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NATO   (NATO)


AKA:
Nobodies Are Taking Over

Founded by :
Image & Megasnail on 1 January 1988

Group Types :
Demo Group, Cracker Group

Base Country :
United Kingdom

Website :
http://www.nato-c64.com

Trivia :
NATO started as an UK based group, later became an international group with secions in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

NATO (Nobodies Are Taking Over) was founded in 1988. It was choosen because of its forceful title and that it hinted at their disgust of the mudane.
With the coming together of Megasnail (Sysfinders), Image (therein known as Munch from The Quadrant), and Group A. The latter was inactive from the outside.

After a brief period, Partners in Crime joined. This gave us Zero, Crime, Steve, and a few other characters who I never met.

Warewolf was representing NATO in North America. When Warewolf joined Exodus, NATO started exclusively trading with them.

The next acquistion happened when Megasnail invited the whole of the Noise group to join NATO. Tiger accepted along with Conix, Croydon, Maduplec, and Drax. This gave NATO a magazine (Nails) and an exceptional demo divsion, B.U.D.S.(Brain Using Demo Section of NATO).

Shortly after, Zenobits were asked to join. Greco and Rygar accepted. The former gave NATO a magazine called NATO Smasher (aligned to his therein communist politics no doubt) and helped Tiger with Nails. Rygar wrote a level packer variation of the Cruel Compressor.

Oh - For a brief period in 1989, Mik from Pulsar and Nosah from ex-DCS joined before both decided to join the reformed Doughnut Cracking Service.

In 1989 there was also a Dutch section around DRM & Metallica and some time later Topic, which produced a few snapping disk holders.

Other:
04.02/2004, Dishy says...Well, I just downloaded Dodger and Matcher at www.c64.ch, and in the first scrolltext Maduplec writes this: "If you vote for this demo vote only for Maduplec or NATO. Please don´t vote for the BUDS, as it´s only a trademark I use................................"


User rating:********__  8.4/10 (15 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  8.5/10 (7 votes) - Public votes only.

All Members :
Maduplec   (inactive) (1989 -> 7/12-1991) .... Coder, Graphician, Musician
Megasnail   (inactive) (1/1-1988 -> 31/12-1989) .... Coder, Cracker, Organizer, Mega Swapper
Animal   (ex) (1990 -> ) .... Cracker
Audiocelzius   (ex) .... Cracker
Conix   (ex) .... Graphician, Swapper, Modem Trader
Crime   (ex) (1989 -> 1989) .... Coder, Cracker
Croydon   (ex) (1990 -> ) .... Swapper
Defjay   (ex) .... Swapper
Derek B.   (ex) .... Modem Trader
Dokk   (ex) .... Graphician
Dolly   (ex) .... Graphician
DRAX   (ex) .... Musician
DRM   (ex) .... Modem Trader
Fat Rat   (ex) (1991 -> 1991) .... Coder
Full Effect   (ex) .... Cracker
Galvertron   (ex) .... Cracker
Greco   (ex) .... Diskmag Editor, Papermag Editor
Image   (ex) (1-1988 -> ) .... Original Supplier
Infocomie   (ex) .... Swapper, Cracker
Jack the Flipper   (ex) .... Graphician
Macro Nit   (ex) ( -> 12-1990) .... Cracker
Madhacker   (ex) .... Coder
Metallica   (ex) .... Swapper, Original Supplier, Modem Trader
Mik   (ex) (1989 -> 1989) .... Swapper, Cracker
Mr. Smart   (ex) ( -> 12-1990) .... Swapper
Mr.Mad   (ex) (11-1989 -> 2-1990) .... Cracker, Swapper
Munch   (ex) .... Importer
Nemesis   (ex) .... Coder, Cracker
Nosah   (ex) (5-1989 -> ) .... Papermag Editor, Swapper
Numskull   (ex) (6-1991 -> 8/9-1991) .... Cracker
Overall   (ex) .... Coder, Graphician
Parson   (ex) ( -> 8/9-1991) .... Public Relations Manager
Pet   (ex) .... Coder
Peter   (ex) .... (unknown function)
Pulsar   (ex) .... Cracker
Rab   (ex) .... Cracker
Raistlin   (ex) (1989 -> ) .... Coder
Razor   (ex) (1990 -> 1990) .... Graphician
Rygar   (ex) (1989 -> 1990) .... Coder, Cracker
Slayer   (ex) .... Musician
Sphinx   (ex) (1990 -> ) .... Cracker, Original Supplier, Modem Trader
Spooky   (ex) ( -> 1991) .... Cracker
Starfox   (ex) .... Coder
Talent   (ex) (1991 -> 9-1991) .... Coder, Logo Graphician
Tankard   (ex) (1989 -> ) .... Original Supplier, Swapper
Tentakil   (ex) .... Swapper
The Joker   (ex) .... Cracker
Tiger   (ex) (1989 -> 7/12-1991) .... Swapper, Co-Organizer, Modem Trader, Papermag Editor
TJ Lazer   (ex) .... Coder, Cracker
Topic   (ex) (9-1991 -> 9-1991) .... Coder, Cracker
TWP   (ex) .... Cracker
Warewolf   (ex) (1-1989 -> 2-1989) .... Coder, Modem Trader, NTSC-Fixer, Importer
Xenon   (ex) .... Cracker
Zero   (ex) .... Coder, Cracker

