BBS

Metal Impact
Multinodes, Changing number(s), Ringdown, Major BBS, Busted, Multi-groups BBS

  • Known as active in 1991-1997
  • Country: Belgium
  • Ex BBS Phone Number(s): +32-(0)50-383677, then N1:+32 (0)50-393969, N2:+32 (0)50-393239, then N1:+32 (0)15-212992, N2:+32 (0)15-212993, N3:+32 (0)15-210089
  • Known as BBS of Quartex in 1995-1996, Classic in 1995-1996, Energy in 1991-1992, Awesome in 1991, Bad Karma in 1995-1996, Fusion in 1992-1993, Hoodlum in 1993-1995, Royal in 1994-1995, Kingdom in 1995, Global Overdose in 1993, Dracs in 1995-1996

About Metal Impact

Maddy, formerly known as Mad Shitbrain, opened the BBS in late 1991. Initially started as an experiment and running at night only, Maddy really got into being a full-time sysop after a few months. He was one of the few sysops to actually buy an official copy of AmiExpress and became the Belgian Distribution Point for AmiExpress. He went 24/7 on a dedicated phone line soon followed by a second node. Maddy was also one of early adopters of ASCII/ANSI art and Metal Impact featured numerous cycling login screens by all the early ascii artists as well as many ANSI animations. His previous group (Pussy) had disbanded, some members (mostly Dutch) went on to form Jetset whereas others (Germany) created Awesome, which was immediately the first group to have the BBS as Belgian HQ. When the co-sysop, -TCB!-, joined Energy, the board also became HQ for them. Meanwhile, the board's activity and popularity were on the rise. In late 1992, the bbs became BHQ for the first 'major' group: Fusion. In 1993, Maddy had enough of running the board and wanted to shut it down but offered it to the co-sysop, -TCB!- to take over. Reluctant at first, -TCB!- accepted and the BBS moved area code and started running on S-Express. For a short while, the BBS was in Global Overdose but when that group disbanded, the BBS followed -TCB!- to join Hoodlum, later adding Royal and Kingdom to the roster of groups. The board first ran on a single node again, but node 2 & 3 were added in 1994 and 2 more telnet-nodes in 1995. When Hoodlum abandoned the Amiga platform in early 1996, the BBS became BHQ for Quartex who were in co-op with Classic for a short while in 1996. By then, Telnet had become mainstream and overnight, the BBS scene changed. US boards were no longer the fastest and European boards really peaked both in terms of speed and activity, Metal Impact being one of the beneficiaries. The board was now actively competing with some of the fastest boards and actually came out on top once in the then-popular Dream Charts for which it was also BHQ. Meanwhile, -TCB!- had founded Bad Karma, which later went into a coop with Crux and together they formed one of the last active groups on Amiga until all releases inevitably dried up. Unfortunately, the BBS would not get to make it to the 'very end' as it got raided in 1997 by the police - mainly for the H/P/A conference where 'cards of different nature' were exchanged as well as other information to call out for free.
.------------------- ------- ---- -  --- -  --- ------- -------------------.
|     :     qUARTEX bHQ - bAD kARMA wHQ - uNiQUE hQ - cYBER fORCE bHQ      |
|     .       rOYAL bHQ - eUPHORIA bHQ - lSD bHQ - dREAMCHARTS bHQ         |
| _ __|________ ____._________ _____________ ______ _____.                 |
|     ¦\  _  _ /_   |        ¬\  ___   __  /  _   ¬\     |_____            |
|     · \_/  \ /    |    |     \_/     ¬\_/   |     \_   |    ¬\_          |
|      __/    Y     |    _______/      __/    .    __/   ¦      /          |
|      \  ____|     |_________________ \/ ____|____\/ _________/           |
|       \/    |     |              ÷e÷\/\/          \/                     |
|             |    _|______ ___ ___________ _______  _____________________ |
|   ·mETAl·   |    \: _  _ /_ ¬\  _____   ¬\  _   ¬\/    _____   _  __   / |
|  ·iMPACt!·  |     \_/  \ /    \_/   _____/  |     \_   |____\_/     \_/  |
|             |    _¦/    Y      _     _\     .    __/   |   __/       /   |
|             |____\: ____|______\  ___\/ ____|____\/ _______\/ ______/    |
+===================\/============\/====\/==========\/========\/===========+
|                                     _                                    |
| tCB [qUARTEX] - cOLONEL [qUARTEX]   |          aMIGA 3000 tOWER          |
|  hE-Man [oUTLAWS] - kOSTEk [rOYAL]  |    10mB rAM! - 1.2 gIG hARDDRiVE   |
| eNZO [hELLFiRE] - aBRASAX [qUARTEX] |          fULL 28.8 pOWER!          |
|    wHIRLwIND [rOYAL] - eCs [tRSI]   |       hIGH tELNET-cPS-rATES!       |
|          bASER eVIL [tRSI]          |           bELGIUM's #1 !           |        
|                                     |                                    | 
|          [+32-15-xxxxxx]  r^D       |    aMIGA - sNES - sEGA - gAMEBOY   |
|          [+32-15-xxxxxx]            |        pC - c-64! - gAMEGEAR       |
|          [+32-PR-IVATE!]            |             pLAYSTATION            |
|          [+32-15-tELNET]  cHECK iRC |                h/P/A               |
|          [+32-15-tELNET]  cHECK iRC |                 U64                |
|                                     ¯                                    |
+------------------- ------- ---- -  --- -  --- ------- -------------------+
|                                                                          |
|               nO sYSPW - nO nUP - nO rATIO`S - nO lIMITS!                |
|      fAAAAST-gROWING mSGBASES - cOOL mULTI-cHATS - cHATTABLE sYSOP       |
|   iF tHERE`s oNE sYSTEM yOU nEED tO cALL iN bELGIUM, tHIS iS tHE oNE!    |
|                                                                          |
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System Operators of Metal Impact

