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                     HI, THIS IS RALPH 124C41+ OF POWERDRIVE AND I AM RIGHT NOW AT THE SECOND ALPHA COMPLEX MEETING. THIS LITTLE DEMO WAS CODED BY DOWN OF POWERDRIVE ON THE AMIGA, AND JOKE OF LYNX ON THEATARI ST. THE LOGO WAS MADE ON A PC/AT (BY TEDDY 80087), THE FONT WAS MADE ON THE AMIGA (BY DOWN!), THE =TUNE= WAS MADE BY MADMAX ON THE ST, AND UNIQUE ON THE AMIGA. ALL THIS WAS MADE HERE AT THE MEETING. WE HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH CONVERTING THE DATA TO THE FORMATS NEEDED. WE THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE FUN TO MAKE A DEMO ON BOTH AMIGA AND ST WITH THE AID OF A PC. THE THING WE HAVE IN COMMON IS THAT MOST OF US CALL THE ALPHA COMPLEX BBS, HENCE THE NAME OF THE DEMO. NOW I LEAVE OVER TO TEDDY 80087...      HI, I'M THE ONE THAT HAD THE PC/AT THAT MADE ALL THIS POSSIBLE, WITHOUT ME THEY COULDN'T HAVE CONVERTED ALL THOSE PICTURES... I HELPED WITH THE GRAPHICS A LITTLE: I MADE THE LITTLE COKE: ], THE PLANET: [, AND HELPED WITH THE APPLE: \... THE SCREEN SHOWING MS-DOS IS ALSO TAKEN FROM ME... WE TRIED TO TAKE SOMETHING FROM EVERY COMPUTER INTO THE DEMO. THEREFORE THE ST VERSION HAVE THE AMIGA WORKBENCH HAND <, THE AMIGA VERSION A TYPICAL DESKTOP SCREEN FROM THE ST, AND BOTH VERSIONS HAVE A MS-DOS PICTURE. HERE COMES DOWN, WHO MADE MOST OF THE CODING: $ $ $ YES... HELLO THERE. I MUST SAY THAT I HAVE MADE THE CODING ON THE AMIGA. RIGHT NOW, I'M DOING NOTHING SPECIAL EXCEPT WRITING THIS TEXT. I MUST SAY THAT IT'S FUN TO MAKE A DEMO FOR TWO COMPUTERS, BUT THERE ARE MANY PROBLEMS WHEN CONVERTING PICTURES BETWEEN THE COMPUTERS. WE HAVE PROGRAMS FOR THE ST WHICH SAYS THEY CAN READ IFF PICTURE FILES, BUT THEY DON'T WANT OUR AMIGA IFF'S. WE MAYBE WILL HAVE TO CONVERT THEM TO RAW DATA, BUT THEN ANOTHER PROBLEM APPEARS: THE ST AND THE AMIGA HAVE DIFFERENT SCREEN FORMATS - AND I THINK THE ATARI'S SCREEN FORMAT IS REALLY CONFUSING! RIGHT NOW, JOKE IS CODING ON THE ST. SOME OTHER PEOPLE ARE LISTENING TO SOME AMIGA MUSIC =, AND I'M SITTING IN FRONT OF THIS PC AND WRITING SCROLLTEXT... WHAT MORE CAN I SAY?    YES... WE'RE SITTING IN THE HQ OF THE [ SWEDISH SPACE MOVEMENT [ ...   THE TIME IS NOW 2:50 IN THE MORNING OF THE 15TH OF OCTOBER 1989... THIS DEMO ISN'T FINISHED WHEN I'M WRITING THIS, BUT I HOPE IT WILL BE TODAY. @ WELL, NOW I HAVE NOTHING MORE TO SAY, SO I WILL LEAVE THE KEYBOARD TO THE POOR FELLOW WHO WILL WRITE THE FOLLOWING: AND THAT POOR FELLOW IS HEADHUNTER OF LYNX.  YES THAT'S ME!! OKEY. WHAT CAN I WRITE ABOUT. HMMM... NONE OF THE OTHERS HAVE WRITTEN SOMETHING ABOUT THE  SPECTRUM! YES, WE HAVE A SPECTRUM 128 HERE! IT ONE OF MY FIRST COMPUTERS! HMM.. I CAN HEAR YOU SAYING THAT THE SPECTRUM IS DEAD. BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE!! THE SPECTRUM IS ONE OF THE LEADING COMPUTERS IN ENGLAND!! BUT NO MORE SPECTRUM TALK!! LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MEETING. NOW 03.32 (IN THE MORNING) EVERYONE IS THINKING ABOUT THE BIG PROBLEM ABOUT CONVERTING PICTURES FROM THE AMIGA TO THE ST. SOME HOT NEWS! WE HAVE DRUNK 7.2 LITRES OF ]COKE]!! AND THE CONVERTING PROBLEM IS FIXED! THAT'S GREAT!! $ $ BUT NO MORE BULLSHIT TALK HERE!! SO THE WORD GOES OVER TO DOWN. HERE I AM! I HAVE NOW ENTERED THE SCROLLTEXT-ROOM, WHERE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING TO DO IS FORCED TO GO AND WRITE SOME TEXT. I HAVE NOW CONVERTED THIS FONT AND THE LOGO TO THE ST, AND IT WORKED WITH THE FONT, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF IT WORKS WITH THE LOGO YET...   