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Scoopex (SCX, 1989-)

Scoopex is a legendary demo and cracking group, born in Austria early 1989 by members of Megaforce after that group died. Originally under the leadership of Ranger, the group exists up until today, still under the slogan 'Rangerism Isn't Dead'! Some of the information below is based on information from the group's homepage, particularly the news items. Also a special thanks to TMB for some additional corrections and information.

Corwin was previously known as Shadow/Commando Frontier on the C64.

Members

Present

Austria
TMB (Severin-Stephan Kittl, 05/90-09/01)
Germany
Acryl (gfx, ex-doublemember Session, new 04/97-06/01)
Arancia (gfx, 06/01)
Fishwave (Adrian Jaglarz, editor, ex Sardonyx, 04/98-06/01)
Laxical (Joachim Sobczak, ex Vision, old handle Placid, 06/95-06/01)
Nomad (raytrace, 12/97-06/01)
Noogman (gfx, 06/01)
Stingray (code)
Virgill (Jochen Feldkötter, music, 06/01)
Finland
Deck (Juuso Salmijarvi, music, 06/01)
Ganja (Markus Castren, music, ex Nerve Axis, 06/01)
Karpow (Seppo Seppala, swap, new early '95-06/01)
Denmark
Decoy (Danni Hansen, swap, 10/97-06/01)
France
Ninja (Jean-Pierre Savari, code, ex Paradox, 10/95-06/01)
Italy
Metal Designer (Antonello Mincone, code pc, 12/98-06/01)
Norway
Mermaid (Vanja Utne, gfx, new '99-06/01)
United Kingdom
Ne7 (Andy, Music, Graphics)
Unknown
Alive (06/01)
Darklon (06/01)
Dylan (code pc, 06/01)
Lostcluster (code pc, 06/01)
Mazor (06/01)
Peci (code pc, 06/01)

Past

Austria
Anty (music, ex Energy, new 04-08/89)
Atron (code, 06/90)
Antibyte (Roman Rath, organizer and coder, 1992-2001)
Challenger (code crack, 08/89)
Corwin (Siegfried Stegmüller, gfx, 05/90-93)
G-Tronic (train, ex Energy, '92)
J.O.E (gfx, 07/89-93)
Osterman (music, ex Energy, new 04-07/89)
Picasso (ex Energy, new 04/89)
Prince (code, 05/90)
Shark the Master (code gfx, 04/89-90)
Tech (code, 12/92-03/93)
Vectrex (code gfx, old handle Brain Matrix, 04/89-90)
Finland
Akiro (Risto Kivisilta) and Dr.Poop (sysops 'NAUSEA', ex Black Jack, 06/95)
Bloodstone (trade, ex Carillon, later Bloodsuckers, new 11/91)
Braindead (swap)
Daddy Freddy (Samuli Karkiluoma, music swap, 06-12/95)
Deetsay (code music, 12/98)
Reward (gfx, 10/89-11/90)
San Miguel (sysop 'FAR NORTH', 04/95)
Talbot (sysop 'TEBOIL', 04/95)
Sweden
Butch (Hugo, org gfx trade, ex The Silents, later Doodles^Shock, 04/93)
Conan (new 12/90)
Eddie (gfx, new '89)
Invid (ex Phenomena, new 12/90)
Jesus (music, new 89-11/89)
Judas (ex Phenomena, new 12/90)
Merriman (code, new '89)
Panther (code, new '89)
Paragon (swap, ex Lando/Spirit, new 08/92)
Photon (code, ex Phenomena, new 12/90)
Redskin (new 12/90)
Rille (sysop 'IMAGINE', early '93-07/94)
Uncle Tom (Thomas Dahlgren, music, 10/89-06/90)
Uno (gfx, ex Phenomena, new 12/90-93)
Zwullo (code, new '89)
France
BKH (Georges Mairet, music, ex Anarchy, 03/94)
Chuck (code, 92)
Conquest (Xavier, swap, ex Anarchy)
Dr.Feelgood (code, 02/94-early '95)
Eloy (gfx, ex Complex, new late '95)
Ender (raytrace, 10/95)
Fred (Frederic Flavion, music, '93)
Hysteric (swap, new 09/96)
Kid (gfx, 10/97)
NHP (Nicolas Vuillier, music, ex Anarchy, 03/94-02/97)
Titan (gfx, ex Digital)
Zoom (gfx, ex Anarchy, 03/94)
Australia
The Corporal (ex Rebels, new mid '90)
The Teacher (ex Rebels, new mid '90)
Norway
Absurd (gfx, ex Stone Arts, 06/95-10/97)
Darren (Tommy Foss, swap pack "Nam-Nam", ex Highlight/Decnite, '94-10/95)
Elmore (code gfx, ex Surprise! Productions, '94)
Face The Facts (code, ex Dual Crew, old handle Octoplex, later Vision)
Mozell (ex Surprise! Productions, old handle Jim)
Mr.Z (code sysop, ex Banana Dezign)
Stratos (doublemember Grotesticle, 09/95)
Viper (ex No Limits)
Soda (Erling Løken Andersen, writer, ex Instinct, 01/99-01/00)
Holland
Sane (Pieter van der Horst, co-ed Seenpoint, ex Sardonyx, 10/98-??)
Denmark
Blackhawk (code crack, ex Skid Row)
Metalforce (ex Skid Row)
Tactica (gfx, 12/96-08/97)
Germany
Case78 (Rene Rummel, ASCII swap, old handle Gangsta, ex Avantgarde, triplemember C-Lous and Head!, 06/95-02/97)
Crayor (sysop 'SECOM CITY' EHQ, late '93-07/94)
Gfx-Twins (Artur Skotnik and Calvin Golkowski, gfx, 06/96-06/97)
Hi-Lite (music, ex Surprise! Productions, new '92-02/94)
Mr.King (Joerg Gedden, swap pack 'Nevermind', ex Vision, early '94)
Pigeon (sysop 'UNIVERSE', early '93)
Hungary
Renegade (swap)
UK
USA
Freddy Krueger (sysop 'BOILER'S ROOM', 09/90)
One Eyed Pirate (sysop 'THE ADDICTION' WHQ, 07/94-04/95)
Spazm (sysop 'PROGRAMMERS HEAVEN', 08/92)
Unknown
Birdy (ex Disaster Area, new mid '91)
Chris (France? 07/95)
Cocoon (code, ex DCS)
Comet (gfx, 03/93)
CPC (gfx)
Darkman
Depeche ('92)
Dr.Easton (new 01/92)
Falcon ('92)
Harlequin (ex LSD)
Heiko ('92)
Jayce ('92)
Jojo
Junkfood (ex RAF)
Kidlove (gfx, ex Haujobb, new early '98)
Mac Clane (code, new early '94)
Mack (gfx, '93)
Merlin (music, 12/94)
Nasty (new early '94)
Psycho Demon (ex Alpha Flight)
Rat (supply)
Raxxion (code, ex Alpha Flight, 02/93)
Saint ('92)
Salvatore (ex Alpha Flight)
Sear (gfx, 10/97)
Shade (gfx, ex Alcatraz, 02/98)
Shithead ('92)
Skywalker (code, ex Nemesis)
Smartin (music, 06-07/90)
Softmaster ('92)
Trifox
Tron (code, 06-07/90)
Twilight (new 01/92)
Youri (music, new early-11/94)
Zyr (code train, 04/92)

