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2020-02-13 10:32
hedning

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 2917
Radd Maxx looking for lost North American releases

Moderators just cleaned up Radd Maxx's scener entry bio, but as the bio there contained a lot of good info and requesting lost releases, the info was pasted below:

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I love all wares and groups but I get most excited about North American scene releases from 82 - 93 and NTSC fixes from any year. I am very, very interested in disks from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia because I have lost a lot of cool local stuff, including stuff made by people who are now deceased. I'm also into public domain games and ephemera that will never see CSDb (unless it gets released by Swimmers).

Some specific, known groups:

West Virginia: UltraSoft Pirating Inc. - The G-Force - The Osium Crew

Western Pennsylvania: Radiation Area - Desired Cracking Force - Federal Cracking Crew - The Foundation League - Ice Pirates Inc. - The Importing Homeboyz - Totally Unlame Pirates

Ohio: The Kender Crew - The Hood Works - The Cool Cats - Night Shift Rippers - Pirates Inc. - The Bones Brigade - The Federation - Tron-Soft Software - The Last Breed - Your Worst Nightmare - Lost Boys Inc.

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Looking for Lost Releases

Many, many NTSC groups are missing several releases. Many more than most people think. Compared to the number of missing PAL releases the difference is night and day. Unfortunately North American collections in general are scarce, which is why there are so many missing groups, members and releases. What would help the most in finding these are purchasing US/CAN disk auctions, finding old BBS backups, transferring your own collection or submitting it for ripping, etc. Never think your wares cant help, missing stuff is hiding everywhere.

Here are some spotlights on missing stuff, but it only lightly touches on the enormity of missing NTSC works:

North American groups with the most missing releases: Trainers 'R Us, Digital Conclusion Association, Mass Consumption, Napalm, Silicon Software Company, The Elite Circle, 215, The Alliance, The Archives Network, Thee Supreme Council, The Notorious Importers, The Criminal Connection, Sin Badd Software, Commodore Pirating Alliance, World Pirating League, Myriad, United Network of International Exchange, Pirate Citadel Service, Future Forces Incorporated, The Super Troopers, Canadian Pirating Federation, Longshot, Vendetta, The Celestial Knights, United States Software Pirates Exchange, Underground Anarchist Network, The Wrecking Crew, The Seventh Sector, Weird Hell-Bent Operators, Heavy Metal Crackers, Image.

One-hit-wonder North American groups, did they release anything else?: Apple Commodore Connection, Dead on Arrival, Radical New Releases, Yesterday's Tomorrow, The Blasting Concept, Aleeda, Comstock Cracking Crew, MightySoft Inc., Destiny, GDI, Plague, Magic American Distributors, Future Crackers of America, The Opposing Force, The Zillaworks, Justice, Sector Soft Incorporated, Griffin, Silent Rage Incorporated, Rising Force, Nuklear Rock Crew, TML, Anarchy Divine, NNI, Pirater's Liberation Organization, PBCC

North American groups with NO releases found yet: Los Amigos, Triangle, In Full Control, Ice Cold Incorporated, Good Fucking Importers, Connecticut Cracking Group, Lords of Light, The Eden Chain, BFD

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Most Wanted Long Lost Releases:

4th & Inches +D by Future Forces Incorporated. The most notorious freeze crack in NA scene history, made famous in Eaglesoft's crack. Hell anything from FFI would be a major find.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [us version] and The Keys to Maramon +2 from The Shaolin Monastery.

Legacy of the Ancients from Canadian Pirating Federation.

Star Trek Design a Ship from Phantomsoft.

Murder on the Mississippi and Howard the Duck from Eaglesoft.

Hang Over from Sin Badd Soft. The Triad import of this put this minor league group on the map.

TV Sports Football from North East Crackers. Caused a lot of scene drama but no one has it.

Forbidden Forest from Code-X. This is a personal one about a group I'm curious about.

A Load of Balls from FBR. There are a few releases like this with /FBR tags on file names with no intro, are we missing something here?

Wasteland from The Hood Works.



 
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2020-05-13 23:29
Colt45RPM

Registered: Feb 2019
Posts: 23
Awesome start so far! Thanks for this. :)
2020-05-14 00:06
Ice Breaker

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 27
Here's diskbox #2.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w89pphtuhwrpopl/IceDiskBox2.zip?dl=0
2020-05-14 01:18
Jazzcat

Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 1002
Great work guys! I am very interested in this work to, especially to assist me in documenting the first release scene (particular 1987-1989), whilst I understand who was first with many of the releases back then, a LOT is missing. Particularly from NEC and ATC. Well done on the preservation!
2020-05-14 07:29
Dymo

Registered: Jun 2016
Posts: 104
Nice.. bring it on! :) Yeah, seems like there are
tons of US / NTSC content missing :)
2020-05-14 22:29
Ice Breaker

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 27
Here's diskboxes 3 and 4... I tried to leave out anything from the last 15 years since they came from here anyway.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fabq751f11a4xaj/IceDiskBox3and4.zip?d..
2020-05-14 23:18
Mason

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 430
Great work... possible to request of retransfer of an errored disk?
2020-05-14 23:24
Ice Breaker

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 27
You can request, but the ones that errored were tried a few times before I gave up. I might go back through and do a .nib capture on the broken ones if I know what they are and if I have time.
2020-05-15 00:07
Ice Breaker

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 27
Disk Box 5... https://www.dropbox.com/s/4azmqvculyr3qr0/IceDiskBox5.zip?dl=0
2020-05-24 21:21
Ice Breaker

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 27
Found these outside of a box.. oops.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wyc6kzlbvyhniey/IceDisksMisc.zip?dl=0
2020-05-24 22:20
Colt45RPM

Registered: Feb 2019
Posts: 23
Out of a box, on the floor, behind a couch...it's all good! ;

Thanks again for all the goods.
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