So, what have TRIAD been up to after the successful summer? Quite a lot of course, so let us recap a bit… But before the recap, let us showcase our very latest release, put out on the first day of 2019…


Yup, it is time for issue #19 of Attitude, packed to the brim with hot news, cool articles, great graphics and wonderful tunes. Published together with Genesis Project, and with the help of several friends on the scene.

Now, lets reverse the tape a bit, and see what we did a few months back…

In October, Dalezy won the music compo at Deadline 2018 with a smashing tune Szalonna Csillag. During the same month, two firsties were put out in the wild; Laura64 Preview V2 handled by Sailor and translated by DJ Gruby, and Cow & Chicken Preview slammed by Lynx.


Moving on to November, the small demo Mega Ukulele was released, based on a compo picture at X2018 from Nith, with additional graphics by Skyhawk, code by Powerslave and music by TDM.


While at X2018, we won the 4K compo there with a totally amazing contribution, Screw It! Done by Icon, ilesj and TDM and taking the event by storm!


More cracks made it out during December; Space Moguls done in coop with our friends in Genesis Projects, and then the definite version of Aviator Arcade II, also with G*P.

On Christmas Eve, the traditional gift from TRIAD came in the form of O-Pat-Ko-No complete with docs. On the next day, we followed up with a jewel version of Death in the Caribbean, 101% and docs, solution and map provided.


On the last day of 2018, Ninja Invasion Simulator Preview  was also let out.


Also during December, we entered no less than three intros in the Intro Creation Competition 2018; Revolution by Nith+TDM, Raster Compleeto by Twoflower+Powerslave+TDM and Rasterblues by Twoflower+Icon+Flex.

Hot Summer – hot releases!

It has been one hot summer this year, which also applies to the activity of TRIAD! Since the last update here, we’ve been tinkering with quite some interesting stuff.

TRIAD at Gubbdata! Missing from the photo is Skyhawk (lower right).

TRIAD at Gubbdata! Missing from the photo is Skyhawk (lower right).

A whole bunch of us were present at Gubbdata 2018 in the end of June, more specifically Cash, Powerslave, Bepp, Sailor, Mr.Z, King Fisher, iopop, Skyhawk and Taper. While there we incidently won the demo competition with our tribute to Mr.Z, entitled Soft Machine. The demo was coded by Icon, iopop, Powerslave and Houbba, with graphics from Twoflower and music by Dalezy!


In addition to the demo, some extra freebies to go with it was released, namely Technolo-G  and Goodlife. Skyhawk also released a smaller petscii animation in cooperarion with Lola, Walk of Shame.

Dancing Keith

Dancing Keith

A whole streak of smaller first-releases would also make it out during and just after the party. Starting off with G7000 Racer!, which also boasted the brand new crackintro entitled Dancing Keith, concieved by Skyhawk, Powerslave and Ne7. The rush continued with Orbs, Wave Hero, Trump Tower, Mind the Mines and the 101% version of Memory-Safe. Sailor and Lynx helped out taking care of business on those titles.

A few weeks later, old member Quorthon visited Taper and the TRIAD HQ basement for some catching up. Sadly the meetup was not caught on camera this time around.

Hammering at Gubbdata 2018 took its toll, so we had no releases for this years edition of Datastorm. However, TDM and Cash were present at the party, while King Fisher hosted a remote talk about the conception of our legendary demo Red Storm. The talk can be scene in this video, forward to about 02:09. Also TDM and former member Alfatech is participating in the talk.

A few days after Datastorm, a small meeting was held at Tapers place, with iopop, Skyhawk, Powerslave and guest Jucke/Judas present in the data-dungeon. Work on some future projects was discussed, some development was done and one 1983 C64 resurrected from the dead.

iopop and Jucke/Judas at the meeting

iopop and Jucke/Judas at the meeting

At last, some VERY cool news; TDM has decided to return to activity again, so his membership has been restored to active status! Welcome back to the mummyship!


Since we’ve been lazy with updates on this page again, here we go with a mega-update, mainly focusing on what happened during the last 7 months.

