Installs: 71 own 29 coops
Real Name: Keith Krellwitz
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
WHDLoad Activity: Active (Again)
Languages Spoken: English only.
Hardware: Amiga 1200 4 Fast/ Amiga 1230 4 Fast
Music: Savatage, Judas Priest, Accept, Symphony X, Testament, Overkill
Movies: all good comedies and horror (SPLATTER) movies....and lets not forget PORN
Books: Anything by Dana Reed
Favourite Games: Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Rainbow Islands, Turrican Series, Skid Marks
Installs: 151 own 165 coops
Real Name: Pavel
Birthday: 21. 05. 1978
Location: Czech Republic
WHDLOAD activity: retired, sometimes working on bug reports. (I was active from Aug-1998)
Hardware: A 1200 (Blizzard 030/50, 8MB), PC
Favorite bands: Muse, Goldfrapp, Berndsen, Hana Zagorova
Favorite game style: RPGs
Favorite movie directors: Christopher Nolan, David Cronenberg, Paul Verhoeven, David Lynch, John Carpenter
Favorite TV series: Twin Peaks, South Park, 24, Game of Thrones, Dexter
Favorite book authors: Stephen King, Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft, Philip K. Dick, Charles Bukowski
Hobbies: Anything related to summer, food, games, movies, music, bodybuilding :-)
Installs: 431 own 143 coops
Real Name: Bertrand JARDEL
Whdload activity: Only some fixes (for the moment)
Software projetcs: EOB1 AGA, EOB2 AGA,westwoodtool.library,UnCPS-AGA,WHDAutoLaunch and some colored icons & New Icons for installed games
HardWare: Matra Alice 90+32ko+asm,A1200 060+64mo+SCSI, A1200 030+32mo and ..... a PC
Favorite Game: Ghost'n goblins (I spend much money with arcade), Monkey Island 1/2/3, Black Crypt, Eye of the beholder 1&2, Elvira, KidChaos, Speedball 2, Twintris, Minskies, Simon The Sorcerer, etc... I like adventures and role playing games.
Music: Prince, Funky music, Rythm'n blues,Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Berger, Dead can dance, etc
Movies: Brazil, Blade Runner, Phantom of the paradise, Avalon, Lord Of the Ring, 'Un Poisson nommé Wanda' in french in the text, 'La folie des grandeurs' and almost the G.Lautner and M.Audiard 's film.
Books: Frank Herbert's Saga Dune, Lords of the ring & the silmarillion from Tolkien, Barjavel's novels, Lovecraft's novels, etc...
Hard Installer: Elfmania, Maupiti island (Checksum code routines),Adrenalynn (imager),Wayne Gretzky Hockey (disk manager), Borobodur (very much problems), Dragon's Lair (hard protection-decryption through copperlist!!!)
Installs: 277 own 48 coops
Real Name: Ian
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
WHDLoad Activity: I won't be starting many installs but will update old ones
Software Projects: DiskWiz, Grab
Hardware: A1200 (Blizzard 030/50Mhz/2Mb chip/32Mb fast, 30Gb HD), A500 (GVP 120Mb HD, 1/2Mb, 14.4kb modem),
Music: Abba, Bryan Adams, The Corrs, Def Leppard, Guns n'Roses, Kevin Bloody Wilson...
Movies: Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Toy Story, Jurassic Park, Naked Gun, Deuce Bigalow: Male Jigalo...
Books: Michael Crighton, anything to do with computer crime (eg. Cuckoo's Nest, Masters of Deception... :)
Favourite Games: Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Pang, Rainbow Islands, Speedball 2, SWOS, Turrican 2, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Contact: codetapper at gmail dot com
Picture Description: I'm the one in the driver's seat of the General Lee (on the right hand side), taken on my recent trip to Canada where we met the Canada Charger Club in British Columbia!
Installs: 9 own 52 coops
Real Name: Sven Schreiber
Age: youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind
WHDLoad Activity: retired
Software Projects: a couple of never finished game projects
Hardware: A1200 (Blizzard, CD Burner), iBook
Music: Techno, Rave, Trance
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Outside Providence, American Beauty, Fight Club, American History X
Video Games: Soul Blade, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Kurushi
Board Games: Civilization (Avalon Hill), Acquire (Schmidt), Dune (Avalon Hill)
Installs: 25 own 10 coops
Real Name: Mike Griffin
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Occupation: Software engineer
WHDLoad Activity: Some light activity again
Hardware: Amiga 1200 + Blizzard 1260/50 128MB, Amiga 1200 + Blizzard 1230/50 32MB, bloatware PC that hogs far more power than it needs ;-)
Favourite Games: I'm a big fan of retro-gaming on the Amiga, Megadrive, SNES, etc. Otherwise I really enjoy indie titles on PC. And I keep on coming back to OpenTTD!
