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Virtual Dreams (VD, 1992-)

When Black Robes died, Dr.Skull (later just Skull), Tsunami, Alien, Groo and Dr.Death decided to form a new group; Virtual Dreams. VD was originally the demo and intro division of cracker group Fairlight, but as their Amiga activities decreased, VD were more and more left on their own. Their first demo, "Absolute Inebritation" was released at The Party '92.

These days, most of VD are inactive on the scene, though most are for a reason. Star coders Skull and Tsunami are working at Scavenger in the UK, coding games. BTW, Skull also coded the MPEG animation player for the ASM96 CD-ROM "eRAVE 2", which means he's moved over to coding the PC now.

Diskmags have been responsible for some erroneous information in the past; R.A.W. #5, released in mid '93, claimed that Tsunami left the scene, which anyone who saw him win the intro competition at The Party '93 with "Chaosland" (12/'93) will know is untrue. Then, in R.A.W. #6 they claimed he had joined Damones, which is also untrue. The truth was that he doublejoined. ROM #6 then devoted an entire article to he fact that the entire group was officially disbanded after The Party 5, which is strange since they managed to win the demo competition at Assembly '96 eight months later...

Devilstar's BBS 'BODYCOUNT' was closed when he moved away from Denmark. These days he's back in Copenhagen, as ROM #9 revealed, and working on games for interactive television! The ROM article revealed he was considering doing some work for the scene again, and we certainly hope he will! In the meantime, he has worked on game projects such as Full Throttle (pc), Targa (snes), Battle Tech (pc), War Inc (pc), Imperium Romanum (pc), Earthworm Jim 1 and 2 (pc) and Hugo (TV and PC).

Members

FIN
Alien (Sami Arola, founder code music, 12/'92-08/'96)
Dr.Death (founder)
Eternal (sysop1 'CHILD IN TIME')
Groo (founder music, doublemember CNCD, 12/'92-05/'93)
Jaco (Jarkko Salminen, gfx, 12/'92-08/'96)
Matti Ja Teppo (trade sysop2 'CHILD IN TIME', 03/'94-'95)
Open Eyes (gfx, ex Complex, '95)
Papa Smurf (music, ex Complex, 08/'93)
Skull (Juha Lainemo, founder code, 12/'92-'95)
Tsunami (Timo Oskari Aila, founder code, doublemember Damones, 08/'93-'95)
NOR
Jogeir Liljedahl (music, ex Spaceballs, new 12/'93-'95)
DEN
Devilstar (Jesper Eskildsen, gfx, ex Kefrens, doublemember Polka Brothers, 02/'94-'95)
???
Cool Shot (sysop, triplemember Clique (04/'96) and Hoodlum)
KerBeros (gfx, 12/'93-'95)
TJY (fin? music, 12/'92)
  • The board 'CHILD IN TIME' (fin)'s sysop is Immortal (earlier Eternal), who later joined Fairlight.
  • Hungarian graphician D-Mage (Ferenc Tompai, ex Headway, 08/'93-'94) sold his Amiga in early 1995.
  • Swedish musician Probe has lost contact with the group sometime around early 1995, and has presumably left the scene.
  • Nitch (code) joined Artwork.
  • Dutch swapper Astro (Casper van Schie, ex Movement and CNCD, new ROM #4) took a big step when he took over the editor job of legendary diskmag "R.A.W". He then joined VD, and everything looked hunky-dory... Then, as we all know, the diskbased "R.A.W" was terminated in favour of I-GO's "R.A.W Online", and Astro left the scene to run his own Internet company.
  • The Dutch superteam Facet and SuperNao (new 05/'95-12/'95) came to VD from Spaceballs, because they found them to be inactive...but soon after they joined, all production pretty much ceased in VD too! Therefore they decided to revive their old group Lemon. right after The Party 5!
  • Finnish coder Zany (Tero, ex Complex, 08/'93-'95) sold his Amiga. Zany worked on "242" [08/93].

Releases

See Virtual Dreams/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Absolute Inebriation (1992, 28.12, ECS Trackmo, 2 disks)

Credits
code
Dr. Skull
gfx
Jaco
music
Groo, Alien, Tjy
Info
6th in The Party '92 demo competition.

Intro (1993, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Dr. Skull
gfx
n/a
music
Groo

Dentro (1993, ECS File)

Credits
Code
Tsunami
Gfx
Jaco
Music
Groo

Illusion (1993, 29.05, ECS File)

Credits
code
Alien, Skull
gfx
Jaco
music
Groo
Info
2nd in TCC93 demo competition. An AGA-patch was later released by someone called 'Silk'.

242 (1993, 10.08, ECS Trackmo)

Credits
code
Dr. Skull, Alien, Zany
gfx
Jaco, Alien
music
Papa Smurf
Info
2nd in the Assembly '93 demo competition. The 'coding' consists mainly of an animation player which compresses amazingly well.

Cyberdance (1993, 10.08, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Tsunami
gfx
Tsunami, Dean/CNCD
music
Dean/CNCD
Info
2nd in the Assembly '93 intro competition. The intro does not claim to be by VD, instead says "Tsunami et Dean" - both of which were VD members at the time...

40k Intro (1993, 28.08, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Tsunami
gfx
D-Mage, Jaco
music
Groo/CNCD
Info
Released for the Destiny Communion Party '93 intro competition.

Full Moon (1993, 28.12, AGA File)

Credits
code
Dr.Skull
gfx
Jaco, Alien, KerBeros
music
Alien (intro), Heatbeat, Jogeir
Info
2nd in The Party '93 demo competition. Heatbeat's main tune is AWESOME! Jogeir's first production for VD.

Chaosland (1993, 28.12, ECS Intro)

Credits
code
Tsunami
gfx
n/a
music
Dean/CNCD
Info
Winner of The Party '93 intro competition! AWESOME, perhaps the best 40k'er ever! Review forthcoming...

Assembly 94 Invitation (1994, AGA Intro)

Credits
code
Alien
gfx
Jaco
music
Groo/CNCD

Love (1994, mid, AGA)

Breathtaker (1994, 07.08, AGA HD 4MB, 4 disks)

Credits
code
Alien
gfx
Jaco
music
Alien (The Player 5.0A format)
Info
2nd in the Assembly '94 demo competition.

Evidence (1994, late, Musicdisk)

Info
Cooperation with Sonic.

Doodle-Doo (1994, 28.12, 40k Intro)

Credits
code
Alien
gfx
Jaco
music
Alien (The Player 6.1A format)
Info
4th in The Party '94 40k intro competition.

Psychedelic (1994, 28.12, AGA File)

Info
2nd in The Party '94 demo competition.

Faktory (1995, 28.12, AGA File)

Credits
code
Alien
gfx
n/a
music
Alien (The Player 6.0A format)
Info
3rd in The Party 5 demo competition.

Sumea - Faktory 2 (1996, 18.08, AGA HD Multifile)

Credits
code
Alien
gfx
Jaco
music
Alien
Info
Winner of The Assembly '96 demo competition!

Music in the UnExoticA collection

The following demos in the UnExoticA collection were created by Virtual Dreams.

Demo Year Party
Faktory 1995 The Party 5
Full Moon 1993 The Party '93
Illusion 1993 The Computer Crossroads '93
Love 1994 South Sealand '94
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