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by K1n9_Duk3
Tue Oct 15, 2019 22:41
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Mystic Towers 100% help...
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Mystic Towers 100% help...

I've spent a coule of days trying to understand how this game's code works. This is just an educated guess on my part, but based on what I've found out, I would say that the only way get 100% of the secrets in a level/tower is to use the Reveal spell in every room that has a secret in it. But it is ...
by K1n9_Duk3
Fri Sep 27, 2019 23:35
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Improving Netkeen
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Improving Netkeen

I think the KeenWiki has the latest download link (2013-03-26), which should include the game as well as the source code. At least that's what I assume. I have a file of the same name that has the source code, but my connection is so bad right now that I won't even try re-downloading the archive fro...
by K1n9_Duk3
Fri Sep 20, 2019 22:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2245
Views: 404419

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

Yes, the overscan border is something that has become an increasingly rare sight. I think most modern monitors automatically adjust the display size in a way that makes it impossible to see the border without manually adjusting the display. And even then, I think it's only visible if you're using VG...
by K1n9_Duk3
Thu Sep 19, 2019 20:51
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Lifewater Flask in ChargingMoose's first level
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: The Lifewater Flask in ChargingMoose's first level

https://youtu.be/g-d3pAav2yk It takes a lot of tiny adjustments (as well as saving and loading the game countless times) but it is possible. The biggest problem is that Keen's hitbox is 16 pixels wide, same width as a tile, so you would have to get him to a pixel-perfect position to land between the...
by K1n9_Duk3
Sun Sep 08, 2019 21:03
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Sunnylands (K4 levelpack)
Replies: 39
Views: 8340

Re: The Sunnylands (K4 levelpack)

Sooo yeah, I messed up. That's why I had to edit the previous post and add this one as an explanation. I thought the patch I wrote was 1 byte shorter than the original code, but in reality it was 1 byte longer. The fact that I only tested the patch on the world map and the underwater levels didn't h...
by K1n9_Duk3
Sat Sep 07, 2019 22:24
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Sunnylands (K4 levelpack)
Replies: 39
Views: 8340

Re: The Sunnylands (K4 levelpack)

Well, here's one possible solution for Sunnylands. Just add this to the PATCHES.PAT file (before the "%end" command): %patch $904F $FF $36 $A7D6w $0E $A1 $A7EDw $3C $00 $74 21 $3C $11 $74 17 $3C $10 $74 13 $E8 $F637w $EB $0B $90 $90 $90 $90 $90 $90 $90 $90 $E8 $F4E0w $44 $44 And remember: If you fin...
by K1n9_Duk3
Fri Sep 06, 2019 22:44
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Sunnylands (K4 levelpack)
Replies: 39
Views: 8340

Re: The Sunnylands (K4 levelpack)

The only thing I'd point out is that in Dumb Lake, the vertical scrolling is awful. There's a patch out there - I saw it in "Keen 4 Ultimate Edition" - which gets proper underwater scrolling for two levels, at the cost of having awkward scrolling on the world map - I think this is preferable, as th...
by K1n9_Duk3
Sun Sep 01, 2019 23:00
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Buy an official Commander Keen shirt!
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Buy an official Commander Keen shirt!

None that I'm aware of, if you don't count that Keen watch that was bundled with some version of Keen. But I know that Apogee did sell "Wolfenstein 3-D" shirts back in the day, so there's a slight chance that some other Keen merch products existed back then.
by K1n9_Duk3
Mon Aug 26, 2019 21:07
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Planet Cloudius IX
Replies: 61
Views: 7205

Re: Planet Cloudius IX

Megalyth wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:48
Is the music available for download anywhere, or is there a way to extract it from the game files?
Yes.
by K1n9_Duk3
Sat Aug 17, 2019 22:21
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Jill of the Jungle Returns
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Jill of the Jungle Returns

There is a way to make sure the demons can always be killed with a single shot, regardless of the game version. All you need to do is to edit the demon object(s) and set the "statecount" value to 5 for each demon in the level files. (At least that's how it should work when using my jMod level editor.)
by K1n9_Duk3
Sun Jul 21, 2019 20:11
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: keening - sugar search
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Re: keening

This is from a small brochure that Apogee seems to have shipped with the registered version of Keen: Galaxy at some point. You can find the full PDF here as "Keening.pdf", along with other Apogee/3D Realms manuals:
http://legacy.3drealms.com/tech/manuals/

This thread is where the link comes from.
by K1n9_Duk3
Fri Jul 19, 2019 23:04
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Planet Cloudius IX
Replies: 61
Views: 7205

Re: Planet Cloudius IX

In Galaxy it is nearly impossible to do the IP when standing still and poging straight up. You have to do it at an angle. Even when you can do it, you will never get the extra height the IP gives you. Having worked with the original Keen:Galaxy code (or at least the closest approximation available ...
by K1n9_Duk3
Mon Jul 08, 2019 21:25
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure II: HUMANIZED!!! (W.I.P.)
Replies: 143
Views: 59808

Re: Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure II: HUMANIZED!!! (W.I.P.)

In fact, native DOS with a fast Pentium III Processor is much better than DOSBOX! Sometimes, but not always. If you want to play some of the late DOS games like Quake or Duke 3D and such, then a fast Pentium III is probably better/faster than runnung these games in DOSBox. A ton of really early DOS...
by K1n9_Duk3
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:07
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Apogee Hint Sheets....
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Apogee Hint Sheets....

In 2009 Joe Siegler scanned all the hint sheets and manuals and published them on the 3D Realms website. Too bad you can't download them anymore from there. :( Thanks for the info. I downloaded all the scanned manuals back in the day, but I didn't download the hint sheets. Since I knew the old 3D R...
by K1n9_Duk3
Mon Jul 01, 2019 20:20
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Apogee Hint Sheets....
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Apogee Hint Sheets....

The digital copies from GOG.com also seem to come with scanned PDF versions of the hint sheets (pre 1993 games) or manuals (post 1993 games). Some games (like Duke Nukem 1 + 2) also shipped with an "on-disk hint sheet" some time later (the versions of Duke 1+2 that are on the Duke Nukem 3D v1.3D CD ...