MAD IRISHMEN ! QUADRIGA WHO ?By Dad of Quadringa article in Grapevine #12 by LSD 05.10.1992
Who the hell are Quadriga? Fair enough. We formed in November 1991 as a bunch of guys with basically, nothing else to do. DAD, was the first to propose the idea of a united group and the other members agreed. At the start, Quadriga was: DAD Hazard Slaine Fulcrum Hunter The Wraith The Wanderer Bart After discovering that Hazard was a COOL coder (Rare in Ireland), we started on our first production,a mini-demo, called "Revolution". After waiting for 5 Months for the music, to be done by Fulcrum - Music which never came! - We released it using the module of another local talent, The Professional. The final production was released in March,and then the trouble began! Somewhere around mid-July '92 the following were relieved of their Quadriga membership: Bart,Fulcrum, Hunter, The Wraith and The Wanderer. In our intro released at this time we claimed that it was due to "Inactivity", we still stand by this reason and this decision. Slaine and DAD discussed this decision for a while, putting forth pros and cons and we came up the this solution - Expulsion. W A N K E R Z - G A T E When Quadriga was formed most of us didn't really know each other. It wasformed from a core of Amiga users in the Cork City zone, in the South of Ireland. Everything was fine and dandy at the start but then crevices started to develop. We decided to produce a Discmag (who hasn't?) so as our main coder was busy Hunter said that he would code it. Fine we said,it may be in Amos but its the best we can get for the moment. So Tom programmed a rough code and Slaine and myself (Dad) did about 40 articles for it. Slaine produced a cool motherfucking iff selection screen (he is after all our main GFX'er) but Tom decided that he could do a better one so he took Slaine's out and put in his. Not happy with removing that they then went on to remove all the articles (we had typed many hours for!) and put ina few of their own. Now tell me this: What do we have Slaine as the main GFX MAN for, if a non-gfx member decides to take it out and put in something else? Well? The Motherfucking mag still hasn't been released and has now been cancelled. It was ready in January but this dispute has caused it to never see the light of day, another opportunity wasted! This bunch (now called the Wankerz!) released a digitised slide-show under the name Quadriga. Now let's put it this way, there are around 10 QDG members, all just a phone call away, but yet this show was released and spread without any other members (besides those whom are now expelled) before-hand seeing it. What the fuck is QDG called a group for if the majority of members never even get to see a release before it is spread, to discuss it? In all fairness, what is the point being a member when you do nothing but leech? (Two of these guyz didn't even have Amiga's and another one was found to be making money out of some of our other memberz). Not even some decent trading/spreading? Everyone else in the group did something! If I become lame or start to leech, I will immediately resign from the group. What is my job in group you ask, I hear you ask in a doubtful voice? Well let me relieve ya of your doubts... (ever heard of a "Doubting Tom"?). I don't code or GFX so what the fuck do I Do? Well I have 70 + contacts. My task is to spread the news about Quadriga. Don't say anybody can do that anybody can but do they have the determination and money? Note: My membership is also removable, the only difference is that I did something for the motherfuckin group! (The name Quadriga is copyright and only usable as a suffix by members of that group. It is not "Shareware"(ie. people who were ex-members have no right to use it!). If I ever get kicked out (inconceivable!) I will take it like a man, its for the further prosperity of the group and anyone who is just taking up space is a hindrance! These days Since those memberz were expelled, we have become much more productive than ever, proving our point! Those 5 guyz held us back and despite what they say, they are not still members and they did not leave voluntarily. The truth is that they were kicked out! Quadriga are now, what we intended it to be-a friendly and productive gang of people,doing it just as a hobby, not a full time job. We are not just members-we're friends! (Aaaaaaw!) Still, though, we have no BBS! At the moment, that's what we really need! So if you're willing to set up a Quadriga BBS, (one in Ireland would be nice!), get in touch with one of us! Quadriga memberz Hazard - Coder Stinger - Coder/Swapper Slaine - GFX/Swapper Mad Al - GFX/Swapper Cancer - GFX/Swapper MC Jazz - Music/Swapper Higgy - Swapper DAD 1916 - Swapper/Leader Cyborg - Swapper We could do with some new productive and friendly members; (Especially inIreland and the U.K!) W R I T E T O DAD 1916/Quadriga..Ireland (Also for elite trading!) -= Or =- Slaine/Quadriga Ireland (Also 4 elite trading 2!) Big shots out to all the proper Quadriga members, especially all the non-Cork guyz who had to put up with a trackload of shit and were kept pretty much in the dark. Keep up the good work! Always remember - The Amiga, at the end of the day,is just a machine! It should not rule your life! Keep an eye out for the new music-disk A C O U S T I C S I L E N C E coming soon to a monitor near you! end.