THE MAIN PROBLEM IS THE =MUSIC= OF THE DEMO. I HAVE A PIECE OF MUSIC, BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT ONLY WORKS ON THE ST (OF COURSE), SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THAT...   < NOW I WILL LEAVE >   OVER TO SOMEONE ELSE...  HI! THIS IS JOKE OF LYNX ON THE KEYS!!!! HMM... WHAT TO WRITE??? WELL, NOW IT IS NOT SO MANY PEOPLE HERE, AND TEDDY 80087 IS SLEEPING..... (YOU KNOW, THE GUY THAT IS SO PROUD OF HIS ] COCACOLA CAN ] !!!) I SHOULDN'T SIT HERE AND JUST TYPE SCROLLTEXT, BECAUSE I'VE GOT A JOB TO DO!!! I HAVE TO CODE THAT LOUSY ALPHA-COMPLEX ST-VERSION FO THIS DEMO... (ONLY DOWN AND I CAN HANDLE 68000-MACHINELANGUAGE SO BECAUSE OF THAT I HAVE TO DO IT)   WE ARE STILL CONVERTING IFF PICTURES TO ATARI-FORMAT! BY THE WAY, HAVE YOU READ MY PART OF THE SCROLLTEXT IN THE SUN-DEMO ??? (I THINK I USED MY MODEM-NAME TRANCE THERE...) DID YOU KNOW THAT THOSE SUCKERS DIDN'T CORRECT MY SPELLING, SO YOU SHOULD THINK THAT ST OWNERS ARE STUPID!!! IF YOU THINK THAT:   -PLEASE CHANGE YOUR MIND!!!        THAT WAS IT! NOW LETS TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE... HMM... WHY HAVEN'T ANYONE GREETED ANYONE IN THIS SCROLLTEXT YET??? WELL, THEN I'LL DO THAT!!          SPECIAL GREET'S TO:     - SNAILS (PLEASE, SEND MY #DISKS# SOON....) - THE KNIGHT TEAM (HI, ELOF, I HAVEN'T MET YOU YET, BUT WHAT THE HECK -HEADHUNTER KNOWS YOU...) - THE LIGHT TEAM (ESPECIALLY CRYPTON!) -           AND THERE ARE NO NORMAL GREETS!!             HMM... THAT WAS THE GREETINGS FROM ME, I THINK THE OTHERS WILL GREET SOME MORE....   NOW ANOTHER POOR SUCKER WILL TAKE OVER!!! BYE, BAJS!  (NEJMEN USCH VILKA FULA ORD JAG SAEGER NAER JAG BAER MIG AAT!!!)       HELLO THERE, FRIENDS AND UNFRIENDS! THIS IS DOWN SPITTING ON THE KEYS... THE TIME IS NOW 7:30 IN THE MORNING. RALPH AND JOKE ARE IN THE LAME SLEEP MODE. RIGHT NOW WE ARE SENDING A PICTURE FROM THE PC TO THE AMIGA, AND IT'S VERY BIG, SO IT TAKES EIGHT MINUTES IN 1200 BAUD. # AND NOW... SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...     TWO HOURS HAVE PASSED. THE TIME IS 9:30 AND I'VE NOW MADE A FEW EXTRA EFFECTS IN THE AMIGA VERSION OF THE DEMO. WE GAVE UP TRYING TO HAVE THE SAME =MUSIC= IN BOTH VERSIONS.   TIME PASSES... NOW IT'S 10:20, JOKE AND RALPH ARE STILL SLEEPING! RIGHT NOW WE ARE SENDING A SAMPLED SOUND FROM THE AMIGA TO THE PC...   OH, I HEAR SOME SOUNDS FROM BEHIND THE CURTAIN WHERE RALPH IS SLEEPING. MAYBE HE WILL WAKE UP SOON... NO, NOT SOON, BUT SOME TIME... MAYBE WITHIN FIVE HOURS IF HE REALLY TRIES. BUT WE'LL HAVE TO WAKE HIM UP I THINK.        HEY, DOWN, DO YOU ALLWAYS CODE WITH YOUR HEAD ON THE KEYBOARD AND WITH CLOSED EYES? WELL, HERE IS RALPH 124C41+ TAPPING AWAY AT THE PC-KEYBOARD. I HAVE JUST TAKEN A LOOK AT THE GIF-PICTURES WE LOADED FROM THE PC AND THE PROGRAM DON'T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO SHOW 256 COLOUR PICCYS, NOT VERY GOOD. IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO SHOW 4096 COLOURS (HAM MODE!) BUT THE FUCKING PROGRAM ONLY SHOWS 32 COLOURS. FUCK! ANYWAY, I THINK I SHOULD DO SOMETHING ELESE NOW, SEE YOU IN A WHILE...         