28 June / BLACK MAIDEN @ FRANCE '98
black maiden finally released book #17 - subtitled 'got a match?'.
itīs all about the soccer world-championship in france. download
/ NEW IMPULSE BBS SOFTWARE (horrid)
Well I have updated the impulse
web page today, and also released MY final version of impulse.
I have handed impuse over to the very talented Judge Dredd, who
will be continuing development. So keep your eyes open for great
new things in the future, as well as a new web page layout. Thank
you for all your support, its been a fun 6 months.
/ DVS/RCA DUAL RELEASE (evil e)
This is just a reminder to members of RCA and DVS that the dual
release pack is going to be released on the 15th. All work for this
pack should be sent to Starlord or myself by July 13th. Keep up
the good work..Thanks
/ A CALL FOR RESURRECTION (2) (halaster)
As I'm sure many of you know, my attempts to revive the Regency
as a dialup board failed miserably. I'm now hoping to have the opportunity
to bring it back telnet-style some time in the next few months.
As an aside
- the new version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer features a full-screen
mode ... I feel like this is a *big* step forward in terms of making
WWW viewing a more immersive experience. People shouldn't give up
on the idea of a web-based environment that captured the best of
on the delay of fire33 .. it's probably at least 90% my fault.
PPS: I'm pretty
detached from the scene, but I haven't forgotten you guys! :) E-mail
is welcome, although I don't always have the ability to respond
/ GUTTER TWO@! (filth)
GOVERNMENTS WARNING: (1) ACCORDING TO THE SURGEON GENERAL, WOMEN
SHOULD NOT READ GUTTER DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF BIRTH
DEFECTS. (2) CONSUMPTION OF GUTTER EMAG IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO
DRIVE A CAR OR OPERATE MACHINERY, AND MAY CAUSE HEALTH PROBLMES.
gutter 2 is
out, don't be a square go
/ P2 / RUNTIME & DEVIDE BY ZERO (crowe)
There is alot of talk still going on about this P2 Problem. There
are actually 2 problems going on. 1. The Devide By Zero Problem
which Radman as well as others have informed there is a patch for.
The ttpatch, which seems to work on TURBO PASCAL programs. This
is a fairly common bug and there are several solutions. 2. This
second bug, the Runtime Error seems to be a bit smaller problem
because it only affects a small percentage of dos bases apps. The
tpppatch seems to fix some of those as well, but not all. I will
use AdidView in my example. Whenver you try to run it, it will give
you a runtime error. On the Klamath Processor you get the run time
number ending with 91, however on a duechetts P2, its 89. It is
related to the Pentium Pro Instruction code in the processor itself.
P Pro's (P2's are simply p-pro's with ecc and mmx) were not meant
to run dos based apps really, so we may have to concede this one
to Intel and write 32 bit applications.
/ HRG #17 IS OUT! (shere khan)
PIZDEC. It's the name. It's Russian. It's obscene :) It's probably
the most powerful word in the whole language. There's no rival for
it in English, only some weak synonyms like armageddon :)
And the pack
is as powerful as the name. See how strong our art is and try to
resist its charm :) C'mon! ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/artpacks/artpacks/1998/hrg-17.zip
/ ICE JUNE NEWS (inazone)
This month, Ice is undergoing major restructuring and a renewed
focus on ansi. Inazone (me) takes over for Kadaver as Ice ansi coordinator,
and several faces long missing from the Ice ranks are back in action.
Joining the hirez division this month are new artist Mads Vestor
and The Knave (formerly of Acid), while Trauma is departing.
Keep your eyes
open for lots more Ice news in the coming weeks!
/ REPLY TO P2 DOS POST (lord scarlet)
To my knowledge, the only problem with the P2 DOS programs can be
fixed with a program called tppatch. It is available here: http://www.resnet.wm.edu/~dsmoor/tppatch.zip
/ P2 AND DOS BASED PROGRAMS (crowe)
This may seem a little off topic, but it is a major topic on irc
lately. I myself have discoverd that most of the dos based Viewers,
Loaders, and drawing programs that we all know and love WILL give
you a RUNTIME ERROR on a Pentium 2 class processor. I work at PC-Systems
and I tried the programs on 12 differnt P2 Systems with the same
error. The past few days on irc, I have talked to several other
people with the same problem. I sent e-mail to Radman about Acidview
and Aciddraw, Bluedevil is telling the CIA coding team. Hopefully
the rest of you will see this and we can adress the issue.
