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Stellar (1992-)

Stellar is a Finnish demogroup, formed by the previous Finnish section of Equinox in 1992. They were wellknown for their technical, innovative demos, and they were among the leading Amiga groups in Finland for a while. Names seem to indicate that Dweezil and Nose are brothers? Not sure I understand the joining/eaving situation with Kube between Stellar and Virtual Dreams ...unless he joined and left both groups several times :)

Members

FIN
Anis (code, late '93-'95)
Chameleon (code, 07/'92-'93)
Daeron (code, 06-08/'95)
Dalmak (Tony Hagerlund, mainorg trade swap, old handle Orion, 07/'92-08/'95)
Dune (gfx music, doublememb Orange [pc], 08/'95-01/'96)
Dweezil (Mark Saarinen, code, ex Carillon, 08/'93-'95)
Erkki (gfx, '95)
Frankie (Sami Piskonen, gfx, ex Agnostic Front, 08/'93-04/'96)
Groo (Sami Jarvinen, music, 08/'95-04/'96)
Hooks (Panu Liukkonen, code, '95-04/'96)
Index (ari Ijas, swap trade, ex Addonic, 02/'93)
Inquisitor (gfx, 07/'92-08/'93)
Kefeus (code, 07/'92-'95)
Kube (Matti Nykanen, gfx, ex Virtual Dreams, '95)
Lemming (org, 04/'96)
Mac (Mikko Koivisto, code swap, ex Addonic, 07/'92-late '93)
Mango (code music, 12/'92-late '93)
Moonshine (code, ex Calibra, 08/'93)
Neuresten (gfx, 10/'95)
Nose (Jyrki Saarinen, code, 08/'94-04/'96)
Procyon (code music, 07/'92-08/'93)
Razer (Jani Norminen, code, ex Alcatraz, new 10/'93-01/'94)
Strobo (Miko Nyman, gfx music, 06/'92-01/'96)
Zuikki (code, 08/'94-08/'95)
SWE
Dep (code, ex Wrath Designs, new 08/'96)
Elixir (code, ex Wrath Designs, new 08/'96)
???
Lobo (ex Origin)
  • Uncut left.
  • Danish superswapper The Pride left the scene after 9 years. During that time, The Pride was one of the pioneers of packmaking.
  • French graphician and swapper Shadow (Philippe La Visse, 07/'93) is no longer a member.
  • Finnish musician Stargazer joined Sonic for a brief while, then moved on to Complex.

