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.
My db Entries
This is what my file names tell you:
I dont capitalize the release name so that the releaser stands out more.
releasename = The Common release name, which might not be the "correct" name of the game/thing, but it's what the releaser used for the title. Exceptions to this are when, especially with imports, the releaser named it something so wrong or dumb that it doesnt even make sense.
Releaser = The main presenter of a release, NOT who originally released it. If it's a UK release that a US group imported, then another group NTSC fixed, then another group imported to Canada, then the Releaser is the group who imported it to Canada.
SceneBase# = If the disk is from my personal collection there is no SceneBase id # (yet). Otherwise this is the SceneBase disk # for tracking purposes.
SceneBaseCollectionName = Just makes it a little easier to keep this shit straight. The sb id# on it's own is a little vague. As above, there's no collection name if it's from my collection.
My collection represents about about 1200 disks worth of trading around the Ohio Valley, USA. Northern WV, Southeast OH, Western PA, with some ph assisted modem trading. It was built from 85 to 90 with scattered additions throughout the 90s. It has seen four states, been given away by my brother, retrieved from a dead guy's apartment and fell victim to a flood. I fortunately didnt wait too long to turn them into d64s. Please preserve your floppy collection ASAP.
Demonger Box 11 represents the Cincinnati, Western OH scene.
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.
Former Ohio Valley, USA trader, distributor, courier, swapper and had 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 never made it further west than Cincinnati, 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. 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 NJ 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 the lost and unusual and hope that it serves as giving back in some way to people that gave me a lot.
I love all wares but I get most excited about North American releases from 83 - 90 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.
Anything originating from Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania.
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
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 Artists, World Pirating League, Myriad, United Network of International Exchange
One-hit-wonder North American groups, did they release anything else?: Apple Commodore Connection, Dead on Arrival, Sub Tropical Organization of Pirates, 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
North American groups with NO releases found yet: Los Amigos, Triangle, In Full Control, Ice Cold Incorporated, Silent Rage Incorporated
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.
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