Group History

1989
The group was born in the early months of the year, and "Crazy Typer's First" was likely their first ever release, followed by "Crazy Typer and J.O.E's 2nd". The intro "Vectrex" was released in April, announcing the joining of Austrian ex-Energy members Picasso, Osterman and Anty. Its coder Brain Matrix liked this name so well, that he changed his handle to exactly that; Vectrex. The Austrian division travelled to the Piranhas Copy Party in Switzerland at the end of April, but it is believed that no releases were made (perhaps "Vectrex"?). They did however release the "Mini-Sine Intro" shortly after returning home, and also the the "Mac Fonts 1" intro around this time. The group travelled to Sweden for the Digitech - IBB Summer Conference '89 in July, and released the demo "Glory Stars" to a disappointing 16th position. The slideshow "J.O.E's Slideshow 2" was also released here. The demo "Xenomorphs" was then released in August. This year also spawned two foreign sections for the group; Sweden and Finland. The Swedish division, consisting of Panther (code), Jesus (music), Merriman (code), Zwullo (code) and Eddie (gfx), released their first production for the group in the shape of the one-screen demo "Big". The members all faded away in time, and a new Swedish division was later born in late 1990. It is possible that at least Jesus, Eddie and Panther were later together in Surprise! Productions. The Finnish section was born late in the year, and released the group's biggest demo success so far, "Seven Sins" in October. Austrian coder Crazy Typer (ex Megaforce, 08/89) left the Scene late in the year, after releasing his final production with "J.O.E's Slideshow 2" back in July.
The group "Share and Enjoy" (SAE) joined sometime during the year (certainly before May) as a subgroup, but was kicked after a couple of months, allegedly due to 'lameness'. Their releases for the group includes at least the "Megademo" and "Mini-Sine Intro".
1990
At the Swedish Elite Easter Conference in April, the Finnish section released "Mental Hangover" [04/90], one of - if not THE - most important Demos in history. It won the competition, but more importantly it defined a new genre in demos - Trackmos. Suddenly, Scoopex was a leading group in the demo scene! The Austrian section followed this with demos like "Beast Sonix", "Green Surprise" and "Elefant" in the following months. Around the middle of the year (perhaps May?) two Australian members, Bigot20 and Syntech, were kicked. The Australian section was then reinforced with The Corporal and The Teacher from Rebels. Then all English members left to form Genesis with former members of Oracle. Their German board 'HIGH SOCIETY' was closed towards the end of the year. Lowtec left to join Angels late in the year. The last demo release of the year was Slayer's "Chromium" at the Halloween party in November, a demo that was said to be disappointing to many when it first arrived, but today is mentioned favourably as one of the first demos to successfully synchronize its effect to the music. Sadly, it was to be Slayer's final release for the group, as he left the Scene after being drafted to the Finnish army. After Uno/Phenomena's contribution to "Chromium", he (gfx), Photon (code), Judas and Invid all joined Scoopex a month later, in December. Also Swedish Redskin joined this month. Musician Uncle Tom (Tomas Dahlgren) also rejoined from Razor 1911 in December, but unfortunately he slowly faded away from the Scene, and never contributed to another production (though a few of his old tunes were used in productions upto 1992). Perhaps his greatest legacy to the scene - and a piece of music that will forever echo in the minds of Amiga demo lovers everywhere - is his fantastic "Madness Took Me" from "Mental Hangover".
1991
This year signified a big change, when original organizer Ranger (Peter, also sysop 'WORLD OF WODKA') stepped down, and a new man was put in charge: Austrian sysop Trade ('NO RESPECT'). Following the joining of some members in December of last year, a full Swedish section was built. The English division of the group died around May and its leader Turmoil (Nick) left the Scene; no information on what happened to their cracker Electra (ex Slipstream, 07/90), but at least he is no longer with the group. This year also featured several memorable releases, perhaps most notably the group's collaboration with Phenomena and Rebels on the legendary musicdisk "Crystal Symphonies". The demo "Vector Fart 2" is the only one, to our knowledge, that was released for a competition this year. It was released for the demo competition at the Byterapers - Scoopex - Bloodsuckers Gathering '91, but was unplaced in the demo competition. Other releases this year was the "Stunner Dentro" and "Import Intro". German sysop Andy ('DINKELATORS PALACE', 10/91) joined Spreadpoint late this year. Norwegians Jawbreaker (code), Pal (gfx, both ex Razor 1911) and Perplex (code) joined to form the Norwegian section in October, but all quickly left again, likely in November, to form Offence. This led to the death of the initial Norwegian division, but a new one was later formed.
1992
This was a poor year for demo production in Scoopex; The musicdemo "Smooth Chimes", the demo "Seen Before", the intro "Too Late" and the intro "The Party 2 40k Intro", as well as four issues of the chartmag "World Charts", were the only releases. In addition, their subgroup Surprise! Productions also made a few productions. This group, previously holding a similar position in TRSI, was kicked after half a year. The sole exception was coder Spycatcher, who was offered a position with Scoopex. January (some of this possibly happened as early as December last year) was an eventful month; Angeldawn, Autopsy, Tiger and a few other members from Model joined Scoopex, taking the chartmag "World Charts" with them; Octoplex changed his handle to Face The Facts; Bulldog left; German sysop Bomber joined from Crusaders with 'PEARL HARBOUR', but left again after only a short while; Dr.Easton and Twilight joined. Swedish coder Protec (ex Photon/Phenomena, new 12/90) left the Scene to code games early in the year. His sole contribution to the group was the announcement intro "Stunner Dentro", as far as we can find. American sysop Planet Master ('THE EDGE', 08/92) left for The Silents to be their new WHQ sometime between August and October. Finnish sysop Zebra ('THE ZOO', 07/91-) left for Damones sometime after August this year. "The Party 2 40k Intro" was released at The Party this year, the debut productions by new coders Tech and Antibyte, who would later play a significant part in the further history of Scoopex.
