The initial period
After being visiting an old classmate - Mats Möller - on a regular basis, playing games, I finally got the money to buy my first C64 with drive. It was a demo machine on the shop Diskett and the drive was a early 1541 - a white one very alike the 1540, with all of it's alignment and heat problems. The drive went out of alignment several times very shortly after the purchase and the computer soon had a non-working RESTORE key, which was due to a broken motherboard, so I got new contents in the shell! I actually sold the trashdrive as soon as I possibly could - I couldn't have it away on a regulary basis on re-alignment even if it didn't cost anything. The replacement was a drive I later got to know as a 1541C, the "rattle and hum" drive ;-)
The period of the first steps
I was very amazed by the intros on games and the names soon were on my list of all time heros! Lancelot, Ivanhoe, Sir Galahad, Mr.Z, Pinge to name but a few. I realized learning machinecode was the way and cracker was the thing to be!
The LCT period
Joined the group LCT - Lunds Cracking Team. Members were;
Already from start I thought the name LCT was pretty lame (even if I didn't know that term at this point) and I wanted a new one!
The CPU period
I considered myself being some sort of co-leader for LCT and I enlisted:
|1988-12-01||The Oneway period
Questor was a friend of Mr.Lead's and when Questors old group split up he was looking for more members. The newborn group's name was OneWay and it actually still lives! Members from start were;
|1988-12-13||The FairLight period
One of the things that really impressed me in the meritlist of Mr.Lead was the fact that he swapped with Strider of FairLight. On this day, this really payed off big as Strider asked Mr.Lead to join FairLight with a few skilled friends - the ones were the ex-CPU:ers. He wanted us to rename into fitting into the previous history of Tolkien related handles. Some did change handles but not according to the style suggested perhaps.
Pretty soon after the beginning of the new year I was more or less left to run the c64 section of the group. I had been a leader of the old CPU members who were now more or less what was running FairLight 64 so I was the natural successor of Strider but did nothing without his approval.
This is the group I am still in and I have no reason what so ever to leave! I love it here and I feel fortunate to have left the state with a group with computer friends - They are all now friends with computers! I hope you get the distincion here!
|1994-11||Leaving the rudder
At the Tibute party, the group had a serious discussion. After a long time running the group, I felt it was time to leave the leadership to someone else. My wife was expecting our first kid and I had to focus a bit more on work than I had been able so far.
The successor was actually two - Sledge and Tabasco, but rather soon it showed that Sledge was the only one doing the job as requested so he was left alone at the post.
At this date (actually 22:55) Sledge claimed that he no longer wnated to be a part of the group. He joined "Hitmen" but we actually discussed this throught and we agreed that Warez Aquarium would be a shared Hitmen/FairLight board, as would Sledge be! This ment that I was back in control of the group...
The hard part about leaving over to someone else is feeling confident about the fact that the one taking over is up to the job! I can then say that I'm fully confident that Duke is up to the job.
|Under Duke's leadership a cracking section was recreated and he's also gathering a demosection!|
|1998-01-05||I myself started a tools section! The is a platform independant
section with the aim of creating the kewlest tool around! Members Bacchus
and Highlander - 64Net is still a FairLight production.
The tools section grew, by inviting several really skilled members, who already provided stuff for the tools scene under their own names before. Now they started doing it under the FairLight label.
|2000||VDK took over the C64 section as Duke left on us....|
|2015-01||Burglar launched a cracking competition (LINK) and I sort of thought that would be fun. Little did I realised that this brough both myself and Rowdy back to the active state. We sepnt months on the extraction of the files, updating the IFFL loader, setting up the current development environments and so on.|
|2017-07||Started chatting with Pitcher, and suddenly I found myself to have a dedicated pal, eager to contribute. He joined in June 2017 and has done massive work in digging up originals, cracking, documenting, game testing and also attending to the marketing (social media and the lot).|
|2019-04||ZoOlon added to the ranks for his video capturing and other contributions to both the marketing and other aspects.|