BBS's :
Wild Warez ((Unknown))
Dragon World (HQ)
Drop Zone (HQ)
Elm Street (HQ)
Metal Worx (HQ)
Pleasuredome (HQ)
Vital Signs (HQ)
Warez Galore (HQ)
Warez Unlimited (HQ)

Releases : (238)
DownloadLittle Coop ... 2008 One-File Demo
DownloadWizard Willy +2 ... 1993 Crack
DownloadOrigin of Nuts ... 1991 Demo
DownloadThe Truth ... 1991 Misc.
DownloadThe Jam'91 ... 1991 Invitation
DownloadBall Game [pal/ntsc] 100% ... 1991 Crack
DownloadLive +4 [pal/ntsc] ... 1991 Crack
DownloadDodger ... 1991 Demo
DownloadMatcher ... 1991 Demo
DownloadStar Control ... 1991 Crack
DownloadCyrus + [pal/ntsc] ... 1990 Crack
DownloadSaint Dragon Preview [pal/ntsc] ... 1990 Crack
DownloadSynex Preview + [pal/ntsc] ... 1990 Crack
DownloadBlood Money +2 ... 1990 Crack
DownloadAdidas Championship Football ... 1990 Crack
DownloadOperation Thunderbolt +4 ... 1990 Crack(Released at Horizon Easterparty 1990)
DownloadThomas the Tank Engine ... 1990 Crack
DownloadQuad II + ... 1990 Crack
DownloadWriggler ... 1990 Demo
DownloadSoon Available!! Wriggler ... 1990 Misc.
DownloadAfter the War +3 ... 1990 Crack
DownloadBall ... 1990 Crack
DownloadCastle Master ... 1990 Crack
DownloadCool Vectors ... 1990 One-File Demo
DownloadDie Hard ... 1990 Crack
DownloadEfficiency Packer V1.1 ... 1990 Tool
DownloadEscape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters ... 1990 Crack
DownloadEscape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters ... 1990 Crack
DownloadExorcist +3 [pal/ntsc] ... 1990 Crack
DownloadFAO Note!! ... 1990 Misc.
DownloadHammer Dox ... 1990 Misc.
DownloadHammerfist +4 ... 1990 Crack
DownloadJail War ... 1990 Crack
DownloadJail War ... 1990 Crack
DownloadKlax ... 1990 Crack
DownloadKlax ... 1990 Crack
DownloadLittle Puff ... 1990 Crack
DownloadMacadam Bumper ... 1990 Crack
DownloadMacadam Bumper ... 1990 Crack
DownloadNato Hackpack V2.0 ... 1990 Tool Collection
DownloadPuffy's Saga +9 [ntsc/pal] ... 1990 Crack
DownloadRainbow Islands +2 ... 1990 Crack
DownloadRuff & Reddy ... 1990 Crack
DownloadRuff & Reddy +2 ... 1990 Crack
DownloadShadow Warriors +4 ... 1990 Crack
DownloadThe Race + ... 1990 Crack
DownloadTime Soldier +3 ... 1990 Crack
DownloadTime Soldier +3 [import] ... 1990 Crack
DownloadTripler ... 1990 One-File Demo
DownloadOde to Cnet ... 1989 Demo
DownloadGun-Boat ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDouble Dragon 2 +2 [ntsc/pal] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadSaint & Greavsie Quiz [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadFootman Construction Set Preview ... 1989 Crack
DownloadFootman Construction Set Preview [import] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadNovember Ranx ... 1989 Charts
DownloadThe Untouchables ... 1989 Crack
DownloadContact DYCP ... 1989 One-File Demo
DownloadSpace Rogue [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadBMX Simulator II ... 1989 Crack
DownloadBattle Chess [ntsc/pal] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadCatcher ... 1989 Demo
DownloadSaint & Greavsie ... 1989 Crack
DownloadCobra Force +7 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadCosmic Pirate ... 1989 Crack
DownloadIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadLeonardo +5 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadTwister! ... 1989 One-File Demo
DownloadForgotten Worlds +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1989 Crack intro
DownloadMindtrap +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadMindtrap +2 [import] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadWraxirmer 5 ... 1989 One-File Demo(#5 C64 Demo at 2000 A.D. Party)
DownloadInner Space +5 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1989 Crack intro
DownloadArcade Flight Simulator +4 [import] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadNinja Commando + [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadThe Running Man ... 1989 Crack
DownloadSuper Trux + [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadMayday Squad [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadThe Muncher Eats Chewits [pal/ntsc] (1st Version) ... 1989 Crack