/ OUR FIRST PACK IS OUT! (etana)
Hallucigenia's premiere pack has been released, hal0698.zip,
weighing in at a grand total of 2.1Meg. If you don't wish to strain
your modem, you can also view the contents of the pack--en total--at
/ DEFACTO 2 METAMORPHOSING (ipggi)
Defacto 2 Art Division has decided to refocus it's efforts to web
requests only. This means we will not be accepting any new requests
or non-web applications. This new move will enable us do most group
web requests from a simple logo redesign to a complete webpage overhaul.
We can do professional html, web graphics and designs. Plus we have
The best thing about this I feel is that our services are free to
non profit scene groups.
Before we accept
requests we feel we need more members to help take on the load.
We are looking for people who can do quality html, quality web graphics,
in the best scene web design group in the world why not fill out
the online application that can found at our page. Our members previous
web work include www.game-over.net,
and of cause www.defacto2.net.
Defacto 2 started off as an electronic magazine for the scene community.
After the demise of the magazine the website was transformed into
a scene museum that is still maintained today. A day after new years
1998 Defacto 2 was relaunched and the Defacto 2 Art Division was
formed. This division was created and designed to do free requests
for individuals and groups in the scene. In the June of 1998 the
Art Division refocused it's effort to non profit web requests. Defacto
2 is run by Ipggi, Antibody and Skateguy. It was founded by Ipggi
and Saint Tok and can be found at www.defacto2.net.
/ FOS #8 IS OUT! (inazone)
Fistful of Steel #8 is out now, with a special focus on the WWW
and its effect on the artscene. In addition to ansi and hirez capsule
reviews, 12 scene-related websites are reviewed. Also includes interviews
with Sudden Death(cia) and Lady Blue(mist/rca), articles by Inazone
and Tung Lo, and artist of the month Reanimator(legion).
/ REBIRTH IN THE MAKING (trauma)
Well now, Im sure you are all aware of the cosntant state of the
ANSI scene. Its growing, its expanding with new artists, it's making
a comeback. A comeback in which the scene will see the birth of
many new future legends, a comeback in which iCE will turn heads.
There have been complaints, discussions,and debates recently about
iCE's ANSI division, and I am here to tell the world the story.
We at iCE have
been rallying our artists this month proceeding a poor showing of
quantity in our last pack. Our artists are pumped, the group is
pumped. We have artists that don't even draw anymore gettin' back
into the swing of things. iCE is sure to turn heads with its rejuvinated
ANSI division. Be sure to look forward to July, a month that marks
a revolution in ANSI, a month that let's iCE shine in all its glory
- and take back what is rightfully ours.
/ *HUUURL* (filth)
fluor sure was a great guy. so how about everyone STOP DRAWING LIKE
HIM. holly shit, after reviewing packs this month i've noticed that
45% of the fonts are fluor rip offs. your all making me sick.
/ FEVER SUCKS!@#* (eerie)
fever, your rant is dumb!!!!! i'm offended!!!!! take it out that
site or i'll sue you!!!!!!! you suck!!!!!!! you're just trying to
impeach us from our freedom of speech!!!!!!! you asshole!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm not acting dumb at all!!!!!!!! really!!!!!!!!
/ ALT.ART.HIREZ (atom)
Can't believe noones mentioned this, so i might as well. RadMan
and Catbones have gotten the ball rolling and started a newsgroup
for us hirez doodlers: alt.art.hirez. Fire up your crusty newsreader,
or goto dejanews.com or something and jun in the happy fun.
/ RANTERS RANT (fever)
I cant believe people will actually post a rant to this web page
ranting about other peoples rants. I wont even state my opinion
on the idea that people would rant about rants because then i would
be ranting, i dont want to be another ranting hypocrite ranting
/ 5 JULY, #SWEAWARDS (tas)
On the fifth of July 1998, around 00:00 CET (central european time),
there will be the first swemag awards held in #sweawards.
cathegories to win. The swemag awards will be held every 3 month
after that. Please be there,
aka The Absent Spinsister
/ WEBSPACE AT KAOZ.ORG (poti)
as there as still some groups and persons around which are looking
for webspace (without any stupid banners and so on): kaoz.org
could offer you some. please contact poti
for more information.