1993
Lots of releases were made early this year, most from Antibyte with the help of Tech - among them were two invitation intros for the "Cebit 93 Invitation" - a party they also hosted in March - and the "Official invitation Eastern Conference 93" intro for the SEMI Party in Austria in April. American sysops Voyager and Snow Queen ('FASTTRAX' WHQ) left early this year. At The Gathering '93, two releases were made, none of which were for the competitions. Norwegians Jaz and Decker released the music disk "Scoopex Plays 2 Unlimited", which proved mildly successful for the group, while new member Colorbird's intro "Cageball" was a relatively uninteresting affair. At the SEMI Party itself, that same weekend, Antibyte and Tech released the "SCX-NRG-MTU Party 40k Intro". Just a few weeks after the Easter holidays, both Jaz (code) and Decker (gfx) ended their memberships, leaving for Andromeda. Other releases this year was the intro "Ectobyte" and the demo "Maxima" from Flasher Jack and the French section. Frenchmen Acid (gfx) and Flasher Jack (code) left late this year or early next, and were at least in Paradox in April.
1994
This year Trade stepped down as leader of the group, and turned the leadership over to another Austrian; coder Antibyte. He has not yet been replaced. Norwegian graphician Absurd (ex Suspiria, 04/94) joined Stone Arts and was there in December of this year, but rejoined early next year. The intro "Laziness Took Me" was released in February, closely followed by the 3-disk musicdisk "Scoopex Melodies" in March. The 64k intro "Halloween" was released for the Saturne Party 2 intro competition, where it finished in fourth place. German swapper and graphician Plasma (Lee Wijant, ex Vision) got kicked due to inactivity late in the year. The AGA intros "No Human Vibes" and "And Love For All" rounded off the year. Apart from this, also some issues of Mr.King's packmag "Nevermind" were released this year. A PC section was formed, and released a small dentro called "Forbidden Areas" in July, featuring the graphical talents of Made.
1995
This year signified a 'second birth' for the group. New organizer Antibyte undertook a major cleanup in the group, reducing the amount of members from over 100 to a more normal 20 people. This included old legends like Slayer (Tommi Junttila) and Uncle Tom, that never officially left the group, but were now finally removed from the memberlist. The results of this cleanup was a more focused, more quality-oriented group that gave the Scene some quite memorable releases this year. Norwegian graphician Absurd rejoined from Stone Arts in the early months. Norwegian graphician and swapper Snuffy (ex Cadaver) left to be independent in May. The demo "Alien" was released at Abduction '95, and came 2nd in the competition. Made's slideshow "Artcore" followed in July. After this, the chippack "Noname" came out. At Assembly in August Ninja's demo "Iso" came 3rd. December came with The Party 5, and the group released two intros this year; Ninja's "FreeYourMind" and Antibyte's "Zero Gravity" placing 3rd and 11th respectively. The intro "666 (Don't Forget The Sign" was also released this year, though the exact release date is a little more uncertain. Not content with his impeccable slideshow "Artcore", French graphician Made (early 94-07/95) left for Bomb! sometime between the months of July and October.
1996
Turkish graphician Kris left for Clique in June. Lots of member movement in October; talented Danish coder Boogeyman joined from Passion; Motion and TNT left; Alias sold his Amiga and finally Gangsta renamed to Case78. Come November, musician Deck sold his Amiga and bought a PC; he and Oxbow were 'moved over' to the PC section. Other news in November was that Danish Scope (coder of, among other, "MagBox" for Balance) joined from Passion and Balance, that JCS was out of the group, and the release of the 64k intro "Quantum" at the Saturne Party to a disappointing 9th position. The official Scoopex homepage was launched in December, done by Tactica. At The Party at the the end of the month, the 40k intro "Zero Gravity 2" came 2nd in the competition. Boogeyman's debut production, the dentro "Satyanarayan" was also released at The Party, but outside the competition.
1997
January sees Danish musician Prophet (ex-Subject/Balance & Passion) joining, and Splatterhead rejoining. Another Dane followed in February, with the joining of graphician Prowler/ex-Passion. At the very end of March came the high-point of the year for most Germans with the Mekka Symposium party; only a sixth position in the demo competition was achieved this year, with Antibyte's "The Sign". April saw the joining of Danish swapper Decoy (doublemember of Puzzle), German graphician Acryl/ex Session and another Dane; Bird/Rebels. A fix for "The Sign" on 060 processors was also released this month. Calvin, one half of the Gfx-Twins, left the Scene in May. An intro for Sardonyx' diskmag, "Seenpoint #5 Intro" was done by Antibyte. June came with the Abduction '97 party in Finland, and the 64k intro "Phorce" came 2nd in the competition by a single point! Scope left (Jesper Giørtz Behrens) the Scene this month, but they were reinforced with Nomad, Fishwave and not least Polish graphician Lazur from Anadune! At the Wired '97 party in July, the intro "Performance" won the competition! Assembly came in August, and the intro "Zero-G III" came 2nd in the competition. Deck came 7th in the music competition. Calvin of Gfx-Twins returned to the Scene! September came with more happy news, as Stelios/Axis decided to rejoin Scoopex. The Chip-music collection "Gosh" was released in October, and the big news this month was that also Syntax (code) and Sane (editor, both ex Sardonyx) had now joined their main editor Fishwave in Scoopex, and that future issues of their diskmag "Seenpoint" would be released under this label! Also, Decoy left Puzzle to be in Scoopex only. November saw restless Stelios leave the group once again, this time for Sonik Clique. Other news this month was that French swapper Chris (Christophe Kumor, '94-) left to be in Bomb! only, which he had been a doublemember of, Acryl leaving the Scene, and Scoopex management deciding to downsize the group. As a result of this, Oxbow and Thorin are no longer members. Finally December came, and with it The Party. The demo "My Kingdom" (in cooperation with Haujobb) WON the demo competition, Antibyte's intro "Superautodrome" WON the intro competition, and both "Seenpoint #7" and Lazur's slideshow "5977" was released. The demo was not released at the party, but was taken home for some final fixing first. Kidlove/Haujobb, 2nd in the graphics competition at TP, joined a few days later. Ninja decided to take a break from the Scene.
