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by Gagster
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:56
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Just some feedback & thoughts from one user
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: Just some feedback & thoughts from one user

I have & can now complete Keen 4-6 without saving once in CGenius. I have also played CGenius with a friend in multiplayer, in Keen 4 with him being inexperienced with older platforming games such as the Commander Keen series. Here are some of my newer found personal experience with those games that...
by Gagster
Thu Dec 03, 2020 23:43
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Just some feedback & thoughts from one user
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: Just some feedback & thoughts from one user

Good points / analysis regarding the checkpoints by door Quillax; some levels like the last level of Keen 6 have all the gem doors stacked by the very end of the level which could be a huge flaw in this case. In a scenario with a supposed checkpoint by opening locked doors setting, maybe levels such...
by Gagster
Mon Aug 10, 2020 15:06
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

Re: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)

Thanks, glad you like the Tilesets.

I never thought about the Keen games having a Looney Tunes vibe (I watched those cartoons in my childhood on Cartoon Network), but I suppose a richer color palette can enhance the cartoony vibes in the Tilesets :)
by Gagster
Tue Aug 04, 2020 20:40
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

Re: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)

For the users here wanting to see a big compilation of how the Keen 4-6 tilemap updates look compared to the original graphics, here are some before & after pictures: Commander Keen 4 https://i.imgur.com/1HWidUp.png https://i.imgur.com/M0gFHdK.png https://i.imgur.com/tdFtqvO.png https://i.imgur.com/...
by Gagster
Tue Jul 28, 2020 14:54
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

Re: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)

Sorry to keep you waiting, I've done a bit experimenting with the blue skies now. https://i.imgur.com/ycvOjjd.png I haven't applied dithering to the skies, but I instead used a few more blue colors just to see how it looks. I haven't as of yet done anything more with the turquoise colors on the floo...
by Gagster
Sun Jul 19, 2020 17:57
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

Re: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)

Thanks for feedback, I couldn't put my finger on what was wrong here. I'll try to change the sky up, maybe the same way as I did with some of the world map in Keen 5 (blend the dithering with an online tool to make it a smooth 32bit blue gradient, then import it in Aseprite and then make Aseprite re...
by Gagster
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:23
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

Re: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)

I have now done major updates to my Keen 6 tilemaps, now with an improved color palette. Fixed most of the remaining dithering, including world map (some improvements there as well). The red ground texture has its original brightness now, as I now have added more red colors in my palette to compensa...
by Gagster
Mon Jul 13, 2020 23:15
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

Re: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)

I learned something new regarding the VGA color palette (at lest news for me), which gives me an opportunity to remove the last of the dithering in Keen 6 once I modify the standard VGA palette I'm currently using in Aseprite: http://www.shikadi.net/moddingwiki/VGA_Palette I was naive and thought th...
by Gagster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 22:01
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Having issues extracting the bitmaps from Keen 4 Ultimate
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: Having issues extracting the bitmaps from Keen 4 Ultimate

Thanks; that actually worked. The file structure for the extracted files are a bit different from what ModKeen produces, but this tool sure has some nice features. I can play and have some fun with this tool as well. I agree that it could be easier is CGenius had the ability to extract the graphics ...
by Gagster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:46
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Having issues extracting the bitmaps from Keen 4 Ultimate
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Having issues extracting the bitmaps from Keen 4 Ultimate

I have more recently extracted the bitmaps from Keen 1-6 (I redid the graphics in Keen 4-6 for Commander Genius in a MS-DOS VGA 256 color palette as seen here ), but I'm now having issues trying to extract the bitmaps from the mod Keen 4 Ultimate, using ModKeen in DOSBox . I had no issues extracting...
by Gagster
Thu Jul 09, 2020 16:53
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

Re: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify each original tile for each game

Just a small work-in-progress update regarding the ship world map in Keen 5 https://i.imgur.com/HWNFPz5.png The small cylinders on both sides may look a bit off compared to the rest of the ship that uses dithering, but overall the process of making the whole ship world map in 256 VGA recoloring is m...