Hardest Install: Rampart - had a complicated loader to emulate AmigaDOS format AND decompress files
Best install: Dizzy Prince of the Yolkfolk - the broken music in this game always bugged me when I played it in the 90s. Figuring out how to fix that in copperlists was fun. :-)
Installs: 45 own
Real Name: Fabio Cinus
Born: 07 10 1972
Location: Assemini (CA) Italy
Real Occupation: Chemistry
WHDLoadActivity: veeeerrrrryyyyyy sllllloooooowwwwwww :-)
Hardware: Amiga 1200 (Blizzard 030/50 32 Mb Ram 20 Gb HD) Some PC
Movies: Star Wars trilogy; Back to the future trilogy; Indian Jones and many others
Anime: Gundam; Lupin; Lamù
Books: Isaac Asimov; Andy McNab; H.P. Lovecraft
Installs: 45 own 29 coops
real name: Phill
Location: Bristol, England
WHDLoad Activity: Active
Languages Spoken: English
Hardware: Amiga A1ooo 1.0, Amiga A5oo 1.2, Amiga A12oo x3, Amiga A4ooo o3o x2, Amiga Tower o6o(32xCD drive, 64MB Ram, 10Gig Harddrive, Catweasel drive/card, Ateo Pixel 64 Graphics card, etc, etc)
Music: Anything except UK Garage!
Movies: Alien Series, Predator Series, Star Wars Saga, Brubaker, Shawshank Redemption, Gremlins, etc, etc
Books: Anything by Clive Cussler, Alan Dean Foster
Favourite Games: Beast series, Speedball 2, Cannon Fodder, Stardust, Pinball Dreams/Fantasies, most Factor 5 games, most Bitmap Brothers games.
Installs: 24 own 61 coops
Real Name: Achim Härtel
WHDLoad Activity: nearly retired (only working sometimes on bug reports)
Hardware: A1200 (2+16 MB Ram, 1+4 GB HD, CD-Rom), A2000 (1+2 MB Ram, 100 MB HD, Action Replay 3)
Software Projects: 551conv, Patcher, PokeyNoise (also all on hold), Fourmaze (finished)
Music: Bruce Springsteen, Heather Nova, Doro, Premiere, Ivy Quainoo, Eloy, Count Basie, Zarah Leander, Georg Friedrich Händel, Richard Wagner, Atari 800 and some House music
Movies: The Trap, The bridges of Madison County, The fifth Element, Men in Black 1+2, Dirty Dancing, Amphitryon, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, Neverending Story 2, The little Mermaid, Kama Sutra, Avatar: The last airbender (comic), The Legend of Korra, Buena Vista Social Club, The name of the rose
Book authors: Seneca, Alexandre Dumas, Stanislaw Lem, Gerd Prokop, Michael Szameit
Other Books: A. und K.-H. Steinmüller: Andymon (best of GDR science fiction), Masamune Shirow: Appleseed, Paul Joannides: Wild Thing - Sex tips for boys and girls, Oscar Wilde: The Ghost of Canterville, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer: Der Schuß von der Kanzel (The shot from the pulpit)
Computer Games: Traders (the trading simulation with the little aliens), Gemx, Xenon 2, Nitro, Jewels of Darkness, Dragon Wars, Projectyle, RocknRoll, Fears, Leander, Twinworld, The Chaos Engine, Blue Angel 69, Turrican 2, Lotus 1+2, Shadow of the Beast 3, Beneath a steel sky, Head over Heels
Computer Games Non-Amiga: Master of Magic, Giana Sisters - Twisted Dreams, Hurrican, Cavelord, Herbert 1+2, Moon Patrol, Universal Hero, Timeslip
Board and Card Games: Robo Rally, Tichu, El Grande, Tokami, Bohnanza, Mahjongg (the real 4 person game)
Hardest Installs: Unreal (Tons of ingameprotections), Another World (Wrote the first version of the Osemu for it), Space Ace (Tricky disk system), Naughty Ones (Fixing a crash present even on 68000)
Frisian motto: Lever dood as Slaav (in English: rather dead than slaves)
Installs: 2 own 8 coops
Installs: 27 own 11 coops
Real Name: John Girvin
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Age: Old enough to know better
WHDLoad Activity: Semi-retired
Hardware: A1200T (B1260/50Mhz/2MB/48MB, 4.3GB SCSI)
Music: dance, house, techno
Movies: Aliens, Tron, Idiocracy, anything sci-fi
Books: Sci-Fi, popular science
Favourite games: AB3D, Zeewolf 2, Lemmings
Hardest install: Manic Miner - very buggy and 12 parts needed patching
Installs: 280 own 169 coops
Real Name: Jean-François Fabre
Hardware: A1200 desktop/060/32Megs/8Gb CF-IDE/LCD/scandoubler A500/2Megs/Action Replay MKIII CD32/TF328/Keyboard HP Laptop + WinUAE
WHDLoad activity: fixing mantis issues, and sometimes write some new install for a game or two
Software projects. Still dedicated to fixing games after 25 years: JST (resumed for kick 1.3 support), CD32load, various CLI tools, Assembly source analysers, Amiga game remakes
Music: Pixies, Queen, Prefab Sprout, Depeche Mode, Keith Jarrett, Joe Jackson, The Smiths, Serge Gainsbourg, Sting, New Order ...
