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Exceller 8  by  North Star ^ Fairlight
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@H1"WELCOME"
Hello  and  welcome  to  the  first
issue of@F EXCELLER 8@N.@L@LEXCELLER  8  is  published by
@F NORTHSTAR/FAIRLIGHT  @Nand  will hopefully
be   released   once  every  second
month. Exceller 8 will do it's best
to  keep you informed about what is
going  on  in the media-world as we
AMIGA  owners see it. Since this is
the  first  issue of this magazine,
you  have to accept some flaws, but
this  magazine is far from finished
yet.  In the coming issues you will
see a lot of "extras" added. Things
like   digitised   pictures,   more
graphics and lots of other bits and
pieces.@LIn  EXCELLER  8 you will find a lot
of  things  that  are not common in
other  disk based magazines. Things
like  movie-  and  record  reviews,
best   and   worse  musicvideos  on
cabletv,  features  about  concerts
and  events  taking  place all over
Europe  (and hopefully USA). Charts
about everything and nothing and of
course game reviews. @L@LNow, read on!!   Ed. @P



@H1"CONTENTS"
02. History of North Star@L
07. Software in Italy?@L
10. Big AL of Freestyle UK@L
12. Swedish Scene@L
14. Amiga Games All times greatest@L
15. New Releases@L
18. Master of Score@L
19. Virus Column@L
21. Alvesta Meeting@L
23. Competition !!!@L
24. Advertisments@L25. Letters@L
26. Busted by the Mail!@L
28. Game Reviews@L
31. Role Playing@L
33. A Lesson In Swedish@L
34. London, A Paradise?@L
35. Music Videos@L
39. Quotes@L
40. LP And CD Reviews@L
43. Heavy Metal@L
45. Concert Videos@L
46. Swedish Censorship is a @KCRIME@N!@L
47. Movie Time@L
51. The Sport@L
53. Pure Madness@L
56. The End.@L
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@S0@L
Staff of Exceller 8:@L
Atom (NS)@L
Azid (NS)@L
Celebrandil (NS)@L
Crab (NS)@L
Foetus (NS)@L
Jazze (NS)@L
Luftwaffe (X8)@L
Rex (NS)@L
Slaine (NS)@L
Starfire (NS)@L
Sword (X8)@L
The Man With No Name - Yet (X8)@L
@L
@S0@L
Contributers to this issue:@L
Idiger ^ Marcella (Italy)@L
Big     Al    (Freestyle    UK    ^Alphaflight)@L
@L
@S0@L
Inhouse programmer:_______@FOMEGA@N   @P



@H1"The History of North Star"
For those who are interested in how
to  form  one of the biggest groups
in  @FEurope@N,  this is the articel to
read (and study!).@L
@L
From the beginning when nobody ever
had  heard  of us until today, when
we  got  cracks,  demos, utilities,
antivirus,   music   rippers,  disk
magazines,  music disks and trained
games  spread  all  over  the world
!!!@L
@L
It  all  started long before people
began  to  call  themselves a group
name.  The computer we started with
was  the ZX Spectrum. There were no
groups  existing  on this computer.
But  we  me(Atom),  Mr.R, Starfire,
Foetus  and  Azid  (All  living  in
Helsingborg,  Sweden) worked like a
team.   We  totally  dominated  the
Spectrum,  at least 5 cracks a week
!!    Mr.R (Our Computer Repairman)
developed      special     cracking
interfaces for the Spectrum wich we
used  to  crack  nearly  impossible
protections (Speed Loaders etc).@L
@L
But  the true reason to our success
was that we worked like a team. Two
swappers  and  three crackers, well
the  true  master  cracker was Mr.R
who  cracked  hundreds  of spectrum
games  !!  Then  on  a  sunny  day,
Starfire  bought  a computer called
Commodore  64 (ever heard of it ??)
and there we saw a lot of demos and
cracks made by different groups. By
this  time  Mr.R  had resigned from
cracking  games  and  was busy with
developing  games for the Spectrum.
I did the graphics and ET (a friend
of Mr.R) did the music. So Starfire
and  I decided to form a group. And
so  we did ! But it took nearly two
weeks  until  we  had  thought of a
name  wich  pleased us.... The name
was  @FNorth  Star@N !!! And that's
 ourbirth !!@L
@L
Because  we  were  so  lame, we had
troubles  getting  new programs and
troubles  making decent demos. Four
weeks  after I bought my 64 I coded
a  demo...  Our  first !! It wasn't
especially  good, but what the heck
it  was  the  first  one.  Then  we
thought we needed some more members
who  could  do  the  swapping.  The
choice  was Foetus who recently had
bought  a  64.  (good  choice - Ed)
Foetus  persuaded his old mate Azid
to  buy  one  too  and also brought
along    an old swap partner of him
called  Zoetrope.        Now we was
five  members.  Then  Starfire  met
Hedda (Now a member of the 64 group
Sphinx)   who  was  quite  good  at
coding the 64.@L
@L
I  made a new demo with a 48 sprite
scroll  and  a  lot  of other funny
things  but I never really finished
it.   Hedda  did  some  cracks  and
intros.   But  still,  nobody  paid
attention   to   us  !!  The  great
computer  Amiga 500 came to Sweden.
Of  course  Starfire  was the first
one  to  buy  one.  It was great !!
Playing   Defender   Of  The  Crown
(Cracked  by  HQC!)  and  all those
great games !!!@L
@L
Finally  I  had enough money to buy
one of those Dream Machines !!! The
first  thing  I tried to code was a
scroll but using the Metacompco Ass
and  not knowing the return address
for  the copper slowed it all down.
Now   everybody  bought  an  Amiga,
Mr.R,   Et   and   Hedda   !!  Mr.R
understod  the  Hardware  Manual (I
didn't)  and started coding a game.
Learning   from   his   sources   I
succeeded  in making a scroll. Soon
I  had  put  in  stars and a sprite
which   you  could  move  with  the
joystick in my little demo. By this
time  some  of my friends (who knew
Rex)  and  I visited Rex. Wooow, he
had  over  100  games  !!  He was a
member  of  a now dead group called
SAS.@L
@L
Starfire  and  I  often visited Rex
and  copied  games,  soon  we  were
quite  good friends with him... And
I  had  finished my first demo Atom
Demo  1.  The coding (at that time)
was  quite good, if you compared it
with   the  other  demos,  but  the
sample  was shit !! (It was sampled
on   Et's   shit  sampler!).    And
showing  this demo to Rex converted
him  !!!  Rex  was  now a member of
North  Star. Now we started to grow
in  Sweden.  Then one day, we saw a
intro  by Fairlight (Hi! partner!).
Fairlight  and  Triad  was going to
have a copy party !!@L
@L
I  called Black Shadow and asked if
he  could send us an invitation, He
had  never heard of us, but he said
he would send an invitation anyway.
He  never  did, probably because he
thought   we   were  great@B  LAMERS@N.
Anyway, we drove to the meeting (At
least  Black  Shadow said where the
party would take place). We thought
the meeting was boring, nobody ever
heard  of  us  and  thought that we
were  loosers.  I  had  started  to
understand   the   Hardware  Manual
completely  and  started to code on
MegaDemo 1.@L
@L
I  met  Omega  and made him a proud
member  of North Star. Starfire met
Titan,  who was a music genius, and
also  owned an Amiga. We made Titan
a member of North Star.@L
@L
It  took a month to finish MegaDemo
1  and  Rex  spread the demo to all
his   30(not   much   Eh?)  swedish
contacts.   Then,   after  a  week,
letters  started  to  drop  in from
Germany,  Holland, Norway, Denmark,
Belgium  etc.  That  was  coool !!!
Hedda  who  still  was in love with
his 64 and paid no attention to the
Amiga  felt a bit lonely because we
had  decided  do  become  an  Amiga
group  only.  So  he joined another
group,  promising  he would re-join
us  when he could program the Amiga
(Still  waiting  for you !). Foetus
sold  his  64  and  bought an Amiga
(indeed - Ed).@L
@L
I  sent the disk with MegaDemo 1 to
Black Shadow (a great risk, because
he  never returned the disk with my
Atom  Demo  1).  Blackie  found the
demos  quite good and called me the
same  day  he had recieved the disk
and  asked  if  I  and Starfire was
interested  in  joining  them.  The
offer  was  very tempting...... But
the  respond  on  MegaDemo 1 was so
big  that  we  decided to stay. Our
contacts  had now increased to more
than 100 foreigners.@L
@L
Crab  who  was  an  old  friend  of
Starfire had learned to code on the
Amiga and was also good on graphix,
so  he  joined  us. One rainy day I
got   a  call  from  a  guy  called
Boerni.  He  said he was interested
in  joining us, he sent his 64 game
to convince me. The game was fairly
good,  but  still  a  decent budget
game.  Anyway, we accepted. By this
time  I,  Omega,  Crab  and  Boerni
started to work on Mega Demo II.@L
@L
We  were  now  swapping with nearly
all  the  biggest groups around the
globe.  I  and  Black Shadow got an
idea,   why  not  gather  the  best
programmers  and crackers in Sweden
in  one  new group. We talked to Il
Scuro   (of  DefJam)  and  Computer
Brains  International.  Because  of
the   distance  and  that  everyone
didn't   know  eachother  we  never
formed   a   new  group.  Some  new
members dropped in, Slaine and Zing
(Swappers)  who  Rex knew and Jazze
(Music & graphix) an old class mate
of mine.@L
@L
When  we  nearly had completed Mega
Demo  II,  Black  Shadow called and
asked  if  we  were interested in a
cooperation  between  North  Star &
Fairlight. We thought it was a good
idea,  because  we  didn't crack so
many  games  and concentrated to do
demos, while Fairlight concentrated
on    cracking    games.    Another
important  reason  was that both of
us  lived  near  Malmoe. By car, it
would  only  take  an hour to visit
Fairlight.@L
@L
So Black Shadow (Fairlight) started
to  code  an North Star ^ Fairligth
intro  and  so  did  I. We finished
Mega   Demo  II,  not  without  any
problems  !  The  problem  was that
everyone  in  North  Star  used the
hardware to enable the copper while
Fairlight   used  graphics.library.
Though   the   hardware   way   has
priority over graphics.library way,
Fairlight's  copper  never worked !
Just  the  loading  screen  and the
music  appeared.  So  Black  Shadow
gave  me  the address to the copper
and  I  had  to  enable  the copper
before  de-crunching his demo. That
explains the odd flipp in Mega Demo
II  before  FLT's  demo.  When  the
screen  at  last appeared I noticed
that  not  all  sprites  were dummy
addressed, what the heck I thought.
And  that  explains  the flicker in
the  FLT  demo.  Some  more bugs in
Mega  Demo  II  can appear when you
run  the  Crab scrolls. Boerni also
had  a  bug  in  his end demo, wich
appeared  when he started to buffer
the screen. But enought of that !!@L
@L
After  Mega  Demo II some new folks
joined  us  they  were Odie (Music)
(Now  leaving.  Because he wants to
start  a popband and needs money to
buy a synth), Celebrandil (Coding),
Lord   Vegas   (Coding),  Kaktus  &
Mahoney  (Coding and music), Dagger
(graphics).@L
@L
A  lot of people wonder how so many
guys  can be in one group and still
be organized. The secret is this:@L
All  members in Helsingborg (nearly
all) meet eachother at least once a
week.  We  meet  Fairlight  and the
members  outside  Helsingborg every
month.  More  than  5  members have
cars.  We  often do something funny
together. We organized the group so
that everybody knows what to do and
knows   what's   going  on  in  the
group.@L
@L
We have some ground principels that
is: Never use music or graphix made
by  someone  outside North Star. No
competition in the group, like: Who
is  the  best  coder...  and stupid
things  like  that.(I know I am the
best!  -Ed). Never keep programming
secrets  from eachother. Never give
out  a North Star source to someone
outside   North  Star.  Learn  from
eachother.  Making  games together.
Never    spread    things    before
everybody   have   decided  to.  No
stress,  no  one  ever  has  to  do
something if he really doesn't want
to. Most important, always have fun
!   The   access   to   success  in
bussiness is @FTEAM WORK@N.@L
@L
@BAtom@N for Exceller 8 <1988>.   @C