TRIAD ended 2017 with a bunch of cracks being released.  The sales-version of Slipstream was handled together with our friends in G*P in late November.

3A month later and we did what few thought was possible to pull off (especially in such a short time-frame) and presented a disk-version of the cartridge game LuftRauserZ with two trainers. Even cooler is the fact that the game doesn’t suffer from being run from disk, so no wonder this became a publicly acclaimed release. Sailor did the cracking while Lynx supplied the original.

mega-animThe traditional christmas release was next in line and on the 24:th of December we released Megatanoi Preview V2 +D, a game with a special story where Sailor had dug up new unseen material from unknown development disks.

Another win in December was the recruitment of old Tronix-coder Powerslave, who joined up with the mummyship!

In the very beginning of 2018 TRIAD also presented the definite version of the totally asskicking game Sam’s Journey. With no less than 9 trainers and complete with documentation, this version blows all other cracks out of the water. A whole range of members helped out with this game including Taper, MtnBuffalo, Lynx and Powerslave, but the hard work was once again done by Sailor.

Sadly, we also lost one of our graphicians in early 2018 when Vent decided to join up with his old buddies in Extend instead. We wish him a good stay in his new group, while being glad for all the neat contributions he has done for TRIAD during the years.

In March, a delegation from TRIAD attended Fjälldata in the very north of Sweden. Icon, iopop and Twoflower partied in the snow, and Twoflower came in on second place in the graphics compo with his Kim. A remote music entry, 15 years of friendship, from Dalezy, who had teamed up with Qdor for the occasion, was also released and ended up on third place in the music compo.

Also in March, a small one-file demo, What’s going on?, competed in the He-Man Jr. competition at CSDB. Coded by Icon with graphics from Ilesj and music by Fegolhuzz/Panda Design it was one of the best contributions attending the compo. Before the month was over, petscii artist and trader Skyhawk left Laxity and joined up with us, and a small v2 preview called Bewitched  was also released.

att18Then in April, Attitude #18 was released, this time in coop with our friends in Genesis Project. With an intro coded by Powerslave and yet some mag-engine improvements by DJ.Gruby, issue #18 is filled to the brim with essential reads from a whole range of editors, including Taper, DJ.Gruby and MtnBuffalo, Hedning, Dr.Strange and Pad. The issue also contain a bunch of great soundtracks by Dalezy, Con, ne7, Fegolhuzz, 6R6, Jammer, MCH, TDM and Zardax.

refrefIn the end of April, a three-screen petscii entitled Reflections was released, with art by Skyhawk, code by Powerslave and music by Dalezy.

6May was a slow month without any releases from us, but in June we released the 101% and +6 trained version of the cool claustrophobic Alien-esque game Organism from Psytronik, thus claiming the firstrelease. With a trainer working against the alien-queen, and a bug in the original also affecting the queen fixed, this is the version of the game you want to play! The original was supplied by Romppainen and Sailor conquered the xenomorphed code.

Over and out, see you in the second half of 2018!

Surprise visits to other platforms

Zodiac Vitro for the Vic20

Zodiac Vitro for the Vic20

Although rare, TRIAD have made appearances on other platforms now and then during the years. Long gone is the steady Amiga section, but we’ve released a few goods on GBC, Amiga and PC-based C64 tools since then.

Abaddon and Bepp

Abaddon and Bepp

At the Zoo party in Finland, we contributed with the VIC20 demo Zodiac Vitro. Made for a stock machine without memory expansion, it was coded by Tao with music from Dalezy. Some serious shoe-horning was done here to make it all fit into the miniscule 5KB 2114 SRAM that the good old VIC offers!

Talking about Zoo, members present at the party were Vent, Ilesj, Romppainen, bepp, Tao and Cash. Also former member Abaddon showed up.

Road to TRSAC

Road to TRSAC

Also in October, at TRSAC 2017, we teamed up with Genesis Project and Digital Demolition Krew and released a neat Nintendo 8-bit production entitled Road to TRSAC, where Dalezy was responsible for the music.

It ended up on third place in the oldschool demo compo!

