Computer Freaks Association (CFA)
- Quality - from the Heart of Europe
Founded by :
Dan on 1 January 1987
Dissolved in :
31 January 1991
Group Types :
Demo Group, Cracker Group, Magazine Staff, Import Group, Swapping Group
Base Country :
The CFA was founded in 1987 in Basel, Switzerland, when 3-letter names were still in fashion. CFA stood for Computer Freaks Association. In the first months the CFA was a group of C64 fans and gaming tournaments were held in regular intervals. They organised a gaming room at a local School-Party of the RG in Basel.
The CFA started with pure Demo-Making and Software-Swapping. The first international contact was the Norwegian group The Sinister Realm 2013 Stavanger. One of the early meeting places was the Dial-Club, a local Computer-Center in Basel.
AT this time a regular Exchange-Ring of Software between the members was built up.
The first Copy-Party visited by CFA members was Crazy & ZSS Party 1988 in Pratteln/Switzerland. In 1989 Members of the group was busted by police on a German Copy-Party, but thanks to slow Swiss legislation, no CFA member had any troubles at all after returning to Switzerland.
The CFA took part in Demo-Contests of other Swiss copy parties: Crazy & RCS Party 1989, Crazy + Stardom Copy-Party 1989 and Fresh Party 1990.
In the early days, our strategy was: focus on Switzerland. This changed with the first member expansion outside of Basel:
German members: Snief and The Cure.
Liechtenstein members: Sandman.
War against another Swiss group Fresh, which led to a funny anti demo Fresh on Top. The war was officially ended at the Swiss Pirates Reunion 2002. (nowadays there are many friendship boundaries between the former 2 opponents).
The CFA has in the meantime started importing and cracking games: access to the major US BBS, latest wares and cards agogo.
1990-1991 Cooperation with Italian Cracking Service from Italy.
11/1989-07/1993 reknown Disk Mag Immortal Flash an e-zine that become quite popular in the scene (later released by Atlantis).
In 02/1991 the CFA died and the remaining members built up Atlantis.
All Members :
|Avalanche (ex)|| ( -> 31/1-1991)|| .... ||Coder, Graphician, Swapper|
|Dan (ex)|| ( -> 1-1991)|| .... ||Coder, Cracker, Graphician, Modem Trader, Organizer, Swapper|
|Dr. Science (ex)|| ( -> 1-1991)|| .... ||Coder, Cracker, Diskmag Editor, Graphician, Logo Graphician, Swapper|
|ECF (ex)|| .... ||Graphician, Swapper|
|ICS (ex)|| .... ||Coder, Graphician, Swapper|
|Nightshadow (ex)|| .... ||(unknown function)|
|Pat Boon (ex)|| ( -> 1-1991)|| .... ||Co-Sysop, Graphician, Importer, Modem Trader, Musician, Swapper|
|Phase (ex)|| .... ||Cracker|
|Racer (ex)|| ( -> 31/1-1991)|| .... ||Modem Trader, Swapper|
|Sandman (ex)|| .... ||Swapper|
|Snief (ex)|| .... ||Coder, Cracker, Swapper|
|Softvirus (ex)|| .... ||Coder, Modem Trader, Swapper|
|Steve (ex)|| ( -> 1-1991)|| .... ||Coder, Cracker, Diskmag Editor|
|Tec (ex)|| (3-1990 -> 6-1990)|| .... ||Coder, Importer, Modem Trader, Swapper|
|Tewin (ex)|| .... ||Graphician|
|The Cure (ex)|| .... ||Graphician, Swapper|
|Touchstone (ex)|| ( -> 1-1991)|| .... ||Diskmag Editor, Graphician, Swapper|
|Tubbs (ex)|| .... ||Coder, Graphician, Logo Graphician, Swapper|
|WHKBF (ex)|| .... ||Swapper|
|Zorlac (ex)|| ( -> 1-1991)|| .... ||Co-Sysop, Coder, Cracker, Modem Trader, Swapper|
Releases : (129)
Organizer of :
Submitted by Dr.Science on 11 December 2011
Submitted by Freestyle on 24 November 2008
|Yes Pat, "one" of the coolest, right after Fresh, Future Concepts, MDA, SCA, Boonfire, Stardom and Crazy. :-)|
Submitted by Pat Boon on 10 July 2003
|One of the coolest Swiss C64 groups ever...||