Group History

1992
The same mag that brought the news of their forming (Static Bytes' "EuroCharts #15" [07/'92]) also brough the news of their death - they had supposedly formed Vision SF. Their first release was likely the intro "Hard To Be God" [07/'92] at The Assembly '92, together with contributions for the graphics and music competitions by Gator and Strobo. It was followed by more intros, like "Perversia" [07/'92], "We Are Clever" [08/'92] and "Peach Boys" [late '92]. Finnish graphician Morpheus joined Chrome in September. Finnish graphician Gator (ex Addonic, new 06/'92-08/'92) changed his handle to Dwel and joined Alcatraz around October. Their next party release wouldn't come until the Analogy -Hitech- Party in December, where the filedemo "The First AIDS Kit" [12/'92] was released, but unplaced in the competition.
1993
Dweezil joined from Carillon when the group ceased to exist, likely around January or February. Many smaller productions got released during the first half of 1993, like "Immaculate Conception" [93], "Lintu-Intro" [93], "Contemplation" [93], "Lipstick" [93] and "State of the Fast" [07/93]. Burefalos' board 'SLAUGHTER HOUSE' went down in July, since the sysop was moving to the USA. At the European Computer Conference '93 in sweden in early August, the intro "Hands of Pleasure" [08/'93] reached the 5th position in the competition. Their first victory was achieved just a few days later, when Dweezil's intro "Bananamen" [08/'93] won the 40k intro competition at the big finnish party Assembly! Additionally, Kefeus' "Wild Things" [08/93] reached 7th in the same competition. Finnish graphicians Artifex and Hotshot (both 12/92-) both joined Complex in August, likely at the Assembly. A small production called "After Assembly 93" [late93] was released a small while later. Two more releases were made in the later months of 1993; the intro "Jamaica" [late '93] and the file-mag "Stellar Times #3" [late '93]. At the scene's main event of the year, The Party '93, Razer's intro "Hallucination" [12/93] reached the 4th place in the competition.
1994
The first release this year was the design-fixed version of "Hallucination" [12/93], called "The Second Hallucination" [01/94]. The next months were filled with minor releases such as "Doop" [early '94], "Chipsie King" [early '94], "Stellar Times #5" [early '94] and "Eurochart 25 Trailer Intro" [early '94]. But they were saving the thunder for Assembly, and come August they took the step up into Finland's upmost elite. Nose and Zuikki's demo "Mindflow" [08/'94] won the demo competition, and Dweezil's underrated intro "Darkroom" [08/'94] took a third position in the 40k intro competition. This was followed by four months of silence before The Party in December, when Zuikki and Nose released the innovative intro "Peverly Hills" [12/'94] to a disappointing 7th position despite one of the Amiga's best voxel routines ever.
1995
Almost half a year of silence opened the year, before Nose, Daeron and Zuikki's "Human Excrement" [06/'95] was released for the demo competition at Abduction '95 in Finland, which it won. The demo was not released at the party, but instead a fixed and renamed version, "Toilet" [07/'95], was released a short while later. The same coder-trio returned with another demo for the Assembly '95 competition, "Miracles" [08/'95], which finished third in competition. October's Scenario party in Finland brought another demo, "Aurora" [10/'95], by new members Juliet & Case (who had previously made demos on their under). The demo was another success for the group, who won the competition. Juliet & Case didn't stay in the group long, and by December they were members of CNCD. "Aurora" became their only release for Stellar. The year was rounded off, as usual, with the The Party in Denmark. Here, Nose released the demo "Galerie" [12/'95] on his own, to a very disappointing 9th position.
1996
The demo "Galerie Remix" [01/'96] was released to the winning position of the Juhla '96 party in January, restoring some of their lost dignity from The Party competition three weeks earlier. For once, the group attended The Gathering in Norway during the easter holidays, and took home the winner trophy in the intro competition with Nose and Hook's "Lights" [04/'96]! As far as we can record, this became Stellar's last ever release. The two swedes Dep (code) and Elixir (music) were recruited from Wrath Designs at Assembly, though that too proved a dead end and neither ever released anything for Stellar.

Releases

See Stellar/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Hard To Be God (1992, 25.07, ECS File)

Credits
code
Procyon
gfx
Gator
music
Strobo
Info
Released for The Assembly '92 Amiga intro competition, unplaced.

Perversia (1992, .07, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Procyon
gfx
Procyon (anim, font), Gator (pic), Inquisitor (logo)
music
Strobo (The Player 4.x format)

We Are Clever (1992, .08, ECS File)

Credits
code
Procyon
gfx
Gator, Inquisitor
music
Strobo

Peach Boys (1992, late?, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Kefeus
gfx
Hotshot (intropic), Artifex (logo, font)
music
Strobo

The First AIDS Kit (1992, 12.12, ECS File)

Credits
code
Chameleon
gfx
Artifex
music
Strobo
Info
Released for the Analogy -Hitech- Party intro competition, unplaced.

Immaculate Conception (1993, early/mid, ECS File)

Credits
code
Kefeus, Chameleon
gfx
Inquisitor
music
Procyon

Lintu-Intro (1993, mid?, ECS File)

Credits
code
Moonshine
gfx
Strobo
music
Strobo

Contemplation (1993, mid?, ECS File)

Credits
code
Dweezil
gfx
Inquisitor
music
Strobo

Lipstick (1993, mid?, ECS File)

Credits
code
Moonshine
gfx
Frankie
music
Strobo

State of the Fart (1993, 05.07, ECS File)

Credits
code
Procyon
gfx
Strobo
music
Strobo

Hands of Pleasure (1993, 05.08, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Procyon
gfx
Strobo
music
n/a
Info
5th in the European Computer Conference '93 intro competition.