Operator NameTask(s)Known as Operator in YearCountry
-TCB!-Texter, Packdisk Editor, Sysop, Swapper, Organizer, Modem Trader1993-1997 Belgium
Mad Shitbrain (aka Maddy)Texter, Graphics Artist, Packdisk Editor, Sysop, Series Publisher, Swapper, Organizer, Modem Trader, Leader1991-1993 Belgium

Releases that mention this BBS

BBS Info Release TitleCategoryAuthorYear
downloadLemoIntro
Awesome
Backlash - Hidi - Mad Shitbrain - ...
a12/91
added 4/96
downloadMeetingIntro
Awesome & LSD
Dog - Mr. Hell
a91
downloadBasket Island - PreviewCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Crisp - Zynix
a7/96
added 8/96
downloadFantasy GamesCrack Intro
no music
Energy
Mc Merlin - TSS
91
added 3/96
downloadLethal Xcess: Wings Of Death II +4Trainer
has effects
Awesome
Black Raven - Ninja
a12/91
added 3/97
downloadSuper Ski IICrack Intro
in family
Fusion
Chipster - Ram - Sector9 - ...
a2/92
added 5/94
downloadXtreme RacingCrack Intro
in family
Quartex
a1/96
added 2/96
downloadsSkid Marks 2.21Crack Intro
no music - in family
Classic & Quartex
The Undertaker
d2/96
added 3/97
downloadGulp! +11Trainer
in family
Hoodlum
Chronos - Maniac - Phase
a5/95
added 8/06
downloadCrazy Cars IIICrack Intro
in family
Fusion
Daryl - ED 209 - FFC - ...
v7/92
added 9/07
downloadsBackgammon Royal EnglishCrack Intro
in family
Hoodlum
2fast - The Black Cat
a2/95
added 3/06
downloadBig PictureCrack Intro
Hoodlum
Autopsy - Dreamfish - Wowbagger
5/95
added 3/06
downloadSpeedball 2: Brutal Deluxe - CD32 +2Trainer
in family
Hoodlum
Chronos - Phase
a5/95
added 3/06
downloadVirocop - AGACrack Intro
Hoodlum
Angel Dawn - Autopsy - Dr. Pat - ...
a5/95
added 3/06
downloadBelgium First introIntro
Energy
Anthrax - Pinnacle
9/91
added 6/06
downloadAkiraCrack Intro
no music - in family
Hoodlum
T.e.s. - The Black Cat
a2/95
added 8/06
downloadChampionship Manager Italia '95Crack Intro
no music - in family
Hoodlum
T.e.s. - The Black Cat
2/95
added 8/06
downloadVirocop - AGA +5Trainer
no music - in family
Hoodlum
Chronos - Phase
a5/95
added 8/06
downloadWhale's Voyage 2 ECSCrack Intro
Hoodlum
Felon - Lincoln
8/95
added 8/06
downloadWhizz AGA +25Trainer
in family
Hoodlum
Chronos - Phase
a5/95
added 8/06
downloadWhizz +21Trainer
no music
Hoodlum
Chronos
a2/95
added 8/06
downloadWorld Class Rugby '95Crack Intro
no music - in family
Hoodlum
T.e.s. - The Black Cat
5/95
added 8/06
downloadVirocop - ECSCrack Intro
no music - in family
Hoodlum
Autopsy - Ferox - The Black Cat
5/95
added 8/06
downloadVirtual Karting AGACrack Intro
no music
Hoodlum
I.b.m - T.e.s.
10/95
added 8/06
downloadGloomCrack Intro
Hoodlum
T.e.s.
a7/95
added 8/06
downloadBehind the Iron GateCrack Intro
Hoodlum
Felon - T.e.s.
8/95
