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by keenmaster486
Tue Mar 26, 2019 15:39
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch
Replies: 40
Views: 2162

Re: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch

It'd be great if we could band together and buy the rights to Keen, but that's unlikely to happen.
by keenmaster486
Tue Mar 19, 2019 16:19
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch
Replies: 40
Views: 2162

Re: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch

I've been trying to start development on a new Keen-inspired DOS game for years... :pogo
by keenmaster486
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:44
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pics of Keen on old systems
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

Current PC's are the antithesis of the very reason I enjoy retro systems. I anticipate only nostalgia factor associated with them in the future... kind of like Windows XP machines today.

There's something about, for example, an original IBM PC that transcends mere nostalgia.
by keenmaster486
Sat Mar 16, 2019 18:37
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pics of Keen on old systems
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

Benvolio, may I help you with your dream? In other news, I have discovered that Netkeen will not run on a 286. Just hangs the entire system. Very sad! Beats me whether the 286 has enough power to do netplay though. Next project: Netkeen that runs on an 8088/286 and has a null modem serial connection...
by keenmaster486
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:00
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Women's Day
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Happy Women's Day

What happened? You ok?
by keenmaster486
Thu Mar 14, 2019 18:55
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Women's Day
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Happy Women's Day

Every day should be women's day. If there was a men's day I would stubbornly refuse to celebrate it due to my fragile male ego :helmet
by keenmaster486
Wed Mar 13, 2019 19:42
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen IRC Channel
Replies: 131
Views: 108860

Re: Keen IRC Channel

I am highly in favor of keeping the IRC chat alive. I actually just now headed over to this thread to see if I could connect!

Let’s go to a new network! Freenode?
by keenmaster486
Wed Mar 13, 2019 16:26
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is 1UP even a valuable item?
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Re: Is 1UP even a valuable item?

I'd like to add to this discussion by saying that on the hardware of the time, the levels took so long to load that save-mashing was prohibitive.

(see my thread on the 286 I got for how I know this now)
by keenmaster486
Wed Mar 13, 2019 16:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pics of Keen on old systems
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

Update: I got the sound working. All I needed was the initialization tool. I also got the hard drive working, sort of. It's a 43 MB drive, but there is an area that is bad - so I made an 11 MB partition that goes just up to the bad area, to get around the problem. Man, that drive is slow! The loadin...
by keenmaster486
Tue Mar 12, 2019 19:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pics of Keen on old systems
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

To be honest, the DOSBox emulation is very, very good. I cannot tell the difference unless I am listening on a good amplifier and speakers or good headphones, and even then it's subtle. A lot of the time, people would use clone cards such as the ESS Audiodrive, or various Crystal cards, which would ...
by keenmaster486
Tue Mar 12, 2019 17:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pics of Keen on old systems
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

Hahahahaha, I did not notice the post count. Nice!! Thanks for linking to my old thread. I'm going to update the image links there so they work again. Edit: done. Now the old thread has the original images again. Unfortunately I had to get rid of the other 286 about a year ago, in order to make spac...
by keenmaster486
Mon Mar 11, 2019 21:00
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pics of Keen on old systems
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Pics of Keen on old systems

I thought I made a thread about this before but I cannot find it. So here you go - a thread in which you can post pictures of Commander Keen games, old and new, running natively without DOSBox on retro PCs. Could even be old pictures from back in the day as well as new pictures from the present day....
by keenmaster486
Sun Mar 10, 2019 21:41
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Women's Day
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Happy Women's Day

Touche :lol
by keenmaster486
Fri Mar 08, 2019 15:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Women's Day
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Happy Women's Day

Do I get a day?
by keenmaster486
Tue Feb 05, 2019 20:21
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?

Definitely Crystalus. It took me forever, as a clueless kid, to finally figure out how to beat that level.