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2016-05-14 01:04
BruceLee

Registered: May 2016
Posts: 8
Bruce Lee of FoF is here!

Wow! It's been so many years since I even thought of the good'ol BBS days 30 years ago.

Many good memories running my Colour64 BBS back then. Just wanted to say HI and see who else is here and whether anyone remembers me.

I see somebody has already created my BBS name here and reminded me of a good coder of mine, Cyberad. He did some intros for the games I imported. Surprising to even see my old BBS phone number being listed.

Anyhow, drop me a line if I'm not alone.
 
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2021-03-10 14:38
Ze Smasher

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 476
Quote: sorry for newbie question: what are game imports exactely?

now I feel old and worn out.
2021-03-10 14:39
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9780
It's a valid question - so far noone could tell :)
2021-03-10 14:56
Oswald

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 4692
Quote: sorry for newbie question: what are game imports exactely?

fex a game is released in USA, someone cracks it and send it to Europe, the european group aquiring the game is importing it.

I guess... I wasnt active in the scene when this business was going on :)
2021-03-10 14:57
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9780
now, can you please apply this definition to csdb?
2021-03-10 15:56
BruceLee

Registered: May 2016
Posts: 8
Importing games at the time was when a game was released in the US. Once it got cracked the members of the group (such as Eaglesoft), I would bring it over to Canada and then my members would spread it around on the local BBSes. I imported c64 games both from the US and Europe depending on where I could get my hands on it sooner. Either way, it meant a lot of time and $$ to bring it to Canada. Fortunately, most of the time I was phreaking (calling LD for free). Mostly it was thanks to PBXes (private mailboxes that I had to hack).
2021-03-10 16:50
Remdy

Registered: Feb 2019
Posts: 11
ok thanks, that's pretty much what couriers were doing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warez_group#Courier_groups
would you alter the intros from the cracking group though?
2021-03-10 17:19
Oswald

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 4692
Quote: ok thanks, that's pretty much what couriers were doing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warez_group#Courier_groups
would you alter the intros from the cracking group though?


imported games usually had 2 intros, one from the cracking group and one from the importer.
2021-03-10 20:35
BruceLee

Registered: May 2016
Posts: 8
@Remdy Just like Oswald said. We added our own intros. You can download some of the games from the FoF page and see some of the intros if you like.
2021-03-11 21:25
Count Zero

Registered: Jan 2003
Posts: 1276
Shortcut https://intros.c64.org/group/fof
2021-03-12 21:10
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 854
Remdy: In the late 80s you'd
a) link your own import intro
b) rip all the intros and claim you'd have cracked it = what the flag "re-crack" is for

So a) is much preferrable from database point-of-view, even if b) was more underground.
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