A VISIT TO THE DELTA FORCE INTERNATIONAL CODING CONFERENCE #2
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WHY NOT TO FORGET TO CHEW GUM IN THE TRAIN
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VARIOUS OTHER SUBTITLES THAT ARE SUPERFLUOUS
The following writers contributed to this article. The
editorial staff of ST NEWS wishes to stress the fact that each of
the contributors to this article is responsible for what he has
written. We take no responsibility whatsoever except for which we
have written ourselves.
The contributors to this article as a whole, with exception of
the ST NEWS editorial staff, were (in more or less of an
alphabetical order): 2Stein of ST Connexion (Julian), Abel of
Electra (of the Union now!), Alien of ST Connexion, Armin
Hierstetter (of the German mag "TOS"), Axe of Superior, Big Alec
of Delta Force, Bilbo of Ripper Off, Billy Lakefear (?!), Captain
Headcrash of Total Vision Incorporated, Carnera of NPG, Chaos
Inc. of Delta Force, Chris of Unlimited Matricks (ex-The Garlic
Eaters), Crush of the Menacing Cracking Alliance, Daryl of The
Exceptions, Dbug II of NEXT, Deel of Dynamite Dynastie, Dire of
Animi Dux (Birgir, the Insane Icelander), Dogue de Mauve of the
Overlanders, Dr. Death of Light, DTX Sync of Legacy, Duke of The
Respectables (Der Große Dumme), EVE of Galtan Six/ENS, Fishbone
of ST Connexion, Flix of Delta Force, Ford Perfect of Black
Monolith Team (Michael), Fury of Legacy, Furyo of the
Overlanders, Genital Grinder of Alcoholica (Undead Sprog of The
Lost Boys), Gunstick of the Unlimited Matricks, Headcoder of
Digital Vision, Humungus of the Overlanders, Icaruz of Electra
(of the Union now!), Illegal Exception of Scum Of The Earth,
Jacky of Alien Cracking Formation (or Alien Child Fuckers, or
whatever), Jora of Black Monolith Team, Krazy Rex of ST
Connexion, Leviathan of Light, Lowlife of Sewersoft, Mad Max of
The Exceptions, Manikin of The Lost Boys, -ME- of The Exceptions,
Mega Tri of Light, Mr. Bee of the Overlanders, Mr. Spirit of
Mystic, New Mode of Delta Force, One of Galtan Six, Oxygene of
The Lost Boys, Quicksilver of Mystic, Raphael of Scum Of The
Earth, Ray of Delta Force, Relayer of the Quartermass Experiment
(a.k.a. Jurie Hornemann, Code-God of Holland , Master Of The Whip
and J.), Sammy Joe of The Lost Boys (Mike of the "Maggie" Team),
Schnulz, Scum of Sewersoft, Slime of Delta Force, Stick of
Ripped-Off, Tanis of The Carebears (Coprophagic Necrocannibal
Eviscerator of Alcoholica), Timo Schmidt (of the "Maggie" Team),
The Fate of Unlimited Matricks (Maestro), The One of Vector, Thor
of Black Monolith Team, TLS of Black Monolith Team, Toxic Foetus
Eater of Alcoholica (Spaz of The Lost Boys), Tsunoo Rhilty of
Troll & Co (the Lord of STCS), Typhon of the Overlanders, Tyrem
of The Respectables, Vantage of ST Connexion (Klaus) and Vulcan
This totals to 70 people writing, which is an all-time record in
the history of real-time articles!
"Good morning. Good morning. Der dritte achte."
You are all right. It is now the third day of the conference.
And it starts off filled with little flies and assorted gnats in
the air that are a bit of a pain in the butt.
But who cares?
The gnats here are actually quite brave and presumptuous little
bastards. One of them sucked out of my hand as I typed something
down! Talking of braveness!
Of course, I smashed it.
Things are slowing down a lot again - for me, that is. Most of
the people present are coding screens that have to be ready
before the end of the conference. Let's ask The Fist about his
Yo! THE convention song made by the best musicians around (Mad
Max, Spaz and me) is going to be finished tomorrow. I think so.
