Biography based on http://www.exotica.org.uk/wiki/Delight, with the explicit allowance of the author of the text, Voyce/Delight.
Delight is an international demo and cracking group with its strongest historical roots in France and Germany. Born on February 23, 1991 with 12 demomakers in Paris, France, the group quickly released the much praised Overdose demo then grew exponentially to reach above 70 simultaneous members at its peak. During its whole existence the group has welcomed a total of over 220 members located in at least 17 countries. After producing and releasing for the Amiga platform until 1999, Delight entered the PC warez scene in the 2000's with more than 500 releases to date. The group has also released some games for the Nintendo GBA console, and has recently entered the PS3 scene, releasing intros and utilities for the Sony console.
The group was founded by Voyce, a musician/ex-leader of demo groups like Brainstormers, and original supplier for various crack groups like Genesis (1989), Alpha Flight co-op, Spreadpoint, M.A.D, Paranoimia, Vision Factory since early 1989. The original team was created along with some ex-members of French groups Sphere (Darry Booper, Quartz, Audiomonster, FRX...) and Concept (Ronan, Rookie...) as well as a few independents, at the occasion of a meeting organized at Killerfrost's premisces in Paris on 23rd February. Many other members joined in 1991, while some left towards the end of the year (DCA, TDC and Reflex for Rebels, Audiomonster, Ronan and Rookie for The Silents, ...). The same year two BBS's were recruited in the United States, 1) 'The Fiend Club WHQ' with 2nd ranked H/P/A conference in the U.S., operated by Shadowvex (ex-Alpha Flight) and 2) 'Inner City USHQ' operated by Jammaster (ex-Miracle). Faddy (ex handle Faith) joined from Razor 1911 to operate 'The Museum EHQ' in Nice, France, then left to become independent at the beginning of 1992, after two members of Delight were busted along with most of French members of Quartex and The Company in the Blue Box affair led by the national police. 1991 saw many releases from Delight, including the much praised 'Overdose' demo, two other well-spreaded demos, several intros and dentros by FRX, Ronan, Performer, TDC, Faddy. The Momocompilstuff was a fucktro against Voyce and Darry Booper made by Walt (later leader of the French side of Melon Dezign). Dino (ex-leader and cracker of The Yankees C64 group) started to crack and onepart several games. Delight also welcomed members of The Yankees, members of Symbiosis (musicians Doh and Arios) and the whole group Extreme. Delight also released Necronom preview as well as popular utilities with intros in front of them.
Delight became more international in 1992. Entire sections were recruited mainly in Denmark (with ex-members of Light), in Germany (joining from various groups), in Norway (with ex-members of No Limits). After the French police raids in late 1991, where a list of accounts was seized, The Fiend Club WHQ became independent. Inner City became WHQ of Delight, soon joined by Fastrax USHQ (sysops Voyager and Snow Queen). Assassin, sysop of The Extension EHQ was busted by the Norwegian police. Notably due to this series of events, 1992 started as a difficult year for Delight. Several French members left the scene. Some others left including French swapper Krom (aka Wizz) who joined Fusion, and German graphician Effendi who joined Agnostic Front. Although the group became less productive this year, Dino continued to release cracks and oneparts. Many packs were issued this year by Mr Mixx, by Daryl & Rave, and by Voyce. Further games and utilities were released, such as Bytekiller Pro 1.0 coded by Franck/Delight. Maggy 12 (june 1992) reported, "Technopriest of Delight quit the scene". The German section produced Scene-O-Phobia, a small zine, while further productions and important organisational changes have been cooking in the wake of 1993. "Bagpipe Palmepeede" by Doh/Delight ranked 3rd at The Party music competition in Denmark at the end of December.
