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by keenmaster486
Thu Jun 13, 2019 17:09
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2201
Views: 359079

Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Please enlighten me so I do not have to watch the whole thing
by keenmaster486
Wed Jun 12, 2019 23:36
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot
Replies: 47
Views: 2245

Re: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

"half a hot dog" my arse. Clearly a dick reference; not appropriate for a kids game. This isn't a game, it's just a cartoon drawn with a wonky, incorrect art style, with something resembling a "game" tacked onto it. Seriously, this is something an 8-year-old would come up with if you asked him to ma...
by keenmaster486
Tue May 28, 2019 12:50
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2201
Views: 359079

Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

The “Minecraft enchanting table” is making the rounds on the Internet.

It’s just the SGA.
by keenmaster486
Wed May 08, 2019 15:33
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)
Replies: 196
Views: 62666

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)

I play a lot on real hardware, and I haven't had issues with the conveyor belts on anything from 286 to Pentium III. DOSBox will be about the speed of a 386 on cycles=3000, and maybe a fast Pentium/MMX or Pentium II on cycles=max on an average modern PC. Edit: actually, I'm not sure if I've tried it...
by keenmaster486
Tue Mar 26, 2019 15:39
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch
Replies: 40
Views: 3023

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: 3023

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: 18
Views: 1253

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: 18
Views: 1253

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: 667

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: 667

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: 111106

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: 1270

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: 18
Views: 1253

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: 18
Views: 1253

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: 18
Views: 1253

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...