Video Games: Supercars 2, Marble Madness, Paperboy, Elevator Action, Bombjack, Doom, Magic Pockets, Superfrog, Chaos Engine, Gods, Moon Patrol, Bagman, Cadaver, Mortal Kombat II, Galaga, ... (Atari, Amiga & MAME rulez)
Hardest install: I only code easy ones :) But Agony was funny enough. I also love investigating into broken OS stuff.
Books: Patricia Highsmith, Isaac Asimov, Garfield, Pierre Desproges, James Hadley Chase
Movies: A Fish Called Wanda (and John Cleese stuff), Cuisine et Dependances, Le Pere Noel est une ordure, Paul Veroheven work (Total Recall, Starship Troopers, Robocop)..., Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry movies + The Gauntlet + Heartbreak Ridge, Bill Plympton adult cartoons
TV Shows: only old crap: Fawlty towers, Mr Bean, Black Adder, Columbo, Starsky & Hutch, Six Million Dollar Man also new crap: True Detective, Sopranos, Engrenages (french)
Installs: 18 own 47 coops
Real Name: Mickael Le Quer
WHDLoad Activity: little activity
Hardest installs: Arabian Nights (fuck diskroutine), Darkmere (same as AR), Sonic Attack/DCS (Testing the demo was long :)
Favourite games: The Chaos Engine, Agony, Shadow of The Beast, Superfrog, Simon the Sorcerer (all best game manufacturers)
Hardware: A1200 (Blizzard 040/40Mhz/2Mb/32Mb, 20Gb HD, CD atapi x24, CDRW Yamaha CRW2100E, FastATA, Elbow Tower); Soon Pegasos?
Music: Pop, Rock, HardRock, Metal, Ska, Reggae, Techno
Movies: Midnight Express, Nikita, Heat, lots of science-fiction & action movies...
Installs: 30 own 137 coops
Real Name: Czeslaw Maron
Age: my birthday is 15th July
Died: 7th September 2001
Software Projects: Track2File, Rob Northen Copylock Decoder, WHDLoad installers, few players for EaglePlayer (eg. Benn Daglish)
Hardware: PC (AMD K6 II 400MHz, 96MB, 10GB), A1200+Blizzard IV 50MHz+16MB Fast Mem+10GB Caviar+CD-ROM*4
Movies: Total Recall, X-Files series
Books: all which are good
Hard Installers: Jurassic Park (many code checksums), Deep Core (tricks with disk sync), Alien Breed (a lot of decode loops)
In rememberance: Mr Larmer was one of the first people who contributed to the WHDLoad project with installs, comments and enhancements. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Amiga and installed over 100 games! His superb copylock decoder is still used to decrypt games and he always had time to verify that a game had been cracked properly. The last 6 months of his life were surrounded in mystery with some low-lives making threats against him. Czeslaw died in a car crash on the 7th of September, 2001. The entire WHDLoad team were honoured to have known you and will continue to update your patches to keep your memory alive. RIP Czeslaw.
Installs: 6 own 2 coops
Real Name: Gavin
Location: Norfolk, United Kingdom
Occupation: Software Engineer
WHDLoad Activity: Slow. I pick and choose.