DownloadButcher Hill ... 1989 Crack
DownloadPulsoid + [import] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDark Fusion +3 [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadOperation Hormuz + ... 1989 Crack
DownloadBomb Fusion +2 [ntsc] [import] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadThe Deep +2 [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDreadnought ... 1989 Crack
DownloadMission Jupiter +3H [import] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadWar in Middle Earth [import] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadWar in Middle Earth ... 1989 Crack
DownloadMission Jupiter +3H ... 1989 Crack
DownloadBomb Fusion +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1989 Crack intro
DownloadShanghai Warriors +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadAce 2088 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadAce 2088 [ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadTomcat + ... 1989 Crack
DownloadD.N.A. Warrior +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDNA Warrior +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDynamic Duo +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1989 Crack intro
DownloadLED Storm + [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadSteel ... 1989 Crack
DownloadLED Storm ... 1989 Crack
DownloadLED Storm [import] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadTrump Castle [ntsc/pal] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadFist+ ... 1989 Crack
DownloadHyperactive 100% + [pal] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadStreet Warriors +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadBallistix ... 1989 Crack
DownloadBeat Dis! ... 1989 One-File Demo
DownloadCookie ... 1989 Music Collection
DownloadCrossfire +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDawn Beyond UB-11 - Motorhead II +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDizasterblaster ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDominator +3 101% ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDominator +3 [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDownhill Challenge ... 1989 Crack
DownloadDreadnought + ... 1989 Crack
DownloadEmergency Dice ... 1989 One-File Demo
DownloadFirst Strike +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadFootballer of the Year 2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadGet Down ... 1989 One-File Demo
DownloadGo-Kart Simulator +4 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadGolf Master ... 1989 Crack
DownloadGP vs. NATO ... 1989 Misc.
DownloadGraverace ... 1989 Crack
DownloadHollywood Poker Pro Intro ... 1989 One-File Demo
DownloadHostages +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadHuman Killing Machine +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadIncredible Shrinking Sphere +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadMayday Squad +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadMicro Mouse +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadMoving Target + ... 1989 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1989 Crack intro
DownloadNinja Commando +2 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadNinja Commando +4 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadOil Imperium ... 1989 Crack
DownloadParadroid - Metal Edition ... 1989 Crack
DownloadPassing Shot ... 1989 Crack
DownloadPeriscope Up +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadPro Mountainbike Simulator ... 1989 Crack
DownloadPro Tennis Simulator ... 1989 Crack
DownloadRainbow Warrior +7 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadRally Simulator +4 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadRoMuzak V6.3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadShe Vampires ... 1989 Crack
DownloadSoccer Quiz ... 1989 Crack
DownloadStarace + ... 1989 Crack
DownloadStreet Cred Boxing +6 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadThe Muncher [pal/ntsc] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadThe Running Man +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadThe Running Man [import] ... 1989 Crack
