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by Hisymak
Wed Feb 27, 2019 13:05
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is 1UP even a valuable item?
Replies: 15
Views: 836

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: 7
Views: 578

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: 276

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
by Hisymak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 19:42
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?
Replies: 12
Views: 1443

Re: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?

2) The secret area at the top of Chasm of Chills. I remember the darker shade of blue sky and what seemed like 100 thunderclouds attacking me, but I just looked on the wiki and there's only 2 of them up there... :lol 8. Thundercloud. Unsolid, angry, unstunnable... When I was a kid I felt they were ...
by Hisymak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 18:32
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Your most memorable level or place in Keen?

For me, it is the Cave of the Descendents from Keen4, namely the secret area which contains two 1UPs hidden it it and which cannot be escaped in other way than dying. As a kid, I had really plenty of time to spend playing computer games, and I was always very curious about some special corner cases ...
by Hisymak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 18:06
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel
Replies: 7
Views: 578

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

Ooh, please do! That would be greatly appreciated. :) Thanks mate. Okay. Here you go: http://www.mediafire.com/file/4287usfv3dsvuqc/03.mp3/file Just in case you are interested in more music, you can check out my Youtube channel as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/hisymak/videos Here I uploaded ev...
by Hisymak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:07
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel
Replies: 7
Views: 578

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

Hey, this is pretty sweet, dude. Thanks! I'm especially liking the Peer Gynt one - In the Hall of the Mountain King is one of my favorite pieces. It'd make a pretty good ringtone; if I ever feel like fussing about with new ringtones may I use that? Yes. I also have full version of that song so I ca...
by Hisymak
Sun Jan 27, 2019 20:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel

Hey, do you like to hear some Adlib/Sound Blaster/OPL Synth-styled music, like what plays in Commander Keen and many other good games from DOS era? If yes, then let's check out my Soundcloud channel: https://soundcloud.com/hisymak where I uploaded selection of my most favourite MIDIs from various mu...
by Hisymak
Wed Jan 16, 2019 17:31
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is Commander Keen music weak?
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Is Commander Keen music weak?

... Thanks for some technical explanation. I was kind of expecting a response like this, now I know someting more about IMF format as you put some light on all this. Commander Keen is really a superior game, mostly about the gameplay and originality, and good graphics. Now I also understand better,...
by Hisymak
Wed Jan 16, 2019 16:58
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Jill Of The Jungle 4
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: Jill Of The Jungle 4

Well, you can finally check it out here . I'm pretty sure you could come up with a better user interface. Since the tool was written without a GUI toolkit, most of the interface is just something thrown together to get the job done. The biggest problem for you would probably be getting the objects ...
by Hisymak
Mon Jan 14, 2019 18:54
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is Commander Keen music weak?
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Is Commander Keen music weak?

Hi. Even since my earlier gaming times, I always thought, that Commander Keen music was rather inferior/weaker/not that great, compared to music from other games I played that time (speaking only and exclusively about Adlib/OPL-based music). Well, I actually liked Commander Keen music in the sense, ...
by Hisymak
Thu Jan 03, 2019 20:04
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 93
Views: 39872

Re: Misconceptions

the real question is, did anyone here actually see the Perilous Pit as it was intended? Well, after I grew up and learned English, I could actually understand the level name. Then I looked carefully at the graphics, and from then, I saw it really like a hole in the ground. Earlier, when I was a sma...
by Hisymak
Tue Jan 01, 2019 18:40
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Jill Of The Jungle 4
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: Jill Of The Jungle 4

Aah, pretty nice thing! I really think I could have decided better to start implementing Jill of the Jungle level editor back then, rather than Hocus Pocus or VGFM one. For some reason this game seems to be much more popular and tempting to make mods and custom levels for, than those two I mentioned...
by Hisymak
Mon Dec 31, 2018 20:49
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 93
Views: 39872

Re: Misconceptions

My younger brother always thought (while watching me playing) that the pickup sound of the neural stunner item would awaken Robo Reds and possibly other monsters (because of the sound being loud and trumpet-like). He also thought it was not the case in Keen6, where the sound was much softer.