I created this website to recall the golden years of demo coding on Atari ST computers.
In early 1990s I was pretty active on the Polish demoscene as a coder, a music composer and founder of The Supervisors group (TSV).
Some of my productions were included in the famous Budgie UK Licenceware collection.
I sold my first Atari 520STFM in 1993 or 1994 and I have lost most of my files,
source codes and tunes. Luckily some of them survived and were brought back to life at first on my PC (thanks to great Atari ST
emulators), and then on my second real Atari 520STFM (purchased in 2006).
Thanks to all people running such websites as Atarimania
where I could find some of my productions
that had been missing for many years.
Best regards!Ralph Rudzki
|Old files to download:
- one of
the earliest TSV's intros, made in 1991 (graphics by Jack Strzalkowski).
|+|THE SUPERVISORS SPECTRUM 512
- a disk image containg our old demo with a number of pictures in the famous Spectrum 512
(colours) format. I made this demo together with Jack Strzalkowski in 1991.
|+|NO BLITTER DEMO
- a small demo screen
presenting separate diagonal scrolling on different bitplanes, made in 1992.
|+|101 FRAQTALS SHOW
- a small demo screen
presenting real-time fraqtal drawing, made in 1992.
- a simple
arcade game made in 1992 (similar to ZX Spectrum "Jumping Jack"), featuring 4-track digital music.
- a simple
arcade game made in 1993, featuring one VBL bidirectional whole screen scroller, much more than 16 colours, a soundchip tune with digital drums
and an additional hidden game.
source codes of GIGASCROLL, ATARI SLALOM and SPECTRUM 512 SLIDESHOW (written under HiSoft Devpac/Genst) along with necessary binary files.
- 10 soundchip
tunes (3 with digital drums) in SNDH format, composed by me in early '90s. You will need a SNDH player to replay them
- a disk image
containing most of the above-mentioned files.
|Atari ST reloaded on a PC/Windows:
I would like to recommend you two software emulators of Atari ST for PC/Windows:
These emulators are very accurate - they are able to run and properly display almost all of the famous megademos, including those using
the tricky plasma, overscan and sync-scrolling techniques.
- a huge and amazing archive for demoscene productions (including Atari ST demos).
Greetings to erOS/Cobra
who gave me the link to the most complete collection of the lost TSV productions (available on this website).
- a great website created with the purpose of preserving the memories of the past - a large database of various Atari files (including Atari ST demos).
Greetings to Marcer
who contacted me with the information about "The Supervisors Spectrum 512 Slideshow" available on their website
(and I had been trying to find it for a long time).
|+|DEAD HACKERS SOCIETY
- still active atariscene, mainly based on Atari Falcon machines (I have found there some of my old soundchip tunes).
- a web magazine (in the form of blog) made by Retro computing fans, focused on Atari systems.
|+|ATARI ST DEMO HISTORY
- the history of Atari ST demo coding from 1987 to 1999. Most of the famous megademos are available
for downloading in disk image format.
- one of the most active Atari ST related website on the Internet.
- a huge collection of Atari ST demos ready for downloading (I have found there one of my lost intros).
- the famous Atari ST disk magazine - 28 issues available for downloading.
- a kind of a successor of MAGGIE, a disk magazine that was published from November 2000 to August 2007.
- an Atari ST/TT/Falcon multimedia disk magazine that thrived from the summer of 1986 to the summer of 1996.
- a huge resource of Atari ST games (I have found there one of my lost games).
- Atari ST YM2149 archive. SNDH file music players are available for downloading (Atari ST/TT/Falcon, PC/Windows,
and other platforms).
- a huge scene-related site which covers the ST NEWS International Christmas Coding Convention 1990, 2000 and 2015 (!)
and lots more related to the Atari ST scene.