@H1"Software made in Italy ?"
The software for Personal Computers
was  created  in  the U.S.A. in the
beginning  of  the  80's,  when the
production  was very small compared
with  today's.  After  a  couple of
years   the  English  invented  the
games  on  cassette  and in Germany
the   utilities  for  professionals
were  developed  together with good
conversions of "Coin Op" games. The
French create good adventure games.
In  England the quality of the game
programs failed off, because of too
many new titles, while other states
such  as Swiss, Sweden, Denmark and
Hungary    (Andromeda)   start   to
produce good programs.@L
@L
The    Italians    do   not   write
professional programs.@L
@L
Why?@L
@L
In  the  80's  many  softwarehouses
have  written professional programs
for  IBM  PC  with compiled Basic! 
They    have    created    Business
programs, Ledger and other programs
for  the  Italian  market. In Italy
computers are considered mysterious
machine  and  the  assistance  cost
much money!@L
@L
After  the arrival of the PC clone,
Commodore 64, Sinclair Spectrum and
MSX (Amstrad CPC has not arrived in
Italy!),   to  many  and  to  hasty
written  programs, in Basic or even
worse, has been released.@L
@L
In   Italy   there   doesn't  exist
distributors  of  software for home
computers or computer shops, so the
new programs are distributed in the
Newspaper   Kiosk,   together  with
Magazines and Comics!@L
@L
Games   and   programs  are  pirate
compilations  "cleared"  from every
Copyrigth notice, the name has been
changed  and  they  are  translated
into Italian.@L
@L
Many  copies  of  Pirate publicated
programs have forced companies such
as  Activision  and  Epyx to change
market and leave Italy.@L
@L
Then  the first pirate computershop
was   born  that  keep  on  selling
copies  of  software  free  by  any
restrictions  with subscriptions of
the latest programs.@L
@L
Note:   In   Italy  the  number  of
personal   computers  installed  is
very high, but there has never been
created   a   market  for  original
programs.@L
@L
Some software houses have made some
decent  software  but failed on the
market, closing each activity.@L
@L
When Mastertronic arrived in Italy,
they  tried to eliminate the piracy
with  legal war. The initiative was
stopped, because here there doesn't
exist  a  regulation in the law for
the  software  and  because  of the
high number of pirates.@L
@L
Their  next  pass  was  to create a
market   of  budget  games  and  to
reduce  the prices of the programs.
In  fact, in Italy software for CBM
64  (not  budget  games)  cost $11,
while  in  England  they cost $14. 
Software  for the Amiga cost $19 in
Italy and $35 in England!@L
@L
Today  an agent of the Mastertronic
declares:  "The  piracy  on  C64 is
dead." That isn't true, but because
of the high number of games sold in
many   computershop,   Mastertronic
doesn't  care  that  it's games are
copied.@L
@L
The  pirates  haven't stopped their
activities,  they have just changed
it.  Now  pirates sell the original
cassette  (too  much work to copy a
cassette!)  but  not  the  original
disk. They only sell them to you if
they are required.@L
@L
With  these activities pirates have
gained  a lot of money. You can buy
a cottage with the pirate profits!@L
As a foreigner, you do not consider
the  Italian  software  decent, but
there  is  not  an Italian software
house to make programs!@L
@L
The  latest  demo  created  by  the
little  software  house,  E-MOTION,
does not interest anyone and no one
wants  to  promote  and finish this
game on the Amiga.@L
@L
The   author   have   changed   his
activity  into  developing hardware
digitizers  and  genlocks  for  the
Amiga.@L
@L
@L
@KExample:  For one program "cleared"
the editor pays the cracker $400 to
$800  for  a  week of work. For one
original   program  the  programmer
gets  paid  $800  for  a  month  of
work.@L
@L
@L
@N So it doesn't exist any motivation
to make new software!@L
@L
I'm waiting for the year 1992, when
with the opening of the borders and
trade in Europe, it will be easy to
create  software  for  the European
market!@L
@L
Today   I  continue  to  crack  and
spread  programs as a hobby and for
work.@L
@L
@L
@BIDIGER and MARCELLA@N  @C


@H1"BIG AL of FREESTYLE UK"
Over   the  last  few  months  many
things  have  happened  in England.
First of all there was the P.C Show
in  London. All the BIG groups were
there.  There was Quoram+BS1, World
of Wonders, Alphaflight, Freestyle,
JCS,  ANC, Danish USA team, The Web
Inc, etc.@L
@L
Even   though  you  met  a  lot  of
crackers, swappers the show was too
packed  ,  sometimes  you  couldm't
even  walk  since  it was too busy.
Hardly anything was released at the
show  this was a bit  dissapointing
for everybody.@L
@L
After  the  show  there  was  a big
copy-party.    Everything  that was
released at the show for the  amiga
was  released  at  the  copy-party.
Even though only  2 per group could
enter  the  party  the whole  house
was   packed.   One  of  the  major
happenings  was  the TEW/NATO group
joined  QUORAM.  Another  thing was
that FREESTYLE U.K split up SHARE &
ENJOY  due  to  arguments the split
happened   many   people  from  SAE
joined FREESTYLE.@L
@L
Now   (30/10/88)  many  thing  have
happened.   After  a  few  releases
QUORAM  are  hardly  releasing  any
stuff.   One of the few groups that
are   releasing   any   stuff   are
QUARTEX,  A-HA(W.O.W), PUBLIC ENEMY
NO.1   hopefully   as  soon  as  we
(FREESTYLE)  get  a modem we should
be releasing very hot stuff from us
cracked and imported abroad.@L
@L
The  shops  are  releasing a lot of
hot games (we should  get a cracked
Barbarian II 100% tomorrow).@L
@L
A  lot of people have been slagging
people lately.  Cyrus of Percepolis
slagged  us  of,  he  did a scroll 
program which he typed out of a mag
to  slag  us of he even said DEXION
wrote  a  part  of  the scroll text
(What a joke!!!). The shit thing he
did  was to edit a Wild Copper demo
saying we did it.@L
@L
Then  the other night somebody kept
on  ringing  us  up    (this  is at
2.00am  in  the morning) and saying
he  was a swapper then he (or they)
rang  us  up  a minute later saying
total crap on the phone. He kept on
ringing  for  about 30 minutes this
totally  fucked  us. As soon as we 
know  who  did  it  we  are totally
going  to  beat  the  crap   out of
him.@L
@L
We  have  joined  ALPHAFLIGHT so we
should get some good demoes out.@L
@L
Anyway   a   lot   of  things  have
happened in England watch  out next
month to see what happens.@L
@L
@BBIG AL@L
OF@L
FREESTYLE U.K/ALPHAFLIGHT@N  @P


@H1"Swedish Scene"
A  year  ago almost every big group
came  from West-Germany, Holland or
England.  Ofcourse  there were some
active  amiga groups in Sweden then
too  like  Fairlight and Vortex 42.
But  under  this  year  many groups
grew up some less successfully than
others.@L
@L
Today there is only three groups in
Sweden  which  can compare themself
with  the bigger German groups they
are:   @BNorth  Star  and  Fairlight,
Defjam  and IPEC Elite@N. Still there
are  many  smaller  groups  who are
quite  good  programmers  and  demo
makers   but   have  problems  with
getting  hot  originals  (which  is
really  hard  in  Sweden).  Some of
these  groups which we can call the
'average  sweden  group'  are:  The
Silents,   The  Round  Circle,  Jet
Speed,    Vortex    42    and   The
Afterburners.  The  biggest problem
with beeing a less well known group
is to get attention.@L
To  become  more well known a group
has  to  offer  something which the
bigger  groups  don't  have. Course
lack  of  contact  it's hard to get
hotter  stuff,  so  the  only thing
they  can  offer  is selfmade demos
and  utilities.  To get known these
days  is  nearly impossible. A year
ago it was much easier.@L
@L
Most  of  the  programmes  released
comes  first  to Germany , U.K. and
Denmark   before   it   arrives  in
Sweden. So if you don't have a very
good   source   you   have   a  big
problem.@L
@L
One  of  the  main  reasons why the
Swedes might seem lame is course of
the  late  arrival af the Amiga 500
in Sweden.@L
@L
Lately  I  heard people saying that
North  Star and Fairlight have been
a  bit  inactive. And that's right,
the  main  members  have  been busy
with:@L
Mr.R  coding  games on Atari St and
Amiga.@L
Starfire   starting  a  roleplaying
organisation.@L
Atom  making  graphix  for Mr.R and
coding a game on Amiga, @FGIRLS@N.@L
Omega   coding   a  program  for  a
cab-company  and  making  an  Amiga
game.@L
Crab making graphix for Mr.R.@L
Rex  and  some  other swappers have
had  big  problems  with  the  post
office.@L
And  Black Shadow of Fairlight have
been    busy   with   parties   and
alcoholic stuff.@L
@L
And belive it or not we are getting
a  little  bit  bored  with  making
demos  and  cracking games. And not
to  forget  to mention we 'have' to
go to school at the same time!@L
@L
There  are  really more interesting
things  in  life than just coding !
Because  of  the big piracy problem
on  Amiga,  one  can earn much more
money  on making an Atari ST game !
And that's a thought we don't like,
so we will cut down on our contacts
and  nearly stop to crack games (at
least we (@BNorth Star@N) will).@L
@L
After   Mega   Demo  3  there  will
probably not be so many more demos,
because   all   members   are  more
interested   in   finishing   their
games.@L
@L
@BATOM@N @P


@H1"AMIGA GAMES ALL TIME GREATEST:"
1.  MENACE@L
2.  SUMMER OLYMPICS@L
3.  MINIGOLF@L
4.  HYBRIS@L
5.  BATTLECHESS@L
6.  SIDEWINDER@L
7.  ZOOM@L
8.  KATAKIS@L
9.  INTERCEPTOR@L
10. BUBBLE BOBBLE@L
11. STARGLIDER II@L
12. BIONIC COMMANDO@L
13. KATAKIS @L
14. ROCKET RANGER  @L
15. FUTURETANK@L
16. PACMANIA@L
17. GREAT GIANA SISTERS@L
18. STAR RAY @L
19. INSANITY FIGHT@L
20. IKARI WARRIORS@L
21. LEATHERNECK@L
22. POWERSTYX@L
23. P.O.W@L
24. ROGER RABBIT@L
25. SARCOPHASER  @L
26. GARRISSON@L
27. THUNDERBOY@L
28. PANDORA@L
29. BUGGY BOY@L
30. BEYOND THE ICE PALACE@L
31. ARKANOID@L
32. CARRIER COMMAND@L
33. NEBULUS@L
34. THUNDERCATS@L
35. WIZBALL@L
36. BARBARIAN (PSYGNOSIS)@L
37. GUNSHOOT@L
38. KARATE KID II@L
39. AMIGA SOCCER@L
40. S.D.I@L
41. WAY OF THE LITTLE DRAGON@L
42. WORLD GAMES@L
43. DALEY THOMPSONS 88@L
44. BARBARIAN (PALACE)@L
45. SCORPIO@L
46. MISSION ANDROMEDA@L
47. SENTINEL@L
48. CAPTAIN BLOOD@L
49. HELLFIRE@L
50. UNINVITED@L
@L
COMPLAINTS? GAME CHART, EXCELLER 8,
HEIMDALSGATAN    37,    S-262    62
GLUMSLOV, SWEDEN.  @P


