on many different Platforms.
Hitmen has disbanded twice, the first time it dissolved in 1991 and got rebuild in 1992, just to dissolve again in the beginning of 1993 and get rebuild once more in 1995. Unlike in other similar cases in the Scene, all "reincarnations" were "official" and initiated by the original members, namely Jihad and Curlin.
- Curlin (code crack gfx, 09/95-)
- Groepaz ([real name removed by personal request], code, 09/95-)
- Jihad (crack, 09/95-)
- Shok'Ray (ex Onslaught, also in Megastyle Productions [details], 09/95-??).
- Peacemaker (fix, 09/95-)
- Raze (09/95-??)
- Sabotage (01/96)
- Tyron (09/95-??)
- Vortex (09/95-??)
- Jinx (09/95-01/96)
- Lawnmoverman (09/95-01/96)
- Moonchild (code)
- Erol (Erol Tahirovic, code)
- Tranziie (09/95-)
- Jayce (01/96)
- Marcus (01/96)
- Moby (01/96)
- Death (Marc Lange, swap, 02-03/92).
- Bass (ex Internal Affairs, new 12/90)
- Hires (ex Internal Affairs, new 12/90)
- Jihad (crack, 91)
- Lynx (Jörg Kosicki, swap, 03/92)
- Mad B (ex Internal Affairs, new 12/90)
- Mad Butcher (Ralf, swap, 01/91)
- Tom (01/91)
- Curse (swap, early91)
- Ixon (swap, early91)
- Mason (new early91)
- Stanze (new early91)
- Cevin (crack, 91)
- Derse (ex Ruthless, new 12/90)
- Fox (ex Paramount, new 12/90)
- Mystical Paradize +49-2137-13*** (HQ, ger, 01/96, offline, Sysop: Peacemaker)
- The Dungeon +1-214-342-7*** (US-HQ, usa, 09/95-01/96, offline, Sysop: Alchemist)
- Warez Aquarium +46-837-1*** (EHQ, swe, offline, Sysop: Sledge/Fairlight)
- Internet: ftp://ftp.inf.bme.hu (ex, Sysop: Jean/Chromance)
Note: to help keeping track of what certain members did before their time in hitmen, and also in those periods when hitmen was officially "dead" there is also some info included that doesnt strictly belong to the history of hitmen.
- 12th October 1987
- "Theme Last Ninja/TBD+Cobra" (TBD==Jihad)
- 22nd February 1988
- "Amica Painter/TF5" (Racoon was a member of this Group)
- 28th August 1988
- From Sex'n'Crime 3 (20th May 1989)
- DARRY DISASTER (ex-CRYPT) said that SCRATCHER of PARAMOUNT ripped a scroll routine from him. actually i think it was the other way around... [note: Scratcher was a Member of ICE before]
- The SHARKS+VISION meeting will probably be held ever 1.saturday each month in frankfurst/germany. so, the next meeting will be on 3rd June 1989
- 22nd May 1989
- "The last Gig/Vision+ICE" by Curlin/VSN, Groepaz/VSN, The Miracle Man/ICE
- From Sex'n'Crime 4 (17th June 1989)
- ACTION wrote in their MAGIC NEWS that SEX'N'CRIME said they are members of the FEDERATION AGAINST IKARI. well, they are not. sorry, i didn't know that SPITFIRE doesn't have the slightest bit of dignity. usually people start a war for nothing... but IKARI said SPITFIRE was a LAMER... and SPITFIRE didn't seem to care at all... was IKARI really that powerfull ? anyway, ACTION is in war with the SHARKS, BEASTIE BOYS and ARRAY. I personally think that the SHARKS are pretty cool. they might not have any good crackers but they really got fast originals just like ACTION. well, the two other groups... (aaarrrggghhh...) the word 'lame' is too good for them...
- From Sex'n'Crime 5 (July 1989)
- VISION made a new magazine, called VINEWS which doesn't contain that many news at all and their main-program isn't that good either. why does everyone have to do a magazine lately ? the more magazine will hit the scene the less every issue will be spread. so, it doesn't make any sence. If you got any news to tell, send them to
MAGNETIC DREAMS, MAGIC NEWS, SEX'N'CRIME or to any paper magazine !
- From Sex'n'Crime 8 (October 1989)
- WEASEL and DEE JAY joined CRAZY.
- 2nd October 1989
- Found AFL intro with this date in it, made by Curlin (aka Marcus/AFL)
- 2nd December 1989
- "Abdul Khan/Alpha Flight+Vision" by Curlin (aka Marcus/AFL), Groepaz (aka Toby/AFL), Jihad/VSN
Hitmen (1st Generation)
Back in 1989 Jihad and Curlin (at that time called Accu) have been members of Action... While Curlin left Action and joined Vision after he got into troubles with Spitfire/Action for some reason, Jihad still continued doing finest Quality cracks for Action. After a short time also Jihad was unhappy in Action, because of Spitfire's behaviour, so he wanted to teach him a lesson. Hitmen was born, with Jihad still being the main cracker in Action so we also got the newest originals available in Germany. Jihad was acting under the handle of The Barrel for Hitmen, Curlin was spreading the Hitmen wares as a freelancer these days, after a short while people were questioning who Hitmen was... Also Spitfire was getting mad as Hitmen was nearly as fast as Action and even did better versions. After a short time Jihad and Curlin joined Hitmen under their real handle. At that time also Twist was working for us. We became more successful and bigger.
Most of the following history is taken from Disk Magazines from around the time
- From Sex and Crime 13 (March 1990)
- RALF (editor of LOVE AND SEX) was kicked out of ALPHAFLIGHT. he won't release any new issue of his magazine until he has joined a new group. MARKUS changed his name into ACCU, left ALPHAFLIGHT and joined ACTION. [note: Ralf == Racoon, Markus == Curlin]
- May 1990
- (??/??/90) "Blood Money +3/Hitmen" cracked by The Barrel (aka Jihad) This seems to be the first ever Hitmen release, the crack itself doesn't mention any release date, but the game is from may so that's probably also when the crack was done.
- From Sex'n'Crime 16 (June 1990)
- since JIHAD stopped and SPITFIRE prefers amiga ACTION might die very soon.
- From Sex'n'Crime 17 (14 July 1990)
- ACCU left ACTION,changed his handle into PUBLIC ENEMY and joined FLASH INC. [note: ACCU == Curlin]
- From Sex'n'Crime 18 (August 1990)
- according to SPITFIRE, ACCU didn't leave the group, he did not rename and he did not join FLASH INC.. [note: ACCU == Curlin]. The ALPHAFLIGHT+PARAMOUNT co-operation splitted up, both groups are even in war with each other now !
- FLIMBO of PARAMOUNT changed his name into JALT. BLACK ART and TOM TAYLOR left ALPHAFLIGHT and joined PARAMOUNT. EXCELLENZ of PARAMOUNT joined X-RAY. there were a few internal problems in PARAMOUNT, but two different stories:
- 1st Version: SCRATCHER and DR.DEATH were very lazy and talked shit, so PARAMOUNT kicked them out.
- 2nd Version: STING and PARAMOUNT DESIGN coded a game, but STING ripped some routines from SCRATCHER and DR.DEATH, without giving them credits or money. so SCRATCHER and DR.DEATH left the "rippers" and formed the legal demogroup: CREATION.
- 1st Version: SCRATCHER and DR.DEATH were very lazy and talked shit, so PARAMOUNT kicked them out.
- From Corruption 6 (August 1990)
- According to last SEX'N'CRIME: accu rejoined ACTION after he was a few days in P & AFL. jihad did not stop,he just slows down a bit because of his civil forces.
- From Hotshot 3 (August 1990)
- Rumours say that ACTION will probably DIE soon. JIHAD is going to join the army, ACCU joined FLASH INC. and the rest of the members are LAZY !
- From Mamba 12 (October 1990)
- Jihad left action
- From Corruption 8 (10 November 1990)
- Jihad left action
- From Sex'n'Crime 20 (21 November 1990)
- ACCU definitely joined FLASH INC. he only made SPITFIRE believe that he was still in ACTION to get some originals
for free. Also JIHAD left ACTION and built a new group called HITMEN. He is still looking for elite members,so if you are good at something, get in touch with him! [note: ACCU == Curlin]
- From Fatal News 9 (30 November 1990)
- Thunder/tonic joined the dudes in vision!
- From Mamba 13 (November 1990)
- Jihad (ex Action) joins Hitmen
- From Hotshot 6 (December 1990)
- JIHAD/action started a new group called HITMEN.
- From Sex and Crime 21 (22 December 1990)
- PARAMOUNT are planning to release a new paper-magazine in the near future. Also "corruption" will appear in a new outfit soon. TWIST left them and joined HITMEN. VISION splitted up. their good coders from denmark and sweden joined LIGHT while all the germans joined HITMEN. Also DWARF of HOLOCAUST thinks about joined them.
