Category:Ruud van de Moosdijk
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Introduction

Ruud van de Moosdijk (1974) is a Dutch programmer, graphics designer and composer who has been part of the MSX scene since 1990. He is a former member of BCF (Best Crackers Federation) and is best known for his Arranger music disk series and audio albums. Although not officially affiliated with any other groups Ruud often collaborated with others like Moonsoft and MSX-Engine.

History

BCF

Ruud joined the BCF team after a fellow student brought him in contact with Koert van Mensvoort - the BCF Chief. BCF sold Ruud's first solo demo (Axe SCC demo) before Koert officialy asked Ruud to join the team. His first contribution was creating the Snout Christmas Demo for Disk Station 3. After a couple of years at BCF, a fall-out between Ruud and the other members caused him to turn away from the group right before the release of Disk Station 5.

Solo years

After BCF Ruud collaborated with a lot of different groups and started his own music disk series called Arranger (in 1993). In 1995 Ruud quit the MSX scene to pursue other interests although he remains somewhat active in the community to this day.

Engine Software

In 1995, Ruud co-founded the professional game development studio Engine Software together with other MSX hobbyists Jeroen Schmitz, Falco Dam and Ivo Wubbels.

Arranger Team

Post-retirement, Ruud and several other former MSX-Sceners (including Cas Cremers, Bart Roijmans, Wammes Witkop, Ivo Wubbels, Ernst Schuller and Jeroen Schmitz) made a comeback for the MSX-Reunion in Tilburg which coincided with the release of Arranger 4 (with Manuel Bilderbeek) and Arranger Gold - the first MSX Super Arranged Versions audio album created by a demo group. To this day the "Arranger Team" - a group of MSX music fans - creates new arrangements irregularly.

The following people have contributed to the Arranger Team:

Credits

  • Axe (BCF, SCC Demo)
  • Arranger #1 (Zodiac, coding, graphics and music)
  • Arranger #2 (Zodiac, coding, graphics and music)
  • Arranger #3 (Zodiac, coding, graphics and music)
  • Arranger #4 (Zodiac, coding, graphics and music)
  • Arranger Gold (Zodiac, art and music)
  • Arranger Platinum (Zodiac, art and music)
  • D.A.S.S. (MSX-Engine, level graphics, enemy graphics and animation, level design)
  • Disk Station 3 (BCF, Snout Christmas Demo and Moments In Love)
  • Disk Station 4 (BCF, Spy Demo and The Eagle)
  • Disk Station 5 (BCF, Info section reviews)
  • Dragondisk #7 (MSX Engine, Art Gallery coding, graphics and text)
  • Dragondisk #8 (MSX Engine, Art Gallery coding, graphics and text)
  • Dragondisk #9 (MSX Engine, Art Gallery coding, graphics and text)
  • Dragondisk #11 (MSX Engine, Art Gallery coding, graphics and text)
  • MoonBlaster (MoonSoft, testing, some minor design)
  • MoonBlaster Music Disk #1 (MoonSoft, music and MoonSoft "Big M" logo)
  • MoonSounds (Sunrise, coding, graphics and music)
  • NoiseDisk (Compjoetania, music)
  • Pixess (Compjoetania, art, character animation, enemy animation, level design)
  • Revolution (TNI, music)
  • Dutch Moonsound Veterans (music)

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