We already have a total playing time of over 6 (six!) minutes
full of lovely samples and sounds. Hope you won't miss it. If you
haven't got it yet, you can order it by writing to: PF 13 16, D-
7737 Bad Dürrheim, West-Germany. If you live inside Germany
enclose at least 15 German marks; if you live outside Germany
enclose at least 20 German marks. And, of course, DON'T FORGET to
enclose a BLANK TAPE!!
P.S. All was made with the equipment of Chris of ULM: Roland D-
70 (30 voices), Akai S-1100 (16 voice sampler, 16-bit,
stereo, 44 Khz, lotsa megabytes memory - so lovely
quality!). And of course the Atari ST with "Cubase"....
Chris of ULM
I am back at my own ST - monochrome, lots of meg, and 71 Hz
screen that would make any Amiga interlace fanatic drool.
The Thalion guys have disappeared for the night. Obviously, they
have turned decadently weak, so that they are afraid to sleep
between real men that don't care whether they sleep an hour more
or less. They went over to Philip's (Questlord's) place to sleep
in silence and relative comfort.
By the way, I got basic errors "10" when running my virus killer
in TT-specific resolutions. What a bummer, really.
Shit and shit.
Well well, this day grows older and older (oh such inunmeasurable
amount of wisdom and experience in such a small sentence), and
with the young day turning to a wonderful sunset we all find some
more gray hairs on our beloved head, and one morning we know this
one's our last (Oops. A fast quote of the Fist:"ijvvzufcgfc").
And hey, you probably remember when I've been looking for some
great method of changing - let's say - dimensions (harakiri
championship, etc.). Some minutes ago I discovered a way of
restoring my HD backup, the only problem remaining is to write
some little basic proggy able to extract 646 files out of 12
megbyte image data (_NO_ file names included) and then detecting
what kind of data each one of those 646 files could be (SRC, S,
GFA, MOD, DAT, PC1, PI1, IFF, NEO, PRG, BAK_GFA, BAK_SRC, DOC,
TXT, INF, *). Guess this will be some very interesting work...
Oh man, one year's work is back from backup heaven (hell?).
If YOU want to buy those TT's mentioned above ... some QINDEX
values might be of interest; my TSR module player leaves you 52%
of system time on standard ST's, running on TT mode you have 447%
relative to standard ST left... 50kHz resident player is to be
expected soon (well, this one was the one and only of my latest
projects I copied to disk some days ago)!
Ford Perfect signing off
The "Midi Maze" compo just came to a stunningly exciting close.
The finals were between Leonardo of TVI, Oxygene of TLB, Blagger
of NPG and Daryl/Mad Max/-ME- (of TEX, of course). Last year, I
heard -ME- got first, Daryl second...
For the first half of the game, it looked as though Mad Max and
-ME- were going to divide the spoils, but during the last half
Daryl crept closer and closer, until they both felt the warmth of
his breath down their necks. And he even beat them, even though
Mad Max came frighteningly close to the end victory with 194
points (Daryl got 200). -ME- eventually got third.
Right now, Daryl is accepting the first prize, which is some
kind of utterly and completely totally advanced joystick. It is
usable to control Space Shuttles (see Challenger), detecting
anti-personnel mines, deep sea diving, transmitting secret
messages to the Soviets (or even the Iraqis for that matter), to
crack vaults, to kill the Red Herrings and to bash ACF over the
head with. We are, however, not entirely sure whether or not it's
usable as a joystick.
So it was a very exciting thing in the end.
Just before I witnessed all this intra-Exceptional battling, I
had been on a 'car-to-sleep-in' quest. I asked anyone with a big
car whether they would approve of me sleeping in it tonight. They
all told me either that they were sleeping in it themselves, or
that I was welcome to. The latter case only happened once,
unfortunately, and it was in the case of Slime - which has an
Ugly Duck which is not only ugly but also small and cold.
Therefore I have decided to have noise around me instead and
remain inside. I'd rather not freeze to death on so young an age.
