TFS: Could you introduce yourself?
Shiryu: I was a swapper. 32 years. Computer graphics expert.Always
impassioned by data processing.
were your first contacts with data processing? With the Atari
The machine which made me like computers, is an Apple IIc which
a pal had.
My first machine was a Thomson MO5. And then when they started
to speak about ST and Amiga in TILT, I was mad at it.Amiga being
too expensive, I turned to ST. My first ST was the 520 quickly
upgraded to 1 Mo ;) .
When did you join your first group?
By seeing cracked games intro, I formed a group to make intro
and especially for cracking games, but, without finding a coder,
I dropped, until I meet Jace at the college in 1989.Il started
to code and we formed ST Knights.
which groups were you member during all these years? Which were
I was a member of ST Knights under the pseudo Aldyn (which comes
from the Aldynes game, a super shoot' EM up on the Super-Graphx
console), then I returned in Fuzion under the pseudo Shiryu, then
in the Hemoroids group by taking again my first pseudo.
When did you start to swap for FUZION? And Why?
As soon as i was in Fuzion, I made swapping. I was more interested
in having games to swap than in making gfx ;)
was your best memories? Your worse one?
As good memories, Saturday after midday with Jace (Kelly.X) and
Dieu to finalize the intros, to look at the last demos
As worse memory: there's no.
are according to you the best games taken out on ST? The worst?
best game : Dungeon Master which were a true revolution, Populous,
Rick Dangerous, Speedball, Wings of Death, Turrican and those
with which I had fun
The worst games: There was so much shit wich was released....Impossible
to remember some.
Which are the best demos released on ST according to you? The
The best demos:Cuddly, Oh Crickey Wot has Scorcher!,Dark Side
of the Spoon, the Demo Union.
The worst demos:Shits are fastly forgotten
Do you think that the cracking scene killed the ATARI ST?
Paradoxically, the cracking made, I think, to sell a lot of ST
(how many people bought an ST because they know a pal who got
loads of games to play).I think they are rather the leading one
of Atari which sunk it by lack of perspicacity.
When did you left FUZION? Why?
(Kelly.X) and Dieu started from Fuzion to go in HMD. I followed
them a little afterwards.
Did you keep contact with the other group members or with the
ST scene? Do you have some projects involving them?
Jace(Kelly.X), Dieu and me remained pals. Living in the same city
helps to get in touch. Apart from them, I did not keep any contact
with people of the scene except recently. I am interested again
in the scene.
computer do you own at present?
2 PC, 1 falcon, 1 Amiga 500, 1 Amiga 1200 and one C64:)
you Have projects?
To finish, with Jace(Kelly.X), the last STK Demo which would have
been released many years ago.
do you think of the current Atari scene?
I have recently rediscovered the scene and I am really surprised
that there are still super motivated people who continue to make
super demons and other programs on these machines.
What do you think of the cracking scene of the PC?
I do not think anything of it.
What changed?It is that there is no more this impassioned spirit
that there was before. Now copying a game could be made by anyone.
What do you think of the evolution of data processing today?
Amusing because the current power of the machine makes it possible
to make things which we did not imagine at the time of ST.What
a pity it is that the current machines do not have "a heart"
like the 8 bits and the 16/32 bits from the past. It became an
object of consumption like another, a common object.
can nevertheless find a little the spirit of the past with the
Apple range of computers.