Major changes occurred at Delight in 1993. Since the beginning, Voyce had pursued his major contributions to the crack scene with handles Flex (1991) and Paragon (1992-1993). A key original supplier and close friend of Maximilian, he notably co-founded Interpol (1992) and the second instance of Paradox (1993), and contributed as influential member to other officines such as Fusion, Crack Inc. Skid Row and TRSI+TDT PC, all of this while remaining the active leader of Delight. Until this year, considering the centralized nature of the group around its founder and global organizer, Delight had been prevented to become an active group on the crack scene. After his decision to leave the crack scene by mid-year, Voyce progressively decentralized all decision powers in Delight by quitting global leadership and delegating more organization tasks to other members. Early 1993 Voyce recruited Blackbird, a very talented independent coder/cracker who quickly became one of the best trainer makers of all times on the Amiga platform. Blackbird was awarded full responsibility to organize the activities of Delight on the crack scene, and quickly recruited German trainer makers and crackers Siriax and Alpha One, along with SDD, MFM, Slick, Talon, and others in Germany, the UK and Sweden. The UNDERCOVER EHQ (sysops Demax and Agressor) also joined. Voyce recruited Chaotic Entity as new WHQ and Lost Dutchman Mine as USHQ. Babydock was invited to join from Paradox, but first collaborated as a shadow member before joining one year later as an official member. Delight quickly became one of the best elite trainers and crack groups for the year 1993. When he definitively retired from the crack scene in June, Voyce still retained leadership of the group's demo activities. The Danish section (Kasai, Brainiac, Zeus, Izi, Depete, Towie/Quayle...) released their first Delight demo at the beginning of 1993. Slaughter, a major coding proof-of-concept demo with contributions of several top-level coders, was released at the occasion of the CEBIT. Among various other productions this year, Dutch members Nitro and Xanion released their own game Mr. Brownstone, inspired from the classic Boulder Dash. Delight also used at least 7 new intros and cracktros for new releases this year, mostly coded by German and French members. 1993 ended with Delight as one of the best trainer groups and reaching the top-10 crack groups, Voyce (as Paragon) was best original supplier worldwide, having supplied 7 of the 10 best games of the year (according to magazines) to Interpol and Paradox. Chippy Town 1 (september 1993) reported that Header left the group. He reportedly moved on to Nova. "Blow-up" by Arios/Delight ranked 3rd at The Party music competition in Denmark at the end of December.
Delight continued to release cracks and trainers, along with new cracktros in 1994. Blackbird left for Prestige, where he could work more closely with his friend Samir (leader of PSG), who released one crack for Delight as an external member. SDD, with the help of Talon and Siriax, took over leadership of Delight crack and trainers activities (including cracktros). Siriax and Alpha One issued a fair number of new releases until they became doublemembers of Prodigy and Delight at the end of the year. One game was also released under a one-time co-operation between Millenium and Delight. Delight has again ranked among the top-releasing groups for this year. On the demo side, Flip and Trash released the trackmo Explorer, along with a 40k intro called Where Is Pacman. Another demo, 'Graphist for Sale' was released simultaneously. Danish members also released their second demo. Other intros and cracktros were released this year, including a series of simple cracktros by Siriax and Alpha One, and more advanced works by Paranormal and Whirly (the latter with a logo by Antony / Dreamdealers).
Despite its slower pace of releases in 1995, mainly due to Prodigy and Prestige taking advantage of recruiting in its ranks, Delight still issued a few good trainers and cracks this year, along with new intros. Most productive members on this side were as usual Siriax and Alpha One, and Talon.
Delight crack section could have died in 1996. Fortunately Alpha One and Talon were still active for a few releases, such as Battle Squadron. French demomakers released Mad Cow Disease, featuring a few real-time Gouraud or Phong shading 3D objects. The demo hardly found its way to the BBS's and was spreaded mainly to a limited number of friends and contacts in France. This demo was the last released by Delight on the Amiga.
1997 and subsequent years saw Delight PC gaining momentum, while the pace of releases on the Amiga slowed down progressively until there was nothing left in either productions or releases for this platform towards the end of the decade. Most outstanding Amiga works were musics, notably released at demo parties. From 1997 and on, Delight PC started cracking a few games and commercial utilities. A short-living Delight Console section cracked/released some games notably for the Game Boy Advance platform. Vulture's Nest was the last known BBS WHQ for Delight, based in Canada. The group was led by Talon on Amiga and SDD on PC and consoles, with members such as Nitro, Bomber Man & Willy, Cabal, Vulture, MFM, Keith303, Havoc and others. A last intro was still produced on the Amiga in 1997 for the few releases left, such as BosCar in february. No demos were produced during that period. The only other multimedia work was Babydock's launch of the Delight.org website featuring a short group history and a download section for the main group's demos/intros.
A grand total of more than 500 releases (cracks, keygens, etc.) have been spreaded around on the Internet during the 2000's. Members responsible for these remain mostly unknown, but are suspected to be mostly German and possibly French, as both countries have always hosted the most numerous and many of the most prolific members, and a lot of the releases have localized names. In 2004, Delight PC released the Nightshift demo, coded by David with music and design by Havoc.