The Story began in july 1988. Two french
crews - HOFA and A-TEAM -, and a swapper - Ninja wich was the
of his crew, SHOGUN - decided to join forces to make the best
cracking crew in France, THE REPLICANTS. This has been "celebrated" by
an intro called "Booldy
and Bluedy". The name Replicants has been found by
goal was to create a major team like german ones. In this
intro, you can read in the scrolltext that
Replicants want to make a "professional" work. They speak
about big crew or associations like UNION, BLADE RUNNERS,
42 CREW and so on...
At this moment, a lot of crew where present
in France: S.T.C.S., ALPHA FLIGHT, M.C.S., V8, ... and the competition
was rude :)
Their work was more and more brillant and
in 1989, the REPLICANTS entered in the biggest cracking association,
They made an intro to
tell it to the world
In parallel, S.T.C.S, another great french
cracking crew entered into BLADE RUNNERS association. The competition
going harder :)
At the release of THE UNION DEMO - wich was
the first MEGADEMO on Atari ST-, they made a small and funny demo
(coded by Excalibur), certainly the smallest one of all the megademo.
But everybody knows
Replicants are not democoders, they are -simply- a crackers
For about one year, with this new
recognition, they reached the top.
After this, some of the founders stopped their
activities: majority of the old members of A-TEAM stopped, DOM
- wich was with Snake and R.AL- one of the very productive crackers
founded a sofware company -EUROSOFT-.
New members came from several groups, RatBoy
- wich was the lead member of S.T.C.S.-, Illegal from EQUINOX.
Some other members moved to democrews, like
Fury and Vicker to create LEGACY.
When several members of THE UNION created
THALION software, THE UNION changed into "legal" activities -like
demos :) - and Replicants, still making cracks, was in an unconfortable
situation. So they decided to stop make mention to THE UNION. Parallely,
THE UNION logo changed with the "cracking" word erased :D
THE REPLICANTS decided to make new association
with other crews. THE MASTERS were born.In this association also,
ST AMIGOS, a crew from the U.S.A..
During this years, a lot of demo crew -from
the best to the smallest- made "cracktros" for THE REPLICANTS.
This is the proof that they were on of the best crew on ATARI ST.
(To be continued)