@H1"NEW RELEASES"
THIS  LIST OF GAMES IS BASED ON THE
COMPANYS  ANNOUNCE  DATE, ALL GAMES
WILL  STAY  ON  THE LIST  UNTIL THE
GAMES   HAS   BEEN   RELEASED,   OR
REDRAWN.@L
@L
20000   LEAGUES   UNDER   THE  SEA,
COCKTEL VISION, OCTOBER@L
AFTERBURNER,   ACTIVISION,  JANUARY
1989@L
ASTAROTH, HEWSON, DECEMBER@L
BARBARIAN II, PALACE, NOVEMBER@L
BAT, UBI SOFT, JANUARY 1989@L
BATMAN, OCEAN, OCTOBER@L
BLACK  TIGER,  CAPCOM/GO!, FEBRUARY
1989@L
BUTCHER   HILL,   GREMLIN,  JANUARY
1989@L
CALIFORNIA   GAMES,  EPYX,  JANUARY
1989@L
CIRCUS GAMES, TYNE SOFT,OCTOBER@L
COMBAT SCHOOL, IMAGINE, OCTOBER@L
DAMOCLES, NOVAGEN, NOVEMBER@L
DARK   SIDE,   INCENTIVE,  FEBRUARY
1989@L
DEBUT, INTERCEPTOR, FEBRUARY 1989@L
DIE HARD, ACTIVISION, MARCH 1989@L
DOUBLE   DRAGON,  MELBOURNE  HOUSE,
OCTOBER@L
DRAGON NINJA, OCEAN, DECEMBER@L
ECHELON, U.S. GOLD, JANUARY 1989@L
ELIMINATOR, HEWSON, NOVEMBER@L
ELITE, FIREBIRD, NOVEMBER@L
ESPIONAGE, GRANDSLAM, NOVEMBER@L
EYE OF HORUS, LOGOTRON, MARCH 1989@L
F.O.F.T, GREMLIN, OCTOBER@L
FINAL ASSAULT, EPYX, OCTOBER@L
FINAL COMMAND, UBI SOFT, DECEMBER@L
FIRE    BRIGADE,   PANTHER   GAMES,
NOVEMBER@L
FISH, RAINBIRD, NOVEMBER@L
FORGOTTEN  WORLD, CAPCOM/GO!, MARCH
1989@L
GALDREGONS   DOMAIN,   INTERCEPTOR,
OCTOBER@L
GHOSTS 'N' GOBLINS, ELITE, FEBRUARI
1989@L
GREEN BERET, IMAGINE, OCTOBER@L
GREASED  LIGHTNING,  THE BIG APPLE,
JANUARY 1989@L
GUERILLA WAR, IMAGINE, OCTOBER@L
GUNSHIP, MICROPROSE, MARCH 1989@L
HARRIER  STRIKE MISSION II, THE BIG
APPLE, NOVEMBER@L
HELLBENT, NOVAGEN, OKTOBER@L
HUMAN   KILLING   MACHINE   (SOUNDS
LETHAL! - ED.), CAPCOM/GO!, JANUARY
1989@L
HYPERFORCE, PRISM LEISURE, FEBRUARY
1989@L
ICE YACHTS, LOGOTRON, NOVEMBER@L
IRON LORD, UBI SOFT, OKTOBER@L
JACKAL, IMAGINE, OKTOBER@L
JMP 4, HEWSON, FEBRUARY 1989@L
JOAN    OF   ARC,   RAINBOW   ARTS,
DECEMBER@L
JOURNEY, INFOCOM, FEBRUARY 1989@L
JUNGLE    BOOK,   COCKTEL   VISION,
NOVEMBER@L
KALASHNIKOV  (FRONT  242?  -  ED.),
HEWSON, JANUARY 1989@L
LASERTRAIN,  THE BIG APPLE, JANUARY
1989@L
LAST   DUEL,   CAPCOM/GO!,  JANUARY
1989@L
LED   STORM,   CAPCOM/GO!,  JANUARY
1989@L
LIVE AND LET DIE, DOMARK, NOVEMBER@L
MAYDAY SQUAD, TYNE SOFT, NOVEMBER@L
MECHANIC      WARRIOR,     LANKHOR,
DECEMBER@L
MOTOR MASSACRE, GREMLIN, NOVEMBER@L
NEUROMANCER, INTERPLAY, NOVEMBER@L
OPERATION WOLF, OCEAN, DECEMBER@L
OUTLAND, INTERCEPTOR, NOVEMBER@L
PAPERBOY, ELITE, FEBRUARY 1989@L
PIRATES, MICROPROSE, MARCH 1989@L
POWERDROME,     ELECTRONIC    ARTS,
NOVEMBER@L
PUFFY'S SAGA, UBI SOFT, OCTOBER@L
RAIDERS, LANKHOR, DECEMBER@L
RAMBO III, OCEAN, DECEMBER@L
REALM  OF  THE  TROLLS, CAPCOM/GO!,
DECEMBER@L
REPORTER, SATORY, NOVEMBER@L
RINGSIDE, E.A.S, NOVEMBER@L
ROBOCOP, OCEAN, DECEMBER@L
SHOGUN, INFOCOM, MARCH 1989@L
SHOOT   EM'  UP  CONSTRUCTION  KIT,
OUTLAW, NOVEMBER@L
SKATEBALL, UBI SOFT, OCTOBER@L
SKELTER, NOVAGEN, SEPTEMBER@L
SPACE HARRIER, ELITE, JANUARY 1989@L
SPACEBALL, CAPCOM/GO!, DECEMBER@L
SPACE  QUEST  II,  SIERRA  ON-LINE,
SEPTEMBER@L
SPITTING IMAGES, DOMARK, NOVEMBER@L
STORMLORD, HEWSON, DECEMBER@L
SUPERMAN, TYNE SOFT, OCTOBER@L
TECHNOCOP, GREMLIN, NOVEMBER@L
TERRIFIC  ISLAND,  COCKTEL  VISION,
NOVEMBER@L
THE  FOOL'S  ERRAND, THE BIG APPLE,
NOVEMBER@L
THE    KRISTAL,    PRISM   LEISURE,
DECEMBER@L
THUD RIDGE, THE BIG APPLE, FEBRUARY
1989@L
THUNDERBLADE, U.S.GOLD, DECEMBER@L
TIGER ROAD, CAPCOM/GO!, NOVEMBER@L
TRANSFIGHTER, NOVAGEN, NOVEMBER@L
ULTIMATE GOLF, GREMLIN, OKTOBER@L
UMS, RAINBIRD, NOVEMBER@L
VICTORY ROAD, OCEAN, SEPTEMBER@L
VROOM!, LANKHOR, OCTOBER@L
WAR   IN  MIDDLE  EARTH,  MELBOURNE
HOUSE, NOVEMBER@L
WEC LE MANS, IMAGINE, DECEMBER@L
ZORK ZERO, INFOCOM, FEBRUARY 1989@L
@L
WELL MORE UP TO DATE, WHEN THE NEXT
ISSUE  ARRIWES,  I'M REALLY LOOKING
FORWARD  TO   SOME OF THESE GAMES!,
SO  NOW  YOU  KNOW WHICH GAME(S) TO
BUY FOR X-MAS!@L
@L
YOU  KNOW: A PROGRAM WORTH USING IS
A  PROGRAM  WORTH  BUYING!  (SEND A
COPY HAHA!)@L
@L
NOTE:  WE  HAVE  MORE  TITLES,  BUT
SINCE  WE,  NOR  THE  COMPANY DON'T
KNOW  WHEN  THE  RELEASE DATE IS, I
CONSIDER   THAT   IT'S   NOT  WORTH
MENTION THEM.@L
@L
SEE YA IN THE NEXT ISSUE@L
@L
@BREX 'THE HIGHSCORE KILLER'@N@L
@L
@S0@L
@BTOP FIVE JOYSTICKS:@N@L
@L
1. MICRO HANDLER@L
2. TAC-2@L
3. WICO BAT AHNDLE@L
4. JOYBOARD@L
5. RAM DELTA DELUXE@L
@L
AND  THAT'S  WHAT  REX  AND  FOETUS
THINKS!@L
@P


@H1"MASTERS OF SCORE"
WELL, THIS IS JUST AN IDEA FROM ME,
REX,  I  INTEND TO START A 'MASTERS
OF  SCORE'    LIST,  OF  ALL  THOSE
JOYSTICK  KILLERS OUT THERE, IF YOU
WANT  A  PART  OF IT, THEN DO LIKE 
THIS:  AT  THE  FIRST THE GAME MUST
SAVE HIGHSCORES, ALSO SEND THE DISK
TO  ME, SO  I CAN SEE WETHER YOU'VE
PLAYED  IT  WITH TRAINER (SHAME) OR
JUST THE NORMAL WAY.@L
@L
SO  SEND  THE DISK TO ME, NATURALLY
YOU  GET  THE DISK(S) BACK! (I TAKE
NO  RESPONSIBILITY  WHATSOEVER  FOR
THIS THING! - ED) GAMES LIKE:@L
@L
GREAT    GIANA    SISTERS,   SUMMER
OLYMPIAD,  KATAKIS, PINBALL WIZARD,
CAPONE,  CRAZY CARS,  AND THE REST,
THAT SAVES HI-SCORES.@L
@L
NOTE:   IF   YOU  GET  CAUGHT  WITH
CHEATING,  YOU  WILL BE DISQULIFIED
(HA  HA)    AND  MENTIONED  IN  OUR
MAGAZINE  AS  A  GOD  DAMN  FUCKIN'
CHEATER!@L
@L
SO  GO ON AND SEND THE HI-SCORES TO
ME,  REX ....YOU HAVE MY ADDRESS IN
OUR GREAT  MEGA-DEMOS!@L
@L
BY  THE WAY HAS ANYONE GOT 18,19 ON
TRIPLE  JUMP  (SUMMER OLYMPIAD?) HA
HA@L
@L
WELL  THE  NEXT  TIME  IT  WILL  BE
GREAT,   SHOWING   YOU   WHO'S  THE
'MASTERS OF SCORE'@L
@L
@BREX@N @P


@H1"SHIT! I HAVE A VIRUS ON MY DISK!"
_____Virus Column by @BSTARFIRE.@N@L
@L
Do you recognize that? Well, if you
do, then this column might help you
to  understand  somewhat more about
virus and other nasty programs.@L
@L
As  you might have heard, I wrote a
virus  once  to  hunt down and kill
other  viruses, but that didn't hit
home.   It   became  classed  as  a
'dangerous' one. The Antivirus as i
called      it      had     several
safetycatches.  One  of  them is to
never  save itself to a disk with a
nonstandard bootblock. That is that
it  will  NOT  destroy  f.x. a disk
with   a  bootloader  even  if  you
insert  the  disk  unprotected. The
only  way  it  spreads itself is if
the   bootblock  contains  a  virus
known to the program or if the disk
is  installed  with the CLI command
INSTALL.@L
@L
I thought that to get a little more
spreading  of  it then I had to let
it  do  that. Well, I think, no I'm
sure  it  has  helped  someone  out
there. The Magazine Amiga World had
a  virus  column  in  the  November
issue.  My antivirus was classed as
'POLITE'.   So   there!  Enough  of
that.@L
@L
It isn't difficult to write a virus
so  I  will  not  describe  how. (I
don't think the Ed would have liked
it.) (Definitely not. - Ed) Instead
I  will give you a few clues on how
to detect a virus in your computers
memory.  To  start  you off in your
Quest in Virus Mastery:@L
@L
We have two (at the moment) vectors
that  is  used  when  you want your
virus  to survive a reset. They are
CoolCapture()    and    Resident().
CoolCapture()  is  f.x. used by SCA
and  Resident()  by  ByteBandit. If
you  check these and find a nonzero
value   I  recommend  that  you  do
something  about  it. F.x. zero out
the  vector  and  do reset. Vectors
are  as follows: (provided that you
have     AbsExecBase     in     A6)
CoolCapture: $2E(A6)      Resident:
$226(A6)@L
@L
I  have  written  a  VKILL  BOOT in
which  I check these vectors and if
nonzero, well, zero out then reset.
Then  I  combined that with a small
program  that  i  inserted into the
startupsequence.  Then  if the boot
is  missing  the  program complains
and  wants  to  write  a  new vkill
boot.  A   V.E.W.S. System (C) 1988
Starfire.   (VIRUS   EARLY  WARNING
SYSTEM that is!)@L
@L
If  the  boot  IS  present  then it
won't  say  a shit. The screen goes
blue  though.  If  your screen goes
blue when booting then check it up.
You might have gotten a copy of it.
I  have  had  reports that a lot of
the  bigger  groups  out there uses
it.  Copy  it  to your work disk. I
promise  on  my  honour  as a ninja
that  it  does not do ANYTHING else
than   checking   the  vectors  and
making   a   reset   if   they  are
altered.@L
@L
If  you have anything new then send
it  to  us.  If you want a personal
reply   or  you  want  us  to  send
something  back to you, please send
an  international reply coupon with
it,  otherwize  we  cannot  send it
back   as  our  moneytransport  was
robbed  last month. Oh, if you want
to  have a copy of my V.E.W.S. then
also  send a disk. I won't send out
mine.  I don't trust you! You might
put a virus on it!@L
@L
Remember  that  it was here you saw
it!  EXCELLER  8.  The  ComputerMag
that's got IT where IT counts!@L
@L
Address:     @FVIRUS@N,     EXCELLER_8,
HEIMDALSGATAN    37,    S-261    62
GLUMSLOV, SWEDEN.@L
@L
@BSTARFIRE 1988@N @P