- From "A Sad Moment/Vision" (1990)
- This production had some info about the death of vision and the split into light and hitmen. Vision members that joined hitmen are: Curlin, Mad Butcher, TWF, Thunder, Rough, Tom, Slayer, Plug1
- Curlin (crack) joined from Vision, and Derse from Ruthless. News in WOW's "Internal #3" that someone named 'RAF' joined with Curlin are untrue.
- Early january saw the release of "ViNews #3" by Curlin and Mad Butcher, which announced the joining of three ex-members of Internal Affairs; Hires, Mad B. and Bass. Dr.Disk changed his handle to Hermit and joined Chromance in january. Dense left for Manowar in january. Swedes Mason and Stanze joined early in the year. Jihad was interviewed for Triad "Gamers Guide #5" in the early months of the year, but then inexplicably left the group not long after... According to the "Gamers Guide #9", the group died, probably around may. Jihad formed another new group, called Joy Division. The german members Curlin (code crack, ex Vision, new 12/90), Thunder (gfx), Racoon and Alfatech left for Triad.
Brutal Recall 1 (13 March 1991) there seem to be 2 groups called HITMEN! now will follow the member-status of the REAL HITMEN: JIHAD CURLIN TWF MAD BUTCHER DEF SQ STANZE MASON TOM ROUGH KREATOR MISFIT RAMS AIRWOLF STYLE PATRICK THUNDER SLAYER GILIUS TWIST DENSE SURTAX ---------------------------------------- BAS and MAD B/HEATWAVE are not in HITMEN ---------------------------------------- HIRES left INTERNAL AFFAIRS,changed his handle into DANDY and joined HITMEN! ----------------------------------------
Hotshot 9 (March 1991) - DENSE left hitmen to join MANOWAR. - STANZE joined HITMEN. - STORMIE left demotion and joined HITMEN and at the same time he changes his name into gilius. - misfit, rams, patrick, style and airwolf joined HITMEN. - the rumours which says that some of the ruthless members should have joined a new group with dandy/hitmen is false!
Brutal Recall 2 (17 April 1991) ROUGH/HITMEN is back after he stopped swapping a month ago,but he says he is ADDICTED to the sixtyfour,so he just had to return! ---------------------------------------- CLIVE left W.O.W. and joined HITMEN! ---------------------------------------- HITMEN also let GHOST from CRUSADE join! ---------------------------------------- STANZE joined HITMEN too! ---------------------------------------- DENSE/HITMEN will release a PAPER MAG! ---------------------------------------- according to TOM/HITMEN: "JIHAD is soon back with those UNBEATABLE QUALITY versions!" ---------------------------------------- these were kicked out of HITMEN: SURTAX RAMS MISFIT SLAYER STYLE AIRWOLF PATRICK CRUISE ---------------------------------------- RUTHLESS is dead as these guys from RUTHLESS joined HITMEN ICE SCORP FRANCOIS PRIJT CURSE DUCK-D PROBE ALPHATECH ---------------------------------------- NIGHTSHADE joined HITMEN. he was a member of STASH! also VINCENT/HITMEN joined PARADIZE! HITMEN...............................TOM ...............................ICE .............................CLIVE .............................DANDY .............................ROUGH ............................CURLIN ....................FRANCOIS PRIJT
Mamba 18 (May 1991) - jihad left hitmen. * scorp, ice, curse, henri, alfatech and francois prijt left ruthless and joined hitmen. ruthless is now dead.
Brutal Recall 3 (18 May 1991) - DENSE,TOM and ROUGH/HITMEN also wanted to join BRUTAL. only TOM was EXCEPTED but he didn't join afterall. - HITMEN seems to be DEAD! - DANDY/HITMEN joined BONZAI!
Hotshot 11 (May 1991) * RUTHLESS died. scorp, curse, fp, alfatech, ice, probe and henry joined forces of HITMEN. ronn, svg, duck-d, rodney and softmaster went legal, and ofcoz audial arts is still alive.
after 1st Breakup
Propaganda 1 (1991) JOY DIVISION. JOY DIVISION. _____________ JIHAD rejoined ACTION. ARROGANCE was kicked out of JOY DIVISION. He wanted to join VICTIMS but they rejected him. So, he finally rejoined X-RAY. MIDNIGHT MOVER left SCIENCE 451 and joined JOY DIVISION. He runs a Euroboard called "ILLUSION OF REALITY". INXS and NEWSCOPY left EXACT and joined in,just like BREGO (ex-PARAMOUNT did.
Mamba 19 (June 1991) * jihad left joy division and rejoined his former group action.
Brutal Recall 4 (21 June 1991) - CURSE/HITMEN joined TRC - new guys in triad are: CURLIN (HITMEN) THUNDER (HITMEN) RACOON (MAD BUTCHER/HITMEN) RAVAGE (EXTEND) ALFATECH TRANZIIE - NIGHTSHADE left HITMEN and is now in VERDICT
Hotshot 12 (June 1991) Ö SCORP ex-hitmen, RODNEY BALAI and SOFTMASTER of audial arts joined us in flash inc. Ö dense left hitmen when they died. later he was caught by the cops. he asked several groups if he could join (flash, illusion, chromance) but all said no. he is now groupless. Ö name: left: joined: <<<<<<< <<<<<<< <<<<<<<<< tom hitmen chromance rough hitmen chromance
Hotshot 13 (July 1991) * heatwave is a new dutch demo group. the group consists of old members from internal affairs, ruthless and hitmen. their first demo will be avalible in a short time. * falcon left the ruling company and joined verdict as a modemtrader and a cracker. curse (ex-hitmen) joined trc. xenon left trc and rejoined xentrix. trc is in war with house designs as house released trcs unsold game called "synex". * rebels was built up by some x-hitmen members. (have we heard the name some- where before?) mayday left wow and joined rebels. after a while he left them too and joined genesis project. * nightshade = nsd (x-hitmen) joined verdict. twf (x-hitmen) joined titron.
Brutal Recall 5 (23 July 1991) -PANDORA was rebuild by... MANIAC/ex-i+t, CHRIS/ex-paramount, SKY/ex-paramount, TOM/ex-hotline, AROGANCE+TRIGGER+TYREE+JATAGAN/x-ray, ATTRACTION/ex-genesis and cevin/hitmen -there is a new group called.. TRINITY! members are: ARROGANCE (ex.x-ray), CEVIN (ex.hitmen),CHRIS (ex.paramount) DENSE (ex.hitmen),TOM (ex.hotline), ROUGH (ex.chromance), ZAP (ex.sharks), SKY (ex.paramount) and MARVIN (ex.hitmen)! -TECHNO/IKV and CLIVE (ex.hitmen) joined ACRISE! also DR.HOMOSAPIENS joined ACRISE, he changed his handle into IGOR!
Mamba 20 (July 1991) did you know... ...that mike d./chromance and also jihad/action got a warning from telecom. both blue boxed. also roy once got a visit from telecom and the police for blue boxing some time ago. * jihad/action quit calling out, crisp of action got his modem.
Gamers Guide #13 3 September 1991 [triad member status] jerry alfa tech kronos cop those are king fisher all our tdm curlin members. bismarck thunder aktie racoon anything tracer brego else should dutch be among kravin shakin' the books ravage jayce by tolkien! tranziie cecile - newscopy and midnight mover jumped off the sinking joy division (or was is omg division?) they joined vision instead. now of course illusion of reality is the vision swedish hq.
Propaganda 2 (September 1991) ...JIHAD of ACTION coded a game called 'CROSS IT' (Graphics by CURLIN/TRIAD). When Thomas Konziena saw it he said JIHAD might get 15OO,- DM for it,so JIHAD sent it to DOUBLE DENSITY,but they refused it. Poor chap!
Hitmen (2nd Generation)
- Memberstatus 1/92 from a note by Racoon: Hypnotist (Coder, Cracker), Racoon (Leader, Vinews Editor, Swapper), Curlin (Leader, Vinews Editor, Cracker), Jihad (Modem Trader, Cracker), Elektor (Cracker, Swapper), Death (Painter, Swapper), Thunder (Painter), Levis (Swapper), Boz (Painter, Swapper)
Brutal Recall 10 (July 1992) -arcade was build by alot of german dudes, members are: brego, twilight, a-man, freelancer, radar, tyree, jihad, hellfire, pat, bacco, joe cool, crisp, voque, lazyness and adventurer.