My ears have been used to a lot of noise so they won't get
Well our quest for food found us in a, you guessed it, a
pizzeria! Yes! Bilbo had a pizza mit Thunfische (yet again!) but
I had some excellent lasagne. We went to this pizzeria with
Vantage & Krazy Rex of ST Connexion along with a few other French
guys. Vantage was our saviour as he was the only one who could
speak any German (Well done Vantage, but it would have been even
better if you had paid for the meal also!)...
We've also had a good chat with Manikin about this and that, but
mainly that. Bilbo and I have just had a couple of large Southern
Comforts so you'll have to excuse any typo errors!?
Maybe I'll get some sleep tonight?
At the moment it is 01:59 o'clock and everybody around here
looks very tired. It is the first time that I write something for
this real time article, because I was too lazy before. Anyway ...
New Mode is telling very funny jokes about a very strange person
that arrived this evening. OK I think I stop here and hand the
keyboard over to Da-(TEX)-ryl!
INPUT: "I did it!" (This was truly written by Daryl, ED.)
Oxygene of TLB
I have noticed some things recently.
A) The stuff we just did on video (Daryl had a video and he
taped some shit and Stefan and myself just helped him a bit
creatively) is quite neat.
B) I am not sleepy at all - at least not at the moment.
C) I hear the same digitized music for the quarter of a
D) Something else that I knew exists but that my memory refuses
The floor is getting slippery.
I just starred in some terrific video scenes and I must say
that I look as adorable as ever (Not quite. As a matter of fact,
it made me think of a hippo. So there. We can call it even, co-
I don't want to promote the abuse of alcohol, but I had this
bottle of Tia Maria (which is empty now) and before I emptied it,
I felt a bit like shit really, but now I don't feel sleepy at
I am fucking tired.
Do you like my Swedish?
I am terribly sorry but it is time for you to experience my
incredibly angry bit.
Why the FUCK do French and German bastards have different
FUCKING keyboards to everyone else in the FUCKING world -__ ????
See!!! The question mark has moved, the full stop moves on the
Frog STs as well as the Q and A being swapped making it FUCKING -
and I mean FUCKING - impossible to assemble anything in
"GenST" unless you are sober, I kept quitting to the desktop by
accident! Not to mention the ridiculous exchanging of the Y and Z
on the Kraut machines - it's a FUCKING OUTRAGE. I wish to call a
stop to this NOW.
ALSO! Why does anyone still make soundchip music? I hate to
shatter your dreams guys but - and wait for it (I know it is a
revelation) - IT SOUNDS LIKE A HEAP OF SHIT! IT NEVER EVER EVER
EVER SOUNDS GOOD! Just realise this fact please!
The smell of stale piss emanating from the toilets is simply
FUCKING HORRIBLE. It makes you want to stick your fingers down
somebody else's throat and make them vomit. I much prefer the
sickly sweet smell of yesterday's dinner to this unholy urinal
stench. Just think, if we'd had a piss orgy there would be no
smell, just someone with a full bladder (full with someone else's
piss of course).
I really am tired, so fuck off and leave me alone.
You can cut off my dick and put it in a jar,
But I am going to sleep in my car.
Sorry 'bout the crap rhyme, but I just felt like it.
I slept for 2 hours since I am here. Gunstick just showed me his
brand new screen for The Lost Boys' mega demo. It looked quite
OK. I hope I can tell the ST NEWS readers that it's a fullscreen
(of course). On this I.C.C. I had long discussions with many,
many coders about borders and sync-scrolling. Most people now
believe, that there is no border-routine that works on all STs. I
guess one of the best border-experts on the I.C.C. is Alien from
ST-CNX. I never heard of him before, but he knows quite much
Since some hours I know how Ziggy's new border technique is
working. I'm talking of the routine he uses in the European
Demos' Reset Demo and in the new fullscreen Furyo showed to us
(the one with the filled vector graphix). I'm almost sleeping
now... snore... snore... Good night...
Stickypobbleboidsville avez arrive maintainent (adds that
continental flavour don't you think?)!