@H1"Alvesta meeting"
This  collection  of  syllables  is
supposed  to  be  an article  about
the    Silents/Topswap-meeting   in
Alvesta  (Sweden) from the third of
October until the eighth of October
(I  guess).  Boerni (You know him?)
and  I  (Celebrandil,  of  course!)
left  Lund  (also  Sweden)  heading
towards  Alvesta Thursday afternoon
by  train.  We  were accompanied by
Zark of Silents (of Crackforce 5 at
that  moment).  The trip lasted for
about  two  and  a half hour and we
enjoyed  ourselves (and the rest of
the     cabin)     playing    chess
(intelligent people play that game,
you know).@L
@L
In  Alvesta  we  met a guy from the
Silents   (an  ex-member.  I  can't
remember  his name, sorry!) and we 
walked  (more  than  a kilometer, I
guess)  to  the  school carring our
too heavy boxes. Finally we arrived
(and  all  the  lamers  greeted  us
shouting    for   joy).   We   made
ourselves    comfortable   in   the
headquarter   surrounded   by   the
arranging groups.@L
@L
There  were already a lot of lamers
occupying   the   cellar   and  the
classrooms  on the ground floor. On
the  first  floor a bunch of sleepy
creatures  were  scattered all over
the  place.  Not  far away from the
school  was a supermarket and later
that  evening  we went there to buy
some  stuff in order to survive. We
bought six litres of coke, a bread,
butter and a packet of crackers. In
the  middle  of  the  night, when I
wanted   to   open  the  packet  of
butter,  someone  had stamped on it
and  the  butter  was impossible to
use. I will kill that stupid mortal
being!@L
@L
Back  to  reality.  There  were  no
bigger  groups  at  the  meeting at
this  time  (except  North Star and
the  Silents, of course), but later
two friends from Fairlight arrived.
Armed  with  guns  and beer Strider
and  Excalibur  entered  the school
and  all  the lamers fled down into
the   celler.  After  a  couple  of
beers,  Strider  fought  honourably
against  all  the communist lamers;
the arrangers didnt like it at all.
At two o'clock three members of Def
Jam    came  and  joined our little
party.   Il   Scuro  (DJ),  Boerni,
Lorien(DJ),  the  ex-member  of the
Silents   and   I   founded  a  new
programming-group.  We were already
working   on  different  games  and
thought  that  it would be valuable
to cooperate.@L
@L
Next  day we went to a nearby pizza
bar  and  after  approximately  one
hour  we  got  to  order  our food.
There  were so many impolite lamers
there  before  we  came. We ate our
pizzas  in  two  minutes  making up
strategies  for  our gameproduction
and left the place.@L
@L
You  probably want to know how many
individuals there were visiting the
meeting.  I  dont know the ultimate
figure,  but  as  we  left  Alvesta
Saturday   morning  there  were  at
least three hundred.@L
@L
On    Friday   I   worked   on   my
Ray-Tracing  program  (I  will tell
you more about Ray-tracing in later
issues)  and  a  program  including
filled  vector-graphics. Boerni and
the  ex-member of the Silents tried
to   create   a   new   DOS  and  a
racing-game.   Strider   was  still
fighting    furiously   using   his
Excalibur  (ha, ha, ha, ho, ho, ho,
very  funny,  indeed. You have read
about King Arthur, haven't you).@L
@L
The number of lamers was increasing
dramatically.    That   night   the
school-bell   suddenly  started  to
sound and everyone thought that the
police  was  coming  (Your ultimate
chance,  Strider!). The stupid bell
didnt want to end and the arrangers
assembled  the  attendants  on  the
ground  floor  to find the fool who
had  started  the bell. After about
two noisy hours the lamers returned
to the cellar and continued playing
games and eating food.@L
@L
After  a  lot of sleepless hours we
left  the  meeting. Boerni and Zark
went  back  to  Lund  and I went to
London  with  my  friend Morgan. In
London  we  met  three  members  of
Quoram   (I   dont  remember  their
nicknames).  We  had a really good 
time together, though we didnt stay
in  East Ham for more than a couple
of hours.@L
@L
P.S!! Paul, give your little sister
a big kiss, will you?@L
@L
@BWritten  by  Celebrandil  of  North
Star/Fairlight @N  @C


@H1"Competition time!!"
As  any  other decent (?) magazine,
Exceller 8 must have a competition.
This   time  it's  going  to  be  a
question for all you pop-freaks out
there.@L
@L
All we wan't to know is on which of
SABRINAS  two  biggest  talents  is
there  a little birthmark? Is it on
her right one or on her left one?@L
@L
Answers on a big bra to:@L
Sabrina comp@L
Exceller 8@L
Heimdalsgatan 37@L
S-261 62 Glumslov@L
Sweden@L
@L
To arrive before JANUARY 15 1989.@L
@L
Members  of  NS/FLT are not allowed
to enter competition.@L
@L
The lucky winner will receive a big
poster of the fab singer.  (-Ed)   @P


@H1"ADVERTISMENTS !"
@BAttention !@N@L
@L
Is  there a graphical artist living
in  south-Sweden  who are very,very
good at painting ?  Are you good at
painting    animated   aliens   and
backdrops  for  a  shoot'em up game
like Katakis ?@L
@L
Are  you interested in making money
developing an amiga game ?@L
@L
If  that's the case, please contact
me(@FAtom@N)  for  more information at:
Christoffer  Nilsson,  Juligatan 7,
252  52 Helsingborg. Or call me at:
042-153302.@L
@L
@FThis  is  your chance to get a free
ad in this magazine.@N@L
@L
All  ad's  in  the next issue (# 2)
will  be  @FFREE@N. That means that you
can  send us your ad (6 lines of 35
characters)  and  we will put it in
the  magazine for you. And all that
for   nothing!  But  we  will  only
accept@F  one@N  ad  from each group or
person.@L
@L
Like this:@L
Exceller 8 is looking for the@L
lyrics to the old @BKim Wilde@N hit@L
Cambodia. If you have it, please@L
send   us   a   copy.   Kim  Wilde,
Exceller@L
8, Heimdalsgatan 37, S-261 62,@L
Glumslov, Sweden@L
@L
From  issue  #  3  it  will cost 10
Swedish  crowns  to  put  an  ad in
Exceller 8.@L
@L
(-Ed)@L
@L
@S0@L
@BALWAYS  REMEMBER  THE  5  BEST DEMO
MAKERS,  NORTH  STAR  ^  FAIRLIGHT,
WILD    COPPER,    ANTITRAX   2010,
MEGAFORCE, IAN & MIC.@N@L
@P


@H1"Letters!!"
A  couple  of  weeks ago NORTH STAR
recieved  a letter which I think is
very     fascinating.    We    have
re-printed  it exactly the same way
it was written:@L
@L
@L
Hello guyz!@L
@L
You  don't  know  me  I guess! (I'm
Terraman  of @BSTARFIRE INC.@N) I can't
imagine how you couldn't have heard
of  us!  Maybe  because  you're  on
Amiga  only?!  You can't have heard
of  us,  whereas  you have a member
called STARFIRE? He @Fmust@N change his
name,  because it's @Fvery@N unsmart to
have  the  same names! We are going
to  release an Amiga demo soon...  
that's  why  it's  unsmart! We have
been  called @BSTARFIRE@N for more than
3  years now! The prof is enclosed!
A  5  1/4  disc with some of our 64
demos!  (keep  the disc by the way)
(No  one  in  NORTH  STAR owns a 64
anymore  -  Ed)  Your quite cool at
coding    really!    If   you   are
interested  in  swapping  then send
some  3  1/2 discs to me!!! But the
fact  is that the dude in your cool
group will have to change his name,
because  we  had the name first! If
you  don't  beleive  us then try to
ask one of the following guyz: Karl
XII  of  Sphinx, Finnish gold, TMC,
TBB, TSK,DDN, Parsec, and so on! In
fact - anyone with a 64'@L
I hope we can find out of this in a
pieceful way!@L
Send back if you wan't to swap cool
stuff!@L
@L
@BSTARFIRE INC.@N @L
@L
@L
Hmmm.  What can I say. If you hoped
that  i  will  change@B  MY@N name then
you're  wrong.  I  have  been using
that  name  before  you  even could
walk.  (Or talk for that matter!) I
laugh  at your pityful attempt of a
threat.@L
@L
If you want to use @BMY@N name then you
will have to come and visit me, and
convince__me__that__I_will_not_need
@BMY@N name anymore. I can say you this
though,   I  gained  that  name  in
training.  When  throwing shurikens
with  lightning speed. (Ninja stars
for those who didn't know.)@L
@L
My  advice  to you is that it would
be  simpler  if  @BYOU@N  changed  @BYOUR@N
name.  @BSTARFIRE@N is a person. Not an
incorporation. That person is @BME@N! I
will have my shurikens and ninja-to
handy  for  when  you  feel like to
visit me.@L
@L
@K@BRIN,   PYO,  TOH,  SHA,  KAI,  JIN,
RETSU,  ZAI,  ZEN!@N    I  am  ready!
Greetings  from  @BSTARFIRE@N,  the @FONE
AND ONLY!@N @L
@L
@L
@BI  wonder  if  there are any groups
called   FOETUS   INC.  out  there.
Ooooooh I'm shivering. - Ed@N@L
@L
@L
@C