1998
In January, Danish coder Vention (formerly of Kefrens and Polka Brothers) joined the group, and the final version of "My Kingdom" was released. February came, and with it two more intro releases: "Torque" came 2nd at Flag '98, while "Haupex" (in cooperation with Haujobb) won at Scene Meeting '98. In addition, the fixed version of "Superautodrome" came out, and it was decided that there would no longer be PC and Amiga 'sections'. March came with the news that Acryl rejoined the Scene, and that graphician Bay Tremore joined from Haujobb. April came around, and with it the Mekka Symposium party. This year, "Superautodrome 2" won the 40k competition, and "Seenpoint #8" was released. Vention (Martin Gram) left the Amiga Scene in June, and decided to join CNCD on the PC instead. Darklon (code) joined in July. August came with the major Assembly party, and this time the intros "System Crime" and "Effusion" were presented to 2nd and 6th positions, respectively. Kidlove came 2nd in the graphics competition, and Deck finished 11th in music. "Infestation #86" was also released in August. French coder Psy (Stephane Pouyet, new late '94) left the Amiga Scene in September, but a new coder was recruited in the shape of Metal Designer from Nah-Kolor. In October, Bay Tremore left in favour of his music career. November came, with some major changes in the memberlist: Optima (code) joined from Depth, Prophet (Kristoffer Schultz)left the Scene, Arthur/GFX Twins left the Scene, and finally Dane Prowler (Klaus Bonjaminsson) and Frenchman Patriot (Sebastien Seu, trade sysop 'FLOODLAND') were both kicked due to a lack of contact. Then came December, always the highpoint of the year. Calvin/GFX Twins left the Scene before The Party, but at the year's most anticipated event Scoopex once again triumphed majorly in the competitions. "Alien 2" won the demo competition, "1000%" won the intro competition, while "Moving" in cooperation with Darkage, came 6th in the intro competition. It was the crowning of another highly successful year for the group.
1999
January was another month with big member movement; German musician Virgill joined, Polish graphician Lazur was kicked, finnish Muffler (music) joined and finally Alias left the Scene. In March, also Danish graphician and musician Bird (Kaare Hansen, ex Rebels) left the Scene, while Jazz and French coder Krishna (Spagnolo Sebastien, 07/97-) were kicked. "Seenpoint #9" was released towards the end of the month. Many new members joined in April; Wade (gfx editor) joined, Soda (editor) joined, Lostcluster and Peci (PC coders) joined, while Danish coder Boogeyman (Brian Wildt, doublemember Mango (PC)) left the Scene. Mekka Symposium was arranged this month, and the two intros "Hyper" and "Das EFX" came first and second in the 4k competition. The PC version of "Alien 2" came 3rd in the PC demo competition. Norwegian Mermaid (gfx) joined in May. Come August, two more releases were made. "Pulsar" finished 4th in the Assembly '99 64k intro comp, while "Eclipse" won the oldskool demo competition at LTP 3 in France. In addition, Acryl and Nomad triumphed at Evoke '99, in the pixel and raytracing competitions respectively. Come September lots was happening on the member front again; Ninja officially rejoined Scoopex; Noogman (gfx) joined, while Wade, Sane (both would later return in Haujobb), Optima and Splatterhead (Vesa Kivisilta, swap, ex Eltech) all left Scoopex and the Scene.
2000
In January, Swedish coder Syntax (David Malcus) and French swapper and packer Thunder (Jean-Francis Lopez, 08/96-) both leave the Scene. This probably meant the end of Thunder's long-running pack Infestation. "Seenpoint #10" is released in February, as the final issue on the Amiga, and the final release of any of Syntax' code. Ninja's demo "Millennium" won the oldskool demo competition at the Lucky & Tigrou Party 4 in August! Though the official story is that coder Optima (12/98-) left for a more active group after not receiving much help with his demo project, Mermaid offered graphics for the demo several times without receiving a reply. He joined Haujobb about two weeks before The Party in December and released his demo "Megademo 2000" for that group - which subsequently WON the competition, and was easily the best demo released this year.
2001
Following Optima's departure late last year, Antibyte performed a major internal clean-up job. Some members were asked to leave, others like Finnish musician Muffler (12/97-) left on their own accord. A few fresh faces were brought in, including old Austrian scene legend TMB, one of the earliest original Scoopex members. The Amiga section was steadily declining, and more and more of the group's activities centered around the PC scene. A 'status report' was published in Haujobb's "Devotion #2" in june, voicing concerns over whether the group was ever going to release on the Amiga again. It seems at present that the group does not have a single active Amiga coder - Metal Designer, Peci, Lostcluster and Dylan all prefer to work on the PC platform now, and Antibyte is simply inactive. The mag could reveal plans, however, to do 'dual' releases in the future - productions that would be released both on the Amiga and the PC. The new Scoopex homepage was revealed to the public in June. Sometime between June and September, long-standing main organizer and coder extraordinaire Antibyte (Roman Rath) finally decides to leave the Scene... One of the greatest losses the Amiga scene has ever suffered! The group decides not to elect a new leader, and instead go for a democratic approach to group organizing.