Translation = Stick -Ripped-Off Demo CD's
After even more Southern Comfort I am still able to type this
text. Almost! With me here are the lovely Mr.Slime & the even
nicer Mr. New Mode of that brillo German group Delta Force.
New Mode is wishing to type some German text now so I'll piss
him off by keeping going as long as I can.
Oh shit! I give in now. Here is New Mode...
Another important thing to announce:
Ripped Off and Delta Force now joined forces and form a new
group called: Raped Off. We are really funny bastards, aren't we?
German swearword lesson #1:
You can combine the word GESICHT with most common German
swearwords like PISS, ARSCH, or SCHUESSLER (No insult, Michael,
but you are a twat anyway! Ripped Off told me to write this).
This is a very important announcement, but it is also very
secret. So please don't tell anyone else. OK? Are we alone? Yes?
OK, earlier on this evening, after a couple of beers, I
(Bilbovski) decided that I needed to visit the latrine (piss
pot). As I entered this esteemed establishment, I heard some
muffled moans. I quietly entered and forgot all about my piss. I
moved closer to the cubicles and saw New Mode's trousers on the
floor next to Michael Schuessler's. Perhaps they are just
talking in their underpants about the new Lost Boys Demo?
This could have been the case but I found an open jar of
vaseline on the sink side. I thought about going to get my
camera, but was not sure how long they had been there. I pressed
my ear close to the toilet cubicle. What did I hear?? I heard
rustling and then a pair of underpants landed on my head. I
tried to get them off, but they were stuck. Then another pair
landed on the floor next to me. As I bent down to pick them up,
I felt firm hands grip me and a sudden pain in my posterior. A
strong hand muffled my shouts and I turned to see Slime's face
smiling at me. The last words I remember before I passed out
were "HA! Now I teach you a lesson, English Pig!!".
I woke up this morning with a headache and an extremely sore and
bleeding arse!! I had been avoiding Slime all day until he
approached me with a smile and said "HA! Now you are no longer a
virgin, pretty one!!" I thought this was a bit strange because I
am as ugly as fuck!
** * * **
* ** *
* SCHÜSSLER *
* WE *
* LOVE *
* YOU! *
But why have you bummed that bearded English bastard this
New Mode & Slime
Interesting and unknown facts No. 347.
Delta Force is in fact almost an anagram of...
"I spear your grandmother's shit pipe till it bleeds!"
So now you know. Can you think of any other anagrams of your
favourite demo crews? If so write them down on a piece of paper,
put it in an envelope, address it to ST NEWS and then shove it up
Ripped Off is an anagram of...
"I fuck my sister (aged 12), even if she's menstruating, and she
licks my dick afterwards."
New Mode & Slime
Some French twat has moved my bed!
I asked him who had moved my bed by some four meters and he
replies "Spong de farg naf donk!" I told him to move his arse!
I hope I can sleep tonight, but with all those people on my
airbed I doubt that I will sleep at all.
Signed: Mrs Niggerbaiter has just exploded! (C. Monty Pyton)
Oh well I didn't like her much anyway!
Hullo, it's Bilbo again. I must first of all apologise for the
previous comments by Sticklemus, but he has had nearly half a
pint of shandy this evening and is obviously well pissed. So the
young (old!) lad in question cannot be held responsible for his
previous text. I, however, can!
The above is a common Yorkshire saying to confer surprise or
I think everybody is now getting ready to go to sleep (i.e. New
Mode, Slime and (hopefully) Stick). So I can continue this text
all alone. The only real problem is that I think I have now run
out of inspiration. Let's have another time check....04:13 AM on
Saturday 3rd of August 1991.
Big Alec is just changing into his bunny suit and slipping into
his sleeping bag. Night night Alec (the Big One)!
All the French guys who are sleeping on our balcony (it's not a
real balcony, but just something that sounds like one!!) are fast
asleep and look really cute.
I think Slime might be doing a bit of "sleep walking" later if I
know Slime - which I certainly do after last night!
Now lotsa guys are sleeping under this fuckin' table. Not just
the ususal dossers, but real famous guys like Big Pete Eckersley!