DownloadTreble Champions ... 1989 Crack
DownloadTurbo Outrun ... 1989 Crack
DownloadVX Gas Attack ... 1989 One-File Demo
DownloadXis +3 ... 1989 Crack
DownloadCircus Games ... 1988 Crack
DownloadBeyond Me.. ... 1988 One-File Demo(Released at COMPUNET (CNET))
DownloadMenace +5 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadS.D.I. [pal/ntsc] ... 1988 Crack
DownloadPulsoid + [import] ... 1988 Crack
DownloadPulsoid + [pal/ntsc] ... 1988 Crack
DownloadBy Fair Means or Foul ... 1988 Crack
DownloadUltima V - Warriors of Destiny ... 1988 Crack
Download5th Gear + ... 1988 Crack
DownloadDungeon Masters Assistant Volume I: Encounters ... 1988 Crack
DownloadCrazy Life! ... 1988 One-File Demo(Released at COMPUNET (CNET))
DownloadColour Rape ... 1988 One-File Demo(Released at COMPUNET (CNET))
DownloadEscape ... 1988 Crack
DownloadGary Lineker's Super Skills +5 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadPeter Beardsley's International Football + ... 1988 Crack
Download28 Extra Colours! ... 1988 One-File Demo
DownloadBall Blasta +2H ... 1988 Crack
DownloadBarbarian +2 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadDizzy +2 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1988 Crack intro
DownloadBall Blasta + [import] ... 1988 Crack
DownloadBall-Blasta + ... 1988 Crack
DownloadChopper Commander +3 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadChopper Commander +3 [import] ... 1988 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1988 Crack intro
DownloadThe Fury + [import] ... 1988 Crack
DownloadThe Empire Strikes Back +2 [import] ... 1988 Crack
DownloadCrillion +2 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1988 Crack intro
DownloadDream Warrior + ... 1988 Crack
DownloadAdress Finder ... 1988 Tool
DownloadPrecruncher ... 1988 Tool
DownloadBionic Commando +5 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1988 Crack intro
DownloadIronhand ... 1988 Crack
DownloadWizard Warz +D [import] ... 1988 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1988 Crack intro
DownloadWizard Warz +D ... 1988 Crack
DownloadNato-DOS V1.1 ... 1988 Tool
DownloadKnight Games 2 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadNATO Intro ... 1988 Crack intro
DownloadBionic Commando +2 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadBlue Box V1.0 ... 1988 Tool
DownloadCode-Protector ... 1988 Tool
DownloadExtra Rockmonitor Samples ... 1988 Music Collection
DownloadHopper Copper +2 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadIntro/Demo Editor ... 1988 Tool
DownloadIntro/Demo Editor V4.0 ... 1988 Tool
DownloadKellogg's Tour 1988 + ... 1988 Crack
DownloadLoadza Blox ... 1988 One-File Demo
DownloadMetaplex +4 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadNato-DOS V1.0 ... 1988 Tool
DownloadOdysseus +4 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadOlympic Skier + ... 1988 Crack
DownloadPriority! ... 1988 One-File Demo
DownloadProfessional Skateboard Simulator +3 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadPSI-Droid + ... 1988 Crack
DownloadSalamander +3 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadSlug 101% +7 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadSoccerpools ... 1988 Crack
DownloadSwitch Expert to PRG V2.11+ (100%) ... 1988 Tool
DownloadThe Empire Strikes Back +2 ... 1988 Crack
DownloadThe Fury + ... 1988 Crack
DownloadThe Fury + [import] ... 1988 Crack
DownloadTyphoon ... 1988 Crack
DownloadVictory Road ... 1988 Crack
DownloadZeropage V2.9 + ... 1988 Tool
DownloadZyron's Escape ... 1988 Crack
Download$0800 cRAMCRUNCHER V0.1 ... 1987 Tool
DownloadAnti Reset 4 ... ??? Tool
DownloadEfficiency Packer V1.2 ... ??? Tool
DownloadGrid Iron II ... ??? Crack
DownloadHollywood Strip Poker Professional ... ??? Crack
DownloadIntro Impacker V2 ... ??? Tool
DownloadRally Cross ... ??? Crack
DownloadReset Message ... ??? Tool
DownloadRetrograde ... ??? Crack
DownloadSaint Dragon Preview [pal/ntsc][import] ... ??? Crack
DownloadStar Trek - The Adventure ... ??? Crack
DownloadSupertrux + ... ??? Crack