@H1"BUSTED BY THE MAIL!"
WELL THIS BLOODY THING JUST HAPPEND
TO ME (REX), WHEN I WAS USING TAPED
STAMPS   FOR BETTER ECONOMY (HEHE),
IT WENT REALLY GOOD, BUT THEN AFTER
SOME  TIME, I   BEEN TOLD FROM SOME
OF  MY  CONTACTS  HAD TO PAY FOR MY
LETTER,  SORRY FOR THAT,   THEY HAD
EVEN  TEARED  APART  SOME  STAMP SO
THEY WERE USELESS (ISN'T THAT RIGHT
MICHAEL - BEASTIE BOYS!).@L
@L
WELL  I'M  NOT  THAT KIND OF PERSON
THAT  GIVES  UP   EASILY, SO I WENT
ON,  JUST  IN  THE SAME ORDER, WELL
THEN ONE DAY A POLICE WAS   CALLING
ME  UP,  (SHIT WAS I SCARED MAN).  
HE  ASKED  ME  IF  IT WAS ME (REX),
WELL  IT WAS (SHIT).   WELL HE SAID
IT'S  ABOUT  THOSE  SENDINGS YOU'VE
MADE,  THE TAPED   STAMPS, (FUCKING
SHIT  THAT  WAS MY THOUGHT), I SAID
YES,  WHAT'S THE MATTER,   HEHE?!?,
HE  TOLD ME, THAT HE WANTED TO HAVE
A CHAT WITH ME, O.K. I SAID, WELL  
WE  WAS  DECIDING WHICH TIME FOR ME
TO ARRIVE.@L
THEN  FINALLY  DOWN AT THE POLICE  
STATION,  HE WAS ASKING ME HOW MANY
LETTERS  I'VE  SENT  AND  TO  WHICH
COUNTRIES,      WELL I TOLD HIM THE
RIGHT  ANSWERS  (DID  I???)  NO NOT
EXACTLY,  BUT  ONE  HAS  TO    BE A
LITTLE  CAREFUL,  WE DON'T WANT ANY
REALLY BAD ECONOMY (HEHE).@L
@L
SO  I  TOLD  HIM  THAT  I SWAP WITH
ABOUT  15-20  PERSONS  (BIGGEST LIE
EVER  MADE),   AND THAT I HAVE SENT
25-30   LETTERS   (NOW  THAT'S  THE
SECOND LIE), WELL HE WANTED TO KNOW
IF  I  HAD  A JOB, I SAID NO NOT AT
THE  MOMENT,  HE WANTED TO KNOW HOW
MUCH  MONEY     I WAS MAKING ON ONE
YEAR,  NOT  THAT  MUCH  I TOLD HIM,
WELL AFTER SITTING THERE   IN ABOUT
1 HOUR, I WAS FREE TO GO.@L
@L
THEN A WEEK AFTER HE WAS PHONING ME
UP,  TELLING  ME,  THAT IT WAS MY  
FIRST TIME, SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY
ANYTHING,    LUCKY ME...BUT HE TOLD
ME  IF  THESE THINGS HAPPENED AGAIN
WE WON'T BE THAT NICE   O.K. I SAID
NO  WORRY  MAN, IT'S THE LAST TIME,
BUT  IT  WASN'T  THE WEEK AFTER I  
SENT  SOME  LETTERS TO MY CONTACTS,
JUST  PAYING  THE  NORMAL PRICE, NO
NOT  ANY    TAPED STAMPS THIS TIME,
BUT  A  LITTLE  CHEATING ANYWAY, IT
WENT  A  WEEK, AND I   THOUGHT WELL
WHERE'S THE LETTERS THEN?!?!?, THEN
THE  DAY  AFTER,  I'VE  GOT    THIS
PARCEL (BIG) FROM THE POST OFFICE.@L
@L
SO  I  WENT TO GET IT, THEN TO MY  
DEEPEST  SORROW,  I SAW THE LETTERS
THAT I'VE SENT FOR SOME WEEK AGO, I
THOUGHT,@L
-FUCKING SHIT MAN, HAD TO SEND THEM
RIGHT  AWAY  AGAIN, THIS TIME I WAS
PAYING     FOR THE STAMPS, BUT AS I
TOLD    BEFORE,   WITH   A   LITTLE
CHEATING,  I'VE PUTTED   EXPRESS ON
ALL  OF  EM' WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT,
AND  THEN  SENDING THE LETTERS BACK
AGAIN,  SO  I  HOPE  THAT  ALL  YOU
CONTACTS WILL UNDERSTAND O.K...@L
@L
I    WILL    BE    GOOD    IN   THE
FUTURE....GOOD.....VERY  GOOD....OH
WELL   WE'LL   JUST   HAVE       TO
SEE......HAHA.....@L
NOTE: THIS IS A FAIR WARNING TO YOU
OTHER  PEOPLE  THAT  'FIX'     YOUR
STAMPS!....@L
@L
@BREX@N@L
@L
@L
@C


@H1"GAME REVIEWS"@BHYBRIS@N@L
@L
Just  when  i was beginning to feel
that  verticaly  type  of games had
been   gone dead, Hybris reaches my
Amiga  and  proves to me that there
is  still life in those old fashion
shoot em ups.@L
@L
I must say this one belongs to  the
best  I've  seen  for  a  very long
time.  The  basic  idea is to fly a
spaceship       up   a   vertically
scrolling    landscape,    blasting
everything that  moves.@L
@L
There  are  four  stages  and after
each stage you have to shoot a very
big  and  ugly  alien. You can also
pick up extra firepower if you wipe
out  a  wole  wave of nasties. That
will  make  it easier to proceed in
the game.@L
@L
The  graphics  are exactly what you
would  expect  from  a machine like
the  Amiga,  it  is  colourful  and
detailed. It's got everything. Also
the  sound  is very good especially
the  spot  effects.  The background
tune  never  gets boring. What more
is there to say?@L
@L
@BAZID@N gives @BHYBRIS@N 4 out of 5.@L
@L
@L
@BRoger Rabbit@N@L
@L
At last it is here, the Walt Disney
figure  Roger  Rabbit.  The game is
based  on  the movie which is quite
cool.  The  graphics  and sound are
brilliant.@L
@L
The   gameplay   starts   with  you
sitting   in   a  car  driving  and
competing  with  your  enemy. There
are   four   levels  to  play.  The
starting  level is on the road. The
second  level  is  in  the pub, the
third  level  is  the same as level
one  and  the final level is set in
the  factory where you have to save
the girl.@L
The  sound  is  good but it is much
better with one megabyte of memory.
You  also  need  two disk drives to
play the game properly.@L
@L
@BAZID@N  gives  @BROGER  RABBIT@N 3 out of5.@L
@L
@L
@BHellfire@N@L
@L
This   game   comes  from  a  quite
unknown  company  called @BAkaido@N and
perhaps  that is the reason why the
game is so boring and bad.@L
@L
What  you should do in this game is
not  hard  to explain. You see your
helicopter  from  the  back  and in
front  of  you there are aeroplanes
and   other  helicopters.  You  are
shooting  all  the time so its just
to  stear left, right, up and down.
To  me  this looks very much like a
cheap version of @BAfter Burner@N.@L
@L
The  graphics  and the sound is not
much   to  talk  about.  The  final
statement  will  be:  Don't buy it,
don't  play  it and if you allready
have it, throw it away.@L
@L
@BSlaine@N gives @BHellfire@N 1 out of 5.@L
@L
@L
@BCrash and Burn@N@L
@L
This  sounds  like a real shoot and
kill'em game, but it's not. In this
game you are driving a car and when
other vehicles are appearing on the
screen your job is to push them out
of the road.@L
@L
For  example there are motor bikes,
lorries and so on. If you get in to
serious problems you can solve them
by  pressing fire then the car will
jump up in the sky.@L
@L
The  worst thing about this game is
that  you  have  to  start all over
again when you die.@L
@L
The  graphics  in this game are not
splended  but  they are good enough
and  that  goes  for  the  music as
well.   But   if  you  look  at  it
overall, it's quite a good game and
it's fun to play.@L
@L
@BSlaine@N  gives  @BCrash and Burn@N 3 outof 5.@L
@L
@L
@BOUTRUN@N@L
@L
The  only  game  I  like  is Apache
Strike  on  the  MacIntosh.  I am a
professional on that game...Today I
have  tried  the geem Outrun. There
you  are driving a big Ferrari with
fat  tires and lots of horsepowers.
It  is  almost  as  fast  as my old
Volvo Amazon. @L
@L
During the game you are supposed to
have full throttle all the time. In
the  long turns on the the motorway
on  which you are driving, you will
notice  strange  noises  from  your
tires.  Don't  bother  about  that,
just  keep  full throttle. You will
meet   other   cars  when  you  are
driving,   Beetles,   Porches   and
astonishing    fast   trucks,   but
ofcourse you are the fastest.@L
@L
I  liked  the  game  quite a lot. I
give  this  game four points out of
five, well almost four.@L
@L
@BLUFTWAFFE@N@L
@C


@H1"ROLEPLAYING"
Hello   folks!   This  is  STARFIRE
writing. They said 'Write something
about  roleplaying'.  Well, here we
go! In adventuregames like The Pawn
f.x.  you have the computer to keep
track of everything. In roleplaying
games  (RPG from here on.) you have
a  GamesMaster(GM) to keep track of
everything.  How boring, I hear you
say. Well I can say this much,to be
a  GM  is  great fun as the players
sometimes   comes   up   with  more
problems  than  I  have  chucked at
them.  And  a  GM  doesn't say 'You
can't  do  that!  What  now?'(If he
does,kill  him,  because  he  is no
good as a GM). To write about RPG's
isn't   easy.  One  advantage  from
Adventure  Games is that you can be
more  than  one playing. Any number
in  fact. This depends on how crazy
your GM is.@L
@L
I'm Crazy enough! Flexibility isn't
the  first  you  think  of when you
speak   of   Adventure  Games  (I'm
thinking  about shorting it to AG).
In  RPG's  the  GM's imagination is
the  only limit. If you play with a
GM who's imagination is on the same
level  as,  say  Darth  Vader, well
then  you're  in  for  some serious
trouble.@L
@L
When I haven't had time to write an
adventure I just improvise. That is
just  as  fun  as  running a bought
adventure  or writing one yourself.
No  Limits! And your players can do
a   lot   more  wacky  things  when
playing  RPG's.  One of my friends,
Leslie,  plays  a  Bountyhunter  in
StarWars.  Once  he fried two jawas
with   a  flamethrower  for  poking
around  in  the  heap of metal that
once  were  a  robot.  It's amazing
what a heavy blaster can do!@L
@L
So to summarize RPG's its just some
crazy  dudes sitting around a table
rolling  funny  looking  dice,  and
speaking  in  voices  sounding very
strange. If you want to have a look
at  one  RPG  then  I can recommend
that  you  have  a  look  at  Games
Workshop's      Warhammer   Fantasy
Roleplay.   Its  really  worth  its
price.  Bye  for  now  and  may the
Force be with you.@L
@L
@BSTARFIRE@N  @P


@H1"A LESSON IN SWEDISH"
These   are  the  English  phonetic
pronunciations   of   some   common
Swedish sentences.@L
@L
S:  Foar  yaa(g)  byewdah  poa  ehn
siggahreht?@L
E:    Can   I   buy/offer   you   a
cigarette?@L
@L
S:   Haar   vee   inter  trehfathts
furrewt?@L
E: Haven't we met before?@L
@L
S:  Foar  yaa(g)  byewdah  poa  ehn
drink?@L
E: Can I buy/offer you a drink?@L
@L
S: Vehntahr nee poa noagon?@L
E: Are you waiting for somebody?@L
@L
S:  Haar  nee  lewst  aht  taa  ehn
beeltewr?@L
E: Do you wan't go for a car-ride.@L
@L
S:       Vaa(d)       aer      ayrt
tehlerfoannewmerr?@L
E: What's your telephone number?@L
@L
S: Foar yaa(g) furlyah ayr hehm?@L
E: May I follow you home?@L
@L
S: Boor nee ehnsahm?@L
E: Do you live by yourself?@L
@L
S:  Hewr  dahgss  goarr  ayr sistah
bewss?@L
E: When does your last bus leave?@L
@L
S: Goar nee oftah heet?@L
E: Do you come here often?@L
@L
@L
From   "@BSwedish   for   travellers@N"
Published  by Berlitz. Extract from
the part "Dating".@L
@L
@BCRAB@N @P


@H1"LONDON, A PARADISE?"
I have visited the capital of Great
Britain  for  three days, I'm quite
shocked.@L
@L
I  have  never  before seen so many
strange  "people"  together  in one
place.  If  you  look  normal, with
normal clothes and normal hair then
you  dont fit in. The more ugly you
look  the better it is. Blue or red
hair,   stupid  clothes  and  shoes
leaking   water.  Why  doesn't  Mrs
Thatcher  do anything about it. She
is called the iron-lady but she has
totally  missed  London.  Does  she
never  walk around in the town were
she lives? Does she never travel by
the    underground,   or   eat   at
McDonalds?  Obviously not. Somebody
must buy her better glasses.@L
@L
The   music  shall  be  as  bad  as
possible  to  sell  well in London.
"Artists" like Bros, Pet shop boys,
Rick Astley and Sigue sigue sputnik
are  selling lots of records to the
stupid buyers. Salt 'n pepa has got
a  hit  with  an  old Beatles song.
They should be put in jail for that
with  nothing  else  than  salt and
pepper  to eat, and they should not
be  let  out  until  they made good
music.@L
@L
The  editor  of this magazine asked
me  to  go  to the cinema and see a
new  film.  No  way,  I won't see a
new, modern so called film together
with  idiots. Instead I spent three
hours  watching  the  four year old
musical  Chess  and enjoyed it very
much, that's entertainment.@L
@L
The  hotels  in  London are bad and
ridiculously  expensive at the same
time. For one lousy single room you
have to pay £ 75 for one night. For
that money you can live in your own
flat  for  two weeks. The breakfast
costs  £  5.70,  almost s-i-x quid,
that's madness. I of course skipped
the breakfast.@L
@L
From  the  outside  the hotels look
very  good.  They  are  big,  white
buildings with roman pillars and an
impressive  entrance.  But when you
have  checked in and left the foyer
you  can  hear  the stairs creaking
under  you and the floors are dirty
with  torn  carpets.  The walls are
not better and the paintwork in the
ceiling  is  falling  off. It takes
five  minutes to get hot water from
the  tap  and  if it's cold outside
you have to sleep with your clothes
on.  The  TV-screen is so small you
have  to use a magnifying glass and
you  still  can't see Sabrina clear
enough.  If  you  turn on the radio
instead,  they  only play those new
disguisting british hits.@L
@L
London  is  a paradise if you are a
maniac.@L
@L
I'm not.@L
@L
I prefer Hollywood.@L
@L
@L
@BLUFTWAFFE@N   @C