Propaganda 7 (June 1992) ARCADE ARCADE ______ TYREE (ex-NIGGA of X-RAY) built a new group along with HOK and JIHAD,named ECCENTRIX. Also CRISP,A-MAN and a few more (all German) members joined in. They tried to get a lot of G*P members, like TYGER,L.A.STYLE,DRAKE,ROCKSTAR etc, but failed. TYREE could almost convince TYGER to join,who at that time was very unhappy about the problems in GENESIS. He told them to name the group ARCADE. But at the G*P party he meet the ARCADE members,disliked TYREE and decided to stay in G*P as nobody ever really wanted to leave G*P in first place. During the party STING decided to join G*P,together with JOE COOL (who planned to join ILLUSION in first place). Also JIHAD said he would join GENESIS sooner or later. ARCADE took THE MYSTIC CAVERN as their HQ after GENESIS was kicked off. They claimed to have the 1OO% crack of QUADRANT,but in fact that release was only a preview and CRISP had to re-code half of it to make it even work... Same goes for another preview called TANK DIVISION... Meanwhile HOK took a short break as things didn't work out the way he wanted them to. But after a few days he was back. STING did not join GENESIS as he was afraid he would get kicked out again after he released the games he had. Then he and MANIAC rejoined TALENT and wanted to release the games,but BOD refused and kicked them out again. Then MANIAC quit. TYREE called TSM and told them STING's version of QUADRANT was stolen. So TSM released the ARCADE version instead of the one by TALENT... Recently HELLFIRE (a German hacker) joined ARCADE. JIHAD announced he quit the scene due to some major (private) problems,but after two days he was back already. He recently had his 22nd birthday. Congratulations! LAZYNESS and HELLFIRE left ARCADE. TYREE left(?) ARCADE after some trouble with HELLFIRE,but "rejoined" a few days later. Memberlist: TYREE(?),HOK,RADAR,JIHAD, BREGO,VOGUE,BACCO,CRISP,FREELANCER,PAT.
Splash 12 (August 1992) *hooper/hitmen returned to the scene and changed his handle into drago.
Brutal Recall 12 (September 1992) -dylan left maniax, joined shine, left again and joined hitmen! -death left oxyron and rejoined hitmen! -silver/baboons, flatline/ndc and sony/ex.radical all joined hitmen!
- Memberstatus 9/92 stated in the Intro to "Dodge": Racoon, Death, Curlin, Hypnotist, Lynx, Demon, Magic eye, Drago, the Gee, Silver, Sony, Dylan, Flatline, Master jay, Hibisch, Elektor
Splash 13 (October 1992) -hitmen- racoon......leader,vinews,swapper, cracker,cod death......leader,artist,raddings, swapper,cracker,cover d. curlin...............cracker,coder thunder............artist,cover d. elektor......cracker,swapper,coder hypnotist............coder,cracker lynx....megaswapper,cracker,origis demon.........coder,swapper,artist drago..................megaswapper the gee...........musician,swapper slayer...............coder,cracker magic eye.....modem trader,swapper silver..megaswapper,artist,cover d flatline......swapper,a bit artist sony......................musician
- Silver joined Topaz early this year.
- Rad left Hitmen and joined TRC
Hitmen dissolved in the spring of 1993. After Jihad got his PC and lost interest in programming C64 stuff a bit earlier, the group was continued by Curlin and Racoon, until they also lost interest in that sort of things.
after 2nd Breakup
- "Flix +2/Wartec+Bastards" cracked by Curlin and Hypnotist
- "On a Move +2/Wartec+Bastards" cracked by Curlin
Propaganda 11 (October 1993) CHROMANCE MEMBER LIST, OCTOBER 1993 ________________________________________ MR.WAX, JAZZY D, ALEX, GRIFF, OLLIE, ICARUS, JINX, ROUGH, BLOCKBUSTER, JOYRIDE, CHUM, PEACEMAKER, PAINKILLER, MINISTRY AND UNHOLY.
Propaganda 12 (November 1993) CHROMANCE MEMBER LIST, NOVEMBER 1993 ________________________________________ MR.WAX, JAZZY D, ALEX, GRIFF, OLLIE, ICARUS, JINX, ROUGH, BLOCKBUSTER, JOYRIDE, CHUM, PEACEMAKER, PAINKILLER, MINISTRY AND UNHOLY.
Propaganda 12 (November 1993) D Dear Hackers, We are not stupid. We know our past, what we've been doing, what others have been doing. Or do we really? A while back the group VISION was re- built. At that point it was REBUILT. At that point, none of the Danish members were aware that the Swedish coders ICON and HOUBBA were having their own little VISION, basically not doing anything though. People on the scene reacted, and righteously, as this was not an original creation, but a brave attempt to breath air into a project that ended ages ago. VISION got pissed and claimed the opp- osite. Many of the members had in fact been in the original VISION when it was around last time. SATAN, RAY, X-RADICAL and the lot of others. I can only giggle as you claim so. - Now let's get things very STRAIGHT here. VISION was built up in Holland over 5 years ago. These Dutch people still run VISION on the Amiga, as they went Amiga at a pretty early stage. Among others, HEIN DESIGN was in. VISION, however, kept going on the 8-bit scene, thanks to CURLIN who had entered VISION in the early days as well. Now, everybody with a slight sense of scenehistory also knows that VISION was rebuilt a few times. A success- ful demopumper back in the late 8O's and early 9O's. A decent crack/code group later on. At all these stages CURLIN was in, guarding his legacy. Now don't get me wrong here. I was in VISION as well, along with JUCKE and A LOT of people. In 1992, the talented Danes (SATAN+RAY) entered, and gradually their power was in- creased, finally letting SATAN take take charge of the Danish section as I was managing the rest with JUCKE, but a while later I felt a sudden urge to leave the group. Why? CURLIN had left his project, leaving it for a destiny, and without any particular original root, I felt we did the right thing leaving VISION, as it was not really our group. Many others, however, remained, while we formed CALADAN with some others, later on ending up in GENESIS. It's all fair and easy to say there are plenty of 'original'-members since the last VISION at this point, but from the original one? The answer is simple and straight; No. Undisputable facts. That's why I consider the group to be a fake. ________________________________________ Furthermore, you go on about 'having your rights to build it'. Sure you do. Who can stop you at this point? But people will react. You laugh at me and say 'you even left VSN before SATAN and RAY'. - Yes I did, and have explained why above. I consider it fairly obvious why as well. In the note made by WOLF, you do not only dispute the facts made by history itself, but tend to personally insult and invent lies in order to make me appear unreliable. God you are pathetic trying to gain dignity for your group that way! You do not imply. No, you claim the reason for my opinions about your group rests beneath one only thing; * SATAN + RAY both being GENESIS members, being heavy talents in our cracking-division leaving us for the new VISION. Furthermore, you quote and mark my words as I saluted them when they teamed up in GENESIS a couple of months back, as I talked warmly of them as 'new talents', 'the new breed' etc. Mark my words. What we are talking about, are two terribly gifted crackers, and they still are, no matter what group they are in. If I was to take revenge for somebody leaving GENESIS I'd prob- ably be a crackpot, and a goddamn childish one. The loss of SATAN and RAY was a setback for us, but still we never experienced them having the devotion for GENESIS that the rest of us share. So maybe their choice was the wisest of them all, as VISION seems to claim a certain position in their hearts. I hope they finally found a home, because they deserve something where they can give and take. I consider both of them being very cheerful and aimable friends, and will probably cheer thru a beer with them, when in Denmark, but seeing a mindless little twart like WOLF claiming I more or less bribed them with a modem in order to make them GENESIS-members makes me want to laugh, and by golly I do. What you do not know, you shall shut up about. - But for the nosy ones, I can gladly claim my rights. I offered SATAN a modem. Not because I wanted him to join, but because it would ease up communication in a 1OO% modem-based group. I also promised a lot more, but at this point, JUCKE was caught by the Swedish Telecom, and we experienced somewhat of a setback that took some time to get thru. Only late this summer, things got back to normal. Only then, we realized how little GENESIS was for our Danish members. ________________________________________ I never said YOUR members were lame, as I know they're not. You claim I did. I know you have a strong crew, a creative crew with great abilities. I was never talking about the members - I was talking about the group. So far I've seen a few cracks, and all of them have seemed jolly good, so there is no way I doubt your abilities, qualitywise that is. But the more I think of it, the more I come to realize the simple truth: The note edited by WOLF was in my eyes some what ridiculous. Claiming I wanted revenge says it all. And furthermore, turning the whole affair into personal insults, instead of keeping up the war commenting whether I considered them to be good crackers 6 months back or not. God, listen to it. But, come to think of it, I would be offended as well, dear WOLF. If somebody with respect and dignity, was threatening me, and I was having the feeling I was losing it, I