Apple II: The Apple II Piracy Lore

The Apple II is likely the first of the home computers to go from merely experiencing software piracy to being a place of pirate "Culture". Groups, alliances and lore begin rising up in the early 1980's, and continue throughout the decade. In the introduction screens of cracked Apple II games, groups list their memberships and declare pride for their work. Pirates jump through different groups, backstab, and generally exhibit the natural competitiveness of young computer users. As the pirates communicate through BBSes, they share messages, jibes, and "rag files" that attempt to decimate other, more inferior (in their opinion) groups.

Collected here are pieces of these legends and battles. It would be in the best interest of all involved to not believe anything said in them, although no doubt grains of truth run through them all. This is as good as it gets.

Description of the Textfile
alienmind.txt 3982
Announcement of the Release of Alien Mind by The Talisman (Rob) of First Class (April 18, 1988)
applemaf.txt 22452
The Apple Mafia Story, as Told to Red Ghost
blacknight_necro.txt 3465
The Necromancer and Blacknight chat on The Double Bogus
bye.mnlghtng 42586
The Blue Adept logs into The Moonlighting BBS's Last Day Online (May 12, 1989)
ctc_msg.txt 536
Announcement of Membership in the CtC by The Dee Jay (July 26, 1988)
curse_history.txt 14519
The History of The Curse BBS by The Incognito (1988)
db_log.txt 1137
BBS AD: The Double Bogey BBS
deathstar_death.txt 1596
The Necromancer Announces the End of The Deathstar BBS (January 31, 1990)
deathstar_list.txt 10910
The Deathstar Userlist as of 12/25/89, 35 days before it went down for good (December 25, 1989)
dg_add.txt 3517
Writings about The Digital Gang, from Touch Tone (Apologies, Rags)
digital_gang2.txt 16798
The Digital Gang: Rag File #2 by Lord Sauron of The Bunnymen and TOuch Tone of First Class (1986)
digital_gang3.txt 16203
The Digital Gang Rag File #1 by The Cookie Monster (July 13, 1986)
dm_bad.txt 2178
Some Clarifications about Dungeon Master Bad Cracks by The Mercenary (February 12, 1989)
ds_vas.txt 1683
Some Rip Sessions: The Vassal, from The Deathstar BBS (August, 1989)
dsafter.txt 7237
MESSAGES: Bagging on The Blue Adept, from The Deathstar BBS (June 28, 1989)
dsbadkra.txt 4779
MESSAGES: Ripping on Blue Adept, from The Deathstar BBS (November, 1988)
dsbfist.txt 513
MESSAGES: Brian Fist Returns, from The Deathstar BBS (January, 1989)
dsdungma.txt 1015
MESSAGES: A Blue Adept Wet Dream, from The Deathstar BBS (February, 1989)
dsmailpu.txt 908
MESSAGES: Mail to The Pusher from Blue Adept, from The Deathstar BBS (January, 1989)
dsneurom.txt 7813
MESSAGES: USAlliance releases of Times of Lore & Neuromancer from Deathstar BBS (November, 1988)
dsthebus.txt 624
MESSAGES: Blue Adept Busted, from The Deathstar (August, 1988)
dstruth1.txt 6542
MESSAGES: The Truth About Blue Adept (January, 1989)
dstruth2.txt 2061
MESSAGES: The Truth about USAlliance from The Vassal (June, 1989)
ethereal.txt 6696
Ethereal Exclusive User List (February 1, 1990)
grouprev.txt 4118
A Prosthetic Penises Production File #2: "Group Revue" by The Pusher
groups.txt 11264
First Draft of List of Apple II Pirate Groups (1989)
hstlist.txt 15200
The Complete 9600 BPS Apple II/IIgs List Version 2.04 by Lucky (December, 1988)
last_ninja.txt 650
MESSAGES: Fucking Around at Mind Bender's House from Apple Tree IIgs (December 9, 1988)
ldigital.txt 26372
The Best Laid Plans of Pirates and Phreaks by RBOC Agent 003 (November 23, 1987)
madrag.txt 49267
The Blue Adept Saga on The Midnight Apple Dump (MAD) (1988)
manifest.txt 16660
The Pirate's Manifesto for 1994 (May 22, 1994)
martpt1.txt 12550
The Tales of the Unknown Elite and The Martyr, as told by The Triton of Digital Gang
martpt2.txt 11900
The Tales of the Unknown Elite and The Martyr as told by The Martyr "The Truth)
martray1.txt 38564
The Ray's GS Line Episode: "Bagging on the Martyr" (1987)
martray2.txt 17509
The Ray's GS Line Episode: "Bagging on the Martyr" (1988) (Part 2)
monitor.txt 2948
The Dethstar's 2500 Modem, from The Monitor BBS (1989)
ne1a.txt 5710
The National Enlightener Volume 1: The Elite Commandments from Elite News Weekly
ne2a.txt 8001
The National Enlightener Volume 2: Mega-Elite Interviews
ne2b.txt 3251
The National Enlightener Volume 2b: To Be Elite
ne3a.txt 42037
The National Enlightener Volume 3: Rags of the Elites!
ne3b.txt 43940
The National Enlightener Volume 3b: Rags of the Elites!
ne3c.txt 19524
The National Enlightener Volume 3: Rags of the Elites!
necrobog.txt 454
A Gift from the Necromancer, from The Deathstar BBS (February 10, 1989)
necroc96.txt 1897
The Necromancer Joins Club 96 from The Deathstar (February 15, 1989)
phsaveas.txt 2756
MESSAGES: Blue Adept Trying to Save His Ass from The Pirate's Hold (April 25, 1989)
rbfist.txt 23178
The Ray's GS Episode "Bagging on The Martyr" - Conclusion and Messages (1988)
rcrasher.txt 1868
Ultra Unboot Dox from Sorcerer's Apprentice (January 19, 1988)
rpirates.txt 2286
Some Attacks on Local Pirates
rsamail.txt 3733
MESSAGES: Mail to The Necromancer from Blue Adept from Red-Sector-A BBS (1988)
runkelit.txt 8864
A Collection of Rag Files
sservice.txt 15341
"My Day With The Secret Service" - by Incognito
usaboard.txt 27529
MESSAGES: USAlliance Board on The Curse BBS

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