Also some unknown guys like Slimeski, New Modeov and Big
Alecsville (USA). Hey is that a torch in New Mode's sleeping
bag?? If so, how come it's jumping up and down. And who spilt
the Ambrosia Creamed Rice on his sleeping bag?? Ahh, so many
questions and so few blow jobs.
A question for all you 12 year old (mentally or physically):
"Have you ever woken up with crisp pants??!"
Yes? Well, you're a fuckin pervie. Here's my address: A. Total
Pederast, 42 Underage Sex Straße, Spin-on-my-dick-
ingen, Penetrationsville, Germany (of course).
I look forward to hearing from you!! SLURP! SUCK! PLARP!
WOBBLE! WOBBLE! GRUNT! HEAVE! SLOBBER!
C L I M A X !!!!
Quelle heure et il?
C'est le heure above!
This is the German guy with the very strange face and the even
Why has Slime got der plasticken tüte?
There are only seven people awake at this time... Some guys from
some French group, myself (Slime of Delta Force) and New Mode.
Along with our great friends Bilbo & Stick Of Ripped-Off Demo
CD's...... Eine plasticke tütte ist here!!
Je boire de beaucoup de vin! Ich bin ein Berliner! Fuck Me!!
Someone who might indeed by Slime, or who might indeed be not
Well after all this bollocks that I have just read I (Stick)
have decided to type some text while on my way to the toilet. I
have been asleep since about 1 AM. There is hardly anybody awake
at this time, only Slime and New Mode of Delta Force, who are
sort of half asleep while leaning against each other on the table
in front of me. They are snoring wildly...
There is the VERY strange German guy behind me (The one with the
staring mad axeman eyes and the funny baseball cap...) - along
with a few French guys that we do not know!!!
Stick (...I sleep again now...)
Hi Bilbolotov ici once again! I am also going to appeal to you
again to disregard all (sorry most) of the previous text written
by Stick. New Mode and Slime have been asleep for ages now and
cannot be held responsible for the text just typed in. Stick is
now ejecting (ejaculating??) somebody from his sleeping hole and
causing all the associated chaos one expects from a pissed
Englishman (he's not really that bad - but bad enough!).
So it's now really quiet.
It's still quiet.
05:00 (AM and all's well!!)
Yeah! Can I make it thru the night?? Hmm, that reminds me of a
song. I reckon that if I am still awake at, say, 8 AM, that
counts as all night. Do you agree? OK, let's try!
Well, the lavatorial facilities are now beset by the foulest and
most demonic smells I have yet encountered in my short but sweet
life! German hygiene is fine. ICC #2 people's nitrogenous waste
The fuckin flies are still buzzin around and pissing me off
(don't they ever sleep?)
I think tomorrow I must find the ACF guys cos I ain't had a
chance to speak to them (toooooooo lazy to find them!). And also
the guys from NEXT.
I wonder if this will ever get published in ST NEWS? I guess
that really it should. It is full of bullshit of the most
serious kind, but I also think it gives a pretty fair idea of
what is going on in the minds of the guys present!! And thus,
will ST NEWS strike another blow for realistic journalism or just
fade into the opposite of the above (I can't think of the word at
the moment!)? I am sure it will be the former, i.e. PUBLISH AND
BE DAMNED (and fucked if you're lucky!).
I wonder if Richard's machine will melt during this party? I
think there is more chance of this if I can find my lighter.
Please note: This text has only been possible because of Sammy
Joe leaving his cigarettes with me. I gotta have my fix every 30-
40 seconds or I'm paste!
I guess it's also got a lot to do with my ma and pa getting it
together 27 years ago etc., etc., but that goes without saying -
so I won't say it.
Do people really read all this shit?? That's what I want to
know. I also want to know why you can't piss with a hard-on!
Someone who forgot to mention his name
(Probably one of Ripped Off named Bilbo - Tolkien turns in his
Ear battering grumbling occupies the "gym". How many dudes are
lying absolutely inactive in ridiculous places? This sleep
explosion is a real riddle for the rational being. I, Headcoder
of Digital Vision, never sleep. This sleep exhibition mutated
even the "coolest" guy in town into a peaceful babyface.
