Posted Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:37 PM
Yeah, Mr.Bacardi, Steve and Bruce, Glenn (of course), Yogi, and Kilroy.
Mostly, I like(d) software that was not altered as to give writing credit to the cracker, rather than the actual author.
Homesoft (Mike Langer) is often respectful of the original program, but those intros are so annoying, and the broken english, well "GREETINGS TO ALL HACKER ALL OVER THE WORLD." "YOU DO A GOOD JUSTICE," or "SOMEONE SENT US UP THE BOMB" or "ALL YOU BASE ARE" ... well, you know. Don't get me wrong, I respect homesoft, but, ... well wow!
I'm so glad that there was not much of an intro scene in the Atari 8-bit days. It's unbelievable how self indulgent those intro coders were. Cool, I guess, to some, but it was SOOOOO tiresome to read thru all those "GREETZ" to a bunch of largely egotistical social misfits who often made my jaw drop with their abilities to push a system well beyond its published cababilities with dazzling sights and sounds, and then to subject the viewer to an endless and witless "scrolly" of useless information. (My Run-On Sentence).
Finally, if you're still with me, are my VERY favorites who pirated Atari XL/XE programs and released them with complaints that the software library for the XL/XE was "ever dwindling" ... "uh, yeah?"
Just my 3 cent(s). Oh yeah, I wouldn't change any of it... Flame away.