Releases

See Scoopex/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Crazy Typer's First (1989, ECS Demo)

Crazy Typer and J.O.E's 2nd (1989, ECS Demo)

130 Bobs (1989, ECS Demo)

136 Bobs (1989, ECS Demo)

165 Bobs (1989, ECS Demo)

190 Bobs (1989, ECS Demo)

205 Bobs (1989, ECS Demo)

209 Bobs (1989, ECS Demo)

Amiga BTX Prerelease (1989, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Crazy Typer
gfx
J.O.E.
music
"Sweet Dreams" by Maestro (15 instrument Soundtracker format)
Info
Released AFTER the Energy Party in Graz, Austria. Unfortunately we have not yet been able to secure much solid information on this party.

Big (1989, ECS File)

Credits
code
Panther, Merriman
gfx
Eddie
music
"Xeqtion-Scoopex Swe" by Jesus and Titan/North Star (15 instrument Soundtracker format)

Blitter Infection (1989, ECS File)

Info
Produced by the Austrian section.

Bobs in Space (1989, ECS File)

Credits
code
Challenger
gfx
n/a
music
"Beatmaster" by ??? (15 instrument Soundtracker format)
Info
This intro announces the joining of Challenger, and the text was written by Shark The Master.

Boys In Blue (1989, ECS Demo)

Megademo (1989, Megademo)

Credits
code
Del/SAE, Comrade/SAE, Gremlin/SAE
gfx
J.O.E. (logo), Diablo/SAE (font), T.I.W (bobs), Pete (font part 4), Ozone/SAE (part 5 and 6)
music
"Move In Time", "Trash", "Are You" and "Whouse" by Zing/SAE, "Forcefield" and "Fairlight" by Comrade J, "Just Falled In Love" by ??? and "Spell" by Uncle Tom
Info
Text by Del and Spex. Made in cooperation with Share And Enjoy, who were a subgroup.

Vectrex (1989, .04, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Shark the Master, Brain Matrix
gfx
Brain Matrix, Shark the Master
music
"Noname" by Anty (15 instrument Soundtracker format)
Info
This intro announced the joining of some Energy members; Picasso, Osterman and Anty. The intro can be found on Triad Intro Collection disk #15 in 1989.

Laserlight (1989, ECS Demo)

Credits
code
Vectrex, Shark the Master
gfx
Vectrex, Shark the Master
music
"Run The Gauntlet" by Uncle Tom (NoiseTracker MOD format)
Info
Certainly made after April, when Brain Matrix changed his handle to Vectrex. Lots of line vectors and a classic tune by Uncle Tom. Does _NOT_ work on AGA machines!

Mini-Sine Intro (1989, .05, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Comrade J
gfx
TIW
music
n/a (Sidmon format)
Info
Produced by subgroup Share And Enjoy.

Mac Fonts I (1989, .05, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Shark the Master, Vectrex
gfx
Shark the Master, Vectrex
music
"The Sign" by Anty (15 instrument Soundtracker format)

Glory Stars (1989, 08.07, ECS File)

Credits
code
Vectrex
gfx
Vectrex, J.O.E (logo)
music
"Scoopex Theme" by Osterman (Protracker MOD format)
Info
16th in the Digitech - IBB Summer Conference '89 demo competition. There is some confusion as to the date the party was held at, see the history files for additional information.

J.O.E's Slideshow II (1989, 08.07, ECS Slideshow)

Credits
code
Crazy Typer
gfx
J.O.E.
music
"The Story Is True" by Osterman (NoiseTracker MOD format)
Info
Released at the Digitech - IBB Summer Conference '89. J.O.E.'s pictures here are called Pan2, Pilot, Thalamus, Girl, Spaceship, CastleMix, Helicopter, Island, Logo, Menace, Scoopex Logo, Baal, Space 2 and Castle.

Xenomorphs (1989, .08, ECS File)

Credits
code
Challenger
gfx
J.O.E. (font)
music
"The Emboldment" by Anty, "Choose Jesus" by Walkman/IT (both NoiseTracker MOD format)
Info
A sort of different bob demo - instead of trying to put as many 4 color 16x16 bobs onscreen as possible, J.O.E. made a lot of different 32 color larger bobs.

Seven Sins (1989, .10, ECS File)

Credits
code
Slayer
gfx
Reward (logos, font)
music
"Occ-San-Geen" by Uncle Tom (NoiseTracker MOD format)

Just Filled (1989, .11, ECS File)

Credits
code
Vectrex
gfx
Vectrex, Shark the Master
music
"Martin Short" by Jesus (NoiseTracker MOD format)
Info
This was released some weeks before Amiga in Kologne, held in November.

Glory Stars II Paramount's Revenge (1989, late, ECS File)

Credits
code
Shark The Master, Vectrex
gfx
Reward
music
"Savannah" by Uncle Tom (Protracker MOD format), "Trashcan Theme" by Daryl/? (Sidmon format, 16154 bytes)

Hangover - Bobs (1990, ECS Disk)

Credits
code
Slayer
gfx
Reward, Uno
music
Uncle Tom, Jochen Hippel/independent, SLL/Bamiga Sector One?
Info
It is highly doubtful if Uno was a real member at this point, he was likely still in Phenomena, and didn't join until December.

Megademo II (1990, ECS Megademo, 3 disks)

Info
Produced by the German section.