Oooops, now it's LEM on the keyboard... I just want to send some
quick fuckings to Belgium's lamest crew: BAD BOYS, cracked
software sellers..... SUCKS, FUCKS, and all those dirty things go
to BAD BOYS BELGIUM !
Digital Vision (the Headcoder)
After about 10 hours driving in the car, we (Lowlife & Scum of
Sewer, One, Eve & CIA of Galtan Six) just arrived. We have been
searching the whole f*cking town of Winnenden before we finally
realised we were in the wrong town (a little letdown in
communication there...). So what's happening here? Eeeerrrrmmm...
Well, to be honest, nothing much really, because apart from us
there are 3 other people awake who are all programming it seems.
CIA interrupting...I'm going off for a sleep now.
End of interruption.
OK, let's get something to eat. Later.
Bilbolotov (Raped (Young Girls) Off):
Almost 06:35 and I'm still awake. HA! Believe it or die a sad
and lonely death! Yes suckers, no sign of sleep in me yet. I
think that Stick will have a hangover when he finally wakes up
(no real drinker, I am afraid - although he did help me get my
way thru almost a full bottle of that nectar of life - Southern
Comfort). It knocked him out, but only made me stay awake!
I'll see if he wants to do the same tomorrow - sorry, tonight!!
OK, same scene, only about 4 or 5 guys still awake - excepting
the Dutch guys who just arrived. No staying power these young
Inspiration descends like a cloud of locusts.... I'll do my
"Powermonger" tips, part 792A.
"...Stranded soldiers (without boats) can be passively attacked
and they will (when defeated) return to their original
N O M O R E ! !
I am still anxiously waiting for the "Powermonger" data disk and
"Populous II" (YEAH!). Quite how long I will be kept waiting is
another matter. I consider it quite unacceptable that Bullfrog
insist on keeping me uninformed about the progress of these two
babies - and I take this very personally!
Here is Carnera of NPG once again! I' m still thinking about to
drive home, coz everybody (nearly!) sleeps for example, Jacky,
DbugII, Manikin...! OK boys, I'm out of ideas what to write!!!
Pheeeeeeeeeeeeeew! Much longer without sleep and I'm gonna start
hallucinating (great!) - well it's cheaper than dropping a trip
(and considerably more legal - even in Germany!!).
People are sloooowly beginning to wake up. There are now about
ten or so people awake. I think I should start thinking about
kicking New Mode and waking him from his comatose state. He has
surely got a lot of coding to do today. But last night he said
"Fuck it! What coding?" and walked away laughing. Maybe I'll
let him sleep. Fuck the demo. "Punish Your Machine" may never
appear due to a concerted attack of apathy. Time will tell.
OK, I guess I'll unveil my ICC #2 limerick. Buckle your belts,
"We came to ICC #2 in a bucket,
Cos the plane, we forgot to book it,
There were coders galore,
Demos, games and much more,
But in the end we all just said 'F U C K I T!'"
That was slammin' OK, so it was shit, but how many ICC #2
limericks have YOU written??
More and more people are changing from a weird, mouth open,
snoring, farting, lying down on the ground position (i.e. sleep)
to the more normal state of mind, which is, eehhh.... well, the
same as the above but without the lying down on the ground
Inspiration. Just when you need it, it doesn't come to you.
Scum of Sewersoft
I'm starting to type...
OK, Crush's time limit is over, I can now leave the keyboard to
anyone who wishes to have it and go fetch some food as I haven't
eaten since yesterday noon.
Well I have finally achieved the impossible and managed to sleep
for a total of nearly 7 hours at the ICC #2. Except for a certain
Dutch 'editor' I slept very well. I am now up and around ready
for anything and anxious to get coding. Yeh yeh what a load of
bullshit. I am going to do absolutely fuck all today if I can
help it. So New Mode did you have a good one with the English
guys last night. I heard all sorts of strange noises emerging
from the toilets and Slime has a very strange grin on his face
this morning too!
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