Interviews



Interview with Tricket

Published in Domination #19
Performed by Jazzcat



J)
Welcome to the magazine. To start with, please introduce yourself to the audience.

T)
Well, I am Tricket of Dominators - nowadays I am 32 years old, married (3 years) and have 2 children - a 3 year old daughter and a 10 month old boy.



J)
I remember you back in the days of Dominators and Motiv8. The cool BBS you had during the times of modem trading and wares rushes. Can you tell us when you first got into the c64, the group-scene and what happened during your time on the C64?

T)
Oh yeah.. I started back in 1985, to be exact I got my C64 the 4th of June 1985. I even had 10 cracked games  before I had a C64. A school-mate and I started to trade some games. He knew one of the guys in Danish Crackers, and suddenly we were in the middle of the pirate scene. I met some other nice guys, and we decided to build Sidewize.

In Sidewize I was the main swapper. One of our best contacts was The Softkiller Crew (TSK-CREW). Later on, I met some guys from the Access of Tomorrow, and we formed The New Aces 2087. After some years we decided to join forces with my old group Sidewize and we formed NOISE. After a few months, I went to business school with Karate Kid of Dominators, and he asked some of the NOISE members to join DOM, as DOM were lacking in original suppliers, crackers and modem traders. So we did!

First I cracked a couple of games, imported some U.S. wares, and continued mail trading. We had no Euro BBS, therefore I started DOMINIC running UCBBS, and within no time, it was one of the hottest EURO boards. Later on most of the DOM guys went to the AMIGA and PC scenes. I loved my C64 and had no intension to leave. I stopped my mail trading and just had my BBS. Without any DOM releases as most of those guys left the scene, I formed Motiv8 with Crossfire and Mason. Crossfire was amazing in doing C*Base and he made a good looking system for DOMINIC. All of a sudden I was the Euro headquarters of The Pulse Magazine and WHQ of Motiv8.

Sadly I ran into hardware trouble and a lot of hackers, who crashed my system. Therefore I decided to quit the scene in 1994.


J)
What do those times mean to you now?

T)
A LOT! - I am still connected to some of the DOM guys. I had a LOT of friends during my active years in the scene. The funny part is that a LOT of the old groups still meet on the PC now. That is something that really brings back old memories.



J)
I recall some war Dominators had with Gene/Illusion. Also something to do with Motiv8. Were you ever involved in any arguments or what we referred to as 'wars' back in the older days?

T)
Ohh yeah! I am a guy with a huge temper. I had a lot of wars during my years on the C64. Gene loved trouble, and started wars against everyone. I was one of them. Nowadays I cannot take it serious - and everything is history.


J)
The BBS days were a unique and fond memory of mine that will never again be repeated. Your BBS was host to some of the big groups. What were these days for you? Did you have other favourite boards you visited?

T)
I was one of the first modem traders in our scene, and I had 10-15 boards I called daily. Like The Forum, Warez Castle, Second to None, just to mention a few. My BBS was made in fun, as DOM had no Euro BBS, and it start to be a struggle to get our hands in calling cards, and of course its better to get people to upload the newest wares, than getting it yourself! LOL.


J)
Focusing on the Danish scene. What was that like and what groups do you remember?

T)
Denmark is a small country; we are only like 5 million people. For some reason we have delivered so many fantastic groups, like... DOMINATORS, Danish Crackers, Danish Gold, Wizax, The Supply Team, The Papillons, Jewels, Trilogy, Upfront, Razor Express, Mechanix, The Goonies, Popeye, SODAN, Sidewize, Dexion, Gamebusters 1541, Motiv8, Visual Reality, Starion, X-Factor, Triangle and Vibrants, just to mention a few...



J)
You were involved with The Pulse Magazine. What are your experiences and opinions on the C64 disk magazine and which publications appealed to you?

T)
Well, Illegal was the first magazine in the scene of all time. Suddenly the scene changed into a race with cracks. Who was the best first-releases etc. The charts became a show of POWER. The paper magazines started to flow... The Iguana and Pirates came along, but it was quite expensive to publish on paper and the postage also. That's when Sex'n Crime came as one of the first coded mags. The magazines were a nice boost to the scene and I read them all.  :)
 
Sadly every group wanted their own mag and that made most of the mags lousy and poor.


J)
How would you define lame and elite by pre-1992 standards on the C64?

T)
Well, I don't like the word lame nor elite. We're all in the same boat.


J)
Now for a little brainstorm, this can be fun :)

What comes to mind when reading:

AT&T - Calling Card suppliers! LOL
First release - TIME PRESSURE!
Stamps Back - My meeting with officers
Press play on tape - ABC TURBO
More than just a tree - The name tells it all!



J)
What are you doing these days?

T)
I'm building my own firm in health products. It's a dream come true. In my spare time I'm making homepages, repairing computers and spending as much time possible with my kids and family.


J)
Any greetings to the C64 community?

T)
Well, I would like to greet all those people who made the scene so special to me, all former users of DOMINIC, and all my old contacts.
 
No names mentioned, no names forgotten! :)
 
Feel free to contact me at: Tricket@nospam.mail.com


J)
Thanks again for your time. Lastly, what impressed you most about the C64?

T)
You are welcome! The fellowships that were build around in the world, when internet was not even available. That's the reason why C64 is still alive!

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