Eddie made a bunch of menus disks for various crews: Automation, Pure Energy, New Order and The Guardians of Logik. He used to be known as The Bald Eagle and also released some compilations with his nickname only. Here is an interview with the very popular TBE!
There is currently no profile available in our database
There are currently no credits for this person in our database
1) First words
2) Buying a computer
3) Compilations on the Atari
5) First crews
6) Automation member
7) Coding and packing
8) Programs used
9) Entering Awesome?
10) Leaving Automation
11) Pure Energy experience
12) Old contacts
13) Latest D-bug disks
14) Future plans
15) Final words
1) Hello TBE. Glad to do an interview with you. Could you introduce yourself (passion, age, job,...)?
Passion is computing and football (Manchester United). Lets just say I am over 40 now. I run my own company as a Business Analyst.
2) What was the first computer you bought?
First computer was a Commodore 64, followed by the Atari ST. I always wanted an Amiga so bought one of these for my wife's birthday (went down well) and now happily on the PC.
3) When did you begin to release compilation disks on Atari?
A long time ago now but I would guess around 1987-88
4) Where does your nickname come from?
Lets just say I was always follicly challenged.
5) Was New Order your first crew?
No, I released some for The Guardians of Logik (GOL) before they joined Automation and I did not want to. Along with New Order I also released some TBE menus.
6) Then you joined Automation?
I was asked at a computer show in London by The Mob and Vapour to join Automation. I think they only wanted to kill off the competition as New Order were releasing the games quicker than they could.
7) What was your main job for Automation? Which pack/crack are you the most proud of?
I did some of the packing and menu compilation for them. I dabbled with 68000 and did do the odd menu of my own. I don't have any favourites as I enjoyed them all.
8) Which programs did you use?
The usual packers and GenST for coding.
9) I've heard some rumours that you joined Awesome. Is that true?
I used to speak to Jimmy (James) but I do not remember ever joining them. I'm getting old now and the memory could be fading.
10) When did you leave Automation? Why?
When we got the 500 it just seemed to be a chore and I decide to buy a PC instead.
11) Then you joined Pure Energy. Why did you stop after PE experience?
I got bored with it all, too much work for little reward, plus the software was drying up.
12) Are you still in contact with old members of New Order, Automation or Pure Energy?
13) Did you see the latest releases of D-Bug (considered as Automation's children)?
I used to get them from Rob (Vapour) at the start but as stated I got the PC and sold the Atari ST.
14) What's your current project?
No projects now. My son is at college and I am helping him out with his Visual BASIC work.
15) Some last words to add?
It was a great time back then with some people taking it far too seriously. A lot of the slagging was for real but some was tongue in cheek. It's good to get some decent ST emulators on the PC to relive some of the moments.
Thanks a lot TBE. It was a big surprise to receive an email from you!
Please log in to add your own comment to this interview
June 24, 2020 by ST Graveyard
The Atari ST scene doesn't pay much attention to the more serious side of things, and that is a shame, because some really amazing business applications have their roots on the ST. In Germany, that ST was mainly sold as a business machine to begin with. A few weeks ago, I met Frank Schoonjans in the Atari ST Facebook group. Frank created the spreadsheet 3D-Calc on the Atari ST. This program was added to the 'Atari business pack', a software bundle by Atari BENELUX, together with That's Write and 'Astodat IV'. Globally, the program was distributed by Michtron. Join me as we take a deeper look...
June 10, 2020 by ST Graveyard
These days with social media, it is so easy to get in touch with almost anyone. And when I saw the name David Walters pop up on my Twitter feed, I instantly knew who he was. David created one of the most infamous FPS games on the Atari ST. Hellgate has gotten a lot of hate and praise at the same time over the years. This game might seem a bit slow compared to Wolfenstein or Substation, but taking into account it was programmed in STOS, you can't deny the accomplishment that was made.
May 29, 2020 by ST Graveyard
When I witnessed the first ever glimpses of a technique called Voxel Space, my jaw dropped to the floor. That was in 1993, on a friend's PC, and the game was called Commanche : Maximum Overkill. Little did I know, that this was also possible on an Atari ST. And when reading the thread on Atari-Forum about a possible new game for the Atari family of home computers called Vergeworld : Icarus Rising, I had to get in touch with the guys from Retrobones to learn more. Excited yet? Check this out.
December 9, 2019 by ST Graveyard
Lately, some great Atari-related books have been released for all of us fanatics. One of those titles is Atari : A Visual History from one of my favorite graphics artists, Darren Doyle. Although this book is not Atari ST related, it covers all there is to know about the Atari 8-bit. Knowing Darren's work I participated on the Kickstarter and boy, ever since the book arrived, I have been hooked. Darren is also responsible for the amazing digital magazines Atari Gamer and Atari ST Gamer. Recently he started a game publishing company called BitmapSoft. Read all about it in this in-depth interview.
November 30, 2019 by ST Graveyard
Last week a nice package came in the mail. Finally, the 2 volumes of 'We Love Atari' made it to my doorstep. These books by Karl Morris ooze passion and a true love for Atari. I was so impressed by the depth and amount of historical detail found in these books, I just had to contact Karl for an interview to find out how it all started. 'We Love Atari' covers the history of the brand from 1972 till 1996. Karl is not new to the Atari scene, going back as early as 1998 when he created his first Atari website. Want to learn more about some of the greatest Atari-related literature? Look no further.
Currently 0 registered users online
In the past 24h there were 6 registered users online