HERE IS DOWN AGAIN. AND, NO, I DON'T CODE WITH MY HEAD ON THE KEYBOARD AND WITH CLOSED EYES... TONIGHT I MADE SOME EFFECTS FOR THE AMIGA VERSION OF THIS DEMO, WITH A PICTURE CABLED OVER FROM THE PC. NOW IT'S POSSIBLE FOR US TO CONVERT MOST PICTURES ON ONE COMPUTER TO ANOTHER...  NOW, I WILL TELL YOU ABOUT THIS PC I AM WRITING ON. IT BELONGS TO SRR, AND IT'S NOT ONLY OLD - NOT EVEN ANCIENT - IT IS OLDER THAN THAT! I LIKE THE MONITOR. WHEN YOU SWITCH IT OFF YOU CAN STILL READ THE TEXT ON IT FOR TEN MINUTES... NAHH, NOW I WILL LEAVE AGAIN... CU!             AND HERE I AM AGAIN! AM I THE ONLY ONE HERE WHO WRITE SCROLLTEXT? WELL, ANYWAY: THE TIME IS NOW 13:05, TEDDY 80087 AND HEADHUNTER ARE SLEEPING (SUCH A LAME THING TO DO!)... NOW I THINK I WILL KICK RALPH AWAY FROM THE AMIGA SO I CAN CONTINUE CODING...      DOWN KICKED ME AWAY SO HERE I AM. THERE IS NOT MUCH HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, DOWN AND JOKE ARE WORKING ON THE ST VERSION WHILE TEDDY 80087 IS SLEEPING, HEADHUNTER JUST WOKE UP! PERHAPS I SHOULD GO AND CALL ALPHA COMPLEX NOW. NO, I'LL WRITE SOME MORE TEXT BUT I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT. WELL, NOW I WILL GO AND HAVE A LOOK AT HOW THE ST CODING GOES.      WELL, HERE IS DOWN AGAIN, AND THE ST CODING GOES VERY WELL. WE NOW HAVE FINISHED THE SCROLL ROUTINE, AND ARE NOW WORKING ON IT TO GO SLOWER. NOW I HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE ST AGAIN! BYE!!!     HERE IS RALPH AGAIN, AND I DON'T THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO FINISH THE DEMOS HERE AT THE MEETING. TIME IS NOW 5:17 PM AND WE CAN'T STAY HERE MUCH LONGER.      WELL, NOW THIS TEXT IS COMING TO AN END, WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THE DEMOS AT HOME INSTEAD SO I WILL JUST SAVE THIS TEXT SO WE CAN CONVERT IT TO ST AND AMIGA.     BE COOL, IF YOU CAN'T BE COOL, BE COLD.   AND REMEMBER THAT THE COMPUTER IS YOUR FRIEND...        I WILL LEAVE THE KEYBOARD TO THE POOR FELLOW WHO WILL WRITE:          ....                        PowerDrive and Lynx present .....                             ALPHA COMPLEX DEMO..People involved:.  DOWN of PowerDrive (Amiga)  - Amiga coding, font, scroll.  JOKE of Lynx (Atari ST)     - ST coding, scrolltext.  Teddy 80087 (PC/AT)         - Logo, little font work, scrolltext.  Ralph 124C41+ of PowerDrive - Scrolltext, idea and organisation.  Headhunter of Lynx          - Scrolltext..This little demo was made at a meeting for members of the Alpha Complex BBS...The following hardware was used:.  Samsung PC/AT with 30 meg harddisk, 640kb memory, EGA graphics card.            (for converting pictures and other things).  Bondwell XT (only for scrolltext-writing).  Atari 520 ST with 30 meg harddisk and 1Mb memory (for coding).  Amiga 500 without anything special (for coding and graphics).  and a few 1200 bps modems (for transferring data).  Phone Alpha Complex BBS in Sweden at 08/770 16 65!..  Now, let's press the button!   ...