would probably desperately struggle to gain my rights. If somebody with a lot more importance and possibilities to affect was to do that, I would act childishly and naive as well. Probably not spending a thought about the come of age. I would probably claim my enemy was 'a highly unreliable person' as well, not knowing a single penny about anything. Performing personal insults is very hazardous, and incredibly pathetic. I'm laughing, and so are a million others. Slightly bending my head backwards, trying to figure out what your reaction will be like. We can go over things again, the quick way. If somebody decided to reform THE ROLLING STONES in 1O years, you'd probably claim it was a fake if the original members were not in. You'd probably even consider them something else, if only Mick Jagger was missing. Why? Because he was the frontman, and their obvious member. It is exactly the same way I look at it, and many many others. If I wasn't to talk to ANTICHRIST and DEBBIE a couple of times a week, letting them in on our actions and listening to his advice I'd leave his legacy at the itch of a second. I do not create enemies. I do not intend to fight wars with people, at these late years of the 64. But I would sincerly appreciate if you thought twice about your behaviour towards me. If you thought twice about the way you've handled things and the way a group should be run. I know I would. But then again, I'm not a member of VISION, and I'm glad for it. There are still some important matters that I will focus on. 1. SATAN was taken into VISION as a result of decision through me, JUCKE, STATUS and CURLIN. WE TOOK you into the group, WE, after some time, let you take charge of the Danish section, in order to ease things up for all of us. 2. We never bribe or offer things in order to get people into GENESIS. We have a share of people willing to pay to join. And by far, many of them could be doing a decent job cracking as well..So there. 3. X-RADICAL'S unfortunate appearance in GENESIS was a mistake caused by confusion. He promised a lot and behaved highly unlikely. He intended to publish a diskmagazine (though we had PROPAGANDA), of course not letting us know, then it appears he has a European board, going for G*P without us knowing. (and by far not having intentions of supporting in any way) and finally behaving badly against our dear fellow partners in SUCCESS, with whom we GLADLY shared the best board in the world, DIVINE ULTIMATUM. As a result of this, it was an obvious sack. 4. Caesar, your American member, was even booted from DOWN BY LAW, today the leading board in the scene, for his behaviour. He has a board, and we all laugh about it. Look at it any way you want. There are a million people considering your att- empt a load of laughs, but then again there are probably people behind your backs as well. Whatever you decide to do, I'm leaving it be from here. Yours Sincerly, Newscopy/Genesis*Project
Skyhigh 10 (28 March 1994) vision - memberstatus --------------------- ace, curlin, decorian, dishy disk bandit, dr.jones, freddie heavy head, hercules, houbba, icon malcom, mr.smart, peacemaker pussyfooter, racoon, rad, ray, satan spiderman, wolf, xoss, x-radical zagon and zore 25 members
Skyhigh 10 (28 March 1994) somethin to said 'bout vision slagging by newscopy/g*p as i have been wondering 'bout this vision-thing ever since they were 1st time reformed (when curlin & others were in), i really want to say my opinion. i've been in the scene from 1986-87, so maybe i have something new.. i checked a 'few' disks (about 500) and found the demo i was searching for : ' legalise it ' which was visions first demo ever. actual release date was 17-10 1988 at the joy/mgf/wwe party,veenendaal holland. and in the scroll they say that it's their 1st demo. so i made a fast calculating and.. hmm. let's say it's 5.5 years from their forming. unfortunately the demo (which was one of the collest those times) bugged 50%, but in one part i found addies (they lived in holland) and the names of some of the members. they were : tsm (code), hph (gfx) and shock. (the 2 first ones are brothers) they all were also swappers. i don't tknow if they had any other members, probably not, as the group was young. this demo was also the last one i saw from these guys. then...year 1990, september, i took one note from curlin/vision including their correct memberstatus: curlin - mad butcher - jive - dr.disk macumba - silk - twf - hardy - shimada rough - tom - stubby - black destiny status - bluez - yabba - zagon - zmurph gryzor - scooby - icon - general - tgd spinx - glasnost - SKYHIGH - bird (this list was from their early months!) i rememba when this new vision was built i wondered was there any old vision mem- bers... as in mags stood 'a new group is born, vision...' -this vision became really popular, and made a lot of demos. when i compare these statuses together with the new vision status that i saw in skyhigh issue 9 in an article by wolf of vision.i don't see a single member who would have been in both 1st & 2nd vision or in 2nd & 3rd vision. STRANGE? i may be wrong if i say that somebody is re-using vision's name. i mean the REAL dutch vision!!! maybe 2nd vision did so,or maybe the new 3rd vision, don't know.. dear wolf, did you know 'bout da dutch vision ?
Propaganda 13 (13 April 1994) THE MOTIV8 MEMBER STATUS, APRIL 1994 ________________________________________ CROSSFIRE..........Organize, Crack TRICKET............Organize, Sysop ANIMAL.............Crack MASON..............Crack ICEBALL............Crack IBANEZ.............Swap TG-ACME............Swap FRESH PRINCE.......Swap DANIEL.............Swap CLIVE..............Swap MERLIN.............Swap CURLIN.............Crack PEACMAKER..........Swap, Fix VORTEX.............Crack RACOON.............Crack EDDIE..............Crack
Propaganda 13 (13 April 1994) D Dear Hackers, Just to put an end to this thing with VISION, let me take you behind the scenes what really happened, and what the sitation is like now. As we (GENESIS) showed up in Denmark, we expected some to be quite a hassle. Me, myself, I was looking forward to meet my close friends RAY & SATAN, both members of VISION with a past in GENESIS. Some people in VISION and outside as well, tried using them against us, but little did they know, we got along happily at the part, and intend to continue that way. However, DISHY, a Danish swapper, member of VISION, stood responsible for some of the hassle himself. While chatting with our Danish buddies, DISHY came out pretty drunk and started harrassing us, in particular JUCKE, causing an argument to appear. DISHY was obviously to drunk to keep up a subject, or a proper argument. It was unfortunate, as both RAY and SATAN, were ashamed of his behaviour towards us, and we do understand them. Then DISHY was forced to leave by his so embarrassed groupmembers. DISHY ran over to MR. MISTER, who just joined in as well, pleading for what probably could have started a minor fight. It never did however. By the end, DISHY was apologizing, and we were forgiving. You know what we argued about. Then I guess you understand why I can't stop laughing now that CURLIN, RACOON and others left them. As said before, back to square one.
Propaganda 14 (October 1994) THE ALPHA FLIGHT MEMBERS OCTOBER 1994 ________________________________________ SUPREME, SKID ROW, MAX, MARC, SYS, DARK, ARNE, STING, SPECTATOR, PEACEMAKER, DARIUS, DIABLO, TOM, RAMIREZ, STASH, THE SECRET MAN, STYX, REAM, CENTAURION, MURPHY, XEROX, AGRESSOR, LEADER, HONESTY
Skyhigh 14 (December 1994) -peacemaker, curlin, racoon and vortex left motiv8 and joined alphaflight for reasons unknown. rumours says it was be- cause a big bunch of the afl-members was living locally to them.
Propaganda 15 (December 1994) ALPHA FLIGHT MEMBER STATUS ________________________________________ MARC, SKINHEAD, MAX, SKID ROW, HONESTY, PHN-Q, THE SECRET MAN, PEACEMAKER, STYX, MURPHY, REAM, CURLIN, RACOON, ARNE, LEMMING, LEEWAY, STARKILLER, STASH, AGGRESSOR, MUTANT-X, ANCIENT MARINER, XENOX, VORTEX AND POL POT.
Propaganda 17 (April 1995) ALPHA FLIGHT have had tremendous success since their comeback, and once I come to think of it, quite some time has passed since the reunion. The future of the group has somewhat worried me, and many others throughout the field, with voices speaking of PEACEMAKER leaving the market as of May 1995. PEACEMAKER has of course been responsible for part of the success of ALPHA FLIGHT with his efforts in fixing releases for ALPHA FLIGHT and for various other groups. CURLIN, old fame takes the worries a mile further, perhaps speaking a bit too much through the fog of alcohol at X'95 in Holland, when PROPAGANDA met up with him. _____________________________________ " You know, JIHAD got me a PC. That says a great deal. We're all fucking tired of the crap, and I will probably go PC as soon as the others quit. PEACEMAKER is first one out... " _____________________________________
Propaganda 18 (July 1995) [excerpt from AFL news] Many people today focus on the Flight with great curiosity of what might happen in the future. CURLIN, RACOON and PEACEMAKER have all been spotted recently, though stating the mere fact that neither the flight or the scene attracts any further.
Hitmen (3rd Generation)
The original Hitmen staff finally decided to rebuild the group and kick ass again while visiting a local pub some time in december 1995.
