romanian pc demoscene

category: general [glöplog]

while doing some google search for something completely unrelated, i discovered to my surprise that there actually was a romanian pc demoscene in the second half of the 1990s! moreover, apparently there were even two demoparty series, "dracula" (~1997-2001) and reunion (1997-2001).

the scary thing is, there is absoltuely NO evidence left on the net, no party results/releases on scene.org, no pics on slengpung - only some scattered files on hornet and two reports by veterans:

- http://www.cs.ubbcluj.ro/~minier/other/demoscene.html (reminiscences by merlin/phantom image^resource)
- http://www.zagura.com/?p=8 (reminiscences by puthreguy/general failure)

i think it's really sad that there was a whole national scene, teenagers who ran bbs's, travelled to parties, worked their asses off for our common hobby, and now they are completely forgotten, and all the work they've done is not even available for download.

so, my mission as one of the scene.org admins is to get the releases of these parties (we're talking about releases/results of at least nine! demoparties that are completely erased from history!) up on scene.org. perhaps some romanian scene veterans are reading this? or anyone else who remembers the romanian scene and its parties? anyone who has DRACULA or REUNION party releases on his/her HD? please feel free to post here or to write me at dipswitch at kaoz dot org.

reunion 2001 timetable (the only! thing left of the party aparently):

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added on the 2013-06-08 01:49:13 by dipswitch dipswitch
pc platform would need some active people to do some archive digging, there's plenty of stuff missing from 90s...
added on the 2013-06-08 02:05:43 by nosfe nosfe
nosfe, didn't you release a mfx wild demo at reunion 1999? merlin writes smth about it... but you didnt go there yourself, did you?
added on the 2013-06-08 02:08:48 by dipswitch dipswitch
(oops, of course the pic is from reunion 2000, not 2001)
added on the 2013-06-08 02:20:23 by dipswitch dipswitch
i remember talks with mat of ozone where he was saying that he tried to visit dracula99 or something. not sure if he made it or not but if you're interested in knowing more it might be worth to email him about it.
added on the 2013-06-08 02:21:15 by psenough psenough
dipswitch, not 1999, 2001
added on the 2013-06-08 02:24:35 by nosfe nosfe
and no, i didnt go there, they just happened to allow remote entries
added on the 2013-06-08 02:25:05 by nosfe nosfe
I know the guy called "Little Kopsha" which was helping out coding on a lot of releases, I will check with him if he have any binaries left, or if he can get hold of them.
added on the 2013-06-08 02:29:10 by ekoli ekoli
added on the 2013-06-08 02:36:27 by dipswitch dipswitch
There's http://scene.ro and demoscene.ro, but you can only find a bit of text on both..
added on the 2013-06-08 11:55:36 by v3nom v3nom
Contact the organizers, they may have those productions still on some old HD.
added on the 2013-06-08 12:34:34 by friol friol
As far as I know, Matt/Ozone visited those parties back in the days during his europe-wide trips. He might have some souvenirs...
added on the 2013-06-08 17:12:50 by dixan dixan
Oh, and ps mentioned before I did. Of course.
added on the 2013-06-08 17:13:48 by dixan dixan
dixan: :p
added on the 2013-06-08 17:49:43 by psenough psenough
is matt/ozone still doing his party-roaming, btw?
added on the 2013-06-08 18:10:48 by friol friol
not so much on the last decade afaik
added on the 2013-06-08 18:22:43 by psenough psenough
I know at least two Romanian sceners here on Pouet.
added on the 2013-06-08 19:04:28 by Gargaj Gargaj
Unfortunately, mat!/ozone has no prods of these parties.

He only remembers that the organizer was Pris/Virtual Eagle.

It seems, those productions could be lost.
added on the 2013-06-08 20:32:04 by ham ham
ham, thx for asking! yes, pris is mentioned in merlin's reminiscences.

let's see, üperhaps some romanians will react to this thread. puthreguy, for example, has a pouet account, i don't know whether he uses it though
added on the 2013-06-09 01:23:28 by dipswitch dipswitch
Cool, a challenge :)

Found some reunion reports on archive.org.
added on the 2013-06-10 00:20:11 by sparcus sparcus
added on the 2013-06-10 00:55:03 by dipswitch dipswitch
I added this demo from the Hornet Archive last year, as well as the Dracula party itself. A search for Plastic Surgery on Hornet reveals a couple musicdisks and a code sample, but nothing else party related.
added on the 2013-06-10 02:13:18 by phoenix phoenix
phoenix, i noticed, thanks a lot!

friol, by the way, great article on the italian c64 scene!
added on the 2013-06-11 02:00:01 by dipswitch dipswitch
sparcus, cool! thanks! i hope you take up the challenge and keep on digging! =)
added on the 2013-06-11 02:00:28 by dipswitch dipswitch
Maybe helpful, maybe not, but i just randomly stumbled on this and remembered the thread: prsc demo group.

Exocet's comment on one indicates it's a romanian group. 2 releases, in July and December 97. Possibly released at the missing parties? The nfo files are really unhelpful unfortunately.

It's possible a bunch of the 'missing' demos are right here on pouet already, and we just don't know it.
added on the 2013-06-20 15:35:50 by psonice psonice