added 12/06
downloadBargon Attack - EnglishCrack Intro
no music - in family
Fusion
ED 209 - FFC - Order
7/92
added 9/07
downloadSpike in TransylvaniaCrack Intro
in family
Bitstoppers & Fusion
Daryl - Phil Douglas - Ram - ...
v4/92
added 9/07
downloadCyber Assault +5Trainer
in family
Fusion
Angel Dawn - Ram - The Red Baron
a5/92
added 9/07
downloadLamborghini American Challenge +3Trainer
no music - in family
Global Overdose
Purple Haze
3/94
added 2/08
downloadUFO - Enemy Unknown - AGACrack Intro
Bad Karma
Crisp - Zynix
a7/96
added 5/08
downloadBazza 'n' Runt - one diskCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Candyman - Crisp - Zynix
a1/96
added 5/08
downloadBounceCrack Intro
AGA Chipset required - in family
Bad Karma
Dracs - Nostradamus
a1/96
added 5/08
downloadGamesmithCrack Intro
ASCII Art File DIZ
Kingdom
Dave - King Fahd
a4/95
added 6/09
downloadThe Fool's Errand - English VersionCrack Intro
in family
Fusion
Daryl - Ram - Sector9 - ...
v1/92
added 7/09
downloadMr. Nutz: Hoppin' Mad +5Trainer
no music - in family
Global Overdose
Purple Haze
4/94
added 7/09
downloadZa Zelazna Brama +20Trainer
in family
Hoodlum
Chronos - Maniac - Phase
a3/95
added 9/09
downloadWacus The DetectiveCrack Intro
in family
Royal
Crilla - Kostek - L-vis
a6/97
added 10/09
downloadInferior +3Trainer
in family
Hoodlum
Chronos - Maniac - Phase
a4/95
added 10/09
downloadFearsCrack Intro
Hoodlum
-TCB!- - Dracs - Pink - ...
4/95
added 12/09
downloadMagic Way +6Crack Intro, Trainer
no music - in family
Global Overdose
Purple Haze
2/94
added 12/09
downloadCOALA +8Trainer
in family
Hoodlum
Chronos
a10/95
added 1/10
downloadPseudomaniaIntro
Energy
Daddy Freddy - Gary - Malcom
91
added 2/10
downloadBrian The Lion +14Trainer
no music - in family
Global Overdose
Purple Haze
4/94
added 3/10
downloadThe Blues Brothers +17Trainer
in family
Energy
Antibyte - G-Tronic
a9/91
added 4/10
downloadMetal Impact BBS IntroIntro
Outrage
-TCB!- - BIP - Boytronic - ...
a92
added 11/10
downloadTracksuit Manager 2 - Season 96-97 - One DiskCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Candyman - Crisp - Zynix
a3/96
added 4/11
downloadTex Willer 11: Duello All'AlbaCrack Intro
no music
Global Overdose
Ramirez
93
added 4/11
downloadTactical Manager 2 - One DiskedCrack Intro
in family
Global Overdose
2Pac - Phantom
95
added 4/11
downloadJim Power - Mutant PlanetCrack Intro
no music
Fusion
Maximilien - Paragon - Phil Douglas
v5/92
added 2/12
downloadCliffhanger +8Trainer
no music - in family
Global Overdose
Purple Haze
a4/94
added 3/12
downloadBiing!: Sex, Intrigen Und SkalpelleCrack Intro
Hoodlum
Autopsy - Dezecrator
1/95
added 12/12
