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by Hisymak
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:03
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The Origin of the Keen: Vorticons Death Animation
Replies: 10
Views: 6394

Re: The Origin of the Keen: Vorticons Death Animation

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Yo dawg I herd you like Commander Keen references so we put a Commander Keen reference into a Commander Keen reference :rasta
by Hisymak
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:58
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Mods runnable in shareware versions?
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

Re: Mods runnable in shareware versions?

For Vinyl Godess from Mars, I made a mod: http://www.shikadi.net/moddingwiki/Vinyl_Goddess_From_Mars/Mods that is runnable with both shareware and full version of game. I noticed that some of the websites where I can download this game or play it in a web brorser, are even providing full version of ...
by Hisymak
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:09
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 6952

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

However, if the sequel happens, it'll be something completely different in the Unity engine, not a source code mod. I was hoping it would be a source code mod (even more advanced) similar to AR, and it would be played through Dosbox like any classic Commander Keen game. But that's rather off-topic ...
by Hisymak
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:52
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 6952

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

This is really cool! It's a treat to hear new, improved renditions of these themes. I've added this video to the AR soundtrack playlist. Thank you! I hoped you will get pleased. Some of the tracks work better than others, for sure. It seems that switching formats sometimes causes certain instrument...
by Hisymak
Wed Jan 22, 2020 16:58
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 6952

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

I don't think it's worth spending too much time on this unless you want to. If it's easy enough to record all of them, then why not, but otherwise I think it'd be great to hear just the best ones. This is really just for fun. I don't plan on making any attempts to overhaul the actual in-game tracks...
by Hisymak
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:24
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 6952

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

If you do have/make other AR remixes in this style, I'd love to hear them. I could indeed do that, however, be aware, that some of the tracks unfortunately sound worse than the originals, which was the main reason I did not do that. That is mostly caused by different way how IMF utilizes the voices...
by Hisymak
Fri Jan 10, 2020 18:20
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 18
Views: 6952

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

While we're already on Atroxian Realm note, I'd like to post my rendition of "Great Ziggurat" music I made some time ago. Most of instruments are improved, and this is how I imagine the music should originally have sounded like: https://soundcloud.com/hisymak/atroxian-realm-great-ziggurat I can easi...
by Hisymak
Mon Nov 11, 2019 19:59
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)
Replies: 212
Views: 94595

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)

The only way to lower the memory requirements of Atroxian Realm without altering the game itself would be to use some neat code that Lemm came up with. Lemm's code allows the game to draw the sprites and perform the necessary sprite shifts on the fly while drawing the sprites. This can reduce the m...
by Hisymak
Wed Oct 30, 2019 18:26
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)
Replies: 212
Views: 94595

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)

The current checkpoint system in Atroxian Realm makes it extremely difficult to have some of the extra lives disappear after loading a checkpoint. And other players actually like this system and have asked for more extra lives to be placed near the checkpoints so that the player can basically have ...
by Hisymak
Fri May 10, 2019 21:09
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)
Replies: 212
Views: 94595

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.1 Released)

I recently finished this, and I can pretty honestly say, it's the best Commander Keen mod I've ever played! I was specifically the most interested in its soundtrack, and it is really great, well-made and perfectly fits the game. There are some tracks I really like and which I'm replaying just to hea...
by Hisymak
Fri May 10, 2019 21:01
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel
Replies: 8
Views: 5239

Re: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel

I could potentially see exploring this kind of modern/retro fusion style if Voyage to Veota ever becomes a thing. It seems like it's a nice way to modernize the music without losing that old-school Keen style (not to mention not having to deal with the IMF format). I'm wondering how difficult these...
by Hisymak
Wed Feb 27, 2019 13:05
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is 1UP even a valuable item?
Replies: 15
Views: 8372

Is 1UP even a valuable item?

After playing Commander Keen for longer time, I really started feeling that 1UPs are really... pointless items. The whole concept of counting lives, losing live after death and game over when running out of lives becomes useless when you can freely save and load game any time without limitations. Th...
by Hisymak
Tue Feb 05, 2019 20:30
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel
Replies: 8
Views: 5239

Re: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel

I really love some of these, especially the first two (Twilit Jungle and Scattered Ashes). I'm curious about the approach you used to create these. I noticed some of these titles mention "GENMIDI demo." Is there any chance that's some kind of adlib converter, or did the conversions have to be some ...
by Hisymak
Fri Feb 01, 2019 14:09
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Two-button firing problem
Replies: 2
Views: 3540

Re: Two-button firing problem

This looks to be the same problem as already discussed in this topic: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4162#p86123