The Story of the Demogroup No Name
List of ex-No Name members
List of No Name members
No Name is a C64-only group. Before The Party 4 we have not been too well known around..
There we invented and released a routine running 4 8-Bit sample channels on a standard
C64. Since then our coding skills have improved, and at The Party 5 we got a 5th place
in the C64-democompo with "Voodoo People". Here we also released the first realtime
zoom-rotate-tilter on the C64, in the demo Obscene Code. This demo also features a
At the party both Antic and No Name released joy-controlled doomclones, so also here we
were one of the first groups doing that effect.
Hello, most of you probably know me, when I introduce my handle to you, you
maybe know that i am not in the scene anymore. Anyway, Celtic asked me if I
could write a story about No Name, as I am the only one left who was with
from the beginning (ex-No Name and ex-c64 scene).
It started back in 1991. I have begun to swap old demos with a guy. this
guy was none less then Gobus/No Name. He and Dr.Dos (later he renamed into
Neil) was two guys who released some notes under the No Name label. The
time went by, and the group that i have formed (named Byte, we were only
two members) died because of the other member selling his c64 and buying an
amiga. So now i was alone in Byte and called up Michael (Gobus) and asked
for a fusion between the two group. He agreed and i joined No Name, a
decision i have never regretted. Now things began to go fast (not because
of me). At first we gained a member, who quikly left us again for no
reason, Gobo; then The Champ joined us as coder, artist and musician.
In the summer of 1992, i released my first demo for No Name called Crazy
World 1. And i immediatly began coding the sequal (by the way, the demo wqs
no success!). In that summer we also gained some other members, TMB (not
the previous Nastiness inc.), Alfa, Krax, Nexus (later Bono). In late
summer we released another short demo, called "show must go on!" (yes,
after the queen song) and here I presented my first DYCP ever on this
computer. In the autumn hollidays of 1992 we had a meeting in Copenhagen
with guys from Collision (now Palace) and with Technoir/brutal (one of the
best coders ever on this machine).
Yoko and Yoda joined us for a while but left for Collision soon. Things
went on quitly for the rest of the year. in january we released a short
happy b-day demo called 'One year No Name'. In april of 1993, Gobus,
Bono,Dr.Dos (neil), and I decided to try doing a disk magazine. we had some
different names, Violent Desire, No news is good news, but I was the winner
with my suggestion Chit Chat (which i hear is no longer alive... but
H-Bloxx/Acrise&Excess didn't like it either, it was not worthy to be
alive... baah!). In june, I released my second demo for No Name, Crazy
World II, including including a secret part (whihc nobody could find!) and
a special disk system which only worked 33% of the time, so that was no
success either, eventhough i got some good critisism back.
The summer, 1993, Alfa and Krax left us, and TMB was dumbed out, Scorpio
(a decent cracker) joined together with Hawk (The Champ's younger brother).
Also The Authentic joined us for a week or so because of a better offer
(still alive S0ren?). Gobus also persuaded one of his friends to join,
RÝr, who is still alive.
So the time came, christmas 1993 was a cool time with The Party III where,
Gobus, Dr.Dos;r0r and i showed up as the only No Namers. here we had an
excellent time, we tried to fnish a demo, but failed ofcourse, during
annoying amiga freaks and the fact that we talked to much with others then
we spent time on coding.
