Impulse (amiga)

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Impulse (IMS, 1992-1997)

Impulse was an Amiga demo group.

Members

Current

Hungary
Gato (swap, ex Steroid, new 08/96-97)
Jazz (music, 96)
Melomaniac (music, 03-04/93)
Mr.Pixel (gfx music, 12/92-97)
Thomas (gfx, doublememb Amnesty Design, 01/96)

Past

Hungary
3dent (code, 92-93)
Charlie (code, 92-95)
Chef (code, 12/92-92)
Dr.Victor (music, 92-94)
Kobor (code, 92-94)
Matula (gfx, 93-95)
Messerschmitt (swap, 93-94)
Neptune (gfx, 92-93)
Seal (raytrace, 92-93)
Sir Damys (code, 92-94)
Sir Henry (music, 93-94)
Norway
Absent (music, ex Atomic, 93-94)
Elmore (gfx, 93-94)
Heatseeker (swap, 93-94)
Highlight (swap music, 93-94)
Jim (gfx, 93-94)
Johnny (code, 93-94)
Urchin (swap, 93-94)
Vulture (gfx, 93-94)
United Kingdom
Ape (music, 93-94)
Madman (trade, 93-94)
Mushwacker (code, 93-94)
Strobe (org sysop, 93-94)
Spain
Incubus (code, 93-94)
Warlord (swap, 92-94)
Turkey
Blaze (swap, 92-93)
Italy
Wizard (code, 93-94)
Unknown
Lado (code, 12/92-93)
Readysoft (code, 12/92)


Group History

Impulse was born in October 1992 on the initiative of Mr.Pixel, on the ashes of the Hungarian Fi-Re Crew. Among the first members were also EFT and Rendall. Their first two productions were both released in December, "First Intro" (at Bash 3) and "Welcome Intro".

1993
In 1993, new members joined in Norway, Sweden, UK, Italy, Spain and Austria. A few intros were released, but all other divisions soon became inactive, and by the end of 1994, they were all gone. Their first non-intro production was released at the Southern Party '93, the combined slideshow and musicdisk "Art & Go" [07/93].
1994
A year of silence followed, before Mr.Pixel, the only remaining original member, put together the Hungarian-only configuration that would be the crew until their death in 1997. The only thing to get released in 94 was the "Alive" [03/94] file demo at Cache. EFT released the game "Reunion" through Grand Slam.
1995
They released the "Scenest Invitation" (a party for which they were co-arrangers) in march, and that was all that got released this year. The party itself was held in may. They worked hard on releasing their demo "Voyage In Storm" for The Party 95, but it proved impossible. EFT released the game "Super Street Fighter II Turbo" for GameTek.
1996
After the disappointment of not being able to release "Voyage In Storm" [01/96] at The Party, they simply released it anyway in January, out of party. The demo was a huge success, but not as big as their second demo of the year, "Muscles" [08/96]! An enclosed news file for the demo announced that Gato (swap) had joined, that Beast (gfx) had joined from Majic 12 and that Psycho (sysop) and S.L.O (raytrace) were kicked.
1997
The group died in July after releasing their final two intros, "Kenguru v1.0" [03/97, Symposium 97 and "Kenguru v2.0" [04/97, Scenest 97]. The reasons were many, but among them were Rendall's leaving for Mystic, and Mr.Pixel, Gato, S.L.O and Norby's inactivity on the Amiga. EFT (code), Beast (gfx, new 08/96), Soldier (03/97) and Lord (sysop 'NUMBER OF THE BEAST', 08/96) formed a new group called Kangooroo.


  • Hungarian graphician Rendall left to join Mystic in 97. Rendall is not only one of the best Hungarian painters (along with Beast), but also one of the original members of Impulse, having been a member since 1992. Impulse was his first scene group.
  • Hungarian raytracer Norby (08/96) left the scene late 96.
  • Italian swapper Device (93-94) joined Surprise! Productions.

Releases

See Impulse (amiga)/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

First Intro (1992, 18.12, ECS Intro/File)

Credits 
code
Lado
Chef
Readysoft
gfx
Mr.Pixel
music
Magnum 755/Moonlight Studios
Info
Released at the Bash 3 Party.

Welcome Intro (1992, .12, ECS Intro)

Credits 
code
Sir Damys
gfx
Mr.Pixel
music
Dr.Victor

Trackmo (1993, 04.01, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits 
code
Sir Damys
Lado
gfx
Mr.Pixel
music
Jester/Sanity
Info
Released for the Hammering '93 40k intro competition.

Cube Intro (1993, .02, ECS Intro)

Credits 
code
Lado
EFT
gfx
Mr.Pixel
music
Loonstar/Design
Info
Released outside of a party.

Pack Intro (1993, summer, Intro)

Credits 
code
Charlie
gfx
Mr.Pixel
music
Sir Henry

Art & Go (1993, 25.07, Slideshow/musicdisk)

Credits 
code
Sir Damys
gfx
Rendall
Mr.Pixel
music
Sir Henry.
Info
Released at the Southern Party '93.

Alive (1994, .03, File)

Credits 
code
EFT
Charlie
Pimpa
gfx
Rendall
Matula
Mr.Pixel
music
Dr.Victor

Scenest Invitation (1995, .03, Intro)

Credits 
code
EFT
gfx
Rendall
Mr.Pixel
SLO
music
Mr.Pixel

Voyage In Storm (1996, early.01, AGA 2MB Multifile)

Credits 
code
EFT
gfx
Rendall
Thomas/Amnesty (titlepic)
SLO (raytrace)
music
Mr.Pixel
Info
Released at Misc 96...?

Muscles (1996, 31.08, AGA 4MB HD Demo)

Credits 
code
EFT
gfx
Rendall
Beast (fish pic)
Soldier (objects)
Mezon (objects)
Norby (trace)
music
Slyspy
Info
Winner of the Intel Outside 3 demo competition!

Three (1996, 16.11, 64k Intro)

Credits 
code
EFT
gfx
Rendall
Soldier (objects)
music
Jazz
Info
Winner of the Convention '96 64k intro competition!
The info text says it's tested only on an 8mb fast machine. I guess I've confirmed that's what it needs :(
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0.
Note: Not enough memory.

Kenguru v1.0 (1997, 30.03, 64k Intro)

Credits 
code
EFT
gfx
Soldier
music
Melomaniac
Info
2nd in the Mekka Symposium '97 40k intro competition.

Kenguru v2.0 (1997, 05.04, 64k Intro)

Credits 
code
EFT
gfx
Solider
music
Melomaniac
Info
Winner of the Scenest 97 64k intro competition.

BBS's

  • SHINING CHROME (ahq)