When I decided to pack my collections of scene art logos and pixel art fonts to make them public for others to download, I got the idea to create a nice little intro that comes with the packages. Following an ancient tradition in the scene, an intro does serve the purpose to announce the release and to relay greetings and messages to fellow sceners. The intro (or Cracktro), which is short for “Crack Intro”) pre-dates the text NFO files by many years. In fact, NFO files are something that was developed pretty late in the game and was only extensively used for releases on the PC.
NFO files were pretty much a novelty on machines like the Commodore 64 and also not common for the use in releases on the Commodore Amiga. I created a NFO file and file_id.diz for my collections releases of course.
Anyhow, I created an Intro with the help of the OSDM (OldSkool Demo Maker) intro engine developed by the fellow German scener with the name Peace/Testaware and released my collections with that new intro of mine.
As always, I was not 100% happy with the results and started tweaking, changing and expanding things. Here are the results of that tweaking and one intermediate version that will probably never be used for a release ever. The current version will most likely be used for any update to the current packages or for some new collections (I have a lot more stuff floating around here than just logos and fonts hehe).
Current Version 4.5 of the Intro
Design, Graphics, Concept & Direction: Roy/SAC
Music: Mantronix/Razor 1911
- Watch on Vimeo
- Watch on YouTube
- Download Video Version in AVI Format (263 MB)
- Download Win32 Executable (370 KB)
Previous Versions of the Intro
The credits for the previous versions of the intro are slightly different. I used a different intro tune there.
Graphics, Design and Concept: Roy/SAC
Music: track “Cognition” by Jozz/TRSI
|Version 1||Version 3|
|??Note: You can always download the AVI version of the intro at VIMEO.com. Look to the lover right of the detail page for each of my videos there.??|
I thought it was a nice idea to include greetings to most of the guys that I knew and dealt with in the scene and still remember, so I started creating a list to collect all the handles of those folks and included them in the second scroller (the smaller copper-bars scroller at the bottom). Most folks are from Germany, especially Berlin, where I grew up, but it also includes some folks from other countries in Europe, Israel, Canada and the United States.
Long List of Personal Greeting (Alphabetically)
Ace , Acen , Ados , Akim , Alf/ACC , Alf/Melmac , Alien/Nostromo , Alphatron , Amblin , Amok , Angel Death , Antibody , Argon Factor , Asphyx , Axess , Bacchus , Bad Boy , Beatmaster , Ben Garrett/Defacto2 , Bionic , Black Spyrit , Blacklord , Blaster , Brian O Neil , Brockhaus , Bug Lord , Busy Bee , Buttcher (Berlin) , Bymn , Caihai , Camel Joe , Capone , CC Catch , CeeJay , Censored , Cercyon , Chester , chub DrUid , Coast , Cosmic , Count Zero (Berlin) , Crackfield , Creator of Hell , Crypton , Cyber Brain , Cyric/DOD , Cyz , DAC , Dalezy , Darkside , Datacrime , Deathbringer , Deathwalker , Deleter , Deryll , Dipswitch , Dr.Acid , Dr.Lazy , Dragnet , Dream Design , Dusty , Elvin , Elvin Knox , Elwood , Exterminator , Fan Fan Latulipe , Fatman , Feldmann , Ferrex , FFC , Firebird (Berlin) , Fli7e , Fox , Frank Borally , Frog , Fulcrum , Garfield , Gee , Giovanni , Glink , Goonie , Grap , Gregory , Grymmjack , Guiver/EXS , Gumbo , Hagman , Hetero , Iceman , Iceman/WOF , iD MUD , Idefix , Idiana , Intruder , Jagor , Jaset , Jason Scott/Textfiles.com , Jester Radics , Jkowall , Johnny Cyberpunk , Kaethe , KC Kid , Killer , Kobold , Kral , Krazy Nomad , Larry ILG , LBM , Leecher JTC , Lemming , Logic , Lord MX , Lord Scarlett/SixteenColors.net , LTD/BLH , Mach One , Mad Danger , Mad Mac , Madmax (Berlin) , Madmax/CPI , Magician , Magnum , Marky , Matador , Matt , Maverick , Max/DOM , McLoud , Mefis , Menion Leah , Mitfit , Monday , Monster , Mozart , Mr.Axxess , Mr.Diesel , Mr.Lightning , Mr.Mad/NRG , Mr.Mixx , Mr.Rox , Mr.Swapper , Mr.Twister , Neon , Neophyte , O-Dog , Oliver Stone , OSHO , Overdoze , Palladin , Paragon , Paso , Pennywize , Pilot , Pitbull/RZR , Pitty , Poldi , Proton , Psychofox , Puschel , Quickmix , Rad Man/ACID , Radiocity , Rainer/AFL , Rainer/SAC , Raiser , Ramses , Ranx , Ratso , Rave , Rescue 911 , Retaliator , Rhett Jones , Ripwave , Roach , Rowdy , Royal Knight , Salty , Sextronix , Shamen , Shockwave , Shot , Skin , Sky , Slash , SLE , Snoop , Snoopy , Sonic , Spacerat , Sparky , Speedlock , Spoon , Sporky , Squizzy , SSC , Starx , STB , Stone , Stonehedge , Stryker , Suicide , Svenzzon , Synec , Term , Termi , The Barrier , The Driver , The Outlaws , The Punisher , The Shark , The Syndicate , Thunder , Thunderhawk , Tic , Toast , Toony , Toth , Toxic Trancer , Trans/BF , Trinitron , Trixter , Tronics , Trouble , Twin! , Twinbit , Twister , UCI , Ufonaut , Ultimate , Ultimate Warrior , Uridius , Urmel , Vax , VFast , Vincent , Virago , Werner , Wessi , Whiteheat EXLC , Wilkins , Wing , Wizard , Xan , Xeek , Xerxes , XLR8OR , XOX , Z80 , Zerovision , Zippoid , Znake , Zyrix
If you have any comments or feedback to the intros, let me know and post a comment below.
Thanks and Cheers!
Carsten aka Roy/SAC