The Quadriga story - part 2By Slaine of Quadriga article in Grapevine #13 by LSD 4 December 1992
The Quadriga story - part II By Slaine of Quadriga In the last issue of Grapevine, you (might!) have seen the article about us. Well, I decided that it was a tad depressing, so now the modern Quadriga is about to be revealed.... About the members: We're lumbered with only ten members.Here they are. HAZARD: Rather nifty coder and the unofficial leader. He's also a rich bast and his house is bigger than everybody else's put together. He also can't stand having things "ordinary". His poor Amiga has been chopped up and altered, more times than Michael Jackson - the keyboard has been dissected and the power LED is somewhere in the diskdrive. Hazard was required to attend a drug rehabilitation clinic for severe Kit Kat abuse and at the peak of his illness, could say "Have a break. Have a Kit Kat" in over 50 languages. He has since recovered, but whenever someone tells him to "Have a break", he breaks out in a cold sweat. He can type faster than a cheetah with its arse on fire, but then, cats can't type (Haha). He drinks lager, too (Eeeurgh!). STINGER: Our second coder, Stinger is a bit weird. He lives in Belfast and is still not dead. How,I don't know, but he's still going. He tends to get very not-drunk at parties, as he pours his drink down the toilet when he thinks we're not looking. But we know! He's still a decent enough bloke and he's not rich. Poor Stinger is usually the person that we beat in Kick Off 2, but he's plagued by a lamer called John, so we'll leave him alone (he's also the baby of the group and has a dog that shits on everything). He also gets stopped in pubs (Hahaha!). DAD 1916: Known by many names, in many places (Dickhead, arsehole etc.), Dad is our head swapper. A good mate and a bloody fine drinking companion, Dad is notorious for taking breaks, he drinks too much Guinness and he also smokes far too much. He swaps cigarettes with some people and very foolishly goes around saying that German fags are his favourite. People tend to stay away from Dad. People tend to run away from Dad! HIGGY: Higgy is yet another of our swapping team and is our only married member, poor sod. He resides in Belfast and he's still alive too. This poor man is starved of pubs and when he came to Cork on his world tour, he managed to drink more than the rest of us put together, even though he wasted three a cans of Heineken over Dad's head. Higgy also thinks that he's good at Kick Off 2, but he still gets merrily beaten by everyone (Except Stinger, but that goes without saying). CYBORG: This man is yet another swapper and is the only Quadriga member that doesn't drink. Yet another Kick Off 2 fan, he once called into me, but promptly received a sound thrashing. Yes, he is also crap at it. He is the only person that swaps with the Pope, or so he says. Our Cyborg is a self confessed lazy bastard and sometimes tries to do graphics. He shouldn't give up the day job though. MC JAZZ: MC Jazz,is without doubt,the finest musician in his house. Living in Finland, he must have been hard up for a group, as he joined us. The man responsible for the dynamic tunes in our music disk, Acoustic Silence, the poor chap is now slaving away at school. He does his music on a souped-up A2000, so I hate him desperately! CANCER: Not just a terminal illness, but the other half of our Finnish team. He goes to the same school as MC Jazz, so there must be something wrong over there. He is one of our GFX trio and says that he can now code, but only time will tell! He is also responsible for such infamous jingles as "You don't ask for power - you take it" and that all time classic, "Quadriga is the Shadow in the Darkness", Ahem! KHUL: Khul is our newest member and is yet another coder. He is English, but