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Recollection #1   [2006]

Recollection #1 Released by :

Release Date :
16 March 2006

Type :
C64 Diskmag

Website :

User rating:**********  9.7/10 (20 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.6/10 (12 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Krill of Plush
  Stryyker of Tide
Music .... Drax of Bonzai, Crest, Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants
  Hein of Focus, Onslaught, Vision
  JB of Black Mail
  Jeff of Bonzai, Camelot, Crest, Viruz
  Laxity of Maniacs of Noise, Vibrants
  MCA of Focus
  Orcan of React
Graphics .... Hein of Focus, Onslaught, Vision
Design .... Hein of Focus, Onslaught, Vision
  Jazzcat of First Blood Entertainment, Onslaught, Onslaught-Antiques, Vandalism News Staff
Text .... Antichrist of Genesis Project
  Derbyshire Ram of Remember
  Fungus of Cosine, Nostalgia, Onslaught
  Jazzcat of First Blood Entertainment, Onslaught, Onslaught-Antiques, Vandalism News Staff
  King Fisher of Triad
  Rambones of Ancients, HVSC Crew
  Sorceress of Genesis Project
  The Dark Judge of Focus, World Wide Expressive
  The Punisher!!! of Genetix
  The Shark of HVSC Crew, The Eternal Force
Concept .... Deadbeat
  Jazzcat of First Blood Entertainment, Onslaught, Onslaught-Antiques, Vandalism News Staff
Loader .... Krill of Plush
  Stryyker of Tide
Interviewed .... Jeff Smart of Elite
  Snacky of Genesis Project
  Stein Pedersen of Panoramic Designs, Prosonix

SIDs used in this release :
Echoes of Storm (extended)(/MUSICIANS/O/Orcan/Echoes_of_Storm_extended.sid)
Fitch's Seduction(/MUSICIANS/H/Holt_Hein/Fitchs_Seduction.sid)
In Spite Of(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/In_Spite_Of.sid)
Martin's Mix(/MUSICIANS/M/MCA/Martins_Mix.sid)
Ocean Reloaded(/MUSICIANS/L/Laxity/Ocean_Reloaded.sid)
Recollection Tune(/MUSICIANS/J/JB/Recollection_Tune.sid)
Romans Conquer the Discofloor(/MUSICIANS/H/Holt_Hein/Romans_Conquer_the_Discofloor.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by plagueis on 10 July 2009
I love this mag!
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless Steel on 4 September 2008
Laxity's Ocean Reloaded is a masterpiece. Totally epic.

I honestly can't describe how much i admire his skills.

User Comment
Submitted by Jazzcat on 2 October 2006
Expect the 2nd issue to have a lot more text-balance. I wanna get a little bit from every direction for each issue but ultimately I rely on those submitting the text.
User Comment
Submitted by Burglar on 2 October 2006
hein, both intro tunes you did are hands down your best so far. ever. even taking both trans*from tunes in consideration, which are in a league of their own themselves. egyptian is my fav btw

oh and about the mag, it rocks, but a bit too much g*p infested. they weren't *that* important.
User Comment
Submitted by hollowman on 5 May 2006
lynchbits level editor can also mix multicolor and hires chars
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 27 March 2006
Quit the flamewar, dudes! ;-)
This is a Mag, not a demo. Funny to see it's the "usual suspects" again! <:-)
As for Char-editors that can do hires and Mcol at once: Manfred Trenz Turrican-Tools can do that. And the SSI-dudes must also have used something to make their most awesome gfx in their RPGs... Curse of the Azure Bonds, Pool of Radiance, Gateway to the Savage Frontier, you know the deal... all enemy/character graphics are charset (haha, what a surprise, eh? ;-) with colormap only!

