Introduction to Superior Art Creations
SAC, standing for Superior Art Creations, is a "Scene" Art Group who's members created ASCII art, ANSI art commonly known as Text Art and VGA Pixel Art for other Groups, BBS's (Bulletin Board Systems) and FTP Sites.
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SAC Musicians created "MOD" and later also MP3 Music just as stand alone piece of Art or to be used in "Intros", "Demos" and other Tools and Programs. SAC "Coders" programmed BBS Ads, Cracktros and Intros using most of the time graphic and music created by fellow SAC Members.
SAC was founded in December of 1994 by six members: Dream Design, Kaethe, Raiser, Toxic Trancer, Hetero and me, Roy who was acting as the primary organizer of the group. The first Art-Pack was released the same month at "The Party" Demo Party in Herning/Denmark.
The offical SAC Homepage was at SuperiorArtCreations.com, but the site was shut down. I got the domain transfered to my name and registrar, and redirected it to this page on my site. This section of RoySAC.com functions as preliminary official SAC homepage now, until a better solution is found. SuperiorArtCreation.com, SuperiorArtCreations.org, SuperiorArtCreations.net and SuperiorArtCreations.info also redirect to this page.
I wrote up a abreviated history of Superior Art Creations in a personal narative in January 2010 for my personal blog.
SAC Artwork and Releases
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The following pages are dedicated to artwork by Superior Art Creation members for SAC and to the SAC releases, mainly artpacks, but also other releases by the group. I will add more and more artwork and information about the group over time.
I already indicated what pages can be expected to become available in the near future. Also planned is an all-time member list and a more or less complete group history. I need to get back in touch (again) with Ferrex and Idiana who managed the group after 1999 until now to fill in some of the events that happened after I left the group in 2001.
All this was planned to be done much earlier. As a matter of fact, I was in contact with Idiana in spring 2006 and was kicking some ideas aroundw together with her. The whole thing was slowly dying, which was for a large degree my fault. I hope that I can make it up to everybody by providing as much information, artwork and releases by and about SAC as a group and the created art work as possible.
SAC Stuff / Art Packs and SAC Logos
Two musicdisks were released by SAC musicians (as far as I know).
Cracktros and Other Intros
Video versions of all SAC cracktros and SaC pack release Sactros are availble now. Check out the new SAC Intros Page!
The original executables for all the cracktros and sactros are available for download. See the links below. Most intros don't run properly or in other case not at all, on mondern Windows PCs without using special tools, like the DOSBox Microsoft DOS emulator or similar.
Additional Video Content
For more consolidated packages in ZIP format, including SAC.NFOs and Roy/SAC art galleries, go to the Consolidated Packs section of my Downloads page.
SAC PPEs and Peanuts (PNS)
SAC had for a brief period of time between June 1995 and March 1996 a SAC PPE
SAC also created VGA art and Music, which was often used for Cracktros and BBStros, BBS tools did just not fit into this mix.
What is PPE?
PPE stands for PCBoard Programming Executable is a programs written in the proprietary PCBoard Script Language PPL (PCBoard Programming Language). PPE's could only be used for PCBoard (PCB) and no other BBS Software. PCBoard was very popular at the time and was used by over 90% of the Warez BBS Systems that were running on a PC. The Introduction of PPL in PCBoard Version 15.0 boosted the popularity of the until then fairly unknown BBS Software by Clark Development Company (CDC).
Up to this time did the PC (Warez) Scene not have a powerful BBS Software that could compete with the Amiga BBS Software Ami-Express (Short: Ami-X or simply /X). Almost all Warez BBS Systems running on Amigas used /X. The PC adaptation of /X called PC Express saw a brief period of widespread use but was soon replaced by PCBoard 15.x. Most ANSI and ASCII Art work for SAC/PNS PPE's were done by SAC ANSI/ASCII Artists which increased the popularity of the PPE's. They were not only usefull, but also looked good.
All SAC/PNS PPE's are available for download at my download page, where you can also find all SAC Scene Art Packs and a bunch of ANSI/ASCII Editors and Tools for good old DOS and also some for Windows. The Wikipedia articles about PPE is also pretty good.
The Inner Workings of SAC
SAC had a very loose Group Structure. Members worked mostly independent without getting any direction from the group leaders. Nobody got told what to do and what not. Every member decided himself which art requests he is willing to fulfill and which not. Seniority was achieved by simply being an active member for a specific period of time.
Exceptions were made occasionally for outstanding contributions to the Group. New members were accepted by voting of it's existing members and was never the decision of a singe person (regardless of the status of that member). All votes counted equal.
All Member Applications and the provided samples of the applicants Art Work was published in a designated Forum at the SAC World headquarter BBS and later also made available on the Internet at SAC's IRC Channel (#SAC at EFNet) when SAC extended beyond the Borders of Germany and could not expect from every member to call the Word headquarter over the telephone all the time.
Official SAC Homepage
The offical SAC Homepage was at SuperiorArtCreations.com, but the site was shut down. I got the domain transfered to my name and account and redirected it to this site. The SAC section here at RoySAC.com functions as preliminary official SAC homepage now, until a better solution is found. SuperiorArtCreation.com, SuperiorArtCreations.org, SuperiorArtCreations.net and SuperiorArtCreations.info also redirect to this domain.