Majic 12

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Majic 12 (M12)

Majic 12 is an Amiga demo group.

Members

Current

Hungary
Avantage (code, 02/91-04/93)
Bit Bat MixMaster (91)
Booy-T (code music, 04/93)
Dr.Zothyo (write, 04/93)
Exemplar (music, 02/91-04/93)
Jazzy D (code swap, 04/93)
Mr.Device (org write, old handle General Twining or Twinning, 02/91-04/93)
Rising Fly (gfx, 02/91)
Sinclair (91-04/93)
Ultravox (code, 02/91)
Version (91)
Norway
Bez (91)
B.I.T (Ove Karlsen, music, ex Eon/Cinefex, but who?)
Brick (91)
Capman (swap, 93)
Conie (music swap, 02/91)
Develon (code, 91-04/93)
Diver (org trade, 91-04/93)
Dr.M (swap, 02/91)
Heavy Mental
Jehovah (gfx story, 02/91)
Knight (Gøran Berg, swap, 91)
Mac (91)
Pentagon (gfx swap, 02/91)
Tactel (trade ex? sysop 'JUNGLE FEVER', ex Grace, new early92-04/93)
TEN (Tor E. Nygård, swap, 93)
White Dragon (swap, 04/93)
Zent (swap, 02/91)
Australia
243 (sysop 'SOUTHERN COMFORT', new ROM3)
Act777 (Code^Gfx^Music, 02/91)
Bountyhunter (trade, 02/91)
Brett (gfx, 02/91)
Brutus (91)
Byte-Fighter (swap, 02/91)
Genocide (code music, 04/93)
Rad:Man (91)
TAL (code swap, 02/91-04/93)
TV (code trade sysop 'NO-WARE'/'HAMBURGER HEAVEN', 02/91-04/93)
Xiphoid (gfx, 04/93)
Denmark
Apollo (old handle Quarterman, 91)
Baby Alf (91)
Christian (91)
Jewel (swap, old handle Lucas, 04/93)
Mosaic (91)
Mr.Sax (91)
Mud (swap edit "Top Secret", 91-04/93)
Quarterman (12/91)
Thunderbyte (code, ex Deadlock, 04/93)
Germany
Migth (91)
Skaos (91)
United Kingdom
Cybarite (91)
Toxic (91)
Sweden
Amp (music, 04/93)
Burton (org, 05/92-04/93)
Cindy (trade, 04/93)
Cruiser (Erik Engstrom, swap, aka Shorty, 05/92-04/93)
Derelict (music, new 05/92-04/93)
Griffin (gfx, 05/92-04/93)
Hannes (code, 04/93)
Melly (trade, 04/93)
Odeon (code, later Phenomena, 04/93)
Stacy (gfx, 04/93)
Sy-Klone (ascii sysop 'TWISTED SOBRIETY' EHQ/earlier 'MEGABLAST' 05/92 and 'REVOLUTION', 05/92-04/93)
Finland
Addict
Axl
Blitzer
Dmc
Gut
Jan
Pits
Ruler (trade, stopswap)
Slaverider
Unknown
Beast (gfx, doublememb Impulse 06/96)

Group History

Majic 12 will be remembered mainly for some half-decent demos, and for their diskmag "Top Secret". They also released several acclaimed PC demos, with the aid of their PC coder Maxwood. These demos also include graphics by Rack etc., so they're well worth checking out!

TV has been involved with a LOT of BBS'es (or just changed the name frequently, what do I know?). I have a listing for a 'DAMAGING EVIDENCE' board he cohosted with Revenger.

1992
Norwegian coder Flesh joined from New Wave around mid 92. The diskmag "Top Secret" was handed over to the Danish division, and new editor is TFG. A "Ray of Hope III" demo was planned (according to Balance's "Magbox #1" [07/92]), but never saw the light of day...
1993
The French section - a.o. Baby (Fabien Guerin, org music, 04/93) - was kicked mid 93. This probably also concerns Hexogen (code), Magellan (swap, 04/93), Mwaba (gfx, 04/93), Polaris (swap), Shean (gfx swap), Thanbatos (gfx) and Zuul (music). Danish editor TFG (91-04/93) left after finishing "Top Secret #15" [mid93]. Hungarian Zozo will probably be the new main editor.