Splash 19 (October 1995): < HITMEN was reborn with some old heroes from ACTION,ALPHAFLIGHT, CHROMANCE,HARDCORE and TRIAD. they for sure seem to be a great composition of pure class. < SUZUKI/ex-OXYRON,joined HITMEN on trial,but shortly after(four days to be precise)got the kick after CURLIN worked out his mistake. < TRANZIEE joined HITMEN after a long absense from any group. < HITMEN took THE DUNGEON as their world hq,and will share it with SCS+TRC. < MYSTICAL PARADISE,the board that used to be run by PEACEMAKER is likely to go online again and act as a euro head quarters for HITMEN. < the PANDORA+ALPHAFLIGHT euro hq called "THE PIRATE ISLAND" was formatted,CHOTAIRE blamed HITMEN
Propaganda 19 (October 1995): +------+ |HITMEN| ** _|HITMEN|___________________________\/__ +------+ The best of news appeared with HITMEN returning to the scene. With a lot of noise, the group announced themselves doing so by firstreleasing the preview of CANNON CRAZE. Reactions from groups out on the boards have proved very positive. With a new group, we see energy, hunger and vitamins all togeth- er, and that encourages us all. Sharing the number-2 board DUNGEON with TRC*SCS, HITMEN immediately establish themselves as a qualitylabel. WHAT THE CONCEPT LOOKS LIKE WHAT THE CONCEPT LOOKS LIKE ________________________________________ The idea of rebuilding the group came early August with JIHAD, PEACEMAKER and CURLIN cutting to terms over a beer. It did not take long until the concept saw light of day, and from there more people were added. HITMEN intend to NTSC-fix software for selected groups throughout the field, and with a talent like PEACEMAKER, it will without doubt be requested service. Furthermore the group intends to focus on the mailscene, and recruiting SUZUKI, claiming to depart from OXYRON, the group has created the essential network. JIHAD'S INVOLVMENT JIHAD S INVOLVMENT ________________________________________ +----------------------------------+ | "Jihad is going to call the | |boards to do some public relations| | and will take care of getting | | originals..." | +----------------------------------+ says CURLIN to PROPAGANDA, but still some people have been slightly sceptic about JIHAD'S involvment in the group. Nasty tounges claim JIHAD has done his share on the 64, and is still only interested in the PC and whatever it may bring. Some people go even further and accuse HITMEN for lying about who supplied their comeback release CANNON CRAZE. HITMEN claim JIHAD was respons- ible for obtaining the game, while a lot speaks for NIGHTSHADE/TRC*SCS act- ually helping old friends out. +-----------------------------------+ |"You know, NIGHTSHADE was in HITMEN| | some years ago, so there shouldn't| | be any problems", | +-----------------------------------+ says CURLIN when commenting on sharing THE DUNGEON with the Dutch cooperation TRC*SCS, and of course this triggers the suspicions even further. Should this be the case, it is still usual groups helping each other out. PROPAGANDAJOURNALIST IN HITMEN PROPAGANDAJOURNALIST IN HITMEN ________________________________________ The much appreciated journalist for public affairs at PROPAGANDA entered HITMEN at a fairly early stage. Quickly he flooded the boards with his presence and ran wares at a pace, placing him as the worldwide numberone runner all summer. His efforts brought back fine memories from MURDOCK/G*P who would boast with his 800 BLOCKS/DAY. Tranziie will be doing public relations for the group as well as running wares through the entire network. +--------------------------+ | CURLIN, CROEPAZ, | | HI-LITE, JIHAD, | | JINX, LAWNMOWER MAN, | | PEACEMAKER, RACOON, RAZE | | TRANZIIE, TYROON | | AND VORTEX | +--------------------------+ ** \/ +------------+ |THE DUNGEON | |THE DUNGEON | |XXXXXXXXXXXX| +------------+
Propaganda 19: +---+ |d=b| |'o'|MOST VALUABLE GROUP RIGHT NOW |/_\| +---+ +----------+ | HITMEN | ______________| HITMEN |______________ +----------+ +------------------+ | For setting up | | a group at the | | top, taking up | | the struggle | | with already | |established names.| | Few dare | | doing so. | +------------------+ Over the years, groups have come and gone over the surface of earth. Some have made impact and some have passed by without the flinch of an eye. HITMEN takes a brave turn relaunching their old label attempting for the top once again. Their focus has been clear, competing in firstreleasing software with other, trusted old groups. With grace and class the wellrespected names behind the concept have taken the boardscene by storm. In just a short while, they have made it clear, they are a group to watch out for, and we definately will. With the reward, we wish you all the luck, and may the spirit in terms of fun remain within.
Propaganda 20 (December 1995): +---+ |HIT|MEN .. |HIT|MEN -- +---+ ________________________________________ HITMEN were much appreciated with their comeback not long ago on the Commodore- market. With a rather pompous entrance, that stunned the public, things slowed down slightly releasewise. However, the HITMEN label is very active in terms of public relations. You will find the group on virtually every board, and on a quite regular level you will find them fixing software for other groups, most recently for TRC*SCS, who unlikely decided not to fix the title on their own. HITMEN is still a name to focus on, with plenty to give. B BUILDING UP A SUCCESS _____________________ When HITMEN was announced to return, they did so with a surprisingly reduced staff. It appeared as though HITMEN planned to be boardgroup only, with old, experienced people taking part. The last few months have however been hektic. Recruting swappers speak of a will to be distributed to a wider public and just recently CURLIN announced a musician in the German area might become a valuable asset to the group. The latter information tells us, HITMEN have decided not to remain on a small scale, but instead taking part of the other big organizations on the field. T THE POLISH BANDWAGON ____________________ Following the trend of the valuable Polish market, HITMEN recruited MOBY, a Polish supplier whose first deeds already have been seen. With a Polish coverage, HITMEN will be taking part of the most important market today. Whether this will leave room for an expanding section is yet uncertain. R T RUMOURS ABOUT THE MINISTRY __________________________ THE MINISTRY very quick to enter the HITMEN-squad. Being sacked from ON- SLAUGHT, they quickly needed a new a label to stand by. DODGER, also crack- ing for HITMEN appeared fairly pleased with the decision and commented it ironically on WARE'S AQUARIUM. The nastiest of tounges rumoured that the cracking duo MINISTRY were only taken in to please Swedish TRANZIIE, but that is not true. THE MINISTRY will be highly valuable, especially considering that HITMEN have switched into topgear, also concerning a boost on the mail- market. V VALUABLE SYSTEMS SIGNED UP __________________________ HITMEN decided not only to focus on having one of the best boards in the world. THE DUNGEON was simply not enough! Signing up the Swedish WARE'S AQUARIUM, shared with FAIRLIGHT and PEACEMAKER reopening MYSTIC PARADISE, HITMEN have some of the juiciest names in the market. We can only congratulate them on the issue and take of our hats. T THE ALCHEMIST DOESN'T PAY HIS BILLS? ____________________________________ Recently THE DUNGEON was taken off line, due to some private occurences with THE ALCHEMIST, sysop of the system. It might be that phonebills have been a bugger to pay at times, but the board has during likewise happenings always returned, which leaves little room for worries. We just have lean back and await the announcement as it returns. ________________________________________ HITMEN MEMBER STATUS +-----------------------------------+ | CURLIN, DODGER, GROEPAZ, HI-LITE, | | JAYCE, JIHAD, JINX, LAWNMOWER MAN,| |MARCUS, PEACEMAKER, RAZE, SABOTAGE,| | TRAZ, TYROON AND VORTEX. | +-----------------------------------+ +--------------------------------------+ | HITMEN HEADQUARTER | | THE DUNGEON | | THE DUNGEON | | XXXXXXXXXXXX | +--------------------------------------+
- Hi-Lite joined from Hardcore around august-september. Around september, they recruited Dodger and Shok'Ray from Onslaught. They also left swapper Suzuki (previously in Dytec, Equinoxe etc) join on trial basis, but after a short while decided to end his membership.
Back in the middle of 1996 Hitmen made their first steps on a console named Playstation. At that time no one believed that anybody would be able to upload and execute homemade stuff to the Playstation using only an Action Replay with a Comms-Link, they didn't even dare to dream that this machine would have its own scene.
Then two freaks wanted to prove them all wrong. Jihad and Curlin started to hack around on the machine and pretty soon found a way to execute programs which have been uploaded to the Playstation using the ActionReplay Executable from Datel and later on with a reverse engineered homemade Rom.
After a while they got in contact with Ez-O-Ray and Blackbag. Ez-O-Ray released their genius Rom version which made things lots easier. And when Blackbag started to publish the important information about the Playstation internals, things started to roll.
Finally it was there, Eco2Exe, created by Silpheed. This started to inspire people to grab the Yaroze compiler (which was available at the net at that time) and start coding. Now they where given the possibility to run their programs on a normal Playstation through the ActionReplay with Comms-Link. This is where it all started, the Playstation Scene was born.