Back to the future part II



Time to continue the recap of happenings during 2017! Did we mention that we won the democompo at Datastorm with Neon in the previous post? I think we did – but Neon is such a kickass production that it sure deserves to be mentioned twice…





ilesj, Icon, Tao, Nith, Houbba, Abaddon, Vent and Twoflower along with Flex/Artline Design really went all the way with this demo! Close to 35000 views on YouTube says it all – but you should of course watch Neon on the real deal!





In the beginning of the summer we put out a few cracks, Galencia preview, the very rare Pengon and a neat tetris clone, Itchtris preview.



dreadA few of us attended Gubbdata in July, including bepp, Cash, King Fisher and Taper. At the party we also released the music collection Dreadnought together with The Increasing Popularity Crew, containing long lost music from Jason Brooke, code by iopop and scrolltext content by a whole line of well-known sceners.


Also in July, Vent won the graphics competition at Vammala party 23 with his Aqualung, My Friend. Then came the crack of the excellent Galencia, handled by Lynx and Tao. However, an even better game was up next – we dare to crown it the best game of 2017 eventhough 2017 is not yet over!



The game in question is of course Planet Golf from Antonio Savona/Psytronik! – trained and loader exchanged by Sailor, with some minor assistance by Taper and Quorthon. Tao crafted a brand new crackintro for the occasion, entitled TRIAD Front Intro.




In October, Dalezy took home the gold medal in the music compo at Deadline 2017 with Your intrusion is my illusion. A few days later Lynx took care of training and releasing Cross Chase.

Also in October, Vent entered the petscii screen Once I had a Friend for the plain petscii competition, which is not yet concluded.

Of course, more stuff is cooking behind the scenes, but the end of the year is approaching and we need to schedule some rest as well. That said, we will try to update here more often in the future! Actually, in a few days you will find an update covering two non-c64 releases that we made… curious? Well check back soon and find out…

Back to the Future – Part one

It’s been more than a year since we last published an update here, so it’s about time we get our act together! However, it’s not that we haven’t been active elsewhere – no less than 35 releases has made it out since then. Make sure to check them all out here.

To keep this update from being several pages long, lets focus on the essential happenings and do a bit of a fast-forward to get in sync again.




During the latter half of 2016, TRIAD released a whole bunch of cracks – most notably Die! Alien Slime+8D, Hit & Run Baseball+D (handled together with our friends in Genesis*Project), and the annual christmas release which turned out to be Pong+D (equipped with a brand new crackintro by Tao). A bunch of smaller cracks were released as well.



Sami Hedberg



Vent competed with two pictures at Psykoz 2016, with Sami Hedberg ending up at 4:th place and Pandora’s Slate at 7:th.

One more release from 2016 that must be mentioned is Sounds of the Amiga volume #4, packed with great tunes by Ne7 and Dalezy. If you haven’t already, grab this one and listen away!



Sounds of the Amiga #4



We started out 2017 with the preview of a Philips G7000 conversion, Munchkin64, while Vent scored fifth place at KozMOS 2017 with a fine Petscii screen entitled Teleport to Tuhero.

In mid-February TRIAD was set to conquer Datastorm 2017 in Gothenburg, and conquer we did! No less than 11 TRIAD members graced the party with their presence; bepp, Cash, Houbba, Icon, Ilesj, iopop, Lucifer, Mtn.buffalo, Tao, Taper and Twoflower.




Several releases were put out from Datastorm, including the two smaller demos Ohnesorg and Zoo 2017 Invite (together with Artline Designs and Extend), and a neat poster for our big finale for the demo compo, Neon.

Indeed Neon took home the grand prize in fierce competition with SHAPE and Atlantis who also sported great contributions for the event.



In addition, Ilesj won the graphics compo ith his Rear View while Twoflower secured the second place with Incarnations.

We ended February by releasing three cracks – the two GTW’s Equinox and Soda Shop, both supplied by our friends Peepo and SLC, and Slipstream in coop with G*P.

