GLOKY OF MJJ PROD
Since MJJ Prod (or its shadow) came back to life it has gathered an awful
lot of more or less talented people tho we still hope to see new pictures from
Wilfried and hope that Zorro2 won't yell at us once again << grin >>. Gloky is
one of their coders and I sincerely think he's their * best * hope to regain a
great reputation since I've had the chance to see some of his screens !
Oddly nothing has officially been released by him :( If he needs motivation
then I hope that instant glory in a worldwide known magazine will contribute to
get him cheered up :) Note that this interview was first done in French and
then translated by me without major changes of course.
STS : Hi Gloky ! could you please start with introducing yourself with the
usual info like name, age, background especially about the Atari Scene. We
would like to know if MJJ is your first crew experience or not for instance.
GLOKY : Hi STS ! I'm a handsome male specimen, currently aged 32 and my
name is Vincent. I do have a small knowledge of the Scene since I started
computers with a 48Kb Spectrum though I wasn't fully involved until I had my
atari and felt interested in GFA. It took me very long to switch to ASM out of
laziness I suppose. My first crew was called AMADEUS WOLFGANG later known as
EUPHORIA. Still I have never released a single screen by lack of motivation.
STS : Actually since you didn't release a screen, I guess very few people
actually know your name :) What is the reason for that ? Maybe I've missed a
screen coded by Gloky ? Any projects in the pipeline btw ?
GLOKY : back in the Golden Years I never quite finished my screens. Now I
complete (al)most of them but I have troubles optimizing them and working on
tiny details. Still as I like things to be perfect, I simply refuse to give
these screens 'as-is'. I'm not motivated by fame but like to gain "know how".
I plan to release about a dozen of my old school (but original) screens for the
ST before I move to Falcon and work on applications or various tools. It should
get me busy for the next 10 years at least :)
STS : I remember your nice screen presented at the HUNO party but it would
be better if everyone could enjoy it :). I'm pretty sure you have some screens
ready at hand (editor's secret source :). Btw what language do you use ?
GLOKY : Yes I have some screens ready, well final touches needed, but it's
mostly a good excuse to delay them :). I code in ASM on 68000 and Pascal on pc
to create tables only tho.
STS : A nasty rumor spread on #atari.fr could find us convinced that indeed
the real mastermind is your cat !! What's the truth ? :)
GLOKY : yes, it's the entire truth ! Sometimes my cat helps a lot indeed
tho he seems to be mad at me these days... Maybe I forgot to feed him ? But he
doesn't code every line, only half of the demo :) Oki sometimes he also find
great algorithms. I would be lost without him.
STS : you mentioned Falcon earlier but have you ever coded it, even for the
fun of it ? What computer do you currently own and/or use ?
GLOKY : I have a Falcon with CT1. but I don't work on it at all. I also have 2
STs but both are broken down so that I have to run STeem to code ST demos. I
think I'll really get started anytime now. Btw I only code STf at the moment.
STS : I know that you live in the north of France (you're a neighbour of
Thyrex I'd even say ;) while most other MJJ Proders live down in the South.
Have you already met them all ? What do you think of the whole crew ? Ever
thought going freelance ? :)
GLOKY : truth is that we seldom meet in body and flesh and indeed there are
still some MJJ people that I have never seen. Yet the crew seems very friendly
and that's the main thing to me. I wouldn't be able to go on if I were all
STS : oki, except for the HUNO party, I don't think we've ever met you on
Atari parties. Surely you were not at the EIL3, got excuses ? :) Any chances
to see you at the next Easter party in Holland ? Maybe you're not at all
interested in parties ? Tell us now.
GLOKY : attending parties is always a bit tricky for me since I have health
problems that don't make my life any easier. I wish I had been to EIL 3 of
course and would like to go to OUTLINE but nothing is sure at the moment. I'm
really interested in parties which are great opportunities to meet people.
Still parties tend to kill my rate of activity, well it's easier to code at
STS : What do you think of intros and demos using C2P ? Dunno if you've
ever tried C2P yourself and I'm not so sure that your MJJ fellows even know
what it means :) Anyway your opinion matters now, in other words how do you
like or dislike demos like POSH for instance ?
GLOKY : I like demo like POSH a lot but I'm still addicted to one frame
effects :) If I even release newschool fx, I'll make sure I won't go above 2
VBLs or you'll never see these screens :)
STS : while we're discussing demo, have you seen the first CT60 intro ?
Ever seen the latest Falcon demos or CT2 based prods like "Don't break the
oath" ? Do you think the future of the Atari has found its way or would you be
an old fart like me and stay addicted to the ST ? :)
GLOKY : so far, I haven't had a chance to see CT60, I haven't even seen so
many Falcon demos indeed. I'm currently working hard on ST projects, though I
cannot say I'll never give CT60 a try. First I should start on standard Falcon
and then I would see. First impressions on the CT60 seem pretty optimistic
from what I've heard and read.
STS : Back to the ST with your personal choice of best demos and games. Do
not hesitate to name utils, applications or any tool you like too.
GLOKY : I tend to like DUNE demos a lot. I don't play games that much,
still I liked Joust for a while. As for utils and others, erm except for Devpac
I don't know anything else :)
STS : Oki then I hope that now you are motivated enough ! Otherwise I could
ask C-rem to drive to your place and rape your cat ! :p More seriously, I'm
sure many people out there would love to see some of the screens you have coded
(and that I've had a chance to enjoy too :)
GLOKY : yeah I swear I'm gonna release these screens tho I'm not worried
for my cat since he's a martial arts expert !! Not to forget that C-rem isn't
that wicked :)
STS : fasten your seatbelt as this is the last trial for you ! Sure I've
translated the rest of the interview from French to English but here you're
gonna to play it like a grown up and find English words for the brainstorming !
G : gloomy
L : loudness
O : overscan
K : karate
Y : yoga
M : maniac
J : jokari
J : jump
P : paris
R : rasputine
O : odd
D : demos
STS : Take a deep breath, now you're free ! I hope that you'll soon become
the great coder I can see in you Vincent ! You know I'm not the only one who
thinks you have lots of skills !
GLOKY : thank you, erm dunno what I should answer here... I want to thank
all my followers... ;)
STS : a last message ? Greetings or fuckings or whatever. This space is
GLOKY : yeah I want to say that I hate the 'redevance' (French fee every
owner of a TV set has to pay once a year) and that it shouldn't exist anymore
especially when we are so flooded with commercials on TV. I'm also mad at the
internet providers that won't allow everyone to enjoy fast internet, pretending
that it costs too much to build transmitters every 5 kilometers. A last fucking
goes to the "rma" that replaced the "rmi" (new French law against unemployment)
but I would finally send kisses to Noemie :)