Sunday, 4 September 2011

Amiga cracktro remakes

In the local city newspaper, there used to be pirated games advertised for sale. Send a disk with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and you'd receive a catalogue back on disk. Or so I heard, there was a guy in town who I knew who had started up his own business like this and gotten a call warning him from the piracy police. One of the things on these pirated games disks were these cracktro things.

There's a community now, Retro Remakes, where people recreate these with versions that run on Windows. The forum hosts competitions with demo effect related challenges, and people discuss how to recreate the various effects.




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