- Dodger (ex Onslaught, new 09/95) was removed, after his behaviour was not deemed fit for the group.
- The board THE DUNGEON was scheduled to go up again on march 15th.
Propaganda 21 (April 1996): +------------------+ |O | _|Old group returns.|___________________ +------------------+ Coming back from a long haze, HITMEN arrives, surprising the entire market. The group does so with an impressive intensity on the boards and launching the preview MAGICAL FORMULA. The game is refered to being supplied by ancient veteran JIHAD, while rumours speak of NIGHTSHADE/TRC*SCS doing the old crew a favor to get them back properly on track. HITMEN furthermore sign on THE DUNGEON as their worldheadquarter, sharing it with both SCS*TRC and DEM- ONIX.
Propaganda 21 (April 1996): THE DUNGEON-episode is an ongoing head- line in all magazines currently. The popular board is finally going back on- line within the next 2 weeks. THE ALCH- EMIST should have solved all problems and paid his bills. THE DUNGEON will as before be running for both TRC*SCS and HITMEN, just like THE MYSTICAL PARADISE, that just recently followed the the American, and apperently successful concept.
Propaganda 21 (April 1996): +---+ |HIT|MEN .. |HIT|MEN \/ +---+ ________________________________________ The group that was awarded comeback of the year by PROPAGANDA has found harm- ony in their presence. Without doubt they have had the highest representation on the American and European boards, with a tremendous effort put into it. Still the group has lacked the availa- bility of releases to make them a really dangerous and competetive group. Respe- cted fixerwise, they have however man- aged to keep busy. Their activity is throughout admirable, and we wish for them to continue holding faith high. E EUROPEAN BOARDS COMPETING EACH OTHER ________________________________________ The German board THE MYSTICAL PARADISE, managed by PEACEMAKER has gained immense popularity since the group decided to connect a 1-8OO to it. Even though the 1-8OO was disconnected quickly, a second was announced and HITMEN found themselv- es competing with the other Europan HIT- MEN board - WAREZ AQUARIUM. +------------------------------------+ |"WE WILL MOST PROBABLY BE HOOKING UP| | A 1-800 TO WAREZ AQUARIUM IN THE | | FUTURE AS WELL" | +------------------------------------+ says a happy TRANZIIE who has been one of the more productive factors concern- ing phonearrangements in HITMEN. Just recently, TRC*SCS entered as secondhand group to THE MYSTICAL PARADISE. S SELFCONCIOUS CRACKER DISMISSED ________________________________________ DODGER, a talented cracker who also spent time in ONSLAUGHT was dismissed from the staff. It is obvious DODGER himself was very proud with his work, but the other members were not pleased with his selfrewarded talent combined with laziness and let him go. Currently both PEACEMAKER and THE MINISTRY are doing the crackingjob, among many others in the group. Additionally they have also recruited DR.DOOM from Holland who will be swapping. Supplying the preview COLONY, he will also take active part in supplying. ZORE, who comes directly from the inactive and quickly fading HARDCORE was added to arrange the "non-existing graphics", says CURLIN on DREAM PARK. The supplier MOBY and veteran ARROGANCE were removed for their weak interest in the group. H HITMEN IN A CREATIVE PHASE ________________________________________ HITMEN have hooked to the latest trend of crackergroups taking active part in demoproducing. Many of the members are currently busy working on a demo that will see light of day at X96 later this year. Not much has been revealed about the production, but CURLIN, JIHAD, PEACEMAKER, TYROON and ZORE among others are the names behind it. HITMEN MEMBERSTATUS +-----------------------------------+ | CURLIN, DR.DOOM, GROEPAS, HI-LITE | | JAYCE, JIHAD, JINX, MARCUS, | |PEACEMAKER, RACOON, RAZE, SABOTAGE,| | TRANZIIE, TYRON, VORTEX AND ZORE | +-----------------------------------+ HITMEN HEADQUARTER +------------------------------------+ | THE DUNGEON | | THE DUNGEON | | XXX-NOT UP. | +------------------------------------+
Propaganda 21 (April 1996): +-+ +------------------+ |O|PEN LETTER |by Jayce of Hitmen| |O|PEN LETTER | [The Minsitry] | +-+ +------------------+ +----------------------------------+ |C | |Concerning what was written in the| | latest issue of Vandalism News | +----------------------------------+ F First of all, let me say that the turns in this matter have been quite few. In the beginning, the PROPAGANA-staff act- ually were accused for protecting us by writing what they call the truth. Let's get to it. JAZZCAT writes that I and MARCUS (THE MINISTRY) got kicked out of ONSLAUGHT for not being able to crack the game MEGA THRUSTABALL, an old game that LEGEND had released earlier. The "original" that I received from JAZZ- CAT was to begin with, already cracked. Furthermore it was old - what any ser- ious cracker would call a re-release. ONSLAUGHT refered to it as a "new sales- version". What the difference was, I do not know. The fact is, that we didn't even attempt cracking this game. As some of you might know, we are both in the last year of school, and those who actually finished school know that the last year is a tough one. There are many tests. We have many times give up our social lives to study, so why should the scene be more important? JAZZCAT knew this, as I told him myself on DOWN BY LAW. He also says "we are an international based group" meaning that I and MARCUS shouldn't be used to this, but to a Swedish based core. GENESIS*PROJECT was actually the -first- group of this kind we were in, and for what it seems, also the last. We have been in many groups over the years, and I speak for both of us when I say that we never experienced such a bad organization - ever. Sometimes you could see a new face on the boards claiming to be in ONSLAUGHT, and when you asked who he was, the answer was: "he joined up two weeks ago - didn't you know?" Commun- ication is the keyword, while in ON- SLAUGHT there was no such thing. ______________________________________ Before we got kicked, JAZZCAT claims to give us a "second chance" by giving us a firstrelease-original to put out. But reaching us in person was, as he says, very tough. This is another big lie. We are both available by phone every monday through friday between 22-O8 cet, and that is a fact. We might not be awake, but we are there. All other times I can be reached on my cellular phone, so you see we were - not- hard to reach, not at all. Anyway, JAZZCAT e-mailed me on WARE'S AQUARIUM asking how to give me the ori- ginal. My answer was to put it on the drives under a fake name and when I would have leeched it, I'd let the sys- op delete the file. JAZZCAT'S reaction to this was as he says: "...how lame, and so they were kicked". This I cannot understand. If he had wanted us to put that game out, he would have done as I suggested as noone would have been able to spot, see or download the original on the drive anyway. This shows he's full of shit. At last, he defends his group by saying "we contain(ed) members such as MAJESTY, CHRYSAGON, IGNORANCE, DEEKAY and LA STYLE". That's impressive, but why have names on the memberlist that weren't active in any way, but just being names to brag? Or as in the case of DEEKAY, as stated on the US boards in mid 1995 : "he is not con- sidered a member of our group, but will do grapchis for us". This is what I had to say about this matter, and I hope it made things a bit cleare, as it's what - we - exp- erienced, and not what JAZZCAT claims to have happened. Faithfully, Jayce/Hitmen One half of the both loved and hated - The Ministry -
Propaganda 21 (April 1996) +-------------------------+ |T | _|The dungeon offline again|____________ +-------------------------+ The very popular board THE DUNGEON is yet again taken offline due to the sys- op ALCHEMIST not paying his phonebills. People from TRC*SCS and HITMEN claim it will be back online in just a matter of time.