his family saw the light and moved to Ireland. For some very strange reason, he actually wanted to join Quadriga, hmm. He likes Sensible Soccer, but we try not to hold that against him. He also seems to be into chess and fantasy books. Quadriga, the only group to possess an intellectual Elven coder! SLAINE: Words alone cannot describe Slaine.Yes they can, overweight, underpaid and short! He is responsible for the vast majority of Quadriga's GFX, so now you know who to laugh at. He also swaps with a few people and is the person who recruits the new members. He is the best Kick Off player in the group, beating Stinger (Of all people!) in the Quadriga Kick Off tournament in May. But that doesn't say much. He drinks the worlds greatest beverage, Bulmers Vintage cider and drinks quite a lot of it at that. In fact, there might be a can in the fridge... MAD AL: Last and fairly least, Al is the third of our trio of artists,and is also our only other member (that we know of!), that has his own wee family. Al is also a Guinness fan and also drinks far too much of it.He also tends to beat people who annoy him, into the ground. This is unfortunate, as he is easily annoyed. In fact, i'm not looking forward to when he sees this! Actually, I have seen it Slaine. Come `ere. (Smack!) Aargh! Oh look! Hey Hazard! Have a look at this!) (Boot!) Eeek! What's that Al? Eh? Hey! Come back, ya little shit! (Crunch!) Urrgh! I am now out of hospital. The wounds are healing slowly, but I should regain the ability to walk in a year or too. If you wanna join the elite gang of misfits as described above, write to, errm, one of the misfits described above. Now i'd better tell you about one of our new releases coming soon, before I get into even more trouble. (Dad 1916 - Impossible- you're in too much trouble already!) Oh dear! The Classifieds Well, about this mysterious new production. Its a mini diskmag called "The Classifieds" and its basically a contacts mag. It will not feature articles (Yet?), but it will contain free advertising for all. Just tap out your ad, similar format to GV (22 high, 38 wide) but no colours as yet. If Stinger gets the colour feature going, we will add the colours ourselves. You can also send in any messages you want to give to your contacts, for example; FROM: The members of Quadriga TO: Slaine / Quadriga You haven't escaped yet. You are a dead man. When we catch you, we'll rip out your eyeballs and Stinger's dog will shit all over them. And then... I think you get the message. So send in your ad and message and you'll get your disk back (Of course), with the latest copy of The Classifieds on it. You can send as many messages as you like, but only five ads per person. Rather generous eh? Also, as its a contacts mag, no sales ads please! Remember, its completely free and your disk is returned, so there's nothing to lose! (A contribution towards postage would be highly appreciated!) There are also printed "Classifieds" forms being circulated, so you can alternatively send your gear in on one of them, but you don't get your copy of The Classifieds as fast, as you have to wait for one of your contacts to send it to you! Send to; Slaine, Cork City, Republic of Ireland Or Stinger, Northern Ireland That's about it from this rather crap article. Thanks for taking the time to read this crap! (Higgy - You little crawler!) It cost me six months in physio-therapy, but it was worth it, NOT! end.
Revolution demo text