  • Suburban Base was founded 1994 by Swedish ex-members of Majic 12 (a.o. coder-musician Randall (old handle Zyx, 05/92-12/93) and Vision.
  • Hungarian organizer, swapper and sysop Zozo (Kozak Zoltan, 'MYSTERIOUS ISLAND' reopened ROM3/'REJTELMES SZIGET', 02/91-04/93) left the scene.
  • The Norwegian division was kicked, except for Dr.Bully, Heavy Mental and Vector. Musician Dr.Bully (04/93), the guy responsible for a.o. the soundtracks to the two "Ray of Hope" demos, left to join Cadaver (PRP4). Swapper Vector (04/93) was also later kicked, and I do not know what happened to H.M...
  • Dali joined Static Bytes and changed his handle to Daae.
  • Norwegian swapper and trader Razorblade (ex Interactive, new mid93) joined Balance.
  • Danish swapper Nighthawk (91-04/93) joined Rebels sometime between 04/93 and 03/94. Rumours that he joined IRIS are false.
  • Danish sysop Ramirez ('SUFFOCATION', ex Balance, 04/93) joined Fairlight.
  • Danes Chorus (music), Sid (music) and Condor (swap, all ex Quartz) joined the new Razor 1911.
  • Norwegian graphician Darkdude joined Shamrock.
  • Danish swapper Zinko (ex Deadlock, 05/92-04/93) joined Kefrens.
  • Hungarian superstar graphician Rack (02/91-04/93) joined Absolute! early 93.
  • Guran joined Shining.
  • Norwegian coder and graphician Flesh (ex New Wave, new mid92-04/93) joined Paradise.
  • V-Cut, sysop 'TRADERS ISLAND' joined Equinox.
  • Swedish graphician Eracore (new 91-04/93) left for TRSI. (is this right?)
  • Hitech and Norwegian The Laiter (gfx swap, 02/91) got kicked.
  • French musician Killerman is nowadays more known as Oxbow/Scoopex...

Releases

See Majic 12/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Ray of Hope (1991, 23.02, ECS File)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
"Snowland" by Dr.Bully (ProTracker MOD format).
Info
Released at the Majic-12 meeting in Kapuvar.

Ray of Hope 2 (1991, 07.09, ECS Trackmo)

Credits 
code
Avantage
Version
Ultravox
gfx
Rack
music
"Resonance II" by Dr. Bully.
Info
Winner of the C.C.C.C.P Chromance Party '91!

Top Secret Issue #7 (1991, mid, ECS Diskmag)

SSS-Intro (1992?, ECS Intro)

Credits 
Code
Zyx
Gfx
Eracore
Music
Zyx

Techno Intro (1992, .05, ECS Intro)

Credits 
code
Zyx
gfx
Eracore
music
Derelict

Top Secret issue #12 (1992, late, ECS Diskmag)

sorryforgotdabloodyname (1993, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits 
code
n/a
gfx
n/a
music
Zyx
Info
Design in graffitti style.

Woui Dentrau (1993, mid?, ECS File)

Credits 
code/gfx
Baby
music
n/a

Top Secret issue #14 (1993, ECS Diskmag)

Info
There was also a PC edition (with EXACTLY the same articles) coded by Majic 12's pc coder Maxwood.

Top Secret issue #15 (1993, ECS Diskmag)

Credits - Intro
Produced by
Andromeda


Credits - MAG
code
Avantage
gfx
R.W.O/Kefrens (title)
Eracore (menu)
Dali (gallery)
music
"Secrecy" by Mr.Man/Andromeda (4ch MOD format)
editor
Zozo
Info
TFG left the mag before this issue, and Zozo reclaimed his position as main editor. There was also a PC edition (with EXACTLY the same articles) coded by Majic 12's PC coder Maxwood.


BBS's

  • CAPTIVE HONOUR (swe)
  • CRAZY WORLD (swe)
  • EXTREME OVERLOAD (swe)