- Founded 2020
- Software, preservation and graphics
- Special features: graphics, NTSC-focused software
- Website: https://kraksnax.bitbucket.io/
Kraksnax (aka KSX) is a contemporary Commodore 64 NTSC-focused software, graphics preservation, cracking, restoration group and website. Releases are particularly created on and produced for NTSC experience, although most often compatible with PAL machines. Releases always provide disk format but also .tap and .prg format, when applicable, and usually feature newly created intro graphics as well as program-format documentation or even game modifications. Kraksnax also produces new software and even games based on, or expanded from vintage sources (redux), and various restoration. Additionally the group release traditional 'cracks' or software repackaged with the intention towards incorporating various alternative, beneficial elements or for purposes of preservation in the contemporary age.
Process[edit | edit source]
(7-2021) Most software, especially 'cracks' of pre-existing vintage software, are almost always executed and tested on generally: one of 5 C64 Breadbin models, both US and Canadian NTSC; 1541/1571 model disk drives; C2N 1530 or Data Master datasette models and through a plethora of vintage techniques, hardware and software. Currently, the group is open to collaboration, processing, testing and packaging of any creator's new work and be reached through their website.
Company history[edit | edit source]
Current members are largely anonymous but longtime Commodore 64/128 users whose interest and use of Commodore computers dates back to 1982, including involvement in various areas of its history from underground BBS to typical hobbyist interests. Graphician Mo, the group's original founder (aka Mo Dernart) has provided all front-end graphics for the group's releases to-date (Summer 2021) along with the recoding of a couple games. The original moniker of the group's name, as present on a few initial releases was "Mo's Kraksnax." This has been followed by simply "Kraksnax or KSX," but also "Kraksnax krakings" or other derivatives.
Releases[edit | edit source]
|KSX01||Paradroid||5-2020||Graphic(c)/Linked Vintage 80s Crack|
|KSX02||Rabbit Pie||5-2020||Graphic/KSX Crack/Restoration of Corrupted 80s Crack|
|KSX03||Fort Django||5-2020||Graphic/KSX Crack|
|KSX04||Sweet Sixteen||5-2020||Graphic/KSX Crack|
|KSX05||Dr. Pimple's Dog||5-2020||Graphic(cs)/KSX Crack|
|KSX06||Motor Maniac||7-2020||Graphic/Game Mod/KSX Crack (Joy Swap)|
|KSX07||One on One||7-2020||Graphic/KSX Crack (Joy Swap)|
|KSX08||Voice Racquetball||7-2020||Graphic(cs)/KSX Crack|
|KSX09||Cyborg '82||7-2020||Graphic/KSX Crack/Disks|
|KSX13||The Pyramid||7-2020||Graphic(cs)/KSX Crack|
|KSX14||C(64)Hunt||7-2020||Title/Graphic/Game Mod/Expanded Redux|
|KSX15||Oils Well||7-2020||Graphic/Linked Vintage 80s Crack|
|KSX16||Lords of Karma||9-2020||Graphic/KSX Crack|
|KSX17||Snake Plissken - Die Klapperschlange||9-2020||Graphic/Hypra-Load 2020|
|KSX18||Bounces||9-2020||Graphic repaint/KSX Crack|
|KSX19||Planet Balls||11-2020||Graphic/KSX Crack|
|KSX22||Moebius (Infinite)||11-2020||Graphic repaint/Linked Vintage 80s Crack|
|KSX23||Mission Om||11-2020||Graphic(c)/Docs/KSX Crack/Extras|
|KSX24||Space Planters||12-2020||Graphic/KSX Crack|
|KSX25||Trolls and Tribulations||12-2020||Graphic(c)/KSX Crack|
|KSX26||Space Firehawk||3-2021||Graphic/KSX Crack|
|KSX28||Gruds in Space||6-2021||Graphic(c)/Docs/KSX Crack|
|KSX29||Reactor Run||6-2021||Graphic/KSX Crack|
|KSX30||Worron||6-2021||2x Graphic/2x KSX Crack|
|KSX31||Castle Blackstar||7-2021||Graphic(c)/KSX Crack|
|KSX32||Mad Nurse||7-2021||Graphic repaint/KSX Crack|
|KSX33||Microdot||7-2021||Graphic/Docs/Original Game/Extras: Vintage Cracks|
|KSX34||Magic Mushrooms||7-2021||Title/Graphic/Docs/Game Mod/Expanded Redux|
|KSX35||Slither Re/dux: Treasures of the Baghdad Palace||9-2021||Game Light Mod/Redux of Ahoy!'s Slither|
- (c) koala painted/converted from original retail art for special preservation release.
- (cs) koala painted/converted from other system (ie. zx spectrum).