Motiv8 was originally a c64 cracking group, formed in january of 1994. They were based in Denmark, but with strong foreign sections as well. They released some retro-cracks under the Motiv8 Quality (M8Q) label.
Grego, a resident of Texas, was having problems with the fbi around september 1994, on charges of software piracy. September brought some internal problems for the group; first Tricket left and kicked them off his board Dominic, then their leader Crossfire was fired from Pronix Entertainment. Following this Peacemaker, Racoon, Vortex and Curlin all left the group for Alpha Flight 1970; Animal left and finally Fresh Prince was busted by at+t for calling cards (which means he's just swapping from now on) and SMD (gfx) left for Atlantis. The only ray of light in september was the recruitment of a new Danish ehq, 'MOUNT OLYMPUS'.
Greenfrog opened a www page for the group around september 1995, likely the first ever for a c64 group. Ibanez released his tool "Scroll-Writer V1.0" in december.
January 1996 saw the recruitment of american sysop Galactus (GALAXY) from Hardcore and dutch swapper Nuke (who will remain in XL.C.US as his second group), as well as Fresh Prince's return to active duty for the group.
In december of 1997, Crossfire and Germans Goat, Mendrake and L.A. Style all left the group for Fairlight.