Propaganda 21 (April 1996) +---------+ ___________________________ |RUNNERUPS| HITMEN |---------| HITMEN made strong impact | | on the market, when coming | | back, and doing so with | | fine abilities to fix and | | crack. HITMEN is definately | | to watch out for. | | | | ___________________________ | | QUESTIONMARK | | QUESTIONMARK has been sub- | | ject of discussion, but al- | | so a growing factor in the | | mailreleasing industry. | d=b | The mystery remains. | 'o' | | /_\ | ___________________________ +---------+ +------------------+ | | | C O M E B A C K O F T H E Y E A R | +------+ | |HITMEN| | |HITMEN| | +------+ | | |An older group with respected people |entertained the public when arriving in |the spotlight again. Showing an imp- |ressive intensity on releases as well |as fixing made it not become one of |those akward attempts we have seen |from other comebacks. Their presence |on the boards has been a pure delight. | | | | | SETBACK: HOW LONG|CAN THEY KEEP UP? +------------------+
Propaganda 21 (April 1996) +---------+ ___________________________ |RUNNERUPS| F CG AVANTGARDE |---------| F4CG+AVANTGARDE in Holland | | made both the streets of | | Amsterdam and Utrecht un- | | safe for a few days. | | | | ___________________________ | | F CG HITMEN | | F4CG+HITMEN in Denmark was | | entertaining. JIHAD puking | | tequilla, $IXX & JUCKE sel- | | ling bad grass to PCretards | | and F4CG+HITMEN on every | | toilet made sure the org- | d=b | anizers had a nice week of | 'o' | cleaning ahead of them. | /_\ | +---------+ ___________________________
- Curlin stops almost all C64 activity to concentrate on PC and PSX and lays down organization of Hitmen. (Groepaz taking over)
Propaganda 22 (January 1997) +------------------+ | | | S U R P R I S E O F T H E Y E A R | +------+ | |HITMEN| | |HITMEN| | +------+ | | | | |Not only did HITMEN continue at a fai- |rly good pace in releasing, but they |also released 2 demos that after all |were quite impressive for coming from |an illegal group. One can only say hats |off for the effort|and good luck in |1997. | | | | SETBACK: ORGANIZATION IS SHOWING | INTEREST IN OTHER FORMATS. +------------------+
Propaganda 22 (January 1997) +--+ |HITMEN .. |HITMEN -- +--+ ________________________________________ With almost 2 years and running, the reunion of HITMEN has grown into a mat- ure organization with a strong situation on the market. They are continously up- dating their structure and focusing on new sides of the business. Their con- tribution to the demoworld is admirable and even though many would not regard CUCUMBER JUICE 2 as the most stunning piece of code ever done, it is a trem- endous effort presented in classy, old-school style. According to TRANZIIE, there should be a 3rd released in 1997. N NEW OFFICIAL LEADERSHIP. ________________________________________ JIHAD and CURLIN have declared not to be particulary interested in the future of the Commodore 64. Instead they have dr- eams and ambitions to work on the SONY PLAYSTATION and PC on several levels. Piracy is of course an evident factor, but also the legal sector attracts. Somehow, it is a punch in the fact for the market who have seen HITMEN as one of the most active groups over the past year. According to TRANZIIE, mediapro- file in the group "BOTH JIHAD AND CURLIN HAVE NOT REALLY BEEN DOING ANYTHING FOR THE 64-DIVISION FOR SO LONG, THERE WILL NOT BE A DIFFERENCE ANYWAY". The offic- ial leadership has been passed on to GROEPAZ, even though has been managing the group for a long time. It has also been suggested that many of the cracks by CURLIN, were in fact done by him. S SPICE IN THE LEGAL SECTOR. ________________________________________ Continuing the success of legal works, HITMEN expand their staff in the creat- ive area. CUPID follows from F4CG, a group where his talent did not quite get a chance for maximum exposure, un- like commented in the RELAX MAGAZINE. CHAOTIC, talent from one the absolutely most popular demogroups right now - SMASH DESIGNS, followed shortly and will be part of HITMEN as a second group. Or first. You be the judge. J JACK ALIEN JOINS HITMEN. ________________________________________ JACK ALIEN, who has been one of the most popular crackers in the world over the years left his activities in F4CG the german HITMEN. +------------------------------------+ | "I WILL CHECK HITMEN OUT, AND SEE | | WHAT IT IS LIKE. GOOD THING IS, I | |CAN PROBABLY DO LESS WORK IN HITMEN,| | WHICH IS ALSO WHAT TRIGGERED MY | | DECISISION.", | +------------------------------------+ says JACK ALIEN who is also interested in learning to code on the PC from form- er fixer-wizard SUICIDE. JACK ALIEN'S last work for F4CG will be released soon, as he is leaving on good terms. T TOLLFREE CRUSADE ________________________________________ THE MYSTICAL PARADISE, the number-one board in Europe, awarded BOARD OF THE YEAR in the annual PROPAGANDA AWARDS, was formatted. It is unclear who actu- ally has hostility towards HITMEN or PEACEMAKER, who runs the board. The board was fortunately up and running quickly, without any valuable losses. Recently, HITMEN have once again started their crusade in setting up toll-frees, and most likely we will see THE DUNGEON, their American board, run for the number-one-spot. Well deserved, that is. HITMEN MEMBER STATUS +--------------------------------------+ | CURLIN, BALANCE, BANSHEE, BURN, | | CHAOTIC, DIVERSE, GROEPAZ, HI-LITE, | | JIHAD, JINX, MOONCHILD, PEACEMAKER, | |RAMMY, RACOON, SABOTAGE, SCAT, SEVEN, | | SORE, STAN, TRANZIIE, TYRON, VORTEX. | +--------------------------------------+ +------+ |BOARDS| THE DUNGEON |BOARDS| XXXXXXXXXXXX +------+ MYSTICAL PARADISE XXXXXXXXXXXX WARES AQUARIUM XXXXXXXXXXXX +--------+ |INTERNET| GANGSTA'S PARADISE |INTERNET| XXXXXXXXXXXX +--------+
- we quit Gangsta's Paradise, leaving it as Chromance only, cause we don't see any sense in supporting an FTP site that is slower than most of the C64 boards around
- the well-known ex-Avantgarde members Cupid and Jack Alien join Hitmen
- Burn and Seven start work on a new Digital Excess (archive.org) project.
- Burn's 4k intro Elven Magic makes 2nd place on Mekka/Symposium, beaten only by one vote
- Peacemaker stops all fixing activities concentrating on coding and organising only now
- K.Rostoen of Shape joins Hitmen as musician
- Erol joins us from the ranks of Tempest
- Balance and Zore get kicked because of inactivity
- Deff (ex-Avantgarde) joins up with the Hitmen
Propaganda 23 (June 1997) HITMEN have definately slowed down their activities on the 64 but have become the first group in the world to finish of an intro for the PLAYSTATION. JIHAD, PEACE- MAKER and CURLIN are currently hypnoti- zed by the miracle from SONY while die hard 8-bit fanatics are yearning for a comeback on the machine. If MARC only has an interest in HITMEN on the PLAY- STATION remains to be seen but we at PROPAGANDA welcome movement soon. LA STYLE from GENESIS PROJECT came along to help HITMEN out on the PC. +------------------------------------+ |HITMEN: ALCHEMIST, BANSHEE, BURN, | |CHAOTIC, CUPID, DIVERSE, GROEPAZ, | |HI-LITE, JACK ALIEN, JINX, KRISTIAN | |ROSTOEN, LUKE, MOONCHILD, MOTION, | |PEACEMAKER, RACOON, RAMMY, RAZE, | |SABOTAGE, STAN, SEVEN, TRANZIIE | |SKUD AND TYRON. | +------------------------------------+
- MagicMan of Crazy fame joins our ranks as coder.