Mental Hangover (1990, 15.04, ECS Trackmo)

Credits
code
Slayer
gfx
Reward
music
"Madness Took Me" by Uncle Tom (Protracker MOD format)
Info
Winner of the Swedish Elite Easter Conference demo competition!
Info
Amazing demo that changed the way we look at the Demoscene forever. Professional in every respect, it made instant superstars of its makers - especially coder Slayer. This was the first ever trackmo, and set standards that echoed throughout all subsequent demos. Perhaps the most important demo ever, and an obvious "Demo of the Year" here in Scenery. The demo originally did not work on AGA machines, but a fixfile was eventually released to Aminet by Galahad/Fairlight.

Intro (1990, .04, ECS Intro)

Beast Sonix (1990, 06.05, ECS Musicdisk)

Credits
code
Prince
gfx
Corwin
music
David Whittaker (ripped)
Info
This is a presentation of music by David Whittaker, ripped from the game "Shadow of the Beast". All the files can easily be ripped with Exoticripper from this :) Apparently the first production from the 'Vienna department' of Scoopex. They announce their next production will be "Green Surprise".

Green Surprise (1990, .06, ECS File)

Credits
code
Atron
gfx
Corwin
music
"Labyrinth.sfx.2" by Uncle Tom (Protracker MOD format)

Elefant (1990, 30.06, ECS File)

Credits
code
Atron
gfx
Reward
music
"Scoopexsong" by Smartin (Protracker MOD format)
Info
Released for the Amiga Conference '90 demo competition.

Chromium (1990, 03.11, ECS Demo)

Credits
code
Slayer
gfx
Reward, Uno/Phenomena
music
"Chromium" by Maso/Accession (Protracker MOD format)
Info
Released for the Amiga Halloween Conference '90 demo competition. Slayer's first demo after the wildly successful "Mental Hangover", and also his last demo ever. Uno only did the decrunching picture. Another pioneer demo, in that it was among the first to successfully synchronize the music to the effects.

Crystal Symphonies (1991, ECS Trackloaded Musicdisk)

Info
Cooperation with Phenomena and Rebels, see Phenomena/Reviews.

Stunner Dentro (1991, ECS File)

Credits
code
Photon
gfx
Uno
music
"Just Spank It" by Firefox/Phenomena (NoisePacker 2.x format)
Info
A preview for a demo that was never released, and also an announcement for the formation of the new Swedish section. Features a glenz vector and a good old text-scroller. Will run on unexpanded A500.

Vector Fart 2 (1991, 27.07, ECS File)

Info
Released for the Byterapers - Scoopex - Bloodsuckers Gathering '91 demo competition, but was unplaced.

Import Intro (1991, 19.10, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Jawbreaker
gfx
Uno (green logo), J.O.E. (font)
music
"Electricity" by Ron Klaren/Critical (Custom format)
Info
J.O.E.'s font is the same as the one used in the "Xenomorphs" demo. Used as an import intro for at least the game "Ishido". The release date above reflects this release. Tested A500 /000-7 /½mb chip, ½mb fast/2.04. A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0.

Smooth Chimes (1992, ECS Musicintro)

Credits
code
n/a
gfx
Angel Dawn
music
"Smooth Chimes" by Hi-Lite

Too Late (1992, ECS Intro)

Info
By the German section.

World Charts #5 (1992, early, ECS Chartmag)

Credits
code
n/a
gfx
Angeldawn
music
"Hardcore" by Static/Rebels (Protracker MOD format)
editor
Autopsy

World Charts #6 (1992, 19.04, ECS Trackloaded Charts)

Credits
code
Thomas Kessler (Tom/Spreadpoint)
gfx
Angel Dawn
music
"Toi-Tei" by Uncle Tom (Protracker MOD format)
editor
Autopsy
Info
Released at the Eastern Conference '92.

World Charts #7 (1992, 19.06, ECS Chartmag)

Credits
code
Tom/Spreadpoint
gfx
Angel Dawn
music
Hi-Lite/Surprise! Productions
editor
Autopsy

World Charts #8 (1992, ECS Chartmag)

Credits
code
Tom/Spreadpoint
gfx
n/a
music
"Worldcharts" by Arpegiator (Protracker MOD format)
Info
There is a secret part in this mag, type 'SIRBYH' to access it. It features music from the game Hybris.

The Gamble Hall BBS Intro (1992, late, ECS Intro)

Info
Cooperation with Disaster Area, see their entry for details.

Seen Before (1992, .11, ECS 1MB File)

Credits
code
Spycatcher
gfx
Angel Dawn (logo), Spycatcher, Mongole (font)
music
"Pyromania" and "Purple-Shades" by Hi-Lite/Surprise! Productions (Protracker MOD format)
Info
The release date is given as some weeks before The Party '92. There is a secret part in the demo. Won't work on AGA or 3.0+ machines.

The Party 2 40K (1992, 28.12, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Tech, Antibyte
gfx
Godflesh
music
"Purple-Shades" by Hi-Lite (Protracker MOD format)
Info
4th in The Party '92 40k intro competition.

Ectoplazm BBS moves to Hallowed Point (1993, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Butch (logo), Uno (font)
music
"Necronomicon" by Hi-Lite/Surprise! Productions (Protracker MOD format)

Pha Q - Lameness Took Me (1993, ECS Multifile)

Credits
code
Antibyte, Tech
gfx
Mack, J.O.E., Uno, Made, Nightlight (wooden logo), Corwin (made in Austria logo)
music
"Mind-Distortion" by Hi-Lite, "Beastsong" and "Ambiance" by Fred (Protracker MOD format)

Maxima (1993, early, ECS File)

Credits
code
Flasher Jack
gfx
Acid, Uno (logo), CPT
music
"Occasions of Sin" by Hi-Lite (FC-M format)

Official invitation Eastern Conference 93 (1993, early, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Uno (scx logo), Cruzifix (nrg logo)
music
"Silent Attack" by WOTW/Gothic (Protracker MOD format)
Info
Invitation to the SEMI Easter Party '93.

