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  Table Of Contents
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     Opening:
        Message From the Editor
        Letters From Our Readers
     Reviews:
        Music:
           On The Sideline --
              "On The Buses (blakeymix)" and "Rhino"
           The Lineup -- Monthly Music Listings
        Demo:
           Screen Lit Vertigo --
              "Red", "Mirages" and "Cafre"
     Opinion / Commentary:
        Coplan's Eyes -- Passion
     Link List: Get Somewhere in the Scene
     Closing: Staff and Contact Information


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  Message From the Editor
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  Hello,

  I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. Static Line took a break
  last month; being the holiday season, nothing much was happening.  But
  we're back in full swing again this month, with all the regular articles -
  On The Sideline, The Lineup, Screen Lit Vertigo and Coplan's Eyes.

  I bought a couple of scene products recently - the Assembly '02 DVDs and
  NAIDorabilia. They look pretty good so far - believe it or not, I've never
  actually been to a demoparty, but after seeing these I definitely want to
  go to one. We'll see how it all works out. :)

  Enjoy the issue, have a good 2004, and I'll see you next month!

                 --Ciaran


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  Letters From Our Readers
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  -=- A Message from RaD Man -=-

       I'm not sure if your magazine would be interested in covering the new
  DVD-ROM we just released (our first).  In a nutshell it's virtually every
  ANSI/VGA artpack, cracktro/loader and emag ever released.  The magazine
  collection in particular is very extensive including zines from all facets
  of the PC-scene (ansi, demo, music and yes, even early-day warez).

       There seems to be some confusion by those who are unfamiliar with the
  FTP site we used to operate from 1996-2003 called "artpacks.acid.org", so
  I think at first glance some people will assume that this is a collection
  of just ACiD releases.  But rather it is a compilation of the files we
  used to offer before we lost our two main hosts in the USA.  (We still
  have 3 rather large mirrors in Sweden, Australia and at ftp.scene.org and
  some other smaller ones)

       Anyways I don't mean to bore anyone.  If this sounds like something
  the readers would like to know about, then I'd love to answer any
  questions you might have.  I've posted an allfiles list on scenespot.org,
  but beware, it's 1MB of compressed text.  ;) [editors note: The file list
  is at http://www.darkdomain.org/allfiles.zip ]

                 --RaD Man


  -=- Reply from Ciaran -=-

  Hiya,

  Thanks for the email! It definitely sounds like interesting stuff. I'd
  review it myself but I've recently bought two other scene products (see
  above), and I expect they'll keep me busy for a while. :)

  I'm sure that this would be of interest to a lot of our readers though.
  Thanks again!

                 --Ciaran


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  On The Sideline
    "On The Buses (blakeymix)" by H. Kylloenen and "Rhino" by Illusion
  By:  Ben
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  Greetings.  This month I am going to review some songs that were released
  under the the label Milk.  This group has produced a good deal of
  excellent music.  Both of these songs are upbeat, minimal, and mildly
  ambient in style.  If you enjoy playful and buoyant music, you might want
  to give them a listen.

  -=- "On The Buses (blakeymix)" by H. Kylloenen -=-

  "On The Buses" is a 4-song EP release by H. Kylloenen.   You can read
  about the release at http://milk.scene.org/onthebuses.html .  The majority
  of these songs were serious and direct.  But "On The Buses (blakeymix)"
  stood out from the rest with its own unique style.  This particular
  selection is mellow, dreamy -- almost a lullaby.  So I shall share with
  you my thoughts about "blakeymix."

  The introduction slides in with a string orchestra and a mild humming
  synth.  It sounds like a song you might hear played with a sunrise.  The
  quietly echoed speech in the background adds a nice touch, as if waking up
  to the sound of other people starting their day.  The song gains momentum
  as it goes on with a simple drumline and simpler theme.  A whisper of a
  choir carries the flow of the song, and a synth similar to a woodwind
  drifts peacefully as the instruments unfold.

  I liked the solemn yet lighthearted tone of "On The Buses (blakeymix)".
  In my opinion the simplicity of this song's theme is both its strength and
  weakness.  On one hand, the length of the song is short compared to the
  ambling pace, and the theme gets a little repetitive.  That's the price
  this song payed for bordering on ambient: Just when I started to feel the
  scene being set for some unfocused contemplation, the song fades out.  It
  needs to exhibit more ideas, either by expounding further, or by quicker
  variation.  On the other hand, the song genuinely sets a fresh, fairy-tale
  mood.  I would encourage a learning tracker to try to extend this song as
  a fun exercise.  H. Kylloenen sets many good examples in his songs, and
  this one is no exception.

