Finally the lost realtime article from the Dresdener Atari
Summer 2005 is made available to the public. We feared it was
lost on a unreadable floppy but lucky enough 505 mastered to
read it on another machine. Afterwards the whole article was
spellchecked and reformatted for the mag by cxt, also some
realtime notes from my own notebook had been inserted here and
there, I hope this doesn't spoil it for you. Well, now enjoy
whatever the party guests had to say :)
So, nachdem der gestrige Versuch des Realtime-Artikels mit
Tempus Word klaeglich gescheitert ist, versuchen wir es noch
mal, diesmal mit WordPlus.
The realtime machine was successfully installed...
The party has just begun and some games have been tested on my
Mega/STE already. The location is a bit "strange", but still
cool all in all. It will surely be a nice weekend.
Pretty relaxed style. ZWF plays a lot of games, RA codes a lot
of nonsense, No codes a lot of good stuff and I type a lot of
Draussen lodert das Lagerfeuer romantisch vor sich hin, aber es
We zijn in het huis! cxt, havoc and me (earx) are here. After
long trips thru stauland! A nice place this is too!
I was wondering about the "great eastern German ambience"
mentioned on the DAS-website during the whole drive. However I
guess I got a 1st impression right now. This place is
unbelievable, gotta shoot a few pictures for documentary
Zwei Uhr neunundvierzig, ich komm an und niemand grillt mehr.
earx here again... I'm a bit tired so I'm off... The cat here is
a bit weird and the party is great.
Bah everybody is already snoring and best of everything, I just
found out that someone kicked away my worm bag and occupied my
mattress, so I will need to search for a another place to
2005-09-24 (middle of the night)
It seems someone hijacked my air mattress, hmm next time don't
forget to inflate it before you sleep on it. This may be
slightly more comfortable...
I just woke up from some refreshing sleep, but it seems Havoc is
the only one wake besides me. The sleeping place was small, but
I was lucky enough to get some space and it was quite
comfortable. Yesterday there was only gaming and a bit of
pixeling, we will see what this day brings us along.
/j #fruehstueck re afk
Now the morning is gone all that was done is chatting all the
time. Nice to talk to all those people and also refreshing for
the mind, pumping new thoughts in the little old cells.
Just to make sure this article won't end up being the shortest
in the entire magazine, here's Havoc writing some lines. What's
up at the moment? Earx is desperately trying to burn his mp3
collection to CD, which is a task that shouldn't be
underestimated given the fact that he has no burner in his
laptop, and no network capability (yet.. ;)). If he does not
succeed, we'll have to rely on Cyclone's Front 242 collection to
drag us through the 600km way back to Bochum. Not that any of us
has anything against Front 242, quite the contrary actually...
But 6-7 hours with 3 cd's is asking a bit too much, no matter
how good those 3 CDs may be ;)
Anyhow, I'm off to get me something to drink, and a smoke...
Hehe, shit happens especially when you grab three random CDs and
expect a 4 hour ride, which turns into an eight hour marathon
Unfortunately it seems like Flash/TNB can't make it to DAS, as
he got to work surprisingly. Maybe he will try it anyway. He
sent greetings via email to everyone around. So feel greeted
Some guy arrived with his casemodded Amiga 1200 and lots of
fancy lights connected. Nice machine with a 060 running @ 50MHz.
Just been having a look at some Amiga 060 demos, and I have to
say it is a joy to see this stuff in realtime instead of crappy
Took a small walk to the Altstadt of Dresden, visited some
sights, had a terrible coffee and just got back. Dresden is
nice. Hmmm... Should go back to coding some senseless stuff
TWH just arrived, after a horrible trip from Munich. Six hour is
just too much! What's the deal when sitting all the time in the
car while the sun is shining
Havoc here. I'm waiting for the toilet... So I might as well
type something here... Ah, the road is clear, I'm off again!
Now it seems to be sure that I destroyed my Mega/STE by
accidentally pouring some water in it. :( I am not sure what I
will do next, but dinner is ready soon, so eating some spaghetti
looks like a good option, before planning further steps.
Das Essen dauert noch, schade...
Der Beamer und ein STE sind im Garten aufgebaut und warten
begierig darauf, mit Dynabusters bespielt zu werden.
The foodsies are readies! byeeeeee...
Food and games, what else do you need?
No salt in the food :( Now playing
Hehe, fragenden Menschen kann geholfen werden...
While watching some Amiga 1200 on a big screen Paranoid tells me
my computer seems to have signs of life again. It's
unbelievable! My Mega/STE is alive again! All is fine no data
lost, that's really like a miracle to me. So I can finish my
Finished watching newer Amiga 1200 demos. Nice stuff. Of course
3D dominates and the quality roughly matches PSX level. But very
well designed and nice looking stuff. I guess I need to buy a
060 card for my 1200, too. And of course Zweckform's Mega STE
lives again. It's an Atari.
It was a nice day again. Got my bitplane polyrout together and
it is fully functional and reasonably logical. Needs to be
optimised; which is a matter of rearranging some registers. But
that's for tomorrow... Today we watched some STe and Amiga AGA
demos in the garden. Cool stuff. Now I'm done kneeling for this
Mega ST. I'll be off to sleep in half an hour I guess. Night!
If I am still calculating right... Havoc was awake since he
arrived. Now, that is almost kind of tight to tinkers record
from eil99 party I guess. Anyway, I am a sleeplover, so night
Hallo Pizza-Service! Liefert noch 'ne Pizza an Landgraefin
Kraddine von Hessen.
Ja, das machen wir. Fuer 20 Euro.
It seems our lovebirds are still into those 20 euro games they
invented at a parking lot at the evoke 2005 party...
The Dutch guys and cxt just left the party, Paradox will soon be
off, too. I guess. The party was a great event with a lot fun
playing games and watching Atari & Amiga demos. The food supply
was good and people friendly and open minded. If it is repeated
I will try and be here again.
It took Zweckform three quarters of an hour between writing the
lines above and actually putting his gear into my car. So much
for "Paradox will be off soon". But now it seems like
"Zweckfoermchen" is ready to go too, so we'll shake a few hands,
hug a few people and be off.
We just had 8bit session with No, 505, Joerg, Kradd, Twh and
friends. An original statement of 505: " Das krasse ist ja, wenn
das Demo auf nem ST liefe, waere es total geil. So 'ne Scheisse
I am very happy having seen all my good mates from the past,
505, No, Defjam, Joe Cool and Earx! Atari is still alive, long
twh is leaving. Thx guys! I had have a lot of fun. It was worth
After a little walk visiting two towers and having a look at
Dresden from the top, we (kradd, spex, defjam, jk28, joe, no and
me) are back to put some more demos on the beamer in the garden.
but beforehand we just tidy up a bit. hmm... everything looks as
clean as before the party, Atari people are so clean eh...
2005-09-25 (Final Words)
Ok... they are playing games and stuff.. anyway, time to stop
here. It was a nice Dresdener Atari Sommer :)
D.A.S. Visitors for Alive, 2005-09-25