As for the production itself: VERY good read, awesome design. That Burka Intro from Hein in the Goodies section just blew me away, the gfx kick *serious* ass, this is the female version of the legendary Last Ninja eyes, in all its perfection!
Also nice doublespeed tune in Rock SID, Herbie would be proud of you! ;-)
As for the 8x8 in the Intro: It's strange, normally i don't like bigpixel stuff, too, especially 8x8. But with Heins strangely looking Char-Palette and the writing above and below it looks as if the chunkiness was part of the design, kinda like a Pixellate filter you add to your PC-Demo, so that's okay with me! ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Jazzcat on 22 March 2006
Yes. Issue #2 is on the way. Each issue has a ancient theme supported by the main music, first issue was "Roman", next issue is... well, you'll just have to wait and see... Issue #2 is planned for release in the next few months, possibly at the X'2006 event in October.

Big job now is obtaining decent text about experiences in the older days (80s and early 90s). If anyone can help, please drop me a mail or PM.

User Comment
Submitted by madcrow on 22 March 2006
This is the most insanely good read in years. Anybody downloading an emulator should be forced to read this to understand where the scene is coming from... Really this is more like a disk book than a diskmag and that's great. If diskmags want to survive they'll need to do things like this.
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 18 March 2006
hein, eventhough I would have easily made very high bets it can do it, you are right, it cannot do hires. my apologizes.
User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 18 March 2006
Oswald, in the forum you mention this Graphic Editor (J.Fox) editor.. still the same you are talking about??? because we couldn't find an editor at all, besides Cadavers editor, that can handle the hires nybbles. Only, Cadaver's editor uses 4x4 blocks, it would be a pain in the butt to create a nice circle, even impossible, since there's not enough blocks available. So, I used Photoshop to export a raw texture, with indexed palet, each byte referring to a character..
User Comment
Submitted by Laxity on 18 March 2006
Oswald: Oh, sorry then :) ..
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Submitted by Oswald on 18 March 2006
laxity, I'm not pissing this is my opinion.

hein, I cannot find the editor on the net I've mentioned. It can do hires and multi chars for granted.

krill, why would it look ugly if texture pixels would be bigger on screen than screen pixels? check some amiga rotzoomers.
User Comment
Submitted by Jucke on 18 March 2006
Now, this is a diskmag for me, being a fart from the old crackingscene, and the quality gave me goosebumps all over. Reminds me of how it used to feel reading diskmags such as Mamba, Shock or Propaganda. Truly impressive work - I loved it. Especially the Scenetown article where Newscopy described the schoolyard swapping days was enjoyable. I could relate too much! (:
User Comment
Submitted by Laxity on 17 March 2006
Nice pissing contest.. Quite fitting that the font is orange/brown :). Oh.. An most important: Great magazine, a big thumbs up (in multi color - zoomed AND shrinked.. choose for yourself) to all involved!
User Comment
Submitted by Krill on 17 March 2006
Oswald: Zoomers that don't shrink look crappy, 8x8 is low-res enough. And to my eyes this one looks rather smooth compared to other 8x8 zoomers, not to mention the high mathematical accuracy. And as i said, the arabian flavour has rather low pixel colour frequencies, i wouldn't call that flicker.
Besides, the effect was done in maybe one or two days, it was the design around it that took weeks, as usual.
And it's no demo - because of the scroller and the font it uses there was no space for a mipmap.
User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 17 March 2006
oswald, check the editor again, please.. create a texture of 128x128 chars and add some hires nybbles if you can.. :) eerst kijken, dan zeiken..
Mega Editor by Crowther
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 17 March 2006
first of all awesome outfit, and the content is very-very good. Havent read so far articles of the past that felt so true.

some minor complaints about the outfit: I dont like the brown borders, looks cheap and poor, it only gives a feeling of a shrinked screen. When pushing buttons they get too small. this feels oddly ridiculous :). When loading a new music cursor moves are disabled, this feels like loosing control / freeze. I'd rather make the buttons greyscale for the load time, and a disability of pushing them.