  Song Information:

  Title:       "On The Buses (blakeymix)"
  Author:      H. Kylloenen
  File Size:   3M
  Source:      ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/music/groups/milk/milk0072.zip


  -=- "Rhino" by Illusion -=-

  "Rhino" is a much merrier song.  There is a bit of an organ to lay the
  foundation, and then the drum loops bust out, crisp and well pronounced.
  I really enjoyed the flippant synths together with the tiny bells.  Both
  the organ and the synth leads have a vocal quality about them with their
  "mmm's", "mwah's", and "tralala's".  I think they were well selected to
  match the funky rhythm of this song.

  At the very end of the song there is speech saying "It'll be a new
  experience for you.".  Perhaps the song was meant to be played backwards.
  ;)

  I found this song very satisfying.  It is infectious and makes one feel
  like moving a bit.  Go ahead, sway a little; it makes the song sound
  better.

  Song Information:

  Title:       "Rhino"
  Author:      Illusion
  File Size:   444k
  Source:      ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/music/groups/milk/milk0053.zip


  -=- MOD Player Disclaimer -=-

  I tend to review music in the mod format, though I may include other
  structured formats in the future.  I listen to the music with the modplug
  player, or dumb.  These can be found at http://www.modplug.com and at
  http://dumb.sourceforge.net.  Since I am not using the same software the
  composer wrote the music with, you may want to take my reviews with a
  grain of salt.

                 --Ben Collver


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  The Lineup
  By:  Novus
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  Welcome to The Lineup! Every month, I scour through the hundreds of new
  releases on the scene's major archive sites to find the best new music,
  saving you the trouble of having to download 20 instant-delete songs to
  find 1 that's worth keeping.

  Since Static Line took a month off, this edition of The Lineup will
  actually cover two months: November and December. I'll select a Best of
  the Best for each of those months, as well as The Lineup's top song of
  2003.

  I'm also changing my methods for finding songs for The Lineup. Before, I
  was simply grabbing new releases from Cute Trance Girls, MODPlug Central,
  Scene.org, Scene Satellite Network, Paleface's Song Archive, S3M.com, and
  Sounding Board. Now, I'm also scanning through various individual and
  group websites as well. If you'd like me to add your site to my monthly
  list, just e-mail the URL to me at vince_young@hotmail.com and I'll start
  watching your site for new releases.

  (Keep in mind that I do NOT scan The MOD Archive for new songs because of
  the weirdness that rules their Unfiltered Uploads page. I've tried to keep
  up with their random clear-outs in the past, and all I got was a migraine
  and lots of missed songs. Just so's ya know.)

  In the meantime, you may consider the following 41 tunes to be the best
  tracks of November and December 2003:


  -=- TOP SONG OF 2003 -=-
  "Umber Dawn" - Quasian - progressive rock
  ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/music/artists/quasian/quasian_-_umber_dawn.zip

  -=- THE BEST OF THE BEST: November -=-
  "Flashback" - Argh - trance
  http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~jonl/music/fq-flash.zip

  -=- THE BEST OF THE BEST: December -=-
  "I Know Your Sadness" - Vibe - pop
  ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/music/groups/cornercut/050crc.zip

  -=- THE REST OF THE BEST -=-
  "30.05.1997" - Randor - pop
  http://personal.inet.fi/koti/randor/30.5.1999.rar
  (Yes, the URL is correct. Randor typo'd the filename himself. :D )

  "All Systems Ready" - Tangerine - demostyle
  http://www.novusmusic.org/songs/syread.zip

  "Anywaterwish" - Dance Tomato - pop
  http://members.lycos.nl/marcel_g/DT%20-%20Anywaterwish.xm

  "As Raindrops Hit The Sand" - Turkanen - fantasy
  http://www.mbnet.fi/~eska/t-raindr.it

  "Cristallized Rezonance" - Ultrasyd - dance
  http://site.voila.fr/ultrasyd/UltrasydxCRzn.zip

  "Cyberspace Jungle" - John646260 - industrial
  http://www.modplug.com/mods/nr_download.php3?session=&downnum=11137

  "Emotion" - Storm - trance
  http://digilander.libero.it/stormtremilauno/emotionsremix.zip
  (original by JJMax)