This is -- QUADRIGA -- presenting **************** * * * REVOLUTION * * * **************** our first demo featuring: Coding by HAZARD Graphics by SLAINE and CANCER Music by THE PROFESSIONAL Meet the Quadriga members... HAZARD Coder HUNTER Coder SLAINE GFX Artist CANCER GFX Artist WRAITH Musician DAD Swapper HIGHLANDER Swapper FULCRUM Swapper WANDERER Solicitor BART Psychiatrist --- QUADRIGA special greets to MARK of AMIGATECH --- This demo was created entirely off one floppy disk. This meant delays of about ten minutes between noticing a bug in the code, fixing it and checking the code again. Aaaarrgggh! Any presents of hard disks etc would be most welcome... Numerous virus infestations didn't help either (where do all those little bastards come from anyway?) But it's finished now so maybe I (Hazard, that's me) can get back to all that college study that I should have been doing since last year. Hi to THE PROFESSIONAL (go and buy another disk drive) , NANTOGUE (go and buy another disk drive) , CLUBBY (too bad about Connaught) and Gearoid. And now it's ... DAD! -------------------- Firstly time for the greets! A big shot goes out to Ronny of Acume, Creed of Eclipse, Highlander, Green Beret. That's all. And by the way allwayz remember to support Guaranteed Irish products. Ireland is a fucked up country but Quadriga will remain Elite. All the best, I'm off to learn how to code. SEEYA! That was DAD - now here's SLAINE.. Greetings,people! Christ,I didn't realise that scrolltext was this hard to write! (It's my first one so bear with me!). Errm,I suppose I'd better greet a few people....Stinger/E.P.C - ( Hows the bananna-mania coming along?!)...James/Celsius - (Hurry it up with those accelerator board plans. And have a shave,damn it!)....BIG hi-ho's are also extended to the "GIANT"(he-he!) hearted bloke Turbo R - Thanx for all the help (Especially with B.C!).... Further greetings go out to: my mate in Merseyside, Keith Huxley -(Don't forget that invitation!)....Zed/Eclipse, fellow insane Bulmers drinker! (Eah up mate - I'll get in touch).... No he's not gone yet... Ajazz/Unreal - (Are you still sore at me??).... Guskii - (Thanks for the quick reply,dude!!)... Schizofreniak/Lunatics - (When the hell are you gonna write back to me?)....I have to send greetings also to any and all Billy Connolly fans! (My willies got a wee jobbie on the end...!) Well,this is starting to drag on a wee bit,so it's time to piss off. Sorry to any guyz that I ain't greeted. Anyway...Stay in by the wall,and watch the traffic! Back to you, Hazard.Slaine has now left the building! Right that's SLAINE's list, now for WRAITH's greets. Hi to EGGUS (independent), EFFENDI of DELIGHT,JOKER of MDMA, GIG of DIMENSION X and GARY(independent). That all? Quick huh. Now HIGHLANDER sends his greets to: DARK KNIGHT of SYMBIOSIS LORD ZERO of LSD EXECUTIONER of REDNEX DARYL of TRSI QUARK of EXORT STRANGER of NEMESIS KRUEGER of KEFRENS X-3M of RAGE CHARLIE of ACME SHARKY of IRIS HOJAS of LIVE-ACT MESSENGER of PIRATES D.N.V. of MIRROR FIEND of GRACE JERULL of TECHNIX VW of TECHNOIR BRUTUS of ARMAGEDDON LONERIDER of PMC SPIELBERG and ZEMECKIS of AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT $DFF180 of AMMONIA VIGO of BRONX SIRIUS1 of E.O.C.1999 SOACH of SYNTAX ERROR PHRASER of DICTATORS JABY of LIVE-ACT CANCER of A-TEAM ANTICHRIST of RENEGATE CHARLY of AMAZE GOBLIN of VERMIN ZODAN of R.A.F. GAZ INSIDER of PROTON LTD GOLDFINGER of BACTERIA AL CAPONE of THE CRIMINALS TOMAHAWK of INDIANS PAUL TOMPKINS ICEHAWK of VISUAL BYTES SAMSMAN of DIVINE GREEN BERET of PLAGUE SLICK of TRACKERS (send me your address) EPIC ZINKO of MAJIC 12 and to all those who I 4got (any bad spellings are my fault - I got the job of typing them in - Hazard) FULCRUM sends greets to the following dudes HIGGY of E.P.C. GREEN BERET/??????? JAY of CELCIUS DAVID of THE LUNATICS A REMARKABLY TALL PERSON CALLED TURBO-R KIRK IND (WRITE TO ME DUDE I LOST YOUR ADDY!) GARFIELD ADRIAN (LOOK AFTER YOUR BAMBINO!) JOHN SHADOWMAN PATRICK BLOK IND WARFALCON (WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO YOU DUDE?) KIMBERLEY (WHOEVER YOU ARE?) GAVIN (WRITE TO ME YOU BASTARD!) HOPE I DIDNT FORGET ANYONE! and that's the end of the greets list, so press the left mouse button to carry on with the demo. - Hazard WELCOME... TO THE NEW DEMO FROM THE FIRST REAL IRISH DEMO! CALLED Revoltion FIRST THERE WERE WIREFRAME VECTORS THEN CAME HIDDEN-LINE VECTORS! NEXT SOLID VECTORS MADE THEIR APPEARANCE ON THE AMIGA AND FINALLY THE MOST RECENT ADDITION - BENDY VECTORS! (SOMETIMES CALLED RUBBER VECTORS) NOW FOR SOME 3D VECTORS WITH LIGHTSOURCE SHADING AND NOW FOR A HISTORY OF VECTORS COMING UP: A WINDOW VECTOR (?) 