Bananamen (1993, 10.08, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Dweezil
gfx
n/a
music
Strobo
Info
Winner of the Assembly '93 40k intro competition! tested A1200/020-14/2mb chip/3.0. -- Note: KillAGA. A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 4mb fast/3.0. -- Note: KillAGA.

Wild Things (1993, 10.08, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Kefeus
gfx
Inquisitor, Strobo, Artifex
music
Strobo
Info
7th in the Assembly '93 40k intro competition.

After Assembly 93 (1993, late, ECS File)

Credits
code
Moonshine
gfx
Frankie
music
Strobo

Jamaica (1993, late, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Anis
gfx
Strobo
music
Strobo

Stellar Times #3 (1993, late, ECS Filemag)

Credits
code
Mac, Mango
gfx
Strobo
music

Strobo

Hallucination (1993, 28.12, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Razer
gfx
Strobo
music
Strobo
Info
A fixed version of the intro was later released, under the name "The Second Hallucination". 4th in The Party '93 40k intro competition.

The Second Hallucination, The (1994, .01, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Razer
gfx
Strobo
music
Strobo

Doop (1994, early, File)

Chipsie King (1994, early, Musicfile)

Stellar Times #5 (1994, early, Filemag)

Eurochart 25 Trailer Intro (1994, early, AGA File)

Credits
code
Hook/Genocide
gfx
Frankie, Harri R (animation)
music
Strobo
Info
Cooperation with Genocide.

Mindflow (1994, 06.08, AGA File)

Credits
code
Nose, Zuikki
gfx
Frankie, Strobo
music
Strobo
Info
Winner of the Assembly '94 demo competition!

Darkroom (1994, 06.08, ECS 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Dweezil
gfx
n/a
music
Strobo
Info
3rd place in the Assembly '94 40k intro competition.

Peverly Hills (1994, 28.12, AGA 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Zuikki, Nose
gfx
Frankie (font), Strobo (design)
music
Groo/CNCD (The Player 6.0A format)
Info
7th in The Party '94 40k intro competition.

Human Excrement (1995, 11.06, AGA File)

Credits
code
Nose, Daeron, Zuikki
gfx
Dune/Orange
music
Dune/Orange
Info
Winner of the Abduction '95 demo competition!

Toilet (1995, 12.07, AGA File)

Credits
code
Nose, Daeron, Zuikki
gfx
Dune/Orange
music
Dune/Orange (The Player 6.0A format)

Miracles (1995, 12.08, AGA HD Multifile)

Credits
code
Nose, Zuikki (render system), Daeron (utilities)
gfx
Frankie, Dune (objects, textures)
music
Groo
Info
3rd in The Assembly '95 demo competition.

Aurora (1995, 12.10, AGA File)

Credits
code
Juliet & Case
gfx
Neuresten
music
Groo
Info
Winner of the Scenario '95 demo competition!

Galerie (1995, 28.12, AGA 4MB Multifile)

Credits
code
Nose
gfx
Frankie
music
Dune/Orange (6ch ScreamTracker 3 format)
Info
9th in The Party 5 demo competition.

Galerie Remix (1996, 13.01, AGA Multifile, 2 disks)

Credits
code
Nose
gfx
Frankie
music
Strobo, Dune
Info
Winner of the Juhla '96 demo competition!

Lights (1996, 05.04, AGA 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Nose, Hook (wave routine)
gfx
Frankie
music
Groo
manager
Lemming
Info
Winner of The Gathering '96 40k intro competition!

Music in the UnExoticA collection

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

Demo Year Party
Galerie Remix 1996 Juhla Pii (3)
Miracles 1995 Assembly '95
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