downloadLeading Lap MPV - OCS - One DiskCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Candyman - Crisp - Zynix
a8/96
added 3/13
downloadLethal FormulaCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Crisp - Dracs - Zynix
a1/96
added 6/13
downloadDreadnoughts OnediskedCrack Intro
in family
Global Overdose
Phantom
cc6/95
added 6/14
downloadThe Pyramid - onediskedCrack Intro
no music
Dracs
a94
added 12/14
downloadDylan Dog 16: FantasmiCrack Intro
no music
Global Overdose
Ramirez
a2/94
added 12/14
downloadEnergy Mover - OnediskedCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Candyman - Crisp - Zynix
a1/96
added 6/15
downloadHillsea Lido OnediskedCrack Intro
AGA Chipset required - in family
Bad Karma
Dracs - Nostradamus
a12/95
added 6/15
downloadFootball Total AGA vf FrenchCrack Intro
Passwords
Bill - Darko - Supernao - ...
cc12/95
added 6/15
downloadPechowy Prezent OnediskedCrack Intro
AGA Chipset required - in family
Bad Karma
Dracs - Nostradamus
a12/95
added 6/15
downloadPopeye 3 - Wrestle Crazy OnediskedCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Crisp - Dracs - Zynix
cc12/95
added 6/15
downloadSuper Tennis Champs - Double & WomanCrack Intro
AGA Chipset required - in family
Bad Karma
Dracs - Nostradamus
a1/96
added 9/15
downloadCybertech Corporation - OnediskedCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Crisp - Dracs - Zynix
cc1/96
added 9/15
downloadHillsea Lido One Disked 100%Crack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Crisp - Dracs - Zynix
cc1/96
added 9/15
downloadLightWave 4.0Crack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Crisp - Zynix
a3/96
added 9/15
downloadJaz Drive Install DiskCrack Intro
Bad Karma
Phantom - Trespass - Zynix
a9/96
added 11/15
downloadStar CrusaderCrack Intro
no music - in family
Quartex
The Undertaker
cc12/95
added 1/16
downloadHilt II - OnediskedCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Candyman - Crisp - Zynix
cc1/96
added 5/16
downloadDie Juwelen des Lichts - OnediskedCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Candyman - Crisp - Zynix
a4/96
added 5/16
downloadUltimatum - OnediskedFix/Patch Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Candyman - Crisp - Zynix
a3/96
added 5/16
downloadOdyssey - Save Disk optionCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Crisp - Dracs - Zynix
z1/96
added 1/19
downloadBlack Dawn VI - onediskedCrack Intro
AGA Chipset required - in family
Bad Karma
Dracs - Nostradamus
a12/95
added 1/19
downloadsUropa²: The Ulterior Colony - previewCrack Intro
no music - in family
Bad Karma
Crisp - Zynix
a7/96
added 3/19
downloadL'Uomo Ragno: ...E Ora, Carnage!
Spiderman 2
Crack Intro
no music - No author infos
Global Overdose
Ramirez
a3/94
added 2/20