Quartex was an originally Amiga cracking group, formed in the summer of 1988. They since branched out onto the handheld console scene in the early 2000's, and released for at least GBC and GBA.
Cracker Journal 16 (october 1989) reported, "Quartex chiefs in the USA were caught by the police."
The group co-arranged The Silents, Mayhem and Quartex Party 1990 in Newcastle, England in april.
The july 1991 crack intro for Street Rod 2 contained a complete memberlist, listing Olivier, The Surge, Waremonger, Spirit, Magnetic, Jester, Beast, Alliance Design, TIC, Blackburst, Speedy Dennis, ADS, Predator, Red Rocks, Clash, Flex, Tom-Cat, Face The Facts, Acid, Xtc, Shark, Bigfoot, Skyline and Trackmaster as members. Skywalker joined Skid Row around the middle of 1991. The group was dealt a major blow in november, when important members like N.O.M.A.D (crack), Action Man (supply), Zelnik, Infiltrator (all ex Crystal), The Surge and TIC (both ex Paradox) left to form a new group called Nemesis. Late this year, Furax joined Paradise and opened the bbs Fantasia, Spirit left the scene and Black Ninja (sysop of Paradise City) joined Skid Row. The French section split up late in the year, after experiencing some problems with the APP (french software police). Tagada and Clash were both busted by the French police, and Olivier closed his board Olivier's Place.
The april 1992 cracktro for Top Wrestling listed Hellfire (code), Macro (code), Bruce Lee (code), Top (graphics, cracker), Caesar (sysop), Mr. Andy (sysop) and Rik (sysop) as members of the Italian section.
The group was active making releases for the Sega Megadrive/Genesis at least in 1994.