CeBIT 93 Invitation [1] (1993, .02, ECS File)

Credits
code
Raxxion
gfx
Decker
music
"C64Medley" by n/a (SonicArranger format)
Info
Invitation to CeBIT '93.

CeBIT 93 Invitation [2] (1993, .03, ECS File)

Credits
code
Antibyte, Tech
gfx
Comet (intropic), Uno (logo)
music
"Madness" by Hi-Lite (Protracker MOD format)
Info
Invitation to CeBIT '93. Tested A500 /000-7 /½mb chip, ½mb fast/2.04 -- Note: Works fine. A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0 -- Note: Does not work.

Cageball (1993, 08.04, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Colorbird
gfx
Butch
music
"Pip6.1" by Some1 & Prime (Protracker MOD format)
Info
Released at The Gathering '93.

Scoopex Plays 2 Unlimited (1993, 09.04, ECS 1MB Musicdisk, 2 disks)

Credits
code
Jaz
gfx
Decker
music
Uncle Tom (loadertune), Jaz (cover versions)
Info
Released at The Gathering '93. This 'cover version' musicdisk includes the tunes Workaholic, Get Ready and Twilight Zone from 2 Unlimited. Caches off for 020+ machines. This was Jaz and Decker's last release for Scoopex, since they both left for Andromeda later this month.

SCX-NRG-MTU Party 40k Intro (1993, 10.04, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte, Tech
gfx
Butch (1st logo), Angel Dawn (2nd logo)
music
"Purple Shades" by Hi-Lite
Info
Released at the SEMI Easter Party '93.

Chillin Arabians (1994, Intro)

SAC (1994, Intro)

Info
By the Norwegian section.

Laziness Took Me (1994, .02, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Dr.Feelgood
gfx
Made
music
"Trance4mate" by Hi-Lite/Surprise! Productions (protected Protracker MOD format)

Scoopex Melodies (1994, .03, Musicdisk, 3 disks)

Credits
code
Spycatcher
gfx
Made, Zoom
music
NHP and BKH
Info
The tunes featured are "WM-Intro(nhp)" by NHP, "Ode, "Oz", "Epsonic", "Zoocolors", "Aces High", "Fairyland", "The Fly", "Hadrians Wall" and "Kinky Single" by NHP and BKH.

Halloween (1994, 23.04, 64k Intro)

Credits
code
Mac Clane
gfx
Made (textures)
music
Youri
Info
4th in the Saturne Party 2 64k intro competition. Tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0.

Nam-Nam #1 Pack Menu (1994, late, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Elmore
gfx
Absurd, Elmore
music
Vegard

No Human Vibes (1994, .11, AGA Intro)

Credits
code
McLane
gfx
Made
music
"NHV" by Youri (Protracker MOD format)

And Love For All (1994, .12, AGA Intro)

Credits
code
Dr.Feelgood
gfx
Made
music
Oxbow
Info
Will work on unexpanded A1200's.

666 Intro: Dont't Forget The Sign (1995, autumn, ECS File)

Credits
code
Dr. Feelgood
gfx
Made
music
"666.the number" by Oxbow

Alien (1995, 11.06, AGA File)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Made, Absurd
music
Laxical (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
2nd in the Abduction '95 demo competition.

Artcore (1995, 14.07, AGA Multifile Slideshow)

Credits
code
Psy
gfx
Made, Chris (design)
music
Oxbow (The Player 6.1A format)

Noname (1995, AGA Musicfile)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Absurd, Vegard
music
Oxbow, Vegard, Laxical, Daddy Freddy
Info
This little production was released sometime after "Artcore". The tunes are: "Abundance of Aunts", "Arabian Beat", "Bye Bye Marmaris", "Ellef Chip III", "Ellef Chip IV", "Ellef Chip V", "Ellefs Fight", "Juicy Cut", "Nothing But Dust", "Short But Sad" and "Synthetik Chip Town" by Oxbow; "Amberworld", "Aquatic", "Billy Is Dead", "Kids Garden" and "Purple Turtle" by Vegard; "World in Short", "Braindamaged", "Braindamaged II", "Braindamaged III", "Downfall Nearby", "Holy Slayer III", "Let's Chip It Again", "Lets Go El Paso", "Naja", "Synthetic Style", "Trainer For One" and "Trainer For Two" by Laxical; "Teadrop In A Pot", "Strawberry Theme", "Veli Nopea", "Pitchfork Jack", "Pekkas Journey", "Keeping The Faith", "Der Steppenwolf", "Counterblow", "Black Ice", "B Y O B", "Are You Excited?" and "She Contorted Herself" by Daddy Freddy.

Iso (1995, 08.10, AGA Trackmo, 2 disks)

Credits
code
Ninja
gfx
Made/Bomb, Ender (intro raytrace)
music
Oxbow
Info
3rd in the Party Remedy '95 demo competition.

FREEyourMIND (1995, 28.12, AGA 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Ninja
gfx
Made/Bomb
music
Daddy Freddy (Promizer 2 format)
Info
3rd in The Party 5 40k intro competition.

Zero Gravity (1995, 28.12, 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Uno
music
"Caacaophoniahappo" by Deck (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
11th in The Party 5 40k intro competition.

Abduction 96 Invitation (1996, 18.05, AGA File)

Credits
code
Ninja
gfx
Made/Bomb
music
Oxbow (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
Invitation intro, with the credits page showing the producers as caricatures!

Cyberia - ISO Opus 2 (1996, 18.08, AGA 4MB HD Multifile)

Credits
code
Ninja
gfx
Made/Bomb
music
Doft
Info
6th in the Assembly '96 demo competition. Cooperation with Bomb.

Quantum (1996, .11, AGA 64k Intro)

Credits
code
Ninja
gfx
Made
music
Deck (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
9th in the Saturne '96 64k intro competition. Cooperation with Bomb!

Zero Gravity 2 (1996, 28.12, AGA 4MB 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Made
music
Deck (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
2nd in The Party 6 40k intro competition.