  "Eye Of The Storm" - Argh - pop
  http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~jonl/music/tb-storm.zip

  "Friendship" - An Duc Truong - light rock
  http://home.no.net/ducciz/music/adt-friend.zip

  "From Morningstar To Midnight" - Xtr1m - fantasy
  http://xTr1m.sq7.org/music/xTr1m-MM.zip

  "Goa Destenition" - Newbie's - techno
  http://www.home.no/slog/NGD.zip

  "Heaven: Long Edit" - Premium Trance - dance
  http://www.ptrance.de/files/mods/ST_HEAVL.rar

  "Heaven 34" - Rave-n - trance
  http://www.modarchive.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi/R/ra_hev34.it

  "Her Kisz" - Pro-Xex - electronica
  http://pro-xex.kenamick.com/tracks/herkisz.zip

  "Hideout" - Ilmarque - fantasy
  http://koti.mbnet.fi/~tympanic/mods/2_ppessi/il_hideo.zip

  "In A Flame" - Butch - light rock
  ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/music/artists/butch/b_flame.zip

  "Inaccessible Depth" - Butch - pop
  ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/music/artists/butch/b_depth.zip

  "Inside Our Mind" - Prophecy - pop
  http://koti.mbnet.fi/prophecy/musat/p-iom.it

  "Kingdom Of Shadows" - Semen & Skuter - jungle
  ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/music/artists/skuter/kingdom_of_shadows.zip

  "Limitless" - Tehcumation - trance
  http://majestic.tadan.us/download/music/module/Tehcumation%20-%20Limitless.zip

  "M4, Short Range Burst" - J/M/T/M - techno
  http://www.modarchive.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi/M/m4srb.xm

  "Magic Atmosphere" - Storm - trance
  http://digilander.iol.it/stormtremilauno/magicatmosphere.zip

  "MorningStar: DreamMix" - Observer - pop
  http://www.modplug.com/mods/nr_download.php3?session=&downnum=11124

  "Pilgrimage Party Invitation 2004" - Cerror - demostyle
  http://www.ctgmusic.com/ctg/song.php?id=2264

  "Poison" - Storm & Xcalibur - trance
  http://digilander.libero.it/stormtremilauno/poison.zip

  "Release" - Djkor - techno
  ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/music/groups/cornercut/047crc.zip

  "Samvetskval" - Dr. Emok - pop
  http://www.modarchive.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi/S/samvete.xm

  "Silent Dreams 3" - Tarahenrik - ambient
  http://www.modplug.com/mods/nr_download.php3?session=&downnum=11060

  "Spirit Of The Chaos" - Cyborg Jeff - electronica
  ftp://ftp.scenesp.org/pub/modulez/cyborgjeff/Kaos816.it

  "Thailand 008" - Butch - pop
  http://www.modarchive.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi/B/b_thail.it

  "The Queen Of Goth'arde" - Cdnalsi - orchestral
  http://www.cdnalsi.co.nr/queen_lofi.rar

  "Then And Now" - Argh - fantasy
  http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~jonl/music/fq-tan16.zip

  "Touching" - Fyzix - house
  ftp://ftp.scene.org/pub/parties/2003/evoke03/m4ch/fyzix_-_touching.zip

  "Trance Journey" - DJ Kneh - trance
  http://www.modarchive.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi/D/dk-trajo.it

  "True Calling" - Ballistique - pop
  http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~jonl/music/bal-true.zip

  "Vega" - Turkanen - pop
  http://koti.mbnet.fi/~eska/t-vega.it

  "When I Am Thinking Of You" - DJ Kneh - trance
  http://www.modarchive.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi/D/dk-wiat.it

  "Whispers" - Rave-n - dance
  http://www.modarchive.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi/R/ra_whrad.it

  "Words Between Our Hearts" - Nobody Here - pop
  http://www.novusmusic.org/songs/nh_wboh.zip

  Latez!

                 --Novus


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  Screen Lit Vertigo
    "Red", "Mirages" and "Cafre"
  By:  Seven
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  -=- "Red" by RGBA -=-

  (party-version)

  Found at www.scene.org
  1st place at the BNC party 11 demo compo

  System requirements: 7.1 MB HD, 256 MB RAM, 1Ghz+ CPU, GF2 TI or better 3D
    card.

