scene expedition begins...
Friday 28 March
I started travelling to Schreiersgrün for another
Atari meeting. Because I was the only MNX member
who had time to go and didn't want to travel
the 800 km alone, I decided to join RIK and
Mr XY from Foundation Two and travel with them.
So my journey started at 09:00 and I drove to
RIK - at 14:00 I arrived and we drove to the
house of Mr XY and continued to the house of
Helmut (the organizer of the Atari meeting).
Early in the evening we arrived and we could
relax, get a beer and discuss all kinds of Atari
things, like games, new developments and ideas.
The next day
we went to the meeting place and started to
connect the Ataris. I started to connect the
computer and decorate the room and started of
course with my Atari flag...
After we connected
the computers we had time to walk around and
to speak to other people there. Mad Butscher
was there and he organized the gaming competition
at this meeting.
We also had the
time and people to play some MultiJoy8 games.
We played with eight people the new game
from Raster, called "Shoot 'Em All", it's
a game where eight players move in a labyrinth
and shoot all other opponents.
It was a real
nice game and we played it several times. In
the meantime the room was filled with more visitors.
to each other, exchanged e-mail addresses
and discussed all kinds of Atari 8-bit ideas
and developments. This is one of the reasons why
these meetings are so nice.
There was one
person who presented his new software program.
It's a German to French translation tutorial
program. You can learn French in different ways
and lessons. The program is written in Turbo
BASIC and the author gave a full demonstration
looked interested and took the time to see the
We also took
time after the demonstration to look at some
demos for the 8-bit like the new Numen demo
and other new demos.
The RAF was also
there and brought hardware like SIO2PC, and
Game-Link interfaces they built. Many visitors
were interested and talked to the people of
There was also
a person who brought his XEGS, which he
painted blue. It was nice to see it, instead
of the normal colors. Even the ST mouse was
painted in the same colour.
I also had some
time to speak to tWh/F2 about some ideas
we had and my FTP server. I told him that a
lot of users already found my server that's
running 24x7 at my house with lot of 8-bit software.
At the end of
the day, Carsten Strotmann gave a presentation
about the different kinds of software licences.
He explained the differences between freeware,
shareware, cardware and public domain. This
was interesting information and people could
ask Carsten about this subject.
day was very interesting, back at Helmut's place
we played some linked Lynx games like Checkered
Flag with thre Lynx systems and Comlynx.
We also talked about lots of funny things we
had experienced at some parties we visited in
Then the next
day we travelled back to RIK's home and
I travelled home from there. Sunday evening
I was home again, I started to read all my e-mail...
will be Atariada 2003...