Satyranarayanan (1996, 28.12, AGA Dentro)

Credits
code
Boogeyman
gfx
Made, Tactica (background)
music
Deck (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
Released at The Party 6.

EC30 Intro (1997, Intro)

The Sign (1997, 30.03, AGA Demo)

Info
6th in the Mekka Symposium '97 demo competition.

Phorce (1997, 06.06, AGA 64k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
n/a
music
n/a
Info
2nd in the Abduction '97 64k intro competition. The intro is subtitled: "Zero Gravity 2 Remix".

Performance (1997, 19.07, AGA 64k Intro)

Credits
code
Krishna
gfx
Tenshu/Syndrome (2d + 3d)
music
"Scoop" by Traven/Syndrome (Protracker MOD format)
Info
Winner of the Wired '97 intro competition!

Zero-G III (1997, 09.08, AGA 64k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte, Boogeyman
gfx
Tactica
music
Deck (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
2nd in the Assembly '97 64k intro competition.

GOSH - Noname 2 (1997, 21.10, AGA 4MB Musicfile)

Credits
code
Antibyte, Boogeyman (endroutine)
gfx
Absurd (main), Sear (menu), Made/Bomb (menufont), Kid (scxlogo, credits font)
music
Prophet (opening), Laxical, Oxbow, Deck

Seenpoint #7 (1997, 27.12, Diskmag)

My Kingdom (1997, 28.12, AGA Multifile)

Info
Winner of The Party 7 demo competition! Cooperation with Haujobb, see their entry for details.

Superautodrome (1997, 28.12, AGA 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Nomad (3d)
music
Muffler
Info
Winner of The Party 7 40k intro competition!

5977 (1997, 28.12, AGA Slideshow)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Lazur
music
Jogeir Liljedahl
Info
Released at The Party 7.

Torque (1998, 08.02, AGA 4MB 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Shade
music
Deck
Info
2nd in the Flag '98 40k intro competition.

Haupex (1998, 21.02, AGA 40k Intro)

Info
Winner of the Scene Meeting '98 40k intro competition! Cooperation with Haujobb.

Superautodrome 2 (1998, 10.04, AGA 4MB 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte (main), Rubberduck/TBL (additional)
gfx
Acryl (font, col), Nomad (spider), Boogeyman (spaceship)
music
Muffler
Info
Winner of the Mekka Symposium '98 40k intro competition!

Seenpoint #8 (1998, 12.04, AGA HD Multifile Diskmag)

Credits
code
Syntax
gfx
Bay Tremore (title), Eracore/Rebels (main), Sol/Lego (fonts)
music
"The Coming" by Substance/Mono, "Discomania" by Prodigy/Oops, "My Fluffy Angel" by Ganja/Nerve Axis, "Hit and Run" by Raze/Nah-Kolor
editor
Fishwave
Info
Released at Mekka Symposium '98.

Abduction 1998 Invitation (1998, 30.04, AGA File)

Credits
code
Psy
gfx
Made/Bomb!
music
Deck
Info
Cooperation with Bomb!

System Crime (1998, 08.08, AGA 4MB 64k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte
gfx
Bird (2d), Acryl (2d 3d), Nomad (3d)
music
Muffler (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
2nd in the Assembly '98 64k intro competition.

Effusion (1998, 08.08, AGA 64k Intro)

Credits
code
Krishna
gfx
Muadib/freelancer
music
Deck (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
6th in the Assembly '98 64k intro competition.

Alien 2 (1998, 28.12, AGA Multifile)

Credits
code
Boogeyman, Metal Designer, Antibyte
gfx
Acryl, Nomad
music
Muffler, Virgill. Winner of The Party '98 demo competition!

1000% (1998, 28.12, AGA 4MB 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Antibyte, Optima, Deetsay (musicsystem)
gfx
Acryl
music
Deetsay
Info
Winner of The Party '98 40k intro competition!

Moving (1998, 28.12, 40k Intro)

Info
6th in The Party '98 40k intro competition. Cooperation with Darkage.

SeenPoint #9 (1999, 26.03, AGA HD Multifile Diskmag)

Credits
code
Syntax
gfx
Zaac/Ramses (title), Eracore/Rebels (main), Sol/Lego (fonts)
music
"Feels Like A Breeze" by X-Ceed/Endzeit, "Loudtalk" by Racoon/C-Lous and Darkage, "Gettin Jiggy" by Prodigy/Oops!, "Fried Funk" by Virgill/Scoopex and "Funk 22" by Marc/Haujobb and Sector 7
editor
Fishwave

Hyper (1999, 04.04, 4k Intro)

Info
Winner of the Mekka & Symposium 2k-1 4k intro competition! Cooperation with Focus Design.

Das EFX (1999, 04.04, 4k Intro)

Info
2nd in the Mekka & Symposium 2k-1 4k intro competition.

Pulsar (1999, 07.08, 64k Intro)

Info
4th in the Assembly '99 64k intro competition.

Eclipse (1999, 28.08, ECS Demo)

Credits
code
Ninja
gfx
n/a
music
n/a

SeenPoint #10 (2000, .02, AGA HD Multifile Diskmag)

Credits
code
Syntax
gfx
Titan/Bomb! (title), Eracore/Rebels (main)
music
Racoon/C-Lous (The Player 6.1A format)
editor
Fishwave

Millenium (2000, 26.08, Demo)

Credits
code
Ninja
gfx
KaneWood
music
Virgill (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
Winner of the Lucky & Tigrou Party 4 oldschool demo competition!

BBS's

  • FLYING DUTCHMAN (USA, 09/90)
  • TERRA STATION (Germany, 09/90)
  • ABSOLUTE BBS (England, 09/90)
  • KRYPT (England, 09/90)
  • NIGHT LIGHT (Portugal, 09/90)

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Music in the UnExoticA collection

The following demos in the UnExoticA collection were created by Scoopex.

Demo Year Party
Alien 1995 Abduction '95
Beast Sonix 1990
Mental Hangover 1990 Swedish Elite Easter Conference
Scoopex Plays 2 Unlimited 1993 The Gathering '93
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