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by Kayburt
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:45
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Modded Music that goes well with a Commander Keen game
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Modded Music that goes well with a Commander Keen game

Commander Keen has great music, but very little in the way of variety. This is understandable that id Software needed the games to fit on 5.25 floppy disks. Keen 4 had six tracks, Keen 5 had thirteen tracks (not including the unused track) and Keen 6 had nine tracks (including one reused from Keen 4...
by Kayburt
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:29
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 90007

Re: Misconceptions

https://keenwiki.shikadi.net/i/d/d6/Castle_of_the_Grand_Intellect.png Does/did anyone else think that the Grand Intellect's castle looks a lot like a cat sitting upright? I thought that structure was the Mangling Machine itself. A very close look shows that its a tower with a spiralling staircase a...
by Kayburt
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:17
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen 3 in Galaxy style
Replies: 40
Views: 31073

Re: Keen 3 in Galaxy style

Made them in paint. Used a 16x16 grid squares to guide me as I drew and coloured some of the tiles.
by Kayburt
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:55
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Themed Items
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Themed Items

Here are some score pickups based on "Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold": https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/z3v1yy18ny2he0b/CKItems-BStoneTheme.png?dl=1 Beverage: 100 points Candy Bar: 200 points Sandwich: 500 points Food Item: 1000 points Raw Mear: 2000 points Steak: 5000 points Small Bowl of...
by Kayburt
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:29
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Themed Items
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Themed Items

Not exactly. Just experimenting with graphics.
by Kayburt
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:04
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Themed Items
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Themed Items

The score items and extra life pickups probably have something in common other than being junk food among other stuff. The Keen 1 items are based mainly on food items that the ID Software team consumed while they developed the game (not sure about the book and teddy bear though). The Keen 2 and 3 it...
by Kayburt
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:50
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Commander Keen Catalog
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Commander Keen Catalog

Yep, the information was copied from old catalogs. I'm not very familiar with the code used for TXT2COM. If I had some source code from the catalogs to work with, I could probably do it. I'm more familiar with the C# language on windows applications.
by Kayburt
Tue Feb 09, 2021 19:43
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Commander Keen Catalog
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Commander Keen Catalog

You probably remember Commander Keen being advertised in Apogee's on-disk catalogs. Apogee had mainly the blue background catalog with white text like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSVl2LltXFY . Then in the mid-90s they had 16-color catalogs like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbgKl...
by Kayburt
Tue Feb 09, 2021 18:40
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen 3 in Galaxy style
Replies: 40
Views: 31073

Re: Keen 3 in Galaxy style

Haven't posted any stuff in a year. Nothing too exciting, but I think Keen 3 may also look good in 4-color CGA. Cyan-purple isn't the prettiest color scheme, but with the aid of composite video, it may look just as good as EGA. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ro96lk3hbozfdny/Level8CGAEGA.png?dl=1
by Kayburt
Sat Feb 08, 2020 18:24
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen 3 in Galaxy style
Replies: 40
Views: 31073

Re: Keen 3 in Galaxy style

Afraid I don't have the means and skills to make even a demo of the mod. However I can continue to whet your appetite with additional shots. Any skilled modder who is willing to take on the making of the mod, I can provide graphics and sprites as best I can. Feast your eyes on these: https://dl.drop...
by Kayburt
Thu Feb 06, 2020 16:53
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen 3 in Galaxy style
Replies: 40
Views: 31073

Re: Keen 3 in Galaxy style

Three new screenshots, what a treat: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/umnlde9ah26yvfq/Level7Screenshot.png?dl=1 A tower in Level 7. There are two easter eggs in the picture. If you can translate them, you might know what they allude to. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/o9vznov3ttler7d/Level9-2...
by Kayburt
Fri Jan 17, 2020 13:55
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Need art help for big Keen easter egg/tribute
Replies: 277
Views: 107013

Re: Need art help for big Keen easter egg/tribute

Playing as one of the creatures. That's a neat idea. If I had to choose which creature to play as it would be the Treasure Eater. Mind you it would cool to play as a Vorticon, maybe Lieutenant Barker or a Baby Vorticon.
by Kayburt
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:28
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen 3 in Galaxy style
Replies: 40
Views: 31073

Re: Keen 3 in Galaxy style

Two new screenshots that are making the levels take new shape. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/lec4en5be76ggqj/Level10-2Screenshot.png?dl=1 Level 10 again, with grass that hides Keen's feet. Also you see new looking Meeps. Their singing is no better than their new look. https://dl.dropboxusercon...
by Kayburt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:28
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen 3 in Galaxy style
Replies: 40
Views: 31073

Re: Keen 3 in Galaxy style

XkyRauh wrote: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:11 "Call Apogee Cay Aardwolf"? :p
Yep! That's right. Wondered what it would be like in SGA. I supposed Aardwolf might be closely related to Vorticons.
by Kayburt
Fri Aug 16, 2019 20:55
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen 3 in Galaxy style
Replies: 40
Views: 31073

Re: Keen 3 in Galaxy style

Two new screenshots I had time to cook up. So here they are: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ampbijfrk85a0ag/Level9Screenshot.png?dl=1 Ever wondered what happened to the Vorticon Mothership in Episode 3? It never appears after Earth Explodes. Did the Grand Intellect disassemble it and turn parts...