Hardware: A4000/060/PPC x2, A4000T/040, A4000/040 x2, A4000/030, A1200/060, A1200/030, A1200T/020, A1200/020, CD32/030, CD32/FMV, CDTV/000 x2, A2000/030, A500/030, A500/000 x4, A500+/000, A600/000, A1XE/G4
Music: Megadeth, Iced Earth, Children of Bodom, Slayer, Metallica, RacerX, Cacophony, Cascada ;)
Movies: Robocop, Terminator, Alien, Predator, Batman, Zombie movies
Games: Populous, GemX, Qix, Strider, Batman the movie, Battle Squadron, Pipe Mania
TV: X-Files, Millennium, House, Holby City, Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds, CSI, Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, Chop Shop
Installs: 510 own 38 coops
Real Name: Philippe Muhlheim
WHDLoad Activity: slowdown
Hardware: A 500 (1MB), A 1200 Tower (Apollo 060/50, 32MB, Mediator/Voodoo4, Delfina 74Mhz, CD writer, ZIP drive 100MB,...)
Favorite games: Psygnosis' games (Beast, Lemmings...), Team17's games (ATR, AB2, Arcade Pool...), Battle Squadron, Speedball 1&2, Stunt Car Racer, Pac-Mania, Turrican(s)..., N64 (Mario64, MarioKart, F-ZeroX, Zelda64), DC (Soul Calibur, Virtual Tennis)
Hardest install: Super Stardust, Prime Mover, Music Dream (PHA)
Music: Jamiroquai, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, The Corrs, Whitney Houston, ...
Movies: Pulp Fiction, Indiana Jones, Aliens, The wizard of Oz, Psychose, Mulan, ...
TV Series: The Simpsons, Futurama
Installs: 1 own 1 coops
Real Name: Patrik Sevallius
Location: Vendelsö, Sweden
Languages spoken: Swedish and English
WHDLoad Activity: Active (just getting started)
Hardware: A1200 (Blizzard 1230 IV @ 50MHz/2MB chip/64MB fast, 60GB HD), PC (Intel Q6600, 4GB RAM, 2 TB@raid 5, 2TB@raid 0)
Installs: 842 own 242 coops
Real Name: friends call me Sting in real life too
Location: Berlin, Germany
Occupation: Software Engineer
WHDLoad Activity: Doing installs whenever I have some time. Mainly demos as I'm not too interested in games anymore and code demos myself.
Hardware: A4000/060/PIV x2, A4000/040/CV64/3D, A1000, A500 x3
Music: [:SITD:], Suicide Commando, :Wumpscut:, Agonoize, Feindflug, VNV Nation, Project Pitchfork (pre 1995 stuff ONLY!), Amduscia, Hocico, Dulce Liquido, Lights of Euphoria, Decoded Feedback, God Module, Crüxshadows, Covenant, Dead Can Dance, Dance or Die, Eternal Afflict, Das Ich, Assemblage23 and a lot more EBM/Industrial/Darkwave bands
Movies: Blood in, Blood out, Battle Royal, The Silence of the Lambs, Fight Club, Full Metal Jacket
Games: Lotus 2, Stunt Car Racer, Goal!
Demos: Desert Dream (Kefrens), Hardwired (TSL/Crionics), Roots (Sanity), Human Target (Melon Dezign), Substance (Alliance Design/Quartex), Nexus 7 (Andromeda), Deformations (Deform, a pretty underrated polish masterpiece!) plus a lot more :)
TV: The Simpsons, Married with Children (best ever!), Futurama, Malcolm in the Middle, King of Queens
Installs: 73 own 107 coops
Real Name: Bert Jahn
WHDLoad Activity: try to keep it running
Software Projects: DoVer, WRip, WDelta, WWarp, TrackWarp library, ReSource fixes, WHDLoad, some tools
Favourite Amiga Games: Speedball 2, Super·Hang·On, Lotus 2, Turrican 2, Ports of Call, ...
Hardware: KC 85/4, A500 (1MB, AR3), A1200 (ACA1231/42, 64MB), A2000 (G-Force30/50/50, 9MB, 2GB), A4000 (40/25, 2/16MB, 20GB), A4000 (CSPPC 60/50/233, 2/16/128MB, 9GB, CV643D, Deneb, X-Surf), CD³², PSP fat, PS3 slim (PSN: Wepl__), iMac 21" (2.5GHz i5, 16GB)
Music: Siouxsie & Banshees, Fehlfarben, Family*5, Ideal, TSS, Big Black, NIN, Smiths, Portishead, Phillip Boa & VC, ...
Movies: Bladerunner, Starship Troopers, Hellraiser, Brazil, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kinos Journey, SOA, ...
Books: Strugatsky stuff
Comics/Manga/Anime: NGE, Akira, Morbus Gravis, Eden, RanX, Megalex