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German Spreading Service, Inc.   (GSS)


Founded by :
TOP, Dennis & Data Burglar in 1984

Dissolved in :
1988

Group Types :
Cracker Group, Fixing Group

Base Country :
Germany

Trivia :
Founded by three friends in Baden-Baden, Germany, who had initially very little contact to the outside scene.
Back in those days Top would perplex people in the local Horten shopping center's computer department by reading hex-dumps in computer magazines and commenting on the quality of the code ("Look, he forgot to disable the interrupts before changing the interrupt vector"). Fixing an out-of-memory problem with Ariolasoft's Kaiser by compacting the basic code earned him the undying gratitude of the department manager. The group's probably best crack/fix ever was Top's breaking the Gunship protection, which included code sent to the floppy that would autodestruct on a timer. The plan was to port the game over to an FLOAD format, which involved compacting Gunship's basic parts since a FLOAD formatted disc's capacity was less than that of Gunship's own format.


User rating:awaiting 5 votes (5 left)

All Members :
Data Burglar   (ex) .... (unknown function)
Dennis   (ex) .... Coder
TOP   (ex) .... Coder, Cracker

Releases : (27)
DownloadStarglider ... 1987 Crack
DownloadKnight Rider &D ... 1986 Crack
DownloadBreakout ... 1986 Crack
DownloadDungeons of Doctor Creep ... 1986 Crack
DownloadEmpire! ... 1986 Crack
DownloadFearless Fred and the Factory of Doom ... 1986 Crack
DownloadIsepic Textboot Maker ... 1986 Tool
DownloadPrintMaster ... 1986 Crack
DownloadR.M.S. Titanic ... 1986 Crack
DownloadSuper-Writer II ... 1986 Tool
DownloadUltracomp V3.0 ... 1986 Tool
DownloadZoids ... 1986 Crack
DownloadAnti-Isepic V1.1 ... 1985 Tool
DownloadBounces ... 1985 Crack
DownloadDoriath ... 1985 Crack
DownloadEnigma Force ... 1985 Crack
DownloadHarvey Smith Showjumper ... 1985 Crack
DownloadHektik ... 1985 Crack
DownloadScalextric ... 1985 Crack
DownloadThe Legend of the Amazon Women ... 1985 Crack
DownloadTrack & Field ... 1985 Crack
DownloadBulldog ... ??? Crack
DownloadGremlins ... ??? Crack
DownloadOutlaws ... ??? Crack
DownloadSuper-Writer II [improved] ... ??? Tool
DownloadThe Tune of Nonterraqueous ... ??? Music
DownloadWizard Expert ... ??? Crack

User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 28 January 2008
Ok, thanks for clearing up some of the mess. :)

User Comment
Submitted by databurglar on 28 January 2008
Same name, different group.

User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 27 January 2008
Seems to be the same as German Spreading Service.
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