/ BLENDER KOMBAT (dm)
Okay, the Info file is now fully online, so you can go and have
look.. (off the main page). The registration form for the teams
is also under the same section. Registrations have to be in before
the 15th June!
has joined the ranks of judges, himself judging the hirez entries
along with the rest of us (Thext, Thung Lo and myself).
/ ICE ANSI NEWS (inazone)
The Ice Ansi division will be seeing some reorganization in the
near future, not to mention the return of some familiar faces! Even
though it hasn't been advertised much, Ice is accepting applications
for ansi artists, so stop by #ice or contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for more details. Of course, Ice is also taking applications for
other departments as well. ;)
P.S. If you
get in, you too can "toot your own horn" like our good friend Jekyll
over at Acid -- not only is he a "stunning" artist, but undoubtedly
modest and charming as well!
/ BLENDER KOMBAT NEWS (dm)
Blender Kombat now caters for HIREZ artists, and as many teams per
group as people like. Look for the new rules and info file soon
under the blender section off the main page..
/ JEKYLL JOINS ACiD! (jekyll)
a new stunning VGA artist (16) has just joined ACiD ... you can
check his art at: www.blackhazel.com/newbreed/index.htm..
send comments to: email@example.com
/ BLENDER IS BACK! (dangermouse)
That's right, Blender is back, and it's better than ever. The rules
are basically the same, each team from a group being given three
words to draw upon.
This time though,
Blender has gone tournament style, "BLENDER KOMBAT". Each group's
team competes against another via matches, until the winner is found.
Each match will be held each week, over a period of 8 weeks.
The first Blender
will be very soon, so keep your eyes on acheron.org and the #ansi
& #ascii channels for dates. If you'd like any more info, either
goto the blender page
off the main page or email
/ FIRE 33 OUT SOON! (dangermouse)
God Among Lice has confirmed that Fire 33, Fire's last pack, could
be released within the next few weeks. This pack should be full
of great art from there current and past members, as well as many
/ FUNCTION RELEASES (quip)
Function pack #2 is out! Please download f(x)9806.zip right now!
ps. It would
be REALLY nice if you had a link on your news page to let somebody
submit news. Scenelink has figured it out, but Acheron hasn't. [ed
note: try the 'submit' option on the sidebar :>]
/ TX A SHAME TO ZENITH (dieznyik)
The release of Zenith's debut pack was a welcome suprise for me,
containing some excellent pics and decent fonts. One large blemish
has served to cast a black cloud over the entire group: Toons Xillion.
His rants are unappropriate for a pack; keep that shit to the magazines!
More than that, he must take us all for a bunch of fools. Following
a few maestro-esque minimally coloured fonts and a clear chromatik
bite (complete wiff a little circle for the title), his whines and
complains about the lack of good response to his 'epic' (which i
have personally not seen... but i'm dissin' his involvement in zenith
here =). in any case, i conclude that anyone who has followed the
scene for a while will not become hoodwinked by this feller. and
some advice for the zenith crew... why let this guy make me annoyed
enough to write in to acheron? time for some kikkin! tXillion is
a clear bitah.
/ INFUSION BBS SOFTWARE (skaboy101)
infusion board software, most advanced and configurable system to
date. every thing is external, sysop can even create their own infusion
interfaces or "hard themes" which are basically interface menusets
(consist of init, waiting for caller screen, local online screens,
exit, etc, etc). all editable, even the x/y pos and color data.
truly giving the scene a kick in the ass. tons of art and interfaces
are getting done, and i will soon have many hard themes available
for download on the page.
/ AVENGE #5 RELEASED (zeus II)
the Avenge ansi pack #5 is out, and so is Avengeview, get them both
from our homepage www.avenge.org,
which by the way is entirelly remade for this months pack.
Lots of art
is featured, and also an exclusive: the whole plan for avenge's
future. Don't miss it!
/ ZENITH RELEASES (dangermouse)
Zenith, the art group founded by egotec and taintedx, has hit the
scene in grand style, releasing a pack which many say rivals that
of Legion. Hopefully taintedx or someone will have more to say about
the Zenith release, and indeed there uprising in the the near future..
Look for there pack in the art gallery soon.