Welcome 2020!

We ended the past year by releasing yet a bunch of new games on the very last day. Jetdroid and Magnetoball are two more games from OneButtonSmashers employing a simplified control scheme. The first was handled by Lynx while the latter was done by Maxlide, with auxiliary duties handled by Taper, El Topo and Skyhawk.

Ca$h managed to obtain UFO Cownapper preview by employing some classic sweet-talking, which was then quickly trained and linked by Lynx.

In December Nith released Mesmerizer for the Intro Creation Competition, together with TDM and Twoflower. As 2020 begun we entered yet another intro, entitled Triggered. This fab production was built by Powerslave, TDM and Twoflower. We are overwhelmed with the great reception that we’ve had with these two entries and now we’re eagerly awaiting the final results.

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TDM also put out a fixed version of his tune Vandal Heart, since the one included in Vandalism News sadly bugged after playing about 75% of the tune.

Most recently wbochar went all in and created five contributions for the tiny PETSCII compo 2020. Also Skyhawk contributed with one piece. Check them out under our releases.

Unfortunate for us, in January ilesj decided to leave the mothership in favor for his fellow countrymen in Artline Designs. During his time in TRIAD, he has been responsible for art direction and graphics for our award-winning demos Continuum and Neon, as well as several other appreciated productions. We wish ilesj all the luck with his new projects, and will miss him with all our hearts.

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TRIAD receiving the first price at Datastorm 2017 with Neon.

Christmas Eve Bonanza

We’ve been hard at work during christmas and put out a streak of releases for your enjoyment!

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First out was the very promising preview of Chiller 2, distributed to subscribers via Freeze64 magazine. Complete with a new crackinto by Maxlide. Since it was released on christmas eve we even made a departure from tradition regarding the design on the intro, utilizing a PETSCII that Shine created for us a while back.

The game itself is of course an inofficial sequel to the old Mastertronic hit Chiller, which many of us played from budget tape back when we were kids.

Another game from Freeze64, naturally named Freeze64, was also released. The christmas theme is strong in this one, with you taking control of Santa and his reindeer and attempt to deliver gifts despite harsh conditions

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braindeath-animYet another title from Santas sack of goodies made it out on christmas eve, as we give you Brain Death – a GTW puzzler that was almost lost forever!

Supplied by Nith, while linked, bugfixed and trained by Sailor. NTSC fix conducted by Maxlide while Taper, El Topo and TDM did a whole lot of puzzle playing to ensure stability. Also worth to mention is that this title is fixed to work on C128, where the original totally bombed.

Hopefully you also noticed the new christmas intro, Christmas Reforged, from
us that we used for this crack! Based on the
old classic TRIAD christmas crackintro, but

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updated for future generations by Icon and Twoflower, with a new christmas medly tune from TDM!

The game itself is a tricky puzzler with no less than 120 levels to solve, so that will hopefully keep you well occupied while enjoying your christmas holiday.

And, not to forget, we also managed to update this site again, after more than a year of slacking!

Annual update

Yes, we should be ashamed of ourselves – it has been more or less a year since we last updated this site! But, better late than never, so here it goes…

During 2019 we landed several new recruits to our ranks; Maxlide, Raphis, wbochar and El Topo all came onboard the mummyship and reinforced us greatly.

Release-wise, 2019 has been another good year for us with more than 50 productions of different flavours released! They are too many to mention them all, but here are a few goodie-tips from 2019 you shouldn’t miss:

Artsie people will love this “hemnet”-killer, Stolen Properties – concieved by iopop, Twoflower, TDM and bepp!

Again for the artsy people we recommend DUBCRT +3D – a commercial music album and game in one! No need to spend money on LSD when you have this! Cracked by Maxlide, supplied by Cash and docs by bepp!

Another crack by Maxlide, Run Demon Run +1D is an excellent game, coupled with a smashing crackintro by Powerslave, Twoflower and TDM!

For the PETSCII connoisseur we point to Fat Albert, a smaller demo made by Powerslave, Skyhawk and TDM!

This list of tips would not be complete without one of the great games Antonio Savona made during the year. Chopper Command +3D blows the original Atari 2600 game out of the sky and we trained it and provided docs for your entertainment. Handled by Maxlide, TDM and Cash!

Interested in history? Then you should check out the three educational MR T games, like MR T’s Money Box complete with full extensive documentation. Handled by Sailor, Taper and Cash!

There has been no lack of games this year, so Trogue64 +5H is another one you can’t miss! Coded by the new TRIAD member wbochar (but before he became a member), while TDM supplied and Sailor did the cracking!

If you like healthy food, we must recommend Vegetables Deluxe V1.0 +1D, cracked and trained by Lynx in a flash!

Powerslave and TDM provided us with a smashing 4K intro for the CSDB intro compo, entitled No More Grey Dots! A must see of course!

A bigger intro from Nith was also offered recently, entitled Mesmerizer, also containing music by TDM and a font by Twoflower.

More legal productions with Arne Alligator, a PETSCII feast for your kids perhaps? Featuring Arne by Skyhawk, the smashing theme song covered by TDM and code by Powerslave!

Then we are back to games… an unknown Infocom title was made to run on the breadbin, so if you are into text adventures, you must try out Hypochondriac! Complete with walkthrough this one was taken care of by Twoflower and Maxlide, with invaluable help from Fredrikr!

Of course, there has been more! Check out Releases for everything we have done during 2019!

HOT WINTER – HOT RELEASES

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…

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

MEGA UPDATE

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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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…

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.

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NEON

 

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.

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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!

 

 

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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

 

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

 

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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!

 

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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!