@H1"MUSIC VIDEOS"
Yes  it's  time for music videos or
to  put  it  short  MTV.  The music
video has become big business, both
for   the  artist  and  the  record
company. It is almost impossible to
release  a  single nowadays without
the   help  of  a  music  video  to
accompany it. The sole purpose of a
music  video  is to boost the sales
of  the  record and in the end make
more  money  to the record company.
Most  of  the videos made today are
made by the same companys that make
the  commercials  on tv. This means
that  they use the same "tricks" to
sell  washing  powder  as when they
make a music video. @L
@L
As   everything   else,  there  are
always   trends   in   music  video
making. Since most of the videos we
see  are  made in either England or
USA,  there  are a couple of setups
that  are  common for each country.
The americans have the "story-line"
videos  (Michael  Jackson)  and the
big  live  videos  (heavy  metal or
hard  rock  bands),  the brits have
the collage videos (M.A.R.R.S.) and
the   "artistic"   videos  (Cocteau
twins).@L
Todays trend seems to be to make it
either  with  lots  of colours (Pet
shop   boys,   Elton   John,  A-ha,
Spandau  ballet), or very little or
no   colours  at  all  (almost  all
french  videos,  Sam  Brown,  Julia
Fordham,    Talking   heads,   Toni
Childs).  Or  edit  it all together
into one big mess (Sonic Youth!!)@L
@L
All  the  video  reviews  mentioned
below  are personal opinions of the
staff  of  Exceller  8 and is to be
taken seriously. (-Ed)@L
@L
@L
@BTanita Tikaram@N@L
"Twist in my sobriety"@L
One  of  the  best  black and white
videos ever!@L
@L
@C@BHouse of love@N@L
"Destroy the heart"@L
Fab editing. Great song.@L
@L
@BSonic youth@N@L
"Teenage riot"@L
Total video mayhem! Roll on!!@L
@L
@BInnercity@N@L
"Big fun"@L
Acid tits.@L
@L
@BEnya@N@L
"Orinoco flow"@L
Great  coloring,  great  song.  The
best  number  one  in the U.K. this
year. Beautiful!@L
@L
@BSam Brown@N@L
"This feeling"@L
Lame  song,  arty  video  -Hey Sam,
make a face.@L
@L
@BSandra@N@L
"Secret land"@L
Perhaps  her best video, but sounds
the same as usual. Nice nose!@L
@L
@BMichael Jackson@N@L
"Smooth criminal"@L
Another       Steven      Spielberg
production?@L
@L
@BMaiken  Wexo @N"Now you know what
 theM stands for!"@L
@L
@BTom Jones and Art of Noise@N@L
"Kiss"@L
No comments.@L
@L
@BJane Wiedlin@N@L
"Rush hour"@L
Just  watch her play the guitar. My
heart melts! I'm in love!!@L
@L
@BPrefab sprout@N@L
"King of rock n roll"@L
Albaqurque(!?!)  Hilarious,  that's
the word!@L
@L
@BPip  Dann@N  -  Nice  hairdo, cute as
ever.@L
@L
@BBobby Mcferrin@N@L
"Don't worry, be happy"@L
Outrageously  boring  song and does
the   video   go   along  with  it?
Probably!   Don't   listen,   don't
bother.@L
@L
@BBrother beyond@N@L
"Harmony times"@L
Low-budget @BWham@N. Diluted. Almost as
bad as Level 42.@L
@L
@BBlissfully  unaware@N  - A ten second
masterpiece.@L
@L
@BBVSMP@N@L
"?" (The latest)@L
Magnificent.  Brilliant. Absolutely
essential.  Only  beaten  by  @BMilli
vanilli@N. Forget @BMichael Jackson@N.@L
@L
@BPhil Collins@N@L
"Groovy kind of love"@L
ZZZZZZZZZZZ@L
@L
Number  of  privatly  owned machine
guns in @BAmerica@N - 183.000.@L
@L
@BGuns and roses@N@L
"Welcome to the jungle"@L
Let's  just  hope the audience gets
the   lyrics,  especially  the  all
american blond girl.@L
@L
@BKim Wilde@N@L
"You came"@L
Woohaa! Best ass!@L
@L
@BJulia Fordham@N@L
"Woman of the 80's"@L
Squeaky  clean.  @FThe@N  woman  of the
80's.@L
@L
@BRoxy music@N@L
"Let's stick together"@L
Nice tie.@L
@L
Most hated commercial - Benetton.@L
@L
@BSabrina@N@L
"All of me"@L
Yes, we wan't all of you. Now! (Who
put a bra on @BSabrina@N!?! - Ed.)@L
@L
@BBananarama@N@L
"Nathan jones"@L
Same  old  quality  stuff.  I  love'em.@L
@L
@BCenterfold@N@L
"Money"@L
Banana rip off.@L
@L
@BKim Wilde@N@L
"Never trust a stranger"@L
Sounds  like  a  "Kids  in america"re
run.  Back to the golden hits, orhalf
way at least.@L
@L
@BYazz@N@L
"Stand up for your love rights"@L
Groovy!@L
@L
@BMilli vanilli@N@L
"Girl you know it's true"@L
What  can  we  say.  Best  video of
1988!  Stunning  performance.  Best
script  and best acting "You really
mean  that  much  to me". Winner of
the golden X-8 award (You know it's
true).@L
@L
@BThe man with no name - yet!@N @P


@H1"QUOTES"
Ladies  and  gentlemen, I'd like to
do  a  song now that tells a little
story,  that  really makes a lot of
sense...@L
Awopbopaloobopalopbamboom!!  Tootie
Fruttie!! All Rootie!!@L
@BLittle Richard on TV, 1956@N@L
@L
Wanted:  Narcissistic Fender rhythm
guitarist  for  up-and-coming  rock
band. Minimal technique OK.@L
@BAd in "Village voice", New York@N@L
@L
The music is all. People should die
for   it.   People  are  dying  for
everything  else,  so  why  not the
music?@L
@BLou Reed@N@L
@L
It really tripped me out to see all
those     girls    screaming    for
him...that was the main appeal. And
the  fact  that  the person who did
that didn't look as if he worked.@L
@BSammy  Hagar,  on  seeing  Elvis on
"The Ed Sullivan Show" when young@N@L
There's  a  lot of things blamed on
me  that  never happened. But then,
there's  a lot of things that I did
that I never got caught at.@L
@BJohnny Cash@N@L
@L
I don't understand why people think
it's  so  incredibly  difficult  to
learn  to play a guitar. I found it
incredibly  easy.  You  just pick a
chord,  go  twang,  and  you've got
music.@L
@BSid Vicious@N@L
@L
If  you  can really get it together
in  three minutes...that's what pop
songs are all about.@L
@BDebbie Harry, Blondie@N@L
@L
The  stage  is a holy place, you do
not get up there and degrade it.@L
@BGene Simmons, Kiss@N@L
@L
That record sounds like God hit the
world and the world hit God back.@L
@BPhil   Spector   on   "River   Deep
Mountain High"@N@L
My  ambition  is  to  have  as many
guitars   as   @BRick   Wakeman@N   has
sparkles on his cape. That would be
mind-boggling,  terrific. I saw him
playing   in  the  States.  He  was
pushing  a  Mellotron  over  an ice
rink on skates, trying to catch it.
That's art.@L
@BRicky Neilson, Cheap Trick@N@L
@L
I  can't  think  of anything I fear
more,  except  possibly  a  nuclear
holocaust.@L
@BFort   Worth   Hotelier,   on   the
imminent  arrival of a Led Zeppelin
tour@N@L
@L
I  was in the studio one day at 706
Union   Avenue   and  my  secretary
noticed  that  young  man going by,
very  shy, and he wanted me to make
this   record   for   his  mother's
birthday.@L
@BSam  Phillips, head of Sun Records,
on the arrival of Elvis Presley@N@L
@L
@BAll  quotes  from  The Book Of Rock
Quotes 1982 - Ed.@N @C


@H1"LP, CD and Concert video Reviews"
@K@BThe Waterboys@N@L@BFisherman's Blues@N@L
@L
It  took  @BMike  Scott@N  and his band
three  years  to  complete the long
awaited  follow up to their last lp
"This   is   the   sea".   And   my
expectations  were big, really big.
@BThe    Waterboys@N   have   gradually
developt  their  music  over  their
three  previous  albums,  which  is
best described as "Big rock-music",
with  lots  of added piano, violins
and     saxophones     and    other
instruments.@L
@L
And  with  this album the Waterboys
take  a  step  backwards and at the
same  time  a  step forward. Adding
more  of  the  old  Irish folkmusic
into their music. Tuning down their
"Big music" a bit.@L
@L
The  record  is  divided  into  two
parts  really. the first five songs
(one  by  @BVan Morrison@N) sounds very
Waterboyish  and they were recorded
in -86 and -87, they carry on where
"This is the sea" left us. One song
is  co-written  with @BKarl Wallinger@N
(former  Waterboy,  now  in his own
band  @BWorld  Party@N),  and  it's  of
course  entitled "World Party". The
rest  of the songs takes us further
"out  in  the  fields". Some of the
songs   sounds   as  if  they  were
recorded  directly live in some pub
somewhere.@L
@L
This    album   is   an   excellent
collection  of  songs. And like all
Waterboys records, it takes a while
before  you  really  "capture"  the
album.  But  it  grows  with  every
listening. @L
@L
Unfortunately  there were no lyrics
included  (at  least  not  in my CD
version), A pity because Mike Scott
write  some  very  good lyrics, and
there is always a good storyline in
them.  And  as I said a little step
backwards,  since  he  has  already
found   "The  big  music"  this  is
perhaps  another  way to look at it
or a way to broad it.@L
@L
Still it sounds very good.@L
@L
@BThe__man__with_no_name_-_yet!@N_gives@B
The Waterboys@N 3 and a half fish out
of five.@L
@L
@L
@B@KSonic Youth@N@L
@BDaydream Nation@N@L
@L
@BSonic  Youth@N  is  back!!  This time
with  a  double  album. This is the
most   @Belectric@N  record  I've  ever
heard.  The  electricity and energy
just pours out of my speakers.@L
@L
Sonic Youth sets out at such a pace
that   your   heart   has  problems
keeping  up  and  when they finally
lower  the  tempo,  you are able to
take  a deep breath and relax, just
for__a__short__time._This_record_is
@Kthat@N  intense.  And  in  the slower
parts   you  can  feel  the  energy
gathering   for   a  new  outburst.
Poooh!@L
@L
The  record  sounds typically Sonic
Youthish  (?  - Ed), with all their
weird noises and guitar sounds, and
it  is  a  very  thightly  recorded
album. Not that much "experimental"
though.@L
@L
It's a straight forward rock'n roll
record.   The   sonic  way!  And  a
masterpiece!!@L
@L
@BThe__man__with_no_name_-_yet!@N_gives@B
Sonic  Youth@N 4 screwdrivers between
the guitarstrings out of 5.@L
@L
@L
@L
@B@KAbout Jean-Michel Jarre@N@L
@L
Hello everybody!@L
After   I   bought  @BJarre@N's  latest
creation, @BRevolutions@N, and listened
to  it a couple of times I became a
bit  dissapointed. I think that his
style has changed alot and also his
taste for real synth-music.@L
@L
In  1977,  when  @B"Oxygene"@N came, it
was  something that nobody had ever
heard  before and it became a great
success.  After that "@BEquinox@N" made
every synth-lover fly. Then, if I'm
not   mistaken,  "@BMagnetic  Fields@N"
came  with  it's fabulous sound and
new machines, Jarre starts to 'fool
around'  with samplers, for example
jet-plane-sound and train-sound.@L
@L
I  think  that  Jarre's  best music
comes  from "Equinox" and "Magnetic
fields".  But "@BRendevous@N" is not so
bad, in fact it has the best sound.
"@BConcert  In  China@N"  is  a  mix of
"Equinox",  "Oxygene" and "Magnetic
Fields"  and  also  his own chinese
music.@L
@L
Jarre  is  among the best composers
of  synth-music  but  there is also
@BVangelis@N,   who   makes  more  like
'classic  music'. I like Vangelis' @B
"Chariots  Of  Fire"@N very much. But
somehow   I   find   the   rest  of
Vangelis'  music  (except "Chariots
Of Fire") boring.@L
@L
@BTitan@N gives @BRevolutions@N 3 out of 5@L
@C