  Test Machine: P4 2.6GHz 512MB DDR, Realtek AC'97, NVidia 488 GO 64MB, WinXP
    Reboots halfway on my new P4 with ATI 9800 :(

  The credits:
    Code: Enlar, Epsilum, Iq, Utopian
    Music: Jewoll
    Gfx: Newalpha, R3d

  The demo:
  Red is a theme demo centered on blood: it starts in a medical lab, with a
  microscope, a centrifuge etc. RGBA uses a glow effect (like in Farbrauschs
  The Popular Demo, but more rough) that gives the white room a very bright,
  sterile feeling. The centrifuge, containing a number of blood-filled
  testtubes, starts to spin, until one of the tubes flings away...

  The rest of the demo is more effect-based, but still with plenty of 3D: a
  hyperkinetic virus traveling through veins, a high-tech room with a
  heartlike living center, or the really nice silvery/transparent blob.
  Besides the glow effect, other full-screen postprocessing effects used are
  water ripples, radial blur, motion blur and some 3D deformation of a
  hallway that looks as if you're drunk. 2D is used sparsely, the "RED" logo
  is quite cool, and there's a girl-face picture that appears with a reverse
  pixelising effect. The greets are done on TVs (how original, yawn), and
  the demo closes with a fine RGBA logo made of hundreds of tiny shuffling
  red boxes.

  The music is a typical synth-track, with bells and a lot of variation in
  the percussion.  It's rather happy and energetic considering the mood of
  the visuals at the start, but otherwise it follows the demo very closely:
  it speeds up and slows down with the effects on the screen, has
  soundeffects for the 3D scenes, and never gets too repetitious.

  Overall:
  BCN judged demos on sound, gfx and effect separately, and Red got 1596,
  1872 and 2508 points respectively (only on sound did anyone do better). So
  it's a well-balanced demo, but the code indeed accounts for the biggest
  chunk of it's success. Its only shortcoming IMHO is that it's barely 3
  minutes, but those are well worth the dowload.


  -=- "Mirages" by Sector Omega -=-

  (final version)

  Found at www.scene.org
  2nd place at the BNC party 11 demo compo

  System requirements: 8.1 MB HD, Windows, 3D card (no requirements listed...)

  Test Machine: P4 2.6GHz 512MB DDR, Realtek AC'97, NVidia 488 GO 64MB, WinXP

  The credits:
    Code: Yero
    Music: Josss
    Gfx: Yero

  The demo:
  This new 2-man group got the second place at BCN, quite an accomplishment
  for a new group.  Mirages refer to the ghost images seen in deserts, not
  to the planes, and the demo follows this theme in a number of ways:
  oriental music, an arabic font, and a lamp that grants your wishes. At the
  same time, it asks you what your dream is (and give several possible
  answers), and the feeling of those parts clash a bit with the oriental
  atmosphere IMHO.

  Most of the visuals are done with pictures and moving 2D textures. The
  pictures are average to OK, but if you factor in that they're all done by
  the coder it's already more impressive (we coders are by definition not
  known for our graphic skills :)) The effects are few and simple, there's a
  tunnel, and some warping of 2D to simulate 3D (the lamp, the camera reel).
  The 3D models are equally simple: a ball, cogs, and a flower, but they're
  always used together with pictures to reinforce each other.

  The music is the best part of the demo, it starts slowly with oriental
  voices and gongs, but those are quickly joined by a nice rhythm section.
  Later it hesitates between an ambient and orchestral sound, with an
  occasional piano lead, flutes, and loud percussion. New parts start
  following the music changes, but the syncing of objects (sudden jumps on
  the beats) is overdone and doesn't fits the mood (the lamp or the cogs
  f.e.)

  Overall: Mirages is not a bad start for Sector Omega, it's a bit rough in
  places (especially the code) but they compensate for this with a
  meditative theme, lots of pics, and excellent music.  Check it out if
  you're curious what newbies are capable of nowadays!