January 1994 want on with Al joining (a swapper), so did the next cuople
of months with no changes. Then suddenly Scorpio dissapeared, but we gained
some new members. First of all, Ghostrider and Cyberbrain (now the leaders
of No Name and very talented coders). Then Mad Man and Tristar/Rebels
joined. And two months later, Celtic of Genlog (at that time, now only No
Name) joined as a second group together with Jer/panic (second group). In
august, Dr.dos (Neil) decided to leave the scene and i was promoted
co-leader of the group. Just a month before I becme main editor of Chit
Chat because of Bone leaving for the military. And in september the two
first (active for No Name) musicians we ever had joined: Booker/Caution and
Rap (now /Onslaught). I will return with Booker, but as far as i know Rap
has developed to be a pretty good musician. In october, The Champ was
kicked because of lazyness, and Hawk left us months ago with no sign of
life. A couple of days later The Stophlord (now Scatman) and Sleepwalker
Again it was party, the party IV came and we have finished a demo
including a revolutionary effect, the '4 channel 8 bit samples', a routine
which Perff, Cyberbrain and Ghostrider have improved now (Perff was the
original coder on it). On that party some cool things happened, Perff and
Quac joined and took part in the demo, Crazy World III that we have
competed with the wild competition and gained 8th place after all those
amigas and pc's. I also remember a guy told me that he saw Reflex tearing
their hairs apart when seeing Perff's routine. And... The scandal. Time
showed that Booker had ripped the music that i used in the end for the demo
(CW3) from Zyron/Antic and Zyron was ofcourse very angry at Booker. But
luckily Zyron is a tolerant pascifist (hey Johan, still going strong?) and
so, Booker got no injuries except for the fact that he was kicked out of No
Name a few days later. But I think Booker has learned from this now and
never do it again.
Anyway, 1995 arrived with the sad message that Gobus, my friend through
three years decided to leave the scene for real. The last thing he did was
to appoint me as leader of No Name. With Warp/equinoxe also leaving the
scene later, my interest in the scene lowered very much. In the beginning
of the summer of 1995 Domix (ex-Collision) joined as a coder, and later
Vague joined (before he called himself Gonzo).
After my summer holidays at Rhodes I finally took the decision and made
farewell demo and quited the scene. In my farewell note to the No Namers i
appointed both Cyberbrain and Ghostrider to the new leaders, and i know
they are doing well.
I (Celtic) will continue from summer 1995, where Gigabyte left.
At the summer Ghostrider visited Holland and we made some plans for a
demo. After I heard Gigabyte left Ithought No Name would die. But luckily
Ghostrider and Cyberbrain wanted to put the group back in shape. Vague left
us because he thought we would die for sure. The leadership of No Name was
good again and we wanted to make a comeback.
At 16 Ocktober 1995 Genlog died and the active members joined No Name,
those were Maestro, Mad mat and Funxilla. I already was in No Name and made
it my first group. Also I became some sort of an organiser of the illegal
section (and legal a bit too). Then sadly Rap let No Name and all his other
groups to join Onslaught. For personal reasons he doesn't want to have a
second group. But he told us he would be making musics for us whenever we
want him too. After him, Domix kicked himself for his big lazyness.
At The Party V we released two demos. one was coded entirely by Cyberbrain
called Voodoo People and another one by Perff and Ghostrider called Obscene
code. We took the 5th and 10th place in the compo. Obscene Code contained a
firsty in demo coding too, it was the zoom-rotate-tilter. A great part. We
made plans for a new demos too.
In february a new talented coder called Jiminy joined us and is still in
here. Also a musician and sysop called Ramosa joined us. Jer/panic left us
to join Laxity as second group. Only in beginning of june JB/Megaunit, a
very talented full-screen graphician joined us as second group.
Later on Funxilla got his big break and he joined SCS & TRC. Becuase of
that we needed new swappers, so Vampire/fraction joined to enforce the
polish front and Almight God/Desert Nomads joined too. Afterwards we
decided to kick both Tristar and Scatman for extreme lazyness.
At this moment i am typing this at the No Name meeting, and we will see
what happens in the next few months.
List of ex-No Name members
leader. coder, swapper, founder
co-leader, artist, swapper, founder
swapper, artist, musician
coder, swapper, editor, founder
List of No Name members
Almighty God: Megaswapper, Editor
Celtic: (Picture) Co-organizer, Graphician, Megaswapper, Editor
Cyberbrain: (Picture) Organizer, Coder, Swapper, (Graphician)
Ghostrider: (Picture) Organizer, Coder, Swapper
JB: Fullscreen graphician
Kilroy: (Picture) Graphician, 3D-Artist, Votesheet Designer, html-coder
Mad Mat: (Picture) Coder, Swapper
Maestro: (Picture) Coder, Swapper
Perff: (Picture) Coder
Quac: (Picture) Ideas man, (Graphician)
Story written by: Gigabyte and Celtic of No Name
Source: No Name's homepage