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The quest for the first cracktro

category: general [glöplog]
What is the first cracktro?

Being a former C64 boy I could only think of GCS cracktros which date back to 1983/84 and already had some animation in them. But obviously there must be even earlier intros. Currently the earliest cracktro filed and dated on Pouet is by The Pirate for the Apple II, as pointed out by hitchhikr. Do you know of anything before that?
added on the 2008-02-11 10:11:49 by noname noname
added on the 2008-02-11 10:25:51 by Optimus Optimus
where are all the craptro zealots when it's all about roots and history ?
Cracktros are an invention of the PC newbies. Oldschoolers on CBM 64 and Amiga have had intros in front of their releases.
added on the 2008-02-11 14:29:18 by RRR RRR
RRR: indeed, I don't remember people using the word cracktro back in the days, on both Amiga and Atari.
added on the 2008-02-11 14:32:15 by keops keops
correct. we invented the term to separate the poo from the actual demoscene productions.
added on the 2008-02-11 14:37:05 by skrebbel skrebbel
Indeed, in the old days we called "intro" the piece of code introducing a crack, a menu, whatever... Never heard about a cracktro back then. If I am not mistaken, "intro" now means a short demo, which is puzzling since an intro should introduce something !
Demonstration, Introduction, ...., Dentro?
added on the 2008-02-11 15:30:58 by Zplex Zplex
Everyone here and now knows what a cracktro is, it's an intro before a game. How does calling it whatever it was called 20 years ago help identify one? We're not sending somebody back in a time machine to make enquiries right?
added on the 2008-02-11 16:12:18 by psonice psonice
Well, it will help us to do a better Google search :)
added on the 2008-02-11 16:38:36 by Zplex Zplex
True :)
added on the 2008-02-11 16:39:59 by psonice psonice
We're not sending somebody back in a time machine to make enquiries right?

Well, actually... :D
added on the 2008-02-11 16:45:45 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
while going back in time, please check the release date of the berlin bear intro
added on the 2008-02-11 17:01:41 by hollowman hollowman
The opinions on the release date for the Berlin Bear Intro alternate between 1982 and 1984.
added on the 2008-02-11 17:07:53 by noname noname
Yeah and there's only annecdotal evidence that it's from 1982, which is... you know, not evidence.
yes. we need hard evidence to accept claims from our friends. trust no-one. those crack-heads are liars and thieves anyway.
added on the 2008-02-11 17:53:08 by kusma kusma
or even worse, pre-calcers!
does modified title screen count or should it be program in front of game ?
added on the 2008-02-11 18:23:10 by uns3en_ uns3en_
the berlin bear intro is really from 1982 and it was made by marty mcfly
added on the 2008-02-11 21:18:45 by tempest tempest
uns3en_: modified title screen can't really be called an intro. but you seem to have some earlier "modified title screen" in mind. so what is it?
added on the 2008-02-11 22:53:36 by noname noname
in my day, we called a demo a "watchy"! and we draped doilies on our monitors, which was the style at the time..
added on the 2008-02-12 00:54:23 by phoenix phoenix
in my days, a banana was called a yellow fat bean !11
added on the 2008-02-12 01:02:57 by xyz xyz
byw, what's the first megademo?
added on the 2008-02-12 08:00:46 by wrthlss wrthlss
GJN: That an easy one. Check this.
added on the 2008-02-12 08:46:39 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Hmm, I wasn't sure about this, thanks :)
added on the 2008-02-12 13:43:18 by wrthlss wrthlss


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