@H1"HEAVY METAL"
@K@BOzzy Osbourne@N@L
@BNo rest for the wicked@N@L
@L
The  old  demonrocker @BOzzy Osbourne@N
strikes again with what seems to be
one of the best records this year.@L
@L
Songs   like   "Miracle   man"  and
"Breaking  all the rules" are among
the  real  highlights. "Fire in the
sky"  is  a song that reminds me of
early Ozzy material, with it's soft
acoustic   guitars,   while  "Crazy
babies"  reminds  me of the kind of
hard  rock  that  was played during
the mid seventies.@L
@L
The  new guitarist, @BZakk Wylde@N, was
really  something  of  an adrenalin
kick  to  the old man. His style is
old,    not    like   the   "@BYngwie
Malmsteen@N  100  miles/hour" type of
playing.    I   think   it's   more
comparable with the old phantoms of
rock  like  @BAce  Frehley@N  (@BKiss@N)
  and@BAndy Scott (Sweet)@N.@L
There's   one   song   that's  only
available   on   the  compact-disc,
called   "Hero",  which  is  really
worth  checking  out...You won't be
disappointed.@L
@L
@BSword@N  gives @BOzzy Osbourne@N 5 out of5.@L
@L
@L
@K@BCandlemass@N@L
@BAncient dreams@N@L
@L
The___Swedish___heavy___metal__band@B
Candlemass@N  has just released their
third    album    called   "Ancient
dreams",  and  what I find exciting
about  this  band  most  of  all is
their  ability  to  play  metal  so
powerfull that any genuine H.M. fan
cannot  fail  to  succumb  to their
charms. "Ancient dreams" is truly a
devastating    release.   Try   and
imagine an explosive combination of
the three greatest @FREAL@N metal units
the world has ever witnessed, @BBlack
Sabbath,  Judas Priest@N and @BManowar@N.
Candlemass  are  the most powerfull
power metal band I've ever heard.@L
@L
With songs like "Mirror Mirror" and
"Bearer  of pain" they really shake
the____foundations.___The___singer,
@BMessiah  Marcolin@N,  shows  a  voice
that  is  truly  in a class of it's
own.      Combine     that     with
bassist/songwriter   @BLeif  Edling
@N'sability   to  write  powerfull  and
melodic  songs...and it cannot fail
to be a success.@L
@L
@BSword@N  gives  @BCandlemass@N 5 out of 5
(It's really worth it!)@L
@L
Other albums worth checking out:@L
@L
@BManowar@N - Kings of metal@L
@BDokken@N - The beast from the east@L
@BJason Becker@N - Perpetual Burn@L
@BKing Diamond@N - Them@L
@L
@BSword@N @P


@H1"CONCERT VIDEO"@B@KPrince@N@L
@BSign of the times@N@L
(VHS cassett)@L
@L
The  concert  movie  @B"Sign  of  the
times"@N  has  got  it  all. From the
dynamic  start  with  "Sign  of the
times"__to__the_perfect_ending_with
@B'The  Cross"@N. In between there is a
fabulous  mixture of the best songs
from the album "Sign of the times".
@BPrince@N  makes  a superb show, every
element  of  prince  is  there. The
costumes,  the  dance, the sex, the
guitar  solo's, the show...You name
it,  he's got it. There is not much
to   say,  if  you  like  prince  I
recommend  that  you go out and buy
this one at once, and while you are
at  it, buy a new stereo TV or plug
the video into your stereo. Play at
maximum volume!. That is the way to
hear it.@L
@L
"Sign  of  the times" is one of the
best  concert movies around, that's
for sure.@L
@L
@BThe__man__with_no_name_-_yet!@N_gives@B
Prince@N 5 crosses out of 5.@L
@L
@L
@BConcert movie chart@N@L
@L
These   are   the  most  profitable
concert  movies  in  the USA during
the 80's.@L
@L
1. "Stop making sense"@L
@BTalking Heads@N@L
@L
2. "Bring on the night"@L
@BSting@N@L
@L
3.    "Let's    spend   the   night
together"@L
@BRolling Stones@N@L
@L
4. "Home of the brave"@L
@BLaurie Anderson@N@L
@L
@L
@BCRAB@N@L
@P


@H1"SWEDISH CENSORSHIP IS A CRIME:"
YEA  THAT'S  RIGHT,  IN SWEDEN, ALL
HORROR   AND   ACTION   MOVIES  ARE
CENSORED,  ALMOST  ALL  WE HAVE HAD
CENSORSHIP SINCE 1935, BELIVE THAT,
I  DIDN'T  THOUGHT  THEY  MADE  ANY
VIOLENT  MOVIES AT THAT TIME!.@L
@L
WELL  MOVIES LIKE: PRISON, CHAINSAW
MASSACRE  I,II,  DEATH WISH 4, JUST
TO  NAME  A    FEW  IN  THE BIG BIG
CROWD.@L
@L
MOVIES  LIKE,  ACTION  JACKSON, DIE
HARD,  DEAD  HEAT,  RED  HEAT,  RAW
DEAL,  COMMANDO,    COBRA,  JUST TO
NAME  A  FEW, HAS BEEN SO CUT, THAT
ONE JUST HAVE TO CRY, SOME HAS BEEN
CUT  5-6  MINUTES,  AND SOME 10-15,
AND  THAT'S  A  LOT  ON SUCH MOVIES
LIKE THIS.@L
@L
I  THINK  IT'S  A BIG SHAME, TO CUT
MOVIES,  WHEN  THEY  HAD SUCH A JOB
MAKING  THE    SPECIAL FX, AND THEN
JUST  DO  A LITTLE CUTTING, SO I'VE
STOPPED  TO LOOK AT THE  MOVIES FOR
THEY CUT MORE ON MOVIE THAT GOES ON
THE  CINEMA,  THAN  THEY DO ON THE 
SAME MOVIE, THAT'S ON VIDEO!?!...@L
@L
NOW   THEY   EVEN  STOP  THE  GAMES
(VIOLENT   ONES!?!),   GAMES   LIKE
BARBARIAN,  CAPONE,    SEX  VIXENS,
WHEREWOLF,  JUST TO NAME SOME, SOME
HAVE BEEN STOPPED, AND ARE NOT  FOR
SALE  IN  SWEDEN, AND SOME ARE FROM
VARIOUS  AGES,  FOR  EXAMPLE IF YOU
WANNA  BUY BARBARIAN YOU HAVE TO BE
18  YEARS  OF  AGE, WELL I DON'T GO
OUT  AND DO SOME  CUTTING OF OTHERS
HEADS,      DO     YOU?,     THAT'S
REDICIOLUS!.@L
@L
THE WORST THING OF ALL IS THAT WHEN
PEOPLE  HAVE  CABLE  TV, THEY DON'T
CUT THE  MOVIES, WHY THE CENSORSHIP
THEN,  BECAUSE  A  LOT  OF  SWEDISH
PEOPLE  HAVE  CABLE-TV?,  WELL THEY
WANTED TO CUT THEM AS WELL (CRAZY),
BUT  THEY  WHEREN'T  ALLOWED TO DO 
THAT.@L
@L
WELL THAT'S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEDISH
CENSORSHIP BY REX.  @P


@H1'Movietime"
@BDie Hard@N@L
@L
I   thought   this   was  a  German
movie...!  But  I  was wrong!! It's
one  of  those American Shoot-em-up
movies where you can almost see the
letters SCORE: 999 999 in the upper
left corner of the screen.@L
@L
Don't take me wrong, I quite like a
good   action   movie  (@BTerminator,
Aliens@N).  But  I think this one has
to  many  cliche's  to be good. The
movie     features     a     decent
peace-loving   hero,   a   sick/mad
(stupid!)   terrorist   leader,   a
cocain  snuffing  yuppie,  a  loyal
ex-wife   (This  is  the  80's),  a
snooping and rude TV-journalist, an
honest    street    cop    and   an
incompetent chief of police.@L
@L
Director   @BJohn   Mctiernan's@N  last
effort___on__the__silverscreen__was
@BPredator@N   (Do   you  remember  the
game?).  Contrary  to  Die Hard, it
was  an  exciting  movie  where you
didn't   know  what  was  going  to
happen  next all through the movie.
But  OK  if  you  ain't got nothing
better  to  do on a Saturday night,
it  could well be worth a couple of
quids.  Foetus gives @BDie Hard@N 2 out
of 5.@L
@L
@L
@BThe Running Man@N@L
@L
This is one more @BStephen King@N alias@B
Richard    Bachman@N   novel   beeing
transformed   to   the   screen.  I
haven't   read   the  book  but  it
reminds  me of another King/Bachman
story  called  @BThe  Long Walk@N. Both
the  Running  Man and The Long Walk
is  about  a future where death has
become  big  business  and coast to
coast  entertainment  on prime time
tv. @L
@L
The      movie     stars     @BArnold
Schwarzenegger@N  as  the  police man
Ben   Richards   who  after  having
refused  to  kill a lot of innocent
people   at   a  food  rally,  gets
sentenced to a long punishment at a
work  camp.  Richards is spotted by
the   host   of  the  most  popular
tv-show  "The  Running Man" when he
tries   to   escape.  He  is  being
offered  a  chance to be free if he
submits  to  take part in the show.
Richards and his unarmed companions
have   to   team   up   against   a
pugnacious   range  of  well  armed
fighters.@L
@L
As  all  other  "King" movies, this
one  is  very  well made. The movie
gives  quite  a good feeling of the
future  television  world.  A world
where  you  will do almost anything
to  get  a  high  rating  and a big
advertising  account.  The movie is
at  it's  best when it makes fun of
all  other (present) tv game shows.
Unfortunately  the story derails at
the  end with Richards getting even
with   the   cynical   game   host.
Nevertheless   a  good  movie  that
could have been better.@L
@L
@BFoetus@N  gives The Running Man 3 out
of 5.@L
@L
@L
@BPRISON@N@L
@L
Prison?    Another    mass-produced
horror  movie?  No!  This is one of
the  best directed horror movies of
-88.   Featuring   a   very   tight
atmosphere  created in the same way
as the classic @BAlien@N.@L
@L
A  run-down old prison is set up to
host  a  couple of hundred assorted
criminals  because of lack of space
at   the   ordinary   prison.   The
original  warden  of the old prison
is  given  the job to run it again.
During  the  clean  up  of  the old
prison,   the   walls  to  the  old
execution  chamber  is  torn  down,
releasing  the  captured  spirit of
the  last inmate beeing executed in
1964.  He is (probably) looking for
revenge  on  the old warden who ran
the prison when he was executed.@L
@L
Lots of dark and steamy cellars and
underground  tunnels  help  to make
this  movie  a suspenseful thriller
and  a cut above the rest of horror
movies.   Photographed  in  a  very
beautiful  and  competent  way plus
some  very  good  acting  and  some
unusual  special effects makes this
movie a treat.@L
@L
@BFoetus@N gives @BPrison@N 4 out of 5.@L
@L
(The  only thing you like is horror
B-movies and SPECTRUM games. -Ohm)@L
@L
@L
@BA CLOCKWORK ORANGE@N@L
@L
WELL  THIS  IS  AN  EXCELLENT MOVIE
MADE  BY THE DIRECTOR OF FULL METAL
JACKET,      STANLEY  KUBRICK,  THE
MOVIE  IS  BASED  ON ULTRA-VIOLENCE
(MMM).@L
@L
WELL  THE MOVIE IS ABOUT FOUR YOUNG
KIDS, THAT'S TERRORISING THE PEOPLE
LATE AT   NIGHT, VIOLENCE IS HIGHER
THAN EVER, AND RAPE IS HIGH SUCH AS
ROBBERY,     THIS MOVIE IS 17 YEARS
OLD,  BUT  IT'S  STILL A  DAMN GOOD
MOVIE,  IT'S  IN    THE FUTURE OF A
VIOLENT SOCIETY, NOT THAT DIFFERENT
FROM OURS.@L
@L
IT'S ABOUT GANGS THAT RAPE, MURDER,
AND  ROB,  THINGS ALWAYS HAPPEND AT
NIGHT, ON THE DAYS    THEY ARE JUST
NORMAL KIDS, O.K. THEY DO NOT GO TO
SCHOOL NOR DO THEY WORK, (JUST LIKE
YOU REX - ED)   (SOUNDS GREAT), BUT
LATER ON IN THE MOVIE THE FOUR KIDS
START ARGUING WITH   EACH OTHER AND
THEN  ONE GET CAUGHT BY THE POLICE,
AND  SPENDS  THE TIME IN JAIL   FOR
SOME YEARS, BUT THINGS THAT COME IN
MUST  COME  OUT,  SO  AFTER  SOME  
YEARS,  HE GET OUT, FROM THAT NASTY
JAIL,  SO HES THINKING OF SOME KIND
OF      A  REAL NASTY REVENGE, WELL
FINALLY  HE FINDS THEM, AND I'M NOT
TELLING   YOU  WHAT        HAPPENS,
BECAUSE, I THINK YOU SHOULD SEE IT,
(THE   REALLY   UNCUT  VERSION)    
OFCOURSE WHICH IS 2,13 LONG. AT THE
END THE SOCIETY IS PAYING BACK WITH
THE   SAME   TREATMENT....SEE  THIS
MOVIE IT'S REALLY GOOD....@L
@L
BLOODY REGARDS.....@L
@L
@BREX@N  GIVES @BA CLOCKWORK ORANGE@N 4 OUTOF 5.@L
@L
(NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A REVIEW! -ED)@L
@L
MORE REVIEWS IN THE NEXT ISSUE.@L
@L
@S0@L
@BTop ten horror movies:@N@L
@L
1. Evil dead 1 & 2@L
2. Hellraiser@L
3. Terror@L
4. Friday the 13th part 6@L
5. Aliens@L
6. Demons@L
7. Day of the dead@L
8. Halloween@L
9. Creepers@L
10.Revenge of the mutant, mixed-up,
flesh eating, bloody zombies@L
@L
Note:    number   10   is   a   New
zealand-Greenland-Botswana      co-
production,   it's   hard   to  get
indeed!.@L
@L
List compiled by Rex and Foetus.@L
@L
@L
@P