- Weasel joined Hitmen as cracker
Propaganda 24 (September 1997) +--+ |HITMEN .. |HITMEN \/ +--+ ________________________________________ It has been awfully quiet around HITMEN. Almost too quiet at times. PEACEMAKER started making notice somewhere during the summer and also announced he would be fixing again. The statement sent a message that there was something to expect from HITMEN - again. HITMEN also declared that they were the first group ever to have an intro on the much hyped Playstation-market. A demo will be find- ing it's way to our screens as they have decided to participate in the big demo- compeition in Denmark this christmas. AVANTGARDE DUO REUNITES IN HITMEN AVANTGARDE-DUO REUNITES IN HITMEN ________________________________________ Big surprise of the summer was the fact that DEFF decided to leave F4CG and head for HITMEN. DEFF has been inactive since the death of AVANTGARDE, mainly due to the fact that his girlfriend decided to give birth to her ex.boyfriend's child. His job in Berlin did not help either for that matter. HITMEN announced that both DEFF and JACK ALIEN were active again, even though PROPAGANDA would say it's probably mostly JACK ALIEN who's active. DEFF has been sitting on a stock of games since he left the scene behind. These games are now being cracked and released by JACK ALIEN. Several of the games are still unsold and under pro- cess of sales by F4CG who have original hand on some of the titles. MUCH DISCUSSION OVER UNSOLD GAME MUCH DISCUSSION OVER UNSOLD GAME. ________________________________________ PLASM has been a particulary interesting game to follow. F4CG released the pre- view a while back and the original was still being stalled for release as the game was unsold. HITMEN knew that the preview was a sign of things to come and decided to release the game, unsold and without notice on the American bo- ards. F4CG were clearly annoyed with the way things were being handled and pro- tested loudly on the boards. A while later they decided to strike back with a 1OO%-version of the game. It was clear that the HITMEN-versions hi-score saver was a crash and the music was not fixed. Normally, this is not enough to request a 1OO%-version but they decided to release it anyway, even though they knew it would be giving them minuspoi- nts. "WELL, WE STATED CLEARLY THAT WE DID NOT DO THE 100%-RELEASE FOR THE POINTS. WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE 100%-VERSION- DISCUSSION A MILLION TIMES AND IN GEN- ERAL DISLIKE THE 100%-HYSTERIA. WE DID THE RELEASE TO PISS HITMEN OFF. JUST A LITTLE TICKLE UNDER THEIR FEET. AFT- ER ALL, WE KNOW THAT THE VERSION PEOP- LE WILL KEEP IS THE F4CG-VERSION, AND AS AN AMERICAN SAID, IT IS QUITE OB- VIOUS AMERICANS WOULD PREFER A NORMAL SONG PLAYING - NO MATTER WHAT THE FIX- ING RULES ARE. WE KNEW WE WOULD BE GETTING MINUSPOINTS FOR THE RELEASE. SO WHAT?", said F4CG to PROPAGANDA. DISCUSSING THE FUTURE DISCUSSING THE FUTURE ________________________________________ HITMEN and F4CG are now on speaking- terms again. CURLIN and NEWSCOPY are discussing the issue whether HITMEN should release MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE, a game set to be released by CHERRY SOFTWARE by Christmas this year. If released before sales, it will again give light to the discussion on 1OO%- versions as the sales version features removed bugs, more car-tracks, new music and additional graphics. It is clear that new guidelines and rules should be set - the 1OO%-debate has rushed the boards like a hurricane all over the year. THE GERMAN OPERATION GROWS THE GERMAN OPERATION GROWS ________________________________________ HITMEN are recruiting people. MAGIC MAN from the older days was taken in with a job arranging older CRAZY-members into the group. WEASEL, also ex-member of CRAZY teamed up only a few days later. SMASHER, today F4CG was also asked in because of his earlier membership in CRAZY. It appears HITMEN is working hard on becoming an operation as German as possible - and they are succeeding. If the unit can remain active we will pro- bably be seing one of the stronger gro- ups by the end of this year. This is particulary interesting as it has been almost deadly silent around them the first half of the year. SLEDGE WILL LEAVE FAIRLIGHT SLEDGE WILL LEAVE FAIRLIGHT ________________________________________ According to TRANZIIE, their European sysop SLEDGE will move to a new apart- ment soon. Of course he will take his ancient board WAREZ AQUARIUM with him, but he has finally decided to kick FAIRLIGHT behind him forever. FAIRLIGHT has not been much of a group the past years and even though the leadership was set in the hands of SLEDGE, support was terribly weak from the rest of the group. With SLEDGE gone, it is however almost certain that we have seen the last of FAIRLIGHT ever on the Commodore 64 - unless a miracle happens. Or if BACCHUS decides to turn off the PC. WAREZ AQUARIUM will be HITMEN only in the future. (sorry that you didn't know yet, Fairlight :) !) MORE THINGS TO COME MORE THINGS TO COME. ________________________________________ With the comeback of wares HITMEN did strong impact on the market and clearly stated that the end of summer is the beginning of a new era for them. More games are to come and CUPID is rumoured to be working on a graphics-collection called AVANTGARDE and there is even a chance the group will be doing a PC- demo for X98. In the meantime, most of us will be satisfied with a constant flow of C64-wares. +-------------------+ | | | HITMEN | HITMEN | | | CURLIN, PEACEMAKER, GROEPAZ, | TRANZIIE, CUPID, DEFF, JACK ALIEN, | JIHAD, LUKE, TYRON, STAN, ALCHEMIST, |SLEDGE, BURN, SEVEN, CHAOTIC, DIVERSE, | HI-LITE, JINX, KRISTIAN ROSTOEN, | MOONCHILD, MOTION, RAZE, VORTEX, | SABOTAGE, RACOON, RAMMY, SKUD, EROL, | MAGIC MAN, WEASEL, DESPAIR. | | | | | | | | | THE DUNGEON XXXXXXXXXXXX | | +-------------------+
- Sledge left Fairlight to join up with the Hitmen posse
- Hitmen take the scene by storm: #1 cracking group, our main crackers Jack Alien and Moonchild #1 and #2 single crackers and our main trader Racoon #1 swapper in propaganda #25's charts
Propaganda 25 (October 1997) +------+ |HITMEN| .. |HITMEN| -- +------+ ________________________________________ HITMEN finished of the summer with one of the strongest phases ever through their career and flooed the boards and FTP's with releases. As summer faded in- to autumn HITMEN took a step out of the spotlight and stopped their boost of energy in the scene. Motivation is not to be mistaken however - ups and downs are only natural for a group. Currently HITMEN is rocketing the charts in most of the magazines and can most definately live on their previous success all throughout this year. A THIRD DEMO IN THE WORKS A THIRD DEMO IN THE WORKS. ________________________________________ HITMEN is right now working day and night to finish their 3rd demo due to be released at THE PARTY 7 in Denmark if everything works out as planned. In fact almost the entire German operation is working with the project. It is ad- mirable and makes them the only crack- inggroup that actively takes part in the legal sphere. Both TRC*SCS and F4CG have promised to be back on the shelves with their productions but that still remains to be seen. In the meantime PROPAGANDA is looking forward to see a new demo from a group that is truly expanding new horizons. MOONCHILD BACK BEHIND THE BOOKS MOONCHILD BACK BEHIND THE BOOKS. ________________________________________ According to TRANZIIE, one of HITMEN'S spokesmen, MOONCHILD has started stu- dying again. MOONCHILD has been one of the favoritecrackers in the charts over the past year and will probably remain so even though activities will decrease. JACK ALIEN is working with REMEMBER on the side but still has time to work for HITMEN when needed. A SOURCE FOR ORIGINALS A SOURCE FOR ORIGINALS? ________________________________________ With the member RACOON entering the demogroup LEPSI as a second member, HIT- MEN have a foot inside a gameproducing squad giving competition to other groups who would normally be releasing games by LEPSI. GROEPAZ COLLECTION BIGGER THAN BOD'S GROEPAZ COLLECTION BIGGER THAN BOD S ________________________________________ GROEPAZ is currently gathering C64- software from the net. It is one of his many, many projects. According to TRANZIIE he now has more than enough for two full CDs and will probably start to burn these on request. +------------------+ | +------+ | |HITMEN| | |HITMEN| | +------+ | MEMBERS | | | | | | | ALCHEMIST, BURN, CHAOTIC, CURLIN, | DEFF, DIVERSE, EROL, GROEPAZ, | JACK ALIEN, JIHAD, JINX, | KRISTIAN ROSTOEN, LUKE, MAGIC MAN, |MOONCHILD, MOTION, PEACEMAKER, RACOON, |RAMMY, SABOTAGE, SEVEN, SKUD, SLEDGE, |STAN, TRANZIIE, TYRON, VORTEX, WEASEL. | | | THE DUNGEON|XXXXXXXXXXXX | WEB://XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX +------------------+
- Jack Alien left us due to losing interest in cracking the so-called "new" games and will concentrate on his work for Remember in the future
- The Mystical Paradise, our EHQ board run by Peacemaker, was taken down by a HD crash and won't be online anymore. Thanks to everybody who supported this board in such a great way and made it one of the best boards around (Propaganda Award 1996)
- Burn and Se7en left Hitmen to concentrate on upcoming Digital Excess Productions
- Raze left Hitmen for Padua
- JB joined to serve us with graphics
- Morphfrog joined as a trader
- Starkiller joined us, he will soon bring back his BBS 'Cold Fusion'
- German coder and graphiciain Hi-Lite (01/96-) left for Padua
- Chaotic left us.
- the cracking Section went into COOP with Excess for a trial-period
- Rammy left us.
The first half of 1999 finally tought us that the cracking buissnes in C-64 world is dead and so all activities in that section were stopped. Naturally this caused a lot of changes for the group and just the hardcore demo people made it to the staff that will take the name of Hitmen to the next millennium.
- Moonchild left us due to lack of motivation and time. He will hopefully be back some time after studies...
- (25/07) Pacman joins the PSX Section
- we decided to leave the cracking business behind, and due to that the cooperation with Excess was stopped as well
- Racoon left us and stays in Excess
- (05/11) YES... Peacemaker is back in bizz
We need help with finding more Releases! A list with Releases that we know exist but havent found yet is maintained here.
- Cucumber Juice (1996, 08.04, C64 Demo). 2nd in the X96 demo competition.
- Reanim8ed (april 1998, C64 Demo), 2nd at ms98 competition
Fakelabel: Shitmen (SHIT)
|not sure if the shitmen info should be on this page, it might be a better idea to make a seperate page for it. however at the moment (ie while it is still beeing created/edited) it should probably stay here to make editing easier/quicker.|
Just like many other (Cracker-) Groups of it's Time, Hitmen also had a "fakelabel" or "Lamerlabel" which was used to release substandard Games and other Funproductions.