  -=- "Cafre" by Stravaganza -=-

  (party-version)

  Found at www.scene.org
  3th place at the BNC party 11 demo compo

  System requirements: 6.5 MB HD, Pentium2 CPU, OpenGL 1.2 compatible 3D card

  Test Machine: P4 2.6GHz 512MB DDR, Realtek AC'97, NVidia 488 GO 64MB, WinXP

  The credits:
    Code: Ithaqua
    Music: Wonder
    Gfx: TeKnO, Ithaqua

  The demo:
  Oh my god! They've gone hardcore! What this demo lacks in quantity (it
  lasts only 1:38), it makes up in attitude! This grayscale demo features
  heavy weaponry, tunnels, an assembly line for robot heads (I think), a
  hairball and love declarations to MFX and Melon. The effects are rather
  simple: flashes, flashes and more flashes. Oh, and also exploding
  particle-greetings and a 3D flashing raster. The only graphics are a
  virus-picture for the credits and the cute shoot-me-through-the-head logo
  at startup. The 3D tank looks awesome, to the point I doubt it was either
  ripped, or done in far more than a couple of days. The soundtrack (a 194
  kb .IT) is aggressive techno, with plenty of repetition, but as the demo
  is so short it doesn't have the time to become boring. All flashes and
  jumping objects are synced to the beats, of course.

  Overall:
  As the readme says, it was coded in only 5 nights and shouldn't be taken
  too seriously. But if you like techno, and have a sense of humour, Cafre
  is something you must see.

                 --Seven


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  Coplan's Eyes
    Passion
  By:  Coplan
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  Passion is not tangible.  It is not some thought that has been placed in
  your head ready to be unplugged if need be.   Sadly, passion is somewhat
  of an addiction.  But it is not an addiction.  It is something different.
  It is constructive.  It is often time consuming and it may lead to
  expensive purchases.  Alas, but money and time are nothing, because it's
  your passion.  You can feel it.  Everything is going to be fine.

  But too many people confuse dedication with passion.

  Alas, passion is a want to do something or to have something.  My passion
  is music.  Your passion might be demos.  Chances are, if you're reading
  this, your passion has something to do with the demoscene.  But I could be
  wrong.  Your passion might BE the demoscene.  And you will do whatever you
  can to make sure you remain involved.

  As a musician, I don't have life so easy.  If I were smart, I would've
  developed a passion for code.  It's a relatively cheap hobby.  But alas, I
  had to choose music.  I had to get myself into the habit of hearing new
  music every week.  I had to train my ears to hear distortion and
  imperfection.  I had to do all that.  And here I am buying software
  synths, top end speakers and other crazy stuff.  Here I added well over 40
  CDs to my massive collection (though not as massive as some) within the
  past couple of months.  Give me a gift card to Best Buy, BN.com or Amazon,
  and chances are it'll get turned into a CD.  And give me a new CD, and
  I'll analyze everything on that circle of plastic and foil.  I might add
  new samples to my sample library (most of which I honestly have never
  used).  Contrary to popular belief, I write a new song or a riff or a
  ditty almost every day.  I average about 5 tunes a week.  But, most of
  them never get finished.  Most of them serve only the purpose of stress
  relief and relaxation.  The reality is that I don't care if no one ever
  hears half my stuff.  It's for me.  It's my passion.

  There is always some confusion about passion.  Old music artists claim to
  have passion.  But they don't.  They have a record contract that requires
  them to pretend that they do.  Many artists are successful at releasing
  quality music time and time again after decades.  David Bowie, David
  Byrne, U2 and so on.  Others, however, aren't so lucky.  But is it luck?
  Or is it a fault in the system?

  Artists, in my opinion, should not be held to a contract with such
  restrictions as you see today.  Many well known artists are releasing
  albums because they have to...not because they are satisfied with their
  music.  They have to meet their quota.  And the quota is a restriction on
  the quality.  If you're talking main-stream, the best artists are the ones
  who fund their own way.  But when it comes down to it, the music with the
  most feeling comes from the local bands.  The guys that haven't yet been
  noticed.  The guys who play in bars just to be heard.  They might have a
  CD, but they paid for it themselves.  And you often can't get the CD
  unless you're at the bar.  And these guys are good.  They play with
  conviction.  They play with passion.  They surely don't do it for the
  money.  Chances are they are loosing money.  But they love what they're
  doing, and they love their music.  And they'll do anything to make sure
  they can keep playing it.

  And that, my friends, is passion.

  So don't tell me about the latest crap from Van Halen or Metallica.  Those
  bands don't make music anymore, they just make money.  They could care
  less about their fan base beyond the paycheck.  They don't care about the
  music anymore.  They only write the music because they don't know what
  else to do.  If you want my respect, you have to show me that you love
  what you're doing.  You have to show me that you're having fun.  You have
  to get up on stage and carry a presence, as if you really want to be
  there.  Experiment.  Take chances.  Do it just so that you can say you did
  it.  And if it isn't appreciated, at least you tried.  Passion is not the
  game of safety.  It is a way of life.  It becomes your life.  And it
  should radiate from your soul.  Show me that, and then I will have respect
  for you.

