Radd Maxx (RADD) (1986 - ??)
Ex member of :
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 trader, distributor, courier, swapper with membership in a few of the very few WV-based cracking groups. I had minimal greater-scene presence and any releases that I was involved with are amateur-tier and never made it further west than Cincinnati, Ohio to my knowledge.
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 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 want to help collectors fill out their collections, I dont hold anything back.
My Db Entries
I rely on the generosity and hard work of software preservationists such as those at Scenebase and Gamebase. I also have a semi-private collection that I'm still working on making presentable. My Db entries' file names state the scenebase ID# and collection name to allow for location of the original disk. If there is no collection name that usually indicates it's a disk I own.
Most collectors I talk to are looking to make a complete NTSC (or PAL, usually not both!) collection of "releases".
In keeping with CSDb rules I try not to post anything that doesnt belong here, but because YMMV, the following is my personal philosophy. This is what I do not post here:
1. Something that's just a file-name change. For example, there are several what-might-be-imports out there that are a file name with a group ID tag tacked on, such as PAPERBOY!/KOF. There is no intro or even a SYS line tag. It's too hard to know if this was an actual release or if it was just personal swapping, group record-keeping, or who knows what.
2. Anonymous cracks (with rare exceptions). If it's application software I will post it anyway because there's no other reliable repositories for things like this. If it's a game I'll post it if it isn't in Gamebase. If it's in Gamebase I wont post it even if it's not in CSDb. Dont get me wrong, I keep and collect them I just dont post them.
3. Spreads, by groups with no releases, identified only by a tagged file directory. If all it is is a tagged file directory I dont post it UNLESS it's an import group with other releases that actually have intros, or have done cracks, demos, etc. If the group is known for importing and spreading to their corner of the scene I'll usually count it. If it's an unknown group or just a BBS spread I'll log the group or BBS but wait for a substantial release to actually post.
4. Public Domain software with no sceners involved. What makes a scener a scener? I call em like I see em.
Radd Maxx Vol 1 are my original swaps and downloads primarily from the Ohio Valley, USA. Disk sides 000 - 999.
NTSC Highlights / Rarities from Radd Maxx Vol 1:
Pittsburg importing group Ice Pirates Inc..
USSPE's The Train Docs. Only known 1988 release.
Public Enemy's import of Terramex +.
Sin Badd's Punker Pitfall GKGM creation.
Shaolin Monastery's Hillsfar Editor +D and
North East Cracker's Beyond Dark Castle +
Dr. Zerrox's Lamers Demo.
Swan Song's Master VMB List.
Eaglesoft's Mercenary +D
Destiny's Twinky Goes Hiking +2.
Demonger Box 11 has a lot of warez from C
Demonger Box 12 has early Detroit scene wares and stuff from Houston's early 90's scene.
Six's Disks - More from Cincinatti.
Player =1= Part 1 - Major swapper with wares from all over and lots of obscure early-US scene stuff. Mostly focused on 86-87. Extensive collection of ESI releases and what is probably a complete UCF collection.
Page-ZimmermanSet1 - Rundy of Pirates of Denver's extensive software collection. This set has loads of PET and C128 software.
Page-ZimmermanSet2 - Mostly NTSC releases from late 89 to early 91. Mirage and Exodus heavily featured.
I love all wares but I get most excited about North American releases from 83 - 93 and 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.
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
General obscure (or not) 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
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
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
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.
User on BBS :
Pieces of Eight
|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)|
|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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