I know that Krill have put a lot of effort into the zoomer, but sadly I must agree with HCL, the fx didnt turned out well.. :( A zoomer instead of a shrinker would worked better (no flickering)


hein&krill: the editor is called graphic editor (cracked by transcom, the one I have on disk..). It has a char AND playfield editor, where the playfield dimensions are variable, AND you can define a d800 color for each char. (besides the sprite editor and the gazillion of functions it supports. clearly the best all purpose sprite&char editor)
User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 16 March 2006
@HCL: Like Krill said, a proper singlecolour/multicolour editor we could not find. Besides, why use all 256 chars? It's like asking a gfx- artist to draw a rainbow.
User Comment
Submitted by Optimus on 16 March 2006
Wow! Amazing gfx outfit. I found the intro interesting. And there is a lot of interesting texts that I doubt I'll find the time to check soon :}
User Comment
Submitted by Krill on 16 March 2006
HCL: oh well, the statement in +H2K is now 6 years old. Also you cannot exactly say you're innocent in producing 8x8 rotozoomers :D
Also the arabian flavour of the intro does not flicker very much and looks rather smooth, IMHO, as opposed to the roman one.
But why do you say the charset is hardly used? My original idea was to have mixed mc and hires chars, since that is perfectly possible with the algorithm used. Turns out that there is no suitable editor for that purpose, and i didn't bother making one. So in the end "only" 128 out of 256 chars were used.
Which is a good thing, since in the end the largest chunk of free memory was something like 8 to 16 bytes or so.
User Comment
Submitted by G-Fellow on 16 March 2006
This is for me the best mag released in 2006, surely this mag is the most importend mag released in C64 history. When you was involved backdays in the old scene, than brings this mag thoughts back into your mind that you have maybe forgotten, and you can get maybe a feeling back like in the old days. You want understand how all began, than is this mag and the one´s that coming in the future, the black book for the C64 scene. Congratulations for all people that worked on this mag!
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 16 March 2006
..and some words about the intro, as I can't read anyways :).

First of all, "big pixels suxx" as Krill stated in +h2k. Flicker hell. But a bigger effort was appearantly put on the design and the fading of the effect, which is really nice!! The rotating graphics puzzles me alot. Plain mc-chars are used, but the font is hardly used. Why? Ok, maybe it wouldn't have added much, i don't know. All in all, very nice looking and sounding, despite the *ugly* effect >:).
User Comment
Submitted by Deev on 16 March 2006
definately some interesting articles. nice to see a diskmag coming from a new angle like this.
User Comment
Submitted by Skate on 16 March 2006
Great intro, very cool outfit, good content.
User Comment
Submitted by Tch on 15 March 2006
Have been reading since I got home and just needed a break.
Very good first issue! 8)
User Comment
Submitted by hollowman on 15 March 2006
i do enjoy reading about old farts remembering old times, but this is a bit too much. nice intro and outfit, and some really good chapters though
User Comment
Submitted by Zapotek on 15 March 2006
really great work... :) many interesting chapters by wellknown sceners.. and great music !
User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 15 March 2006
Damn, Ocean Reloaded is cool Lax, congrats... Love it!
User Comment
Submitted by Hate Bush on 15 March 2006
*burp* information overload, sorry
...and I hate Hein for doing tunes such as the intro one, it's just too good
User Comment
Submitted by SECRET MAN on 15 March 2006
A really good work.Respect.

User Comment
Submitted by Radiant on 15 March 2006
WTF, where did those last two hours go?!
User Comment
Submitted by jailbird on 15 March 2006

?Too many informations at once error.
User Comment
Submitted by Scout on 15 March 2006
In one word: magnificent!

This a must-read for everybody who was somekind involved with the scene.
User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 15 March 2006
Read it straight through = great!
User Comment
Submitted by TDJ on 15 March 2006
Man, it took so long for this mag to appear that Hein actually had to tell me what I wrote about ;) Glad it is here though, and it looks fantastic!
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