  Passion is appreciated everywhere.  Without passion, there are no
  guarantees.

                 --Coplan


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  Link List
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    Portals:

        SceneSpot (Home of Static Line).......http://www.scenespot.org
        CFXweb.......................................http://cfxweb.net
        Czech Scene................................http://www.scene.cz
        Danish Scene..............................http://demo-scene.dk
        Demoscene.org.........................http://www.demoscene.org
        Demo.org...................................http://www.demo.org
        Diskmag.de...................................http://diskmag.de
        Greek Scene............................http://www.demoscene.gr
        Hungarian Scene........................http://www.demoscene.hu
        Italian Scene...........................http://run.to/la_scena
        Kahvi.....................................http://www.kahvi.org
        ModPlug Central Resources..........http://www.castlex.com/mods
        Noerror.................................http://www.noerror.org
        Norwegian Scene........................http://www.demoscene.no
        Orange Juice.............................http://www.ojuice.net
        Planet Zeus..........................http://www.planetzeus.net
        Polish Scene...............................http://www.scene.pl
        Pouet.net.................................http://www.pouet.net
        Russian Scene..........................http://www.demoscene.ru
        Scene.org.................................http://www.scene.org
        Scenergy on-line (8bit)............http://www.scenergy.natm.ru
        Scenet....................................http://www.scenet.de
        Spanish Scene............................http://www.escena.org
        Swiss Scene..............................http://www.chscene.ch
        United Trackers.................http://www.united-trackers.org

    Archives:

        Acid2.....................................ftp://acid2.stack.nl
        Amber.......................................ftp://amber.bti.pl
        Aminet.....................http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/~aminet/
        Cyberbox.....................................ftp://cyberbox.de
        Hornet (1992-1996)........................ftp://ftp.hornet.org
        MOD Archive..........................http://www.modarchive.com
        Music Massage......................http://www.scene.cz/massage
        Scene.org..................................ftp://ftp.scene.org
        Scene.org Austra........................ftp://ftp.au.scene.org
        Scene.org Netherlands...................ftp://ftp.nl.scene.org
        Swiss Scene FTP...........................ftp://ftp.chscene.ch

    Demo Groups:

        3g Design..............................http://3gdesign.cjb.net
        3State...................................http://threestate.com
        7 Gods.........................................http://7gods.sk
        Aardbei.....................................http://aardbei.com
        Acid Rain..............................http://surf.to/acidrain
        Addict..................................http://addict.scene.pl
        Agravedict........................http://www.agravedict.art.pl
        Alien Prophets.....................http://www.alienprophets.dk
        Anakata..............................http://www.anakata.art.pl
        ASD....................................http://asd.demoscene.gr
        Astral..............................http://astral.scene-hu.com
        Astroidea........................http://astroidea.scene-hu.com
        BlaBla..............................http://blabla.planet-d.net
        Blasphemy..............................http://www.blasphemy.dk
        Bomb..................................http://bomb.planet-d.net
        Broncs..................................http://broncs.scene.cz
        Byterapers.....................http://www.byterapers.scene.org
        Bypass.................................http://bypass.scene.org
        Calodox.................................http://www.calodox.org
        Cocoon..............................http://cocoon.planet-d.net
        Confine.................................http://www.confine.org
        Damage...................................http://come.to/damage
        Dc5.........................................http://www.dc5.org
        Delirium..............................http://delirium.scene.pl
        Eclipse............................http://www.eclipse-game.com
        Elitegroup..........................http://elitegroup.demo.org
        Exceed...........................http://www.inf.bme.hu/~exceed
        Fairlight.............................http://www.fairlight.com
        Fobia Design...........................http://www.fd.scene.org
        Freestyle............................http://www.freestylas.org
        Fresh! Mindworks...................http://kac.poliod.hu/~fresh
        Future Crew..........................http://www.futurecrew.org
        Fuzzion.................................http://www.fuzzion.org
        GODS...................................http://www.idf.net/gods
        Halcyon...........................http://www.halcyon.scene.org
        Haujobb..................................http://www.haujobb.de
        Hellcore............................http://www.hellcore.art.pl
        Infuse...................................http://www.infuse.org
        Inquisition....................http://inquisition.demoscene.hu
        Kilobite...............................http://kilobite.cjb.net
        Kolor................................http://www.kaoz.org/kolor
        Komplex.................................http://www.komplex.org
        Kooma.....................................http://www.kooma.com
        Mandula.........................http://www.inf.bme.hu/~mandula
        Maturefurk...........................http://www.maturefurk.com
        Monar................ftp://amber.bti.pl/pub/scene/distro/monar
        MOVSD....................................http://movsd.scene.cz
        Nextempire...........................http://www.nextempire.com
        Noice.....................................http://www.noice.org
        Orange.................................http://orange.scene.org
        Orion................................http://orion.planet-d.net
        Outbreak................................http://www.outbreak.nu
        Popsy Team............................http://popsyteam.rtel.fr
        Prone................................http://www.prone.ninja.dk
        Purple....................................http://www.purple.dk
        Rage........................................http://www.rage.nu
        Replay.......................http://www.shine.scene.org/replay
        Retro A.C...........................http://www.retroac.cjb.net
        Sista Vip..........................http://www.sistavip.exit.de
        Skytech team............................http://www.skytech.org
        Skrju.....................................http://www.skrju.org
        Spinning Kids......................http://www.spinningkids.org
        Sunflower.......................http://sunflower.opengl.org.pl
        Talent.............................http://talent.eurochart.org
        The Black Lotus.............................http://www.tbl.org
        The Digital Artists Wired Nation.http://digitalartists.cjb.net
        The Lost Souls...............................http://www.tls.no
        TPOLM.....................................http://www.tpolm.com
        Trauma.................................http://sauna.net/trauma
        T-Rex.....................................http://www.t-rex.org
        Unik........................................http://www.unik.de
        Universe..........................http://universe.planet-d.net
        Vantage..................................http://www.vantage.ch
        Wipe....................................http://www.wipe-fr.org