Organizer of :
NATO + Steel Party 1992 ... 1992  (Germany)
NATO + Steel Party 1991 ... 1991  (Germany)

User Comment
Submitted by Freestyle on 21 February 2012
I have adapted the Nato US history a bit based on the Exodus history I complied a while ago by going through their early releases and with some help from Dave/Grim Reaper.

My version:
Exodus was formed in 06/1988 by Cult. The period when Exodus started trading with NATO was when Warewolf (former NATO US) joined Exodus (this was in Feb 1989). In 04/1989 Mayhem (incl Stormbringer, Jimmy Z, Gazoo) joined Exodus. That's when Exodus was really kicking.

Please correct me if I am wrong...

User Comment
Submitted by Undertaker/Image/Munch on 1 October 2008
So Many Memories..

User Comment
Submitted by Megasnail on 30 December 2006
NATO also had a German section as well as a Dutch one.

User Comment
Submitted by Megasnail on 30 December 2006
Greco had more to do a magazine called NATO Smasher than Nails if I remember correctly. Nonetheless, he worked on both.

User Comment
Submitted by Megasnail on 30 December 2006
Yep, NATO would exclusively export cracks to Exodus, with the latter originally being NATO-USA but not in title.

User Comment
Submitted by Grim Reaper on 2 June 2006
Westbam is correct. Exodus was exclusive with NATO as in meaning the only group they would import their cracks to. Word!

User Comment
Submitted by Dishy on 20 January 2004
One of the best groups on c64, I think!Lot´s of cool members like Tiger, Maduplec, Megasnail, Macro Nit, DRAX etc. etc. Did great in both cracking and demo-scene! So I really liked this group, which is also the reason why I´ve tried to clear up this profil and add all the old NATO members and their functions in NATO, so it can be more correct..

When I get a cable and the time I´ll also upload their cracks.

NATO also did some legal work with Fairlight!

NATO also had a great Danish-section.

NATO released the papermag Nails. Tiger and Greco were main-editors!

NATO was exclusive with the well-known US importing group Exodus!

Nato US-boards:

Jimmy Z was running Nato Hq Wares Galore (later it was XDS hq) before he quit and went Amiga/PC. This board was replaced by the famous Wild Wares / XDS/NATO Hq (SysOp Gazoo)...

Flyboy/Exodus was sysop for Fabulous Disaster.

I have not added Warewolf, Gazoo, Flyboy, Jimmy Z, Grim Reaper and the famous NTSC fixer Stormbringer to the list of members, as I do not remember precisely, if the Exodus members were also full-time NATO members or "only" exclusive with NATO, but I actually think they were also full-time members!?!


(Thanks to Westbam/Legend for the "Exodus/Nato" infos!)

Cool Nato flash-intros:
http://www.docsnyderspage.de/flash4.htm#nato
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