Hiroyuki, Alien, Thriller and Excalibur in Reims, France.
While I was browsing through some old 5 ¼" discs I accidentally discovered this slide show I once compiled. I didn't remember creating it and was pleasantly surprised to find these images stored on one of these old discs.
Like all the other digitized images I converted to the CPC at that time these were also scanned with a black and white scanner with 16 brightness levels. Then I converted the images on my RiscPC and send them to the CPC through a serial link between the RiscPC and the CPC. It was quite a tedious procedure and the results weren't really great. I intended to improve the conversion program on the RiscPC so that it would use more colors and probably some shading algorithms to mix pixels of different colors to create a new color. I never found the time or interest to do that though.
Anyway, most of these pictures come from the Castle Party 1 and the Castle Party 1a and some are from the HJT trip to the Euromeeting 2 in Reims, France in 1992. Some pictures suffered from read errors and now have artefacts in them, but that's not unusual for discs that were stored away for almost 10 years. I should be happy that so many pictures survived all these years on these 40 tracks discs. All of the XDDOS discs didn't make it...
The HJT headquarters from bird's-eye view.
This is me and Critty wrestling
I'm on the phone, leaning on Hiroyuki and... Is it just me or does Kanga look like he was pregnant?
Excalibur, me and Crown (and half of Weee) in Reims, France
This is a part of the group picture from the Castle Party 1 in 1992.
I'm choking Hexenmeister and Hiroyuki is giggling
This is the whole group of visitors at the Castle Party 1.
I'm approaching Kangaroo with no good intentions...
Crown, Lovebyte and Hiroyuki at an autobahn service area on the way to the Euromeeting 2
Yet another part of the group picture from the Castle Party 1.
Crittersoap is doing his cute faced look.
A detail from the Castle Party 1 group picture. Next to me is one half of Elmsoft.
Btw. we used to call Elmsoft the symmetrical man because you could mirror either half of his face
and he would still look the same. Try it!
The whole crowd of CPC users at the Euromeeting 2 in Reims, France in 1992
I'm "hugging" Hiroyuki and Crittersoap. Marabu doesn't look like he wants to intervene...
This is the cover of the Jack London novel "White Fang".