    Music Labels, Music Sites:

        Aisth.....................................http://www.aisth.com
        Aural Planet........................http://www.auralplanet.com
        Azure...................................http://azure-music.com
        Blacktron Music Production...........http://www.d-zign.com/bmp
        BrothomStates.............http://www.katastro.fi/brothomstates
        Chill..........................http://www.chillproductions.com
        Chippendales......................http://www.sunpoint.net/~cnd
        Chiptune...............................http://www.chiptune.com
        Da Jormas................................http://www.jormas.com
        Fabtrax......http://www.cyberverse.com/~boris/fabtrax/home.htm
        Fairlight Music.....................http://fairlight.scene.org
        Five Musicians.........................http://www.fm.scene.org
        Fusion Music Crew.................http://members.home.nl/cyrex
        Goodstuff..........................http://artloop.de/goodstuff
        Hellven.................................http://www.hellven.org
        Ignorance.............................http://www.ignorance.org
        Immortal Coil.............................http://www.ic.l7.net
        Intense...........................http://intense.ignorance.org
        Jecoute.................................http://jecoute.cjb.net
        Kosmic Free Music Foundation.............http://www.kosmic.org
        Lackluster.....................http://www.m3rck.net/lackluster
        Level-D.................................http://www.level-d.com
        Mah Music.............................http://come.to/mah.music
        Maniacs of noise...............http://home.worldonline.nl/~mon
        MAZ's sound homepage..................http://www.maz-sound.com
        Med.......................................http://www.med.fr.fm
        Miasmah.............................http://www.miasmah.cjb.net
        Milk.......................................http://milk.sgic.fi
        Mo'playaz..........................http://ssmedion.de/moplayaz
        Mono211.................................http://www.mono211.com
        Morbid Minds..............http://www.raveordie.com/morbidminds
        Moods..............................http://www.moodymusic.de.vu
        Mstation.....................http://mstation.org/software.html
        Nectarine Demoscene Radio................http://scenemusic.net
        Noise................................http://www.noisemusic.org
        One Touch Records......................http://otr.planet-d.net
        Park..................................http://park.planet-d.net
        pHluid..................................http://phluid.acid.org
        Radical Rhythms.....http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/merrelli/rr
        RBi Music.............................http://www.rbi-music.com
        Ruff Engine................http://members.xoom.com/ruff_engine
        SHR8M......................................http://1st.to/shr8m
        Sound Devotion................http://sugarbomb.x2o.net/soundev
        Soundstate.........................http://listen.to/soundstate
        Sunlikamelo-D.....................http://www.sunlikamelo-d.com
        Suspect Records........................http://www.tande.com/sr
        Tequila........................http://www.defacto2.net/tequila
        Tempo................................http://tempomusic.cjb.net
        Tetris....................................http://msg.sk/tetris
        Theralite...........................http://theralite.avalon.hr
        Tokyo Dawn Records........................http://tokyodawn.org
        Triad's C64 music archive.............http://www.triad.c64.org
        UltraBeat.........................http://www.innerverse.com/ub
        Vibrants................................http://www.vibrants.dk
        Zen of Tracking.........................http://surf.to/the-imm