4 BITPLANES 2 PLAYFIELDS 6 SPRITES 1 LOGO 25 FRAMES AND ONE AMIGA. NEXT SOME MESSAGES LEFT MOUSE TO EXITT IME NOW FOR THE CREDITS CODING BY GRAPHICS BY CANCER AND MUSIC BY THE PROFESSIONAL MEET THE OTHER MEMBERS OF QUADRIGA FINALLY SOME CONTACTS TO WRITE TO FOR TRADING LATEST HIGHLANDER IRELAND NO LAMERS! WRITE TO FULCRUM IRELAND FOR SWAPPING WRAITH IRELAND ALSO FOR HOT MAILTRADING SLAINE W ROAD KNOCKNAHEENY CORK ANY OTHER MATTERS CONCERNING QUADRIGA WRITE TO DAD CORK NO SWAPPING - EXAMS! THE END GO N-EIRI AN BOTHAR LEAT
Chessboard intro text
Quadriga presents a new intro! released at the Arise copy party August 1992 to announce that some of our members ---- Bart Hunter The wanderer The wraith Fulcrum ------- have been "removed" from the group due 2 lack of commitment! (in otherwords,they did fuck all!) Yo pause the text press the right mouse button left mouse to exit Yo contact us for trading,write 2: po. box Dublin 7 Eire or for membership contact: -slaine- (Gry) Cork Eire alternatively you can phone (voice) -Dad- (Eire) 021 -Higgy- (n.ireland) 0232 !big hallos to our!new member!: -Mc jazz- Note 2 all irish phreaks: Support the eclipse party on 30 august, and help the dying irish scene!! Qick announcement! our trendy gfx man -- mad al -- is now a father!! congrats mate!! Hello Seline! (i suppose you're reading this!!) -credits- code-Hazard gfx-Slaine Mad al music-Mc jazz Quadriga send greetz out to the following groups: 2000 Ad Acme Acume Aliens Amblin Entertainment Amaze A.team Arise Ammonia Armageddon Amc Bacteria Bronx Bta Criminals Destiny Dictators Dmension X Divine Dual Crew E.o.c 1999 Eclipse Irl Epic Exort foul Critters gaz Grace indians Iris kefrens keith Huxley laz Live Act legend Lsd lunatics Lynx majic 12 Mdma mirror Nemesis paul Tompkins pirates plague Proton Ltd quartz Rage raf Ravage rednex Relay renegade Scoopex silents Stealth symbosis syntax Error teamx technix Technoir t.a.t The Sect tsb Trackers triad Inc. Trsi turbo R! Unreal vermin Visual bytes Zenith - and those we've - - forgotten! - quadriga are - Hazard - coder Stinger - coder Slaine - gfx Mad al(da!)- gfx Cancer - gfx Mc jazz - music Dad - swapper Higgy - swapper Highlander - swapper Sorry that there are no new rotines in this intro, but i only had a week to write something! Seeya in our next production! a bientot! auf wiedersein! slan leat! ciao! fuck off! click mouse! reset! take a hint!! go a-way! --- Quadriga 92 ---
Acoustic Silence preview text
mentally disordered the music of ---- mc jazz ---- will feature on our musicdisk, acoustic silence coming soon! music for this preview:'mentally disordered' by mc jazz this preview was released at the eclipse party dublin 30th august 1992 coding and ray tracing by hazard graphics by slaine stinger mad al quadriga sends greets to the following: Acume addict adrian J agnostic Front albi amaze amnesia arise bad Brothers beyond blackheart chrome crystal delight destiny dynamic eaglefront eclipse epic fairlight ferrox frogs genetic gods gothic grace gravedigger hardline ice iceman interactive keferens kingpin lsd lunatics lynx magic majic 12 mexx nemesis network paradise quartz radiate reality sanity scoopex skid Row sub Zero suicide tallons tat the Bod the Silents the Special Bros trsi turbo R unreal utopia xcessive zenith zoo