Radd Maxx (RADD) (1986 - ??)
Currently member of :
Swimmers (12-2018 -> )
Ex member of :
Advanced Software Piracy ( -> 12-1989), The G-Force (1989 -> 1990), UltraSoft Pirating Inc. (1988 -> 1989)
Author, Net Trader, Original Supplier, Swapper
Handle alternative spelling :
From the "Maxx Out!!" series of imported games published by Epyx.
Ohio Valley, USA swapper with former membership in a few of the very few WV-based cracking groups. I . I was 10 when I got started and had minimal wider-scene presence until late 89/early 90 then I jumped ship to the Amiga.
I was a huge scene "fanboy", I guess you could say, and took notes on who all the group members were, where they were from, who was getting greeted, release dates, etc. I very early on began to get the sense of what releases were more rare than others and intentionally collected what others would scratch or pass by. I met a Pittsburgh mega-swapper in 86 named "GCB" who traded hardware for wares and picked up huge shipping crates full of disks at a New Jersey dock. His knowledge of the scene and gigantic wares lists helped me a lot.
I always sought out the obscure and I still do. These days I preserve and catalog lost wares and gather and fill out release, group and scener info wherever I can. I'm 100% into helping other collectors and expanding release lists and biographies, especially North American ones, which in many cases are in dire need of help.
I do not keep any wares or info to myself that are not of a private nature. I dont hold anything back unless CSDb doesnt want it. Anything I find or that you send me that's appropriate for CSDb will be posted (eventually).
My Db Entries
Some of my entries come from my own collection which has been shared publicly. I also rely on the generosity and hard work of software preservationists such as those at Scenebase, Gamebase, Assembly64 and all over the net. I try to make it clear in the file name where I found something. If there is no collection name that usually indicates it's my own rip.
I love all wares but I get most excited about North American scene releases from 82 - 93 and NTSC releases and 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
General NA Scene Help / Attention
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. Here are some spotlights, but it only lightly touches on the enormity of missing NTSC works:
North American groups with several missing releases: Trainers 'R Us, Digital Conclusion Association, Mass Consumption, Napalm, Silicon Software Company, The Elite Circle, 215, The Organized Professional Pirating Service, The Alliance, The Archives Network, Thee Supreme Council, The Bandit, The Notorious Importers, Natas, East Coast Importers, The Criminal Connection, Sin Badd Software, Commodore Pirating Alliance, World Pirating League, Myriad, United Network of International Exchange, Another Fucking Group, Pirate Citadel Service, Future Forces Incorporated, The Super Troopers, Canadian Pirating Federation, Longshot, Vendetta
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
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
Unfortunately North American collections in general are scarce, which is why there are so many missing US and Canadian scene releases, even from major groups, which is probably why you're looking at this profile page right now. Transfer a collection today. Did you used to run a BBS? We could really use your old backups, etc!
User on BBS :
Pieces of Eight, Quantum Link
|Wug + by Swimmers|| ... || 2019 Crack ||(Original Supply)|
|Star Fortress +2 by Swimmers|| ... || 2019 Crack ||(Original Supply)|
|Emergency Breakthrough +2 by Swimmers|| ... || 2019 Crack ||(Original Supply)|
|Space Hunter + by Swimmers|| ... || 2019 Crack ||(Original Supply)|
|Polar Pierre Docs by Radd Maxx|| ... || 2018 Misc. ||(Text)|
|Phun Phile! by Radd Maxx|| ... || 1990 Misc. ||(Text)|
|Harrier Combat Simulator by The G-Force|| ... || 1989 Crack ||(Crack, Original Supply, Linking)|
|Alcon III [seuck] by Advanced Software Piracy|| ... || 1989 Game ||(Graphics)|
|Demon's Winter Docs by Master Mutant, Radd Maxx|| ... || 1989 Misc. ||(Docs)|
|Willow Docs by Radd Maxx|| ... || 1989 Misc. ||(Docs)|
|Star Wars +D by UltraSoft Pirating Inc.|| ... || 1989 Crack ||(Crack, Original Supply, Linking, Docs)|
|Jet-Boys (USA) +D by UltraSoft Pirating Inc.|| ... || 1989 Crack ||(Original Supply, Docs)|
|Zoom! +D by UltraSoft Pirating Inc.|| ... || 1989 Crack ||(Original Supply, Docs)|
|Rampage USA +D by UltraSoft Pirating Inc.|| ... || 1989 Crack ||(Original Supply, Docs)|
|Ultima V Runes Doc by The G-Force|| ... || 1989 Misc. ||(Text, Charset)|
|Heavy Metal - Modern Land Combat Vol. I by UltraSoft Pirating Inc.|| ... || 1988 Crack ||(Original Supply)|
|The Prism Demo by UltraSoft Pirating Inc.|| ... || 1988 Demo ||(Graphics, Design)|
|USP Intro by UltraSoft Pirating Inc.|| ... || ???? Crack intro ||(Graphics)|
|Space Harrier by UltraSoft Pirating Inc.|| ... || ???? Crack ||(Crack)|
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