    Programming:

        3D engines..........http://cg.cs.tu-berlin.de/~ki/engines.html
        3D programming portal.................http://www.3dgamedev.com
        Documents...............http://www.neutralzone.org/home/faqsys
        File format collection...................http://www.wotsit.org
        Game programming portal...............http://www.gamasutra.com
        LCC (free C compiler).........http://www.remcomp.com/lcc-win32
        NASM (free Assembly compiler)......http://nasm.sourceforge.net
        Programming portal......................http://www.gamedev.net
        Programming portal.....................http://www.flipcode.com
        Programming portal......................http://www.exaflop.org
        Programming portal............http://www.programmersheaven.com
        Programming portal.....................http://www.freecode.com
        PTC video engine.........................http://www.gaffer.org

    Magazines:

        Amber (in pop-up window).............http://amber.planet-d.net
        Amnesia...............http://amnesia-dist.future.easyspace.com
        Demojournal....................http://demojournal.planet-d.net
        Eurochart.............................http://www.eurochart.org
        Hugi........................................http://www.hugi.de
        Jurassic Pack.......................http://www.jurassicpack.de
        PAiN.....................................http://pain.scene.org
        Shine (in pop-up window)................http://shine.scene.org
        Static Line....................http://staticline.scenespot.org
        Sunray..............................http://sunray.planet-d.net
        TUHB.......................................http://www.tuhb.org
        WildMag..................................http://www.wildmag.de

    Parties:

        Assembly (Finland).....................http://www.assembly.org
        Ambience (The Netherlands)..............http://www.ambience.nl
        Breakpoint (Germany)..........http://breakpoint.untergrund.net
        Buenzli (Switzerland)......................http://www.buenz.li
        Dreamhack (Sweden)....................http://www.dreamhack.org
        Gravity (Poland)............http://www.demoscena.cp.pl/gravity
        Mekka-Symposium (Germany)...................http://ms.demo.org
        Pilgrimage (Utah, US)..............http://pilgrimage.scene.org
        ReAct (Greece).............................http://www.react.gr
        Takeover (The Netherlands).............,http://www.takeover.nl
        The Party (Denmark).....................http://www.theparty.dk

    Others:

        CoolBPM.....................................http://coolbpm.com
        Demo secret parts....http://www.inf.bme.hu/~mandula/secret.txt
        Textmode Demo Archive.................http://tmda.planet-d.net
        Arf!Studios..........................http://www.arfstudios.org
        #coders..................................http://coderz.cjb.net
        Csound-tekno e-mail list......................................
           ............http://plot.bek.no/mailman/listinfo/csoundtekno
        Demonews Express.........http://www.teeselink.demon.nl/express
        Demo fanclub........................http://jerware.org/fanclub
        Digital Undergrounds.....................http://dug.iscool.net
        Everything tracking..http://zolaweb.com/Zola/trax/tracking.htm
        Freax.....................................http://www.freax.hu/
        GFXZone.................................http://www.gfxzone.org
        Mod-Radio.....................http://www.back2roots.org/Radio/
        PC-demos explained.....http://www.oldskool.org/demos/explained
        Pixel...................................http://pixel.scene.org
        #trax e-mail list.............................................
           .............http://www.scenespot.org/mailman/listinfo/trax
        Underground Mine.............http://www.spinningkids.org/umine

    IRC Channels:

        Graphics.........................................ircnet #pixel
        Graphics (French)..............................ircnet #pixelfr
        Music......................................irc.scene.org #trax
        Music.............................................ircnet #trax
        Programming.....................................ircnet #coders
        Programming....................................efnet #flipcode
        Programming (French)............................ircnet #codefr
        Programming (German)........................ircnet #coders.ger
        Programming (Hungarian)......................ircnet #coders.hu
        Scene.........................................ircnet #thescene
        Scene (French)..................................ircnet #demofr
        Scene (Hungarian)............................ircnet #demoscene
        Zx-spectrum scene..................................ircnet #z80

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