@H1"The Sport!"
Here  are  a couple of articles and
letters   from   Britain's  leading
newspaper "The Sport".@L
@L
@BMIRACLE OF CHRIST'S FACE IN PLANK@N@L
@L
"Ray of light showed it was @FJESUS@N"@L
@L
Amazed   factory  workers  revealed
yesterday how they found Jesus_-_in
a plank of wood.@L
@L
They  had  stared in disbelief when
they saw Christ's face ingrained in
wood  being  used to make a kitchen
cabiner.  The  face_-_identical  to
the     one     on     the    Turin
shroud_-_appeared   the   day   the
shroud  was  declared to be a fake.
The  find  has been named the Bacup
Plank,  after the little Lancashire
mill town where it was found.@L
@L
Foreman   John  Brereton.  55.  who
first   saw  the  apprition,  said;
"I've   never  seen  anything  like
it."@L
@L
Cabinet  maker  Neal  Nuttall said;
"The  chances of these recognisable
markings  appearing  in  the veneer
are very remote indeed."@L
@L
@L
@BCROSBY AND PRESLEY ON MARS@N@L
@L
"On  Wednesday,  November 2. I went
to the work's toilet. When I opened
the  door I found myself on Mars. I
heard  some  shouting  coming  from
behind  a  rock.  Hhen  I  went  to
investigate  I  found  Bing  Crosby
arguing with Elvis Presley and a 18
foot  chicken  over  the  rights to
Wooden Hearts. Elvis swore to me in
a Welsh accent."@L
@BANDY CHOD, EDINBURG@N@L
@L
@BI'M THE SON OF HITLER@N@L
@L
"I  can't  keep  it  a  secret  any
longer_-_I'm  the  unknown  son  of
Adolf Hitler.@L
@L
And  I  have to tell all you people
out there that my dad is a kind man
and  is  alive and well and working
as a bouncer in Liverpool.@L
@L
My dad said it was about time I was
known  to  the world. I now live in
Banstead  and  work  as  a security
guard.@L
@L
I  used  to  belong  to  a  band in
Germany  called  Hitler and the Ham
Butties.  I  moved  to  England  in
1982."@L
@BHANS JON HITLER. BANSTEAD SURREY@N@L
@L
All   material   from  "The  Sport"
Wednesday, November 23, 1988@L
@L
Have   you  seen  a  funny,  crazy,
fantastic,   weird,   trashy,  mad,
outrageous,   hilarious  or  stupid
article   in   a   Newspaper  or  a
Magazine?  If you have , rip it out
and  send  it  to  us  and we might
print  it.  Don't forget to tell us
where you got it from.@L
@L
Weird@L
Exceller 8@L
Heimdalsgatan 37@L
S-261 62 Glumslov@L
Sweden@L
@P


@H1"Pure Madness"
How  to  do  a horizontal scroll (5
bitplanes) in 0.24 raster lines.@L
Ehh, Well I don't know !!!@L
You tell me !!!!!!@L
Now   over   to   someting  totally
different!@L
@L
Discoteques      in     Helsingborg
(Sweden).@L
Yep,  here's  a  nice article about
the  night-life in Helsingborg. Why
Helsingborg   ?    Well,  you  tell
me....  Maybe  because  we  live in
Helsingborg  (from now on HBG). And
because  HBG is the coolest city in
Sweden  where  the coolest dudes in
Sweden   lives   (Yep!).   We  will
discuss  where  an  17.82  year old
boy/girl__can__go._That_is_ofcourse
@Bnowhere@N  if you haven't got a false
Id-card.@L
@L
If you got one then the only answer
is:  Go  to  Denmark and visit RITZ
(Yeahhh!)  (Hi  Foetus.  Thanks for
the ferry-tickets!). Ritz is a nice
disco  with  FREE  BEER  (Hick!)  !
Well,  I  think you got the message
now.  So let's talk about something
else !!!@L
@L
How  to  do  a North Star DRINK (On
the rocks!) !!!@L
First  get  hold of a bottle of gin
(1 liter).@L
2  liters  of  Orange  Fanta (Sugar
free. 1 calory).@L
1  package  of  fine crunched sugar
(Yeah, Use time-cruncher!?!).@L
A bunch of ice cubes.@L
10  lamers,  oooops,  sorry....  10
lemons (Hello FJERT!!).@L
4 spoons.@L
2 glasses.@L
1 ruler.@L
2 hands.@L
2 life insurances.@L
1 Swedish/English@L
dictionary/ordbok.@L
@L
When  you  got  all that stuff then
proceed with:@L
(We  will try to explain it as easy
as possible.)@L
Hints:@L
y=6-6   sin(2x+18)  ,  sin(u+v)=sin
u*cos  v+cos  u*sin  v. Squeeze the
lemons.  And  pure  it in can nr 1.
Put some crunched sugar in spoon nr
1 and in spoon nr 4. Put glass nr 1
on  the table. Insert spoon nr 2 in
glass  nr  1. Put glass nr 2 beside
glass  nr  1.  Insert spoon nr 3 in
the  glass  beside glass nr 1. Pure
some  (  f(1.5) cm) gin in glass nr
1.  pure some ( f(1.47)+.92 cm) gin
in    glass   nr   2.   (Ps   Hint.
f'(x)=2x+.5x)  Pure  som Fanta into
glass  nr  2 and glass nr 1. Insert
spoon  nr  1 into glass 2. Withdraw
spoon  nr  3  from  glass 2. Insert
spoon  nr  4 into glass 1. Withdraw
spoon  nr  2  from  glass 3. Wiggle
spoon  nr 1 and nr 4. Fill glass nr
1 and glass nr 2 with can nr 1. Put
ice  cube  nr  1  and ice cube nr 3
into  glass nr 2. Put ice cube nr 4
and ice cube nr 2 into glass nr 1.@L
Nu  far  det fan ta me va nok !! If
you  find  it a bit hard, then just
drink  out  of the bottle (Noo! Not
the Fanta bottle !!).@L
@L
Ok, over to something else !!@L
Lets      test     your     musical
capabilities.   We  will  sing  one
sentence   of   a  tune  (which  we
like!).  YOU shall then guess which
tune  it  is. Just to make it a bit
easier  we  will  help you with the
name  of  the  group.  I  need  you
tonight...da.da   tra   lla   INXS.
(Tricky  one, wasn't it!) YEEESSS I
will    have   you   (That   blonde
girl!)....da.da  tralla  ANIMOTION.
Steps  to  heaven  is  steps  to me
(ATOM!)...da.da  tra lla Solliballi
Sello (Hard one,wasn't it!). If you
manage  to  guess all the tunes....
then...then  you win a bicycle trip
to Norway (Jippie!)!!!!@L
@L
And  now  over  to  something quite
different.@L
Special  thanks  must  go  to:  the
authors  of  this  text  (the names
have  been  changed  to protect the
guilty!).@L
@BMOTA DNA EZZAJ @N(xor $AA!).@L
@L
And  of  course  to our (Atom's and
Jazze's) weekend girls:@L
@L
@B@KGreta and Lena@N@L
@L
Not  to  forget  our  funny  little
pudgy  boy: Bandage (Knock Outed in
the first round). Once again thanks
to  Foetus  for  providing  us with
tickets  to  fun. To my parents for
not  beeing  at  home. And last and
least  to  our growing FAN-CLUB !!!
Well,  this  is  getting  boring so
lets write about something else !!@L
@L
Jag  hatar  Crackers Journalen when
dom  skriver  in tyska..Why kan dom
inte keepa sig till (Sv)engelska.@L
@L
And  now  for  those  who  can keep
their  eyelids  opened  for another
cycle.  If  this  sick (Hick!) text
passes  the censorship (Foetus) (Hi
Foetus,  once  more  thanks for the
tickets..We  need  some  more  !!),
then  we  feel very, very sorry for
you......@L
@L
THE END@L
(move.l $fc0004,$80, trap $00)@L
@L
And now over to som....@L
@L
@B(That's 'nuff. Who let those freaks
out   of   the   cupboard?  I  gave
specific  orders  not  to  open the
door  unless we had to feed them or
clean  it!.  Someone is going to be
sorry for this!! - Ed.)@N @P


@H1"The End"
Ok  we have come to the end of this
issue   of   @FExceller   8@N.  We  are
interested  in  your opinions about
this  magazine. So please feel free
to  write to us telling us what you
think.@L
@L
If  you have an interesting article
that you want published, contact us
first  before  you  write anything.
Remember,  we  are not only looking
for  "Computer  material"  but also
other  things  associated  with the
media world.@L
@L
Deadline for the next issue of this
Magazine is January the 31th 1989.@L
@L
In  the next issue@B Celebrandil@N will
write    about    Raytracing    and
Vector-graphics.@L
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Exceller  8  sends it's best wishes
all over the globe:@L
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@BMerry  Christmas  And  A  Happy New
Year.@L
Joyeux Noel Bonne Annee.@L
Feliz Navidad Feliz Ano Nuevo.@L
Iyi  Noeller  Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu
Olsun.@L
Frohliches      Weihnachten     Und
Gluckliches Neujahr.@L
Nodhlaig  Sonna, Agus Bliain Nua Fe
Mhaise Ghuit.@L
Wesolych   Swiat   I   Szczesliwego
Nowego Roku.@L
God Jul Och Gott Nytt Ar.@L
Feliz Natal E Um Bom Ano Novo.@L
Buon Natale E Prospero Anno Nuovo.@L
Salamu   Na  Furaha  Za  Sukuku  Ya
Kirimasi Na Mwaka Mpya.@N@L
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And remenber:@L
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@BWHAT@L
DID@L
@FGOD@N@B@L
DO@L
FOR@L
YOU@L
TODAY@L
HONEY___________-ED.@L