To be continued in part two…

30 Year Anniversary at Gubbdata 2016!

A week back, we celebrated TRIAD’s 30:th anniversary (a bit in advance, the exact date is the 28:th of July) at Gubbdata 2016, together with G*P who are also turning 30 this year. King Fisher, Sailor, iopop, bepp, ilesj, Cash, Tao and Taper were present at the party, representing TRIAD.



We brought out a whole bunch of releases as well, of course! First out, spread on the boards on the first day of the party, was Blaster Twins preview from Threshold Productions. This GTW is an early version of a bomberman clone, supplied and slammed to the concrete by Moloch!





On Saturday, as the competition deadline approached, we handed in our demo Monochrome. Produced by Icon, iopop, Tao, Dalezy and Twoflower, it ended up securing the bronze medal in the demo compo






Ilesj competed with his awesome Cock Picture, and ended up winning the graphics competition in fierce competition with the other contributing artists.





On Sunday, the last day of Gubbdata 2016, we also published the latest issue of our diskmagazine – Attitude #17. A lot of different content is available in this issue, including what might be the worlds fastest party report!




Also on Sunday, the first release Spaceinvadaz Extra preview was released as well. Supplied by Taper and linked by Lynx.

We hope to be able to present some party photos from Gubbdata soon as well, there were some quite memorable things taking place during the weekend!

Another bulk-update!

slimedeluTime to do a little recap of the latest happenings! In mid March we released Slime Deluxe which was supplied by Moloch, trained by Lynx and level-counter bug after level 19 in the original fixed by Tao!

This is an updated and more graphically pleasing version of Slime which we released earlier, but with the same great playability as the first outing.

Next out in early April was Ring on a String, a small but very addictive game, supplied and linked by iopop. Some might disagree, but we strongly stand by our decision not to add a trainer to this game – for us it would make no sense.

You should really give this one a go, it has that Tetris-esque “just one more go” feeling that few games can boast about.


A week later and we released SCT2D V2.0 (Spectacular Copy Turbo to Disk 2.0), totally rewritten from scratch by Sailor! This is THE tool when you need to transfer files from your Turbo 250 tapes. Now also includes Jiffy DOS support and a whole lot more.

If you haven’t already – make sure to backup them old tapes! They wont live forever you know!
In the end of April, we also released the invitation for Gubbdata 2016, together with our friends in Genesis*Project. Coded by Tao with graphics from ilesj, music by MCH/G*P and text by Taper and hedning/G*P.

Fabruary hits your screen!

February turned into fabruary for us, with two releases and one new member added to our ranks!

slimegifFirst we put out Slime, a small but neat cover of an old Commodore PET game. Repacked, built-in trainer for one player removed and trainer for both players added by Lynx, supplied by Romppainen.

Monochrome green has never been so beautiful – this game is well worth a play and especially addictive in 2-player mode.


Then we teamed up with our compatriots in G*P and released what very well could be the best game of 2016 – Hessian from Covert Bitops. Supplied in advance by Hedning and successfully linked as well as +5 trained by Sailor – who despite severe space-restrictions managed to keep it on one diskside!


We also gained a new member, MtnBuffalo, who will function as an editor for Attutide, a well-needed reinforcement of our magazine staff! Welcome aboard the mummyship!

Better late than never-update


Lack of time has again prevented us from updating this site for a while, so here is a quick bulletin containing the latest happenings.

On Christmas Eve two presents made it out; the promising game Squirm 2 preview, which was supplied by Moloch and wrapped together by Lynx – and a new issue of our diskmag Attitude! To be more precise 143966issue number 16, which contains some good reading, excellent tunes and a smashing intro from our friends in G*P! Big thanks to everyone inside and outside TRIAD who contributed to this issue!

More recently we also released an update to Spectacular Copy – Turbo to Disk, entitled version 1.2. The work was done by Sailor and this is definitely THE tool to use for 144377transfering your Turbo 250 tapes!

Reminds me I still have a rather large box with Turbo 250 tapes that needs to be taken care of! Be sure you handle yours too, before the bit-rot takes a chunk out of the data – who knows if there is something rare on one of those tapes…